Rating System

This is a personal blog intended to share our gastronomic diary from around the world. The views and opinions expressed are presented in good faith and are strictly our own based on personal experiences. 

No rating system is considered flawless. But our aim is to separately weigh our overall dining experience from the food rating -(1) overall dining experience, out of 5 stars with 5 being the best from a combination of factors including vibe, ambiance, service, decor and menu. The quality of food is also considered but it's not the driving factor here ; (2) one that is strictly from a culinary standpoint. That is our 'Food Rating' out of 10.

Here are the rating system(s) in greater details.

Dining Experience Rating

★★★★★  Fantastic dining experience, culinary gem

★★★★☆  Very good dining experience with minor setbacks

★★★☆☆  Not bad; but there are improvement areas

★★☆☆☆  Dining experience well below expectation

★☆☆☆☆  Thanks for turning on the light!

☆☆☆☆☆  Should have stayed home instead!

Food Rating

Among the best in the world. Design and execution totally out of the world. A definite must for anyone interested in a sensational culinary journey.


Top of the class techniques with extraordinary food combinations. Demonstrated flawless execution and "Wow" factor throughout the meal. Solid 3 Michelin star cooking.


Exceptional cooking, with mind-blowing and highly ambitious ideas. Solid 2 Michelin star cooking.


Excellent techniques and ability to be innovative/ambitious with ingredients. Showed an element of excitement. Solid 1 Michelin star cooking.

Quality cooking with certain degree of ambition. Demonstrated slightly innovative food combination.


A capable professional kitchen with fundamentally sound technical skills. Demonstrated some creativity in choosing out the ingredients. However, still enough room for improvement.

Reasonably good cooking with certain degree of disappointments in the design, delivery and execution. Demonstrated simple food combination. An average or slightly below-average performer for a professional kitchen.


Decent cooking but did not meet expectation of a professional kitchen.


Underwhelming cooking, quality expected from an average home cook.

Hotel Rating

❤❤❤❤❤  Perfect stay

❤❤❤❤♡   Wonderful stay, almost perfect

❤❤❤♡♡    Very good stay but with minor disappointment

❤❤♡♡♡     Very average hotel with lots of room for improvement

❤♡♡♡♡      Forgettable experience


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    Thank you!

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