Friday, April 3, 2015
Escape Restaurant & Lounge @ One Farrer Hotel & Spa
Escape Restaurant & Lounge at One Farrer Hotel will be collaborating with Guest Chef Aek Charttrakul and his team from Thailand Culinary Academy from 2 to 16 April 2015 to offer diners a feast of the best of authentic Thai cuisine.
The feast offers a tantalizing spread of Thai appetizers on the buffet line. Just to name some of them, there are Som Tum (Spicy Papaya Salad), Mee Krob (Crispy Vermicelli), Kung Hom Pha (Fried Shrimp Spring Rolls), Meang Khum (Assorted Thai Herbs wrapped in Betel Leaves), Kao Tang Na Tang (Crispy Rice Cracker with Chili shrimp Dip) and Yum Kai Yang (Spicy Roasted Chicken Salad) which I tried.
Among the appetizers I tried, my favourite was the Som Tum and Meang Khum. Love the spicy kick of the papaya salad with the saltiness of the fish sauce together with the crunchy shredded papaya. I first had Meang Khum was back at the defunct Sweet Salty Spicy. Be surprised by the burst of flavours wrapped underneath the betel leaves with just some simple ingredients.
Singaporean are not foreign to Thai cuisine as there are many eateries around the island. We usually will order the tom yum soup. However, today I am introduced to a new soup dish that I have not tried, Tom Kha Gai (Thai Coconut Chicken Galangal Soup). The combination of coconut, lemongrass and spiciness made this a comforting bowl of soup.
There are also many other Thai main course to delight the taste buds further such as the Massaman Nua ( (Massaman Curry with Beef), Hor Mok (Steamed Fish Cake), Pla Tod Nam Makham (Fried Snapper with Tamarind Sauce), Poo Pad Pong Karee (Stir Fried Crab with Egg and Yellow Curry) and Kalum Plee Pad Nam Pla (Stir Fried Green Cabbage with Fish Sauce).
Sweeten the Thai feast with a dual of desserts, the Kao Naew Mamuang (Coconut Sticky Rice with Mango) and Look Choob (Mung Bean Dumpling). I have come across Look Choob many times but I have yet to try them until today. I felt in love with this little fruit miniature with its jelly-like thin skin and filled with mung bean. I thought it will be very sweet so I have avoided them all these while but it turned out otherwise.
The buffet spread just not only stop there. Like all buffet, there is an extensive spread of delectable selection such as local dishes, Japanese and Seafood. Eat to your fill with these international offerings along side the authentic Thai dishes.
Just beside the buffet restaurant is the lounge that shakes up some interesting cocktails to complete the night with a couple of drinks.
On weekends evening, traditional Thai dance performances will keep you entertained while you enjoy the delicious food. Diners will also stand a chance to win attractive prizes in the lucky draw featuring a return trip to Bangkok with 5 star accommodation for 2 persons as the top prize.
Lunch - $45++ (adult)
Dinner - $60++ (adult)
Escape Restaurant & Lounge
One Farrer Hotel & Spa
1 Farrer Park Station Road
Tel: +65 67057828
Nearet MRT: Farrer Park (NE Line)
Daily: 12pm - 230pm, 6pm - 1030pm
1) Alight at Farrer Park MRT station. Take Exit C. Turn right and walk to destination. Journey time about 3 minutes. [Map]