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Came across 2 interesting buffets recently but haven't tried. Keen to know how BW connoisseurs rate them (and not influencers on blog sites)!...

 

Supreme Taste Jiang Nan Cuisine (around $25 per person total) - ala carte buffet lunch of Jiang Nan dishes

http://www.hungrygowhere.com/singapore/supreme-tastes-jiang-nan-cuisine-suntec-city-hall/review/

 

Ju Chun Yuan (around $25 per person total) - ala carte buffet lunch of Fuzhou streetside dishes

http://www.hungrygowhere.com/singapore/ju-chun-yuan-raffles-place-boat-quay/

 

I found Ju Chun Yuan dim sum buffet in the past to be rather un-appetising, but this round promo is Fuzhou dishes, and it's a Fuzhou restaurant, so should be more up to par? Anyone to try and feedback? :whistle:

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OK just managed to try Jiang Nan Cuisine...came up to about $28 per person. Not a super wide range of dishes e.g. only two dessert types: but decent, some tasty dishes, mayonnaise prawns, sweet sour pork, pig's ear...Turns out the noodles were really good, chewy and fresh, but how much of noodles can one eat in a buffet...?

 

Personally prefer hotel international buffet, but this is not bad! ^_^

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May i recommend Makan @ Hotel Jen. Their buffet dinner, yes dinner, (not high tea, not brunch), on weekdays are under $50.

Pretty good spread of mains - their roast pork is delicious. Their wantons are tight and packed (and you should skip the tasteless wanton noodles here)

Varied desserts with free flow of peach tea, coffee, tea.

 

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How about Halal certified buffets.....Any to recommend.

 

Heard taht Chef Wan @ PS food are average bo sudap...not worth leh.

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How about Halal certified buffets.....Any to recommend.

 

Heard taht Chef Wan @ PS food are average bo sudap...not worth leh.

 

Yeah. Went to eat at Chef Wan's buffet the other time. Was pretty ordinary, nothing special. Only good food were the local ones. The western dishes weren't that great.

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May i recommend Makan @ Hotel Jen. Their buffet dinner, yes dinner, (not high tea, not brunch), on weekdays are under $50.

Pretty good spread of mains - their roast pork is delicious. Their wantons are tight and packed (and you should skip the tasteless wanton noodles here)

Varied desserts with free flow of peach tea, coffee, tea.

i think hotel jen is so so only but the price is ok lah for the ambiance. i like the cakes section as they kept their cakes refrigerated hence fresh rather than leave it in the air

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Recently tried Seasonal Taste at Westin hotel. Ambience is good, food is not bad. With SPG card (membership is free), can get 30% discount. Friday dinner after discount, nett is $54.

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Interesting discovery: Yunnan Garden n@ One-North. Ala Carte Buffet only on Wednesdays for $22.80++. Includes one serving of abalone+tilapia, but over 40 other dishes including delicacies like Vinegar Deep Fried Spare Ribs, Prawn Salad + Crispy Pepper Prawn! :clap:

 

http://www.yunnangarden.com.sg/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/AllYouCanEat2290.pdf

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Not sure if Princess Terrace Cafe @ Copthorne King's Hotel being mentioned but I find it good with authentic Peranakan and Penang food.


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Not sure if Princess Terrace Cafe @ Copthorne King's Hotel being mentioned but I find it good with authentic Peranakan and Penang food.

Not bad.  Bf and I love the kuehs and the pie tee and the popiah.

But priced at 44.80 to 51.80++ is on the high side, unless you have dining discounts.


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Cafebiz at Hotel Jen (Tanglin) has a great SG50 deal (i.e. for 50yrs & above)...lunch/dinner buffets all at only $25! - up to National Day. $25 includes the ++  :thumb:

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The following Sakae Sushi branches (not to be confused with the Sakae Sushi branches elsewhere)


Chevron House  #02-37


Djitsun Mall  #01-01


Eastpoint  #01-20


Hersing Centre  #02-01


Marina Square  #02-207


Orchard Gateway  #04-09


Paya Lebar Square  #B1-19


The Frontier Community Club  #01-05


 


Monday – Friday 3 – 6 pm


$15++ per head for 90 minute-limit.


Last order at the 60 minute-mark.


$5 chargeable for every 15 minutes after the allocated 90 minute-limit.


50% off for Sakae Fondue, Sashimi Moriawase, Yakimono Deluxe, Sushi Platter and Party Tray.


Water, tea or coffee is not included in the buffet and has to be paid separately.


(To avoid paying for water, I ordered a bento that came with soup. The soup was not too salty, so it was a good substitute for water).


 


Comments:


I did not try any item in the conveyor belt even though the sushi items are included in the buffet because they will take up space in my stomach.  I stuck solely to the menu book.  I made a calculation of the items which range from $4.39, $6.99 to $8.99 each.


The Salmon Teriyaki & Hotate Mentaiyaki bento is already $21.99.  Therefore paying $17.65 per person (including 10% service charge plus 7% GST) is really worth it, considering that I ate a total worth of $94 (according to menu prices).


 


In my hurry, I overlooked the most expensive bento (Unagi & Sashimi), which costs $25.99.  So my advice for first timers is – take some time before you enter the restaurant to study the menu book and make a mental choice of your preferred items.  Do not wait for the waiter to hand you the menu book as you waste precious time being bewildered by the large variety of items.  After you have ordered your items, you will have to wait about 15 to 20 minutes for your food to arrive. So order as many items as you can each time.  Remember you have only one hour to order your last item.  So your meal time will limit you to 2 times (the most 3 times) for ordering, taking the fact that the waiters have to serve a large crowd.


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Chilli Padi Nonya Café


29 Heng Mui Keng Terrace


Tel: 6872 2982


www.chillipadi.com.sg


Lunch Mon – Thu $19.75 ($16.8++)  per head


Fri – Sun & Public Hols $23.30 ($19.8++)


Food items:


chicken buah keluak


rendang beef


sambal fish


meatball soup


laksa


mee siam


kueh pie tee


tahu goreng


 


chwee kueh


siew mai


chee cheong fun


kong bak pau (kou rou bau / braised pork steam bun)


 


kueh dadar


fruit cake


cake lapis


cheng tng


sago pudding


soya bean curd


honeydew


orange


water melon


 


Comments:


The chicken buah keluak and rendang beef were delicious peranakan style.  The sambal fish is a disappointment as it was fried before being immersed in soup, thus making it soggy.  The meatball soup tasted funny too.


The laksa, mee siam, kueh pie tee and tahu goreng are self service style and tasty.  For those who can't take too hot food, simply do not add chilli paste to the mee siam.  It is yummy!  Since there is so much good food, I minimised my intake of noodle for laksa and mee siam but put more bean sprouts, tau kua, laksa leaf and coriander in my bowl.


I did not try the chwee kuey, siew mai, chee cheong fun as there was already so much to eat.


For desserts, the cheng tng is an excellent alternative to soft drink, coffee or tea.  The fruit cake and cake lapis was rich. The sago pudding was worth eating and you have to add your own gula melaka according to your preferred amount.  The soya bean curd was smooth – Mr Bean standard.


The honeydew was very sweet.  The orange was good, neither sweet nor sour.  The water melon was not sweet enough, so I was disappointed.


Overall – for an economical buffet in authentic baba food provided with traditional Malay music, this restaurant is highly recommended.  Note that it is in the last building at Heng Mui Keng Terrace and is about 10 minutes' walk from the junction with Pasir Panjang Road.  I had to walk past the NUS hostels (Kent Ridge Hall, Sheares Hall and ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute of Southeast Asian Studies).


Be there early.  I was there when it opened at 11 a.m.  A large crowd did not enter till 12 noon.


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Can anyone advise where can we find Teochew/Taiwan porridge buffets?

 

I've tried the following

 

Tried these already:

Quality Café, Balestier Road

Crystal Café, Orchard

Orchid Café, Tanjong Pagar

Goodwood Park, ala carte buffet, Orchard

Hot Pot Culture (for lunch), Marina sq - in spite of the rat problem, I've tried it.

 

If anyone knows of elsewhere, can share?

 

Tx in advance.

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If it's dim sum buffet,

try the one @ 1 Fullerton,

non-expensive for the menu selection

I must make a trip to Ellenborough

Sounds really yummy

Kiseki is cheap,

But be prepared to queue, sometimes rather long

Unless u do an online reservation

About a week in advance

The phone res line good to avoid

Usually no one picks up ;)

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Has anyone tried the dim sum buffet at Sichuan Dou Hua at Parkroyal Beach Road?  Is it worthwhile?

 

Yes, tried at both Beach Road and Kitchener Road...quite delicious, but worthwhile only when 1-for-1...slightly below $30? Usually the promos don't last too long...

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Green House used to be very good, but not so the last time I went.

Same with Ikoi. Himawari at Alexandra is good.

The last one I went to was Shabu Sai - quite satisfying, if one feels like shabu shabu.

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where got christmas theme buffets ? 

below $50 type

 

prefer christmas fruit cake with brandy or rum

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There's a sushi buffet (Sushi Kanazawa) at International Building (Level 3) that's pretty nice and worth it. You get one free plate of sashimi. You can sit in front of the counter or in a small room at the back. You can ask the chefs to make their recommendations or specials or you can order specific sushi a that you like (or go with a combination of both). Their buffet also includes some side dishes.

 

Near the west side, there's a buffet called Robata Robata on the third floor of Westgate that is pretty nice. It's only $23.90++ for weekday lunches as well which is pretty cheap.

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On 21/08/2015 at 5:17 PM, Nightingale said:

Chilli Padi Nonya Café

 

29 Heng Mui Keng Terrace

 

 

Tel: 6872 2982

 

 

www.chillipadi.com.sg

 

 

Lunch Mon – Thu $19.75 ($16.8++)  per head

 

 

Fri – Sun & Public Hols $23.30 ($19.8++)

 

 

Food items:

 

 

chicken buah keluak

 

 

rendang beef

 

 

sambal fish

 

 

meatball soup

 

 

laksa

 

 

mee siam

 

 

kueh pie tee

 

 

tahu goreng

 

 

 

 

 

chwee kueh

 

 

siew mai

 

 

chee cheong fun

 

 

kong bak pau (kou rou bau / braised pork steam bun)

 

 

 

 

 

kueh dadar

 

 

fruit cake

 

 

cake lapis

 

 

cheng tng

 

 

sago pudding

 

 

soya bean curd

 

 

honeydew

 

 

orange

 

 

water melon

 

 

 

 

 

Comments:

 

 

The chicken buah keluak and rendang beef were delicious peranakan style.  The sambal fish is a disappointment as it was fried before being immersed in soup, thus making it soggy.  The meatball soup tasted funny too.

 

 

The laksa, mee siam, kueh pie tee and tahu goreng are self service style and tasty.  For those who can't take too hot food, simply do not add chilli paste to the mee siam.  It is yummy!  Since there is so much good food, I minimised my intake of noodle for laksa and mee siam but put more bean sprouts, tau kua, laksa leaf and coriander in my bowl.

 

 

I did not try the chwee kuey, siew mai, chee cheong fun as there was already so much to eat.

 

 

For desserts, the cheng tng is an excellent alternative to soft drink, coffee or tea.  The fruit cake and cake lapis was rich. The sago pudding was worth eating and you have to add your own gula melaka according to your preferred amount.  The soya bean curd was smooth – Mr Bean standard.

 

 

The honeydew was very sweet.  The orange was good, neither sweet nor sour.  The water melon was not sweet enough, so I was disappointed.

 

 

Overall – for an economical buffet in authentic baba food provided with traditional Malay music, this restaurant is highly recommended.  Note that it is in the last building at Heng Mui Keng Terrace and is about 10 minutes' walk from the junction with Pasir Panjang Road.  I had to walk past the NUS hostels (Kent Ridge Hall, Sheares Hall and ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute of Southeast Asian Studies).

 

 

Be there early.  I was there when it opened at 11 a.m.  A large crowd did not enter till 12 noon.

 

 

That looks like a good find. 

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On 03/09/2016 at 5:24 PM, ToothsomeTommy said:

That looks like a good find. 

 

That was a 2015 post. - How do you know the buffet offer is still on? Most likely, the price would be higher, no?

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9 hours ago, ToothsomeTommy said:

Does it matter though?

 

No, it doesn't, I guess...just didn't want people to be disappointed if any promo is long gone, that's all. ;)

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On 9/18/2016 at 1:39 AM, Cube3 said:

No, it doesn't, I guess...just didn't want people to be disappointed if any promo is long gone, that's all. ;)

 

Prices may change.  Shops may close.  That's why the telephone number is there for anyone interested to call for updating.  Anyway, I've just called to check.  Prices remain the same.  Btw, it's not a promotion but a regular thing.

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7 hours ago, Cube3 said:

Recently really enjoyed dinner buffet at Farrer Park Hotel...Oysters, crayfish and mussels included!:thumb:

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mmany been talking abt the jp restaurants and the buffet at farrer pk hotel

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High Tea at Marriot, and the spread was a little...sad-looking? Somewhat unexpected, but there were prawns, and the muah chee was nice. Consolation lol -_-

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