Today we had an awesome lunch planned at Sky on 57, which is located at the top of the Marina Sands hotel. The hotel, like all the others, is connected to a huge mall and metro station so it was easy to get to in our dress clothes. The Marina Sands itself is huge. They even have a map so that you can get around and the mall provided full fledged tour books with room for notes and check off lists of specialty stores and attractions. We also took advantage of their clean bathrooms. We encountered some pretty disgusting bathrooms on our trip, but I've been to mainland China too many times for it to really bother me. Traveling to Asia always makes me very appreciative of the clean public bathrooms in our office building.
|Modern art hanging in the atrium of the Marina|
|To kill some time while wandering around the|
mall, we stopped at a coffee shop and saw these
super cute macaroons.
|This is the description of Sky on 57 from the mall|
|At the top of the Marina Sands. We were lucky|
to have reservations for the restaurant because
they had guards at the bottom of the elevators who
stop you from going to the top to take pictures.
|I was quite apprehensive of getting near the glass to take these|
|Our menu selection|
|I seriously ate at least six little baggetts.|
|Vine rippened tomato salad with cured ham|
|Foie gras xiao long boa.|
|Once we were done with our appetizers, they brought out our|
soups in these pretty bowls. There were four waiters standing
around us to pull off the tops for the big reveal all at the same
time. It was like a movie!
|My conch soup. It came with a lovely broth on the side.|
|Nick's foie gras Veloute|
|The lamb selection|
|The fish curry that Singapore is well known for.|
|Veal sausage with a giant piece of foie gras. The combination|
was delicious together. The veal sausage did a great job of
cutting the richness from the foie.
|I did a good job of cleaning my plate.|
|Jack fruit tart|
|We really enjoyed their china.|
|Fruit Panna Cotta|
|We were all quite tired today. Nick is having|
an espresso here.
|We weren't allowed to enter the world's tallest|
pool, but there were windows by the elevators
that went right into the pool. That's right, this is
a picture of random people swimming, but you
can get a pretty good look at it.
|View from the pool area.|
|In the mall they had some Harry Potter statues|
to encourage people to go see it. This is one of
the knights from the first movie's wizarding chess
|At the hawker center we ordered giant prawns. These things|
were seriously mondo.
|While the prawns were cooking Nick, Melissa,|
and Dennis ordered sugar cane juice drinks.
|This is a size comparison of the prawn with Nick's iPhone.|
|Stingray wing. It wasn't half bad. We had some in Penang but|
didn't know what we were eating. The texture was a little stringy,
but it was very meaty.
|My cousin's friend ordered some Singaporean Rojack. |
It's basically different kinds of fruit quickly tossed in a
sauce that contains shrimp paste. I tried it, but it definitely wasn't
my thing. When she was ordering it my cousin even said to her,
"I don't know, I think you're on your own with that one."
He was right.
|Something like chow fun.|
|BBQ chicken wings. These were some seriously good eats.|
|Singaporean carrot cake. It wasn't carrot cake at all, but a dish|
with tossed squishy cake. According to wikipedia, it's radish
cake. It was actually pretty good, though I don't know if I would
order this again on my own.