Daily: 06:00 - 22:00
Plaza Brasserie serves International cuisines and they specialises buffet services. They ofer cosy ambience. This is the best place to dine.
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The popular Ultimate Crab Feast has returned to Plaza Brassiere at PARKROYAL on Beach Road for the 5th year and will be available till 26th June 2016. Fans of the crustacean can anticipate a tantalising line up of crabs, prepared in 8 different flavours, that will send you on a licking spree!
In addition to the 6 evergreen flavours, Executive Chef Jackson Goh introduces 2 new flavours this year- Spanish Crab and Mediterranean Crabs. I especially love the latter, where bold flavours and spicy notes enthral the taste buds.
Other perennial favourites include: Chilli Crabs, Cereal Crabs, Honey Rock Crab, White Pepper Crab, Black Pepper Crab and Salted Egg Yolk Crab.
My favourite was the robust White Pepper Crabs with the creamy Salted Egg Yolk Crabs, a close second.
I like how the crabs were fresh, meaty and succulent. If you’re the type that go for pincers, there’s no need to dig around for the prized body part as every chopped piece of crustacean has one.
For a taste of India, don’t miss the Roti Pratas, flipped a la minute, paired with Crab Meat Masala. Superb!
Apart from crabs, the buffet also offer the usual works such as:
Chilled Seafood with an assortment of sauces ranging from wasabi mayo, sweet Thai and Salted Egg Yolk.
Sashimi is cut only upon order, hence maintaining pristine freshness.
Cooked dishes are Asian delights such as Nonya Chap Chay, Lamb Curry, Nasi Briyani, Roasted Duck and Roasted Pork Belly. Children will enjoy the Tempura Prawns and Fried Chicken Tenders.
Head for the Noodle Live Station, where the chef whips up a mean Prawn Noodle Soup. The broth was soo good, I could not resist having a second helping.
Desserts are mostly revolved around Asian flavours, with some creative twists. The Peanut Mille Feuille was a standout, while the hazelnut obsessed will take comfort in the Hollandaise Nutella Tart.
Apart from confection, the buffet also offers an series of chilled shot glass desserts (my top pick is the Oreo one), as well as hot and chilled Asian desserts such as Bubur Pulut Hitam, Green Bean Soup, Red Bean Soup, Cheng Tng, Iced Jelly Peach and Chin Chow Lychee.
The Ultimate Crab Feast buffet is definitely worth the calories (AND cholesterol), plus, the best part is that it’s only $68++ for lunch (Sundays only) and $75++ for dinner (daily). What excellent value!
People go to this buffet for the crab. But the crab here was pretty crappy. It was dry, stringy, and each mouthful had more shell than flesh. Furthermore, Ironladychef's review had stated that the crab would be cooked in 8 different ways. SURE, there were 8 dishes of crab. But no Herbal with Danggui??? No white pepper? Instead, we had "Teochew" crab and "Hot bean crab". This is a blatant example of false advertisement.
Next, the crab dishes were supposed to be on top of the regular buffet. That means we are paying extra for the crab. But the regular food wasn't much to write home about also. Instead, we had mango pudding and chawanmushi that didn't slide down our throats, banmian soup which tasted so horrible with the noodles and meatballs that my friend spat one one, and fishy-smelling tuna sashimi. The prawns, while firm and fleshy, were tasteless. The Chinese dessert soups (with chinchow, attap chee, etc) tasted as though it came from a can. The honey sea coconut was a mix of mush and firmness. How the heck do you screw up sea coconut and attap chee? I don't understand.
In the end, we ended our "delicious, much-awaited" buffet with tea and bread and curry. The tea (from TWININGS) was seriously the best part of the meal. If we had wanted to eat bread and curry, we would have gone to our neighbourhood prata shop.
In short, even if someone were to pay for my meal there, I would REJECT. It is definitely not worth $75++, and I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy either.
i have been going annually to the crab feast for the past 4 years in Plaza Brasserie This year's experience is a truly disappointing one. ( June 14th, 21015) No oysters in the buffet. This never happened for the past years. That is why i was shocked because I came to the buffet mainly for the oysters and crabs. When asked, the staff said the oysters were out of stock! This is totally unprofessional of the restaurant. Shouldn't the restaurant have prepared way ahead for such a happening? Replacing the oysters with other cheapskate shells is short changing the customers! Super slow replenishing of crabs. For the past 4 years i need not have to queue in line for the crabs. This years i waited some 20 minutes to finally have my second helping of the black pepper crabs. I waited in the queue together with a few in front and many more behind me. The best thing is, i have to wait another round because there weren't anymore crabs left when it was my turn. We paid close to $160 after credit card's discount for two pax. For such a price in such a buffet, i feel totally cheated. With the shortage of the most essential dishes in a feast called the crab feast, i absolutely want a good explanation from the restaurant. Reviews like this one needs to be put online to warn other patronizers.