Monthly Archives: May 2009

Narisawa Ranked World’s Top 20

According to The S. Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants, Les Creations de Narisawa was selected as the 20th ranked restaurant in the world and the best in Asia. Les Creations de Narisawa is located in Tokyo and awarded one star by the Michelin Restaurant Guide Tokyo 2009. I recently saw the chef, Yoshihiro Narisawa, at Tokyo Taste, a world chef conference which was held in February 2009. The 40-year-old aspiring chef demonstrated his “scorched” technique for strawberries, scallions, and shiitake mushrooms. He scorched the ingredients “well-done,” smashed them into various powder, and used them as a spice to add a roasted touch to his dishes. He explained that each “scorched” ingredient maintains its own flavor. The chef also uses a “high-pressure” machine at his restaurant to obtain pure extracts from various ingredients to keep their original flavors which would be lost during cooking. Some may feel that this is too technical but others think this is the trend for the future. I would really like to visit the restaurant someday. That would be an eye-opening experience to say the least.

The S. Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants
Les Creations de Narisawa