So we were looking for something unique in Singapore’s dining scene. Somewhere that was more than just about the taste of the food or the selection of wine. Somewhere that would leave an impression long after we paid the evening bill. That somewhere was Singapore’s first-of-its-kind NOX, where visually-impaired waiters serve customers in complete darkness. From ascending up the dungeon-like corridor (hands on shoulder) and putting our trust in the voice of our guide to guessing of the food (4 appetizers, 4 mains and 4 desserts), there’s something eye-opening and powerful about the experience. Losing one sense somehow heightens all the others. Each bite seemed to burst with added flavour and texture. Conversation and laughter in the air became more pronounced.
NOX was more than just a meal. It was a sensory experience that changed my perception of smell and taste; and also how I see the world.