We are superficial people; we are easily impressed by pretty things. These gorgeous dishes had us star struck. As the Force awakens, we share our list of the prettiest dishes we have seen in 2015.
Honey Miso Broiled Japanese Black Cod at Spago.
Burrata Salad at Aura, National Gallery Singapore.
Signature Chocolate Sphere at ADHD Restaurant, The South Beach.
Hibiscus Cherry & Creme Fraiche at 5th Quarter, Vagabond Hotel.
The Summer Rabbit Salad at Rabbit Hole, One Raffles.
The Big Stack Breakfast at Bake House by Carpenter & Cook, Alexandra Central.
Foie Gras at Balzac Brassiere, Fort Canning.
Seared Scallops at Bread Street Kitchen, Marina Bay Sands.
Soup with Stuffed Pepper at Kaiserhaus, Capitol Piazza.
Dessert and even the coffee look gorgeous at Mitzo, Grand Park Orchard Hotel.
Roasted Baby Chicken with Braised Leeks at Open Farm Community, Dempsey Hill.
Grilled Squid stuffed with Sausage at La Strada, Shaw Centre.
Poulet Fermier, free range French Chicken, at Les Amis, Shaw Centre.
Monochrome Squid Ink Risotto at Monochrome, Chinatown.
Berry Ricotta Hotcake at Paddy Hills, South Buona Vista.
Cacao Royal at Flor Patisserie, Duxton Hill.
Dim Sum Platter at Yan, National Gallery Singapore.
Chef’s Assorted Platter at Joie, Orchard Central.
Babacoa Pork Tacos at Vatos Urban Tacos, South Beach Quarter.
Avocado Puree and Ice-cream in Young Coconut at Royal China, Raffles Hotel.
Asari white wine butter clams at Ginza Lion Beer Hall, Suntec City.
Caterpillar Roll at Rollie Olie, Star Vista.
Yong Tau Fu at Ampang Niang Tou Fu, Katong.
It seems that research has confirmed what we suspected all along – food would taste better when they look good. Researchers tested the same meals presented differently to diners in a fine restaurant, and the food was rated as better tasting when arranged in a creative pattern. Diners rated identical dishes higher on flavour when the food had visually appealing, contemporary plating relative to a tidy but traditional one. “The attractiveness of the presentation actually increased how much people liked the taste of the food,” said researcher Debra Zellner, professor of psychology at Montclair State University in New Jersey.
Looks like we are not that shallow afterall, or we are not the only ones who are superficial. We are only human. We look forward to more pretty dishes from our restaurants in Singapore.
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