Shanghai, China: Bo Shanghai

Chef Alvin Leung is no stranger to thinking outside the box. His innovative technique and unconventional flavor combination is what made him an overnight success. Having gained 3 Michelin stars in Hong Kong with Bo Innovation, it was only natural that he extended his repertoire into a city that is booming in the F&B scene,…

Osaka, Japan: Fujiya 1935

Fujiya 1935, as the name implies, had its humble beginnings back in 1935 as a simple udon restaurant. It had changed concepts through the years. Fast forward to present time, this place now serves Japanese kaiseki with a modern approach. Upon entry, we were greeted in a quiet zen-like room, where the host served us…

Osaka, Japan: Columbia 8

Japanese curry has it’s own distinct flavor profile different from those of SE Asia and India. It does not contain coconut milk, and it tends to be sweeter and less spicy. So when we stumbled across a Michelin recommended curry shop, we had to see how they stood out from the rest. Like most restaurants…

Osaka, Japan: Taian

When we envision a Michelin 3 star restaurant, we typically think of an impressive venue dressed in a million dollar design concept, along with a personal server at your side awaiting to fulfill your every dining request. But Taian was far from this grandiosity. The décor at this restaurant was not worth the megabyte of…

Osaka, Japan: La Cime

La Cime, headed by Chef Yusuke Takada, is the latest entry into Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants. In fact, it won the “Highest New Entry Award” for 2018. Chef Takada began his culinary studies in Japan. Afterward, he spent years in France, sharpening his skills. The menu is a modern representation of traditional Japanese kaiseki. His…

Amalfi, Italy: Da Gemma

After being in Amalfi for three days, we were beginning to crave for something other than pasta and pizza. But seeing how this is a small seaside town, our choices were either Italian, or Italian. Don’t get me wrong, the food here was amazing. But our taste buds were yearning for something different. Regardless of…

Menton, France: Mirazur

It seems nowadays, many of the best restaurants in the world are located in small towns or countryside that no one can locate on the map. Such is the case for Mirazur. Hidden in a tiny seaside town called Menton, in the French Riviera, this beautiful restaurant sits on the edge of the France-Italy border….