Thursday, June 24, 2010

19 Oriental Avenue, Shangri-La - An Awesome Tasting Table

Arpana and Ruchika from The Shangri-La invited me over to a tasting table at 19 Oriental Avenue, Shangri-La saying that Sid of Chef at Large had given them my reference. Would I come... oh yes, I certainly would. Arrived at the hotel and was greeted by ever smiling Arpana and Ruchika. They walked us thru the restaurant, which serves Thai, Chinese and Japanese cuisines and has a separate bar area with two private dining areas with a lovely view.
After being introduced to the other guests on the tasting table, we were served the appetizers Assorted Sushi platter, Assorted Sashimi Platter, Crispy duck roll, Som tam, Crispy mushroom, Honey Chilly sauce, Steamed Pokchoy & Mushroom Dumpling
The Duck Rolls with Hoisin sauce was something I just had to ask for more despite knowing I have a huge meal ahead of me....

This Sashimi [It is raw fish, or shellfish, usually served with wasabi and soya sauce] platter was presented with such style in a large yellow ceramic bowl, that it totally floored me..... The freshness, colour and visual presentation was excellent.

There was Salmon, Squid, Tuna, Octopus, Yellowtail, Scallop, Sea Urchin and much more as part of the platter...

This was dish was one on my favourites on the table.... :) It had Sid and me clicking away. However for full impact you'll have to visit them yourself... I don't think the pictures we took at doing justice to the awesomeness which was on display....

The next course was the Soup, we had Tum Yam ( Chicken/Vegetable) which somehow didn't quite catch my fancy... which however was caught by the bowl it was served in ....

The main course consisted of Lobster Golden Garlic Sauce (Chinese Signature), Seafood Bunkayaki ( Japanese Signature), Steamed Snapper with black bean sauce, Thai Black pepper chicken, Mix vegetable with mushroom and garlic, Mapo tofu Asparagus with garlic, Chilli and nut fried rice, Veg fried noodle.

I couldn't wait to dig in....

My plate was an amalgamation so many flavours that I had to go slow in order to savour all of them......

The lobster arrived and it made Sid n me stop eating to click lots of pictures.....

The Lobster Golden Garlic Sauce (Chinese Signature) was very Delicious...

We were eating with a varied range of people who ran websites, are consultants and food lovers like Sid and me.... It was motley crowd and after a bit the uneasiness disappears and we were chatting like we knew each other for a while... Food really crosses all barriers... :)

The Seafood Bunkayaki ( Japanese Signature) came right at the end...... I really wish it had come before i was so full.... However the fusion Miso-Mayo in it tasted quite unique....

It's presentation was really unique and had us floored....


Meeting the 3 Chefs was a great experience. Must thank them profusely for making us such a scrumptious meal....

The dessert was Green Tea Cheesecake with gari, sticky rice and mango.

The next dessert was a Creme Brulee....

Ruchika n I had a lovely time chatting up... Dining at the 19 Oriental Avenue, Shangri-La was indeed an enjoyable experience..... Would love to go back here again... Thank you for having me over.

2 comments:

Sravanthi said...

Loveeee the yummy pics.. i fear i might die just drooling over it!!!

Turmericnspice said...

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