"Mod Sin", short for Modern Singaporean, is the term coined by Chef Willin Low to describe the cuisine served at his contemporary Singaporean eatery. Playfully reinventing traditional hawker stall dishes, Wild Rocket elevates Singaporean comfort food to wonderful, exciting new heights.
The chique dining room, designed by Pan Yicheng of Produce, is equally contemporary. The space is bright, airy and casually elegant, effortlessly combining natural materials and varying textures into a cohesive whole.
We were privileged to have Chef Low personally take us through Wild Rocket's eye opening degustation menu. Each dish was intelligently crafted and perfectly executed.
The starter of Sashimi of Hokkaido Scallop with Chai Poh and Shio Konbu was sensational. Inspired by the humble chwee kueh (a type of steamed rice cake), the sweet Hokkaido scallops could not have been fresher. Paired with shiokombu seaweed, aromatic truffle oil and chye poh this was an exciting signal of what was to come.
The pomelo salad with tiger prawns and frozen coconut dressing was absolutely stunning. Served by Chef Low to the Princess of Thailand, this dish drew influence from fiery Thai salads, however this heat was cleverly counterbalanced by a wonderfully luxurious, frozen coconut dressing. A flawless dish.
Our next dish was a cheeky interpretation of char kuey teow. The twist? The noodles, well, they weren't noodles at all but instead strips of delicately sliced, tender cuttlefish.
An Italian/ Singaporean fusion of “Singapore Noodles” followed. Featuring perfectly al dente spaghettini which had been wonderfully wok-charred and a luscious plump king prawn, this dish left us wanting more!
For dessert, Chef Low's take on the chendol came in the form of a melt in your mouth pandan infused panna cotta with salted gula Melaka - expertly balancing sweet and salty in the most moreish manner.
Wild Rocket serves delicious Singaporean street food, but not as you know it. Expect to be surprised, delighted and wowed. A definite must-visit when you're in Singapore.
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