18 Aug 2015 • 1 review • 0 follower
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.