DeAille and Simon have been unbelievably good at lending sophistication and complexity to their creations since their Bo Shanghai period. Their dishes are highly complex in the variety of ingredients and the way they handle them, not loved by all but something falls within Michelin criteria.
Chinese cuisine taking on Western looks or Western food hits Chinese flavours? Although globally inspired dishes and flavour shave been influencing the industry for several years, consumers today still can’t get enough of these options on restaurant menus.
Grounded in a thorough understanding of Chaozhou cuisine, Du Jianqing dives deep into the cuisine of his hometown to explore innovation possibilities."We don't necessarily use the fish from our hometown, because we’ve always laid our eyes on better options. Together with Chaoshan techniques in cooking, we strive to present a perfect whole," said Du Jianqing.
It is said that "GEM GARDEN" is the most beautiful Chinese restaurant in Shenzhen.
Meticulous in Everything
Chaozhou cuisine has over a thousand years of history and milestones in the culinary world. At the end of the corridor in GEM GARDEN you can see a famous saying by Qing Dynasty writer Yuan Mei that has been written by calligrapher Liu Yan Hu: " Meticulous in everything, especially food." This saying is said to appropriately portray the people of Chaoshan.
GEM GARDEN aims to inherit a historical heritage of tastes and flavors that reflect its environment and the spirit of Chaozhou, its people and cuisine among this evolution. GEM GARDEN takes an ingredient first approach, with emphasis on seafood, vegetables and fruits. A vast array of seafood is directly collected from Chaoshan wharf. These fresh ingredients are then combined with traditional and delicate cooking techniques such as marinating, poaching, steaming, braising, as well as stir-frying, and then finished off with the appropriate seasoning that enhances the natural flavors of the ingredients.
For Mr. Ma, the founder of the GEM GARDEN Restaurant, Chaozhou cuisine follows a minimalist approach and style, with the principle that less is more. He loves traditional flavors and wanted to have a place where he could eat classic hometown dishes, so naturally opened a Chaozhou restaurant.
In The Name of Father
I asked Tom, the second-generational owner of GEM GARDEN Restaurant, where the name " GEM GARDEN(Chinese Name: Zhen Ting) " came from.
He told me: "In 2012, we registered the company name of the first restaurant with "Zhi Ting (Japanese name: Shokutei)", which is my grandfather's name. He died when my father was 7 years old, so it is used to commemorate him. "I already felt very touched when I heard this. The low-key founder, Mr Ma was such a gentleman.
"At the time, Japanese restaurants were thought to need a more oriental style, therefore “Zhi...
I love Chengdu. I often hear comments that Chengdu may be the next Michelin city. If it’s true, then this city truly fits the bill. Every time I visit, I don’t want to leave. Chengdu is a city full of energy, charm and style.
The brand name Naera is Icelandic and its original meaning is to nourish, nurture, and give nutrients. Treat every guest here with the most kind and beautiful arrangement. They believe that people's body and mind need to be cared for like flowers.
Visiting Bo Shanghai for the second time, I can say the dishes have now been adjusted to better suit the local palate. Chefs have worked hard to gradually approach what they aspire to deliver. Many of their innovative recipes are just mind-blowing, making Bo Shanghai’s creative menu one of the best in Shanghai.
Michelin has revealed on November 16th the new 2021 edition of the MICHELIN Guide Beijing. In total, 30 establishments have been selected, including 2 Three-Star restaurants: Xin Rong Ji (Xinyuan South Road) and King’s Joy (promoted from Two Stars to Three Stars), 2 Two-Stars: Shanghai Cuisine and Jingji(new to the list) and 26 One-Stars, in which 7 establishments get their first One Star.
King's Joy Chef Gary Yin, world's youngest 3 Michelin-starred chef in 2020@legengaryin INS
King's Joy Classic Dishes @legengaryin INS
This year’s Service Award goes to Ms. Liu Shiling from Xin Rong Ji (Xinyuannan Road) as a supervisor and the Young Chef Award goes to Julien Cadiou, the French chef of restaurant Jing.
It is worth mentioning that after other countries like France, the MICHELIN Guide unveiled a brand new distinction for the first time in Beijing, China: the MICHELIN Green Star. King’s Joy is the first restaurant in Beijing to be awarded a MICHELIN Green Star by the MICHELIN Guide. King's Joy chef Gary Yin is the world's youngest 3 Michelin-starred chef in 2020.
A total of 17 Bib Gourmand restaurants and 51 MICHELIN Plates were unveiled simultaneously.
The 2021 selection of the MICHELIN Guide Beijing at a glance:
*New to the list restaurant
Three MICHELIN Stars（2）
Xin Rong Ji (Xinyuan South Road)
（promoted from 2 stars to 3 stars）King's Joy
Two MICHELIN Stars（2）
One MICHELIN Star（26）
Cai Yi Xuan
Cui Hua Lou
Da Dong (Dongsi 10th Alley)
Family Li Imperial Cuisine (Xicheng)
Fu Chun Ju
Il Ristorante - Niko Romito
In Love (Gongti East Road)
Jing Yaa Tang
Lao Ji Tang
Lei Garden (Jinbao Tower)
Poetry‧Wine (Dongsanhuan Middle Road)
Sheng Yong Xing (Chaoyang)
The Beijing Kitchen
Xin Rong Ji (Jianguomenwai Street)
Xin Rong Ji (Jinrong Street)
*Poetry‧Wine (Chaoyanggongyuan Road)
*The Tasty House
Photo Credit: Michelin Beijing launch site/ restaurants official
It has been the third year that TastyTrip held TastyTrip Gastronomic Forum at Modern Sky LAB Shanghai.A big gathering of chefs, owners, medias lead to the discussion about the future development and culinary trends in F&B world.
“2020 TastyTrip Gastronomic Forum” is held on 26th, October by TastyTrip. The forum invites many famous chefs in Aisa, gourmets and restaurant operators to inspire and share their experiences, discussing how to “Think Globally, Eat Locally”.
The 2021 Shanghai Michelin Guide was officially announced today on October 21. There were a total of 43 entrants which consists of 3 Michelin star Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet, ten 2 Michelin star (2 newcomers), and thirty-two 1 Michelin star (4 newcomers) restaurants that complete the list.