Mon - Sun: 07:30 - 10:30
Mon - Sat: 12:00 - 14:30
Sun: 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sun: 18:00 - 22:30
Forest at Resorts World Sentosa will be celebrity chef Sam Leong's first venture into the restaurant bushiness after his departure from the Tong Lok Group. This restaurant serves a contemporary menu of Chinese cuisine with Thai influences and diners are able to have a full view of the open kitchen.
Had luch today at Forest, today is their launch of chinese new year set menu, the yu shang with yuzu sauce and the salmon was very fresh. the main course was very nice too its waguy beef with foie gras in Xo sauce. it was very nicely done and i did order and addional portion of coconout jello dessert. it was fantastic.. well done to Chef Sam Leong & CDC Mike Tan for the wonderful lunch. i will bring more of my friends to this place near future
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Restaurant week is just around the corner, I’m sure most of you foodies are just as excited as I am. From 25th Oct to 22nd Nov, top restaurants shall offer 3 course lunches and dinners at $25++ and $35++ respectively. For some restaurants, an additional charge of $15++ for lunch and $20++ for dinner is applicable. For American Express card holders, priority booking begins on 22nd Sept while booking for the public starts from 27th Sept.
During Restaurant Week earlier this year, Hubby and I visited Forest 森, and opened by local celebrity chef Sam Leong. Every aspect, from the ambiance, service and food, were excellent.
After some manoeuvring in RWS massive car park, we finally arrived at Equarius Hotel. The tranquil lobby fitted with a towering screen displaying a running waterfall, sets a calm tone to our afternoon.
Upon stepping into Forest, one cannot miss noticing the ornate “theatre” kitchen. We immediately feel at ease in this restaurant; absolutely loved dining under a forest canopy inspired ceiling, amongst lush greenery with an abundance of natural light streaming in. We felt in touch with nature, sans the sweltering Singapore heat and creepy crawlies.
The dishes at Forest blossom with Asian flavours, each one skillfully executed. Our amuse bouche was a tangy cherry tomato, plum and osmanthus sauce teaser which whet our appetites for more to come.
Duo Magnificent features huge, fresh prawns, prepared in 2 different ways. The burn in the Wasabi Mayo Prawn was just right, preserving the sweetness of the succulent fried prawn under the crisps golden coat. The Butter Lemon Prawn didn’t achieve full marks unlike its Wasabi Mayo counterpart. While its flavor is more unique compared to the wasabi mayo, the lemon so overwhelming that we could not detect any hints of butter.
With meat so well marinated I could taste the flavour right in the middle, the slow-cooked Pork Rib drenched in Sweet Vinegar sauce was divine! Adding contrasting texture to the fork-tender meat were crunchy rice pops glittered atop.
Although the 3-course set lunch ($40++) didn’t include a dessert, it was still great value. As I was famished that day, we picked another 2 items from the ala carte menu.
The star of the XO Vietnamese Rolls ($18) was undoubtedly the XO sauce. Our taste buds reveled in the abundance of flavor from robust sauce. Perch prettily atop were small slices of lobster, which were so paltry that they failed to provide bite amongst the vegetables.
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Recently, I find myself being rather disappointed by the quality of food served and level of service in high end restaurants.
Which is why I find myself very very pleasantly surprised by the great quality of food and the superb service provided by the assistant manager, Stanley Ong, in Forest.
The sunday set is priced at $68++ per person, which is fairly expensive for lunch, but the quality of food is top-notch, better than some degustation menus offered at over $300 in other restaurants. The set consists of 13 different dishes (some plated together), and the flavours are fresh and complementary. Portions are also substantial, and leave you feeling like you've got your money's worth. Standout dishes for me are the tuna tartare in cone, the lamb and the congee and noodles. The only dish I wished they improved was the soup - this was mediocre and forgettable.
One aspect that I thought required improvement was the children's set. The children's set costs $32++ per child, but only consists of 4 or 5 dishes. The portions are small and my 4-year old, who admittedly has a large appetite, wanted more food after all the dishes were served. The quality of food for the children's set was also not fantastic. I hope they will improve this menu or reduce the cost so the perceived value of the food served at Forest is not diminished.
I wanted to specially commend the service rendered by the Assistant Manager, Stanley Ong. It is very rare to find service personnel at restaurants that are willing to go the extra mile for customers and I believe that such persons should be singled out for special mention.
I had thought the service by the general wait staff at Forest somewhat mediocre, so I asked to see the manager/assistant manager to provide feedback. Stanley was very receptive of the feedback and immediately acted to reverse charges for the drinks that most of us found unsatisfactory (even though we did not request for charges to be reversed). It is nowadays very rare to have managers who react so appropriately and professionally to ensure that guests feel valued.
After we had left the restaurant, I found out that there was a special promotion and I could have used my RWS Invites to receive rebates if I hadn't used vouchers to pay for the meal. I wrote to RWS Invites, who referred the matter to Stanley. Stanley went through substantial time and trouble to help me resolve the rebate issue and was very polite and professional throughout the process. Great service is so so rare that I think it is important to commend and single out those who really go the extra mile to provide such great service. Thank you Stanley - Forest has a great asset in you.