Perfection in Imperfection

This 134-page publication presents Chef Janice’s culinary journey and contains 30 of her best recipes presented in brilliant colour. Perfection in Imperfection / Imperfection in Perfection walks us through Chef Janice’s journey since she started 2am:dessertbar in 2007 at the young age of 24. By providing an inside look into her imagination and creativity, she hopes to inspire the reader to consider a different perspective of the world, and to pursue perfection and appreciate imperfection.

2am: dessertbar Singapore

Located in the Hip dining enclave of Holland Village, 2am: dessertbar is just 10 minutes from the central business district. It impresses with a minimalist open kitchen, lounge-worthy daybeds and contoured bar counter that flows up walls with effortless grace. The space exudes contemporary chic while maintaining a comfortable intimacy.

2am: Lab Singapore

Janice's vision with the lab is to pave the way for culinary aficionados around the world to be inspired to create new flavors, textures and techniques. 2am:lab is a sanctuary created for chefs and artists to create, experiment and discover the undiscovered. To benefit future culinary researchers, 2am:lab will document the results and compile the developments into an archive. Being able to share the information and techniques developed in the 2am:lab with the industry and public via different media and mediums is an integral part of its mission in spreading awareness and public education about the culinary arts.

Your World is Your Imagination: Janice Wong at TEDxYouth@Singapore

Le Cordon Bleu-trained Chef and cookbook writer Janice Wong creates desserts using innovation and creativity. The owner of 2am:dessertbar and 2am:lab claims her innovative desserts are created on the foundation of a "unique way of seeing and thinking". Janice will share with us the basic ingredient of dreaming and the one thing that holds a dream together.

Chocolate Fashion Show 2013

Chocolate Fashion Show at WGS 2013 Singapore featuring Chef Janice Wong, Asia's pastry chef of the year, Asia best 50.

Spanish pastry chefs Paco and Jacob Torreblanca, as well as local chef-owner Janice Wong of 2am: dessertbar will create couture chocolate designs for Miss World Singapore contestants to model, complemented by dazzling jewellery pieces by Hearts On Fire, The World's Most Perfectly Cut Diamond.

The Art Of Definition: Janice Wong by Monochromatic Pictures

This vignette features dessert chef & food artist: Janice Wong - The visionary, artist & craftsman; as she creates a large art piece with hundreds of fragile chocolate tubes.

Client/Agency: RealOriginal TV
Production Co: Monochromatic Pictures
Post: Monochromatic Pictures
Creatives: Jeevan Nathan

EDIBLE ART in Art Basel Miami 2013

One of the pop ups for 2013 Art Basel Miami includes Chef Janice Wong solo installation in Astor Hotel Miami. Chef Janice has carefully crafted 4 edible art installations.

This edible art is inspired by the evolution of life. Always moving, always changing. The white and black spirals represent evolution and life in her unpredictable forms. In this edible painting, the base is made from marshmallows and steamed buns for the white and black spirals.

Tutti Fruity& Lemon Marshmallow. Flour, Water & Charcoal.

Taking inspiration from the CMYK color palette, the paintings featured in this piece are made from white chocolate in the 4 primary colors with blue representing serenity, yellow depicting sunlight, red signifying creative chaos and green illustrating vitality. Featuring Shades of Red, Green, Blue, Yellow and BlackWhite Medium:
White Chocolate, Dried Fruits, Herbs

A state of Zen is expressed in black and white - the black against the black, white on white. Black and white sand is made from chocolate and coconut crumble. Stones are made from bread painted with chocolate.

White Chocolate, Cocoa Powder, Flour, Sugar, Coconut, Butter, Eggs

What is black? What is white? What are colors? What is beauty? Without preconceived notions, we can see the white in black, beauty in the grotesque, infinity in finiteness. Inspired by the purity of the color white, Janice employs the perfect circular form of 600 white chocolate spheres in varying sizes and artfully places them together on three walls to create perfection in imperfection. Through this wonderfully minimal installation, she encourages the viewer to reexamine his/her perception of white through the contrast between shadows and light, highlighting the beauty and simplicity of white as both a color and a concept.

Medium: White Chocolate

2am: dessertbar in Singapore Art Week 2014

The 'Flavours of Heritage' installation of edible art is inspired by my home and birthplace Singapore. Since gaining our independence in 1965, Singapore has grown to become one of the world's leading commercial hubs and a renowned food capital in her own right. A vibrant multi-racial society, Singapore is home to a collage of communities, cultures and religions, each with a rich heritage and history. In celebration of this fact, I drew on a popular nostalgic childhood favourite potong ice cream.

Using marshmallow and Cacao Barry white, milk and dark chocolate as mediums, I created 3,283 potong-inspired pieces in their iconic shape and carefully arranged them to create this edible art piece. The way the different colours meld together represents the melting pot of our diverse population, presenting a beautiful painting from far while a look close up reveals each individual potong stick. Each ethnic group is symbolized by different colours and flavours: yellow for Indian (tandoori-flavoured), grey for Malay (curry-flavoured), pink and blue for Chinese (5-spice and ginger-flavoured), black and white for Eurasian (chocolate-flavoured) and white for Peranakan (coconut-flavoured).

Medium: Cacao Barry white, milk and dark chocolate, marshmallow, curry powder, tandoori powder, 5-spice powder, ginger powder, coconut

Whimsical Spring Edible art at Triple One Somerset

Through this wonderfully minimal installation, the artist encourages the viewer to reexamine his/her perception of colours through the contrast between White and black, highlighting beauty and simplicity.

Taking inspiration from Spring with blue depicting water, Yellow for Sunlight, Green for growth and Red for blossom. These 4 paintings features strokes of chocolate and marshmallows using spatulas, palette knife and whisks.

Mix Medium: white chocolate, marshmallow, curry powder, cumin

White Horse
Mix Medium: Marshmallow, blueberry gummies

Ayako Suwa & 2am Lab Journey on the table Experience Dinner Singapore

Collaboration between 2am:lab and food creation artist ayako suwa, the menu for the experience dinner "journey on the table" had it's premier on the last weekend on February 2012.

Taking the inspiration from migrating birds, the guests were taken on a journey from the lake threw the grassland, forest, along the city and to the ocean.

Following Ayako suwa's philosophy of serving the guest an experience rather then a restaurant like meal, nonconventional combination of tastes, shapes, textures and senses were presented in combination with scenery, music and light changes.

Different to a chef creating a dish is not based on the ingredients for ayako, she gains inspiration from every aspect in live, walking along a river, the look of dried bark, the feeling of sand running threw the fingers, the smell of rain on warm stone, bright lights of a city by night...

Creating the menu with this special angle, there might be dishes that do not please everyone, but that is also not the intention. Introducing the guest to a different world, experiencing things from a different point of view, maybe changing the way they look at things or reminding them of long forgotten ones.

I am a Kombo & 2am Lab Dinner

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Edible art exhibition by Chef Janice Wong, Asia's pastry chef of the year

Chef Janice moves easily between the worlds of pastry and art, blurring the distinction between the two.

Discover a world of pure imagination from Marshmallow ceilings, gummy walls, chocolate fashion show and World record breaking calligraphy chocolate paintings