Star struck start to Soy’s food adventure to HK/Singapore
What a great start to our sisterly food adventure to Hong Kong and Singapore, I met Tetsuya Wakuda!!!! I’m usually not one to be star struck, so this is a whole new experience for me! I was waiting in line to check in to my flight to Hong Kong via Singapore, people watching and thinking about getting a coffee for my sis. When I glanced over to the front of line…… Tetsuya?….TETSUYA!!!!!! OMG!
At this point, my big sister commented “He’s only a man”….. Yeah! But he’s one of the best chefs in the world! So I walked up to him, took a deep breath and said ” Tets?”
“I was wondering if I could take a photo with you after you check in”
What seemed like minutes was only a couple of seconds…”Sure!”
I was totally star struck and just smiled and waited while he checked in. I’ll save myself the embarrassment by not telling you how blur I was. Tetsuya is the nicest guy ever, he has no airs about him, and seems like a regular guy. But he’s a real genius in the kitchen, combining Japanese and French techniques in his food. He told me that he was going to be in Singapore for 2 weeks at his new restaurant Waku Ghin at Marina Bay Sands.
Sadly, after meeting the man in person and knowing about his food and his humble beginnings, how his signature confit of ocean trout is the best in the world, I have still not eaten at Tetsuya’s. P and A could not get a dinner reservation at Tetsuya’s for months, but my hope is that Honey and I will be able to experience a sublime dinner at Waku Ghin or Tetsuya’s very soon!
If you recommend the best thing to eat in Singapore to Tetsuya, what would it be?
Waku Ghin by Tetsuya Wakuda
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
+65 6688 8507