One would never go to a pan-European restaurant serving French, Italian and Spanish food in search of a gastronomic experience. Similarly, one should be very weary of a pan-Asian eatery serving Chinese, Japanese, Lao, Thai and Vietnamese dishes - unless, of course, one is completely ignorant of Asian cultures. This is what LongTail is - a bar (with good wines and drinks) by and for Gwai Lo (鬼佬)! The chicken bao are no better than those at 7-Eleven; the rice paper wrapping the Vietnamese spring rolls is broken because it's too wet; the phở (which tastes better than its unappealing look would suggest) is served without the complete assortment of fresh herbs, and one has to ask for the Sriracha chili sauce (it is served with chili oil, which Chinese eat, but not Vietnamese.) The food is OK, but it's certainly not the real thing. It's not even 'modern' Asian (that ceviche may be an attempt to imitate Nobu, but sorry, it aint't!) If you want good and authentic Asian cuisines and still enjoy the beautiful Marina Bay Sands view, go to Sabai Customs House next door (for Thai), Jing on One Fullerton (for Chinese), etc. And yes, prices are many times what these dishes would cost at decent restaurants in other parts of Singapore.
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