|Bed and Breakfast-- Quail Egg, crispy taro crust with caviar|
This was ok. I like the idea of it but it needed more flavour
|Cloud-- cured mackeral, compressed cucumber, black sesame, vinegar and mist of rose|
Cute presentation but I didn't like the mackeral and vinegar, the whole thing was too slimy for my liking
|Foie Gras-- Pan seared with crispy vermicelli and lettuce wrap|
Best so far, this was truly delicious, loved the "Abby" sauce that was drizzled on
|Three Tomatoes-- (from the left) tomato braised in chinese rice wine vinegar, cherry tomato baked in filo with olive tapenade and tomato marshmallow with green onion oil|
The first two were average, the marshmallow was a miss.
|Scallop-- Sashimi, sugar snap peas, crispy rice and wine|
This was executed well
|Dim sum-- Chilli crab fun gor and spicy lamb soup dumpling|
This was one of my favourites, great flavours and juicy. The Chilli crab fun gor (left) was especially good. The skin of the spicy lamb soup was slightly thick, but the soup in it was spot on.
|Hawthorn-- palate cleanser of tea with chili, mandarin orange sorbet, lemon grass meringue|
|Loved the mystique! After pouring the test tube of tea into the bowl, a cloud of dried ice appeared for the duration of the course. Apart from that, it tasted fresh and sweet.|
|Cod-- with samphire and crispy seaweed. A solid piece of cod which I always marvel at how restaurants can make such a boring piece of fish taste so good.|
|Sweetbread-- Braised in oyster sauce, sweet and sour pearl onion and artichoke puree|
This paid homage to the ubiquitous "sweet and sour" flavour favored by westerners when ordering take away chinese.
|Angus Beef-- slow roasted in a 10 aromatic veal bouillon, spicy potato and chive jiaozi|
Great soup and tender beef, although I question it's late positioning on the menu, seeing that it's more of a soup than a main.
|Bai Jiu-- Chinese wheat liquor and fever tree tonic foam, lime parfait and liquorice caramel|
An interesting use of Bai Jiu which is normally really overpowering. Here it's smell is only subtle and worked well with the rest of the ingredients
|Coconut-- Palm sugar creme brulee, sour morello cherry compote and coconut milk|
This was the best desert and according to Oliver who is a creme brulee fan, one of the best creme brulees he's had.
|Petit Dim Sum-- decent, especially the "spotted dick" buns|