Black pepper crab. Salted egg yolk crab. Curry crab. Chilli crab. Marmite crab. Crab kut teh. Wait, are we done with the list? Not quite, apparently. And you know what this means? It is time to party with crabs!
The annual crab feast at PARKROYAL on Beach Road is here again from 13 June till 27 July 2014, and it just gets better each year.
With 27 crab dishes including 14 whole crabs prepared in different styles, on top of everyone’s favourite seafood station, chefs preparing their speciality dishes ala minute, and a Best of Asia buffet spread – Plaza Brasserie presents its highly anticipated The Ultimate Crab Feast buffet dinner (adult S$65++. child S$39++). Yes, we can already feel your excitement!
We don’t know many people who would say no to free-flow of quality crabs, but we know this is one dinner you must not miss. Here are the highlights from The Ultimate Crab Feast by Plaza Brasserie at PARKROYAL on Beach Road.
We love anything salted egg yolk, so we were stoked to know that that our favourite Salted Egg Crab is one of the dishes on the menu. It was done just the way we like it – the crabs were bursting with salted egg yolk goodness, and we polished off every bit of the sauce.
Next thing we fell in love with was the Butter Crab. Creamy, rich and, well, very buttery. And very good.
A unique creation by the chefs at Plaza Brasserie, the Crab Kut Teh is cooked in a rich broth that is prepared with pork bones and bak kut teh spices. We can never say no to good soups.
We really cannot think of many things that can be better than cereal crab. Sweet flesh covered in a copious amount of crisp and sweet cereal, finished with a touch of spice from chilli padi. Plaza Brasserie’s rendition of the cereal crab comes with a hint of salted egg yolk, too.
The Marmite Crabs here are cooked with maltose, honey, chilli and tomato sauce, giving it a slightly sweet and spicy flavour.
If you love Peranakan food, you will find yourself in the good hands of the Nonya crab. Quite a change from the usual cooking styles, yes?
After trying the Curry Crab, your palate will not forget the lethal combination of curry powder, lemongrass, coconut milk and red chilli.
And your mother would tell you that the Steamed Crab with Dang Gui is good for you. Yes, eat more! It is packed with sliced Angelica Sinensis – also known as dang gui, a medicinal herb that is used for treating various ailments – and lots of wolfberries, which is one of the most antioxidant-rich fruits.
And what’s a crab buffet without Singapore’s iconic Chilli Crab? Don’t forget to dip your mantous (deep fried buns) in the addictive sauce! We also suggest using the mantous to mop up the sauces of the other crabs like salted egg yolk, butter, and marmite.
Chilli crab may be the poster boy for Singapore, but what most locals truly love is Black Pepper Crab. And what is a crab party without Black Pepper Crab? Have them here at Plaza Brasserie, and eat to your heart’s content!
Last but not the least, try the the ‘XO’ Crab. Not for the faint-hearted, though!
After you are done with one round of crabs, you are probably too stuffed to eat anything else. But it is just the start of the show. From the seafood counter, you can get a selection of the freshest seafood – expect tiger prawns, flower crabs, green mussels, scallops, spanner crabs, and snow crabs.
Move on to the appetisers. Noteworthy dishes include crab cake with mushroom and onion, crab meat ball with potato, crab meat tartlet, crab meat chawanmushi, spicy crab meat salad, and breaded crab claws. Yes, crab everything. Your tummies will be so pleased.
The buffet lineup also features various Chef’s ‘Live’ Cooking Stations which rotate every day so that regulars always have something to look forward to. You won’t want to miss the signature crepe station with durian mousse. Over at the Noodle Station, it can be anything from laksa, udon, prawn noodle, or lor mee. There will definitely be something for every palate.
For those who have been to the buffet at Plaza Brasserie, you will know that one of the highlights is the roti prata station. For the crab feast this year, the prata chef has some tricks up his sleeve. Besides the usual prata, there are also creations like potato with crabmeat, crabmeat masala, and crabmeat roti john.
The dessert buffet, with its mixture of Asian sweet treats and Western pastries, gives you the best of both worlds. For those who love their Asian desserts, go for pulut hitam, bubur cha cha, and tau suan, Continue with mini French pastries, American cheese cake, chocolate cake and you will be in seventh heaven.
We have lost count of the number of reasons why we love The Ultimate Crab Feast buffet at PARKROYAL on Beach Road, but really, if you love crabs, round up your folks and treat yourself to a good buffet here.
The Ultimate Crab Feast (S$65++ for adult, and S$39++ for child) is available during dinner buffet (6pm – 10.30pm daily) from 13 June to 27 July 2014. ANZ, DBS, Diners Club, CIMB Bank, Maybank and OCBC cardholders get to enjoy 15% savings for buffet dinner, while UOB cardholders get 15% off for total bill.
PARKROYAL on Beach Road
7500 Beach Road, Level One
Tel: +65 6505 5710
Daily: 6pm – 10.30pm
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