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The highlight of the yuletide buffet dinner is none other than the Festive Baked Turkey with Angelica Root, a unique creation by Chef Andrew who likes to infuse an oriental touch to Western cuisine and vice versa. Rubbed with Angelica Root powder, this massive 5-kg turkey is probably the most nourishing version I've ever had.
Fusion cooking here never quite lapsed into outlandishness as the Sweet Potato Marshmallow Gratin proved another experimental success. Another surprise was the Pan-Seared Scallops which might looked like those steamed garlic versions typically served at Chinese dining restaurants.
Desserts The Yuzu log cake is composed on a smooth buttery Varlhona Dulce mousse which tasted unexpectedly light since it was inspired from milk jam, but I am contented with the sweetness and the subtly bitter yuzu gelee. Nonetheless, the hazelnut dacquoise was in a bit of excess compared to the thin feuilettine rested atop that delivered very little crunch.
The Eggnog Pannacotta is spiked with Martell brandy. Every mouthful is magically light, creamy without being too rich or boozy, with subtle waves of lemongrass fragrance that envelops the palates.
I have never liked buffets. I tend to over-eat and the quality is never that great. In other words, never very good value for money. Azur has left a different impression on me, however. It is my favourite buffet so far.
Azur, as the name suggests, is awashed in calming shades of blue and aqua. On the walls are terracotta vases.
First off, they use Royal Bone China tableware. Wow, Royal Bone China tableware in a buffet. The china is fine, not clunky like in many places.
The buffet has a good mix of Asian and Western dishes—there is Chinese, Western Roast, Chinese roast, Japanese (cold soba, sushi, sashimi), Indian, Italian, Indonesian etc.
The oysters, clams, mussels are all very fresh.
The mushroom soup was very competently done.
The bread was very good quality. They didn’t overlook a small thing like bread. Very nice.
I also tried the Waldorf salad and squid salad. Both are very nice. Next was the sashimi. It was very fresh.
I tried the cold soba. It was ok. It could have been colder though.
Seafood Jumbalaya—there were many tiger prawns and mussels in it and they were very fresh.
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