[Hong Kong] A Side / B Side

A little background:  Eating and sourcing seasonally, the list of things A Side / B Side cooks change continually.  However, throughout the year, they put emphasis on their organically grown vegetables.  They also have an evolving list of organic and natural wines, both young and old, as well as craft beers and a few other funky…

[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…

[Toronto] Zen Japanese Restaurant

A little background:  Zen Japanese Restaurant is aiming for the preservation of the traditional culture of Japanese cuisine, which gives the best impression of the cuisine to the guests while being loved by them. Owner and Chef, Kashiwabara San, proudly being Japanese, believes strongly that running a Japanese business requires having an understanding of the fundamentals of…

[Hong Kong] Ronin

A little background: Ronin is a Japanese inspired dining bar with a focus on fish and seafood and a curated selection of Japanese Whisky, sake, shochu, beer, wine and unique cocktails. The Ronin food menu varies day-to-day depending on the selection of fresh market products available. They offer a chef’s tasting menu as well as an…

[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…

[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] 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] 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…