Singapore Science Park –a geeky spot where the IT parks, industrial parks, business parks, science parks are stationed. Diverging from the geeky state amidst monotonous blocks of concrete building is The Latin Quarter, a humbly seductive 60-seater offering authentically Latin American buffet lunch at a stunningly attractive price. For just $13.90 nett, diners are granted the liberty to gorge themselves silly.
Mixed Salad – Tomato, Red Onion and Cucumber Salad with Yogurt and Chipotle Dressing
The buffet spread of 9-12 selections includes soup, salads, several side dishes, rice, fish, pork, chicken and a dessert. Its menu changes weekly and rotates every two to three months –hence the ravenous can visit The Latin Quarter on a regular basis without getting bored of it.
Ginger Picadillo Corn Soup with Coriander and Ginger Picadillo
The buffet is available only from Mondays to Fridays, 12pm to 3pm. Despite its obscure and not-easily-accessible location, this value-for-money buffet is worth traveling the distance for. I can pretty much picture the smirks on the faces of those working/studying/living close by.
Fresh Salad – Garbanzo Beans, Fresh Cucumber, Tomato and Avocado
Beans is a staple food in Latin cooking, and this fact is palpable in the dishes offered at The Latin Quarter –be it in a simple salad or a hearty stew.
Egg and Potato Tortilla
Foreground: Fish Stew, Egg & Potato Tortilla, Yuca Fritas (Deep-fried Yellow Potato)
My top picks for that day’s menu go to the Fish Stew, Egg & Potato Tortilla, Yuca Fritas, Tomato Rice and Stewed Chicken in Coconut Milk. Continue reading