Charting a hawker-forward course to flavour town, Spice Brasserie—PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road’s all-day dining restaurant—is set to welcome an all-new spread dedicated to the very best of Singapore’s local hawker scene.
Curated by Executive Chef Robert Chan, along with his culinary brigade of seasoned chefs, diners can expect unlimited servings of local must-haves from the classic street side favourites, Oyster Omelette, zi char staple, like Marmite Chicken as well as the crowd favourite, Slipper Lobster in Black Pepper Sauce. If you’re a die-hard durian fanatic, we promise you their sweet, decadent Durian Pengat with Sticky Rice is worth every penny.
Guaranteeing a smorgasbord of mouthwatering delights all in one place and at a very reasonable price point, look no further than to Spice Brasserie from 14 February to 15 May 2019. And to spice things off even further, our readers can quote “ladyironchef” upon making a reservation to enjoy 25% off the lunch and dinner buffets.
BAK KUT TEH MEE SUA
We’ve tried many contemporary renditions of bak kut teh and our verdict is always the same; don’t mess with the quintessential foundations of the dish. Here, the chefs do well to adhere to the dish’s original recipe with their Bak Kut Teh Mee Sua, making sure to strike a good balance between peppery notes, meaty pork flavour and garlicky umami.
The broth is clear, mildly flavoured yet possesses a good body. We liked that the pork ribs were fork tender but not overly soft such that they would crumble like flaky pastry into the broth.
Crispy around the edges, eggy and tossed in a generous helping of fresh oysters, few things come close to the satisfaction that a properly cooked oyster omelette gives. The version served here differs in that they use considerably more egg in the mixture, creating an omelette that’s much fluffier and less chewy—not particularly a bad thing.
The oysters are fresh, plump and give off a nice briny flavour that goes exceptionally well with the chilli sauce served on the side.
SLIPPER LOBSTER IN BLACK PEPPER SAUCE
On weekends, look out for a series of tantalising seafood offerings packed with heady aromas and flavours that every Singaporean can identify with. Their Slipper Lobster In Black Pepper Sauce is one such offering that impressed us quite a bit.
The savoury, concentrated sauce coupled with a punchy pepper flavour nicely complements the sweet, tender lobster flesh and we are huge fans of how the lobster separates easily from its shell, a credit to its freshness and overall doneness.
MUD CRAB IN CHILLI AND PEANUT SAUCE
A rather odd pairing that left us confused at first, their Mud Crab In Chilli And Peanut Sauce strikes a surprisingly delicious balance between a sweet nutty crunch and a tangy, savoury chilli crab sauce.
Executed well, the flavours complemented one another rather nicely breathing new life into what would otherwise be an experiment-gone-wrong. Don’t be shy about slapping on a few deep-fried mantou buns to mop up the spicy, lip-smacking gravy.
Coated in a sticky Marmite-based sauce that boasts a consistency as syrupy as fudge, the Marmite Chicken—a popular zi char meat dish—is one worth loosening your belt buckle for. Period.
This divine dish sees tender pieces of chicken, coated in flour and deep-fried to golden perfection before being tossed in a syrupy marmite sauce. The result? Savoury, succulent chicken that is salty, sweet and tangy all in one. We highly recommend having this with white rice on the side.
To further showcase the true multicultural food scene in Singapore, diners can look forward to a repertoire of dishes spanning all corners of Southeast Asia, from their Penang Assam Laksa, Indonesian Beef Rendang and more.
Fans of Indian food can look forward to an array of Indian delights such as their Masala Thosai, cooked fresh upon order over at the live action station. Crispy on the outside and spongy on the inside, filled generously with a masala packed with intense aromas and chunks of potatoes, giving the dish body underscored by a good amount of heat.
WOK FRIED LA LA IN XO SAUCE
Shining light on hugely underrated hawker classic is their very-well-done, Wok Fried La La in XO Sauce. Spicy, fragrant and everything in between, this dish had us addicted from start to finish. The la la was fresh and like a sponge, they took on the savoury flavour of the XO sauce really well.
CRISPY FRIED SEA BASS WITH HOT AND SPICY SAUCE
Riddled with a heady aroma of tang and bright fruity notes and crisp flaky skin that just pulls apart effortlessly, the Crispy Fried Sea bass with Hot and Spicy Sauce is one centrepiece stunner that deserves top marks as well. You have to act quickly though because this dish is one that gets mopped up as soon as it exits the kitchen.
DURIAN PENGAT WITH STICKY RICE
We’re suckers for anything containing durian but what we particularly love about their Durian Pengat is the fact that despite it having a strong aroma of the fruit itself, the flavour was nice and mellow.
Sweet, the way it should be, the velvety smooth dessert boasts a buttery flavour, a reflection of the high-quality durians that they use. Served with warm sticky rice, a lightly salted coconut cream and fried tau suan, the otherwise mousse-like dessert is taken to a whole new level and after much trial and error, the chefs really nailed it.
LOCAL DESSERTS & DIY MUAH CHEE
If durian isn’t your thing, there are loads of other time-honoured treats such as Pulut Hitam, Tau Suan with fried fritters, assorted Nonya kueh, cakes and more to tickle your sweet tooth. Oh, and they even have a DIY muah chee station which is one of the buffet restaurant’s more unique attractions!
Complementing the spread is a selection of appetisers over at the seafood on ice counter, sashimi and sushi at the Japanese corner. This local hawker food feast will be going on from 14 February to 15 May 2019 and diners can quote ‘ladyironchef’ upon making reservations to enjoy 25% OFF both the lunch and dinner buffets.
The Local Food Fare
14 Feb to 15 May 2019
Weekdays (Sun to Thu)
Lunch: S$32++ (Adult), S$16++ (Child)
Dinner: S$42++ (Adult), S$21++ (Child)
Weekend (Fri & Sat)
Lunch: S$32++ (Adult), S$16++ (Child)
Dinner: S$48++ (Adult), S$24++ (Child)
Terms & Conditions:
- All prices quoted are subject to GST and service charge.
- The menu is on a rotational basis and is subject to change at the discretion of the hotel and without prior notice.
- Advance reservations are required.
- Offer is not valid in conjunction with other existing discounts and promotions.
- Child prices are only applicable for children below 12 years old.
- Offer is available from 14 February to 15 May 2019.
181 Kitchener Road
PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road
Tel: +65 6428 3160
Reservations: [email protected]
Daily: 6am – 10.30am, 12pm – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Farrer Park
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