Quay (Sydney)

Quay (Sydney)

Sydney - Quay Restaurant (4)

I miss Sydney, in more ways than one. There’s a certain je ne sais quoi about the city and I love every bit of her.

Of course, having been cooped all the way in the West (of Australia) does make you envy every bit that the East Coast has to offer. I’ll like to think that that’s the same for every country (San Francisco and New York, and to a much, much smaller extent, Jurong and Changi)

By many accounts, Quay is THE restaurant to visit and Executive Chef Peter Gilmore is one of the most highly awarded and respected chefs in Sydney. Awards include Chef of the Year in The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide 2012, 3 hat & 3 star rating in The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide & Australian Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide respectively and to top it off, Quay was voted Number 26 on the coveted S.Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurant’s list in 2011.

So, is Quay worth all the accolades?

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Yung Kee Restaurant, Central (Hong Kong)

Yung Kee Restaurant, Central (Hong Kong)

“The goose that lost its star” was how a friend of mine called it. Well, star or no star, I’m pleased to report that the Roasted Goose at Yung Kee in Hong Kong is as good as I remember it to be – 10 months ago! It’s good to know that some things just, never change.

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Sky on 57

Sky on 57

Christmas came and went, then New Year’s arrived with a bang. Before we realize it, Chinese New Year is just on the horizon. To all my readers and friends celebrating the festivities, here’s wishing all of us a bountiful new year ahead!

I was invited to the press luncheon of the launch of the Lunar New Year Luncheon Menu at Sky on 57 last Monday however as I was in Hong Kong over the weekend, I was not able to attend. From what I see on the blog posts of some of the bloggers who attended the luncheon, it was quite the event with Kagoshima Governor Yuichiro Ito gracing the luncheon. Chef Justin Quek and his restaurant, Sky on 57, was accorded a Certification of Recommendation from the governor himself. The Certificate of Recommendation is an affirmation that the dining establishment is serving up worthy ingredients from Kagoshima.

However, all was not lost, for I tried the Lunar New Year Luncheon menu last Friday. Of course, it was good that work ended early and that Marina Bay Sands was a mere 5 minute taxi ride away.

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