THE WORLD’S BEST

Ren and I both love street food, but we do enjoy the occasional fine dining experience. We especially enjoy tasting menus because it showcases the chef’s creativity and personality. Here are some of the best restaurants and degustation meals we’ve experienced on our travels.

Locavore: Creating Modern Cuisine with Local Produce in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Locavore: Creating Modern Cuisine with Local Produce in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Locavore is a modern European-Indonesian restaurant located in Ubud, Bali. As its name suggests, they're all about using local products. About 95% of their ingredients are sourced from within the country, from the Balinese Kintamani coffee and hand-crafted sea salt to the pickled seaweed from Lombok to the beef short ribs from Malang, Java.
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Toyo Eatery: The Most Inventive Filipino Restaurant in Manila?

Toyo Eatery: The Most Inventive Filipino Restaurant in Manila?

Nationalistic in his cooking approach, Chef Navarra is known for his playful and inventive takes on classic Filipino dishes like lugaw (rice porridge), relyenong pusit (stuffed squid), and pork bbq. His presentation may be contemporary but the dishes themselves – and ingredients used – are staunchly Filipino.
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Dine at Candlenut in Singapore, the Only Michelin-Starred Peranakan Restaurant in the World!

Dine at Candlenut in Singapore, the Only Michelin-Starred Peranakan Restaurant in the World!

Presented over three courses — starters, mains, and dessert — Chef Malcolm Lee aims to give diners the experience of going to Grandma's house and being served a thoughtful sequence of lovingly cooked food. It's an interesting concept we thought, and one that says a lot about Peranakan culture.
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