Journal

21st December, 2011

Hiiragiya Ryokan, Kyoto

Hiiragiya Ryokan, Kyoto

Once the capital of Japan for a thousand years, the pristine beauty of Kyoto is truly a sight to behold with its immaculate shrines and temples, its narrow streets lined with low-lying traditional Japanese houses and inns. Apart from its cultural and historical dominance in ancient Japan, Kyoto is also the birthplace of Kaiseki, the […]

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10th December, 2011

Kojyu, Tokyo

Kojyu, Tokyo

It’s always hard going to a well known restaurant the day after you’ve had an exceptional meal as the expectations are high. The first was Creations de Narisawa, a 2 star Michelin in Tokyo, with Kojyu, a 3 star in Tokyo the night after. Would this change my experience from European Michelin restaurants where 2 […]

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29th November, 2011

Wasabi – Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi

Wasabi – Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi

Long haul flights are never a pleasant thing regardless of how much leg room you’ve got or how much alcohol you’ve consumed. But there’s nothing like being greeted by dear friends at the airport who have their priorities dead on target – before the hugs and squeals the proclamation, “we brought champagne” set the weary […]

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17th June, 2011

Nobu – Berkeley St.

Nobu – Berkeley St.

I hate rain, but I do like big umbrellas. Mainly beacause with big umbrellas, not only are you cozily dry on all sides, but you’re also protected from being poked in the eye by other people with big umbrellas. But I’d swap a big umbrella for a vintage umbrella. If you’re wondering what a vintage […]

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