The Incredible Spread At This Seafood Buffet Will Make You Say “Shell We?”

If you’re a fan of seafood, you’ll know that seafood – and especially fresh seafood – is typically quite expensive. Order just a few dishes and you’ll find that you’ll already have racked up quite the bill.

For that reason, we love getting our seafood fix from a buffet. Plus, who doesn’t love a spread of food you can have seconds, thirds, and even fourths of if you like?

Previously, PARKROYAL on Pickering’s Lime Restaurant gave us Lobsterfest, a decadent lobster affair that saw the star shellfish dished up in a spectacular variety of ways, such as in risotto, mac and cheese, laksa, cooked with a truffled hollandaise, and more.

This time, the restaurant is back with a new themed buffet, and it’ll be featuring the best of what lies under the sea.

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It’s latest offering, “What the Shell” is a seafood buffet where you’ll find a wide array of fresh shellfish and crustaceans – cold, cooked, or dished up with an inventive spin. Think succulent scallops, juicy prawns, sweet crabs…

The best part? Some of the dishes you loved (or missed out on!) during Lobsterfest will be making a re-appearance!

What The Shell!?

Happening from 22 September, some of the highlights at this buffet line are Lobster on Ice, Sauteed Vongole with Chardonnay Scallion, Gratinated Escargots with Pesto Sauce and of course, everyone’s favourite Singapore Chilli Crab.

Other must-tries are Lime’s signature Maine Lobster LaksaFlower Crab and Shellfish Claypot Congee, and Steamed Ireland Razor Clam with Garlic.

Straight From The Grill

If you love the smoky, charred flavour of food (particularly seafood) over a barbecue, you’ll want to head on outside to the outdoor barbecue.

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Savour the flavours and aromas of flame-grilled fresh ocean bounty. Feast on Half-Shelled Scallops and Oysters with Bonito Soy Butter and enjoy Drunken Whole Tiger Prawns with Salt served straight from the grill!

Keep your eyes open for the Hourly Chef’s Surprise at 7.30pm and 8.30pm.  Deep-fried Soft Shell Crab with Salted Egg Yolk or Maine Lobster with Jalepeno, Garlic and Butter will make quick appearances at the live station, so grab your portion before they disappear off the shelves. After all, a little bit of kiasu-ness never hurt anyone!

Shots, Shots, Shots

And by shots, we mean those of the Oyster variety.

Only three lucky diners will get to attempt the Oyster Shooter Challenge each day. Down 12 alcohol-infused oyster shooters within three minutes, and you get to enjoy dinner on the house! That, and you’ll also win a spot on Lime Restaurant’s “Shell of Fame” (Hall of fame, get it?).

This challenge will go on for 10 weeks, and the diner who manages to down the highest number of shooters will get to take home a $100 dining voucher.

The buffet will set you back $99++ per adult and $59++ per child. Children below 5 years of age get to dine for free. To make a reservation at this buffet, drop them a call at  6809 8899.

If you’ve got a special occasion coming up – a birthday, an anniversary – or you just want to pamper someone you love, spoil them with this gourmet spread! Featuring a stunning variety of the freshest catch prepared in a host of different ways, eat to your heart’s content at Lime Restaurant!

Lime Restaurant 
Address: PARKROYAL on Pickering, 3 Upper Pickering Street, Singapore 058289 
Tue – Sun, 22 Sep – 15 Oct; Tue – Thu, 17 Oct – 16 Nov
Time: 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Contact no.: 6809 889

(Header Image Source: PARKROYAL on Pickering)

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There’s A Durian Buffet In Town And Free Flow Mao Shan Wang Isn’t The Only Thing To Look Forward To

Durian – a fruit that inspires either fanatical love or intense loathing; there’s no in between.

If you belong to the camp that LOVES durian, there’s a durian buffet in town we want to put on your radar. At this durian buffet, expect a host of inventive spins on your favourite fruit, as well as – wait for it – FREE FLOW DURIAN!

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The stars of this buffet dinner are a medley of signature dishes infused with the pungent, creamy fruit. On the savoury end of the spectrum are Durian Ravioli with Sage and Garlic Butter, Butter Durian Prawn with Curry Leaves and Chilli Padi, Wok-Fried Prawn and Petai with Sambal Durian, and Foie Gras Torchon with Torched Meringue.

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Other die-die must tries that lie on the sweet side are durian pastries including Pandan Crepes with Durian Mousse, Deep-Fried Durian Ice Cream, Mini Durian Crumble and the timeless favourite, Durian Pengat.

Our favourite part? At the outdoor terrace, there will be chefs wielding their knives, serving up all-you-can-eat ”D24” and ”Mao Shan Wang”!

Happening at Lime Restaurant at PARKROYAL on Pickering, this mouthwatering buffet is tagged at $88 per adult (includes free flow coffee and tea) and $58 per child (ages 6 – 12). Available everyday except Monday, this buffet will run from 7 July – 2 September 2017 from 6.30pm to 10.30pm.

So, make a date with all your durian-loving kakees and make sure to come to this buffet with an empty stomach! The last thing you want is to have all the durian you can dream of right before you, only to be too full to eat it!

Thorny Temptations at Lime
Address: 3 Upper Pickering Street, PARKROYAL on Pickering, Singapore (058289)
Date: 7 Jul – 2 Sep
Contact no.: 6809 8899
Price: Adult: $88 | Child (ages 6 – 12): $58

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IKEA Extends Shopping And Dining Hours Till 12MN This Ramadhan – Adds Halal Buffets To Menu

IKEA is a name that needs no introduction.

Whether you pronounce it ‘ee-kia’, ‘ee-kay-a’ or ‘eye-kay-a’, we can all agree that it’s great for two things: good, affordable furniture and meatballs.

This month, the Swedish company will be celebrating Ramadhan and Hari Raya alongside its Muslim friends by giving everyone a special treat between 26 May – 22 June.

IKEA Tampines Buffet Istimewa

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For two weeks in June (12 – 16 June & 19 – 22 June), IKEA Tampines will be holding its very own buffet feast.

Limited to 200 seats, this Buffet Istimewa is priced at $19.90 for adults and $9.90 for kids. The buffet starts at 7pm and with limited seats available, we recommend grabbing a spot early!

IKEA Tampines Buffet Istimewa
Date: 12 – 16 June, 19 – 22 June
Time: 7pm – 10pm
Price: Adult: $19.90, Child: $9.90

IKEA Family Midsummer Buffet Dinner 

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For one day only, IKEA is set to hold a buffet dinner for IKEA Family members to indulge in IKEA Favourites.

For $20 per pax, an IKEA Family member and 3 guests will be able to feast on a never ending supply of IKEA’s famed meatballs! Tickets are only available for purchase at the IKEA restaurant, so you’ll have to head down early to secure a spot!

IKEA Family Midsummer Buffet Dinner 
Date: 23 June
Time: 5.30pm – 7.30pm, 8pm – 10pm
Price: (Only applies to IKEA Family members & 3 guests) Early bird: $20/pax; Regular: $30/pax; Child: $10

Extended Hours & $2 Meal Deals 

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For selected weekends in June, IKEA will be extending its shopping hours till midnight! That means you’ll be able to drop by IKEA to pick up that side table you’ve been eyeing, right after work.

IKEA knows that shopping can really work up an appetite, so they’re also offering an assortment of local eats at only $2 a bowl. From Curry Mee to Mee Rebus, dig into a comforting bowl of noodles after shopping the night away!

Extended Hours & $2 Meal Deals 
Date: 26 May – 17 June
Time: 9pm – 11pm

Love yourself some IKEA food? Make sure you seize this opportunity to feast, and make sure to share the love with all your Muslim friends!

IKEA Alexandra
Address: 317 Alexander Road, S159965

IKEA Tampines
Address: 60 Tampines North Drive 2, S528764

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Lok² And Load – Prepare Yourselves For This All-You-Can-Eat Buffet For Only $24.60 Per Pax

Steamboat buffets are a Singaporean favourite, and for good reason.

There’s nothing quite like having everyone gathered around a steaming pot of food, taking turns to cook, and having the delicious smell of cooking food wafting through the air.

Steamboats are the perfect opportunity for family and friends to spend some quality time together. After all, they say a family that eats together stays together.

While there is an abundance of steamboat and grill joints around Singapore, Lok Lok is a rarity here. For the unacquainted, Lok Lok is a popular street food found across the border, in Malaysia.

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To indulge in this popular street food, all you have to do is take your pick from a variety of food items on satay sticks. These are then cooked and then tossed into a cup of sauce, so you get piping hot food items coated in a thick, dense layer of sauce.

This ‘steamboat on a stick’ is not only cheap, it’s filling and delicious as well!

Malaysia Local Delights 

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From Malaccan favourite Cincalok (fermented shrimp sauce) to crowd-pleaser garlic chilli, there’s a sauce here for every mood and every taste bud.

At Malaysia Local Delights, hungry foodies can choose 2 soup bases from a selection of 8. If you’re looking for the original peanut sauce, you’ll need to top up $6.

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Can’t wait for you food to cook through? Fret not! Malaysia Local Delights provides a slew of cooked foods so you won’t have to starve while waiting!

No dinner is complete without dessert. At Malaysia Local Delights, there’s an all-you-can-eat ice-cream bar, so you can live your childhood fantasy of drowning in ice-cream!

Priced at $24.80 per pax on weekdays and $26.80 on weekends, it’s a steal compared to other overpriced all-you-can-eat buffets. If you’re looking for a spot that serves up affordable quality eats with a delicious twist, Malaysia Local Delights is definitely worth checking out!

Malaysia Local Delights
224 Tanjong Katong Road, S437014
Opening Hours: Mon – Sat 5pm – 1.30am, Sun & PH 11.30am – 12am
Contact no.: 6440 8378

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The Rice Table: Sedap Indonesian Food In The Heart Of Orchard Road!

Stashed away on the 2nd floor of International Building along Orchard Road, The Rice Table has been a welcomed mainstay in the area.

It serves up gastronomical dishes created from age-old recipes that evoke the warm taste of home-cooked food and Indonesian hospitality.

Rice Table entrance

You will be instantly drawn in by The Rice Table’s earthly interior tones, wooden panels, tribal motifs, and woven lampshades when you walk into this cosy eatery. They emanate a rustic charm.

At the table, the first thing that draws your attention is the long plate warmer, which is an ingenious way of keeping your little dishes warm and enjoyable for a longer time.


The food

While there are quite a number of restaurants serving specialty Indonesian fare, The Rice Table claims to be the only authentic rijsttafel restaurant, where dishes are laid out in small, sampling portions in the form of a rice table for a feast of the senses.

Taste a plethora of classic Indonesian delicacies without breaking a sweat. And yes, The Rice Table is a Halal restaurant!

Rice Table spread

From the classic curry chicken to the surprisingly tasty fried sweet and sour fish, a variety of 20 delectable dishes are on offer at The Rice Table’s dinner all-you-can-eat buffet (15 items for lunch!).

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Tahu Telor, the perfect match of fried tofu cubes and omelette, done to perfection. Soft on the inside and crispy on the outside, and topped with The Rice Table’s in-house signature sauce.


The Sate Ayam (grilled chicken satay) is marinated with a secret family recipe. The meat is juicy and oh-so-flavourful. A definite must-try.

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Their umami Ayam Panggang (grilled chicken) is also robust in flavour and very tender. Make sure you savour every spoonful of the traditional Indonesian sweet soya sauce it comes with.

Durian chendol


Drinks and desserts are not included in The Rice Table’s menu. If you still have room for some sweet treats, you absolutely have to give their Durian Chendol a shot.

With generous toppings of red beans, pandan jelly and a thick coat of Gula Melaka goodness atop a finely-shaved bed of durian-pureed ice, there is no better way to conclude your satisfying Indonesian dining experience.

There has to be a reason why The Rice Table has rolled with the punches and survived the ever-changing landscape of Singapore’s restaurant scene. Time to make a reservation for the weekends, head down and find out for yourself!

The Rice Table
360 Orchard Road, #02-09/10 International Building, Singapore 238869
Contact: 6835 3782
Opening Hours: Daily: 12:00 – 15:00, 18:00 – 21:00
All-You-Can-Eat Set Lunch: $17.85
All-You-Can-Eat Set Dinner: $28.50
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[WIN] An Extravagant Dinner Buffet For 2 At The Line, Shangri-La!


This National Day, get ready for a huge treat! The Line (at Shangri-La Hotel), one of Singapore’s best international buffets, is taking Singaporeans on a journey through our unique food culture!

You can expect innovative twists of our local favourite dishes! Exactly what kind of twists? We’re talking about out-of-this-world bizarre creations.

Have you heard of Chendol – but served in bubble form? What about Tau Huey Popcorn, or Oyster Omelette served on an Oyster shell? As weird as these dishes sound, you need not fret!

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We’ve gone ahead to taste and savour these not-to-be-missed unique creations. They’re as good, if not, even better than the originals of our local favourites.

The best part? You can enjoy these local delights alongside the best international selection. That’s right – there’ll be fresh cuts of sashimi, seafood on ice, beef, and not to mention, a wide selection of desserts and pastries, including the best chocolate lava cake (we had 2 servings, guilty as charged).

Image Credits: Alvin Ho

Without further ado, we’ll quickly take you through a few highlights. There’s just so much good food, that we can only pick and choose the very best. Keep reading, because you will stand a chance to win this dinner buffet for two as well!

Flavours of Singapore at The Line

Image Credits: Shangri-la Hotel

In celebration of National Day, Shangri-La’s famous buffet dinner at The Line will transform into a traditional food street from the 1960s.

Local Delights

Chef de Cuisine Vincent Wong is a figure you won’t miss at the buffet – passionate, tattooed, and engaging, he stands out among the others. The brains behind the delectable and innovative dishes, he brought us through the story behind each dish he conceptualised.

Chendol Bubbles

Take, for example, the Chendol Bubbles. Deftly and expertly, these bubbles of goodness were scooped into this cup. It looks deceivingly bland, but trust us, this is full of flavour. Its intriguing appearance is due to pockets of Chendol-infused air. There’s red bean mousse, and standard Chendol toppings waiting at the bottom of the cup. This is the epitome of guilt-free dessert – all the flavours you want in a Chendol, but without the guilt.

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Tau Huey Popcorn

If you’re in the mood for another dish that’s out of this world, try the Tau Huey popcorn! You heard us right! Here’s a hint: the futuristic kitchen at The Line uses nitrogen gas. Our local soya bean beverage will be chilled to a point where it solidifies.. and resembles popcorn! Its extremely light and delicate texture will melt in your mouth in mere seconds, only to leave you begging for more.

Keep a lookout on our FB and IG for videos of Chef Vincent preparing and explaining these dishes!

Other Creations

There are more favourite old-time delights that are sure to bring a smile to your face. Think Chicken Rice Maki Rolls (with the best chicken rice chilli), Chilli Crab Brioche, Kaya-flavoured Arabic Bread and Nasi Lemak: canapé style!

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Our local Oyster Omelette takes on an imaginative twist with deep fried egg artistically placed on each fresh and tender oyster. We couldn’t help filling our plates with these mini crowd-pleasers!

Image Credits: Rebecca Ong

A Durian Alfresco Fruit Stall!

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Durian lovers will be ecstatic to note that there will be an alfresco fruit stall full of specially-imported tropical fruits! When we were there, we were treated to D13 and Pheonix durians, all opened fresh in front of you by a charming and jovial Durian Master. So rich, creamy, sweet, and good, we had a few servings each! There may also be other tropical fruits like mangosteen, rambutan, longan, and jackfruit.

All the durians you see in the picture were wiped out at about 9:30PM! Yea, that’s how good it is.

Other Delights



Besides all these, there are stations serving Satay, Laksa, Drunken Prawn, warm food dishes, childhood snacks and drinks, and local pastries and desserts – the coconut durian cake was the best!

International Spread

Marine Harvest Seafood

The Line is well known for one of the largest buffet spreads in Singapore. Its fame stems from its generous selection during the Marine Harvest Seafood nights (Tuesday & Thursday). You name it, they have it! A few types of lobsters, oysters, clams, mussels, shrimps, crab claws, prawns, are served on a cold bed of ice.

The Oysters are also shucked live and fresh in front of you!

Image Credits: Vanessa Chin

Other Stations


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In addition, there is also a Roast Station offering salmon, and different kinds of beef. The Japanese station serves up a wide selection of sashimi; Salmon, Tuna, Yellowtail, Swordfish, Octopus, and more!  If you like to have some greens for every meal, you can count on the Salad Bar. Lovers of cheese, we counted at least 5 different types of cheeses to go with biscuits, bread, or ham!

Tip: You can request for salmon belly at the sashimi station.

Unlimited Wines, Beers, Juices, & Drinks

Only on Tuesdays and Thursdays, for Marine Harvest night, enjoy a selection of unlimited sparkling, red and white wines, beers, soft drinks, and juices!


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Our best advice? Always save space for dessert. We adore the delicate toffee and nut tartlets, chocolate lava cake with matcha ice cream, and durian coconut cake. There is even a selection of local sweet treats such as kuih and traditional cream cakes for those who want to take a walk down memory lane.

Tip + food hack: Drizzle olive oil, and sea salt (from the salad bar) on their vanilla soft serve for a delightfully sweet treat with a salty crunch. Our initial scepticism about this combination melted away the moment we took a bite.

We Never Wanted To Leave

The Line undoubtedly remains one of the best buffets to be found on our island. We loved how approachable the chefs were at their stations. They entertained the crowd as they cooked on the spot, engaged and explained the dishes, and served up hot and fresh food along with a joke or two.

If you’d like to enjoy Shangri-La‘s The Flavours of Singapore dinner buffet at The Line, make a reservation here and revel in old-world charm, makan-style! You could also stand a chance to…

Win a dinner buffet for 2 at The Line, Shangri-La!

Simply LIKE and SHARE this post on Facebook, and LIKE Shangri-La’s Facebook to stand a chance to win The Flavours of Singapore dinner buffet* for two! Yes, it is that simple! That’s all you need to do for a chance to feast at The Flavours of Singapore dinner buffet. This giveaway ends 4th August, and the lucky winner will be notified through Facebook.

*Not valid for use on the eve of and on public holidays

The Flavours of Singapore dinner buffet will run from 18 July to 14 August 2016.
Monday, Wednesday, Sunday: $79 per adult, $39 per child
Friday and Saturday: $92 per adult, $46 per child
Tuesday Marine Harvest: $98 per adult, $44 per child
Thursday Marine Harvest: $108 per adult, $44 per child
The Marine Harvest dinner buffet includes an enhanced seafood selection, and a selection of unlimited sparkling, red and white wines, beers, soft drinks, and juices.
Click here to book a table.

All prices exclude 10% service charge and 7% GST.

This was an invited food tasting session. Thoughts and opinions are our own.

This article is brought to you by Discover SG x Shangri-La Hotel

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6 Affordable Japanese Buffets So You Can Gorge On Fresh Sashimi!

With free flow of fresh sashimi and more, who can resist Japanese buffets? Though some restaurants at hotels charge exorbitant prices for a buffet, we’ve found 6 places where you don’t need to spend a bomb.

Here’s our list of affordable and good Japanese buffets to indulge in. At the same time, you don’t have to burn a hole in your pockets!

1. Shin Minori Japanese Restaurant

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Tucked away at a corner of UE Square’s Level 3, Shin Minori offers high quality Japanese buffet at an affordable price. Diners can enjoy their meal watching sushi chefs prepare sashimi and sushi while sitting at an open sushi bar. Alternatively, opt for a window seat with views to Robertson Quay area.

There’s a wide range of fresh sashimi, sushi, maki, yakitori, teppanyaki and many more. If you are looking for a private gathering with some privacy, call them to book their private rooms. They have 2 adjourning table sitting rooms which can accomodate 12 pax in each room and also a tatami room that can sit a total of 12 pax for a cosy setting.

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With many positive reviews from customers, Irodori Japanese Restaurant in Riverview Hotel consistently draws crowd for their fresh seafood and selection of over 100 dishes. Prepared by skilful chefs, the restaurant only uses fresh seafood from Australia, New Zealand, Norway and Europe.  They serve appetisers, sashimi, sushi, teppanyaki, tempura and many more.

Three private rooms that sit 8, 10 and 12 are available for your business meetings or for some private family time. Be sure to make reservations as this restaurant may be packed even on a weekday!

(Selegie Road)
Price: $36.80++ (Adult); $23++ (children under 10 years old)
Address: 1 Selegie Road, #01-14/15 POMO, Singapore 188306
Contact: 65 6337 7230 
Opening Hours: Daily 1130am-2.30pm; 6.00pm-10.30pm

3. Ikoi Japanese Restaurant

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Located just opposite Riverview Hotel lies another affordable yet delightful Japanese buffet. Ikoi Japanese Restaurant is located in the lobby of Hotel Miramar. This small and cosy restaurant keeps diners happy with an extensive selection of fresh Japanese cuisine.

Simple, no-frills and usually full house, this restaurant is highly popular and recommended for its buffet. To keep customers happy while they wait for their food to be served, Ikoi serves complimentary side dishes from salmon sashimi to Japanese teapot soup. On their menu, the fresh cuts of sashimi and wide selection of tempura dishes are the most popular.

It’s best to make reservations at least 1 week in advance.

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Be spoilt with endless servings of snowcrabs, oysters, Häagen-Daz ice cream and free-flow Sapporo Beer at Momiji! With a wide range of quality Japanese cuisine, you probably won’t be able to try every item in a single visit. You can even make your own waffles at their DIY waffle stations!

The servers at Momiji are quick and attentive. Plates are cleared quickly to make room for more food. If you are looking for an intimate dining space, do book their private rooms available at their Revenue House outlet. Be sure to arrive at 6.30pm for their free-flow beer which lasts till 7.30pm!

6509 1193
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 12pm-3pm (Lunch); Mon-Thu 6pm-10pm (Dinner); Sat, Sun, Eve of PH, PH 11.30am-3.30pm (Brunch); Fri-Sun, Eve of PH, PH 5.30pm-10pm (Dinner)

6253 2469
Opening Hours: Daily 5.30pm-10pm (Dinner); Sat, Sun, Eve of PH, PH 11.30am-3.30pm (Brunch)

5. Senki Japanese Restaurant

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Located right in the heart of the city, yet away from the hustle and bustle, Senki serves up a wide range of dishes for its buffet menu. With many items available on their menu (138 items to be exact), it would be best to skip lunch if you are coming for dinner.

Priced reasonably, the service at Senki is efficent. This is the place to go if you are looking to unwind and have an unhurried meal in the city.

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Hidden in a low-rise office complex in Alexandra, the restaurant is surprisingly crowded at 8pm on a weekday. Premium sashimi cuts including swordfish, yellowtail and tuna are fresh and melt in your mouth! Not only do they serve the usual sushi, maki and tempura, but diners are also able to have a shabu shabu or sukiyaki hotpot. There is also teppanyaki at their Alexandra outlet too! With such a wide variety of over 150 items, including appetizers to desserts, this is definitely a spot worth returning for more! Check out their menu  (Alexandra)
Price: Lunch $41.80++; Dinner $45.80 (Mon to Thu), Lunch $44.80++; Dinner $48.80 (Fri-Sun, Eve of PH & PH), Lunch/Dinner $30.80 (Child), Lunch/Dinner $33.80 (Adult above 65 yrs old)
Address: 991B Alexandra Rd, #01-08/09, Singapore 119970
Contact: 65 6272 1110
Opening Hours:  11.30am-2.30pm; 6pm-10pm

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5 Posh Dinner Places To Bring Mom To So She’ll Be Proud Of You

May is just around the corner and that means Mother’s Day (8th May, 1st Sunday of May) is coming very soon! Remember how hard it was to get a table at the neighbourhood posh restaurant last year? And mom didn’t even enjoy her meal. This year, to save you from tears, we’ve handpicked 5 places to dine at (please book in advance!) with your mom this Mother’s Day.

1. Edge

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This Mother’s Day, Edge at Pan Pacific Hotel is rolling out a vibrant culinary spread for all moms out there. Executive chef, Ken Zheng, will be curating a special selection which includes Plum Somen Shooters, Salmon Oyako Chirashi Sushi, Salt Crusted Sea Bass with Champagne Caviar Sauce, and many more one of a kind dishes. If mom has a sweet tooth, their dessert spread which includes Rasberry Meringue Tartlet, Matcha Panna Cotta with White Peach Jello, Strawberry Layer Red Velvet Cake, will definitely impress her.

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Mother’s Day Dinner Buffet:
Date: 7 & 8 May, 2016
Price: $98++ (adults), $49 (6-11 years old)
Mom’s Day Special: Complimentary glass of Laurent Perrier Champagne for mothers

Mother’s Day Sunday Champagne Brunch:
Date: 8 May, 2016
Price: $198*++ (adults), $69++ (6-11 years old)
*Includes unlimited Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label, selected red and white wines, selected cocktails and beers, fresh juices and soft drinks

For mother’s day only, make your reservation through Chope app and their website to enjoy 10%. Simply state “Chope Mother’s Day 10%” in the “Special Request” section.

Address: Pan Pacific Singapore, Level 3, 7 Raffles Boulevard, 039595
Contact number: +65 6826 8240
Operating hours: Sunday Champagne Brunch (12:00pm to 4:00pm), Dinner (6:30pm to 10:30pm)

2. Terra

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Mom deserves the very best and we assure you, nothing tops a Tokyo Italian dining experience (except for mom’s cooking but please let her have the day off). There is an ala cart menu at Terra but we suggest you try the signature Omakase (a meal consisting of dishes selected by the chef) to experience’s Chef Seita’s artistry and craft.

What makes Terra really special is their philosophy of remaining faithful to authentic Italian cuisine without using any Japanese cooking technique; and at the same time, using seasonal fresh ingredients native to Japan. Among the dishes that diners will have the opportunity to sample include home-made in-house cured Bottarga, Acqua Pazza (an Italian seafood soup with poached fish and other treasures of the sea).

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Seita’s Omakase
Price: $128++, $168++ or $208++ per person
Serving time: 6:30pm – 11:30pm (last order at 10pm)
Reservations and pre-order of the Omakase is required

Address: 54 Tras Street, 078993
Contact number: +65 6221 5159
Operating hours: Monday – Friday (12.00pm – 2:00pm, 6:30pm – 11:00pm), Saturday (6:30pm – 11:00pm)
Website: Catalunya to experience what the Land of Passion, Spain, is all about. Located at Collyer Quay, Catalunya is a fantastic restaurant that offers a terrific combination of contemporary and traditional Spanish cuisine with a breathtaking 360-degree panoramic view of the city. But what makes Catalunya really impressive is their updated menu featuring a brand-new grilled seafood section and the drool worthy Chilli Crab Txangguro tapa. For the health conscious mom, Catalunya has gluten-free, vegetarian, and non-pork options.

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Address: The Fullerton Pavillon, 82 Collyer Quay, 49327
Contact number: +65 6534 0886
Operating Hours: Monday – Friday (12:00pm-12:00am), Saturday- Sunday (12:30pm-12:00am)
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This Mother’s Day, Marriott Cafe will be serving an extravagant Lunch buffet with more than 90 irresistible treats, making it 1.5 times more than their regular buffets! Kickstart this Queen Lunch with some fresh oysters, Boston Lobsters, Snow Crab Legs, and when mom wants something warm, head over to the Seafood Frill for more lobsters, scallops or check out the live station for some Foie Gras, roast beef, Salmon Coulibiac and more. Mom will also receive a special goodie bag that will put a smile on her face.

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5. The White Rabbit

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Want to enjoy a meal away from the crazy crowds and maddening queues? Head over to Dempsey this Mother’s Day to enjoy a luxurious Mother’s Day Buffet Brunch at The White Rabbit. From fresh oysters, Smoked Chicken Waldorf, Grilled Angus Flat Iron Steak, to Tiramisu and Muscovado Creme Brulee, mom will feel like she’s Alice in Wonderland. There will also be a little something from Yves Saint Lauren Beauty to make mama’s day special.

TWR Mother’s Day Buffet Brunch:

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Date: 8th May, 2016

First seating:
Price: $98++ (adults), $48++ (6-12 years old)
Seating time: 10:00am-12:00pm, 10:15am-12:15pm, 10:30am-12.30pm, 10:45am-12:45pm

Second seating:
Price: $108++ (adults), $48++ (6-12 years old)
Seating time: 12:30pm-2:30pm, 12:45pm-2:45pm, 1:00pm-3:00pm, 1:15pm-3:15pm, 1:30pm-3:30pm

The White Rabbit
Address: 39C Harding Rd, 249541
Contact number:+65 6473 9965
Facebook: The White Rabbit
Online Reservation: Click Here

So where would you bring your Lady Queen to this Mother’s Day? Or will you be cooking something up (like eggs) for mummy on her special day? Drop us a comment and let us know!

(Header image credit: The White Rabbit, words by editor)

Also read: 10 Annoying Things Only SG Moms Do That We Take For Granted

Stuff Yourself Silly! 6 Best Buffets Below $30

Rebel Wilson famously said, “The way I was brought up, if you see a buffet, you take some home for later.”

We daresay that’s the way we feel about these cold tables. Especially when the price of the buffet is sky rocket high.

Are you sick of going through list after list of yummy buffets in Singapore, trying to find one that is pocket-friendly? Yeah, us too. But to paraphrase from Eames, it’s not impossible, it’s just bloody difficult. So, we’re here to help. After tireless sourcing, we’ve found these buffets that are below $30! They’re not just cheap, they’re delicious, to boot. Now you can buffet all day long – lunch, tea, dinner, desserts.

Tip: To avoid disappointment, email or give these restaurants a call to reserve a spot.

1. K.COOK (Korean)

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Apparently, you can eat and watch K-pop music videos at the same time. How’s that for entertainment? Many regular customers keep coming back for the mouth-watering food and efficient service. Some of the restaurant’s highlights include the marinated beef short rib, chicken wings, and Korean glass noodles. Mouseover to Facebook to reserve a spot.

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K.COOK Korean BBQ Buffet
Lunch buffet, S$14.90++; Dinner buffet, $24.90++, add $2 on weekends, PH eve, and PH
Buffet hours: Lunch, 11.30am to 3pm; Dinner, 5.30pm to 10pm
Address: 181 Orchard Road
Opening hours: Daily 11.30am to 10pm
Contact: 6884 7282

Also read: Korean Food ‘Seoul’ Good That You’ll Visit All Day Every Day! Here Are The Best 8 Spots!

2. Bar B Q Tonight (Pakistani & Afghani)

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Out of all the buffet restaurants in this list, Bar B Q Tonight has by far the highest number of positive reviews on the internet, and for good reason. The food is authentic and the dining experience is unforgettable. One Facebook user even shared, “Even after one year, I [can] still feel the taste of the lovely food.”

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Famous for its kebabs, this is the place to go if you have an unfathomable bottomless stomach.

E-book your spot at this page!

Bar B Q Tonight
Lunch $17++, Dinner $25++, and Sunday Brunch $25
Email: [email protected]
Stanley branch:
Address: 11 – 12 Stanley Street
Opening hours: Daily, 11am – 10.30pm
Contact: 6327 9280
Roberts Lane branch:
10 Roberts Lane
Opening hours: Daily, 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm
Contact: 6299 5210

3. Yum Cha Restaurant (Dim Sum)

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Yum Cha’s weekday dim sum high tea buffet kicks off at 3pm and lasts to 6pm. If you don’t mind having an early dinner, look no further. The food is delicious and thoughtfully made. Some of its highlights are the egg tarts and garlic soft shell crab.

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Yum Cha’s only downside is that the service tends to be on the slow side. No surprise there, the place is packed! Still, we’re willing to let this minor hiccup slide, because the food is glorious.

Yum Cha Restaurant
Opening hours: Weekdays 11am – 11pm, Weekends 9am – 11pm
Address: 20 Trengganu Street, #02-01 Chinatown
Contact: 6372 1717

Also read: 9 Best Dim Sum Places In Singapore That You Won’t Feel Guilty Splurging On!

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Let this sink in for a minute: 50 ice-cream flavours with more than 40 toppings.

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Can we get a hallelujah? Dessert, here we come!

Swensen’s Ice Cream & Dessert Buffet
Opening hours: Weekdays 10.30am – 10.30pm, Weekends & Public Holidays 10.30am – 10.30pm
Address: Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, #B1-31
Contact: 6884 5967

5. Kiseki (Japanese)

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What’s that you say? You can’t afford a plane ticket to Japan to grab a bite of the delectable cuisine your friend has been raving about? Fret not, because Kiseki brings the Japanese dishes to you. The buffet restaurant has an impressive selection, such as salmon sashimi, ribeye steak, and tempura. Free-flow drinks are also included.

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To reserve a spot, either give the Japanese buffet restaurant a call, or fill in the reservation form. Itadakimasu, let’s eat!

Opening hours: Daily, 11.30am to 3pm, 6pm to 10pm
Address: 181 Orchard Road, Orchard Central, #08-01/02/03
Contact: 6736 1216

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6. The RiceTable (Indonesian)

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Even though the buffet does not include drinks and dessert, the selection at The RiceTable make up for it. The dishes are pretty darn fantastic. The lunch menu, comprises of 15 exotic dishes like the daging rendang (beef simmered in coconut milk), and tahu telor (an Indonesian bean curd omelette).

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The dinner menu does not disappoint either. There’s the perkedel jagung (corn fritters), terong recap (eggplant) and sotong asa (squid) that will have your stomach grumbling for more.

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The RiceTable
Price: All-You-Can-Eat Set Lunch at $17.85, All-You-Can-Eat Set Dinner at $28.50
Opening hours: Daily, 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm
Address: 360 Orchard Road, International Building, #02-09/10
Contact: 6835 3782

After stuffing yourself silly, don’t forget to exercise and burn off all that extra energy! Don’t keep the good things to yourself! If you know of any great buffets, drop us a shout out on Facebook!

(Header credit: roy_lukito, words by writer)

Also read: A Japanese Funfair You Won’t Want To Miss – Super Japan Matsuri

5 Romantic Halal Restaurants To Dine At This Valentine’s Day

The team at Discover SG understand that it can be challenging to find a nice restaurant that is halal-friendly for Valentine’s Day.  That’s why we have created this comprehensive list of dinner places that not only offer a romantic ambience, but also serve up delicious Halal food!

1. 21 on Rajah

Take your date out for an ‘Arabian Night’ dinner buffet this Valentine’s Day. This dinner feast will comprise of signature dishes such as the Roasted US Prime Ribeye Beef, Sweet Pacific Clams and Tiger Prawns. You can also indulge in heartier dishes such as Braised Lamb Shank with Parsnip and Beetroot. Some of the dishes will be freshly served at the carving station.

On top of the gastronomic delight, couples can round up their Valentine’s Day by penning down their feelings on love notes and taking pictures at a special photo booth.

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Damage: $39++ per adult (brunch), $43++ per adult (dinner)

21 on Rajah
Zhongshan Park, 1 Jalan Rajah
+65 6808 6847

2. Fika Swedish Café & Bistro

One of the more popular Halal cafés in Singapore, Fika is inspired by northern European décor serving authentic Swedish cuisine. It is owned and operated by Muslims, and is a Halal certified restaurant. Couples can enjoy a special set meal- a delicious smoked salmon salad for starters, juicy tender chicken for the main course, and a sponge cake for dessert. The best part is that this special offer is available for four days, from 11 to 14 Feb.

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Damage: #$69++ for 2 (set course)

Fika Swedish Café & Bistro
257 Beach Road
+65 6396 9096

#01-20 Millenia Walk, 9 Raffles Boulevard
+65 6336 7234

#02-K3 OneKM, 11 Tanjong Katong Road
+65 6702 2456

3. Straits Kitchen

Straits Kitchen is offering a sumptuous buffet spread for couples to indulge in. The spread offers the best of local cuisine in a contemporary setting. The spread will be available for both brunch and dinner on February 14. Best part? Eat all your heart’s out!

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Damage: $52++ per adult (lunch), $62++ per adult (dinner)

Straits Kitchen
Grand Hyatt, 10 Scotts Road
+65 6738 1234

4. J’s Restaurant

J’s Restaurant serves authentic Latin American cuisine- from Fajitas to Burritos, and Quesadillas. Their menu was recently re-designed to incorporate Modern European dishes. The semi-fine dining ambience and the variety of dishes will make a perfect setting for couples this Valentine’s Day.

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Damage: à la carte

J’s Restaurant
#01-01 7 Purvis St
+65 6887 4787

5. Sofra Turkish Café and Restaurant

Tucked away in a quiet corner, Sofra (Turkish for dining table) serves authentic Turkish cuisine. This restaurant is a great place if you want a different dining experience. Their Adana kebab (Middle Eastern dish of minced meat) is succulent and juicy. Complete your meal with a cup of Kahva, Turkish coffee served with its grounds.

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Price: $30-40 per person

Sofra Turkish Café & Restaurant
#02-42 Shaw Tower
+65 6291 1433

(Featured image credits: Have Halal Will Travel)

This article is written by Roshni Kapur.