Welcome to an online community of globetrotting foodies.
The concept for Honest Food Talks was founded in 2018. The lack of a central portal for English reviews about restaurants and food across Japan's Hokkaido region, as well as other Asian cities like Taipei or Beijing, motivated us to start this website that provides honest feedback on different dining experiences from locals who live there.
In 2019, we created this online portal with the aim of filling a gap. However, over time our platform has grown into so much more.
Our mission at Honest Food Talks
Created by foodies for fellow foodies, we set out this online portal with three aims; to increase coverage of local hidden gems, provide frank reviews and source the most authentic recipes.
Honest Food Talks researches the latest food trends and local delicacies. Our dedicated team writes and edits in-depth reviews of restaurants, cafes, and bars that we find intriguing (and hope you do too).
食话食说 (Shí huà shí shuō)
– To talk truthfully about food.
A play on words on the Chinese idiom, 实话实说 (Tell it like it is)
But most importantly, we never mince our words or shy away from our honest opinion about a particular place; whether it is good or bad. It is our motto to talk truthfully about food, 食话食说 (Shí huà shí shuō).
Who Are We?
Our core team of international writers is located in Singapore, Japan, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and the UK. All with the same aim to give our readers the best food and drinks recommendations. Find out more about our team and how to join us.
Join Our Community
To give back to the community, we aim to give exposure to lesser-known restaurants. Above all, we want to provide a platform for fellow foodies to express their views and write about the topics they love most, food!
We hope, that as our community of globetrotting foodies grows, we will feature more restaurants, interviews, recipes, and guides on our online portal. Sign up for our monthly newsletter to stay up to date with the latest foodie news, giveaways and restaurant offers.
The Team at Honest Food Talks