Buffet Frequenter •
09 Jan 2013 • 2 reviews • 0 follower
I went there on a wednesday evening (2/1/2013). Waiters nearby provided very prompt and excellant service. We were seated very shortly and they did provide anything we needed quickly (e.g. a washing bowl after eating prawns and crabs).
The sashimi was behind a counter and we had to speak to the chef to ask for portions. The salmon, tuna sashimi and oysters were very fresh, and I went back for a few more servings. I don't normally eat Octupus sashimi, but it tasted pretty good.
I came back to the seafood buffet section many times, with the chilled crabs (slightly small, but fresh), mussels, and prawns catching much of my attention for the evening. The number of prawns and crabs I peeled and cracked that day...
I found the peranakan section of warm food not bad, but I was focused on the seafood for most of the night, lol. Crabs ran out halfway, but were promptly replenished.
I did take some of the oyster mee suah and laksa from my friends (didn't want a full serving as I'd be too stuffed then), and they tasted pretty good. The chef made them on the spot. The variety of tempura was something that I'd recommend too.
Dessert was mainly the durian pengat for me, though I did try most of the other cakes. The durian cake was average for me though, as were most of the other desserts like mango pudding. Didn't have space for the ice cream and asian desserts sadly. The sweet thing was that they provided some of the old sweets that we used to have while we were young in containers there.
Overall, its a great place for dinner, but I doubt if I'd go without my 30% discount voucher that night. Its normally $42 per adult before discount.
Great ambience, lovely seafood, impeccable service. My only qualm is the slightly steep price (for me, though you may feel otherwise) and dessert selection that can I think can be improved upon.
Will try it again some day!