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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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