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Sunday, November 25, 2012

The Moluccas Room

Found out about Moluccas when it just opened its door either 1 year ago or more, fell in love with the Indonesian archipelago dishes whipped out by Chef Alicia Tivey, a lady chef nonetheless, which is really rare in the world of chef.
Back again for dinner after what felt like century and I was pleasantly surprised to find that our seat by the window was actually no window, the glass partition window was folded allowing the diners to view directly to the Marina Bay Sands courtyard looking to CBD area. It was definitely a different dining experience.
What I like about Moluccas apart from its dishes are the excellent service given, the staff are well-mannered, polite, courteous and able to explain and recommend the dishes to patrons.
I definitely can’t find any fault on Moluccas, it is one of my fave dining place, and I do hope the support from locals and visitors are there so it will not close down.
The menu changed a bit from my last visit, now, there was hand-made Pempek (one of my fave) so I was curious to know how the Pempek would be in fine dining restaurant.
Giving the location of the restaurant, I definitely prefer Moluccas compares to other celebrity chef restaurant in MBS.
The restaurant is not Halal certified as they sell alcoholic beverage but if I recall, we once asked, in case we need to bring our Muslim colleague here, the staff mentioned that the food supplier are Halal certified.
Considering how difficult it is to find such a fine dining Halal restaurant, I’d say that Moluccas is the Best Option to have there.
The window panel was folded back, an open view to courtyard and passerby. You will be amazed to see variety of exercises people do in this courtyard
A bit akward at first but enjoying the breeze 
View to Marina Bay Financial Centre
Entrance to the restaurant
Nice arrangement 
The Luxe Menu
 I like how they described about Moluccas Room
 Elegant table setting

The 'sambal' condiments
The appetizer, it was glutinous rice with some flakes, delicious and pretty
 Butter Avocado Juice, too thick for my taste
 Still water
It just a humble drink, but, I felt theirs were a good one, Wedang Jahe Drink
Sate Ayam Madura, the meat was succulent and the peanut sauce was perfect!
The 'fine dining' pempek kapal selam; the fishcake was good, can see it clearly handmade. But the vinegar sauce was a bit different to the usual one, the fishy smell was not there
The Nasi Kuning/ Yellow Rice, one my fave dish here as you seldom found it anywhere else
 The Moluccas Room Rice, it has beef flakes. Another speciality that worth trying

Confit Sakura Ayam Tuturaga, citrusy confit chicken curry from Northern Sulawesi. Indonesian style curry is different from Malay; Indonesian style has no Oil, it purely from all the herbs. The chicken was boneless and it was very tender. A thumbs-up.

Ikan Bakar Jimbaran, sweet and spicy freshly grilled Baramundi Fish Fillet with refreshing baby tomatoes
The 4 different sambals up-close...fresh and not too spicy

The Moluccas Room
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
2 Bayfront Avenue L1-81
Singapore 018972
Tel: +65 6688-7367

Opening hours:
Daily from 11.30 am to 3 pm for lunch and 6 pm to 10.30 pm

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