Lush sushi lunch at Pan Chai, Harrods

There’s something about eating at Japanese sushi bars that’s quite like no other. It’s comparable to having the best seats in a theatre, with your sushi chef taking centre stage. Each slice of fish, each gentle stroke of the knife, each brush of soy commands such respect and attention. And the…

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Yashin Sushi: without soy sauce (but if you want to…)

Yashin Sushi is a beautiful sushi bar in Kensington. The space is bright and the sushi counter is possibly one of the most beautiful Japanese bars I’ve seen in London. Three prominent sushi chefs head the Yashin Group of restaurants. Former Nobu superstar Yasuhiro Mineno is the executive chef. He…

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Wasabi Tei (Far East Plaza): where you’ll find good sashimi at the right place

I ended up having quite an adventure looking for good sushi in Singapore. It all started with a craving when a friend posted mouth-watering photos of chirashi on Instagram. She mentioned it was from a stall in Far East Plaza, a shopping centre with independent boutiques and beauty salons catering to the…

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Tomi Sushi (Novena): where every visit is safe and reliable

My relationship with Plaid Boy was never the best-foot-forward type (I thought he was a cheater, he thought I was less than puritanical) because we started as really good friends. Perhaps the lack of physical proximity (him in NYC, me in LDN) made us more brazen and comfortable enough to share…

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Tatsuya (Goodwood Park Hotel): where premium sashimi comes with a premium price

I must’ve missed Japanese food so much because it was all I ever really wanted to eat on my recent Singapore trip. When my friend T asked what I wanted for our lunch date, I automatically answered sashimi. She suggested we meet at Tatsuya in Goodwood Park Hotel. (Photo credit)…

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