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New Japanese Chef Hiroaki Karasawa at Zipangu, Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

The Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur welcomes Chef Hiroaki Karasawa as the new Japanese Chef at Zipangu Restaurant.

Zipangu New Chef Hiroaki Karasawa
Zipangu New Chef Hiroaki Karasawa

Chef Karasawa, who is from Tokyo, was previously Chief Chef at Nadaman Japanese Restaurant at Imperial Hotel, Tokyo.

A highly-skilled chef with exceptional knowledge in traditional Japanese cuisine, Chef Hiroaki Karasawa brings a wealth of experience from his various posts with the Nadaman Japanese restaurant chain since 2001. With Chef Karasawa at the helm, guests can expect a delectable dining experience that is bound to impress even the most discerning palate.

Signature Dishes by Zipangu New Chef Hiroaki Karasawa
Signature Dishes by Zipangu New Chef Hiroaki Karasawa

Chef Karasawa was Chief Chef with the Nadaman at the China World Summit Wing, Beijing for five years from 2010.

While in Beijing, he won a few awards for his culinary skills and creations. These included the Japanese Cuisine Category Award 2014, The Second China Michelin; The Best Japanese Restaurant 2014, Modern Weekly Magazine; and The Best Japanese and Korean Restaurant Time Out Beijing in 2011 and 2014.

In his new role at Zipangu, Chef Hiroaki Karasawa is all set to delight guests with his creativity while preserving the authenticity and originality of the Japanese dishes. He stays true to traditional flavours, which is evident in his signature dishes. From Fresh Sea Urchin with consommé jelly and caviar to Grilled Gindara with Saikyo miso and Rice with Corn and Truffles in a Claypot, Chef Karasawa excites the palate with exquisite flavours in premium ingredients.

Chef Hiroaki Karasawa underwent culinary training at Musashino Cooking College in Tokyo after graduating from the Tokyo Municipal Shakujii High School in 1988.

Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently owns and/or manages more than 90 hotels under the Shangri-La brand with a room inventory of over 38,000. Shangri-La hotels are five-star deluxe properties featuring extensive luxury facilities and services. Shangri-La hotels are located in Australia, Canada, mainland China, Fiji, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.

The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in mainland China, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Myanmar, Philippines, Qatar and Sri Lanka. For more information and reservations, please contact a travel professional or access the website at

Written by Melo Villareal

Melo Villareal is the Online Publisher of He is an Accountant by profession who left the corporate world at the age of 23 to explore his beautiful country and the rest of the world. Today, Melo works as a part-time Social Media Manager for local and international clients. His full-time work focuses on discovering interesting culture, explore different cuisines and take memorable photos from local and international destinations he's visiting.

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