04 Nov '14, 3am

Fries with salted duck egg emulsion, Umami Babi, durian crème brûlée. Sounds like a plan for lunch?

At this café, the cuisine of chefs like Willin Low, Shen Tan and Damian D’Silva – Low coined it mod Sin for lack of a better term to describe the melding of piquant Eastern flavours with meaty Western fare – gets repackaged for the masses. A passion project of ex-banker and durian enthusiast Chung Deming, this quick-service space in the new, hidden-away wing of Icon Village near Tanjong Pagar MRT station is his earnest attempt at selling familiar comfort food updated with a modern flair. The vibe Burlap gunny sacks hug wood-framed panels on the walls and counter, while layers of corrugated metal pitch a false ceiling over the 30-seater room. The décor is perhaps a little under-polished when juxtaposed against the tired exposed pipes-and- bare concrete aesthetic plaguing its peers, but The Quarters’ look rings true to its Singapore-loving cuisine and the ‘come as you are’ a...

Full article: http://www.timeoutsingapore.com/restaurants/fusion/the-qu...

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Champagne house launches bubbly inspired by umami

Champagne house launches bubbly inspired by umami

luxuo.com 03 Nov '14, 9pm

A champagne house in France has borrowed the concept of umami to produce a limited run of bubbly that likewise aims to rep...