Zengo, inspired by the travels of chef Richard Sandoval, is our go-to spot for fantastic food with top city views.
If you haven’t visited for a while, here’s a good reason to make a return trip. There’s a brand-new menu at Zengo to celebrate its third anniversary.
Chef Marko Maric has created a few innovative new dishes. Some of the highlights include seafood delights such as the four-way nigiri. This plate uses four ingredients symbolising the four layers of the earth. The uni gunkan (sea urchin) represents the bottom of the sea. The o toro nigiri, the most desired part of the tuna, is used as the sea layer. One of the world’s best beef brands, the Omi tenderloin is transformed into a nigari and acts as the ground level. Finally, a combination of foie gras and unagi nigari is used to represent the sky.
Another signature dish is the aspara nikumaki, which is sparagus brushed with katsubushi butter, torched and wrapped within a thin slice of Omi striploin, and then finally pan seared, sprayed with yuzu perfume and served with cryo-cooked shavings of foie gras.
Exceptional desserts are also part of the new offering from Zengo. There’s a delicious matcha fondant cake and a fruit-like tart inspired by yuzu.
You can try the new dishes from noon until midnight from Sunday to Thursday and from 12.30pm until midnight on Fridays.
Zengo, Kempinski Residences & Suites, West Bay (4405 3560).