These Japanese-style rusks are crisp, mildly sweet and savoury snacks brushed with butter and a touch of sugar then topped with grated cheese (I use coconut sugar and Gruyere). They are ridiculously easy to […]
Easy Japanese minced beef curry
One of my favourite things in the world to eat is Japanese curry. I know some curry aficionados turn up their noses at Japanese curry. Such food snobs are quick to comment, and usually rather […]
Any long-time reader knows that I’m slightly obsessed with pork and pork dishes. One of the first “restaurant” dishes that I fell in love with as a child is tonkatsu, and it’s eggy variant katsudon. […]
A very special Hokkaido menu at The Naked Finn
The other night, at The Naked Finn, I had one of the best dinners I’ve ever had here in Singapore. And I want to tell all of you all about it. The problem with doing […]
Revisiting Den and the brilliant Chef Zaiyu Hasegawa
Earlier this year, I started to plan how to best celebrate my fifteenth wedding anniversary. I knew that, for my wife and I at least, the ideal celebration would be built around a mini-vacation and […]
My all-time favourite restaurant in Kyoto: Gyu Ho
My all-time favourite restaurant in Kyoto is a tiny, offbeat, rustic place in the northern suburbs of the city called Gyu Ho, which roughly translates as, “cow paradise”. My wife and I first visited Gyu […]
My first negative post ever: An infuriating meal at Tempura Matsu in Kyoto
It’s been a long time since I’ve left a restaurant angry. Not just disappointed or let down but actually really pissed off. But tonight, I am. My wife and I visited a restaurant tonight that […]
My deconstructed Hokkaido butter ramen
I have to admit that I almost always include a sous-vide egg dish on my menus when hosting dinners these days. I just love the soft richness of a slow-cooked soft-boiled egg and love pairing […]
My family absolutely adores all Japanese food. At age five, my son’s all-time favourite meal is cold soba noodles with a side of sashimi. He could eat this just about any day, in rather startling quantities. I really enjoy soba too, but have recently begun an affair with udon. Even my son would shift his allegiance once in a while. All thanks to Tamoya Udon.
It’s been a while since I’ve been to Tokyo/Japan, so I was super thrilled and honoured when my friend E invited me to his wedding to the gorgeous H, held last weekend. It took place in the beautiful gardens of Happo-en, and I happily jumped on a plane last weekend to spend a couple of days in the land of sushi, uni, and more uni.