Adrift by David Myers – Drifting away from the norm fabulously!

Adrift

Marina Bay Sands Hotel Tower 2 near Bayfront MRT

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DSC_0761 DSC_0768Upon entering this modern, sleek and cavernous bistro, Adrift is bound to make you feel very relaxed in many ways. Firstly, you will be welcomed with their smiley and prompt staffs who are stationed all over the restaurant. And secondly, we’ve managed to swap for a bigger communal table that is by the alluring ceiling-to-floor glass window which you could gaze out into the calming waters outside.

DSC_0758Befitting the occasion, a mini celebration for our bdays amidst the heavy schedule, K and I decided to chill out with this glass of Harajuku as if Ginza is just by the side. Tasting pretty manly with its strong whisky base while a light orange aroma and bitter dark chocolate was added to make it less serious, a little more frivolous. 

DSC_0755Despite serving a more straightforward lunch compared to its dinner, innovation could still be spotted in the dishes that Adrift serves. Focusing on modern Asian, most dishes are given an Asian twist to it which is greatly adored. This bowl of luscious young kale, beautifully lashed with the fragrant shallot vinaigrette was undoubtedly reinforced by the heavier-tasting truffled-infused pecorino cheese. $18.

DSC_0757And topped on this toasted pandesal bread is a luxurious spread of evenly pulled suckling pig and pickled papaya. These small bites, brilliantly intense in flavours, owns a slight spicy tang that helps to lift the overall taste. Very delicious indeed! $16.   Continue reading

Pollen Street Social (Dessert)

Pollen Street Social

Oxford Circus station

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Lemon and white chocolate ganache with carrot cake, basil meringue, basil puree. Ganache had a really good texture, smooth, not too soft and has a little sour in it that would excite your salivary glands to want for more. The crumbles are the carrot cake and goes well with the ganache. Creative and very palatable.

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Really couldn’t remember what this dessert was but it was good too.

Pollen Street Social serves daring, interesting, fanciful and really palatable desserts. Love the way how the chef executes all the desserts. It’s a place that I would not mind to keep going for desserts after a proper meal. For a proper meal, you could visit Little Social first which is just opposite the road.

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The Glasshouse Restaurant

The Glasshouse Restaurant

Next to Kew Gardens station

The neighbourhood around Kew Gardens station is pretty posh, tranquil and typical Britain. Though it’s just a few stops outside London, it didn’t feel like London anymore and felt a little close to Cambridge actually. Pretty houses with pretty flowers can basically sum up the whole atmosphere of Kew Gardens station. And outside this station, lies a one michelin gem- The Glasshouse Restaurant.

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Scallops with truffles. Very well seared and fragrant on its own, the scallops tasted even better with the pieces of truffles and mushroom. The white pieces are the mushrooms.

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Mackerel with fried quail eggs. Quail eggs were really well cooked and timed well. Despite having to boil and then fry the egg with batter, the yolk still stays runny and adds an eggy flavour to the fresh, raw mackerel. Continue reading

Little Social

Little Social

Near Oxford Circus station

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Crab with beet root and tomato. Tomato tasted really fragrant (to my surprise) as there was miso dressing on it and the crab meat was flaky, cold and fresh. Just thought that the crab meat was slightly salty but otherwise a good appetiser. About 10 pounds.

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Slow cooked egg with watercress soup and crouton and morreos. Watercress soup was smooth, warm and soothing. Together with crouton and egg, it became quite fragrant but does not have an overpowering taste so that you can taste your mains better. Really yummy appetiser. About 10 pounds.

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Beef burger with foei gras. Beef was cooked to the right texture, and bacon was crispy. The foei gras added more calories as well as flavour to it. A burst of bbq, meaty flavour at each bite. Really flavourful and delectable burger for just 27 pounds. There is also a choice of not adding the foie gras and it would be 10 pounds cheaper. Continue reading

Tapas Brindisa Soho

Tapas Brindisa Soho

Near Oxford Circus station

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Really Yummy bread grilled with olive oil, tomato, garlic and some salt. Felt that the tomato, garlic and salt gave it a very distinct taste which is actually quite addictive. One of the favourite tapas I had.

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Croquette with jamón. Smooth potato mash in it and well fried on the outside.

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Chewy and springy octopus. Octopus on its own tasted fresh and succulent but wasn’t fragrant and dressing was a little oily.

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Chorizo toast was pretty good to my surprise. I thought chorizo would be too salty too my liking but didn’t taste that salty actually and it wasn’t tough or too dry, just of the right texture. Continue reading