From now till 23 August, rising Korean star chef Kang Mingoo takes centrestage at Resorts World Sentosa’s (RWS) Curate restaurant for the latest edition of Art at Curate dining series.

chef Kang Mingoo of Mingles, Seoul

Chef Kang Mingoo

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Back in Korea, the talented 33-year-old chef helms Mingles, a one-Michelin-starred fine dining establishment that has won numerous accolades for its exquisite modern spin on traditional Korean cuisine. At Mingles, chef Kang taps on his international experience at top restaurants such as Restaurante Martín Berasategui and Nobu, to bring a modern sensibility and aesthetics to well-loved Korean flavours and dishes.

“The name of my restaurant, Mingles, signify my goal of mixing contrasting elements into harmony. I create new innovative dishes without compromising the essence of Korean flavours. Jang (Korean traditional fermented sauces), which is at the heart of traditional Korean cuisine, forms the foundation of my cuisine,” says chef Kang.

For his stint at Curate, chef Kang serves up signatures such as scallop carpaccio with ‘makgeolli’ ceviche and topped with Korean bottarga, a tangy, briny jolt of flavours to wake up the appetite; and abalone porridge with a generous serving of abalone and matsutake msuhroom and served with crispy Korean nori chips. Another must-try is the doenjamg cured foie gras rolled with baek kimchi and served with Korean-style beef tartare spiked with plenty of gochujang, aka fiery Korean chilli paste. Now who would have thought that foie gras goes with kimchi and chilli?

But the highlight of his menu is surely the Korean barbecue short rib galbi, two gorgeously smokey yet incredibly tender slices of meat. According to the chef, the short rib is first braised, gently sprinkled with honey and ganjang, then lightly grilled on charcoal. Certainly, it makes for one Korean barbecue that linger on in the memory long after you polish it off on the plate.

Priced at $180 for a four-course lunch with wine pairing, and $380 for an eight-course dinner with wine pairing. For reservations, call 6577 7288.

#01-231 Forum, Resorts World Sentosa
26 Sentosa Gateway
Tel: 6577 7288

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