[Hong Kong] Wagyu Takumi**

A little background: Awarded 2 stars in Michelin Guide Hong Kong and Macau 2014-16, Wagyu Takumi blends the finest French culinary traditions with Japanese ingredients and sensibility to create a unique cuisine that is rarely found elsewhere in Hong Kong. Chef Konishi admired the refinement of French cuisine and has previously worked in two-Michelin-starred L’ATELIER…

[Hong Kong] Jinjuu

A little background: Jinjuu, meaning ‘pearl’, is founded by celebrity chef Judy Joo. Located in the iconic, newly built California Tower, Jinjuu seamlessly merges traditional and contemporary styles of cuisine and design, aims to give the guests an unique Korean dining experience. My visit:  Despite all the bad reviews, I still wanted to check out Jinjuu…

[Hong Kong] Belon

A little background:  Belon is helmed by Chef James Henry who headed up the much-adored Bones in Paris before it closed its doors in Aug 2015.  Belon will be reminiscent of the dynamic food scene found in Paris’ 11th arrondissement. Well-executed basics made from scratch form the foundation of the menu, which showcases French-rooted yet locally-influenced cooking created with the…

[Hong Kong] Vasco Fine Dining

A little background:  Vasco’s culinary heritage is rooted in Basque Country, nestled on the border of France and Spain.  Led by Chef Paolo Casagrande from two-Michelin-starred Lasarte Restaurant in Barcelona, the culinary team was trained by legendary Basque Chef Martin Berasetegui, seeking to bring gastronomy to new heights in this stunning restaurant. My visit: I had…

[Hong Kong] Akrame*

Restaurant Akrame, which has been awarded with one Michelin star, is one of my favorite restaurants in Hong Kong.  I’ve had only good experiences here and they manage to continuously astound my palette every time.  One thing I adore about Chef Akrame Benallal is the way he uses ingredients you never imagined putting together and making it work…

[Hong Kong] Sushi Tokami

A little background:  The original Sushi Tokami in Japan was established in Ginza Tokyo in 2013. The restaurant immediately earned its Michelin star status in 2014. And in 2016, it continued to be recommended by the Michelin Guide as one of the best sushi restaurants.  Sushi Tokami takes advantage of the freshest and finest ingredients…

[Hong Kong] L’atelier de Joel Robuchon***

A little background:  Awarded three Michelin stars by the MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong and Macau for the fifth consecutive year. L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon opened its doors in Hong Kong in 2006, based on a new concept which Joël Robuchon created in Tokyo in 2003. The décor of the L’Atelier restaurant series is contemporary chic…

[Hong Kong] Yardbird

A little background:  Yardbird is a modern izakaya-style restaurant that specializes in yakitori (skewered, grilled chicken).  The many different parts of a chicken, including the heart, liver, oyster, neck, etc. are grilled over traditional binchotan charcoal.  Their menu also features dishes that incorporate fresh, seasonal ingredients and an array of carefully selected sake, shochu, beer, wine and Japanese Whisky My visits:  Yardbird is another one of the…

[Hong Kong] On Dining Kitchen & Lounge*

A little background:  ON is a creation of Philippe Orrico following the launch of his first solo venture, Upper Modern Bistro, in 2013.  The menu is inspired by the fresh ingredients and vibrant flavors of southern Europe and the Mediterranean.  It features comforting dishes that are simple and well executed plated in front of guests…

[Hong Kong] Pan De Pain Pancakes & Sweets

A little background:  Genuine Japanese style pancakes handcrafted to the perfection with premium ingredients sourced from Japan and over the world. Pan de Pain pancakes are freshly made with premium flour and 3.6milk from Japan that boasted a distinct smoothness and fluffiness with a sweet smell of vanilla. On top of our signature pancakes that…

[Hong Kong] VEA Restaurant and Lounge

A little background:  VEA stands for “Vicky et Antonio”, and can also mean “being different”.  Perched on the top floor of The Wellington, VEA is a restaurant helmed by Chef Vicky Cheng, to offer you a stunning 8-course seasonal tasting menu that is essentially “Young Modern French” with an Asian influence. The bar seating opens…

[Hong Kong] Lung King Heen 龍景軒 ***

A little background:  Lung King Heen which translate to “View of the Dragon” is located in the Four Seasons Hotel.  It is a Forbes five-star and Michelin three-star Chinese restaurant led by Executive Chef Chan Yan Tak. As the first Chinese chef to receive three Michelin stars, Chef Chan is the master behind the intricately designed…