Last week I had the privilege of attending a culinary adventure in tastings at the Southeast Asian Street Food event at The Ritz Carlton. Executive Chef Brian Sundeen showcased his unique menu that was inspired from roadside carts in Asia where many of the region’s best dishes are found.
I started off the night with a refreshing sake cocktail called Passion fruit sticky rice. It was made with sake, Bacardi light, and syrup.
Next I moved on to some Nasi Goreng Indonesian Rice topped with a sunny side up quail egg and a piece of tender delicate squab. If you have never tasted Squab before I highly recommend you give it a try. It has a rich taste similar to duck.
I enjoyed watching the chef cook Singapore noodles with pork belly and lobster. Vermicelli is such a delicious noodle and pairs so well with proteins like meat and seafood. There was also some scrambled eggs, peas and carrots that accompanied this dish.
Video of Chefs Preparing Dishes
I also tried a new brand of beer this evening Tiger Beer from Singapore. I loved this beer because it was light and tasted like rice.I will definitely be ordering this te next time I see it on a menu.
Meat was also bountiful this evening and the Vietnamese BBQ short ribs seemed to be the hit of the evening. They were tender and tangy and tasted great with pickled vegetables.
My husbands favorite dish of the night was a green papaya and grilled shrimp salad with a crab summer roll. It was spicy and packed a solid punch to the taste buds.
Top off this fabulous evening we sampled panko fried coconut sticky rice with mango curd and coconut sorbet. And then we sampled it again. And then again. (they were small, I promise)!
This was my first time at the Ritz Carlton and I was beyond impressed. The staff there was so friendly and the views are spectacular. I am looking forward to trying some of the other restaurants on property. The quality here is impeccable.