What sorcery is this? Which mad genius would have thought of conjuring this unholy fusion between thunder tea rice, risotto and an assortment of seemingly conflicting ingredients, much less have it work? Jasmine rice is simmered with a house-made Vietnamese basil and Thai coriander butter until it's been reduced to a beautifully rich and creamy texture, and it's peppered with petai beans and chunks of century egg, which lend their distinctive funk and umami to the faux risotto. The king prawns are huge, and grilled to charred, sweet perfection. A strong contender for a signature dish if I ever saw one.

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Taste: 4/5