Tag: Overseas


1921 Gucci Café – 1st Gucci Italian Restaurant In The World, At Shanghai iAPM Mall

I took a double-take when I saw a Gucci Café at iAPM Mall. Since when the Italian luxury fashion had, or needed a café around? This is different. This is Shanghai. A city where brands matter, and the new-rich have reached another level of sophistication. Gucci’s first restaurant is called 1921 Gucci Café, located 3 stories above the brand’s Shanghai boutique and offers a full-service menu. There is direct access from the lift up from within the store. “1921” pays tribute to the year of the label’s foundation. The luxury brand operates two cafés in Florence and in......

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Mr & Mrs Bund - Modern French Eatery By Chef Paul Pairet, With An Incredible Shanghai View

Mr & Mrs Bund – Modern French Eatery By Chef Paul Pairet, With An Incredible Shanghai View

The very first restaurant from China to enter the The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, is Mr & Mrs Bund 外滩夫妇 from Shanghai. I know. (Click PLAY for highlights of Mr & Mrs Bund 外滩夫妇, Shanghai) Not a Chinese restaurant, but a “modern French eatery” by Chef Paul Pairet,...

June 13, 2017
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Saryo Tsujiri 茶寮都路里 - For The Matcha Lovers In Tokyo. Note: NOT The Same As The Other "Tsujiri"

Saryo Tsujiri 茶寮都路里 – For The Matcha Lovers In Tokyo. Note: NOT The Same As The Other “Tsujiri”

Matcha lovers from Singapore to Tokyo and Kyoto may get confused between the different “Tsujiri”s around. Just for your information, the Tsujiri chain store that we see in Singapore, Hong Kong, Taipei, Bangkok, Malaysia, Melbourne, is NOT the same as the famous Gion Tsujiri found in Kyoto and...

May 29, 2017
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Taimeiken Tokyo - Soft, Fluffy Omurice. Oddly Satisfying When You Cut Through The Egg

Taimeiken Tokyo – Soft, Fluffy Omurice. Oddly Satisfying When You Cut Through The Egg

I must admit there was something about the slicing of the wobbly Japanese Omurice at Taimeiken that was oddly satisfying. Taimeikan is established in 1931, known to be a pioneering Western style Japanese restaurant that specialises in Yoshoku cuisine. Yoshuku cuisine gained popularity in Japan after 1868 when...

April 26, 2017
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10 Must Eats At Shinjuku Tokyo 新宿 -  Afforable Michelin Meals, Handmade Soba To ¥350 Gyudon (

10 Must Eats At Shinjuku Tokyo 新宿 – Afforable Michelin Meals, Handmade Soba To ¥350 Gyudon (<$5)

Shinjuku 新宿 must be one of my favourite wards in Tokyo. While it is a business district, it is also home to considerable dining, entertainment and shopping options. Shinjuku Station also happens to be the world’s busiest railway station, handling more than 2 million passengers. I liked the...

April 23, 2017
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Tsunahachi 天ぷら新宿つな八 - Historical Tempura Restaurant In The Heart Of Shinjuku Tokyo

Tsunahachi 天ぷら新宿つな八 – Historical Tempura Restaurant In The Heart Of Shinjuku Tokyo

Within the busy urban jungle of Shinjuku 新宿, you find quite a couple of food treasures with historical value. Tempura restaurant Tsunahachi 天ぷら新宿つな八 which was founded by Kyuzo Shimura in 1923, has remain highly popular among most locals and tourists. (Click PLAY for video highlights of Tsunahachi.) At...

April 15, 2017
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