Posts Tagged ‘japanese’

Chef Yoshihiro Narisawa lights up his unassuming restaurant with dishes resembling carefully curated art pieces. If you don’t go to Les Créations de Narisawa with a child-like imagination, you have denied yourself most of the fun. Like the children in The Chronicles of Narnia who traveled through a wardrobe to a magical land – as… READ MORE

06.03.2013

298 Nikuya Kitchen – Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

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Price
Three Dollars
Rating
Four Forks

I toss and turn pondering if I should write this post or not. Ok, I exaggerated but selfishly I was hoping to never mention this restaurant to anyone because it’s such a tiny place and the meats – well you will find out soon enough. I finally make my way to a “new” Yakiniku (grill… READ MORE

05.09.2013

Ramen Champion Part II: We Crown a Champion – Hong Kong

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Price
Two Dollars
Rating
Three Forks

Part II of finding the best ramen stall at Ramen Champion continues… This time we visit Jyoshoken, Muso and Tokyo Ninja. (See our reviews of the other ramen shops at Ramen Champion here) Jyoshoken is a Tsukemen style ramen shop. What is Tsukemen you ask? Well Tsukemen means dipping noodles. Unlike traditional ramen, Tsukemen is… READ MORE

04.02.2013

Ramen Champion Part I – Hong Kong

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Three Dollars

There seems to be a flux of ramen shops popping up in every corner of Hong Kong. Is Ramen Champion a gimmick or is the ramen a worthy trip? Ramen Champion is a cluster of ramen shops in one convenient location. Once you step inside you are given what resembles a hotel key card, it… READ MORE

11.19.2012

Butao Ramen – Hong Kong

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Price
Two Dollars
Rating
Four Forks

There still seems to be a Ramen craze in Hong Kong, and why not!? These delcious bowls of soup, noodles and meat are a great way to fill your growling stomach on a budget. Recruited from Japan, award winning Ramen Master Ikuta Satoshi one should expect amazing ramen. Was it? Find out more after the… READ MORE

10.31.2012

J-Dog – Hong Kong

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Two Dollars
Rating
Three Forks

I was in the mood for a snack and what better way to fill my hunger pains than with a hotdog with all the trimmings. J-Dog is a Japanese style hot dog establishment with concoctions ranging from crab roe and cucumbers to seaweed and onions. But is this place worth the trek? Find out after… READ MORE

08.27.2012

Rasupermen Restaurant at Hysan Place – Hong Kong

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Price
Three Dollars
Rating
Three Forks

We visited Mist, a Michelin-starred Ramen restaurant a while back. As we wanted to try their Ramen again we found out they have closed. We were shocked to hear this as Mist served delicious Ramen! When we called Mist we were told they have recently opened a new restaurant called Rasupermen. Our initial thought was… READ MORE

08.20.2012

Takashi Restaurant – New York City

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Price
Five Dollars
Rating
Four Forks

Takashi restaurant located in the West Village is a different take on the usual yakiniku fare. They consider themselves a Korean style Japanese Barbecue. The menu is fully committed to serving the customer the best possible cuts of the entire cow. The prime cuts of meat coming from local American farms with hybridizing “Washugyu Cows”:… READ MORE

06.29.2012

Hidden Kitchen, Yoshoku Styled Japanese Food in Hong Kong

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Three Dollars
Rating
Four Forks

Finally a Yoshoku styled Japanese restaurant in Hong Kong! Hidden Kitchen is a casual spot just opened in the heart of Causeway Bay. The all Japanese team consists of 1 chef and 2 waiters. Although they prefer to speak Japanese, English is never a problem. The restaurant is small and the tables do get filled… READ MORE

06.01.2012

The Bird is the Word: Yardbird – Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

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Price
Four Dollars
Rating
Four Forks

Yardbird is a relatively new and very popular Yakitori place in Hong Kong. It was started by Matt Abergel, a former executive chef at Zuma, who also cooked at Masa. When you think of Yakitori you tend to think of a place with a Japanese-esque name right? So at first I was skeptical if Yardbird… READ MORE