Royale Restaurant at Mercure Singapore Bugis celebrates an auspicious start to the Year of the Dog with a bountiful Lunar New Year buffet feast (from $58++ per person) from 9 February to 2 March 2018, where diners can expect to indulge in an array of luxurious delicacies and festive highlights such as the Roasted Suckling Piglet, Charcoal BBQ Char Siew, Singapore Chili Crab with Mini Mantou and more.
DIY Yu Sheng 4/5
While the Yu Sheng retain the must-haves ingredients of crispy fish skin, ginger, cucumber, leek, carrots, peanuts and so on, you can unleash your creativity and DIY your own Yu Sheng over here with their DIY Yu Sheng. Also, what's better than to celebrate this festive season with a bonding session over some fun and laughter?
Braised Fish Maw and Crabmeat Soup 3.8/5
The Braised Fish Maw and Crabmeat Soup features generous amounts of soft braised fish maw and crabmeat within the soup. While the soup flavour may be a tad bland on its own, the addition of the meats enhances the overall taste with a subtle sweetness.
Roasted Suckling Piglet 4.5/5
The highlight is the Roasted Suckling Piglet with its extremely crispy exterior, all laid out glistening in its full glory and sliced into convenient bite-sized pieces. Underneath the crackling skin is a layer of very soft luscious fats with a melt-in-the-mouth consistency that I really enjoyed.
Charcoal BBQ Char Siew 4.5/5
The Charcoal BBQ Char Siew are made in-house by the Chef. Each glistening slice boasts a subtle sweetness with its tender meats and lightly charred edges. Undeniably delicious on its own, I reckon it is a perfect pairing with their Hong Kong Style Waxed Meat Rice wrapped in Lotus Leaf.
Hong Kong Style Waxed Meat Rice wrapped in Lotus Leaf 4/5
The Hong Kong Style Waxed Meat Rice wrapped in lotus leaf did not disappoint with its savoury fragrance in between the medley of flavourful diced meat and rice that boasts a decent firmness and chewiness in each bite.
Assorted Tempura 3.5/5
While the Assorted Tempura is quite decent with its crunchy shell and soft tender meats within, it pales a little in comparison with the other dish highlights that stood out more, such as their Roasted Suckling piglet and Charcoal BBQ Char Siew.
Singapore Chili Crab with Mini Mantou 4.5/5
A favourite among the locals - the Singapore Chili Crab with Mini Mantou features fresh Sri Lankan crabs cooked in sweet and spicy sauce, and served with warm mini mantous. Relish in the succulent and flavourful crab meats with delightful hints of sweetness and spiciness in each bite that guarantees satisfaction, especially with those soft buns to provide an uplifting mouthfeel.
Wok-Fried Crispy Cereal Prawns 4.2/5
The Wok-Fried Crispy Cereal Prawns features succulent prawns blanketed in generous amounts of cereals, which provide a flavorous addition and crunchiness to the juicy prawns.
Chicken Bak Kwa 4/5
The mini slices of Chicken Bak Kwa are extremely addictive. Fragrant and with a well-balanced sweet-savouriness, you would be tempted to keep returning back to the buffet line for more.
Supreme Peanut Butter Layer Cake 4.2/5
The Supreme Peanut Butter Layer Cake features a soft and fluffy cake texture with a strong and distinct peanut fragrance that all peanut-lovers will enjoy.
Osmanthus Jelly 3.8/5
While the Osmanthus Jelly boasts a subtle hint of osmanthus fragrance, the flavour might be a tad light on the palate, especially after all the heavier tasting main dishes from the buffet spread. However, it is a refreshingly light and aromatic dessert option to round off the meal.
Traditional Nian Gao 3.5/5
Sliced into convenient bite-sized pieces, the Traditional Nian Gao is done the traditional way for a more authentic taste and boasts a nice gooey sticky texture. One of the must-haves to usher in the Lunar New Year, scaling new heights in the Year of the Earth Dog.
Lunar New Year Festive Buffet 9 February to 2 March 2018
Lunch & Dinner $58++ (Adult) / $29++ (Child 6-12 years) $68++ for free flow juices & soft drinks $88++ for free flow wines & beer Children under 6 years dine free.
Buffet Highlights: DIY Prosperity Yu Sheng, Hong Kong Style Waxed Meat Rice wrapped in Lotus leaf, Assorted Sashimi, Chili Crab with Mantou, Sautéed Scallop and Asparagus in X.O Sauce, Braised Fish Maw and Crabmeat Soup, Peanut Butter Supreme Layer Cake.
Lunar New Year Eve & Day Buffet 15 &16 February 2018
Lunch & Dinner $68++ (Adult) / $34++ (Child 6-12 years) $78++ for free flow juices & soft drinks $98++ for free flow wines & beer Children under 6 years dine free.
Buffet Highlights: DIY Prosperity Yu Sheng, Roasted Suckling Piglet, Oven-Roasted Crispy Pork Belly, Assorted Tempura, Charcoal BBQ Char Siew, Hong Kong Style Waxed Meat Rice wrapped in Lotus leaf, Assorted Sashimi, Chili Crab with Mantou, Sautéed Scallop and Asparagus in X.O Sauce, Braised Fish Maw and Crabmeat Soup, Peanut Butter Supreme Layer Cake
Words and photos by Crystal. A girl who likes to eat, photograph, and write about food, and dreams about travelling around the world one day. Note: This is an invited tasting.
Mercure Bugis Singapore
122 Middle Road
Tel: +65 65219299
Nearest MRT: Bugis (DT Line, EW Line)
Daily: 6am - 11pm
Breakfast: 6am to 1030am
Buffet Lunch: 12pm to 230pm
Buffet Dinner: 6pm to 10pm
A la Carte: 11am to 11pm
1) Alight at Bugis MRT station. Take Exit C. Walk to traffic light junction. Cross the road. Turn left and walk to Middle Road. Turn right onto Middle Road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 8 minutes. [Map]