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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Carousel – Royal Plaza on Scotts

Category : Buffet, International

Buffet time is always guilty time. When we go for buffet, we’ll have a tendency to want to consume as much as possible to make the money worth. Or at the very least try a bit of everything. Yet buffet is always a good place to linger around and/or to cater to different audiences with varying dietary preferences & restrictions.

The latter is the reason why we came to Carousel Buffet @ Royal Plaza on Scotts in Orchard. It’s halal and seems to have a pretty good review online. My 1st impression was really good as we were ushered into a grandly decorated room with exquisite table setting, tall chairs & chandelier lightings. I felt very pampered.

Taking a walk around the buffet that’s spread around the restaurant, there’s quite a good variety and no, I can’t eat a little of everything as my stomach will burst.

My favourite section, the desserts & cakes section looks very appealing as well. For this section, I did try a bit of everything. I liked everything except for the desserts in cups.

The other items I liked were the Baby Squids (I went for 2nd helping), Pan Seared Sea Bass & Sauteed Prawns with Chilli Sauce. *slurp* The raw salmon I took in my 1st plate was too raw/fishy for me. I almost couldn’t finish eating it.

In my humble opinion, Carousel Buffet @ Royal Plaza on Scotts in Orchard is a really nice place with a huge spread that will guarantee that there’s something for everyone. The food’s pretty good too, depending on what you choose to put on your plate 😉

Carousel – Royal Plaza on Scotts (View in Google Maps)
25 Scotts Rd
Singapore 228220
+65 6589 7799, +65 6589 7745
carousel@royalplaza.com.sg
www.carouselbuffet.com.sg

Open Daily
Breakfast: 6am – 10am
Lunch: 12pm – 2pm
High Tea: 3:30pm – 5:30pm
Dinner: 6:30pm – 10:30pm

Seating Capacity – 200 persons



Welcome Back James @ Peony Jade Keppel Club

Category : Buffet, Chinese

Yeah! Another reason to gather and hang out 🙂 Even though the organising has been a little disorganised, no thanks to my watsapp for crashing and refusing to launch >_<

But we still came together before James flew off, thanks to everyone who actively coordinate with each other to make it work for an almost 包全场 experience! Woot~ I love my class!

I was lucky to be able to hitch a ride and was spared from walking the distance into Peony Jade @ Keppel Club where we came to enjoy the NTUC Plus 1 for 1 Promotion on Peony Jade’s Divine Ala-Carte Dinner Buffet.

This 1 for 1 Buffet Promotion is for Monday to Friday dinner in the months of June & July 2013, excluding eves and days of public holidays.

When we arrived, we were the 2nd group of customers in the entire restaurant and…we were also the last group of arriving diners.

Plus the 1st table subsequently moved into a room and as a result, it really feels like our class has reserved Peony Jade exclusively for our gathering =P

Similar to the Peony Jade’s Divine Ala-Carte Dinner Buffet I had at Clark Quay previously, there’s a list of 5 items which can only be ordered once.

I was a little disappointed that Shark’s Fin Soup was not amongst the items as it was really good the last time I had it.

And we weren’t impressed by the 5 items mainly because:

1. Atlantic Salmon Sashimi – The portion was very little. There were 5 of us and the portion served was more for at most 2 people.

2. Mini Buddha Jump Over the Wall – A friend commented that the Soup of the Day, which is watercress soup, is much better than this. To put things in perspective, he gave the thumbs up for the watercress soup.

3. Wok Tossed Chilli Crab – I didn’t really like the Chili Crab sauce. Friends who tried the crab said that the meat texture is not nice. Doesn’t seem to be very fresh.

4. Poached Fresh Prawns with Chinese Wine – Prawns are fresh. In fact all their prawn dishes are good. The only thing is we didn’t taste the Chinese Wine…

I very much prefer the limited 5 items from my previous dinner at Peony Jade @ Clark Quay.

The items we did enjoy very much, so much so that we kept ordering them over & over again were the “Sauteed Prawns with Wasabi Sauce & Caviar” from the seafood section & “Marinated Smoked Duck” from the appetizers section. These 2 dishes were the highlight of the dinner, for me at least. I simply LOVE the wasabi prawns!!

Another interesting moment was when a friend who arrived late places his order. “I’ll have 1 of everything from the seafood section except the last item”. We were like “We like your style”. Thumbs up

And then our table was filled with food…I no longer know which item is which so I think the other dish that I like could be the “Sauteed Prawns with Chilli Sauce”. It has the same texture as the wasabi prawns so I guess this could be it, judging from the name…

Deep Fried Prawns with Cereal” & “Fish Sliced ‘Thai’ Style” also received good feedback.

Besides eating & eating, I also learnt a few interesting things during the conversations we had over the food which I’ll share in future posts.

Once again, I took too many photos of the food and didn’t take any photo of the people. Frankly speaking, I also paiseh to take photos of people haha…since I myself don’t really like to take photos…so…we’ll see. Till next time 🙂

Peony Jade @ Keppel Club (M, Level) (View in Google Maps)
Bukit Chermin Road
Keppel Club
Singapore 109918
+65 6276 9138 or +65 6276 8327
www.peonyjade.com

Monday to Friday
Lunch: 11am – 2:30pm
Dinner: 6pm – 10:30pm

Saturday to Sunday
Lunch: 10:30am – 2:30pm
Dinner: 6:00pm – 11:00pm



Peony Jade’s Premium Ala Carte Buffet

Category : Buffet, Chinese

I’ve always enjoy hanging out with the girls. I can be my crazy self & we’ll just chit chat, laugh & maybe whine a little to loosen up as we catch up with each other over great food.

We’ve grown to be really great friends over the years and I’m truly blessed to have known such wonderful folks with big hearts. Plus we always make it a point to keep in touch and hang out as much as we can.

This time round we’ve decided to try out Peony Jade’s Premium Ala Carte Buffet which has a 1 for 1 special promotion. The promotion is until the end of April 2013 for Mondays to Thursdays. Excluding Eve of Pubic Holiday and of course Public Holiday itself.

The selection of food is pretty comprehensive and we can order food items that we like repeatedly, except for the first 5 premium items stated in the menu.

The quality of the food is not compromised even though it’s a buffet. Every dish is substantial and tastes really good! The prawns are really fresh and the Shark’s Fin Soup is filled with a lot of good stuff! We liked every dish except for “Sliced Pork in Szechuan Style” & “Stir-fried Sakura Chicken with Basil and Golden Garlic”.

I have to mention Peony Jade’s service as well. We are mainly served by a young male server who was really humorous and attentive. Our plates are changed regularly and he’ll crack jokes with us as we debated about the “evidence” of having eaten a dish e.g. the prawns or crab shells.

What a perfect evening. We’ve all concluded that the buffet is definitely great value for money! In fact, I’ve already started to ask other groups of friends to come to Peony Jade for this amazing 1 for 1 Ala Carte Buffet 🙂

Peony Jade @ Clarke Quay (View in Google Maps)
Blk 3A Clarke Quay #02-02
Singapore 179020
+65 6338 0305 or +65 6338 0138
www.peonyjade.com

Lunch: 11am – 3:00pm
Dinner: 6pm – 11pm