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If you might be speaking concerning the measurement of resort buffets, the one at Sky22 in Courtyard by Marriott Singapore Novena is tiny. All you get within the unfold are some appetisers and sushi.

But the factor is, that isn’t all of the meals you get. The sizzling meals is cooked a la minute and delivered to your desk – all as a part of the buffet – and that’s so significantly better.

On weekend evenings this month, from Fridays to Sundays, the buffet takes on a seafood theme. And the highlights for me are the recent dishes, of which you’ll be able to order as many as you need.

There is a giant listing to select from, together with oysters cooked in 3 ways – Rockefeller, Kilpatrick and Mornay. My favorite is the Rockefeller, which has the plump oysters baked with a creamy sauce with herbs.

LaLa Bee Hoon is nice, too, if you happen to favor a light-tasting dish that’s candy with clam juices.

The finest merchandise for me, nonetheless, is the braised quick ribs within the Surf & Turf. The ribs are cooked to simply the suitable texture – tender however not comfortable – and are scrumptious. They overshadow the grilled lobster that shares the plate as a result of the shellfish is overcooked and dry.

WHERE: Sky22, Level 22 Courtyard by Marriott Singapore Novena, 99 Irrawaddy Road MRT: Novena OPEN: Noon to 2.30pm (Saturdays and Sundays), 6 to 10pm (Fridays and Saturdays) PRICE: $48 for lunch, $56 for dinner. Children as much as 12 years previous pay half value TEL: 6378-2040


This is the final weekend to bask in York Hotel’s Penang hawker buffet earlier than the stallholders return to the Malaysian island.

The resort’s thrice-a-year promotion, which began in 1986, brings in a number of the finest hawkers from Penang to whip up dishes similar to char kway teow, assam laksa and prawn noodle soup.

Sometimes, a hawker will get changed and, this time, the individual helming the wok on the char kway teow stall is new. The feminine hawker is nearly as good because the earlier man although, and has already earned the nickname Dancing Chef from the best way her physique strikes in rhythm to the vigorous frying of the noodles.

There can be a roti canai (the Malaysian title for roti prata) stall that made its debut over the last promotion in March, which I missed.

I get to style it this time and it’s good. So are my previous favourites, which embody the sturdy prawn mee and the crispy ban chang kueh.

There aren’t any reservations in the course of the promotion, so go early.

WHERE: White Rose Cafe, York Hotel, 21 Mount Elizabeth MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till Sunday, midday to 2.30pm, 6.30 to 10pm PRICE: $29 ($20 for a kid) as we speak; $33 ($23 for a kid) tomorrow and Sunday


Keyaki restaurant at Pan Pacific Singapore has been working a sequence of wagyu promotions the final couple of years, that includes beef from completely different areas in Japan.

This month, the main focus is on Hida wagyu from Gifu prefecture in central Japan. The beef is cooked in numerous methods – pan-fried, deep-fried, grilled, teppan – and served in lunch and dinner units that vary from $68 to $210 an individual.

Among the extra attention-grabbing cooking kinds is deep-fried Hida wagyu with miso paste, with three cubes of beef breaded and deep-fried like a katsu. The coating is crisp, however the beef stays moist and pink inside.

I additionally just like the course the place the meat is grilled on a leaf in a ceramic plate positioned above a small charcoal range. You cook dinner it to your liking on the desk and the dish comes with grilled inexperienced peppers and deep-fried garlic slices.

WHERE: Keyaki, Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard MRT: Promenade WHEN: Till Sept 30, 11.30am to 2.30pm, 6.30 to 10.30pm day by day TEL: 6826-8240


Trapizza on Siloso Beach in Sentosa was closed for renovations earlier this yr and formally reopened in July with a brand new air-conditioned personal room and an expanded menu.

Pizzas are nonetheless a mainstay, with 18 varieties that vary from classics similar to Margherita ($20.50) to extra inventive variations similar to Salmon ($26.80), which has a topping of smoked salmon.

Pastas are good too, particularly the Trapizza Linguine ($26), with white wine saffron cream sauce and seafood similar to prawns, mussels and crabmeat.

But if you’re in a bunch, it is best to order the Family Sharing Wagyu Beef Burger ($46).

It is big, with an 800g patty of Australian wagyu topped with bacon, caramelised onion rings, pickles, tomatoes, lettuce, cheese and aioli. It additionally comes with potato wedges on the aspect.

The burger is sufficient to feed 4 individuals, so it’s actually good worth too.

If you might be nonetheless hungry after that, get a pizza to share.

WHERE: Trapizza, 10 Siloso Beach Walk MRT: HarbourFront OPEN: 11am to 10pm day by day TEL: 6376-2662

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