Best new buffets in March!

By Javan Ng
5 March 2012 11:30 AM Updated 05 Mar 2012

Best new buffets in March!

Nothing says indulgence like an all-you-can-eat buffet, and Singapore, being a food paradise offers a wide variety of buffet options.

This March, some of the hotels are rolling out interesting and exciting buffets like Peranakan, Australian Seafood, Thai and many more to satisfy the ever-hungry Singaporean. We suss out some of the best special themed buffets for you to try out in your next eat-all-you-can session.  Bon appetit!


True-blue Peranakan Affair

Where:Azur, Crowne Plaza Changi Airport

When: 16 to 25 March 2012.  Available for dinner only (Daily).

Price: Adult: $55.00++, Child: $27.50++ (Mon-Thur); Adult: $65.00++, Child: $32.50++ (Fri, Sat & Sun). Top up $5 for free-flow sour plum drinks, soft drinks, tea and coffee.

What: If you are a true blue Peranakan, you will want to flock to this buffet prepared by Guest and Celebrity Chef Kenny Chan, a seventh generation Baba from Malacca. Chef Kenny will serve up his signature Peranankan dishes such as Ayam Buah Keuak (stuffed Indonesian black nut with chicken), a spicy and sweet concoction of tender braised chicken pieces, enhanced with turmeric, lemongrass and Buah Keluak, an Indonesian black nut that gives the dish a nutty flavour. Other dishes not to be missed are the mouth-watering Babi Pong Teh (braised pork in salted bean paste) where the pork belly is tenderly braised in salted bean paste gravy with a hint of cinnamon; Ikan Goreng Cili (fried fish with sambal) that packs a fiery punch; the tangy and spicy Telur Cincalok (fermented shrimp omelette)as well as the must-have of every Peranakan meal, vegetable dish Nyonya Chap Chye (mixed vegetable stew). Complete your meal with the delectably sinful Nyonya Cendol and Chef Kenny’s signature Sour Plum Drink. Savour these Nonya delights this March!

inSing tip: Enjoy 15% off the total bill if you present Azur’s Peranakan Affair mailer. You also get an additional 5% off the total bill if you come dressed in any attire with a Peranakan influence (Baju Kebaya or Batik Shirt). If you want to catch a glimpse of Chef Kenny, he will be there to mingle with you on March 17.  There is also a special sale of Peranakan items on 24 and 25 March 2012.


Sawasdee Thai

Where:AquaMarine, Marina Mandarin

When: 1 to 31 March 2012. Available daily for lunch (12pm – 2:30pm) and dinner (6:30pm to 10:30pm)

Price: Buffet Lunch: $58++ (adult), $29++ (child); Weekday Buffet Dinner $68++ (adult), $34++ (child); Weekend Buffet Dinner: $78++ (adult), $39++ (child)

What: Delicious Thai dishes and warm hospitality await you at AquaMarine this March. Be prepared to be transported to the land of smiles. Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of Thailand, with exotic decor and servers dressed in traditional Thai outfits. Savour authentic Thai dishes such as Tom Yum Goong and Pad Thai. Appetizers include Spicy Thai Herb Salad with Sea Bass and Prawn Spring Rolls, as well as mouth-watering desserts like Sticky Rice with Mango and Steamed Pumpkin Custard. Instead of flying to Thailand, why not bring your whole hungry family to AquaMarine to sample authentic Thai cuisine whipped up by Guest Chef Jareuk Sriaroon and his team from the Thailand Culinary Academy.

inSing tip: AquaMarine is halal-certified so Muslim diners can get to enjoy authentic Thai food too. If you are an UOB cardholder, one gets to dine for free with every two paying adults. You also stand a chance to win attractive lucky draw prizes, including a pair of return air tickets to Bangkok on Thai Airways International.


Australian Seafood Fiesta

Where:Olive Tree, InterContinental Singapore

When: 5 to 18 March 2012. Available for dinner only. 6pm-10:30pm (Weekdays) and 7pm -10:30pm (Weekends)

Price: Adult: $62++, Child below 12 yrs: $19++

What: This March, let Olive Tree at InterContinental Singapore take you down under for some fresh seafood.  Featuring the freshest seafood products from Australia, seafood lovers get to feast on Australian lobsters, succulent Coffin Bay oysters and the famed Kinkawooka Bouchot “Live” Mussel from Boston Bay. Not only that, you also get to savour local celebrity Chef Eric Neo’s refreshing appetisers that include the Tartare of Smoked Rainbow Trout with Sour Cream Chive or the Macadamia and Lemon Myrtle Yamba Prawns, known for being the biggest, sweetest and best variety of prawns. Other delectable creations include the Herb-Crusted Ocean Perch with Tropical Fruit Salsa or the Estuary Prawns and Mussels in White Wine Sauce.

inSing tip: UOB, DBS, Citibank, Amex, Standard Chartered and ANZ (March to May only) cardholders will enjoy one dines free with three paying adults offer. 


Spanish Fiesta

Where:Marriott Café, Singapore Marriott Hotel

When: 20 March to 7 April 2012. Available daily for lunch (12pm-2:30pm) and dinner (6:30pm-10pm).

Price: Adult: $46++, Child: $25++ (Lunch-Weekdays); Adult: $50++, Child: $30++ (Lunch-Weekends); Adult: $60++, Child: $30++ (Dinner-Weekdays); Adult: $65++, Child: $32++ (Dinner-Weekends) 

What: Hola! Treat your family and loved ones to a special Spanish meal at the Marriott Café this March. Guest Chef Jordi Villegas, is all set to delight you with his selection of mouth-watering Spanish treats. Bringing you the best of Spain, Chef Jordi from JW Marriott Hong Kong will whet your appetite with his signature dishes from the not-to-be-missed Crispy Suckling Pig, Meatballs with Cuttlefish and Catalan Chicken Grandma’s “Canalons”, all prepared using Chef Jordi’s best kept family recipes. His sweet creations like Thin Apple Tart, Leche Frita and Bunuelos de Chocolate, are also must-tries.  End your meal and evening with a glass of Spanish red wine with Chef Jordi’s delectable pinchos such as Seared Beef Roll with Garlic and Shallot Jam or the renowned Iberian Ham with Toasted Bread, at Java+, the new Deli at the hotel lobby.

inSing tip: Exclusively for Citibank credit cardholders, one dines for free with every two paying adults.


Penang Hawker fare

Where:White Rose Café, York Hotel

When: 9 to 25 March 2012. Available daily for lunch (12pm-2:30pm) and dinner (6:30pm-10pm).

Price: Adult: $25.80++, Child below 12 yrs: $18.80++ (Mon-Fri); Adult: $28.80++, Child below 12 yrs: $20.80++ (Sat & Sun). (Prices for weekends and public holidays are inclusive of free flow of Bandung & Calamansi drinks)

What: Penang food lovers are in for a treat again this year. The ever-popular Penang Hawker Fare at York Hotel is back this March. A team of Penang hawkers specially flown in from Penang will prepare and cook for the occasion. What are you waiting for? Head down to White Rose Café from 9 to 25 March for a buffet spread of authentic and all-time favourite Penang street food including Penang prawn mee, laksa, char kway teow, oyster omelette, lor bak, rojak, chendol and many more.

inSing tip: Patrons stand to win accommodation and meal vouchers from the York Hotel.


Seafood Seduction

Where:Ellenborough Market Café, Swissôtel Merchant Court

When: 9  to 25 March 2012. Available for dinner only (Daily)

Price: $72++ (Adult); $36++ (Child)

What: Enjoy a culinary feast of seafood temptations at Ellenborough Market Café, Swissotel Merchant Court from 9 to 25 March.  Back by popular demand, Ellenborough Market Café offers some of the finest seafood delicacies including freshly shucked oysters, snow crab claw, Teochew cold crab on ice, beer battered ocean-farmed barramundi, Iceland shrimp in corn salad, deep sea mackerel with pepper, clams in tom yam cream, a selection of fresh Sashimi featuring Alaskan king crab and more. Besides fresh sea catches, the cafe also provides sumptuous Paranakan dishes such as the tangy babi assam,  crunchy kueh pie tie and their all-time favourite sweet treats such as yam paste with gingko nuts and pulut hitam with coconut milk.

inSing tip: Exclusively for HSBC cardmembers, one dines for free with every three paying adults. You also stand a chance to win two pairs of entrance tickets to Universal Studios Singapore. 

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