Food and Travel (Singapore) - - Out And About -

The Fuller­ton Ho­tel was gazetted as Sin­ga­pore’s 71st Na­tional Mon­u­ment by the Na­tional Her­itage Board last De­cem­ber, and to com­mem­o­rate this oc­ca­sion, Jade Restau­rant’s chef Leong Chee Yeng spe­cially cre­ated the Fuller­ton Mon­u­men­tal Menu (S$88 per per­son) fea­tur­ing dishes that are in­spired by the his­toric build­ing’s rich her­itage. To start, we were served the By the River­side – a trio of starters com­pris­ing Sin­ga­pore chilli crab meat served with mini man­tou, stir-fried morn­ing glory topped with baby squid and fer­mented bean curd, as well as deep-fried spring onion crispy prawn. We were told that the ho­tel’s lo­ca­tion near the Sin­ga­pore River gave chef the idea of start­ing the meal with seafood. The next dish – Beauty in Stone, which is in­spired by the time­less qual­ity of the ma­jes­tic Fuller­ton Build­ing, is def­i­nitely one of our favourite dishes from the menu fea­tur­ing braised abalone and deep-fried fish maw stuffed with shrimp paste in rich broth served on stoneware.

An­other high­light on the menu is the Bridges of Steel con­sist­ing two pieces of golden fried pork ribs in gar­lic flavour served with spicy pick­led cab­bage – this dish pays trib­ute to two of the old­est iconic bridges of Sin­ga­pore – Cave­nagh Bridge and An­der­son Bridge.

For dessert, we had the Let­ters from Home com­pris­ing a re­fresh­ing co­conut ice cream topped with mango sauce and straw­berry slices, served with a per­fectly cooked caramelised ba­nana ball, and durian gluti­nous rice ball. This deca­dent sweet treat is in­spired by the old Fuller­ton Build­ing’s glo­ri­ous his­tory as a Gen­eral Post Of­fice (GPO).

Level 1, Fuller­ton Ho­tel, 1 Fuller­ton Square. Tel: 65/6884-6884 www.fuller­ton­ho­tel.com

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