Dynasty Paradise signature Xiao Long Bao

Paradise Dynasty eight colours of Xiao Long Bao

For many weeks I evaded Causeway Bay but in the end I was persuaded to try Xiao Long Bao at Paradise Dynasty. It took me surprisingly long especially because Causeway Bay was only 15 minutes from my place in Sai Ying Pun. So what took me so long to try Paradise Dynasty’s signature dish? Dynasty’s […]

Blanco interior

Blanco 13-course dinner

I don’t know what happened at Christmas but my mind went Blanco. Seriously, why would anyone sensible finish a 13-course dinner? Well, I did. Blanco is not your typical local Balinese eatery. It has only eight seats and two time slots per evening. Blanco offered three options; 7, 9, and 13 courses. Not that we […]

Tsukiji Fish Market

Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo

I could tell you how awesome and amazing the Tsukiji Fish Market is but in all honestly I was an itsy bitsy underwhelmed by the experience. Despite getting up at 5am we miscalculated the travel time from our hotel to the market so we missed the morning tuna trade. That was really unfortunate because that seemed to have been the […]

recovering from the Ryokan dinner

The Hakone aftermath

Akinori Matsuki, our Hakone ryokan executive chef, had designed an eight-course evening menu that fitted exactly, from top to bottom, on an A4 sheet. I hear you thinking. Eight bite-size Japanese snacks, is that all? I heard a gentle knock. Not really sure where the sound came from I stumbled to the front door. An […]