Takeda's dishes convey a high level of complexity, yet each ingredient compliments each other, decking out a scrumptious array of flavours. Designed with a smooth consistency and creative twists, most dishes on the menu deserve all the WOWs and possibly more.
"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.
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.
The city of Shanghai has an early history of nurturing western-style bistros predominantly run by local foreigners. But recent years have seen them become a stage for young Chinese returnees, who have sniffed the huge potential of China’s food and beverage market.
As these fine dining chefs are willing to challenge themselves against top-notch Chinese ingredients with their refined skills and talent, we might as well open our mind and show appreciation so that new looks of Western food can shine through in this foreign land.
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.
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.