Saturday, March 25, 2017
For those that enjoys a good afternoon catching with friends, you will be delight to know tht Lime at PARKROYAL on Pickering has refreshed their Afternoon Tea menu with three tiers of joy that features local inspired savoury items as well as sweet delights.
The afternoon tea is available from 3pm to 6pm daily. For $42, you get a high tea set and a single servicing of specialty coffee and TWG Tea. For an additional top up of $6 at $48, you get a high tea set and unlimited servicing of specialty coffee and TWG Tea. Each high tea set is good for 2 person.
The local flavours item on the high tea menu includes item such Nasi Lemak, Peking Duck Duxelles encased in Profiterole and Ayam Percik Shepherd's Pie. The nasi lemak is shaped in a ball and deep fried, so what like a risotto ball, served with potent sambal chilli. Our favoruite among the savory items goes to the flavourful Peking Duck Duxelles paired excellently with the soft and fluffy profiterole.
I personally prefer the sweet over the savoury. The refreshed menu features rich and luscious cholocate treats such as the Chocolate Pudding with Guanaja Chantilly and Peanut Butter Chocolate Cup with Guanaja Chantilly. New sweett creations includes Passionfruit Meringue Tart, Forest Berries Basket, and Coconut Pandan Mousse.
My group felt a bit short that the new afternoon tea menu does not come with scones. I am not a big scone fan so it does not really matter to me, However after they raved about how good it was, it made me wanna try it too. Hopefully the restaurant will do a minor tweak and bring back the scones for the high tea menu.
Note: This is an invited tasting.
PARKROYAL on Pickering
3 Upper Pickering Street
Tel: +65 68098899
Nearest MRT: Chinatown (DT Line, NE Line), Clarke Quay (NE Line)
Sun-Thu: 630am - 12midnight
Fri-Sat, Eve of PH: 630am - 2am
1) Alight at Chinatown MRT station. Take Exit E. Walk to the junction of Upper Pickering Street and New Bridge Road. Turn right and walk to destination. Journey time about 6 minutes. [Map]
2) Alight at Clarke Quay MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk straight to the junction of Upper Pickering Street and New Bridge Road. Cross the road. Turn left and walk to destination. Journey time about 8 minutes. [Map]
Thursday, March 23, 2017
The new JW Marriott Singapore South Beach along Beach Road is one of the newest hotel in Singapore. It boasts a total of nine dining concepts at the property. I dropped by its all-day dining restaurant - South Beach Kitchen to check out its scrumptious buffet spread.
The first station I checked out its their Seafood Room. They are many seafood on ice such as prawn, crab, mantis shrimp, clam, mussel, oyster and even razor clam, an item I seldom see on buffet line. A highlight in the seafood room is an array of smoked fish. There were green tea salmon, spiced salmon, gravlax salmon, smoked mackerel and smoked martin
Rib Eye 4.2/5
Not to be missed is their Charcoal Grill station that features handsome cuts of meat such as Rib Eye. The beautiful roast is best to paired with some grilled asparagus, broccoli and mushrooms. I also tried the Korean BBQ which is well seasoned and marinated, delivering a smoky sweetness to the tender meat.
Indian Food 4/5
International fare sch as Western and Indian cuisine are also available among the spread. I could not resist trying some of the Indian dishes such as the biryani, curry fish, lamb and curry vegetables. The aroma of the spices will spiced up your diner experience.
For those that want to have a taste of the local food, you can head to the Local Favourites section. You can find many Local Favourites such as the Hainanese chicken rice, char kway teow, nasi goreng kampong and angus hor fun.
Head to the Noodle Bar for a bowl of comforting Laksa cooked a la minute by the staff at the live station.
Soft Serve Ice Cream 4.5/5
Do remember to leave some space for the Dessert station. It features an delightful spread of homemade desserts and pastries., fresh waffles and crepes with compotes and sauces. There are also fruits and nonya kuehs among the sweet selections. You can also have some fun making your own soft serve ice-cream cone.
Cakes & Pastries 4.2/5
Price of Buffet
Breakfast Buffet - $42
Lunch Buffet - $58
Dinner Buffet - $78
Sunday Brunch Buffet - $108
Note: This is an invited tasting.
South Beach Kitchen
JW Marriott Singapore South Beach
30 South Beach Road
Tel: +65 68181913
Nearest MRT: Esplanade (CC Line)
Daily: 6am - 10pm
1) Alight at Esplanade MRT station. Take Exit F. Walk to destination. Journey time about 3 minutes. [Map]