When I first saw the adorable food cubes at Food Anatomy in Tanjong Pagar Centre, I was a little skeptical about the concept. Could Nasi Lemak still taste good after it was shaped into a cube? But after I took my first bite, all my doubts were gone and I am now a fan of this awesome bistro.
Delicious Is Not Enough, It Must Also Be Beautiful.
On Food Anatomy’s website, its philosophy is explicitly stated as Delicious is not enough, it must also be beautiful. And I can attest that they have adhered to this philosophy faithfully. Each food cube is a piece of culinary art that is not only pretty but also delicious.
I highly recommend that you order three dishes here. This is because the founders of Food Anatomy intentionally designed each meal to consist of three modular dishes, so that you can sample a wide variety of dishes with your friends.
Delicious Cube-Shaped Food!
Food Anatomy offers a menu of twelve delicious dishes that are shaped into small and adorable cube-shaped portions. And so I ordered the Nasi Lemak, the Hainanese Chicken Rice, and the Teriyaki Chicken. Each dish costs just $2.50, which is extremely affordable considering that you are savouring exquisite Design Food.
The Nasi Lemak was a feast for both my eyes and palate. It was beautifully constructed with egg, coconut rice, otah, and topped off with adorable toppings of chili and ikan bilis. As I took my first bite, I was blown away by its delicious taste. Despite looking more like a piece of art, it tasted like real nasi lemak, with an aromatic and savoury flavour that had me hooked from the first bite. I LOVED it!
The Hainanese Chicken Rice was a nice treat too. The rice had the classic “chicken-rice” fragrance which I enjoyed. The meat was savoury and tender, though the texture was slightly dry.
Last but not least, the Teriyaki Chicken did not disappoint too. The chicken meat was nicely marinated with a nice savoury flavour. Again, it felt like I was eating a piece of art which happened to taste exactly like Teriyaki Chicken.
Food Anatomy is culinary aesthetics at its best; not only did the food cubes taste great, they had awesome presentation too. If you are in the area, you definitely need to check out this bistro and its novel food concept! Food Anatomy also has another branch at Timbre+ in Ayer Rajah Crescent. The Tanjong Pagar Centre branch is located just opposite the Tanjong Pagar MRT station control.