$23.54NETT eat all you can buffet right in the heart of town. WHERE TO GET?
– Gail & Jem
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel (they recently renamed themselves) is celebrating their 20th anniversary and we are all invited to pig out at their renowned Marriott Cafe. Hotel buffets are usually overpriced and the local fare section is also usually rubbish. Fortunately, we can’t say the same for Marriott Cafe’s High Tea Buffet, and we are glad. The food actually tastes as good as it looks, and plated hotel food looks hella fine.
The layout of the buffet section
Rosy Ale Twist (not inclusive in the buffet)G & J: This lovely refreshing drink makes its appearance again, after our virgin glass at Crossroads Cafe. Read about it here!
G & J: The chicken was tender breast meat that was soft yet firm. The sauce that is widely loved was also on point – not too oily and not too salty. We also loved the fragrant rice that is the epitome of well, chicken rice. Eat it hot!
Mantou with Chilli Crab Dip
J: I promptly gobbled up all three of the buns in quick succession, and proceeded to dip everything else in the chilli crab sauce.
G: The dip was legit; sweet and crabby with just a hint of spice. The only thing missing is the crabs itself!
G: Hokkien mee is my favourite hawker fare so I didn’t have much expectations for this because “what the heck, confirm cannot get the wok taste lah how to match up to hawker centre”, right? Wrong. Although it does lack the strong wok taste, the noodles were springy and the broth was very delicious. I need my fried pieces of lard though, and a big dose of the chilli everybody loves.
Crepe (chocolate + rainbow sprinklers)G: This was a good wrap-up to the feast we had. A sweet treat specially prepared by the head chef. Make and customize your own at the crepe booth! The other savoury + salty version (not captured in photo) was a special mix of cheese and bacon, with cheese sprinklers. A good alternative if you prefer a savoury kind of dessert.
This would be a good place for foreigners who want to try all the local food in one sitting. Marriott’s attempt on the local hawker fare is a fairly decent one, and there is no other opportune timing than now to try them out.
From 4 May – 31 July 2015, the high tea buffet costs only $23.54 Nett for each pax to dine at the Marriott Cafe (U.P. $39++). The only terms and conditions are that:
– it is limited to the first 20 reservations per day (so pick up your phone to call, damn it)
– reservations must be made at least 2-days in advance (simple enough)
There are a lot more dishes to be tried (that are not featured here), such as laksa and dim sum. You’ll have to try it to know it.
High Tea hours begin from 3pm.
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
320 Orchard Road, Singapore 238865
Tel: 6735 5800
* This is an invited tasting by Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel.
Average cost per pax: $20++ (promo price now, it's now or never)
What you should try: everything, because that is basic etiquette at a buffet.