[Total: 4 Average: 1.8/5]
Asian Market Cafe @ Fairmont Hotel
It’s celebration and feasting time! Came here on a Sunday night with my family and my brothers’ plus ones for a birthday celebration. Happy birthday to my older (middle child) bro, whom I have been sleeping with for the past 25 years (same room la! what are you thinking?)
This is the second Asian food theme buffet that I’ve visited and I was a little excited as I love local food! So first stop, which was the nearest to me, seafood! I’m uncertain if this station is considered an Asian dish, but couldn’t care less, just whack la ( = feast ). Took some prawns and scallop (or clams) but skipped the mussels. Prawns were fresh enough as the shell falls off easily and the flesh was crunchy. The scallops were seasoned with pepper and tasted fine.
The next dish I tried was Prata (known as roti canai in Malaysia) which is a one of my favourite local cuisines. I order an egg with cheese and a kosong ( = plain ) complimented with chicken curry. Anyhow, I heard that it’s a ‘wrong’ tactical move as I should have kept carbohydrates to the last as to prevent from ‘tapping’ out too soon.
I also tasted the prawn noodles, but presentation and add-ons were pathetic. Unfortunately, they didn’t serve laksa as I thought that would have been a must have local dish. Next to this station was the bbq segment. I tried their mutton chops and that was my first and the last visit. Satay weren’t exceptional as the grill was a electric heater rather than charcoal (as it was indoors), so there wasn’t the smoky and slight burnt taste.
There were also sushi and salmon sashimi, chilli crab, local stir fried noodles and rice, kebabs, bryani rice and not forgetting desserts. But they forgotten the Roasted meat segment!!! I reckon this is due to Halal reasons, therefore they didn’t serve? However, they can at least serve some roasted duck and chicken. There wasn’t Dim Sum either 🙁
After the gluttony experience (speaking for myself), we got the bill and it was lesser than usual as we used the FAR card (Feed At Raffles). Otherwise, the price for an adult should be $55++ per pax. On top of that, this place is halal certified.
Overall, it was a decent dining experience, probably 3/5 stars.
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Level 2, Fairmont Singapore
80 Bras Basah Road
Lunch: Monday to Friday – 12:00pm to 2:30pm
High Tea: Saturday & Sunday – 12:00pm to 4:30pm
Dinner: Sunday to Thursday – 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Friday, Saturday & Public Holiday – 6:00pm to 10:30pm