A Taste of Singapore with Celebrity Chef Justin Quek of Sky on 57 at The Daily Meal

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Justin Quek, whose restaurant Sky on 57 looks out onto the Singapore skyline, treated guests to “A Taste of Singapore”
Sky on 57's Chef Justin Quek Headlines a Series of Golden Jubilee Events at The Daily Meal

Kristen Hom

Celebrity chef Justin Quek of Sky on 57 hosted “A Taste of Singapore” and other events in The Daily Meal's test kitchen, celebrating 50 years of nationhood for Singapore. 

Sky on 57's Chef Justin Quek Headlines a Series of Golden Jubilee Events at The Daily Meal

Sky on 57's Chef Justin Quek Headlines a Series of Golden Jubilee Events at The Daily Meal

Kristen Hom

Celebrity chef Justin Quek of Sky on 57 hosted “A Taste of Singapore” and other events in The Daily Meal's test kitchen, celebrating 50 years of nationhood for Singapore. 

Chef Quek Prepares Several Dishes for "A Taste of Singapore"

Chef Quek Prepares Several Dishes for "A Taste of Singapore"

Kristen Hom

In preparation for the event, chef Quek kept careful watch over several items on the menu for “A Taste of Singapore.” 

The Singapore Sling

The Singapore Sling

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The Singapore Sling, the evening's aptly named cocktail, featured Tanqueray gin, DOM Benedictine liqueur, fresh lime juice, seltzer water, and Angostura bitters. 

Crustaceans Simmer in a Pot of Water

Crustaceans Simmer in a Pot of Water

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Singaporeans are serious about their collective love of seafood. 

Chef Quek's Seafood Yusheng

Chef Quek's Seafood Yusheng

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For the first course, the chef served seafood yusheng: scallops, hamachi in ginger flower dressing, and organic microgreens.

Chef Quek and His Team Carefully Plate Seafood Yusheng

Taste of Singapore

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With precision and speed, the chef and his team adorn rows of scallops with microgreens and ginger. 

Chef Quek Welcomes Guests to “A Taste of Singapore”

Taste of Singapore

Kristen Hom

Welcoming guests to The Daily Meal's kitchen, chef Quek promised guests that they would experience “all the tastes of Singapore, elevated to the highest level.” 

Ingredients Wait to Join the Menu

Taste of Singapore

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Before preparing each of the dishes, chef Quek and his team arrange ingredients in batches for easy assembly. 

Chef Quek's Cooking Demonstration

Taste of Singapore

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Chef Quek gives a demonstration of how to prepare his “crispy scales” tilefish filet with Oriental greens and Straits Chinese sweet-and-sour chili sauce. 

“Crispy Scales” Tilefish Filet

Taste of Singapore

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A finished plating of the chef's tilefish filet with sweet-and-sour chili sauce. 

Rows of Tilefish Waiting to Be Eaten

Taste of Singapore

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A moment of calm for the fish just before the guests pounced. 

Guests in The Daily Meal Kitchen

Taste of Singapore

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Guests Carol Hong, Kershing Goh from the Singapore Tourism Board, and JP Kyrillos from The Daily Meal at “A Taste of Singapore.” 

SIgnature Maine Lobster Hokkien Noodles

Taste of Singapore

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Maine lobster, pork belly, squid, and yellow noodles come together in the chef's outrageously delicious version of lobster Hokkien mee. 

Wok-Fried Sirloin

Taste of Singapore

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Chef Quek plates his final savory dish for the evening, wok-fried sirloin with carrot purée, young vegetables, and the chef's own “JQ” Asian black pepper sauce. 

Guests Mingle During “A Taste of Singapore”

Taste of Singapore

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Members of JBF Greens, the James Beard Foundation's membership organization for food lovers under 40, enjoy “A Taste of Singapore.” 

Guests Sample a Signature Singapore Cocktail and Small Bites

Taste of Singapore

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Guests begin tasting the menu as off-camera, the chef explains some of the nuances of Singaporean cuisine.