Feast@East Buffet Restaurant at Grand Mercure Roxy Singapore takes diners on a journey to Thailand with a Festival of Cuisine from the Land of Smiles from 18th October to 3rd November 2013.
The festival presents a rotational menu featuring popular Thai dishes such as Tom Yum Goong, Pad Thai, Thai herb salad with sea bass and prawn spring rolls.
Minced Pork Salad
Be prepared to feast your eyes on this image-heavy blog post.
Grilled Beef Salad
Grilled Otak Otak
If I hadn’t read the label, I would have thought the Otak Otak had been steamed instead of being grilled. It’s tasty, tender, fluffy and mildly spiced with hints of beaten egg.
The Pad Thai pales in comparison to ones I had along the streets of Bangkok that are fried in individual portions upon order, but forgivable for buffet standards since it’s cooked in large batches.
Depending on how you’d like your Pad Thai to be dressed up, the seasoning, condiments and garnishes are all provided at the side.
If you only have stomach space for one portion of noodles, go for Feast@East’s resident dish, the highly sought-after Laksa. It won’t disappoint.
Also available at the live station next to the Laksa is the Seafood Tom Yum Noodle Soup. Its subtle appearance, the clear soup, does not speak for the spice level. Spot the chilli padi bits scattered in the soup.
The Pork Trotter is a highlight. Braised for long hours to infuse the meat with deep flavours, the result is juicy and tender perfection.
Beancurd is fried to a crisp exterior and fluffy interior, coated in a delicious Thai sauce that possesses a great balance of spicy, sweet and sour.
Stir-fried Pork with Ginger and Onion
Stir-fried Beef with Hot Basil
Green Curry Chicken
Do not miss the Claypot section. The Green Curry Chicken is one of my favourite items from the buffet spread. The curry is rich and coconut-y, with flavours penetrating the chicken pieces to the epicentre. Accompanying the protein are two varieties of eggplant. I am particularly fond of the baby brinjal.
Red Curry Pork
Desserts include the quintessential Mango Sticky Rice and the Steamed Pumpkin Custard that we don’t normally come across.
The Mango Sticky Rice is a highlight in the dessert section. The glutinous rice, coconut cream and diced mango are displayed separately, so diners get to put their own dessert together to their own likings.
The Banana Fritters turned out a little limp by the time we ate them. It loses its crispness after sitting out for some time. But, if you see freshly fried ones coming out of the kitchen, grab it fast as soon as it reaches the buffet line, and taste it when it’s at its optimum.
Steamed Pumpkin Egg Custard
Steamed Pandan Cake
Two Layer Coconut Cake
Don’t forget to save space for Feast@East’s resident dessert, the Durian Pengat. It’s something I look forward to whenever I dine there.
A Taste of Thai Cuisines (18 October to 3 November 2013)
Lunch: 12pm – 2.30pm daily
Pricing: Adult $43, Child $22, Senior Citizen $35 nett
Dinner: 6pm – 9.30pm daily
Monday to Thursday: Adult $46, Child $23, Senior Citizen $36 nett
Friday to Sunday and Eve of Public Holiday: Adult $48, Child $24, Senior Citizen $38 nett
To make reservations, call (65) 6430 5665 or email H3610-FB3@accor.com.
For the latest promotions, visit their website at http://www.feastateast.com.sg.
Feast@East Buffet Restaurant
Level 3, Grand Mercure Roxy Singapore
50 East Coast Road, Roxy Square (Opposite Parkway Parade Shopping Centre)