The Age Good Food Guide Australia Hatted Chef
1997, 2005 -2010
Multiple winner of Amex
Best Asia Restaurant Awards
1991, 1992 & 1993, 1997
Singapore Chef James Tan describes his Asian cuisine as a blend of fresh local ingredients. Combined with Asian spices and cooked with a light touch. Presentation is simple and elegant.
James Tan is a long-time recipient of The Age Good Food Guide Australia Awards and has been a multiple winner in the Amex Best Asia Restaurant Awards.
He trained as a chef and opened his first Asian restaurant in Sweden in his early twenties. After many years in Europe he moved to Australia where he blended in European-style cooking to his repertoire. Before the term‘Asian fusion’was popularized in the early Nineties, James had already mastered this style and was renowned for it throughout Australia.
The Mandarin Duck, The Duck Crown Casino and Magic City in Melbourne, Australia. Recently he consulted for the Trans Asia Hotel and the prestigious Mandarin Hotel in Singapore.
Sacred Rice Bali brings a blend of experience and intimate dining where each dish is crafted by James.
James speaks English and Malaysian natively and is proficient in Indonesian. James has been residing in both Australia and Asia over the last thirty years and is now permanently based in Ubud, Bali.