Best-value Korean BBQ Buffet at Hansik Korean Family Restaurant (Queensway)

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Korean BBQ buffet lovers used to gather at the Tanjong Pagar precinct, until more and more similar concepts start sprouting across Singapore in sync with the growing demands. Those that emerge just to earn a quick buck will see a decline in business in due time because diners are unlikely to patronise restaurants that short-change in quality. Hansik Korean Family Restaurant is one of the few Korean restaurants that will last the test of time, not only because it is run by Korean descendants (the Choi family) with lots of passion in food, but also because they strive to keep the prices affordable without compromising on quality. They have an a la carte menu offering a myriad of traditional Korean dishes such as Bulgogi, Ginseng Chicken Soup, Bibimbap, Korean pancake and more, but most enticing is the BBQ buffet that we are all fanatical about, priced at just $16++ for lunch and $22++ (additional $3 for weekends/PH) for dinner. Seniors get to enjoy special rates of $15++ for lunch and $20++ for dinner, while 1 student dines free with every 3 paying students.
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(Lunar New Year 2015) Furama RiverFront

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Furama RiverFront welcomes the year of the Goat with sumptuous buffet spreads and festive menus throughout the Lunar New Year, as well as tantalising festive takeaways.

Kick-starting the meal on a high note is the Salmon Yu Sheng, featured in the buffet lunch and dinner on the eve and the first two days of Chinese New Year, priced at $68++ per adult and $20 per child. Other Chinese New Year delicacies available in the buffet spread include Pen Cai, Stewed Dried Oysters with Sea Cucumber, Drunken Chicken with Chinese Wine and Honey Pepper Pork Rib. 3 diners pay for the price of 2 when you pay with selected credit cards. On top of that, reservations for 6 diners and above will receive a complimentary serving of Fortune Yam Dumpling.
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Late Night A la Carte Hotpot Buffet at Street 50 Restaurant & Bar, Bay Hotel Singapore

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I could be very selfish and not share my favourite supper spots, because I don’t want to be fighting for seats with you guys, but at the same time I feel this place deserves due praises and I can’t resist the urge to shout out loud how fond I am of this place.

Hotpot at Street 50 Restaurant & Bar is nothing new; it was launched as a set meal with allocated portions of meat, seafood, vegetables and noodles, infinite refill of your preferred soup base, and a broad array of dipping choices to accompany. What stood out most back then were the individual Chinoiserie hotpots that operate using actual flame rather than gas.

The hotpot buffet concept came into play as soon as the restaurant was geared up for it in terms of kitchen preparation work and service staff –it was more of getting used to the hotpot concept since the restaurant mainly does international buffet spreads and a la carte orders. It became a huge hit. Due to popular demand, they are now extending their Weekend Hot Pot A la Carte Buffet till 2am. Continue reading

(Christmas Dining Guide 2014) Affordable Christmas Feastings at Street 50 Restaurant & Bar

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Christmas feastings need not be exorbitant. Street 50 Restaurant & Bar at Bay Hotel Singapore, located in the Harbourfront-Telok Blangah precinct, is serving up three international buffet menus competitively priced from $38 to $88, with complimentary parking thrown in. Additional perks include: Senior Citizens pricing at $28 nett, activities and crafts corner for the little ones, kids eating for free and a gift in the sure-win lucky dip for each table. Continue reading

(Christmas Dining Guide 2014) MELT~ The World Café, Mandarin Oriental, Singapore

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Breaking away from all the log cake features that I’ve been virtually feeding you with, here is a Christmas spread you shouldn’t deprive your rumbling tummies of! Here is a sneak preview of what MELT~ The World Café of Mandarin Oriental, Singapore is offering this festive season. Continue reading

(Christmas Guide 2014) Christmas Gourmet Festive Pack by One Paradise and Silver Tray ($468 for 10 pax)

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It is quite a big deal for a humble 25-seater coffee shop to see the progression of opening multiple restaurant concepts and expanding to foreign countries to eventually launching a catering arm. Paradise Group has been satiating palates since 2006, accumulating loyal patrons ever since. It is no surprise that fans would want a taste of Paradise Group at their own home parties, events or corporate functions.

If you’re looking for a caterer this festive season, why not try the sumptuous Christmas Gourmet Festive Pack by One Paradise and Silver Tray ($468 for 10 pax).
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Momiji Shabu Shabu, Singapore’s top value-for-money Collagon Hotpot Buffet

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Momiji Shabu Shabu (hotpot buffet) by the Suki Group of Restaurants once again tops the ranks for the most value-for-money buffet places in Singapore, right after the success of Momiji Japanese Buffet Restaurant at City Square Mall.

The hotpot concept Momiji Shabu Shabu presents an array of over 100 items in the buffet line, a selection of cooked food, sushi, fruits, soft drinks, teas, hot beverages, desserts, and raw ingredients for the hotpot.

Most unique about this hotpot concept is the collagen soup base, which is derived from the simmering of kampong chicken and fresh vegetables, taking up to 6 long hours to fully dissolve the chicken bones and for every bit of goodness to go into the broth. Continue reading

English Afternoon Tea at L’Espresso of Goodwood Park Hotel

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Set within the premises of the iconic Goodwood Park Hotela reputable pioneer in Singapore’s tourism industry with history dating back to 1900L’Espresso has earned a reputation as being synonymous with elegant teatime pursuits.

The English Afternoon Tea buffet is a main attraction at L’Espresso. Available daily, a dazzling host of dainty sandwiches, salads, savouries, pastries, desserts, chocolate fountain and traditional English scones will fill tummies between conversations and tea (or coffee).

Nibble on dainty bites such as Slow-cooked Farm Chicken in Crepe, Roast Beef with Cornichons, Smoked Salmon with Beetroot Mousse and Caviar, Poached Prawn with Pineapple and Avocado Salsa, Brie with Grape on Maple Crostini, Nicoise Tartlet with Tuna Tataki, and Foie Gras Terrine with Coated Pistachios and Cranberry Compote (a top pick).
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Adults-only Cocktail Brunch Buffet at Manhattan of Regent Singapore

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Shrimp Cocktail

Kids would need babysitting on Sundays as the sophisticated cliques put on their best and strut their way to ‘Manhattan’ at Regent Singapore for Singapore’s first adults-only cocktail brunch.

(Read my review of Manhattan Bar here: http://melicacy.com/?p=7246)

New York’s venerable tradition of weekend brunches, pervaded with unlimited craft cocktails, beers, wines, and gastronomic pleasures, travels halfway around the world, fitting effortlessly into Singaporeans’ lifestyle.

Diners can indulge from 11.30am all the way till 3.30pm in the elegant and stylish setting of Manhattan, beginning with a breakfast series served shortly after you take your seat. The crisp-edged Silver Dollar Pancakes is exquisitely paired with caramelised apples and drizzled in bourbon maple syrup.

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SeafoodFest and International Buffet at The Square restaurant of Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay (July to September 2014)

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Singapore Chilli Crab

Calling the attention of seafood lovers! Every Friday and Saturday night from July to September 2014, “SeafoodFest” meets International Buffet at The Square restaurant of Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay.

Work your way from the Seafood on Ice section that features white clams, tiger prawns, baby lobsters and plump juicy oysters. Continue reading

Ramada and Days Hotels Singapore at Zhongshan Park launches exciting new items this August

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Spice Marinated Slow-Baked Duck Leg ($24.80)

Ramada and Days Hotels Singapore at Zhongshan Park launches exciting new items in both the a la carte menu and buffet spread this August in conjunction with Singapore’s 49th birthday. Celebrating the flavours that Singaporeans grew up with, Flavours at Zhongshan Park brings across local favourites with a western spin.


Prawn Laksa Risotto with Coconut Cream ($18.80)

The Prawn Laksa Risotto is a standout. Regular cream is replaced with Asian ingredients such as laksa paste and coconut cream. Accompanying the invigorated grains are succulent scallops, squids and prawns.
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Weekend Stay and Seafood Buffet at Harbour Café of Traders Hotel, Puteri Harbour, Johor, Malaysia

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Singapore is just a causeway apart from Malaysia, which explains high figures of Singaporeans travelling into Malaysia –some just for makan (eating) or a day of shopping in Johor Bahru. I myself travel to Johor Bahru frequently, mostly for the enticing food.

In desperate need of a holiday, away from home without having to board a plane, Malaysia makes an ideal destination. Puteri Harbour is a destination in itself. Spend a weekend at this peaceful and tranquil locale booming with restaurants, retail outlets and popular attraction Sanrio Hello Kitty Town (its first outside Japan).

Easily accessible from Singapore’s Tuas and Woodlands checkpoints and only 20 minutes from Senai International Airport, Traders Hotel at Puteri Harbour offers comfort with 283 rooms in total. Continue reading