HOMEGROWN CULINARY STAR
Starring at the forefront of Hakumai is Chef Gary Ng. With his forte in sushi and sashimi, Chef Gary’s dishes are epicurean expressions of his delicate techniques and craftsmanship honed over two decades of culinary practice.
MENTORED BY LEGENDARY JAPANESE ITAMAE MASTERS
With five years of pupilage under the renowned Japanese Itamae chef Nogawa, Chef Gary mastered the art of pressing sushi and creating ingredients and sauces from scratch. Later, Chef Gary underwent another five years of training by Japanese master Nakasei-San as a sushi chef at Nakasei. It was then he mastered the skills of preparing sushi and the art of keeping fish fresh.
Chef Gary takes pride in keeping true to the revered tradition of haute Japanese cuisine but brings with him an additional element of originality. His creative culinary twists have become guest favourites in his menu such as the ever-popular Truffle Chawanmushi.
The cult following that Chef Gary has commanded is testament to his expert culinary skills and humble personality. True to the Japanese way of service, Chef Gary never fails to entertain with his cheeky Singaporean banter. Yet, he is serious in his passion to educate his guests on how the dishes are prepared and the proper way to enjoy each dish. With Chef Gary at the helm, Hakumai promises guests a luxurious serving of premium and authentic dishes in a fuss-free dining experience that makes everyone feel right at home.