The buffet at Orchard Cafe has undergone a revamp with a newly launched Straits Cuisine buffet with a line up of authentic Peranakan dishes, traditional roasts, seafood options and all time local favourite. This is complete with live stations and a la minute highlights.
A wide selection of condiments are available at the buffet spread with my favourite being the Cincaluk.
Kueh Pie Tee 3.5/5
A take from the classic is Chef Pual's version of Buah Keluak Kueh Pie Tee. The delicious delight is accentuated with the nyonya caviar aka buah keluak and fish roes. It is understand that the ultimate kueh pie tee was created during the Ultimate Hawker Fest 2013 and was well received. While I applauded the creativity and combination, the differ from the classic may cause some controversy over the authenticity of this traditional delight.
Available at one of the live stations is the Popiah wrapped in a thin popiah skin. The popiah was plump and stuffed with generous fillings.
Steamed Black Cod Otah 4.2/5
Nyonya Hokkien Mee 4/5
Sambal Sting Ray in Banana Leaves 3.5/5
The buffet line also features Executive Chef Paul's signature dishes such as the Steamed Black Cod Otah, Nyonya Hokkien Mee and Sambal Sting Ray in Banana Leaves. The Steamed Black Cod Otah has a mixed of prawns in it which gave it a chunky bite. Fragrant with pork lard was the delectable Nyonya Hokkien Mee which was slurping good. The Sambal Sting Ray in Banana Leaves will appeal more to the tourist than local with its slightly on the sweet side chili sauce.
Ikan Kuah Lada 4.2/5
Nyonya Chap Chye 4/5
Lembu Rendang 3.5/5
Ayam Buah Keluak 4/5
Among the buffet spread is a row of claypots that features the traditional Perankan dishes such as the Ikan Kuah Lada, Nyonya Chap Chye, Lembu Rendang and Ayam Buah Keluak. The Ikan Kuah Lada was given a premium twist with the use of pink snapper instead of the usual mackerel. The tartness of the tumeric and peppercorn gravy went very well with a plate of rice. The Nyonya Chap Chye was well braised until soft with delectable sweetness of cabbage, fungus, pork belly and fermented yellow bean. Slow cooked to fork tender is the Lembu Rendang with nyonya spices. A must have is the staple Perankan dish, Ayam Buah Keluak. The black nut flesh is mixed with rempah and minced meat creating an unique and appealing flavour.
Durian Pengat 4/5
Nyonya Kueh Assortment 4/5
Chempedak Creme Brulee 4.8/5
Every buffet line is not complete without the dessert section. Indulge in a selection Nyonya Kueh Assortment, Durian Pengat, Chempedak Creme Brulee and many more. Diner has the privilege to try from the creator Chef Paul, his Durian Pengat served in a short glass with pandan jelly. A must try is the Chempedak Creme Brulee that is an unique take from the classic with the eggy flavour nicely balanced by the fruity chempedak.
Double joy for diners at Orchard Cafe's Straits Cuisine Buffet as you may get the chance to win weekend staycations and other attractive prizes. All you have to do is capture your scrumptious moments of the buffet and share your photos on Orchard Hotel Facebook Page to stand a chance of winning these attractive prizes.
Buffet Lunch: $48 Adult, $24 Child
Buffet Dinner: $68 Adult, $34 Child
Senior citizen at the age of 55 years and above will be able to enjoy a 50% off the Straits Cuisine buffet lunch from Monday to Thursday, valid till 31 October 2014.
Orchard Hotel Singapore
442 Orchard Road
Tel: +65 67347766
Nearest MRT: Orchard (NS Line)
Buffet Lunch: 12pm - 230pm
Buffet Dinner: 6pm - 10pm
1) Alight at Orchard MRT station. Take Exit E. Walk towards Wheelock Place via ION. Exit Wheelock Place and turn left towards Liat Tower. Cross the road at the traffic light junction and turn left towards Palais Renaissance. Continue walking down Orchard Road and turn right onto Orange Grove Road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 15 minutes. [Map]
2) Alight at Orchard MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk towards Shaw House via underpass. At the road level, walk along Orchard Road towards Palais Renaissance. Continue walking down Orchard Road and turn right onto Orange Grove Road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 15 minutes. [Map]