Shisen Hanten, opened by the late Chen Kenmin who is regarded as Japan’s “Father of Szechuan Cuisine”, boasts 14 branches in six cities across Japan. Chen Kenichi has also devoted his career to educating Japanese audiences about Szechwan cuisine, through best-selling cookbooks and cooking demonstrations on Japanese TV shows. He passed down his legacy to his eldest son Chen Kenmin who also became a culinary legend and became known as “The Szechuan Sage”.
Chen Kentaro followed in his father, Chen Kenmin’s footsteps and picked up the tools of the trade through observing his father in the kitchen and learning by experience. Regarded as a rising star in Japan’s culinary scene, Chen Kentaro often appears on popular cooking shows in Japan. Shisen Hanten by Chen Kentaro at the Mandarin Orchard Singapore is the chain’s debut outside of Japan, setting the stage for third-generation Chen Kentaro to continue his family legacy and introduce Japan’s best loved Szechuan restaurant to audiences in Singapore.