Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Review of Enfin by James Won - French Technique with an Asian Sensibility

A local chef who trained with Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, was part of Pierre Gagnaire's rue Balzac opening team, worked with Alain Ducasse at his original three-starred Parisian restaurant in the Sofitel Le Parc, and also worked as a stagiaire at Pierre Herme during his stint in the City of Lights.  Expectations raised enough yet?

Chef James Won of Enfin

Monday, 18 January 2016

Review of *** Auberge de l'Ill, Illhaeusern, Alsace - The Black Diamond in a Time Capsule

A post by guest writer Kenneth Tiong.

Classic old-school cuisine was what I wanted to experience on a recent Christmas trip to Alsace and the Black Forest, and for that, I went to the Auberge de l'Ill, the second-longest holder of three Michelin stars anywhere in the world (since 1967, losing out to the venerable Paul Bocuse by a mere year).   

In the bleak of winter, the Auberge sits on the banks of the River Ill

Monday, 11 January 2016

Review of Isadora Chai's Bistro à Table, PJ - Great Service, Shame about the Food

Before Christmas, I found myself back in KL, the land of fat policemen and overpriced wine, and once again in the company of my comrade-at-cutlery, renowned KL straight-talker and food blogger Brian Mack.  Our target that night was Bistro à Table in Petaling Jaya, the home of outspoken celebrity chef Isadora Chai.

Saturday, 19 December 2015

Michelin Guide Singapore - An Epic Fail Right From The Start

There's a fat white guy who's been causing a stir in Singapore in recent weeks.  However, it isn't Santa Claus.  Rather, it is Bibendum, the rubbery twin of the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man, the big bloke with a literal spare tyre around his waist, feared universally by chefs and restaurateurs under his nom de guerre, the Michelin Man.