Another international magazine, this time DestinAsian, jumps on the culinary bandwagon of ever-growing fans for our Secret Tables, this time naming JL Studio and Mume in their Top 5 best foodie destinations in Taiwan.
“Having honed his craft at Le Moût for years, Singaporean chef Jimmy Lim now runs JL Studio in Taichung, one of the hottest Taiwan restaurants to watch. His culinary philosophy is inspired both by flavors from his hometown as well as the produce of Taiwan. The result? Beautifully plated creations featuring Singaporean classics with a twist; for instance, the satay dish is served over a small habachi (traditional Japanese heating device).”
“While Mume is the botanical name for Taiwan’s national flower, the plum blossom, the restaurant channels a Nordic sensibility in terms of its Scandinavian-style decor. Each dish here is plated like a work of art, especially the Taiwan salad, which features 30 seasonal ingredients that change by the day. In it, you’ll find flower petals, picked cherry tomatoes, crisp prawns bathed in prawn head fat, and more.”
Source: Samantha Francis, DestinAsian, December 28, 2017