International Buffet at The Square @ Furama RiverFront Singapore

Category : Buffet, International, Promotions

I came to know about the International Buffet here at The Square @ Furama RiverFront Singapore from a close friend when we were discussing where to go for Christmas buffet dinner. She said that the food there was quite good with many varieties.

And best of all, there’s currently a 1 for 1 promotion for almost all major credit cards! This brings down the price for a buffet lunch from $53 per pax to only $26.50 per pax. Cheap cheap! Even their most expensive international buffet dinner is only $34 per pax with this 1 for 1 buffet offer.

Good deal! Assuming you are dining in pairs 🙂

By a twist of fate, we were organizing a farewell lunch this month where our female lead prefers buffet and she gave the go ahead for the international buffet @ The Square @ Furama RiverFront. Please note that it’s Furama RiverFront and not Furama City Centre.

As usual, I attempted to try one of everything I think is worth eating at an international buffet spread aka avoiding carbo. I must say that their food is really pretty decent. It may not have as huge a variety as Carousel – Royal Plaza on Scotts but it’s enough for me. Gone were the days when I can go around the buffet spread for at least 3 rounds *shake head*

I absolutely LOVE their crispy fish skin (yes I went for 2nd serving). It was the crunchiest fish skin I’ve ever eaten and it doesn’t have the unpleasant oily aftertaste.

Their prawns and salmon are also pretty fresh. Well, I enjoyed the salmon here more than at Carousel @ Royal Plaza on Scotts.

A colleague tried their fishball noodles and commented that the noodles were so-so but the fishball is good. Wonder if they have the option of ordering fishball soup?

As a fan of Gui Lin Gao, I was naturally excited seeing it at the dessert table. However the herbal taste was almost non-existent which left me hugely disappointed. In fact I could eat the Gui Lin Gao without the honey. That’s how light the taste is.

Other than the Gui Lin Gao, I like almost all the desserts except for the pistachio flavoured cake which tasted weird & artificial to me. The coffee flavoured sponge cake (I think) and the berries tart were average as well.

I ended my meal on a high note with a bowl of Wintermelon and Chinese Pear with Pork Ribs, cherry tomatoes & the crispiest fish skin ever. Delicious!

All in all, at a price of only $26.50 nett per pax with the 1 for 1 credit card promotion, I give the international buffet spread at The Square @ Furama RiverFront Singapore a huge thumbs up. I’ll return again if there’s still the 1 for 1 credit card promotion 😉

The Square @ Furama RiverFront Singapore (View in Google Maps)
405 Havelock Road
Singapore 169633
GPS: 1.288939,103.835944

+65 6739 6468
www.furama.com/riverfront/Dining/The-Square-Furama

Lunch
Monday – Friday: 12 noon – 2:30pm
Weekend/Public Holiday: 12 noon – 3pm

Dinner
6pm – 3am

 



 

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Manhill Restaurant @ Pasir Panjang

Category : Chinese

I’ve been working in the Pasir Panjang area for more than 3 years and I’ve never stepped foot into Manhill Restaurant along Jln Pelepah. I wonder why…It was just never in my food map.

It was not until my ex-Team Leader went there for lunch with his new colleagues and shared this little gem with us that we promptly made a trip there for lunch.

And of course, deserving of the recommendation, the food (Tze Char style) is good. And reasonably priced.

Manhill Restaurant’s signature dish is their脱骨纸包鸡Chicken in Paper Bag (Boneless) which is a must have. Check out the juice oozing out of the chicken. It’s hard to stop at one!

Another excellent dish is their 蟹扒豆腐 – Crab Meat with Beancurd. The beancurd by itself may taste very ordinary but if you coupled it with the Crab Meat…”Oh my goodness!” Mmmmm~

A colleague had Manhill Restaurant’s Seafood Hor Fun and gave it the thumbs up. Even though it look small, it’s actually very filling.

As you can see, the Manhill Restaurant receipt is dated in August which is more than 2 months ago so my memory is abit fuzzy now. However, I’m sure the other 2 dishes we had, 排骨王 – Fried Pork Ribs in Chinese Style & 马来占炒瓮菜 – Chillies Kang Kong should be pretty good too. Why?

Because we kept saying that we need to return to Manhill Restaurant for lunch again and a colleague ordered the exact same dishes when she brought her hubby there 😉

喜临门大饭店(分店)
Manhill Restaurant (View in Google Maps)
99 & 99A, Pasir Panjang Road
4¾ Miles, Singapore 118517

GPS: 1.275156,103.794826

+65 6474 6835, +65 6479 6639, +65 6472 1070

http://hillmanrestaurant.com/

 



 

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Japanese Curry Rice @ Coco Ichibanya

Category : Japanese, Promotions

This is a very straightforward, short & sweet blog post. I simply LOVE the Japanese Pork Cutlet Curry Rice @ Coco Ichibanya. It has become my latest comfort food!

I like that we get to choose the degree of spiciness from 0 onwards (Spicy Level 2 works best for me) & the amount of rice we want.

Best of all, Coco Ichibanya actually deduct S$1 off your bill if you choose to have less rice which really won me over!

How many places do you know of that actually rebates you for ordering less rice? To my knowledge, only Coco Ichibanya.

 

I first ate here with my colleagues because of Coco Ichibanya’s Super Saver Coupon whereby for S$12.80 nett, you’ll get a FREE Iced Lemon Tea & Mini Salad with every Japanese Curry Rice order.

Oh yes, this reminds me. You can also choose to top-up S$3.50 to make your Japanese Curry Rice a set too, anytime.

Coco Ichibanya’s Super Saver Coupon promotion has already ended on 30 June 2013. Their latest promotion is 50% off your second ala carte item with Citibank Credit Card for weekdays only. Excludes Public Holidays & Eves of Public Holidays.

No end date was written on the Citibank Banner so to be on the safe side, make a trip to Coco Ichibanya with a friend soon to check it out 😉

Coco Ichibanya doesn’t have a Singapore website & their Facebook page doesn’t seem to have a list of Coco Ichibanya outlets in Singapore. I only know that there’s a branch in The Star Vista & Bugis+. Hope this helps 🙂



 

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