Din Tai Fung , Taiwan / Hong Kong *

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World-renowned ‘Xiao Long Bao’ (steamed soup dumplings) specialist , originating from Taiwan. Shot to fame when New York Times named it one of ‘top 10 restaurants in the world’ in 1993. Today, this main branch is on every ‘must visit’ attraction for tourists in Taipei – yes, not just a restaurant, but an attraction in … Continue reading

World Gourmet Summit (pt. 2 : line-up)

After scouting around on backgrounds and for recommendations of chefs visiting the World Gourmet Summit 2011, Singapore, we have finally completed our program to visit from a long but , frankly, lackluster list of michelin and non-michelin chefs : 1) Bruno Menard of L’Osier***, Japan This would be our second dinner by Chef Bruno. Our … Continue reading

Kunio , Singapore

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Kunio by Kunio Tokuoka, Chef-Owner of Kaiseki Temple – Arayashima Kitcho – a restaurant  you’d actually need biggie or VIP to introduce in order to get it. This is his first venture out of Japan at the Resort World Sentosa. There are also many branches of Kitcho in tokyo and other cities but the relationship … Continue reading

Kae Kee & Mak’s Noodles , Hong Kong

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Everytime we visit Hong Kong, there are 2 ‘fun dining’ places we would visit: 1) KAU KEE beef brisket noodle. Wikipedia : (九記牛腩) is a noodle shop with over ninety years of history on Gough Street in Hong Kong. Kau Kee is noted for creating beef brisket noodles in clear soup[citation needed]. Famous patrons include … Continue reading

L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon**, Hong Kong (2nd visit , Oct’09)

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L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, Hong Kong Landmark , Hong Kong. 2nd visit in October 2009. (4 months after the first visit – yes, we were that impressed!) 2 Star Michelin 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 2009 Miele Guide – Best Restaurant in Asia San Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurant : #72 (although the french branch stormed … Continue reading

Jordi Roca , El Celler de Can Roca ***

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Back in 2009, we visited Hong Kong in order to taste the cooking of Jordi Roca from El Celler de Can Roca. At that time, it wasn’t as well-known as it is now. Besides, this wasn’t the ‘master’ aka the Big brother cooking. Jordi is the youngest of the 3 brothers and the head pastry … Continue reading

Caprice *** , Hong Kong

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3 Star Michelin French Restaurant at the Four Seasons, Hong Kong. San Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurant 2011 : #76 Interestingly, there were only 2 3-star michelin restaurants (back in 2009 , now there’s a third) in Hong Kong – Caprice and Lung King Heen,  and they are both located ON THE SAME FLOOR! Wow, … Continue reading

San Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants

This is the day the , supoosedly, world’s best restaurants are awarded. To understand this award, we all need to know that the people who vote for the restaurants do NOT even need to have eaten there in the past year (regulation is 18 months but no proof is needed). In that ‘sense’ , our … Continue reading

World Gourmet Summit 2011 (Singapore)

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Planning on the annual visit to the biggest culinaray event in the region , the World Gourmet Summit 2011, Singapore. Organized by Peter Knipp , a former chef himself, Sfreelife has visited the event for the past 3 years, tasted big-name chefs like Regis Marcon, Sergi Arola, Michel Rostang, Klaus Erfort. This year, personally, the … Continue reading

Guy Martin , Le Grand Véfour**

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Guy Martin , Le Grand Véfour** (formerly 3 stars) Guest Chef @ Le Normandie , Mandarin Oriental Bangkok. Having earned 3 stars michelin at Le Grand Vefour, Guy Martin was appointed Consultant Chef of Le Normandie. Not long after the meal, Guy Martin was removed of the post, a decision we highly approve of ; … Continue reading

Antoine Westermann , Le Buerehiesel ***

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Antoine Westermann , ex-3 star michelin chef from France Le Buerehiesel *** Guest Chef @ Epicurean Masters @ Sirocco,  Le Bua ( 2007) This was one of the most expensive meals we’ve ever had – a ripoff by any standards. Le Bua’s overtly-ambitious event of having 6 3-stars chef at one event and charging almost … Continue reading

Anne Feolde, Enoteca Pinchiorri*** , Italy (1st visit)

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Annie Feolde , 1st  3 Star Michelin Lady Chef from Italy Enoteca Pinchiorri *** Guest Chef @ Epicurean Masters @ Sirocco,  Le Bua ( 2007)

Santi Santamaria , Can Fabes *** (2nd visit)

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3 Michelin Star Guest Chef , the late Santi Santamaria Lunch @ Le Normandie, Mandarin Oriental Bangkok ( June, 2007) Santi Santamaria  in fact owned 7 michelin star : 3 stars for CAN FABES (in Sant Celoni , an hour from Barcelona) 2 stars for SantCeloni (in Madrid) 1 star for Tierra (in Toledo) 1 … Continue reading

Romain Fornell , Caelis **

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2 Star Michelin Guest Chef @ the World Gourmet Festival , Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok Romain Fornell, of Caelis ** (Barcelona) , is the first French chef to earn Michelin star in Spain! Featuring the Signature The Yoghurt – Foie Gras with Dried Fruit Muesli

Santi Santamaria , Can Fabes *** (1st visit)

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3 Michelin Star Guest Chef , the late Santi Santamaria Dinner @ Le Normandie, Mandarin Oriental Bangkok ( June, 2007) Santi Santamaria  in fact owned 7 michelin star : 3 stars for CAN FABES (in Sant Celoni , an hour from Barcelona) 2 stars for SantCeloni (in Madrid) 1 star for Tierra (in Toledo) 1 … Continue reading

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