Tag Archives: Hong Kong

RAMEN | 麺屋 一燈 (Menya-Itto)

Building one of the most successful ventures spinning out from the Taishoken (大勝軒) stable, himself a direct student of Tomita-san (富田 治) of Chuka-soba Tomita (中華蕎麦 とみ田)’s fame, Sakamoto-san (坂本幸彦) has been dominating the ramen scene in Japan for quite … Continue reading

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The 2017 孤独のグルメ (Lonely Gourmet) Awards

Last but not least …. The 2017 孤独のグルメ (Lonely Gourmet) Awards: (all Japanese restaurants in Hong Kong, picked by price-quality ratio) Best Omakase: Sushi Sase Hanare (6th year in a row) Best Sushi Lunch: Okura (New) Best Kaiseki: Gensui Best … Continue reading

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SUSHI | 今田洋輔 in 香港 (Yosuke Imada of Kyubey)

Guess not that often one can get the old man out to serve even at the honten, let alone a piece of uni sushi directly from his hand at one’s table, it was indeed a once in a blue moon … Continue reading

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RAMEN | 麺酒場 蒜 BILL

So the first permanent store that offers Kitakata style ramen (喜多方ラーメン) has arrived, and surprise surprise, it is also on the now world famous Tang Lung ‘Ramen’ St. yet inside the V Point complex. Said to be the recipe from … Continue reading

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TEMPURA | 天海 (Tenkai)

It was a bit like picking up mispriced stocks on a slow day taking advantage of short term supply and demand imbalance. Got lucky and read their Facebook message around noon saying that they are opened today and figured that … Continue reading

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KAPPO | 賛否両論 (Sanpi Ryoron)

Went straight to try out this proclaimed to be ‘extremely difficult to book’ joint from Japan on its first pre-opening day in town, got lucky over a cold call to secure one of the limited counter seats (only) in the … Continue reading

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SUSHI | 大蔵 (Okura)

A long overdue write up on Chef Lum’s (formerly at Naha-Taikoo Shing) lunch sushi offerings. Have always find him a rare breed in town being a local chef and yet sticking truly to the seasonality of goodies on offer, with … Continue reading

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