A founder of an important food site told me that he went to Sky on 57 at Marina Bay Sands hotel 3 times a week because the Asian food cooked in French style is very delicious. Not only is the food delicious, the restaurant at the top of the building has a spectacular view, making me feel very atas. We took the 3-course set lunch ($55++) and ordered an a la carte item, Maine lobster hokkien mee ($48++), to share.
The starters are fantastic. Quek’s signature, foie gras xiao long bao (+$5 supplement), is delicious: the bag with a thin but sturdy skin is full with juices. But we thought the French “AOC” Brillat Savarin Cheese salad (below) is even better. With organic dried figs, rocket salad, walnut, and perfect croutons, the salad is bright and refreshing. If I were to eat salads for the rest of my life, I’d pick this.
For mains, Chef Dennis’ Famous Fish Curry is nice, a cross between Indian thick curry and Southeast Asian assam sourness, but I regretted ordering this because I could have it anywhere else at a cheaper price. Perhaps some innovation can be done. East Ocean (+$5 supplement, below) isn’t listed as risotto but it should be: it’s a risotto with base of sea urchin and yuzu emulsion, with assorted seafood on top. Not bad.
The Maine lobster hokkien mee ($48++), probably the most expensive hokkien mee in Singapore, is divine!, and may be worth the buck. Although there is no wok hei, the wet hokkien mee is extremely refined. The broth is sweet, almost fruity, and each strand is al dente. The lard is fried so crispily it’s almost perforated and pellucid—beautiful. Even the chilli is good, spicy enough and fragrant. I don’t know if the lobster does anything to the dish, and wonder if they can fry a cheap version of hokkien mee without the lobster. We would return for this dish.
The Saint Honoré dessert sounds fun and is okay—puff pastry filled with roasted pineapple and yuzu cream, paired with citrus sorbet. The brownie is better, rather complex—is there alcohol in it?
The service deserves a mention. There is a Chinese boy (from China?) who served us very well. Including a coffee and a Riesling ($25++), we paid about $235 for two. We enjoyed ourselves immensely. Will definitely be back.
Sky on 57
10 Bayfront Ave, Marina Bay Sands SkyPark, Tower 1, Level 57, Singapore 018956
T: +65 6688 8857
Overall rating: 3.906/5
Written by A. Nathanael Ho.