INDULGE THAT SWEET TOOTH AT JANICE WONG
Posted | October 19 2018
Janice Wong is probably one of Singapore's most internationally-known Chef. We’ve wanted to visit her eponymous restaurant ever since we saw her intricate dessert creations as an invited guest chef on Masterchef Australia. You may also know her by her interesting edible art installation (think unique chocolate flavours like Kaffir Lime and Bak Kwa), and at her store at the National Gallery (where you could buy a chocolate paint set the kids will love)!
Being a long time fan, we were filled with excited anticipation at finally visiting Janice Wong Singapore (National Museum) for high tea. The luxe, art-inspired decor did not disappoint. Its interiors had a touch of grandeur.
What we had
We tried the high tea set (3-6 pm) for two at S$58. It also offers signature desserts from Janice Wong, which we couldn't resist! We had a pregnant mother in our group of five, and we had called beforehand to enquire about tweaking the high tea set menu. The staff was very accommodating and kindly swapped out any raw egg and seafood in the menu for alternatives!
The high tea set came plated on painted cuboids, and looked truly like an art installation. We loved how apt it was for a restaurant located at the museum.
The high tea set included Whimsical Buns (Buns filled with custard/egg, Vegetable and Veal), Plasma Crispy Nests (Dumplings), Chocolate Bonbons, Yuzu Cheese Cake Tart, Chocolate Praline Poprocks Cake, Mochis, Churros with Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate Dip, a selection Of 3 Ice-Creams/Sorbets, and tea/coffee. If you're looking for a non-caffeinated drink, opt for the Berry Chamomile Tea.
For our group of five, we ordered two high tea sets, and Janice Wong's best-known dessert, Cassis Plum (S$24). The portions were more than enough! Our pregnant friend chose to avoid Cassis Plum though, since it did have some amount of alcohol in it. The dessert has quite a number of elements: Cassis Bombe, Elderflower Yoghurt Foam, Choya Granita, Yuzu Pearls, Yuzu Rubies. The reviews on this were mixed, but I personally loved it! If you enjoy Umeshu, this has all that punch of flavours.
We went on a Sunday afternoon, and called to make a booking. It was quite empty around 3pm, but got progressively busy, so we'll still recommend to book if you can. They do also have a weekday lunch set (S$35) which we'd probably try another time!
Address: 93 Stamford Road, National Museum Singapore, 01-06, S178897
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday: 11am – 6pm (last order 5pm), Closed Monday
Contact: +65 9712 5338