This is one of the new celebrity Restaurant opened in Sentosa. This is a showcase of our local chef celebrity Sam Leong. It is located inside the new Hotel Equarie Hotel away from Universa Studio. The underground car park is connected. Just follow the direction for the hotel. Take the lift to the lobby where Forest is located.
The decor of the restaurant is a open kitchen concept on the left of the entrance. The ceiling is decorated with a tree like wood structure.
We were there to have the Restaurant Week (RW) dinner and expected the $55 menu but was surprise to find them offering a $35 discovery menu. I enquire about it and was told the more expensive menu has an extra course and we could choose either menu.
We decided to stick to the $35 menu since we were still very full from the earlier RW lunch and now having early dinner. We made the right choices as we were very full when the last course of noodles were served.
The 1st dish was not listed in the menu but was a piece of art and pleasing to the eye. One bite and you will be hit with a icy cold and sour sensation, which will open your appertite to the next few dishes. I do not know the name of this complementary dish but I think it is made with tomato, mandarin orange and plum wine. It was a beautiful colour combination served in a artistic bronze colour bowl on top of a beautiful white and gold leaves plate.
Salt & Pepper Bailing Mushroom Salad
This salt and pepper Bailing Mushroom has a light taste and the Bailing mushroom has a texture like abalone and the rocket salad was fresh.
Charcoal Grill NZ Cod with Sauteed Spicy Egg Plant
The New Zealand Cod and Spicy Egg Plant was served in an artistic and constrasting plate. The portion were small but the fish was nicely grilled and has a char taste but not burnt. I like the single pieces of egg plant which has the right texture. I guess good things comes in small portion.
Ee-Fu Noodle with Chicken
The last course was Ee-Fu noodle with chicken. The noodle was a generous portion but the salt level was too high for me. As I have to keep drinking Chrysanthemum tea. It was fried well with chunks of chicken and served in a artistic bowl.
The menu does not comes with tea and Chrysanthemum tea were charged at $6.80 per head before tax.
The prices is considered cheap as you get 3 courses for $35++ per person and overall the portion does not makes you hungry as the noodle is the staple. It is a palate sensory journey which is worth trying at that price.
Date of Visit: 2012-10-07