1 Market at Plaza Singapura is a 450-seater halal buffet restaurant helmed by famous Malaysian celebrity Chef Wan, offering a spread of the chef's proven recipes and creations inspired by his travels around Southeast Asia.
Daily: 11:30 - 14:30
Daily: 18:00 - 22:00
$40 based on 63 submissions
Buffet (9 votes), Children/Family (9 votes), After Work (4 votes)
Full review: http://www.jacqsowhat.com/2015/03/1-market-nyonya-fair-by-chef-wan.html
During my visit, Chef Wan is hosting a special Nyonya Fair at 1 Market. He will be digging into his old trove of recipes, all passed down from his grandmother to his mother and then to him. And 10 Peranakan dishes will be added to 1 Market's existing buffet spread. This also means even more offerings at the usual prices. One of the 10 traditional Peranakan dishes that was added into the buffet spread, Bibik's Seafood Fried Rice with Belacan. One of my favorite among the rest. But no doubt the best is Wok-fried beef that you will find in this section. As well as a DIY kueh pie ti for the peranakan style. Not forgetting the range of desserts and kuehs.
A very Malaysian place with very Malaysian crowd and decor. I think they played more emphasis on the decor than the food.
Overall food was OK but I was very disappointed with the Sashimi section for it looked like someone just dumped a heap of odds and ends pieces salmon onto the display. Initially I thought the display was messed up by diners going through the choice cuts but I later realised that it was actually their presentation style. The cuts of salmon on display looked like scraps or rejects from choice cuts. There were small irregular and odd shaped slices being thrown together in an unappetizing pile. There was evidently no pride put in the display. The soya sauce was also severely diluted as when you put in even just a little bit of wasabi, the whole dish turned green.
The roast section was ok (beef only) but being a halal establishment, choices of meat cuts were limited. BBQ prawns had to be rationed out by the staff at 2 piece a diner cuz apparently the kitchen couldn't keep up with the demand. Dessert were rather un-appetising for cakes were displayed in cuboids instead of actual wedges. The kueh lapis was sliced so uber thin that my mother in law reckoned that it was sliced whilst frozen.
Service staff seemed to be quite pleasant and polite. Used plates were cleared quite frequently considering we were seated at an obscure corner of the restaurant.
Overall value with the Groupon deal was ok @$26 but I certainly would not pay the full price for this selection and quality of food.
Went for SAFRA 1-FOR-1 deal on 280415. Heard that Chilli Crab is a must eat, but NO! I took 2 pieces, and the meat is mushy instead of firm, and has a foul smell. Was expecting some good international food but again, mostly South East Asia fare like Satay, Rojak, Fried Rice, Naan/Chapati, etc. Even the Chawamushi from the Japanese Section is plain steam egg with only sweet corns. Sashimi always run out. Desserts Section is almost empty at 1.40pm, and no more refill. At 1.45pm a staff with a sign holding on one hand saying "Last Order at 2.15pm", but most food have finished, so what's the use of tell patrons that there's still last order?
Lastly, bad attitude from staff. When I was back to my table for my coffee, a female staff was cleared away my utensils. So I politely told her that I've yet to finish my meal, she just walked away.
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