Media Tasting at The Quarters
The Quarters Bistro and Grill is helmed by chef-owner Deming who is emphatic about local spices and ingredients. Applauded by the local media, he has made a name for himself with his “Duriancanboleh”, his popular Durian Creme Brulee which I had tasted.
The Quarters Bistro and Grill has continued to serve up bold and refreshing modern Singaporean cuisine that contains the characteristics of local heritage.
The meal started off with the Salted Egg Tebasaki, mid wings nicely char-grilled to perfection, smoky aroma with crispy like skin. Could not exactly taste its signature salted egg aioli since the smoky taste had covered up the dollop.
Chawanmushi was infused with Cincalok, which is a Malaccan/Penang food made of fermented small shrimps or krill. Subtle flavor and the texture of the egg custard was almost pudding-like, silky smooth.
Naming the dish ‘’Ohh La La!’’ would sound like an exclamation of joy since this dish of venus clams and croutons was drenched with the iconic Signature Chilli Crab Sauce. There was definitely a burst of crustacean flavor from the sweet spicy thick sauce. I guess some people would love to have more croutons so that the sauce would not have gone to waste.
‘’Fwah!” was another dish of an interesting name. The Foie Gras, slightly on the salty side had a great buttery texture! With a little sweetness from the Kaya and almost fluid-like scrambled egg on toast, the combination just works well for me.
I would not deny the fact that I enjoy dishes with Buah keluak in them since it could be an acquired taste. The Buah keluak fried rice was quite my thing, pairing well with fragrant rendang sauce which I could have them alone. Not to forget the tender Wagyu Beef Cubes as well.
Last but not least was chef-owner Deming’s highly raved ‘’Duriancanboleh’’ which I had been anticipating all along. Torched in front of us, the sugar had beautifully formed a layer of caramelized crust on the surface. Cracking it up revealed the creamy like the texture of the Creme Brulee with the mild taste of durian.
Those who dislike Durian could pick an alternative version which was the passionfruit Creme Brulee.
Chef-owner Deming had revealed that his upcoming menu will be involving 5 different Buah keluak dishes. Do check The Quarters out to appreciate its modern Singaporean cuisine.
6-course at S$60++ per person. This menu will be refreshed monthly.
*Service charge(10%) and GST(7%) applicable.
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