Sunday, November 18, 2012


nOma, COpenhagen, denmark 

voted as 
the best restaurant 
in the world

the principles of
wildculture and

To my opinion and observations, many excellent achievers generally use  “simple ingredients, present them with great sophistication and eventually resulting in unique and cultured masterpieces.. like every  dish has a “midas touch” somewhere. 
Shrimp with algae, rhubarb and herbs
Watching their video clips, I must say the Noma really prepares food with deep attention and ardent love for nature’s wilderness and beauty. Their culinary art is truly original, sophisticated and shows great respect for what is called “food”.
Noma influences me to respect food, even tho I may not want to eat that particular dish. It makes me dream… and deeper still, it touches my soul. I am far from being a good cook with impressive recipes, but it would be a great consolation if my cv blog can look good instead- like a brightly shining star- ha ha, back to Noma, I love their style.
noma-entrance and Foodlab-staff area (right)
Restaurant guides and reviewers often use stars in “restaurant ratings”. The Michelin system remains the best known star system. A single star denotes "a very good restaurant in its category", two stars "excellent cooking, worth a detour", and three stars, "exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey"

René Redzepi, the chef in a class of his own, was named International Chef of the Year 2008.

Noma is a two Michelin star restaurant in Copenhagen, run by co owner, chef René Redzepi. 
The name is a portmanteau of the two Danish words "nordisk" (Nordic) and "mad" (food) and the restaurant is known for its reinvention and interpretation of the Nordic Cuisine. 
above image
The Nordic countries include Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway and Iceland. Also, associated territories- Greenland, Aland and Faroe islands.
Marrow Plants with salted veggies 

In 2010, 2011 and 2012, Noma was ranked as the Best Restaurant in the World by Restaurant Magazine. 

The cuisine of Noma is Nordic/ Scandinavian with attempts to redefine the Nordic cuisine. 
                                   image credit link here
Famous dishes include René Redzepi’s signature dish 'The Hen and the Egg'… they have video clip on this. Truly, the cuisine of Noma embodies many of the principles of wildculture.
Toast with turbot (flat fish species) and herbs
René Redzepi said their cooking approach is transparent, without pretense, honest and generous- something true and original to each.
“In an effort to shape our way of cooking, we look to our landscape                         
and delve into our ingredients and culture,
hoping to rediscover our history and shape our future.”

Their menu include amongst many, like “Egg yolks and herbs”, “Beets and plums”, “Cream and horseradish”,” Brown crab” etc
White asparagus with egg yolk and a sauce of thyme
-Lau Richter on their new website “The weather report”. Link here
“Noma is about achieving gastronomic perfection with a deep respect for the geographical context, that we are situated in. The driver for our menu, our design and now also for our website.
We have strived to create a structure that is simple, relevant and intuitive. This is where we share our everyday journey towards giving you a better experience”.

Spanish chef Elena Arzak 
of new Basque restaurant Arzak,
 has been named the world's 
Best Female Chef 2012, 
by the folks who organize
 the World's 50 Best Restaurants. Link  here

Except for three, all images credit goes to Wikimedia commons.  Link here 


  1. You don't only have to be a good cook to impress others, there are other qualities that make a person unique. Every time you bring an informative topic and introduce us to different culture and what not. If I ever get a chance to go to Denmark, would love to visit Nova. Have a good day!

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    1. thanks balvinder , you are such a dear- love your blog too

  2. Hi Wan, you must have had a good time in Copenhagen! How was your trip? Tried to comment on your previous posts, but closed, I guess it was your holiday time. I've never been to Copenhagen, now it is too far to visit!

  3. What a beautiful way of presenting all the lovely dishes. I agree, simple cooking can be made to be more interesting in how its served. I was in Denmark two months ago and there's too many places or eateries to check out. Impossible to try all, what more I am such a small eater.

    However Maznah, I am a typical Malaysian and Asian. Not to say the food in Copenhagen was not good but not for me. My other half however had a great time eating. I cannot compromise sambal belacan and masak lemak for any king of food.

    1. hi nava, yu really kaki spicy food and like sambal balacan so much.. i lose out to you on this :)

  4. looks inviting as well as yummmmy
    just awesome

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  5. The food looks fabulous; fresh and colourful!

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  7. Nice review..!!! Had heard bout this restaurant on t.v sometime back & good to read a more detailed review with lovely clicks..
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  8. Despite its simplicity, the dishes look so fresh and inviting!

    1. thanks dear, i am sure it's being done very meticulously

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