Wednesday, September 28, 2022

藝 yì by Jereme Leung @ Raffles Hotel Singapore - Refreshed Menu By MasterChef Jereme Leung with New Specialities


藝 yì by Jereme Leung at Raffles Hotel Singapore has recently launched a refreshed menu. Put together by MasterChef Jereme Leung and Executive Chef Yap Poh Weng, 藝 yì continues to bring to you Chinese provincial dishes with a touch of modern artistic flair whilst retaining traditional flavours and classic styles.

Deep-fried Marinated Pork Belly with Black Garlic 3.5/5

The evening started with a couple of Chef Jereme's drinking snacks. First was a bowl of moreish Deep-fried Marinated Pork Belly with Black Garlic. These golden morsels had a thin, puffed-up crisp exterior that remained crunchy even after sitting out for a while. The pork belly still retained that expected tenderness despite being thinly sliced.

Pan-fried Cuttlefish Cake on Quinoa 3.5/5

Pan-fried Cuttlefish Cake on Quinoa had an enjoyable bouncy texture. I love the accompanying Spicy Tangy Salsa had all the zest of a green Nam Jim.

Hokkaido Scallops 4.5/5, Deep-fried Shrimp Balls 4.5/5
Sliced South African Abalone & Vegetarian Abalone 4/5, Crispy Pork Belly 4/5

We had an appetiser sampler platter. Hokkaido Scallops on Cordyceps Flower & Spinach Rolls in spicy sesame sauce epitomise the chef's artistic approach to the cuisine. A cold dish from the Zhejiang coastal province, the Hokkaido scallop sits on a 'ying-yang' handmade rolls of cordyceps flowers and spinach. The same goes for the Sliced South African Abalone & Vegetarian Abalone. A combination of freshly sliced South African and vegetarian abalone presented elegantly in a cocktail glass, Chef's Sichuan green pepper dressing laced the dish with a fragrant and citrusy note.

Deep-fried Shrimp Balls

The Deep-fried Shrimp Ball surprised me with its lightness- its crisped exterior had an airy-like texture, with a delightfully juicy and well-seasoned shrimp mixture that paired well with cheddar cheese. The Crispy Pork Belly didn't disappoint with crackling skin and tender meat.

Iberico Pork Roll wrapped with Crispy Seaweed 4.5/5

Iberico Pork Roll wrapped with Crispy Seaweed with Pickled Sliced Green Mango & Homemade Specialty Sauce is prepared with a 10-hours of careful slow-cooking of the pork in Chef's homemade brine. Next, it is wrapped with a layer of seaweed and then fried. The savoury, crispy seaweed gave the juicy, tender meat a nice contrasting crunch, while the sweet Specialty Sauce that carried a bit of sourness cut the meat's richness.

Double Boiled Chicken Soup 4.5/5

The Double Boiled Chicken Soup was nourishing with Fish Maw, Bamboo Fungus and Matsutake Mushroom, and the warmed coconut elevated the soup with a comforting coconut aroma. The softened coconut made this light soup pretty hearty too.

Poached Rice 4.8/5

The Poached Rice with Assorted Seafood in Shrimp Broth was wholesome and delicious with succulent seafood, singing with umami-ness from flavours imparted by the rich shrimp broth.

Double-boiled Hokkaido Milk and Ginger Pudding 5/5

Steamed Red Dates & Coconut Cake 5/5

The desserts are the highlights for me, especially the Double-boiled Hokkaido Milk and Ginger Pudding with Butterfly Pea Bird's Nest. It was mellow sweet, soft and soul comforting. The Steamed Red Dates & Coconut Cake was just as marvellous with its chewy texture and well-balanced sweetness.

Photos and words by Si An. A girl who is allured by travelling, loves the feel of freedom, smell of the rain and the aroma of fine coffee and food. Note: This is an invited tasting.

藝 Yi By Jereme Leung
Raffles Arcade
328 North Bridge Road
Singapore 188719
Tel: +65 63371886
Nearest MRT: City Hall (EW Line, NS Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 1130am - 2pm, 6pm - 930pm

1) Alight at City Hall MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to Junction of North Bridge Road and Bras Basah Road. Cross the road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]

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