Lynn Yeoh •
25 Jan 2011 • 155 reviews • 2 followers
For my grandparents' 51st wedding anniversary,they chose Princess Terrace Cafe for the dinner buffet because my grandfather loves Penang Food and the laksa served here is apparently to die for ( I wouldn't know because I can't take spicy food)
Anyway, I steered clear of the spicy dishes so can't tell you much about those but overall, I found that the buffet had it's fair share of ups and downs.
So here's what's good!1. Kway Teow in Fishcake and Chicken SoupIt sounds terribly plain and simple but i'm telling you, the broth used here is chockful with flavour! It's a must-try, you can have it after the laksa! My brother had like 2 bowls of this, it's that good.2. KuehJust try the Kueh, you can't go to a Penang buffet and not try Penang sweets! They have beancurd (which is quite good, go easy on the syrup), ban jian kuih (which is done upon ordering! You can request for no sugar, the peanut stuff is good enough actually). Oh and try that kuih(forgot the name) that you pair with the banana sticky creme sauce or something, no regrets, that sauce is addictive.3. DIY RojakThis is just so fun, you pick what you want to go into your rojak (cucumber, kang kong, mango, some fruit i don't know the name of, pineapple, tofu, cuttlefish) then you transfer it to this rattan basket, drizzle the rojak sauce over and mix it up yourself! Then scoop it onto your own plate and top with peanuts, such a delight. Plus it tastes great!4. Fried Seafood PorridgeThe name itself is exciting isn't it? I mean fried and porridge certainly is an uncommon pairing! But it tastes marvellous, a bit like eggs with soya sauce. hmm, but too much and you get that oily jelat feeling.5. Satay SauceThe cucumbers are lovely with it. The satay itself is a tad too oily and fatty for my liking. It doesn't have that meaty taste I like, it was weak. The sauce however was full of punch and I wanted to drizzle it on top of everything.6. The Clams from the Clam and Ginger SoupI don't like ginger, but I like clams! So i fished out the clams from the soup, and they were delicious. The texture is very different from the clams you get at international buffet- this is cooked and has a herbal flavour. But it's still good so yeah.7. Braised DuckThe duck was well seasoned in the sauce and wasn't too fatty. Easy to chew, quite well done.
Other stuff I had but did not react as strongly to was DIY Ice Kachang, Sweet and Sour Prawn, Popiah, Achar
p.s. You'll walk out so full! I went for dinner yesterday and am still feeling bloated 24h later...