The Omakase at Tojo’s Restaurant

For my final night in Vancouver I wanted a nice sushi dinner with one of the most famous chefs in town, so I made a reservation at Tojo’s Restaurant. The internationally recognized restaurant serves unique and modern dishes using the finest seasonal and local ingredients around the Pacific Northwest. I requested a seat at the…

Oysters and Fried Plaice at Restaurant Gabriel

I had a nice Michelin-starred Swedish dinner during my first night in Gothenburg, Sweden. The next day I was excited to check out a small seafood restaurant located inside the Feskekörka fish market. The indoor fish and shellfish market has all kinds of seafood delicacies, and at one end of the market you’ll spot a…

A Modern Kaiseki at n/naka

For my first night in Los Angeles, I made sure to make a reservation (three months in advance) at n/naka. The upscale Japanese restaurant features a modern kaiseki experience prepared by chef Niki Nakayama who was featured on episode four of the first season of Netflix’s Chef’s Table. Born and raised in Los Angeles, chef…

An Exquisite Omakase at Kurosaki

Away from the hustle and bustle of Shibuya tucked away on a quiet residential street is a Michelin-starred sushi restaurant where traditional Tokyo-style sushi is served by a young highly-skilled up-and-coming chef. Welcome to Kurosaki. Now getting a reservation at any top restaurant in Japan is no easy task, especially for foreigners and especially when…

A Fugu Dinner at Zuboraya

I’m all about trying new and adventurous foods, so there was no way I was leaving Osaka without going to a fugu restaurant like Zuboraya. Fugu, also known as a pufferfish or blowfish, is a Japanese delicacy that can potentially be fatal if it’s not prepared properly. The fish is poisonous due to tetrodotoxin, a…

Incredible Eats: Hen of the Wood

After a nice afternoon enjoying some beer, cider, and a winery, it was time for dinner. I made a reservation at Hen of the Wood a few weeks prior to arriving in Burlington. The intimate restaurant features local seasonal fare and craft cocktails. I arrived a bit earlier than my reservation time to see if…

Classic Eats: Bangkok Garden

Some restaurants have been around a long time. These classic restaurants were one of the first in the area serving a particular cuisine and continue to serve tasty food today. One of those places is Bangkok Garden in Hackensack, New Jersey. We decided to stop by for lunch one afternoon. It’s probably been about 20…

Pandan Asian Cuisine

It was my aunt’s birthday and we celebrated at Pandan Asian Cuisine in Bloomfield. It was my first time and I was looking forward to some good Filipino food. In addition to Filipino cuisine and desserts, they also serve Thai and Chinese dishes. The menu was set and the food started coming out. We started…