[Hong Kong] Ta Vie*

A little background:  Ta Vie 旅 means ‘your life’ in French and ‘journey’ in Japanese.  Chef Sato Hideaki, who has worked at Ryu Gin for three years, wishes to bring customers on a tasty journey through his special menu with French and Japanese fusion dishes that allows the ingredients to shine, accentuating their purity and original flavors…

[Hong Kong] Le Rêve

A little background:  Le Rêve combines the art of French cooking with specially selected fresh ingredients from Japan, to present their guests with an unprecedented experience in fusion fine dining. Head Chef, Ryogo Ozawa, is a rising Japanese talent who honed his skills as poissonnier at three-Michelin-starred L’Assiette Champenoise in Reims. At Le Rêve, he demonstrates…

[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] URA Japanese Delicacy

My visit:  Headed over to URA for dinner since my foodie partner in crime has been bugging me about it for a while.  She had already studied the menu beforehand so I decided to let her choose our dishes for the night as I sat back, relaxed and waited to be fed! We started off with the katsuura sea…

[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…

[Tokyo] Florilege フロリレージュ*

A little background:  “Florilège” means a collection of beautiful poems like flowers.  Florilege reopened in a new location and they opened with a desire to make customers happy through the experience of their meals. Chef Hiroyasu Kawate hopes that his food will leave his guests with some new insight. There are 11 thoughts into each dish. Chef Kawate and his team delivers…

[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] 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…