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In Pictures: Junk food or gourmet dining?

Chef takes a dig at formality of haute cuisine.

The golden arches of McDonald’s has always been associated with dependable, easy fast-food. Until now.


One chef is taking a dig at haute cuisine by dressing up junk food items like pop tarts and hot dogs and making them look pretty on a pristine white plate. Take popular McD’s burger Filet-O-Fish for instance, which is barely recognisable in its new form – a breaded fish fillet topped with spheres of tartar sauce and swirls of French fry-puree on the side.

(Related: Read our feature on plating as an embodiment of Singapore’s evolving dining scene in the last 50 years.)

Here, we pick out 6 of @chefjacqueslamerde creations:


Donut balls and snicker bars with some Oreo soil sprinkled around.

Star of the lot – Fillet-O-Fish with tartare sauce spheres and French fry puree.

That dubious orange goo called Cheez Whiz? Spread that on a fancy stick of celery and it becomes gourmet-standard.

Imagine a Big Mac, sans bun, and topped with a poached egg and hollandaise sauce for a serving of brunch.

You’ll never guess this is Spam from a can.

This cheery presentation is even more of an excuse to indulge in sugary sweet pop tarts for breakfast.

All images taken from the Instagram account of @chefjacqueslamerde