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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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Renowned Cantonese restaurant- Hai Tien Lo located at level 3 of Pan Pacific Singapore has recently launched a pretty awesome Weekday Dim Sum Buffet at a very reasonable price of $48++ per pax. Featuring a selection of 35 signature items, including 20 new dim sum creations by Chef Lee Siaw Cheen, this a la carte dim sum lunch buffet, available from Mondays to Fridays, is the reason why 3 hour long lunches are absolutely necessary and legitimate even.
Dim Sum Chef’s Specialty
Deep-fried Yam Paste with Foie-gras, Baked Egg Tart with Swiftlet Nest and White Fungus, Steamed Berkshire Pork Buns, Stir-fried Carrot Cake with Dried Scallops in Chef’s Special Homemade XO Chili Sauce
These 4 items on the menu are the only ones that are limited to one serving per guest. With good reason I guess, because everyone is probably going to just order these signature highlights over and over again once they have had their first bite- which spoils the concept of a buffet when you should be leaving space for variety, instead of focusing on a few items alone. And trust me, many items on the menu are really worth trying.
My absolute favourite of the 4 was actually the Stir-fried Carrot Cake with Dried Scallops– a surprising choice really if you do know me, as Carrot Cake is not usually one of my quintessentials at Dim Sum. Nonetheless, these ones won me over with its chunky bite, alluring fragrance and appetizing wok-hei. Chef’s homemade XO sauce which it was fried in, certainly complimented it beautifully. I truly yearned for a bigger portion of this.
Another one worth mentioning is the Steamed Berkshire Pork Bun which had an ideal proportion of bao to char siu in every bite. Succulent, juicy and sweet, the stickiness of the meat contrasting with the fluffiness of that bun was just plain delicious. If only I could have one whole basket…
Deep-fried Dumplings with Shredded Turnip
Try not to get scalded as you bite into these golden flaky pastries because they come served piping hot! Not to be missed though, these dumplings were truly mouth-watering without being too oily and greasy.
Not quite like your usual Sunday Champagne Brunches, The Brunch Beats at Seasonal Tastes of The Westin Singapore sets itself apart with groovy tunes and a spectacular view of the South China Sea from your seat at level 32. And of course just to name a few other attractions, there is also free flow Veuve Clicquot champagne, fresh gorgeous seafood, live interactive stations, a Steak à la minute Service and an assortment of beautiful desserts offered at this international buffet. Either way, this is one Sunday party not to be missed.
Toast to the weekend with a wide range of alcoholic beverages to choose from. Be it cocktails concocted by the resident mixologist, Veuve Clicquot champagne served from magnum bottles, wines, craft beers or even mix-it-yourself Bloody Marys, there is no excuse not to get a little tipsy from the endless supply of booze available.
For those less interested in alcohol, go straight for the seafood section on ice which entices with its stunning display of oysters, crabs, lobsters, prawns, scallops and mussels.