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Ember

Several years ago, Sebastian Ng was made an offer that he could not refuse: his own restaurant in cheap chic Hotel 1929 on the outer edges of Chinatown.
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Hotel 1929, 50 Keong Saik Road, Singapore

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Several years ago, Sebastian Ng was made an offer that he could not refuse: his own restaurant in cheap chic Hotel 1929 on the outer edges of Chinatown. Both the hotel and restaurant went on to spur a revival in the historic shophouse–lined area—once a seedy red-light district. Over the years, Ng has expanded his gastronomic empire to include Ember Bangkok and Braise on Sentosa Island. The talented Ng, 34, however, keeps his feet firmly rooted in Ember's kitchen, where he continues to wow diners with his subtle, Japanese-inflected cuisine. His crispy tofu with foie gras-mirin reduction and cold angel hair pasta with konbu (kelp) and abalone are alone worth a trip. "I like the pure, clean flavors of Japanese ingredients," Ng says. His perfect meal is cold angel hair pasta with konbu and abalone; pan-seared Chilean sea bass with mushroom and smoked bacon ragout, truffle-yuzu butter sauce; and warm banana tart with homemade lavender ice cream.

Tel: +65 6347 1928

Website: hotel1929.com/dining
Facebook:
facebook.com/restaurantember

 

Published on May 17, 2010

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