Saturday, 21 May 2016

Wokº15 Kitchen – Dining with Million Dollars View [MEDIA INVITE]

Wokº15 Kitchen

It is not very often you can dine in Singapore, with the sight of of a “boat” (all right, a Yacht) that cost more than your house in Singapore. Well, at Wokº15 Kitchen, the million dollars picturesque view is part of the package. While walking to the restaurant, LD and I had fun choosing which yacht we like most.

The "Boat" View

Wokº15 Kitchen is the flagship Chinese Restaurant by Oneº15 brand in Marina Sentosa Cove Singapore. With Executive Chef Chum Kar Ho leading the charge in the kitchen, expect to see the most exquisite Cantonese dishes. In case you are wondering, Wokº15 Kitchen is open to public.

Part of the Marina View


Appetizer for the tasting session was Japanese Greenhouse Tomatoes served with Wasabi Infused Sesame Sauce (胡麻酱芥末温室番茄 - $8 per plate ). The tomato was huge and ripe, well covered in the sesame sauce. Although, it sesame sauce supposed to be infused with wasabi, you will barely notice its presence. It was served chilled and provide a refreshing start to the meal, especially during this hot weather.

Japanese Greenhouse Tomatoes served with Wasabi Infused Sesame Sauce 

Japanese Greenhouse Tomatoes served with
Wasabi Infused Sesame Sauce (Individual Portion)

Double Boiled Japanese Chicken Soup with Himematsutake Mushrooms (姬松茸炖日本樱花鸡 - $36 per pot). One of the essence of Cantonese cooking. The soup. The clear brown colour broth is well infused with he flavour of chicken, mushrooms and the dry abalone. The nutritious soup was served individually without the fillings. It is robust and feels clean at the same time.

Double Boiled Japanese Chicken Soup with Himematsutake Mushrooms

Grilled Garoupa Fillet with Beancurd Skin served in Stone Pot (石窝豆筋焖星斑件 - $32). The garoupa fillet was well coated with flour before it was deep fried, so it sealed the juice inside the fillet. The skin is slightly crispy, which compliment the slightly chewy beancurd skin. The special soy sauce binds the whole ingredients together. A simple looking dish but with different layer of texture in it.

Grilled Garoupa Fillet with Beancurd Skin served in Stone Pot 

Grilled Garoupa Fillet with Beancurd Skin served in Stone Pot
(Individual Portion) 

Chilli Crab served with Fried Mantou (星洲辣汁螃蟹伴炸馒头 - $55 per kg and Golden Fried Man Tau $1 per pc). The chilli crab is the signature dish of the restaurant. It was finger-licking fantastic, the crabs was huge and solid. The chilli sauce was not mind blowing spicy, instead it has a nice balance between the sweet, spicy and tanginess to the dish.

Chilli Crab

The crispy skin man tou with fluffy inner part provided a good sponge for the sauce. We basically just slurping the egg coated chilli crab gravy like a soup. The two crabs that we have is about 1.2kg each. Priced at $55 per kg at the moment, it is also cheaper than those outside. Definitely give you the motivation to drive into Sentosa Cove, to try their special chilli crab.


Golden Fried Man Tau

The carbo was Braised Vermicelli with Diced Seafood, Salted Fish, Shrimp Paste and Vegetables (大澳焖米粉 - $22). Though you should not judge the food from the looks, this dish look slightly pale from the beginning. We were expecting the infused vermicelli broth will give us a wow factor, however it was flat all the way. We decided to spice things up and add XO sauce, and it just bring life to the dish.

Braised Vermicelli with Diced Seafood,
Salted Fish, Shrimp Paste and Vegetables
 
Braised Vermicelli with Diced Seafood,
Salted Fish, Shrimp Paste and Vegetables
 (Individual Portion)

The sweet ending was Double Boiled Snow Fungus and Osmanthus served in Coconut (椰盅桂花海底椰雪耳 - $12). A flawless dessert where the snow fungus and osmanthus are double boiled inside the coconut. The coconut juice provide a unique sweetness and a hint of coconut richness to the desserts. Definitely a way to end a memorable meal, which nourish your health and complexion.

Double Boiled Snow Fungus and Osmanthus served in Coconut

For lunch, the amount of food served was just nice. It filled us up, but not to the point of food coma. The décor of the restaurant is just elegant. Modern Chinese restaurant design with cushioned chairs and clean with table cloth. The private room is decorated in dark blue, in contrast to red and white in the main dining area.

Main Dining Area

Overall, it was really a wonderful dining experience. Wokº15 Kitchen dishes really epitomise the nature of Cantonese Cuisine. The Chilli Crab is a definite must try and a deserving signature dish of this restaurant as well. So if you are looking for a Cantonese restaurant with Millions dollar picturesque view, give Wokº15 Kitchen. Cheers!!

Food & Drink: 8.75/10
Value: 7.5/10
Service: n/a (tasting invitation)
Ambiance: 8.5/10
Budget per Person: $51 - $80

Wokº15 Kitchen
11 Cove Drive
Level 1 ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove
Singapore 098497

T: +65 6305 6998
IG: @Wok15kitchen
OH:
Lunch Tue – Sat: 11.30 – 14.30
Lunch Sun & PH: 11.00 – 14.30
Dinner Tue – Sun & PH: 18.00 – 22.00 (LO 21.30)

Closed on Mon, except of PH

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