Singapore is a melting pot of cuisines, incorporating a rich heritage of food dishes consisting of Chinese, Indian, Malaysian and Indonesian influences. It has the potentiality to tease your taste-buds and elevate you to food nirvana if whipped well. I recently had a chance to try it when Chefs from Swissôtel and Fairmont Singapore decided to blend tradition and contemporary at the Flavours of Singapore food festival.
The ‘Flavours of Singapore’ food festival will kick off at Sofitel Mumbai BKC from June 22 to July 1. The festival was inaugurated by Mr. Ajit Singh, Consul General of the Republic of Singapore in Mumbai and Mr. Biswajit Chakraborty, General Manager of Sofitel Mumbai BKC. From the dreamy Singapore décor to the spread, the festival ensured that it had it all.
We loved the plethora of soups like Carrot and Tomatoes, Bak Kut Teh and Penarakan Salted Duck, The Chinese Herbal Chicken was like a warm, creamy hug. From the stellar appetizers of the sumptuous spread, we relished the Glassnoodle with Chilli Sauce, Gado Gado and Assam Squid. From the mains, Singapore Chili Crab with Mantoa tasted like the stuff of food heaven.
The Stir-fried Gong Bo Chicken and Curry Bean Curd were downright fantastic. The Sambal Long bean and Hainanese Chicken Rice with their nuanced flavours also have to be a big hit. I ended the meal with the Snow Fungus Pear Soup and Mango Pomelo Sago which were total dessert delights.
The complex layers of Singapore’s culinary landscape were portrayed beautifully by the property. The festival was well the perfect ode to the delish cuisine. I felt like I took a trip to Singapore without even boarding a flight and returned back with the dreamiest of food comas. Courtesy, the gorgeous Sofitel BKC and the ever-gracious staff!
Where: Pondichéry Cafe, Sofitel Mumbai BKC
Lunch- 12.00 pm to 3.00 pm
Dinner- 7.00 pm to 12.00 midnight
Dates: 22nd June, 2018 to 1st July, 2018
Note: The critic was invited by the restaurant but all the opinions expressed herewith are her own