All posts tagged: Michelin star

Michelin-starred Shanghai Garden

Mr. Diplomat and I, together with other distinguished guests at the book launch, were invited to have dinner at Shanghai Garden, a high-end restaurant of the Maxim’s group. As we later found out, this restaurant was awarded 1 Michelin star in 2009. Location From Central Station Exit J2, go right along Chater Road and left at Murray Road, where you will see Hutchinson House. The restaurant is located at the ground floor and the 1st floor. There is also a walkway that goes from Admiralty Station to this building. Queue We didn’t have to wait as reservations were made early on by our gracious hosts. Food We were served around 10 Shanghainese dishes of vegetables, tofu, seafood, duck, pork, beef, dim sum and fruits, which I do not know the names of as they were ordered ahead. It was then that I had my first taste of a xiao long bao, a dumpling with soup inside. According to http://www.luxedining.com, it is the restaurant’s steamed crab roe and pork dumpling. One dish that lifted my senses …

Le Guide Michelin

The first book we bought in Hong Kong is the Michelin Guide Hong Kong Macau 2010, a tradition that we want to keep for every country we get posted to. I remember the man at the bookstore suggesting some other travel guide instead of this, but in my mind, I feel sorry for him for not being aware what an institution this book is. The first Guide Michelin was published in 1900 by Andre and Edouard Michelin as a free travel guide for the motorists of France. Through the years, it expanded to the rest of Europe and the United States and is now uncovering Asia. The red guides review restaurants and/or hotels, whereas the green guides review other points of interest. The Michelin Guide New York won Best Restaurant Guide in the World, and Bibendum, the best corporate logo of the century. For the red guides, anonymous inspectors give 1 to 3 Michelin stars to restaurants, with three being the highest, based on the quality and compatibility of the ingredients, the technical skill and …