Tie Lun Peng •
01 Jan 2016 • 10 reviews • 13 followers
The sea food was moderately fresh and briny, nothing to shout about.
The prawn noodles and cha kway tiao tasted like a muted version of what's available in Malaysia.
Among the precooked meat options, the char siew and bbq pork were very mediocre, being tough and hard to chew.
The braised/stewed beef was a highlight, it is well seasoned and well cooked so it wasn't hard to chew through.
The steamed salmon was alright, not particularly fresh.
The angus beef steak was another highlight the first time round, it was medium rare and juicy, on a return visit , it was significantly tougher, the inconsistency showed.
The dessert was middling, the highlight being durian puffs choke full of the king of fruits , the masses of cream surrounding the puff made it too heavy though, an unnecessarily heavy touch.It's not like durian isn't heavy enough by itself.
The tuna and salmon sashimi is fresh according to my dinner companion.
The third highlight will have to be the codfish, it is tender and the fatty bits just had a melt in the mouth texture, clearly the highlight for me among the restaurant's famed plates of pleasure theme. A pity it was bony at times and it did prick my dinner companion unexpectedly.
The fourth highlight for me was the foie de gras on a piece of toast, it was rich and buttery.
A selection of hot teas were included and they were rather aromatic.
The service was middling, When it approached 9.30pm our plates were not cleared timely, if at all.
Overall, the spread wasn't big and alot of the food was mediocre, the four highlights i mentioned did save the day some what, but i was hoping for a little better from a buffet restaurant of such reputation.