The group of us went to support Maureen's participation in the Colgate Slimsoft Finale Party back in June 2012. After the event, we went to Chef Daniel's Kitchen at Bugis+ (old Iluma) to have dinner. We were quite privilege to meet the friendly Chef Daniel himself who came over to have a chat with you us.
When our teas were served, we were all like wondering how to read with the tea pot submerged inside a glass. The picture above hopefully is self-explanatory.
Stewed Lamb Shank with Rose Wine 4.2/5
I have read reviewes about the new menu at Chef Daniel's Kitchen and I remembered that the Stewed Lamb Shank is a must try. I ordered the Stewed Lamb Shank with Rose Wine sauce ($30) and it did not disappoint me. The melted in the mouth lamb shank was beautifully paired with the rose wine sauce. The herb crusted potatoes was a nice touch to the normal mash potatoes.
Braised Somen with Coloso Crabmeat 4.2/5
This is my first time having Somen, a thin Japanese wheat noodles. I really enjoyed the lightness and texture of the noodles. The Braised Somen with Coloso Crabmeat ($28) in superior broth came with an abundance of seafood too. There were red snapper, scallop and prawns.
Six Sense Mushroom Soup
Maureen and Kai have the Six Sense Mushroom Soup ($18). The soup is a good showcase of Chef Daniel's east-meet-west concept. Herbs like Qian Shi, Huai Shan, Xiang Lian, Bai He, Yu Zhu and Dried Longan to give it a nice Asian twist. Crunchy Chinese Cabbage is used which served like croutons.
Kai ordered from the Best Cut Section that includes a salad and cake. The salad is prepared at table side. I understand the fresh greens were evenly tossed and tasty.
The steak comes with red wine reduction sauce, roasted vegetables and mash potatoes served at the side. The Angus Sirloin (200g $40) itself was already very tender and beautiful.
Sashimi Grade Tuna
The beautiful pinkish Tuna Tataki like Sashimi Grade Tuna ($30) got the thumbs up approval from Jiayi and Rae. The tuna was slightly seared with cracked pepper and cumin and paired with green asparagus and white wine butter sauce.
Summer Grilled Snapper
Celes had the Summer Grilled Snapper ($32) which was grilled with aromatic herbs, accompanied with julienned vegetables, cherry tomato confit and braised garlic. Understand from her the sauce was a tad salty but compliment the fish very well. However she felt that they can be more generous with the sauce.
Chef Daniel's Kitchen
201 Victoria Street
Tel: +65 65099888
Nearest MRT: Bugis (EW Line, DT Line)
Daily: 1130am - 3pm, 6pm - 11pm
1) Alight at Bugis MRT station. Take Exit C. Cross Victoria Street. Walk to Bugis+. Journey time about 10 minutes.