Time to celebrate again!
Not only to celebrate CY’s birthday but also for a smooth recovery from flu + headache + fever. We have been sick for the past 2 weeks. TWO WEEKS… It was no joke. It was like seeing the sunlight finally came out from total darkness. I miss shopping, I miss cooking, I miss everything outside. I also missed quite a number of things in the last 2 weeks. Firstly, the Singapore blog award, I was thinking maybe I should go because I am kind of kiapo (busybody), want to see who’s in who’s not, but I didn’t have the chance to. Secondly, I missed the Singapore food festival opening media conference in Mandarin Oriental last week. I was seeing everyone tweet here tweet there…wah lau, I was also thinking of free flow of FREE food, I was so excited when I got invited but who knows… I still missed.
But up and coming event that I should not miss is this Friday Food Festival again! Clarke Quay! I will come!!!
Enough said. Now the celebration is held in One-Ninety. It is a bistro grill specialising in grilling food on an applewood grill. What so special about this applewood, by the way? It is supposed to bring out the best of the foods which giving it a lovely scent. Aiya…anyway, I just want to try lar!
So, this bistro offers a selection of local and international all-time favourites, and at lunch diners on the go can choose items from an appetiser and dessert buffet.
We chose a main course with the buffet. I chose the grilled wagyu beef and CY chose grilled Tuna as the main course. While waiting, we searched for appetisers to go inside our stomachs.
(Below) CY has almost every appetiser on his plate. A bit here and there, just for tasting. He has grilled mushroom, Parma Ham, some I really don't know.
I was particularly delighted to see Parma ham (below) on the table, grilled pepper (who knows why I like grilled bell pepper so much?? ), sun-dried tomatoes (2nd below), grilled assorted mushroom. Yum Yum. However, these are not every Singaporean’s favourites, unless you are a fan of Food Network or Asian Food Channel or Travel & Living where you are brain-washed by those chefs about how difficult to bring these things on our tables in this region. Parma Ham, aka Prosciutto, You guess how much does it cost in Cold Storage (not NTUC or Shop N Save can you find this)? I will not buy it EVEN IF I am super rich. It’s like 50g for $20! Ridiculous! So if they serve me with this ham here of course I would be more than happy. Overjoy! For those who are from Europe, I know this is just a normal food for you.
Below is the caramelised vanilla pineapple, gave me an idea how to prepare for dessert next time. It's so simple yet so classy!
Somemore appertisers, our main courses were not in sight yet. Some lobster, grilled asparagus, and beetroot, good food for health.
Next , this cod fish soup (below) is so weird. I mean weirdly delicious! I never think of cooking a fish soup in such a manner. Not that I know of…hmm…but it’s nice. Then Here come the main course. The Wagyu is good, nothing to complain, cook to medium rare, PERFECT. I like wagyu, with rockets salad and sliced parmesan cheese. But the tuna, looks good but a big no-no. The sauce is too sweet to go with tuna, which is a savoury food.
All is so good and I know now Singaporeans are crazy over these macaroons right? $1.60 for one bite? They are great and above all, the one in this tall glass is the winner (2nd below). I will go back just for this! Nothing else. Champagne with crumbs in a glass. Nicely done.
Crumbs with whip cream flavoured with champagne. HEAVENLY! Every mouth was so delicate and flavourful. I felt like a QUEEN in that moment.
CY's favourite: pudding with berries.
Lastly, I must say this: how often do we get to be served by ALL Caucasian chefs in a restaurant? I was surprised to see so many foreign chefs here, rather than those from this region. No wonder the food is pitched and presented differently , in many ways. May be, it is not appealing at first sight, somehow, but it's definitely worth a try!
Okay, that’s for now. See you next time!