Shrimp Wanton in Spicy Vinaigrette
The A La Carte Dinner Buffet at The Fullterton Hotel Singapore’s Jade Restaurant, available from 1 to 30 December 2013, is one you wouldn’t want to miss. At $58++ per person, you can order as many servings as you can stomach from the selection of more than 38 dishes, encompassing appetisers, soups, main courses, rice and noodle dishes, and desserts, each meticulously prepared by Chef Leong Chee Yeng and his outstanding culinary team.
Hot & Sour Seafood Soup
Familiar favourites include the Hot and Sour Seafood Soup, Roasted Pork Belly, Sautéed Chicken with Lemongrass and Dried Chilli Vinaigrette, Sweet and Sour Fish Fillet, Sautéed Pork Ribs in Coffee Sauce and Fragrant Wok-Fried Rice with Seafood.
Deep-fried Prawns coated with Wasabi Mayonnaise
The exceedingly addictive Deep-fried Prawns coated with Wasabi Mayonnaise is an all-time favourite on my part in the appetiser round.
Roasted Five-Spiced Crispy Pork Belly
Not to be missed is the succulent Roasted Five-Spiced Crispy Pork Belly. You won’t be able to resist that crackling crisp skin and positively unctuous fatty meat. This dish warrants repeat orders.
Steamed Abalone Siew Mai
Delectable dim sum items include Steamed Crystal Shrimp Dumpling, and Steamed Siew Mai that’s topped with a mini abalone.
Golden “Man Tou” stuffed with Chilli Crab Meat ($2.80++ per piece)
Apart from the array of free-flow items, there are a couple of items in each category that requires an additional charge for every add-on. For instance, in the appetiser section, you can top-up $2.80 for each piece of the Golden “Man Tou” stuffed with Chilli Crab Meat, which I had constantly sung praises of.
Soup of the Day
Soups will not disappoint. Boiled lovingly over long hours, the soups turn out immensely flavourful and deeply comforting.
Shrimp Dumpling Soup
My dining companion and I nodded in approval as we revelled in the joy of succulent shrimp dumplings. I ordered a second portion soon after.
Braised Bird’s Nest with Truffle Egg White in Superior Broth
At an additional charge of $9++, the Braised Bird’s Nest with Truffle Egg White in Superior Broth comes brimming generous globs of bird’s nest that promises to nourish and beautify your skin.
Braised Fish Maw and Seafood in Superior Broth
Also an add-on at $9++ per serving, the Braised Fish Maw and Seafood in Superior Broth comes highly recommended. The broth is thick, rich, and chockfull of flavour in every sip. One of the best fish maw soup I’ve had in a long time.
Steamed Chilean Sea Bass with Black Bean Sauce
Steamed Chilean Sea Bass with Preserved Olives
Multiple orders of the steamed Chilean sea bass occurred at my table. The freshness and quality of the fish are the crowning glory and ultimate delight.
In regards to meaty options, do try the Stewed Five-Spice Pork Belly with Fermented Bean Curd that I wished I had more stomach space for a second portion for.
Sautéed Prawn with Scramble Silken Egg
The highlight of the Sautéed Prawn with Scramble Silken Egg dish turns out to be the superlatively rendered scrambled egg. Ambrosial in texture and taste, my dining companion and I relished to the last bit as though we never had good scrambled eggs before.
Braised Shimeiji Mushroom with Spinach Layer Bean Curd
Here comes my second favourite section after fish –tofu!
The Braised Shimeiji Mushroom with Spinach Layer Bean Curd is worth the stomach space. Craving for something fried? Go for the Crispy Bean Curd with Spicy Fragrant Salt.
Pan-fried “Pi Pa” Bean Curd in Oyster Sauce
The Pan-fried “Pi Pa” Bean Curd in Oyster Sauce is another must-try.
Braised Ee-fu Noodles with Yellow Chives and Beansprouts
It was to my utmost delight to see ee-fu noodles on the buffet menu. It’s a noodle dish I always look forward to at Chinese wedding banquets (and if they didn’t serve it, I would throw a hissy fit).
Fragrant Wok-fried Rice in Yang Chow Style
I know this is too much food for one stomach, but pop at least one spoonful of the Fragrant Wok-fried Rice in Yang Chow Style in your mouth to savour the delightful wok-hei fragrance and flavour that coats every grain with deliciousness.
Simmered Egg Noodles with Boston Lobster in Spring Onion and Ginger Sauce
For a taste of the restaurant’s elegant creations, add on $18++ per person for the Simmered Egg Noodles with Boston Lobster in Spring Onion and Ginger Sauce.
The plump juicy lobster meat falls off the shell with a slight tug, almost effortlessly.
Hot Walnut Cream with Black Sesame Dumpling
The Hot Walnut Cream with Black Sesame Dumpling (tang yuan) is most comforting on a cold rainy day. The walnut cream is thick and smooth with nutty redolence without the gritty texture.
Red Bean Pancake and Pineapple Cookies
Other delectable desserts include Chilled Cream of Mango with Lime Jelly and Almond Cream with Yam Paste.
Shaved Coconut Ice with Fresh Strawberries
The Shaved Coconut Ice with Fresh Strawberries turns out to be different from what I expected, but I was happy with what was served to me. Coconut flavoured ice cream, topped with nata de coco and fresh strawberries. I ordered multiple portions of just the coconut ice cream without the toppings, because I am greedy but picky that’s why.
Jade Restaurant’s A La Carte Buffet Dinner is available from 1 to 30 December 2013, from 6.30pm to 11pm, at $58++ per adult and $38++ per child (6 to 11 years old). For reservations, call (65) 6877 8188 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Level 1, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
1 Fullerton Square