UPDATE (26/11/2017): The restaurant has closed down.
Still on Marina Bay Sands, I decided to have dinner against a panoramic view on the 57th floor in a restaurant helmed by chef Justin Quek. Sky on 57 features a selection of modern interpretation of Franco-Asian cuisine, and it seems like Maine lobster is one of its specialties as it is featured in a few dishes offered.
The picture above shows the bar area where I enjoyed my unique dessert that night. Read on to find out more!
Parmesan & Furikake Bread
While waiting for the soup to come, I was offered various kinds of bread by the server. I decided to try the parmesan bread which was adequately cheesy and savoury, as well as the furikake (Japanese mixed dried seasonings) bread which was half as good as the former. The unsalted butter provided on a separate plate was sprinkled with a bit of salt and pepper on top.
JQ's Signature Fresh Mushroom Cappuccino S$18.00
Served in a mug, the frothy mushroom soup came with slightly crispy, mildly seasoned crackers. While it was pretty milky and aromatic, I'd have loved it more if it'd been less salty. Upon finishing half of it, I found myself in need of the sparkling water that I'd previously ordered.
Cantonese Broth 'Kang' S$28.00
Truth be told, the best dish of the day was the other and only soup found in the dinner menu. Nicely positioned in an adequately thick seafood broth was pumpkin blossom stuffed with sweet Maine lobster and crunchy water chestnuts. To top it off, seaweed was added for an added slimy texture.
Pan-Roasted Ocean Snapper Fillet S$65.00
A slab of fresh ocean snapper came with light, non-spicy curry sauce which could be slightly thicker. While the fish could be juicier, it went pretty well with the fusion sauce which had a strong hint of condensed milk. I wish I could have more of the fried asparagus stalks which were surprisingly moist on the inside.
JQ's Signature Roasted Crackling Suckling Pig S$69.00
One of the recommended dishes is the roasted suckling pig which takes approximately 25 minutes of preparation time. In spite of its elegant appearance, I wasn't particularly impressed with the taste. While the skin delivered a delightful crunch and the meat was tender, it was a tad too salty for my liking. The colourful side dishes, no matter how few, did provide a bit of relief to the somewhat monotonous flavour of the meat.
Chrysanthemum Flower Sorbet S$20.00
The beautifully decorated dessert dish featured chrysanthemum sorbet which was refreshing and not too sweet, complete with a slightly bitter taste of the flower. It was positioned on top of a very thin layer of cane sugar and ginger jelly, providing enough space for sweetened dried longans and tapioca pearls to sit as well.
Note that a minimum spending of $50.00 per person is required for lunch, and double the amount for dinner. Pika's advice: It'd be best to come down to the bar, instead of having a full meal, to enjoy the bird's eye view of the city while sipping on one of their cocktails. No minimum spending is required on the bar items!
Sky on 57
10 Bayfront Avenue
#57-00 Marina Bay Sands
(Daily: 7.00am - 11.45pm)
*Prices quoted are subject to 10% service charge and 7% GST.
Have a nice meal,