KU DÉ TA

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Perched up on the 57th floor of Tower 3 at the gorgeous Marina Bay Sands Resort, KU DÉ TA offers fine dining modern Asian cuisine – and does not disappoint the taste buds at all.

The better half had meetings in the morning and so we decided that we would meet in the afternoon for lunch.  Now, I have wanted to stay at the Marina Bay Sands for the longest time, its one if the newest hotels in Singapore and the Sands group spared no expense on the hotel.  Alas, it was way too expensive to stay for the night, and so we settled on a meal in one of their restaurants – KU DÉ TA it was!

The food, while expensive, was WELL worth the money. And you know, I am such a foodie and would NEVER recommend a restaurant unless I really liked it – anyone taking time out of their day to read this blog will only get the absolute truth – scouts honour! Believe me when I say, this was a brilliant restaurant, and after the meal – well, a view that was simply breathtaking.

We both had the lunch tasting menu, which came up to $58 per person.  We had a bottle of champagne, so of course, that put the price up – hey, a girls gotta drink! 🙂

Here are some pictures I managed to sneak in;

the best salad ever

the best salad ever

To start, crunchy mesclun salad with young ginger and citrus sakura dressing.  The salad dressing was to die for – japanese ginger salad dressing.   The better half was so impressed with it, that he’s now found a recipe online and will attempt to replicate it at home!

Tuna Tatar

Tuna Tatar

The other starter was chopped ‘hon maguro’ Tuna Tatare with soy-pickled wasabi and ginger blossom.  This was the only thing I was not wild about – only because I am not a fan of raw tuna

My pork belly

My pork belly

I had the de raza iberico pork belly steamed with shaoxing wine, accompanied with braised bamboo shoot and soymilk mustard jus.  I am a massive fan of pork belly and so ordered it – very very very fatty so if you’re not a fan of fat, I would stay far away. I LOVED it though.  Once again, seasoned gorgeously.

The better half's (healthy) salmon

The better half’s (healthy) salmon

I have fish on Friday’s (its a catholic thing) and so I try not to eat fish any other day really.  The better half chose the Norwegian salmon roasted over charcoal with chinese date, choya and yamasa shoyu.  This fish was very nice, not much sauce to accompany it, making me taste the clean lines of the salmon. No fussing about with sauce – just very good salmon on its own.

Side orders of rice and mushrooms

Side orders of rice and mushrooms

These mushrooms were out of this world tasty

These mushrooms were out of this world tasty

We both agreed that the braised shitake mushrooms in brown butter with fresh thyme leaf was very very good.

Steamed akitakomachi

Steamed akitakomachi

Organic rice from Nothern Japan – gets my vote!

 

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The dessert of strawberry infused nepal pepper, accompanied with kuri goma pudding, japanese citrus and soya milk was a little – adventurous.  Took a little getting used to – I mean, who has pepper with strawberry and pudding?! Not something I would order again in a hurry I’m afraid, a little too adventurous for me and beyond my taste-buds.

Would I recommend this restaurant – you bet I would! Its a bit on the pricey side, but worth the money.

Check the view out – I bet its gorgeous at night too.

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They look like two boobs!

They look like two boobs!

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This is Garden’s By The Bay, the latest attraction to grace Singapore’s shores.  It is a park spanning 101 hectares (250 acres) of reclaimed land in central Singapore, adjacent to the Marina Reservoir. The park consists of three waterfront gardens: Bay South Garden, Bay East Garden and Bay Central Garden. Shame we didn’t have time to visit – next time for sure!

KimmyX

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