Sunday, September 20, 2020

Back to Normal (Kinda)

We were at our friend A’s restaurant Nikushou on the first night when the "dine-out until 10pm" restriction was lifted. When everyone in town seems to be out and about eating and drinking, we were glad to score a table at this popular restaurant at the last minute - thanks to whoever bailed and freed up the spots.

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Seafood Boil

Seafood Boil is always a good option if you need to entertain at home with little time to prepare. Not sure if it’s an American-only thing but you can see different versions of seafood boil dishes served at every household starting at around the July 4 weekend all through summer, from New England to New Orleans and from Chesapeake Bay to San Francisco Bay.  

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

In-Room Everything

We came to the realization that stay-cation in town is perhaps the closest thing we could do in place of travelling, so we went for a weekend “getaway” to the Four Seasons again. We were here at just around the same time last year, but what a year this has been since – to start, the beautiful swimming pool, sun deck and even the gym were off-limit this time because of the pandemic restriction. 

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Beginning of Another Staycation

We couldn’t think of a better way to start our staycation at Four Seasons with lunch at the Michelin-starred Lung King Heen. It seemed like centuries ago since we last set foot here but nothing much has changed at this fine-dining Chinese restaurant – I admired the consistency of execution by Chef Chan Yan-tak and his team. 

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Matsutake Kaiseki

When a friend of ours passed us a batch of freshly picked Matsutake mushrooms from Yunnan, I decided to turn that into a feast of mushrooms for six people, Iron-chef style.