• #ShikiBeverlyHills • #😋outof7 (5/7) •
• #TLDR You can find good affordable sushi in LA. •
• Shiki Beverly Hills @shikibh
• Shigenori Fujimoto, Hiroaki Yamada
410 N Canon Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
✴️ Perfect Pairing
✴️ Perfect Dish
I think we all know that @luxsushi loves sushi. Here I am trying to hit Michelin around the world & Lux just keeps going back to Japan 10 times a year. He loves sushi. One time, he was craving it so much, he made me stop by this really awful conveyor belt sushi joint. Between you & me, it was bad. He'll be embarassed that I'm writing this, but he got his fix. I'm just saying, that's how much he likes sushi. He'll force bad sushi on me just to remind himself of the good stuff he craves in Japan. And, it's true: Once you've had sushi in Japan, its hard to go back to sushi in the US. This is fact. If you've ever had the opportunity to stop by even a random sushi bar outside of Tsukiji, you'll understand. Even the worst of Japan might still challenge the average sushi counter in the US.
Personally, I cannot stand bad sushi. I'm always a little suspicious of restaurants that serve california rolls or squeeze wasabi from a tube or drown their dishes in eel sauce. And if a sushiya smells like fish when I walk in, I immediately check out. I'd just as soon avoid sushi if it can't be good sushi.
But despite the seemingly indiscrimate love for which Lux showers this culinary craft, he still has the palate to guide me in the right direction outside of Japan. For my [other] best friend's wife's birthday, Lux (and @susan_icecoco -- Thanks Susan!) recommended an excellent sushiya in Shiki Beverly Hills. You could do Shunji, Ginza Onadera, Matsumoto, Q, or perhaps even Urasawa for a stack of cash. But if you're looking for an elegant sushi meal at an affordable price point, I quite liked Shiki. Adept technique that afternoon from Head Chef Yamada & wonderful service from the always lovely @lotus30, Shiki BH was definitely a pleasant dining experience.
A WINNER HAS BEEN SELECTED for my Christmas giveaway dinner at @chefatulkochhar Michelin star restaurant @benaresofficial I’ve just sent the lucky winner a message with all the details and I’ll look forward to meeting you on the day!. The dish in the picture was the first plate I sent out in Benares, a moment I’ll never forget. Thanks to everyone that entered 😁 more competitions to come. Stay tuned!! #benares#winner#winameal
An other oldie but probably the most discussed dessert I ever made.
Edible strawberry-gum condom filled with burned milk custard , ginger sand and vanilla chocolate shell. #japalian#edible#condom#dessert#pastry#dare
Be impressed by the French taste of Périgord seared duck liver from Michelin Star Chef Stéphane Gaborieau at our 10th Anniversary Brunch Celebration on 17 December 2017.
[Michelin Stop 3: BAM!] Love Spanish tapas? Enjoy Japanese cuisine? Well you then have BAM, a Omakase restaurant in the Heart of Singapore. I was initially skeptical about having Omakase as I always prefer to know what comes to my table, that some dishes are not to my liking and hence it's not worth it. But perspectives can be changed and I realized I love Omakase too. This was the first time in my life I truly was able to try various flavors and ingredients that left me speech less. This was a true culinary experience! #michelin#michelinstar#tapas#japanese#singaporefood#singaporeanfood#omakase