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Gastronomic Adventure: Sela Restaurant

2 weeks back, I had an interesting evening where I got to indulge my tummy.
Under the wing of Migme, I got to be part of the #foodiemigup which involves a dinner tasting session to try out SELA's new menu by celebrity chef, Benson Tong



For those who are not aware, SELA is a modern Asian restaurant located at the heart of Singapore in Seah Street, offering the essence of Asian cooking with a European twist on classic favourites. SELA also offers carefully curated range of wines, award-winning Japanese craft beers and premium sakes, leading you to a dinning experience that is unforgettable and memorable.

Or so that's what they state on their website, my job was to taste and experience the culinary difference that SELA can offer.

So without further ado, let's dive straight into the food offered for this gastronomic experience!

STARTER

Procuitto Ham & Melon, Wild Rocket, Compressed Rock Melon, Pickled Beetroot, Balsamic Gel
S$16.00

A very interesting dish that has a mixture of tastes and texture. It was sweet and savory with the melon contrasting with the ham and a variation of texture with the selection of fruits and vegetable.
I enjoyed this dish.


Pan Seared US Scallop, Forbidden Rice, Red Radish, Yellow Frisee, Salted Egg Cream
S$16.00

I wish I have good things to say about this dish but I found the scallop too salty for my liking (plus the salted egg cream... it was an overkill) and I feel that that took away the beauty of how perfectly cooked the scallop was and the interesting choice of the rice.

MAINS



Miso Chilean Seabass, Confit Shimeji, Crispy Leek, Wilted Arugula, Lemon Dashi Broth
S$32.00

I was told that the seabass was fermented with miso, and while I like the seasoning... this dish was once again too salty. 


Kakuni Style Pork Cheek, Arugula, Charred Corn Kennel, Braised Leek, Roasted Parsnip, Granny Smith Sauce
S$20.00

If you like meat, this dish was quite good after the previous two. I like how the soft and tender pork cheek broke apart. It was slightly salty as well but it was saved by the parsnips.

DESSERT


Semolina Cake, Passion Fruit Curd, Torched Meringue, Vanilla Ice cream, Passion Fruit Coulis
S$12.00

I thought that this was nicely plated, but there wasn't anything that created an impact on me.


Dehydrated Pineapple Pavlova, Charred Pineapple, Vanilla Ice Cream, Thyme, Paprika, Salted Caramel
S$10.00

Best $10 you will ever spend on a dessert!
I love love love the pavlova and how the vanilla is naturally flavored!
MUST TRY.


And to end everything off, we were treated to a slip (or more if you can take it) of Mernaya Honey & Pepper Vodka. It has a powerful burn with a hint of the pepper but not much of the honey.

Overall, I ended with a full belly and a lust for the Pavlova dessert.

Special Perks

Do you want to win a free full course dinner for 2 at your own home (worth $500)?
Chef Benson and his team will personally bring all their equipment and go to your house to cook for you and your plus one!


All you have to do is snap a picture of you at Sela Restaurant and post it on instagram with the hashtag #restaurantsela and tag me @Jodulu to stand a chance to win!
Contest runs til the end of August, so start posting now!

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