Promising Singapore in every bite, the annual Singapore Food Festival is on till 30 July. For those who want more, we’ve got you covered. Check out our hit list of buffets for the Singaporean in you.
Showcasing Singaporean flavours, York Hotel’s White Rose Café presents Treasured Flavours of Singapore a la carte buffet lunch. Expect a spread of 25 different dishes presenting many traditional favourites such as chai poh omelette, kung pao chicken, beef rendang and chicken masala. Finish with some local desserts like chendol, ice kachang, and chin chow with palm seeds.
When: Daily from 12pm to 2.30pm, excluding PH
Price: From $15 per child and $29 per adult
Promotions: Seniors aged 55 years and above get 10 per cent off their total bill every Tuesday
York Hotel, 21 Mount Elizabeth. Tel: 6737 0511
JW Marriott Singapore South Beach’s newest all-day dining concept Beach Road Kitchen offers a mouth-watering buffet spread featuring Singaporean flavours like Hainanese chicken rice, roasted meats, char kway teow and nasi goreng kampong. There are also traditional buffet staples such as fresh seafood, prime cuts off the charcoal grill, pizzas and cheese and charcuterie. Don’t forget to check out the dessert showcase offering homemade desserts and pastries, fresh waffles and crepes, nonya kuehs and many more.
When: Daily for lunch and dinner and Sunday brunch
Price: From $58 (lunch); $78 (dinner); $108 (Sunday brunch) per person
JW Marriott Singapore South Beach, 30 Beach Road. Tel: 6818 1913
From now till 9 August 2017, the king of fruit is the highlight at Marriott Café’s Durian High Tea Buffet. Feast on durian in myriad yummy permutations—from pizza, strudels, Swiss rolls, cream puffs, mochi, crème brûlée tarts, crepes to kueh lapis and even fried durian balls!
Alternatively, turn your attention to the many other sweet and savoury treats available like baked char siew sou, Shanghai dumplings, pork spare ribs, scones with fresh cream and jam, and more. Not just good for tea, this high tea buffet also includes over 50 local favourites and international fare such as laksa, bak kut teh, char kway teow and many more.
When: Daily from 3pm to 5.30pm
Price: From $27 per child and $45 per adult
Level 1 Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, 320 Orchard Road. Tel: 6831 4605
Spice Brasserie offers not one but two buffet spreads that are oh-so-Singaporean—the Authentic Zi Char and Aromatic Peranakan Weekend Buffet Lunch buffets. Spice Brasserie’s Authentic Zi Char Buffet showcases Singaporean flavours with tasty dishes like spicy prawn in claypot, assorted stir-fried vegetables and BBQ stingray.
Come weekends, the Aromatic Peranakan Weekend Buffet Lunch takes over—complete with a Peranakan-themed décor and servers in traditional Baba and Nonya outfits. The buffet showcases a spread of Peranakan dishes, including executive chef Low Hoe Kiat’s rendition of classics like babi pongteh, nonya laksa and ayam buah keluak.
When: Lunch and dinner from Mon to Wed (Authentic Zi Char Buffet); weekend afternoons from now to 31 July (Aromatic Peranakan Weekend Buffet Lunch)
Price: From $16 per child, $33 per adult (lunch); from $16 per child, $36 per adult (dinner)
Promotions: From $55 per pair, valid only for UOB, DBS/POSB, Maybank or HSBC credit or debit cardholders
Lobby Level PARKROYAL, 181 Kitchener Road. Tel: 6428 3160
Still one of the few halal-certified kitchens here, StraitsKitchen offers a variety of favourites such as laksa, prawn mee soup, Hainanese chicken rice, butter chicken and roti prata. Classic grilled items such as otak otak, assorted satay and ayam bakar are highly recommended.Its Peranakan dishes such as ayam buah keluak are another hit with regulars.
When: Lunch and dinner daily
Cost: From $28 per child, $52 per adult (lunch); from $35 per child, $62 per adult (dinner)
Grand Hyatt, 10 Scotts Road. Tel: 6732 1234
Get ready for a whole durian extravaganza at PARKROYAL on Pickering’s Lime restaurant with their latest buffet Thorny Temptations. Executive chef Eric Ong presents an entire line up of savoury dishes incorporating durian like foie gras torchon with torched meringue and durian powder, durian ravioli with sage and garlic butter, and prata with durian and gula melaka. Finish with a selection of sweets at the dessert corner—mini durian crumble, chendol durian, and durian pengat—or visit the traditional durian stall and enjoy durian in its purest form with the best D24 and mao shan wang.
When: Dinner daily from 7 July 2017 to 2 September 2017 except Mondays
Cost: From $58 per child, $88 per adult including coffee and tea
Promotions: Children below five years of age dine for free
PARKROYAL on Pickering, 3 Upper Pickering Street. Tel: 6809 8899
Celebrate Singapore’s heritage with Shangri-La Hotel’s The Lobby Lounge. Served in a semi-buffet style, diners get unlimited helpings of appetisers such as kueh pie tee and popiah—prepared to order—and desserts ranging from nonya kueh to cheng tng. They choose from one of six featured mains—bak chor mee with fish maw soup, Hainanese chicken rice, fish bee hoon, prawn noodle soup, Katong laksa and chilli crab and mantou.
When: 11.30am to 2.30pm (weekdays); 11.30pm to 5pm (weekends and public holidays)
Cost: From $38 (weekdays); from $45 (weekends) per person
Lobby Level Shangri-La Hotel, 22 Orange Grove Road. Tel: 6213 4398
Conrad Centennial’s Oscar’s is bringing back the ever-popular Local Delights buffet with a twist, this time with the king of fruit. Durians will be making their first appearance at this buffet in an assortment of style—fresh whole durian fruits opened a la minute, durian pengat with gula melaka and durian pancake made to order at the live station. Expect to also see classic Singaporean flavours like ayam buah keluak, kambing sup, oyster omelette and mee siam.
When: Lunch on Mondays to Saturdays and dinner daily from July 24 to August 26
Cost: From $29.50 per child, $59 per adult (lunch); from $39 per child, $78 per adult
Conrad Centennial Singapore, 2 Temasek Boulevard. Tel: 6432 7481
Cover: Spice Brasserie