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Christmas ’17: INDOCAFE – The White House Festive Menu

We are exactly one week to Christmas and if you are planning a little family get together but want something different from the usual Western cuisine then INDOCAFE is probably one of the more unique dining establishments that you should check out! I have written about the food at INDOCAFE before, here and here, and have always been a fan of the authentic and cosy Peranakan experience that the restaurant offers.

From now till 5 Jan 18 for the festive season, INDOCAFE is offering an ala-carte buffet of Peranakan classics and other Christmas-inspired dishes done with a Straits Chinese twist. Lunch starts from $55++ while dinner is from $59++. Quite a steal taking into account the free-flow spread available and the complexities of cooking that goes into Peranakan cuisine.

Here are some of the dishes that you can expect from the menu:

Babi Panggang and Bawang Manis Ikan Bilis

Grilled Nyonya-style pork skewers with a nicely charred exterior and juicy bite, and deep-fried anchovies served with onion and kalamansi dressing for a refreshing contrast of flavours to kick-start our meal. Dip the grilled meat into the signature sauce served on the side which will cut through the richness of the meat with its tangy spicy touch.

Nyonya Fried Rice

One for the guys who usually always need their carbs or for those who do not have a very threshold for spicy food can take comfort in this fried chicken rice that is both fragrant and generously eggy.

Italiano Paradiso Buffet @ Marriott Cafe, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel

Located within the majestic premises of Marriot Tang Plaza, lies an international buffet restaurant by the name of Marriot Café. Prior to its renovation years ago, the restaurant now features matt-finish wooden dining tables, sleek pendant lightings and soft carpeted flooring that sums up the whole contemporary design concept. For families or couples that prefer a slightly more laid-back, cozy environment, do opt for the sofa seating which is cleverly hidden behind the salad bar for a more intimate atmosphere.

Apart from the stylish décor, the restaurant also boasts of its open kitchen concept where chefs would cook and serve you piping hot food on the spot at their respective cooking stations. If you are equally as lazy as me, feel free to indulge in their signature dishes, such as the crispy roast pork, braised beef cheek and assorted cold cuts, before heading back to the live cooking stations.

On top of all that, the restaurant has also got your seafood cravings covered with a cold seafood station featuring the freshest and finest seafood from across the world! Not to be missed are the extra plump and juicy oysters that coat your palate with a burst of oceanic sweetness, and the prized Boston lobster with a seductive row of creamy, orange roe lining the tender meat.

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Sashimi lovers can rejoice as they pile their plates up with a seemingly endless flow of tuna and salmon sashimi that gets replenished prior to running out. If you are the kind that requires the extra bit of rice for a more substantial, full-bodied feeling, I would gladly assure you that the colourful California rolls, traditional maki rolls and assorted gunkan maki would have you spoilt for choice!

From 3 March to 30 April 2016, Marriott Café will be having an Italian-themed buffet that features an odyssey of Italian delicacies flawlessly crafted by Italian maestros Chefs Christian Frigo and Daniele Trivero. Get your fork and knife ready and be prepared to be blown away by bold, authentic Italian flavours that the duo has to offer!

Magnifique Sunday Champagne Brunch @ Kwee Zeen, Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa

Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa recently underwent a $40 million revamp and has since been launched as our island’s newest luxury resort hotel. Located above sea level, perched atop a hill on Sentosa island, this fancy hotel is not only home to the world’s largest So SPA- a whooping 6,000 sqm, but also to Kwee Zeen- a pan asian dining restaurant which offers a Magnifique Sunday Champagne Brunch.

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We came by one Sunday morning to get a taste of its magnificence which was further exemplified by the free-flow of premium Taittinger Champagne. Seating options include both al fresco with a view of the pool and indoors with the air-conditioning. We strongly recommend the latter unless you fancy dining under the blazing heat though admittedly, the lighting for photography and the accompanying view of the luscious green landscape outdoors was almost irresistible.

Oasis All-You-Can-Eat BBQ Dinner @ Grand Hyatt Singapore

Set amidst the lush greenery on level 5 of the Terrace Wing at the Grand Hyatt Singapore, Oasis Restaurant, as its name suggests, is an idyllic picture of scenic and tranquil- located in the heart of the city yet preserved from all the hustle and bustle. Flanked by the swimming pool and veiled by the moonlight in the evenings, this al fresco restaurant, with its open charcoal-fired grill, is all about barbecued meat and seafood prepared a la minute for seven nights a week.

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From Thursdays to Saturdays however, guests can also relish in an extended buffet spread with a wider selection of grilled items and even a seafood bar on ice. Lovers of fresh briny oysters can enjoy unlimited servings of these molluscs which are shucked and ready to be savoured.

A Long Long Saturday Lunch @ Edge, Pan Pacific Singapore

Move aside ‘Brunch’, ‘Tunch’ might just be taking over your place very soon. The latter, essentially the amalgamation of lunch and afternoon tea is the new it-term possibly ingeniously coined by the people of Pan Pacific Singapore who had just launched their 4 hour long long lunch comprising of 30 local delights and hawker favourites for just $50 NETT! Available from 12-4pm every Saturday, I dare say this might be one of the most affordable quality buffets in town right now!

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As a culinary tribute to our Singapore heritage, Edge at Pan Pac spoils their diners first with well-loved signatures of Laksa, Nasi Lemak, Roti Prata, Bak Kut Teh, Fried Carrot Cake and more for lunch, before transiting smoothly into afternoon tea with presentations of Kueh Pie Tee, Popiah, Eggs and Toast with various spreads and finally ending off with a delightful dessert display of Ice Kachang, Durian Desserts, Nonya Kueh and Portuguese Egg Tarts. Suffice to say, the selection and assortment of food does not get any more local than these delicacies.

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Seven live theatres also mean that diners can enjoy some live action of chefs deftly chopping up roast meats and having their bowl of homemade Laksa or Penang Prawn Noodle Soup prepared a la minute.