...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.
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
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