Royale at Mercure Singapore Bugis has, once again, successfully challenged themselves and raised their own bar for buffet spreads. With an extremely competitive pricing coupled with a scrumptious buffet spread that is set to impress, Royale is ready to dazzle with their Surf & Turf buffet lineup that features the house’s best seafood and meat recipes from March to May 2018.
Leading the culinary team is Executive Chef Nicholas Sia who will introduce more than 30 seafood and meat delights that are inspired by Western and Asian cooking techniques. Be treated to the wonders of both land and sea!
The line-up will feature Nyonya Baked Seabass Fillet with Pineapple Slaw, Homemade Lor Mee with Crayfish, BBQ Pork Ribs with Lychee Pearls, and Duck Confit with Tomato and Garlic. And this isn’t all, of course!
From 08 Mar to 27 May 2018, Surf & Turf is available on Thursdays through Sundays for dinner, as well as lunch on Saturday and Sunday at only S$58++ per adult and S$29++ per child. And to sweeten things up, quote ‘ladyironchef’ upon making reservations for a 25% discount.
SURF & TURF WELCOME PLATTER
Diners start off their meal with an exclusive Surf & Turf Welcome Platter to whet their appetites for the massive spread. On the platter sits a serving of Black Pepper Crab Claw in a Bucket, Chessy Clam Gratin and a Beef Slider.
The tantalising Black Pepper Crab stole the show with its rich and earthy black pepper sauce which had an addictive spicy kick to it. Fans of cheese will also take to the Clam Gratin which features a juicy clam and savoury diced mushrooms covered with a golden blanket of baked cheese.
NYONYA BAKED SEABASS FILLET WITH PINEAPPLE SLAW
If like us, you love traditional Peranakan recipes, the Nyonya Baked Seabass Fillet will fill you with nostalgia. Sticking true to how the Peranakans do it, the homemade marination comprises seven different types of spices and distinctive ones include lemongrass and candlenut. To ensure that all the flavours come through, the fish is marinated overnight.
Pair this with the pineapple slaw given at the side for a refreshing crunch which is a perfect match for this spice-laden seabass.
SAUTÉED WHITE WINE MUSSEL WITH THYME
The chefs at Royale will redefine your perception of mussels being just a filler in a buffet lineup. As one of the star attractions in their Surf & Turf Buffet, these jewels of the sea are first sautéed and simmered with a splash of white wine and thereafter lightly seasoned with thyme—we loved the simple, yet elegant flavours!
Tuck into the magnificent Seafood Casserole—a huge pot filled with all sorts of seafood goodness including prawns, mussels, clams and squids.
A crowd-pleaser, this decadent and comforting dish are for all the guests who enjoy richer and heartier flavours. Besides, who can resist the generous amount of baked cheese added in it? Not us for sure.
BBQ PORK RIB WITH LYCHEE PEARLS
BBQ pork ribs are aplenty in Singapore but one that is worth trying is Royale’s BBQ Pork Rib with Lychee Pearls—that will also be part of the Surf & Turf Buffet.
The BBQ ribs are slow-cooked in the barbecue grill so the skin is smoky and crispy with slightly charred edges; the meat is fork tender. It is then glazed with a coat of BBQ sauce and topped off with sweet lychee pearls that burst upon biting.
DUCK LEG CONFIT WITH TOMATO AND GARLIC
The Duck Leg Confit with Tomato and Garlic gained instant approval from everyone for its perfect execution. Have the crispy skin and aromatic duck meat in one bite—it brings together a great combination of textures, from the crunchy bits to the tender duck.
The duck we had came with a decent amount of fat too, which attributed greatly to the overall taste because the very idea of confit is to cook the duck in its own fat.
OVEN-ROASTED SIRLOIN FILLET WITH BLACK PEPPER AND FENNEL CONFIT
Another stellar addition in the ‘Turf’ category, this medium-rare steak is probably one of the most prized possession in the entire buffet line up. The lip-smacking sirloin fillet was succulent, juicy and so tender that it melts in your mouth within seconds.
PRAWN BISQUE WITH BRANDY
Soup may not be what you will be interested in at a seafood and meat buffet but this will change at Royale.
The glorious Prawn Bisque with Brandy is a very smooth and creamy one that you must try. It is full-bodied and no efforts have been spared in creating this aromatic pot of prawn goodness.
HOMEMADE LOR MEE WITH CRAYFISH
Look out for the Homemade Lor Mee With Crayfish ‘Live’ Station where the chef whips up a comforting bowl of Lor Mee—a popular Hokkien dish commonly found in Singapore and Malaysia. The full-flavoured broth was a clear winner for everyone at the table—with some of us even having seconds.
Chef Nicholas shared that only rich chicken stock is used (by simmering chicken bones for more than four hours) for the lor mee broth. And of course, what differentiates this bowl of Lor Mee apart from what you can get at a hawker centre is the addition of crayfish.
SEAFOOD ON ICE
There is also another seafood on ice counter where you can help yourselves to more seafood.
Savour all the natural flavours of the ocean with the Sweet Poached Prawns, Half Shell Scallops, Locally Farmed Black Mussels and Locally Farmed Clams.
When you are ready for some sweets, do not be shy about going back for second or third helpings.
Some noteworthy ones in the dessert spread that are the Chocolate Banana Cake, Lemon Meringue Tart, Assorted Mochi and Assorted Agar-Agar.
The Chocolate Banana Cake is everyone’s favourite. Generous layers of bananas are tucked in between chocolate sponge cake, and this is the perfect sweet ending for your Surf & Turf Buffet.
Surf & Turf Buffet Details
08 Mar to 27 May 2018
Dinner (Thu to Sun: 6pm – 10pm)
Lunch (Sat & Sun: 12pm – 2.30pm)
Price: Adult – S$58++, *S$88++/ Child – S$29++
*Inclusive of free-flow wines and beer.
Level 3, Mercure Singapore Bugis
122 Middle Road
Tel: +65 6521 6030 / or email [email protected]
Buffet Lunch: 12pm – 2.30pm
Buffet Dinner: 6pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Bugis
This post is brought to you by Mercure Singapore Bugis.