You may have read about my dinner at NUSS Suntec City's The Bistro, but here is a post on its new August set menu that features a fusion theme. In case you hadn't known, entry to The Bistro is for NUSS members only, but of course you can always get a member to bring you in. The Suntec City Guild House also has a grill night on weekends, and I do hope I can find some time to try that soon!
Complimentary Garlic Bread
Dinner this time round at The Bistro was with Ms Sugar Elaine, who I must add is a grand pastry chef in the making. I have every faith in her that she will be a big name in the industry in the years to come.
Cream of Wild Mushroom
The Cream of Wild Mushroom was not too bad, the kind with grainy mushroom bits that I very much prefer to the white, soupy types. A good blend of portobello, shiitake and button mushrooms.
Grilled Prawns & Baby Scallops with Goma Chilli Jam on Agedashi Tofu
I felt a little "cheated" with my choice of appetiser. The name Grilled Prawns & Baby Scallops with Goma Chilli Jam on Agedashi Tofu was a bit of a misnomer in itself because there was only one prawn and one scallop to speak of. Simple but with little flavour to it.
Cured Sichuan Pepper Salmon with Sweet Wasabi Dressing on a Bed of Fresh Mesclun Leaves
Ms Sugar's choice appetiser looked pretty but probably too healthy for me haha.
Five-Spice Honey Roast Duck with Peppercorn Cream and Boiled Red French Beans
You know I love my duck, like the awesome duck confit at The Black Sheep Café, or the roast Nantaise duck from the Michelin-starred Il Ristorante Trussardi Alla Scala in Milan. The Five-Spice Honey Roast Duck with Peppercorn Cream is definitely something worthy of mention as well, because I really liked the tenderness of the duck as well as the addictive peppercorn cream sauce. I do wish there was more duck to indulge in!
Oven Roasted Chilean Cod Steak
Ms Sugar wanted a change for her main course, and chose the Oven Roasted Chilean Cod Steak from the à la carte menu. It was a big chunk of cod for sure, and she did say it was quite good.
Baked Almond Peach Tart with Vanilla Ice-Cream
I gave the set menu's dessert a chance but it turned out to be quite disappointing because of its (tiny) size. While I liked the flaky crust and sweet insides, it's just too small to be satisfying at all.
Best advice? Order from the à la carte menu, and besides all you pay is 50% of its labelled price. Ms Sugar's choice of an Orange Cheesecake was as good as my Mango Passion Cheesecake from my previous visit, and for almost the same reasons too. We liked how the sweet and tangy orange flavour (with orange bits too) mixed so well with the slightly sour and smooth cheesecake.
$28++ for the four-course set meal(comes with free flow soft drinks as well as coffee or tea at the end of the meal),
Additional $3.50++ for the cream of wild mushroom soup,
Additional $14.00++ for the oven roasted chilean cod steak,
Additional $3.50++ for the orange cheesecake.
Suntec City, Level 5.
For members only. Members, however, are allowed to bring guests.
Pictures taken with the Canon Ixus 80 IS.