From the humble streets of Chinatown to the enclave of old Kampong Glam, PARKROYAL on Beach Road’s all-day dining buffet restaurant has long been known to deliver excellent renditions of local classics. Drawing inspiration from Singapore’s rich culinary landscape, the chefs here spare no effort in preparing a sumptuous buffet spread of mega proportions.
Their all-new weekend lunch and dinner spread—happening from now until 30 April 2019—encompasses cuisine spanning the far reaches of Southeast Asia from their Indonesian-inspired Wagyu Beef with Rendang Sauce, cult favourite, Salted Egg Yolk Crab and their all-new Claypot Rock Lobster with Fish Maw Soup that’s worthy of multiple helpings. Birthed from the hands of an experienced team of chefs, this weekend spread boasts a rustic, nostalgic appeal—one delicious mouthful at a time.
If you haven’t quite gotten over the recent Chinese new year holiday, then perhaps some proper feasting is in order. And to make your weekend dining experience even better, our readers can quote “LIC25” to enjoy a 25% discount on the weekend lunch and dinner buffet!
WAGYU BEEF WITH RENDANG SAUCE
There’s much to look forward to in the meat department and the one dish that’s worth having seconds of is their Wagyu Beef with Rendang Sauce. Tender, gorgeously pink and finished with a multi-dimensional gravy, this centrepiece stunner is one that’s worthy of multiple helpings.
The Wagyu beef, in all its tender, buttery glory is perfect on its own but what really takes it to the next level is the beautifully done rendang sauce. Much less viscous than your typical rendang gravy, do not be fooled because for what this sauce lacks in thickness, it sure as heck makes up for in flavour. A whirlwind of fresh flavours, the elements of lemongrass, ginger, garlic, turmeric and chilli do well to blanket the decadent Wagyu.
Earning its place among the variety of premium meats over at the live carving station, do not miss your opportunity to snag a piece of their Roast Duck. We were fortunate to land ourselves the thigh portion which was tender and oozing with its own natural, flavour-packed fat.
Roasted to juicy perfection, the meat is succulent and devoid of any gaminess. During cooking, the fat of beneath the outer skin is properly rendered out, resulting in a paper-thin skin that’s crispy and delicious.
SOFT SHELL CRAB WITH WASABI MAYO
As addictive as a tub of love letters, one will find it incredibly difficult to resist going back for seconds (even thirds) for these deep-fried bad boys. Coated lightly in a flavoured batter and fried to crispy perfection, these delicious morsels taste similar to seafood tempura but better. Drizzle some wasabi mayo over it for a heightened depth of flavour.
SINGAPORE CHILLI CRAB WITH DEEP FRIED MANTOU
A staple at Ginger, their rendition of chilli crab is always a crowd pleaser. With all the foundations of the iconic dish done right—from the sweet, spicy and subtly tangy sauce to the quality of the crabs that are cooked just right—it’s hard to say that their take on it is anything but delicious.
Thickened with a beaten egg, the sauce develops thick, almost spreadable consistency that is just perfect when paired with deep-fried mantou.
SALTED EGG YOLK CRAB
Buttery, creamy but above all, savoury with a subtle zing, their rendition of the ever-popular Salted Egg Yolk Crab will have you diving in for seconds. Albeit the sauce is thick, the flavour was nicely balanced and well rounded out by the aromatic curry leaves. The crab meat was sweet and firm, serving as a worthy accompaniment for the luxurious salted egg yolk sauce.
CLAYPOT ROCK LOBSTER WITH FISH MAW SOUP
New to their arsenal of crustaceans is the Rock Lobster. To best appreciate the natural flavours of their premium Rock Lobster, we highly recommend heading over the live station to get yourself a serving of their Claypot Rock Lobster with Fish Maw Soup.
Cooked à la minute, the chef heats up 3 sizeable halves in a claypot of fish maw soup. Clear and comforting, the soup is flavoured simply with Chinese cooking wine, fresh broth and fish maw.
ROCK LOBSTER IN BLACK PEPPER SAUCE
If you’d much prefer something with a tinge of heat, definitely go for the other option which sees these sweet, fleshy crustaceans cooked in a flavourful black pepper sauce alongside aromatics such as curry leaves and garlic. Aptly peppery and fragrant without overshadowing its natural flavour, this dish was well executed, pushing the potential of the otherwise mildly flavoured lobsters and giving it an edgier appeal.
STIR-FRIED HOKKIEN PRAWN NOODLE WITH OBAR LEAVES
We set pretty high standards when it comes to Hokkien mee and we’re never slow to crucify anyone who desecrates one of our all-time favourite local dishes. Fortunately for us, no nails and crosses were required this time. On the contrary, the dish was well executed and encompassed all the right qualities of a good Hokkien mee.
The wok hei aroma and flavour was apparent and the noodles were cooked to just the right consistency—moist but not saucy. The dish boasts an intense flavour of fresh prawns and pork, and the strands of egg noodles did well to absorb all of it.
DIY KUEH PIE TEE
A hugely popular Peranakan snack, one of the things we tend to repeatedly gravitate towards is their DIY Kueh Pie Tee Station. For one, the thin and crispy tart shell (known as the kueh) is fresh and the pie tee—the sweet mixture of finely diced vegetables—is soft, sweet and flavourful.
Here’s a tip on how to achieve that perfect one-biter: fill it up about three-quarters of the way with their delicious pie tee and top it off with a smidgen of sambal, a tiny drizzle of sweet sauce and a few coriander leaves. Spicy, sweet and fresh all in one bite, it’s impossible to stop at just one.
In need of something to look forward to over the weekend? Let Ginger be your solution, and while you’re at it, don’t forget to quote “LIC25” to enjoy a 25% discount on the weekend lunch and dinner buffet!
Premium Madness Weekend Dinner Buffet (Fri to Sun)
Now until 30th April 2019
Daily: 6pm – 10.30pm
Adult: S$68++, Child: S$34++
Premium Madness Weekend Lunch Buffet (Sat & Sun)
Now until 30th April 2019
Sat & Sun: 12pm – 2.30pm
Adult: S$58++, Child:
Terms & Conditions:
- Prices are subject to service charge and Goods and Services Tax (GST).
- The Management reserves the right to replace dishes without prior notice.
- All dishes are on a rotational basis.
PARKROYAL on Beach Road
7500 Beach Road
For reservations: +65 6505 5710 or [email protected]
Nearest Stations: Bugis / Nicole Highway
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