JAAN

JAAN has always been a bucket list restaurant for me. Located on the 70th floor of the Swisshotel in Singapore, the restaurant is known as the birth place of many great chefs of Singapore, most notably being Andre Chiang of 2 Michelin starred Restaurant Andre and Julien Royer of 2 Michelin starred Odette. Additionally, the…

The Pot Luck Club

Luke Dale-Roberts’ name has become synonymous with the fine dining scene of South Africa. He is probably most well known for his tasting menu restaurant, The Test Kitchen, which ranked 28th in the 2016th edition of The World 50 Bests. With only 4 days in Cape Town, I made it my mission to visit the…

Sushi Hung

It is difficult to get good sushi outside of Japan, especially in a country like Vietnam. However, that is changing fast. Large influxes of Japanese investment into the manufacturing facilities in Vietnam has brought with it a massive immigration boom of Japanese and their culture. Japanese food, once considered something you can rarely find without…

Pineapple and Pearls

It is good to be back. My first experience at Pineapple and Pearls was a phenomenal one. The meal was a spotless show of perfectly crafted and whimsical dishes. The service was warm and friendly, carrying out Chef Silverman’s philosophy.  Never had a restaurant resonated with me so much on a personal level. My second…

Marea

Marea is a bucket list restaurant for me. I have always been a fan of Chef Michael White’s pasta and after multiple visits to Osteria Morini, I was finally given the chance to have dinner at Morini’s sister restaurant, Marea. Marea, unlike many other Italian restaurants, specializes in the coastal cuisine of Italy, primarily seafood….

Osteria Morini

Living in DC has its problems. Being far away from New York, I can only occasionally taste the creations of Chef Michael White. I miss the casual vibe and the impeccable pasta that Morini has to offer. It was safe to say that I was ecstatic when I heard that Osteria Morini has a branch…

Gramercy Tavern [1]

Gramercy Tavern has a rich legacy. Its empowering exposed wooden beams and cherry-blossom filled pavilion sets the stage for a transcendent experience. It is famed for its attention to detail, but more importantly, its ability to provide a progressive, haute American cuisine that is showcased in its affordable seasonal tasting menus. The first course was…

Pineapple and Pearls

A perfect restaurant is very hard to come by. When Michelin released its DC guide, only 3 restaurants received the 2 stars accolade, Pineapple and Pearls being one of them. The meal at Pineapple and Pearl is unique in its owner’s ideal. Chef Aaron Silverman champions the philosophy of progressive fine dining, focusing more on…

The Modern

It is good to be back. I know that I would be landing in New York City on my birthday. With a little forward planning, I was able to secure a table at one of New York’s best restaurant. This was not my first time. I had lunch at The Modern only a few months…

Osteria Morini

Nothing beats Italian foods on a cold rainy day. This was not my first time to Morini. I have been here plenty of times and it is, by far, one of my favorite Italian restaurants in the city. Having landed in New York after spending a month abroad, I know that I crave something that…

The Modern

My decision to come to The Modern was purely coincidental. A surprise 24 hours in New York City gave me a chance to explore the culinary capital of America. Browsing through Opentable, I happened to stumble upon an open lunch reservation at The Modern. Without a shred of hesitation, I jumped at it. Danny Meyer’s…

Babbo Ristorante Enoteca

I’ve always wanted to try out what Mario Batali has to offer. Back when I was young, I would always see Batali battled it out on Iron Chef. For a while, it was super difficult to get a reservation at For a while, it was super difficult to get a reservation at his flagship restaurant,…