had a wonderful dinner with a close friend at me@oue on 9.6.2015. ^^
this dinner was postponed for more than a month from before his birthday & my cornwall trip 7-18.5.2015.
we were booked for 6.30pm, so great views of MBS & marina bay before nightfall.
we had a great table right by the window. anyway, you can just walk outside to the terrace, and marina bay front opens up before you!^^
a shot of the inside.
we started with warm squid ink brioche. i had mine broken into bite size pieces before i remembered & assembled them for the photo. haha! 🙂
there was a soothing table decor.
we decided to order japanese ohmi wagyu A4 striploin to share & a red lobster each. so was picking an appetiser to share.
i already had the tuna tartare the last time here. we settled on a scallop carpaccio served on some veloute topped with caviar.
must say the scallop carpaccio was top grade sashimi, very sweet & tasty. there were 5 slices. the veloute was good too.
the red lobster, which was done chilli crab style arrived, together with deep-fried man tou.
surprised, i pointed out to the server that the last time i had the red lobster here, it was a full lobster & not 1/2 lobster.
he replied that indeed it was a full lobster & he had it split for us so that each of use was served a 1/2 lobster on individual plate instead of sharing it with 1 man tou.
so the server misunderstood our order, quite understandably. we were very pleased with the excellent service.
likewise he split for us the ohmi A4 wagyu striploin, done the recommended medium rare. ^^
wagyu was 200g, so after split, it was still a sizeable portion, served separately with sides (jalapeño chilli, leek, king oyster mushroom, cherry tomato) & 4 dip sauces. excellent food, superb service! 🙂
ohmi is among the top 3 japanese wagyu, the other 2 being matsuzaka & kobe.
it was very nicely marbled & flavourful, excellent grilling & medium rare. most enjoyable!
we wondered about ordering a second red lobster as initially intended.
lobster was nice, still chilli crab style was not my favourite & it was a large lobster (maybe 650g), so 1/2 was a big enough portion & the “mistake” suited us well, probably wouldn’t want a second order.
we picked through the menu with the very helpful & professional server, and decided on the lobster risotto.
the risotto was excellently al dente, though al dente risotto is not my friend’s favourite. the crustacean stock was very tasty & intense but a tad too salty.
for myself, i prefer the crustacean stock to be tempered with vegetable stock to give much more balanced sweet flavours. 🙂
lobster was plentiful. i believe they did use a full lobster & split into 1/2 & served individually to us.
beautiful photo of MBS – marina bay sands.
my friend has expensive camera & takes great photos. he was quite busy getting out to the terrace to capture the magic hour.
another beautiful shot of marina bayfront. 🙂
we had a great time watching the laser display & music by MBS & the great views from the terrace.
dinner was S$195 after 50% amex palate discounts for 2, for such an excellent meal with 2 lobsters, ohmi wagyu & scallops carpaccio in wonderful company. be back for more!^^