Tokyo: L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon

This is the sixth post on my eating adventures to Tokyo. All other posts can be found here

This was probably one of the easiest reservations for me to make, simply because it had an online reservation system in English. I had been meaning to have a taste of the genius that Joël Robuchon is for a very long time. However, the restaurant in Singapore is really expensive. Hence, when I found out how affordable the lunch menu at Joël Robuchon Tokyo was, I jumped at the opportunity. It was also a plus that the Tokyo restaurant has been awarded two michelin stars. Continue reading

Tokyo: Butagumi

This is the fifth post on my eating adventures to Tokyo. All other posts can be found here

Originally, I had planned to visit Maisen for my tonkatsu fix in Tokyo. I had planned to get there once it opened (11am), which would minimize any wait time and make it easier for me to navigate any language barriers. Continue reading

Tokyo: Kogetsu 湖月

This is the fourth post in my recent visit to Tokyo. All other posts can be found here

The recent trip to Tokyo was quite a last minute decision. Everything did not really become confirmed till about one month prior to our departure. Usually, this would have been fine. However, when it came down to picking places to eat, I knew that this would make reservations at certain restaurants a little difficult to get. Recall: my previous visit to Fujiya 1935 in Osaka required a two month advanced booking. Continue reading

Tokyo: Kyubey

Despite having been to Japan (Osaka, Kyoto) earlier this year, I decided to join J on her work trip to Tokyo since the dates coincided with the end of my exams and it seemed fitting to take a holiday then. As it turned out, many of other classmates had also made plans to visit Tokyo and we had made plans to meet up and I was also going to catch up with up with a friend who had been living in Tokyo for a while.

Of course, one of the first things I thought about was what to eat. Sushi came naturally to mind, the question was where. After some research and thought, I decided to make a booking at Kyubey. Many blogs had written about it being foreigner friendly and it had pretty reasonable prices (in my opinion) for lunch.  Continue reading

Tap Craft Beer Bar

While surfing the internet once afternoon (and yes, while I was supposed to be studying), I chanced upon review on Tap, a new craft bar situated at Capital Piazza. The building, just happens to be located near my school, within 5 minutes walking distance actually. Tap self describes itself as a bar which offers at least 20 types of craft beer, mostly from the USA. I was quite intrigued by the ability to try tasting portions of beer, instead of having to get the minimum quota of a pint. Continue reading

Nassim Hill Bakery & Bistro

Nassim Hill Bakery & Bistro always gives me the feel of an expat vibe. It’s address screams white, chic, posh. Located at the far end of Orchard, most people wouldn’t venture there unless you drove, took a cab, or were willing to take the 15 minute trek from the MRT. Yes, to Singaporeans, walking for 15 minutes is a pretty long time. Ironically, when I met up with L and G for brunch last weekend, we each took different kinds of transport there. I walked from the train station and by the time I got to the cafe, I was ready for a very very cold drink.  Continue reading

An ode to Myanmar food

Myanmar is still one of those unknown countries which we’ve read so much about but in truth, we really know nothing about that country. For many years, the country had been closed to most of the world but in recent years, the economy has been improving and the tourist industry, booming. I got the chance to visit the country last year and spent 9 pretty awesome days travelling around the cities of Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan and Inle. Continue reading