[SG] Chatterbox @ Mandarin Oriental Orchard

Taystar ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4/5 This place is widely known to serve one of the best Hainan chicken rice in town. I’m not a real big fan of chicken rice largely because most of the time I can still smell the raw chicken-meat smell (maybe because I haven’t been to the best places). At Chatterbox, I ordered…

[SG] Tonkatsu by Ma Masion @ Mandarin Gallery Orchard

Taystar ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4/5 Wow…. It was a jaw dropping experience @ Tonkatsu by Ma Maison. I had the Momoiro Pork. Cutting to the chase, this tonkatsu amplified the stark difference between crispiness and juiciness/tenerness and combined the two and came up with a unique culinary experience. Well fried outer coating was amazingly crispy and the…

Da Go Restaurant @ Darmawangsa Panglima Polim Raya

Taystar ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3/5 Visited the place during their soft opening – Cash only at the time of writing but comes with 30-50% discount!!! Caveat is that they only serve only thee menus. We had two out of three dishes available. In a nutshell, Da Go’s Samgyetang 삼계탕 was a mediocre menu. Largely expected and nothing…

Asia Restaurant @ Ritz Carlton Mega Kuningan

Taystar ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3/5 It was better-than-expected breakfast buffet. Dishes were well displayed with rich taste to most of them. I would rate highly their 1) omelette, 2) roasted chicken, 3) mashed potato and 4) meatball soup noodle (mie bakso). One caveat would be the disorganized service.

Nan Xiang (Steamed Bun Restaurant) @ Sultan Hotel

Taystar ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4/5 No doubt one of the best dim sum spot in Jakarta. Especially, our family’s favorites were xiao long bao and pangsit udang mayonnaise. Fried rice was also a pleasant surprise.

[Product] Uh U-don 어우동 by Go Rae Sa Uh Mook 고래사어묵

Taystar ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5/5 This is my first product posting and I am so excited to share a product that made my jaw drop with one tasting. This is Uh U-don 어우동 produced by a private fish cake shop called Go Rae Sa Uh Mook 고래사어묵 in Busan 부산. My wife happened to visit this place…

Soto Madura @ Roxy

Taystar ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4/5 It took us 15 minutes to come to the place, sit down, eat and leave the place. The serving was extraordinarily fast with only one product offering – Soto Madura. We didn’t even have to order. 10 seconds after we sat down, food was automatically served. This was one-of-a-kind soto with multiple…

[KR] Cheiljemyunso 제일제면소 @ COEX Mall

Taystar ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3/5 I remember when Cheiljemyunso 제일제면소 was first introduced to the market, years ago. People had to wait long to even secure a seat. Now it seems like the hype has cooled down; however, quality of the noodles and the richness of the soup still remains.

[KR] Gol Mok Jib 골목집 @ Gwanghwamun 광화문

Taystar ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3/5 I sensed a force that suggested that this place was somewhat different. This place is a corner kimchi jjigae 김치찌개 shop located at the back alley of the skyscraper town in Gwanghwamun 광화문. While the place looks like a matchbox, the taste of its kimchi jjigae 김치찌개 was wide and deep. The…

[KR] Dong Kyung 동경 @ Gwangwhamun 광화문

Taystar ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3/5 An extremely plain mediocre pork cutlet place at Gwangwhamun 광화문. Quality was absent however, I enjoyed meeting the kind and generous old couple running the shop 🙂