At a coffeeshop, secretly tuck away in a corner at Bukit Merah Lane…hot, vibrant, noisy… with little expectation…I was served a bowl of “love”. The pork belly dish by Chef Immanuel Tee (28yrs old), slabs of pork belly prepared kakuni style… sou vide onsen egg all in warm embrace of a cosy pod of potato foam. Like a good present, the dish offers layers of taste and surprises. You find duxelle mushroom neatly tuck behind the sweet juicy slabs of pork, like opening a nicely wrapped gift, the more you “unbox” the gift, the more satisfied I got. I was literally smiling throughout the first meal I had at Immanuel French Kitchen. Sadly, this absolutely delightful dish was discontinued, but I am sure it could be re-created if Chef Immanuel (who is also available for engagement as a Private Chef) is invited to.
As the title writes, “All good things must come to an end”. Sadly, Immanuel French Kitchen is ceasing operations at Bukit Merah Lane tomorrow. Fortunately, with every closed door, another open. The brand will merge into Garcons which serves the best of Chef Enoch Teo and Immanuel Tee’s cuisine.
We will be writing a more detail story on the journey of Chef Immanuel Tee, look out for it!
Immanuel French Kitchen
Blk 119, Bukit Merah Lane 1, #01-40, Singapore 151119
Tue – Sun:
12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
*Last day of operation 24th April (dinner)
Photos by Shade, Text by Erwin T