During my most recent trip to Japan over the Christmas holiday, my friends and I decided to do a quick day trip to Osaka from Kyoto on Christmas day. Knowing Osaka as the food capital of Japan, we didn’t bother planning where to eat and just let spontaneity take its course.
So many exciting new dining options have been emerging in Toronto’s food scene in the past few years and one of the most recent additions is Assembly Chef’s Hall located in downtown Toronto. Its concept resembles that of New York’s Chelsea Market or the Canal Street Market, where various food vendors set up in a food court-like fashion.
Among the various vendors in Assembly Chef’s Hall, some places can be hit or miss. Tachi, the first stand-up sushi restaurant in Canada, was definitely a grand slam in my book.
One thing I love about travelling in Tokyo is that you never know what you will stumble upon. Outside of the touristy areas, I love exploring the different neighbourhoods within this city. On my most recent trip to Tokyo over the Christmas holiday, my friends and I came across this contemporary Japanese style restaurant located in the basement of a building in the Daikayama neighbourhood.
So I have been debating keep this little gem to myself for a while, but it is just too good to not share it. Dandylion is a low key and quaint restaurant featuring a seasonal menu that is small yet delicious and creative. Continue reading
It’s no doubt that the cocktail scene in Asia has been on the rise in recent years. While visiting Taiwan in May 2017, my local friend brought me to what has become one of my favorite bars, the Club Boys Saloon, located in the heart of Taipei. Continue reading
Located in the Upper East Side neighborhood of New York City, Tanoshi is a cozy, home kitchen-style sushi bar with a casual atmosphere and most unusually, allows you to bring your own booze. Continue reading
In recent years, fine dining trends have excelled in many Asian countries. One of the restaurants I have been dying to visit is RAW in Taipei, opened by the famed Chef Andre Chiang (with Chef Alain Huang and Chef Zor Tan), who himself is also a native of Taiwan.