Don’t let Nikkei’s chic interiors fool you: it’s a smart-casual resto where you can get a sushi special with drink for P199, or enjoy lots of tapas-style small dishes with drinks. A couple of years ago Therese heard about this hip new eatery on Rada Street in Legazpi Village, Makati, that was Japanese with a Peruvian twist, and the modern, minimal interiors immediately attracted her. It looked pricey but she was pleasantly surprised to find out it wasn’t that pricey. In fact, she could well afford to bring her balikbayan friend there, and she had a fantastic dinner during which she took lots of photos showcasing the food and atmosphere. That was her first introduction to Nikkei. She’d always been under the impression it was a foreign concept brought to the Philippines by some enterprising Pinoy, so imagine our surprise when Nikkei’s marketing manager Monica Modomo told us it’s actually a homegrown concept created by Carlo Gordon Lorenzana (from … [Read more...] about A new world of Japanese-Peruvian flavors
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The band’s name is a hybrid of Bangkok’s laid-back Ari neighbourhood and Tokyo’s Shibuya ward, home to all five members – singer Taishu “Taoz” Sumiyoshi, guitarist Bhumipat “Mine” Armano, bassist Tetsuya “Tetsu” Ueda, drummer Asawin “Win” Burapongbandhit and keyboard maestro Lertmaytee “Lert” Sanguankaew. “We’re fascinated by the Japanese rock band X Japan, but our music isn’t meant to sound like theirs,” says Taoz, the head songwriter. “There’s only a Japanese scent to it. Basically, we put Thai lyrics to Japanese melodies." View the “Thonglor” video at https://youtu.be/33HMOxWYwdo and check out the “AriyShibuya” page on Facebook. Poised for Puccini Opera Siam and the Bangkok Opera Foundation are presenting “Madama Butterfly” at the Thailand Cultural Centre on July 11 and 12. Madama Butterfly is Nancy Yuen’s … [Read more...] about A little Thai, a little Japanese
Welcome to The Myanmar Times ongoing analysis of Myanmar's highly-anticipated election. We've set up an Election Parties page – a handy "cheat-sheet" of sorts – to help you keep track of major parties, as well as an Election Voices page, where you can find conversations with candidates and electoral experts, and comments from you, our readers. We've also been covering the results as they develop live over on our Election Live Blog – check it out! To get involved in the conversation, send us a message at Facebook.com/TheMyanmarTimes, Tweet us @TheMyanmarTimes using the hashtag #MyanmarElection or send us an email at [email protected], Subject: "People's Pundit" and have your voice heard! Final Pyithu and Amyotha Hlttaw results, as of the final UEC results announcement November 22 For more information, including full party tallies, check out our election live blog, and to see results for the Pyithu and Amyotha Hluttaws … [Read more...] about Election 2015
Phuket has some amazing beach clubs. Indeed we used to have more but, you know… the Great Beach Purge of 2016. So for pure drool value we present this astonishing day club just opened in Bali. It’s called Omnia and is a step up for the Beach/Dayclub genre making many of the Phuket offerings looking a bit ‘shabby’ in comparison. “Hakkasan Group is pleased to announce that OMNIA Dayclub Bali, the most talked about new player on the global entertainment landscape, opened its doors for the first look on Friday, February 2 2018. The flagship OMNIA Nightclub in Las Vegas is renowned as one of the world’s greatest nightclubs but this will be the first time this brand has opened as a dayclub.” The new Omnia club is poised on the cliffs of Uluwatu. The dayclub and its restaurant, Sake no Hana, have been meticulously planned to maximise the panoramic views across the Indian Ocean. In their own fruity words… “A new world of daylife … [Read more...] about Wow factor! Spectacular new day club in Bali.
ZUMA, ONE of Britain’s top Japanese-food restaurant chains, has opened a branch at the St Regis Bangkok, bringing Thais its delightful izakaya cuisine. The chic and modern outlet is said to be a match for its sister restaurants in London, New York, Rome, Dubai and elsewhere. Izakaya refers to the casual style of dining (and drinking) that’s typically been found in Japanese sake bars since the Edo Period more than a century ago. Noriyoshi Muramatsu of the Tokyo design firm Glitt Studio gave Zuma two separate areas where patrons can while away the pleasant hours. The first is indoors, part retro and part contemporary, where the food is prepared in an open kitchen. Alongside is an open bar. It feels fun and relaxing. The other is outdoors, in what could very well be a genuine, rock-strewn Japanese garden if you didn’t know you were in downtown Bangkok. Executive chef Pawel Viktorek says the food is authentic in terms of the ingredients and … [Read more...] about Zuma adds some zip