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A Taste of Singapore with Celebrity Chef Justin Quek of Sky on 57 at The Daily Meal

A Taste of Singapore with Celebrity Chef Justin Quek of Sky on 57 at The Daily Meal

Justin Quek, whose restaurant Sky on 57 looks out onto the Singapore skyline, treated guests to “A Taste of Singapore”

Kristen Hom

Celebrity chef Justin Quek of Sky on 57 hosted “A Taste of Singapore” and other events in The Daily Meal's test kitchen, celebrating 50 years of nationhood for Singapore.

Sky on 57's Chef Justin Quek Headlines a Series of Golden Jubilee Events at The Daily Meal

Kristen Hom

Celebrity chef Justin Quek of Sky on 57 hosted “A Taste of Singapore” and other events in The Daily Meal's test kitchen, celebrating 50 years of nationhood for Singapore.

Chef Quek Prepares Several Dishes for "A Taste of Singapore"

Kristen Hom

In preparation for the event, chef Quek kept careful watch over several items on the menu for “A Taste of Singapore.”

The Singapore Sling

Kristen Hom

The Singapore Sling, the evening's aptly named cocktail, featured Tanqueray gin, DOM Benedictine liqueur, fresh lime juice, seltzer water, and Angostura bitters.

Crustaceans Simmer in a Pot of Water

Kristen Hom

Singaporeans are serious about their collective love of seafood.

Chef Quek's Seafood Yusheng

Kristen Hom

For the first course, the chef served seafood yusheng: scallops, hamachi in ginger flower dressing, and organic microgreens.

Chef Quek and His Team Carefully Plate Seafood Yusheng

Kristen Hom

With precision and speed, the chef and his team adorn rows of scallops with microgreens and ginger.

Chef Quek Welcomes Guests to “A Taste of Singapore”

Kristen Hom

Welcoming guests to The Daily Meal's kitchen, chef Quek promised guests that they would experience “all the tastes of Singapore, elevated to the highest level.”

Ingredients Wait to Join the Menu

Kristen Hom

Before preparing each of the dishes, chef Quek and his team arrange ingredients in batches for easy assembly.

Chef Quek's Cooking Demonstration

Kristen Hom

Chef Quek gives a demonstration of how to prepare his “crispy scales” tilefish filet with Oriental greens and Straits Chinese sweet-and-sour chili sauce.

“Crispy Scales” Tilefish Filet

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A finished plating of the chef's tilefish filet with sweet-and-sour chili sauce.

Rows of Tilefish Waiting to Be Eaten

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A moment of calm for the fish just before the guests pounced.

Guests in The Daily Meal Kitchen

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Guests Carol Hong, Kershing Goh from the Singapore Tourism Board, and JP Kyrillos from The Daily Meal at “A Taste of Singapore.”

SIgnature Maine Lobster Hokkien Noodles

Kristen Hom

Maine lobster, pork belly, squid, and yellow noodles come together in the chef's outrageously delicious version of lobster Hokkien mee.

Wok-Fried Sirloin

Kristen Hom

Chef Quek plates his final savory dish for the evening, wok-fried sirloin with carrot purée, young vegetables, and the chef's own “JQ” Asian black pepper sauce.

Guests Mingle During “A Taste of Singapore”

Kristen Hom

Members of JBF Greens, the James Beard Foundation's membership organization for food lovers under 40, enjoy “A Taste of Singapore.”

Guests Sample a Signature Singapore Cocktail and Small Bites

Kristen Hom

Guests begin tasting the menu as off-camera, the chef explains some of the nuances of Singaporean cuisine.


CAMEMBERU

Justin Quek visited the beautiful Kagoshima prefecture in Japan last year and loved it all. He's incorporating some of their best marine and farm produce into his cuisine at Sky on 57 as it goes into its second year of operation at the Marina Bay Sands.



For his support, Chef Justin Quek received a Certification of Recommendation from Kagoshima Governor Yuichiro Ito. This is only the second time such a certificate has been presented (the first one went to a five-star hotel in Hong Kong last year).

To mark this event and to welcome the Chinese New Year (CNY), Chef Quek will be presenting a special five-course menu (S$138++) inspired by the various products from Kagoshima. The menu will be available for from 17 January to 7 Feb 2012.



Some of the produce are real eye-popping wonders, like this enormous Sakurajima Daikon. Sakurajima is an active volcano at Kagoshima Bay. I think it's that mountain in the background of the first picture. Kagoshima is so beautiful, I want to go there too!



The supermodels of produce. Vegetables from Kagoshima.



Various Shochu labels from Kagoshima.

At the press luncheon, we were treated to some dishes that are in the CNY menu.


We started off very well with the Ceviche of 'Buri-OH' marinated in lemon dressing (foreground) and Steamed bamboo Shoots in Truffle Dressing with Micro Greens. Buri is Japanese amberjack, and is refreshingly sweet. The lemon dressing is a perfect match. You'll find a variation of this in the CNY menu - Prosperity Salad with Sliced Buri-oh fillet and jellyfish.



Spring Salad with Kagoshima Vegetables - sweet potato and cheese croquette, snow peas, fava beans, fried leeks and grilled pumpkin. Amazingly fresh and beautiful. I love the croquette. What a lovely combination of cheese and sweet potato, and it wasn't oily at all.



Organic Kagoshima Pumpkin Veloute with Crabmeat Custard - smooth and very savoury. The crabmeat custard is interesting. It almost tastes like very tender half-boiled egg white. Goes well with the breads here, which are excellent, by the way.


The highlight however is the Kurobuta pork. Oh, the wondrous little black pig.


Grean Pea Risotto: Sauteed Kagoshima Kurobuta Confit, Green Pea and Bacon, Natural Meat Jus (extracted from pork bone).

Kagoshima exports some of the world's best kurobuta, and it is very evident here how good it really is. The surface is seared to a gentle crisp, and the juicy fat and tender meat inside is absolutely divine. Sweet and clean-tasting. My last meal on earth - yes, can I have this please?

This dish is in the CNY menu too, as is the wagyu below.



Kagoshima Wagyu: Grilled Minute Steak with Kagoshima Vegetables. Kagoshima also has very good wagyu, and the robust flavours here will thrill your tastebuds almost as much as the kurobuta pork.



Dessert was Chilled Musk Melon and Mousseline and Sauternes Jelly. The natural sweetness of the fruit was allowed to come through in this.



It's not just the food that's pleasing. Feast your eyes on the unbeatable view from the top of Marina Bay Sands. Sky on 57 is very open and spacious, designed with dynamic flowing forms. It's my first visit, but won't be my last, given that Chef Quek will continue to use Kagoshima's produce in his dishes even after the promotion.


SKY ON 57
Sands Skypark
Tower 1, Level 57
Marina Bay Sands
10 Bayfront Avenue
Singapore 018956
Tel: +65 6688 8857 (reservations highly recommended)
Open daily
BREAKFAST: 7AM TO 10.30AM
LUNCH: 12PM TO 2.30PM
DINNER: 6PM TO 10.30PM
BAR: 11AM TO MIDNIGHT


Warmest thanks to the Marina Bay Sands team for inviting me to the press luncheon.


CAMEMBERU

Justin Quek visited the beautiful Kagoshima prefecture in Japan last year and loved it all. He's incorporating some of their best marine and farm produce into his cuisine at Sky on 57 as it goes into its second year of operation at the Marina Bay Sands.



For his support, Chef Justin Quek received a Certification of Recommendation from Kagoshima Governor Yuichiro Ito. This is only the second time such a certificate has been presented (the first one went to a five-star hotel in Hong Kong last year).

To mark this event and to welcome the Chinese New Year (CNY), Chef Quek will be presenting a special five-course menu (S$138++) inspired by the various products from Kagoshima. The menu will be available for from 17 January to 7 Feb 2012.



Some of the produce are real eye-popping wonders, like this enormous Sakurajima Daikon. Sakurajima is an active volcano at Kagoshima Bay. I think it's that mountain in the background of the first picture. Kagoshima is so beautiful, I want to go there too!



The supermodels of produce. Vegetables from Kagoshima.



Various Shochu labels from Kagoshima.

At the press luncheon, we were treated to some dishes that are in the CNY menu.


We started off very well with the Ceviche of 'Buri-OH' marinated in lemon dressing (foreground) and Steamed bamboo Shoots in Truffle Dressing with Micro Greens. Buri is Japanese amberjack, and is refreshingly sweet. The lemon dressing is a perfect match. You'll find a variation of this in the CNY menu - Prosperity Salad with Sliced Buri-oh fillet and jellyfish.



Spring Salad with Kagoshima Vegetables - sweet potato and cheese croquette, snow peas, fava beans, fried leeks and grilled pumpkin. Amazingly fresh and beautiful. I love the croquette. What a lovely combination of cheese and sweet potato, and it wasn't oily at all.



Organic Kagoshima Pumpkin Veloute with Crabmeat Custard - smooth and very savoury. The crabmeat custard is interesting. It almost tastes like very tender half-boiled egg white. Goes well with the breads here, which are excellent, by the way.


The highlight however is the Kurobuta pork. Oh, the wondrous little black pig.


Grean Pea Risotto: Sauteed Kagoshima Kurobuta Confit, Green Pea and Bacon, Natural Meat Jus (extracted from pork bone).

Kagoshima exports some of the world's best kurobuta, and it is very evident here how good it really is. The surface is seared to a gentle crisp, and the juicy fat and tender meat inside is absolutely divine. Sweet and clean-tasting. My last meal on earth - yes, can I have this please?

This dish is in the CNY menu too, as is the wagyu below.



Kagoshima Wagyu: Grilled Minute Steak with Kagoshima Vegetables. Kagoshima also has very good wagyu, and the robust flavours here will thrill your tastebuds almost as much as the kurobuta pork.



Dessert was Chilled Musk Melon and Mousseline and Sauternes Jelly. The natural sweetness of the fruit was allowed to come through in this.



It's not just the food that's pleasing. Feast your eyes on the unbeatable view from the top of Marina Bay Sands. Sky on 57 is very open and spacious, designed with dynamic flowing forms. It's my first visit, but won't be my last, given that Chef Quek will continue to use Kagoshima's produce in his dishes even after the promotion.


SKY ON 57
Sands Skypark
Tower 1, Level 57
Marina Bay Sands
10 Bayfront Avenue
Singapore 018956
Tel: +65 6688 8857 (reservations highly recommended)
Open daily
BREAKFAST: 7AM TO 10.30AM
LUNCH: 12PM TO 2.30PM
DINNER: 6PM TO 10.30PM
BAR: 11AM TO MIDNIGHT


Warmest thanks to the Marina Bay Sands team for inviting me to the press luncheon.


CAMEMBERU

Justin Quek visited the beautiful Kagoshima prefecture in Japan last year and loved it all. He's incorporating some of their best marine and farm produce into his cuisine at Sky on 57 as it goes into its second year of operation at the Marina Bay Sands.



For his support, Chef Justin Quek received a Certification of Recommendation from Kagoshima Governor Yuichiro Ito. This is only the second time such a certificate has been presented (the first one went to a five-star hotel in Hong Kong last year).

To mark this event and to welcome the Chinese New Year (CNY), Chef Quek will be presenting a special five-course menu (S$138++) inspired by the various products from Kagoshima. The menu will be available for from 17 January to 7 Feb 2012.



Some of the produce are real eye-popping wonders, like this enormous Sakurajima Daikon. Sakurajima is an active volcano at Kagoshima Bay. I think it's that mountain in the background of the first picture. Kagoshima is so beautiful, I want to go there too!



The supermodels of produce. Vegetables from Kagoshima.



Various Shochu labels from Kagoshima.

At the press luncheon, we were treated to some dishes that are in the CNY menu.


We started off very well with the Ceviche of 'Buri-OH' marinated in lemon dressing (foreground) and Steamed bamboo Shoots in Truffle Dressing with Micro Greens. Buri is Japanese amberjack, and is refreshingly sweet. The lemon dressing is a perfect match. You'll find a variation of this in the CNY menu - Prosperity Salad with Sliced Buri-oh fillet and jellyfish.



Spring Salad with Kagoshima Vegetables - sweet potato and cheese croquette, snow peas, fava beans, fried leeks and grilled pumpkin. Amazingly fresh and beautiful. I love the croquette. What a lovely combination of cheese and sweet potato, and it wasn't oily at all.



Organic Kagoshima Pumpkin Veloute with Crabmeat Custard - smooth and very savoury. The crabmeat custard is interesting. It almost tastes like very tender half-boiled egg white. Goes well with the breads here, which are excellent, by the way.


The highlight however is the Kurobuta pork. Oh, the wondrous little black pig.


Grean Pea Risotto: Sauteed Kagoshima Kurobuta Confit, Green Pea and Bacon, Natural Meat Jus (extracted from pork bone).

Kagoshima exports some of the world's best kurobuta, and it is very evident here how good it really is. The surface is seared to a gentle crisp, and the juicy fat and tender meat inside is absolutely divine. Sweet and clean-tasting. My last meal on earth - yes, can I have this please?

This dish is in the CNY menu too, as is the wagyu below.



Kagoshima Wagyu: Grilled Minute Steak with Kagoshima Vegetables. Kagoshima also has very good wagyu, and the robust flavours here will thrill your tastebuds almost as much as the kurobuta pork.



Dessert was Chilled Musk Melon and Mousseline and Sauternes Jelly. The natural sweetness of the fruit was allowed to come through in this.



It's not just the food that's pleasing. Feast your eyes on the unbeatable view from the top of Marina Bay Sands. Sky on 57 is very open and spacious, designed with dynamic flowing forms. It's my first visit, but won't be my last, given that Chef Quek will continue to use Kagoshima's produce in his dishes even after the promotion.


SKY ON 57
Sands Skypark
Tower 1, Level 57
Marina Bay Sands
10 Bayfront Avenue
Singapore 018956
Tel: +65 6688 8857 (reservations highly recommended)
Open daily
BREAKFAST: 7AM TO 10.30AM
LUNCH: 12PM TO 2.30PM
DINNER: 6PM TO 10.30PM
BAR: 11AM TO MIDNIGHT


Warmest thanks to the Marina Bay Sands team for inviting me to the press luncheon.


CAMEMBERU

Justin Quek visited the beautiful Kagoshima prefecture in Japan last year and loved it all. He's incorporating some of their best marine and farm produce into his cuisine at Sky on 57 as it goes into its second year of operation at the Marina Bay Sands.



For his support, Chef Justin Quek received a Certification of Recommendation from Kagoshima Governor Yuichiro Ito. This is only the second time such a certificate has been presented (the first one went to a five-star hotel in Hong Kong last year).

To mark this event and to welcome the Chinese New Year (CNY), Chef Quek will be presenting a special five-course menu (S$138++) inspired by the various products from Kagoshima. The menu will be available for from 17 January to 7 Feb 2012.



Some of the produce are real eye-popping wonders, like this enormous Sakurajima Daikon. Sakurajima is an active volcano at Kagoshima Bay. I think it's that mountain in the background of the first picture. Kagoshima is so beautiful, I want to go there too!



The supermodels of produce. Vegetables from Kagoshima.



Various Shochu labels from Kagoshima.

At the press luncheon, we were treated to some dishes that are in the CNY menu.


We started off very well with the Ceviche of 'Buri-OH' marinated in lemon dressing (foreground) and Steamed bamboo Shoots in Truffle Dressing with Micro Greens. Buri is Japanese amberjack, and is refreshingly sweet. The lemon dressing is a perfect match. You'll find a variation of this in the CNY menu - Prosperity Salad with Sliced Buri-oh fillet and jellyfish.



Spring Salad with Kagoshima Vegetables - sweet potato and cheese croquette, snow peas, fava beans, fried leeks and grilled pumpkin. Amazingly fresh and beautiful. I love the croquette. What a lovely combination of cheese and sweet potato, and it wasn't oily at all.



Organic Kagoshima Pumpkin Veloute with Crabmeat Custard - smooth and very savoury. The crabmeat custard is interesting. It almost tastes like very tender half-boiled egg white. Goes well with the breads here, which are excellent, by the way.


The highlight however is the Kurobuta pork. Oh, the wondrous little black pig.


Grean Pea Risotto: Sauteed Kagoshima Kurobuta Confit, Green Pea and Bacon, Natural Meat Jus (extracted from pork bone).

Kagoshima exports some of the world's best kurobuta, and it is very evident here how good it really is. The surface is seared to a gentle crisp, and the juicy fat and tender meat inside is absolutely divine. Sweet and clean-tasting. My last meal on earth - yes, can I have this please?

This dish is in the CNY menu too, as is the wagyu below.



Kagoshima Wagyu: Grilled Minute Steak with Kagoshima Vegetables. Kagoshima also has very good wagyu, and the robust flavours here will thrill your tastebuds almost as much as the kurobuta pork.



Dessert was Chilled Musk Melon and Mousseline and Sauternes Jelly. The natural sweetness of the fruit was allowed to come through in this.



It's not just the food that's pleasing. Feast your eyes on the unbeatable view from the top of Marina Bay Sands. Sky on 57 is very open and spacious, designed with dynamic flowing forms. It's my first visit, but won't be my last, given that Chef Quek will continue to use Kagoshima's produce in his dishes even after the promotion.


SKY ON 57
Sands Skypark
Tower 1, Level 57
Marina Bay Sands
10 Bayfront Avenue
Singapore 018956
Tel: +65 6688 8857 (reservations highly recommended)
Open daily
BREAKFAST: 7AM TO 10.30AM
LUNCH: 12PM TO 2.30PM
DINNER: 6PM TO 10.30PM
BAR: 11AM TO MIDNIGHT


Warmest thanks to the Marina Bay Sands team for inviting me to the press luncheon.


CAMEMBERU

Justin Quek visited the beautiful Kagoshima prefecture in Japan last year and loved it all. He's incorporating some of their best marine and farm produce into his cuisine at Sky on 57 as it goes into its second year of operation at the Marina Bay Sands.



For his support, Chef Justin Quek received a Certification of Recommendation from Kagoshima Governor Yuichiro Ito. This is only the second time such a certificate has been presented (the first one went to a five-star hotel in Hong Kong last year).

To mark this event and to welcome the Chinese New Year (CNY), Chef Quek will be presenting a special five-course menu (S$138++) inspired by the various products from Kagoshima. The menu will be available for from 17 January to 7 Feb 2012.



Some of the produce are real eye-popping wonders, like this enormous Sakurajima Daikon. Sakurajima is an active volcano at Kagoshima Bay. I think it's that mountain in the background of the first picture. Kagoshima is so beautiful, I want to go there too!



The supermodels of produce. Vegetables from Kagoshima.



Various Shochu labels from Kagoshima.

At the press luncheon, we were treated to some dishes that are in the CNY menu.


We started off very well with the Ceviche of 'Buri-OH' marinated in lemon dressing (foreground) and Steamed bamboo Shoots in Truffle Dressing with Micro Greens. Buri is Japanese amberjack, and is refreshingly sweet. The lemon dressing is a perfect match. You'll find a variation of this in the CNY menu - Prosperity Salad with Sliced Buri-oh fillet and jellyfish.



Spring Salad with Kagoshima Vegetables - sweet potato and cheese croquette, snow peas, fava beans, fried leeks and grilled pumpkin. Amazingly fresh and beautiful. I love the croquette. What a lovely combination of cheese and sweet potato, and it wasn't oily at all.



Organic Kagoshima Pumpkin Veloute with Crabmeat Custard - smooth and very savoury. The crabmeat custard is interesting. It almost tastes like very tender half-boiled egg white. Goes well with the breads here, which are excellent, by the way.


The highlight however is the Kurobuta pork. Oh, the wondrous little black pig.


Grean Pea Risotto: Sauteed Kagoshima Kurobuta Confit, Green Pea and Bacon, Natural Meat Jus (extracted from pork bone).

Kagoshima exports some of the world's best kurobuta, and it is very evident here how good it really is. The surface is seared to a gentle crisp, and the juicy fat and tender meat inside is absolutely divine. Sweet and clean-tasting. My last meal on earth - yes, can I have this please?

This dish is in the CNY menu too, as is the wagyu below.



Kagoshima Wagyu: Grilled Minute Steak with Kagoshima Vegetables. Kagoshima also has very good wagyu, and the robust flavours here will thrill your tastebuds almost as much as the kurobuta pork.



Dessert was Chilled Musk Melon and Mousseline and Sauternes Jelly. The natural sweetness of the fruit was allowed to come through in this.



It's not just the food that's pleasing. Feast your eyes on the unbeatable view from the top of Marina Bay Sands. Sky on 57 is very open and spacious, designed with dynamic flowing forms. It's my first visit, but won't be my last, given that Chef Quek will continue to use Kagoshima's produce in his dishes even after the promotion.


SKY ON 57
Sands Skypark
Tower 1, Level 57
Marina Bay Sands
10 Bayfront Avenue
Singapore 018956
Tel: +65 6688 8857 (reservations highly recommended)
Open daily
BREAKFAST: 7AM TO 10.30AM
LUNCH: 12PM TO 2.30PM
DINNER: 6PM TO 10.30PM
BAR: 11AM TO MIDNIGHT


Warmest thanks to the Marina Bay Sands team for inviting me to the press luncheon.


CAMEMBERU

Justin Quek visited the beautiful Kagoshima prefecture in Japan last year and loved it all. He's incorporating some of their best marine and farm produce into his cuisine at Sky on 57 as it goes into its second year of operation at the Marina Bay Sands.



For his support, Chef Justin Quek received a Certification of Recommendation from Kagoshima Governor Yuichiro Ito. This is only the second time such a certificate has been presented (the first one went to a five-star hotel in Hong Kong last year).

To mark this event and to welcome the Chinese New Year (CNY), Chef Quek will be presenting a special five-course menu (S$138++) inspired by the various products from Kagoshima. The menu will be available for from 17 January to 7 Feb 2012.



Some of the produce are real eye-popping wonders, like this enormous Sakurajima Daikon. Sakurajima is an active volcano at Kagoshima Bay. I think it's that mountain in the background of the first picture. Kagoshima is so beautiful, I want to go there too!



The supermodels of produce. Vegetables from Kagoshima.



Various Shochu labels from Kagoshima.

At the press luncheon, we were treated to some dishes that are in the CNY menu.


We started off very well with the Ceviche of 'Buri-OH' marinated in lemon dressing (foreground) and Steamed bamboo Shoots in Truffle Dressing with Micro Greens. Buri is Japanese amberjack, and is refreshingly sweet. The lemon dressing is a perfect match. You'll find a variation of this in the CNY menu - Prosperity Salad with Sliced Buri-oh fillet and jellyfish.



Spring Salad with Kagoshima Vegetables - sweet potato and cheese croquette, snow peas, fava beans, fried leeks and grilled pumpkin. Amazingly fresh and beautiful. I love the croquette. What a lovely combination of cheese and sweet potato, and it wasn't oily at all.



Organic Kagoshima Pumpkin Veloute with Crabmeat Custard - smooth and very savoury. The crabmeat custard is interesting. It almost tastes like very tender half-boiled egg white. Goes well with the breads here, which are excellent, by the way.


The highlight however is the Kurobuta pork. Oh, the wondrous little black pig.


Grean Pea Risotto: Sauteed Kagoshima Kurobuta Confit, Green Pea and Bacon, Natural Meat Jus (extracted from pork bone).

Kagoshima exports some of the world's best kurobuta, and it is very evident here how good it really is. The surface is seared to a gentle crisp, and the juicy fat and tender meat inside is absolutely divine. Sweet and clean-tasting. My last meal on earth - yes, can I have this please?

This dish is in the CNY menu too, as is the wagyu below.



Kagoshima Wagyu: Grilled Minute Steak with Kagoshima Vegetables. Kagoshima also has very good wagyu, and the robust flavours here will thrill your tastebuds almost as much as the kurobuta pork.



Dessert was Chilled Musk Melon and Mousseline and Sauternes Jelly. The natural sweetness of the fruit was allowed to come through in this.



It's not just the food that's pleasing. Feast your eyes on the unbeatable view from the top of Marina Bay Sands. Sky on 57 is very open and spacious, designed with dynamic flowing forms. It's my first visit, but won't be my last, given that Chef Quek will continue to use Kagoshima's produce in his dishes even after the promotion.


SKY ON 57
Sands Skypark
Tower 1, Level 57
Marina Bay Sands
10 Bayfront Avenue
Singapore 018956
Tel: +65 6688 8857 (reservations highly recommended)
Open daily
BREAKFAST: 7AM TO 10.30AM
LUNCH: 12PM TO 2.30PM
DINNER: 6PM TO 10.30PM
BAR: 11AM TO MIDNIGHT


Warmest thanks to the Marina Bay Sands team for inviting me to the press luncheon.


CAMEMBERU

Justin Quek visited the beautiful Kagoshima prefecture in Japan last year and loved it all. He's incorporating some of their best marine and farm produce into his cuisine at Sky on 57 as it goes into its second year of operation at the Marina Bay Sands.



For his support, Chef Justin Quek received a Certification of Recommendation from Kagoshima Governor Yuichiro Ito. This is only the second time such a certificate has been presented (the first one went to a five-star hotel in Hong Kong last year).

To mark this event and to welcome the Chinese New Year (CNY), Chef Quek will be presenting a special five-course menu (S$138++) inspired by the various products from Kagoshima. The menu will be available for from 17 January to 7 Feb 2012.



Some of the produce are real eye-popping wonders, like this enormous Sakurajima Daikon. Sakurajima is an active volcano at Kagoshima Bay. I think it's that mountain in the background of the first picture. Kagoshima is so beautiful, I want to go there too!



The supermodels of produce. Vegetables from Kagoshima.



Various Shochu labels from Kagoshima.

At the press luncheon, we were treated to some dishes that are in the CNY menu.


We started off very well with the Ceviche of 'Buri-OH' marinated in lemon dressing (foreground) and Steamed bamboo Shoots in Truffle Dressing with Micro Greens. Buri is Japanese amberjack, and is refreshingly sweet. The lemon dressing is a perfect match. You'll find a variation of this in the CNY menu - Prosperity Salad with Sliced Buri-oh fillet and jellyfish.



Spring Salad with Kagoshima Vegetables - sweet potato and cheese croquette, snow peas, fava beans, fried leeks and grilled pumpkin. Amazingly fresh and beautiful. I love the croquette. What a lovely combination of cheese and sweet potato, and it wasn't oily at all.



Organic Kagoshima Pumpkin Veloute with Crabmeat Custard - smooth and very savoury. The crabmeat custard is interesting. It almost tastes like very tender half-boiled egg white. Goes well with the breads here, which are excellent, by the way.


The highlight however is the Kurobuta pork. Oh, the wondrous little black pig.


Grean Pea Risotto: Sauteed Kagoshima Kurobuta Confit, Green Pea and Bacon, Natural Meat Jus (extracted from pork bone).

Kagoshima exports some of the world's best kurobuta, and it is very evident here how good it really is. The surface is seared to a gentle crisp, and the juicy fat and tender meat inside is absolutely divine. Sweet and clean-tasting. My last meal on earth - yes, can I have this please?

This dish is in the CNY menu too, as is the wagyu below.



Kagoshima Wagyu: Grilled Minute Steak with Kagoshima Vegetables. Kagoshima also has very good wagyu, and the robust flavours here will thrill your tastebuds almost as much as the kurobuta pork.



Dessert was Chilled Musk Melon and Mousseline and Sauternes Jelly. The natural sweetness of the fruit was allowed to come through in this.



It's not just the food that's pleasing. Feast your eyes on the unbeatable view from the top of Marina Bay Sands. Sky on 57 is very open and spacious, designed with dynamic flowing forms. It's my first visit, but won't be my last, given that Chef Quek will continue to use Kagoshima's produce in his dishes even after the promotion.


SKY ON 57
Sands Skypark
Tower 1, Level 57
Marina Bay Sands
10 Bayfront Avenue
Singapore 018956
Tel: +65 6688 8857 (reservations highly recommended)
Open daily
BREAKFAST: 7AM TO 10.30AM
LUNCH: 12PM TO 2.30PM
DINNER: 6PM TO 10.30PM
BAR: 11AM TO MIDNIGHT


Warmest thanks to the Marina Bay Sands team for inviting me to the press luncheon.


CAMEMBERU

Justin Quek visited the beautiful Kagoshima prefecture in Japan last year and loved it all. He's incorporating some of their best marine and farm produce into his cuisine at Sky on 57 as it goes into its second year of operation at the Marina Bay Sands.



For his support, Chef Justin Quek received a Certification of Recommendation from Kagoshima Governor Yuichiro Ito. This is only the second time such a certificate has been presented (the first one went to a five-star hotel in Hong Kong last year).

To mark this event and to welcome the Chinese New Year (CNY), Chef Quek will be presenting a special five-course menu (S$138++) inspired by the various products from Kagoshima. The menu will be available for from 17 January to 7 Feb 2012.



Some of the produce are real eye-popping wonders, like this enormous Sakurajima Daikon. Sakurajima is an active volcano at Kagoshima Bay. I think it's that mountain in the background of the first picture. Kagoshima is so beautiful, I want to go there too!



The supermodels of produce. Vegetables from Kagoshima.



Various Shochu labels from Kagoshima.

At the press luncheon, we were treated to some dishes that are in the CNY menu.


We started off very well with the Ceviche of 'Buri-OH' marinated in lemon dressing (foreground) and Steamed bamboo Shoots in Truffle Dressing with Micro Greens. Buri is Japanese amberjack, and is refreshingly sweet. The lemon dressing is a perfect match. You'll find a variation of this in the CNY menu - Prosperity Salad with Sliced Buri-oh fillet and jellyfish.



Spring Salad with Kagoshima Vegetables - sweet potato and cheese croquette, snow peas, fava beans, fried leeks and grilled pumpkin. Amazingly fresh and beautiful. I love the croquette. What a lovely combination of cheese and sweet potato, and it wasn't oily at all.



Organic Kagoshima Pumpkin Veloute with Crabmeat Custard - smooth and very savoury. The crabmeat custard is interesting. It almost tastes like very tender half-boiled egg white. Goes well with the breads here, which are excellent, by the way.


The highlight however is the Kurobuta pork. Oh, the wondrous little black pig.


Grean Pea Risotto: Sauteed Kagoshima Kurobuta Confit, Green Pea and Bacon, Natural Meat Jus (extracted from pork bone).

Kagoshima exports some of the world's best kurobuta, and it is very evident here how good it really is. The surface is seared to a gentle crisp, and the juicy fat and tender meat inside is absolutely divine. Sweet and clean-tasting. My last meal on earth - yes, can I have this please?

This dish is in the CNY menu too, as is the wagyu below.



Kagoshima Wagyu: Grilled Minute Steak with Kagoshima Vegetables. Kagoshima also has very good wagyu, and the robust flavours here will thrill your tastebuds almost as much as the kurobuta pork.



Dessert was Chilled Musk Melon and Mousseline and Sauternes Jelly. The natural sweetness of the fruit was allowed to come through in this.



It's not just the food that's pleasing. Feast your eyes on the unbeatable view from the top of Marina Bay Sands. Sky on 57 is very open and spacious, designed with dynamic flowing forms. It's my first visit, but won't be my last, given that Chef Quek will continue to use Kagoshima's produce in his dishes even after the promotion.


SKY ON 57
Sands Skypark
Tower 1, Level 57
Marina Bay Sands
10 Bayfront Avenue
Singapore 018956
Tel: +65 6688 8857 (reservations highly recommended)
Open daily
BREAKFAST: 7AM TO 10.30AM
LUNCH: 12PM TO 2.30PM
DINNER: 6PM TO 10.30PM
BAR: 11AM TO MIDNIGHT


Warmest thanks to the Marina Bay Sands team for inviting me to the press luncheon.


CAMEMBERU

Justin Quek visited the beautiful Kagoshima prefecture in Japan last year and loved it all. He's incorporating some of their best marine and farm produce into his cuisine at Sky on 57 as it goes into its second year of operation at the Marina Bay Sands.



For his support, Chef Justin Quek received a Certification of Recommendation from Kagoshima Governor Yuichiro Ito. This is only the second time such a certificate has been presented (the first one went to a five-star hotel in Hong Kong last year).

To mark this event and to welcome the Chinese New Year (CNY), Chef Quek will be presenting a special five-course menu (S$138++) inspired by the various products from Kagoshima. The menu will be available for from 17 January to 7 Feb 2012.



Some of the produce are real eye-popping wonders, like this enormous Sakurajima Daikon. Sakurajima is an active volcano at Kagoshima Bay. I think it's that mountain in the background of the first picture. Kagoshima is so beautiful, I want to go there too!



The supermodels of produce. Vegetables from Kagoshima.



Various Shochu labels from Kagoshima.

At the press luncheon, we were treated to some dishes that are in the CNY menu.


We started off very well with the Ceviche of 'Buri-OH' marinated in lemon dressing (foreground) and Steamed bamboo Shoots in Truffle Dressing with Micro Greens. Buri is Japanese amberjack, and is refreshingly sweet. The lemon dressing is a perfect match. You'll find a variation of this in the CNY menu - Prosperity Salad with Sliced Buri-oh fillet and jellyfish.



Spring Salad with Kagoshima Vegetables - sweet potato and cheese croquette, snow peas, fava beans, fried leeks and grilled pumpkin. Amazingly fresh and beautiful. I love the croquette. What a lovely combination of cheese and sweet potato, and it wasn't oily at all.



Organic Kagoshima Pumpkin Veloute with Crabmeat Custard - smooth and very savoury. The crabmeat custard is interesting. It almost tastes like very tender half-boiled egg white. Goes well with the breads here, which are excellent, by the way.


The highlight however is the Kurobuta pork. Oh, the wondrous little black pig.


Grean Pea Risotto: Sauteed Kagoshima Kurobuta Confit, Green Pea and Bacon, Natural Meat Jus (extracted from pork bone).

Kagoshima exports some of the world's best kurobuta, and it is very evident here how good it really is. The surface is seared to a gentle crisp, and the juicy fat and tender meat inside is absolutely divine. Sweet and clean-tasting. My last meal on earth - yes, can I have this please?

This dish is in the CNY menu too, as is the wagyu below.



Kagoshima Wagyu: Grilled Minute Steak with Kagoshima Vegetables. Kagoshima also has very good wagyu, and the robust flavours here will thrill your tastebuds almost as much as the kurobuta pork.



Dessert was Chilled Musk Melon and Mousseline and Sauternes Jelly. The natural sweetness of the fruit was allowed to come through in this.



It's not just the food that's pleasing. Feast your eyes on the unbeatable view from the top of Marina Bay Sands. Sky on 57 is very open and spacious, designed with dynamic flowing forms. It's my first visit, but won't be my last, given that Chef Quek will continue to use Kagoshima's produce in his dishes even after the promotion.


SKY ON 57
Sands Skypark
Tower 1, Level 57
Marina Bay Sands
10 Bayfront Avenue
Singapore 018956
Tel: +65 6688 8857 (reservations highly recommended)
Open daily
BREAKFAST: 7AM TO 10.30AM
LUNCH: 12PM TO 2.30PM
DINNER: 6PM TO 10.30PM
BAR: 11AM TO MIDNIGHT


Warmest thanks to the Marina Bay Sands team for inviting me to the press luncheon.


CAMEMBERU

Justin Quek visited the beautiful Kagoshima prefecture in Japan last year and loved it all. He's incorporating some of their best marine and farm produce into his cuisine at Sky on 57 as it goes into its second year of operation at the Marina Bay Sands.



For his support, Chef Justin Quek received a Certification of Recommendation from Kagoshima Governor Yuichiro Ito. This is only the second time such a certificate has been presented (the first one went to a five-star hotel in Hong Kong last year).

To mark this event and to welcome the Chinese New Year (CNY), Chef Quek will be presenting a special five-course menu (S$138++) inspired by the various products from Kagoshima. The menu will be available for from 17 January to 7 Feb 2012.



Some of the produce are real eye-popping wonders, like this enormous Sakurajima Daikon. Sakurajima is an active volcano at Kagoshima Bay. I think it's that mountain in the background of the first picture. Kagoshima is so beautiful, I want to go there too!



The supermodels of produce. Vegetables from Kagoshima.



Various Shochu labels from Kagoshima.

At the press luncheon, we were treated to some dishes that are in the CNY menu.


We started off very well with the Ceviche of 'Buri-OH' marinated in lemon dressing (foreground) and Steamed bamboo Shoots in Truffle Dressing with Micro Greens. Buri is Japanese amberjack, and is refreshingly sweet. The lemon dressing is a perfect match. You'll find a variation of this in the CNY menu - Prosperity Salad with Sliced Buri-oh fillet and jellyfish.



Spring Salad with Kagoshima Vegetables - sweet potato and cheese croquette, snow peas, fava beans, fried leeks and grilled pumpkin. Amazingly fresh and beautiful. I love the croquette. What a lovely combination of cheese and sweet potato, and it wasn't oily at all.



Organic Kagoshima Pumpkin Veloute with Crabmeat Custard - smooth and very savoury. The crabmeat custard is interesting. It almost tastes like very tender half-boiled egg white. Goes well with the breads here, which are excellent, by the way.


The highlight however is the Kurobuta pork. Oh, the wondrous little black pig.


Grean Pea Risotto: Sauteed Kagoshima Kurobuta Confit, Green Pea and Bacon, Natural Meat Jus (extracted from pork bone).

Kagoshima exports some of the world's best kurobuta, and it is very evident here how good it really is. The surface is seared to a gentle crisp, and the juicy fat and tender meat inside is absolutely divine. Sweet and clean-tasting. My last meal on earth - yes, can I have this please?

This dish is in the CNY menu too, as is the wagyu below.



Kagoshima Wagyu: Grilled Minute Steak with Kagoshima Vegetables. Kagoshima also has very good wagyu, and the robust flavours here will thrill your tastebuds almost as much as the kurobuta pork.



Dessert was Chilled Musk Melon and Mousseline and Sauternes Jelly. The natural sweetness of the fruit was allowed to come through in this.



It's not just the food that's pleasing. Feast your eyes on the unbeatable view from the top of Marina Bay Sands. Sky on 57 is very open and spacious, designed with dynamic flowing forms. It's my first visit, but won't be my last, given that Chef Quek will continue to use Kagoshima's produce in his dishes even after the promotion.


SKY ON 57
Sands Skypark
Tower 1, Level 57
Marina Bay Sands
10 Bayfront Avenue
Singapore 018956
Tel: +65 6688 8857 (reservations highly recommended)
Open daily
BREAKFAST: 7AM TO 10.30AM
LUNCH: 12PM TO 2.30PM
DINNER: 6PM TO 10.30PM
BAR: 11AM TO MIDNIGHT


Warmest thanks to the Marina Bay Sands team for inviting me to the press luncheon.


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