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This week, our foodie friend, restaurateur, hotelier & judge of Eat List Star Loh Lik Peng returns with another wonderful discovery along his favourite street, Keong Saik Road! In Meta he has found what he calls very modern Korean/ Asian cuisine by young, classically-trained South Korean head chef Sun Kim, who cut his teeth at Waku Ghin in Singapore and Tetsuya’s in Sydney, Australia. He does a bang-up job of reinterpreting his cultural roots using modern techniques. The result is a sublime, super-refined meal that will not disappoint.
Peng was blown away by the Seafood Korean Pancake – wafer thin, fabulously prepared with sea snails, squid, seaweed, kimchi & a special heirloom chili sauce. Another winner is the Oyster Ginger/Lemon with Pomelo, a perfectly balanced briny bite of hefty, fresh oyster with scattered sacs of bitter-sweet pomelo and a beautifully acidic sauce.
After an 8-course meal at Meta, you leave feeling thoroughly satisfied but not uncomfortably stuffed, which is really testament to the chef doing a great job. This lovely restaurant is a little tucked away, but Peng hopes by sharing, Chef Sun Kim gets the recognition he deserves, for the outstanding food he’s turning out.
9 KEONG SAIK ROAD, SINGAPORE
Reservations: +65 6513 0898
Lunch: Monday to Friday 12pm – 2.30pm
Dinner: Monday to Thursday: 6pm – 10pm
Friday & Saturday: 6pm – 11pm