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We were simply blown away by this magnificent view that the Skypark at Marina Bay Sands had to offer right after our dinner high up in the skies at Ku De Ta. It was Chewy Charles’ and my first time at MBS. Prior to this invitation, we just wanted to avoid the crowd at all costs.
The food of Ku De Ta is contemporary Asian cuisine which results from a deliberate attempt that is being made to blur the boundaries of ethnic Asian cuisine from places like Bali, Japan and Thailand. A special emphasis is placed on the fact that the dishes at Ku De Ta are designed for sharing. Yes I like to share my food with others! That way, you get to sample a bit of everything :)
We started off with the Sliced Semi-Fatty Tuna ($48) which is essentialy raw tuna prepared with young ginger, kaffir lime and green tea salt. I reckon that it is a very expensive plate of tuna. Psst.. I counted 14 thin slices. Nevertheless, the tangy flavors kicked things off nicely for us.
The Whole Baby Chicken Teriyaki ($26) proved to be a winner. The chicken was remarkably tender and delicate. The seasoning helped to bring out the taste of the chicken nicely. It was nothing like how we had expected chicken teriyaki would taste like. Chewy Charles and I really loved this.
I thought that the ‘No Bone’ Typhoon Shelter Crab ($38) tasted pretty much like 星洲米粉 apart from the fact that the smell and taste of garlic was impossible to miss. There were lots of crab roe and it felt as though my cholesterol levels shot to the sky. Not complaining though :P The addition of toasted almond lent a nice fragrance to this dish and thanks to the sansho pepper, this dish was made to be even more palatable.
The desserts made their appearance and boy were we blown away. The Steamed Palm Sugar Cake ($12) definitely did not look like the normal kind of cake that I had visualized in my mind. My eyes were frantically making a search for the ‘cake’. What we got instead were caramelized banana, salted caramel cream, frangelico & black sesame. We could feel the joy and excitement building up inside us when we were devouring this. The salted caramel cream and caramelized candy tasted like something sweet and comforting that I used to have when I was a little girl but I just couldn’t point out what. We were both staring at the brown blob of caramelized banana which looked at *toot* before I decided to try a tiny mouthful. It was rather thick and gooey and tasted a little bitter.
I’m a big fan of green tea especially if it comes in the form of cakes and ice cream :P The Green Tea & Pistachio Slice ($12) was another of Ku De Ta’s dessert which looked very pleasant. The combination of the house-made cherry jam and matcha cream provided a mix of sour and sweet. The matcha cream was thick and smooth The overall taste was made more unique with the cherry blossom infusion.
The name of this dessert – ‘Apple & Honey’ ($12) sounds really boring but let me tell you: Do not judge a dessert by its name. The ‘Apple & Honey’ is basically cubes of fresh green apple jelly and bits of comb honey crumble topped with milk and honey crémeux. The overall result of this wonderful creation is something that that is sweet and a little sour, yet light and refreshing. If I had to pick a favorite among the three, this would be it :D
After the dinner, we went over to the much talked about Infinity Pool. Ku De Ta’s club and bar happen to be located just next to it. Ku De Ta promises you to a lifestyle less ordinary. What do you think? ;)
We would like to thank Chua Pei Rong, Marketing Executive of Ku De Ta for the kind invitation.
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