A Skye Niseko Stay Delights Lindsay Jang
Canadian-born, Hong Kong-based entreprenuer Lindsay Jang recently took a family holiday at Skye Niseko.
The restaurateur behind Yardbird, RONIN and Sunday's Grocery, as well as fashion brand Missbish, shared the highlights of her stay with us.
What were your impressions of Skye Niseko?
A fantastic hotel. Clean, modern, functional, cosy. Great for our family. Awesome kitchen. We did shabu shabu in the room one night, and it was a great space to host guests.
What activities were you (and the family) most looking forward to?
I grew up with snow and living in the mountains, so I was so excited for my kids to experience snowboarding and skiing for the very first time. It was truly magical.
Any memorable restaurants in Niseko? What did you like most about the food scene here?
Abucha was our favourite! But we also loved The Alpinist and we spent every afternoon at Kumo Restaurant for apres drinks - definitely the best part of being so close to the slopes at Skye Niseko!
What were your favourite dishes at Abucha and The Alpinist?
The Hokkaido uni at Abucha was amazing, and the sukiyaki pot was delicious. The classic fondue at The Alpinist was everyone’s favourite.
Did you take any inspiration from these restaurants which you could apply to your own?
The use of local ingredients at Abucha and Kumo Restaurant is an ethos that we definitely try to mimic at Yardbird and RONIN as much as possible.
What’s one thing one must do or try in Niseko?
Bo-yo-so, it’s the BEST lunch spot on the mountain. Just take the Holiday Pair chairlift straight to it. I ate there twice!
How would you describe your winter style?
I love being comfortable, so for me, I just layer up. Leggings, turtleneck bodysuits, wool socks, cute boots, cropped puffer jackets, etc. Be warm and stylish at the same time! And nothing beats a great hat.
Skiing or snowboarding?
I’m a snowboarder at heart. I grew up doing it, and I worked in the industry. A lot of my longtime friends are those I met through snowboarding. I love it. Always have, always will.
The team at Skye Niseko are thrilled that you had such a great stay and we look forward to welcoming you back next winter!
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