When I Feel Greedy

When I Feel Greedy

For the days I indulge in buffets, even though I know it's totally not worth it, considering my limited stomach capacity.
Liz :)
Liz :)

I also really enjoyed this burnt caramel hazelnut mousse cake. Surprisingly, it’s not too sweet and there’s a surprise crunchy cookie layer in between that tastes exactly like a ferrero rocher. So tasty and there’s also hazelnuts on top! Their desserts are quite big slices though, so take them to share if you wanna try more so that you can minimise food wastage!

Haven’t had Basilico’s buffets in a while, and decided to go because they have a weekday lunch buffet for $50 instead of $64 by booking on Chope or through their hotel’s website. It was overall pretty disappointing though, I felt like the food quality had gone down since the last time I went.

Notwithstanding, their desserts were still pretty good. Their apricot frangipane sage tart with Chantilly cream on top looks normal, but the sage really added a punch of flavour and made this stand out. Also liked that they used fresh apricots!

This sushi deserves a post on its own. It’s a huge raw butterflied prawn that was so sweet and creamy, that we ended up ordering it multiple times. It’s so fresh and sweet that when you pull off the tail of the prawn with your mouth you can taste how tasty it is already. Much better than the amaebi here! They also have a version of this with salad on top, but I feel like this should be appreciated alone. The best thing is that it’s a red plate so it’s the cheapest one!

Finally gave Sushiro at Tiong Bahru Plaza a try since they're having a promotional event now with a food hunt pack where you can get $20 worth of coupons for F&B places for just $15. You essentially get 2x$5 dine-in vouchers, 2x$2.50 take-out vouchers and a $5 bonus voucher for new F&B places in Tiong Bahru Plaza, which includes Sushiro and quite a few other places. You also get a free collapsible coffee cup if you purchase 2 food hunt packs and you're an AMperkz member, so you can be more environmentally friendly.
Was very excited to try Sushiro as they're a Kaiten (conveyor belt) sushi chain from Japan that's just opened their first outlet in Singapore. I liked how they had both a conveyor belt with lots of sushi options on it and also a train that delivers the sushi when you deliver from an iPad, so you don't need to feel stressed that the conveyor belt may not have the sushi you want haha. Also, the quality of the sushi was pretty impressive considering the price.
The sushi is priced according to the colour of the plates, with the red plate costing $2.20, gold plate costing $3.20 and black plate costing $4.80. Some of the highlights were: the scallop sushi (massive scallops that were super thick), the big red shrimp sushi (huge raw butterflied prawn that was so sweet and creamy), the triple salmon plate (with regular salmon, salmon belly, and aburi salmon belly, perfect for a salmon lover), and lastly, the sushi with basil cheese on top, which was quite interesting because it tasted like pesto and was quite fragrant.
It was a great experience and I'll probably come again! They also have a loyalty card so you can get free stuff with every third visit. If you wanna try Sushiro out too, don't miss out on Tiong Bahru Plaza's food hunt pack, which is for sale until 6 Oct. Thanks @burpple for sending me on this fun food hunt! Didn't realise that Tiong Bahru plaza actually has quite a few new food places and it's pretty convenient because it's connected to Tiong Bahru mrt.

Had an amazing time eating at Beach Road Kitchen’s Indonesian Specialties buffet that’s on from 17-27 July! Apart from the usual buffet fare, there’s delicious Indo food cooked by guest chefs from Ritz-Carlton Bali, including rendang sapi tradisi (beef rendang with rounded coconut), thick chunky satay, and even 10 different types of sambal to pair with everything.

I also enjoyed items on their regular buffet line, particularly their iberico pork, beef galbi, and freshly grilled rainbow trout and pomfret. They have a lot of sections including cheese and charcuterie, salads and chilled seafood (which are in a chilled room!), Indian food, a live noodle station serving laksa and fish all noodles, and also an extensive dessert section. Definitely a quality buffet to try out and it’s v convenient bc it’s located near Esplanade mrt!

Thank you @burpple for the lovely eatup and @JWMarriottSG for hosting us!

Bought a voucher for Ash & Elm’s semi-buffet lunch ($30.40++ appetizer & dessert with a choice of main course), but as they were having a full buffet that day, we were allowed to go for the full buffet instead, by paying $10++ to upgrade one of our coupons without the main course to a full buffet. It’s as confusing as it sounds - and the staff didn’t really explain it that well to us, so we were rather puzzled for quite a while.

Notwithstanding their confusing explanation of what we could get, the buffet was decently worth our money and the quality of the food was quite reasonable, considering it’s cheaper than the typical buffet. My favourite dish hands down is their freshly made flatbread (cheese, onions, ham) that comes straight from a pizza oven. The gooeyness of the cheese with the hot tomato purée and the sweet crunch of onions was amazing 🙌🏻

I also enjoyed their dessert section. They have a good variety of ice creams, with original flavours like cinnamon gelato and white chocolate gelato, and familiar ones like dark chocolate gelato, and lemon & lime sorbet. I liked the consistency of the ice cream, because it was on the lighter side and not so creamy, which is great after eating a lot before that. In particular, I loved the pairing of the dark chocolate gelato and this dark chocolate tart (pictured). It was really rich and the tart base was perfectly snappy, but somehow the gelato made it taste not as cloying! I didn’t enjoy the rest of their cakes though.

Apart from this, I didn’t find the appetisers or mains particularly interesting. They tasted quite average, which was a pity. The steak from the self-cutting station was tender, but slightly cold. However, I did like the fact that there was a glass room with 3 different cheese, of which I enjoyed the Brie the most, and some charcuterie.

Overall, it was an alright experience. They have quite nice deco and there are a fair bit of tourists, since Ash & Elm is located on the first floor in Intercontinental Bugis, which is the hotel next to Bugis Junction. Not that sure I would be back, but it was a decent try.

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!

Decided to go here with friends because of the "1 person dines free for every 3 people" promo I saw floating around Facebook. Sadly, it was totally not worth it and I won't ever come back.

The steamed dimsum was quite subpar and took a long time to arrive - we waited 20 minutes for only 2 baskets and had to prompt the waiter. The xiao long bao (as pictured), was really just a meat wanton, because it was so shrivelled up and dry that I think there's no way there could have ever been soup in there in the first place.

Otherwise, the fried stuff was pretty good, but all you do for that is throw premade ingredients into a fryer so I guess that sums it up.

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