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Welcome to Kushiro! The Town of Mist, Katte-Don and Quietness!

When Brian and I thought up this trip’s itinerary to Japan, we wanted to go a little off the regular cities to visit. Hence, with the benefit of a 2 week long Japan Rail Pass (unlimited Bullet Train and JR travels), we ventured towards Hokkaido’s far eastern shores – stumbling unto the misty port town of Kushiro. As the Japan […]

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GourmetEstorie Special: A Gastronomic Adventure to Japan!

Hello Everyone! Starting this week, discover the splendours of Japan as I make a 20 day trip around Hokkaido and travelling down via Shinkansen towards Tokyo! Japan is known by many Singaporeans as a Gourmet’s Paradise, and I hope to document my journey as I visit the various cities. Be with me on my […]

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Be Set Adrift With Modern Asian Lunch Delights from Chef David Myers at Marina Bay Sands

Be set Adrift with Chef David Myers’ take on Modern Asian cuisine at the Marina Bay Sands. Adrift aims to present a myriad of flavours that are inspired by Chef Myers’ travels throughout the world. It carries a menu that is refreshing and novel, underpinned with a distinct Japanese culinary influence that pepper every other dish. As a “colourful food culture mashup” that features flavours from both the East and the West, Adrift sets to take you on a wanderlust journey that is familiar and yet surprising.  […]

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Enjoying my return visit to Syun @ Resorts World Sentosa!

My initial visit to Syun at the Resorts World Sentosa in the beginning of the year left me with a very memorable impression. Chef Hal Yamashita’s culinary style with quality and fresh ingredients that is both clean tasting and flavourful was a good draw for me to make a return trip with my mum. This time round, in addition to Chef’s specialty of Uni with Kuroge Wagyu Beef Roll topped with Caviar,  I also ordered the Wagyu Beef Sukiyaki with Sea Urchin – one dish that I’ve heard frequently about. My experience? Another memorable visit that leaves me wanting to savour more of Chef’s cuisine. […]

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Be Seduced And Take A Break With The $138++ Omakase From Ikyu Japanese Restaurant!

After taking a break with a very satisfying Omakase lunch at Ikyu Japanese Restaurant, I was certainly keen to get started writing this article and sharing the delights of the meal with everyone. The 11-course Omakase meal features a glimpse of Executive Chef Takuma Seki’s (formerly Chef de Cuisine at Marina Bay Sands’ Hide Yamamoto Japanese Restaurant) ingenuity on bridging quality ingredients at reasonable prices. With traditional delights like Chutoro, Uni, Miyazaki Wagyu Grade A4 appearing on my menu, I was certainly pleased by the range of ingredients harmonised together for a unique experience that is certainly different from the regular. And with this course appearing for an attractive price of $138++, I am definitely seduced for a return visit.  […]

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Celebrate Mother’s Day with Crystal Jade!

As a mum’s love and dedication is infinite and deep, one way to show your gratitude for that special lady in your life is to have a meal and spend some quality time together. For those who wish to pamper mum even further and bring her out for a meal, home-grown restaurant Crystal Jade is set to impress. From 2nd to 10th May this year, Crystal Jade will serve an array of set menus and unique dishes that is made with that dedication in mind. And as a special gesture for the first 500 DBS & POSB cardmember reservations (made online or through the phone), Crystal Jade will surprise your mum with an exquisite complimentary dessert of Bird’s Nest in a Jade Ice Bowl. Meticulously crafted, each bowl is made to resemble the precious jade which signifies a mother’s beauty and nobility. Symbolically, this artful creation thanks them for their selfless contributions. So for this celebration to come, it would be good to make it just that little more special. […]

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Gourmet Restaurant Kuvo Celebrates With Unlimited Charcuterie, Cheese & Wine Till 31st May!

Multi-concept gourmet dining establishment Kuvo will offer all guests every Friday and Saturday from 9pm – midnight a Charcuterie, Cheese and Wine Unlimited promotion. Priced at $78++, this special selection targets those looking for a place to have that cozy, relaxed atmosphere to chat the night away. Indulge in the Deluxe Charcuterie & Cheese Platter which features Pork Salami and Prosciutto Ham; Taleggio Cheese and Blue de Bresse; Dried fruits and apricot marmalade; together with some toasted walnut and table wafers. Pair the nibbles with a range of wines such as the Antica Fratta Brut, J.Hofsttater Pinot Bianco, Markowisch Pinot Noir, Pierre Jean Merlot and the Arlequin GSM. Refill anything from this menu at your leisure and be set for a happy night away.


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