The lovely plate of barbecued seafood from the Rasa Sayang BBQ Seafood Buffet at Royale! My favourite barbecued item was probably the plump scallops, with a slightly sour, gingery sauce and minced garlic on top. Otherwise, the steak was not bad - quite tender and had a charcoal taste from the grill, although on the thinner side.

For the other dishes, I loved the creme brûlée (simple but creamy and amazingly satisfying to crack that layer of sugar) 🙌🏻 and har cheong gai wings. There are about 2 rows of local food, a table of desserts (with an ice kachang machine), a salad and chilled seafood bar and DIY Rojak station, and the highlight - the grilled seafood, which is done by a chef at an outdoor area. Overall, I felt the food was decent, but the replenishing of buffet dishes could have been done a bit more frequently.

The Rasa Sayang BBQ Seafood Buffet is available at the restaurant, Royale, in Mercure Singapore Bugis for $68++ until 9 December. It’s a bit pricy, but there is a 1 for 1 promo if you’re a UOB cardholder. Thanks @burpple for the invite and @mercuresingaporebugis for hosting us!