Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Sun With Moon @ The Central, Clarke Quay

That night...

...the bands of clouds danced to Jupiter’s twirling rhythm...
...as the moon paraded her most brilliant of luminescence...
...while the dragon swallowed the sun...

...he greeted his first solar eclipse.

He asked of the celestial, “show me your power, for I am fearless of darkness”.
Prove your worthiness! For only then, shall I bow before thee!

As the sun and moon intertwined, darkness loomed.

The mortal was led to a supposedly state of elevation.

Of divinity.

Foie Gras Lettuce (S$18.80)
Stepping into the heavenly gate, he met the alluring teriyaki foie gras canape, which was based with a crispy, thick slice of baguette. The sweet/savoury teriyaki sauce enveloped the rich foie gras in the most interesting of ways. But if it’s true, then divinity should be of more foie gras and thinner baguettes, he whispered.

Sashimi Mori (S$38.80)
With presentation to impress the Gods, the mortal stole a taste of the thickest slices of sake, hamachi, maguro and kajiki he has ever seen in his life. If freshness was the way to longevity, then he would need more of these, including the firm ebi and hotate.

Pork Kamameshi (S$16.80)
As part of the divine experience, there was a test of patience. It came in form of an hourglass (with black sand) to indicate the time required before the mortal was allowed to unlid the magical pot to reveal the secret of the moon. The reward was nothing but mere slices of salted grilled pork or kalbi amongst other ingredients. Though the grains of rice were fluffy, divinity tasted almost bland. Or was that zen?

Umeshiso Gyoza (S$13.80)
It called out to him in the faintest of taste. These pork dumplings, which were supposed to be made of plum and perilla leaves, were everything ordinary. Did he not get the subtly enlightening taste of both the plum and perilla leaves or was his soul still profane?

Avocado Soft Shell Roll (S$12.80)
The sweet soft shelf crab, rich avocado and sticky rice constellation was beautiful, almost resembled the intertwining Mars and Venus. While the bursting tobiko provided a beautiful background, like little drops of Jupiter.

Matcha Ice (S$3.50), Goma Ice (S$4.50)
The taste of the green tea and black sesame etched a black hole in his mind. Which warped back to the days of smoother, richer ice cream at Azabu Sabo. Though flavoursome, these lacked refinement in terms of texture. He missed the real world. His home.

Murasaki Imo Monburan (S$6.50)
The strands of purple sweet potato lacing the custard cream was beautiful. Sitting on a tart shell and crowned with chestnust, she was gorgeous. Like a dessert from another galaxy, this cosmic girl stole his imagination with her heavenly body.

With the first ray of light, he knew he had to get back. To where he belonged. He understood this sad passing as much as the fated theory of relativity.

As he descended to the quay from his dark state of mind, he smiled.

Knowing that when darkness falls, there might be a chance the sun will again, be with the moon.

And there he’ll be. Feasting once more, to the state of divinity.

Sun with Moon
6 Eu Tong Sen Street
The Central
#01-70/71/72
Singapore 059817
Tel: (+65) 65347784

21 comments:

CUMI & CIKI said...

I'll never get bored of Jap food blogs... esp yours... *LOVE* twinkle

Little Inbox said...

I'm impressed seeing the natural coloring of the purple sweet potatoes. Safe for consuming. )

Big Boys Oven said...

ohhhhhhhhh that purple sweet potato sessert is superb! you make me want to make some! wanna try mine?

Paprika said...

Are you halfway to immortality now? Great photos. We have to meet up and chat about INDIAAAA!!!

magicwizard said...

i'm so-so-so impressed with how you write your review my dear old friend. it's almost like seeing you talking senselessly once again in high school, among us mere mortal who hardly understand the weaving poetry of your words, as if your from another galaxy. keep up the good work and hope to see you soon.

Nic (KHKL) said...

cumi & ciki, awww....you so sweet! thanks! i'll try to eat more J-food! ;)

little box, yupe! i agree! like our pandan leaves also, right? for the colour and fragrance... :)

bigboysoven, yupe, it looks good, doesnt it? :)oh yeah, i remember reading your blog about this dessert as well! yumzzzzz!

paprika, immortality? haha, i think that's still a lonnggg way to go...thanks for the compliment! yeah, we should meet up! i cant wait to see pics from jaisalmer!!!

magicwizard, dude!!!!! long time no see! how did you find me here? hahaha! yeah, i guess i was the weird one in school (even now)...haha! thanks for the compliment and yes, we should meet up soon. for makan, ya! :)

backstreetgluttons said...

when da sun kisses da moon...

thats when jilted earthluvv gets a deep sensory mislocation of mysterious darkness whence never to recover ...till the sensuous Black Nightie comes elongating from deep behind , yet again infusing X Q seet multifeeling colors to an almost doomed & forgotten vanquished jaded expired dearestlove

fatboybakes said...

hey, that foie gras thingie, so cheap ah? how many pieces for $18.80? they look huge.
as always, brilliant. made me want to rush out to zipangu or iketeru for breakfast. alas, the discount card not valid during raya wor.

fatboybakes said...

ah, judging from magic wizard's comment, you've always been brilliant with words hor, ever since school. bow bow bow.....

His Food Blog said...
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HisFoodBlog said...

I love your photos and the way you crafted your words. Excellent piece of work - Keep it up!

Keropok Man said...

Ah... the desserts...
have not seen the 'sun' and the 'moon' for sometime.

(sounds as if i am in darkness eh? LOL)

mimid3vils said...

with less than $20 can have foie gras already? A very thick foie gras somemore? seem like very worth...Never eat foie gras before, donno I will like it or not..

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

What amazing storytelling!! This shall go down together with some of the other legends, and shall be told from father to child, generation after generation! :-)

Live2Talk said...

Oh you are good with words and pictures Sweetie ^^ Makes me hungry every time ;P

CUMI & CIKI said...

You've been tagged!!! Don't blame me... just see lianne who tagged jules.. who tagged MOI... hahahahaha

http://cumidanciki.blogspot.com/2008/10/whats-in-my-meme-my-bag.html

ling239 said...

the foie gras looks drowning in teriyaki sauce....:P

J2Kfm said...

you really are impressive with your words, aren't you?
but the photos themselves are breath-taking enough to induce salivation. slurp ...

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

i think with that kinda food its prob worth travelling from the sun to the moon and back hor...

Nic (KHKL) said...

backstreetgluttons, darkness does that to people, i guess. as darkness looms, curiosity unravels, creating such a feeling that causes elongations and sometimes mislocations. XQseet is definitely rejuvenating and sometimes, does cause sexcitement when expiration as close as the eclipse.

fatboybakes, yupe, 3 pieces of those at S$18.80. i think the size is like a McNugget liddat. ok, perhaps slightly smaller than that lar..hehehe...hey, thanks for the compliment!!!
as for magicwizard's comment, hahaha..well, i have always been known as a shiok sendiri person lar...haha!

hisfoodblog, hey thanks for the compliment! very nice of you! i guess the name of the restaurant was very interesting...hence, the interest to develop that..hehe :)

keropokman, i heard the tofu tiramisu (or something liddat, hehehe) is kinda good as well. havent tried before though...

you in darkness? *passing you a torchlight*...hehehehehe... :)

mimi, yupe, i thought the foie gras was quite affordable. so, i quickly ordered that..hehehe...oh, i always think of foie gras as the layer of fat underneath roasted duck skin...fattening but very aromatic! and smooth! :)

lyrical lemongrass, thanks for the compliment dear! :) i hope that my stories will be told to generations to come. of course, i hope they'll enjoy the description of the food as well..hehehe...

live2tall, awwww, you so sweet lar, Sweetie! yeah, i really enjoyed writing this piece. a little taste, a little smell, a little sexcitement..yummy! :)

cumi & ciki, hahaha, havent done a tag for quite sometime already...hehehe...will check it out and slip it into on of my posts lar... :)

lin239, yupe! :) and surprisingly, the taste was very interesting. sweet/savoury/rich..too bad the baguette was too thick lar... :(

j2kfm, thanks for the compliment, dude! i really enjoyed writing this piece. i guess the name of the restaurant and some of the food were rather inspiring lar..hehehe...

joe, yeah, i thought the sashimi was nice. and value-for-money as well, given the thick cuts! no need travel to sun/moon..come to singapore! :)

Fen said...

Wow, I love the lighting of your photos, particularly the sweet potato tartlet. I would never have been able to visualize the dessert in this manner.