[Hong Kong] Frantzén’s Kitchen

A little background: Frantzén’s Kitchen is a new restaurant experience from Björn Frantzén.  It is a modern Nordic restaurant serving medium-sized dishes with Asian influences, all set in a casual and relaxed Scandinavian environment.  You can choose to sit at the kitchen counter for the full experience or at a table in the dining room. Over recent…

[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] 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…

[Seoul] Jungsik

A little background:  Jungsik offers a modern and unique understanding of contemporary Korean cuisine – innovative chef Yim has christened it as New Korean. The name for the restaurant, Jungsik, was a play on words. In the Korean language Jung Sik is a formal dinner and it is also the name of the chef.  Restaurant Jungsik…

[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…

[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] Carbone

A little background:  Carbone Hong Kong is a New York-Italian restaurant that pays homage to the essence of the great Italian restaurants of mid-20th century in New York, where delicious, exceptionally well-prepared food was served in settings that were simultaneously elegant, comfortable and unpretentious. The food nods to that same history, but takes culinary cues…

[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] 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…