Showing posts with label Cuisine ~ Buffet. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cuisine ~ Buffet. Show all posts

Saturday, 22 February 2014

2014 Chinese New Year Family Gatherings

It had being almost a week since the last day of Chinese Lunar New Year (CNY) ended on 14 February 2014. And during that two weeks we get to meet up with relatives and friends as well as enjoying all the festive feast and family bonding time. With this summarized post I would like to share with you peeps on what we did during CNY as well as some festive food that we enjoyed.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

[Day 3] Breakfast Buffet at Chef Mickey, HK Disney's Hollywood Hotel

[Chef Mickey @ Disney's Hollywood Hotel]
Chef Mickey Restaurant is located in Disney's Hollywood Hotel which offers international cuisines like Chinese, Japanese, Western and etc. And on top of their spread there is also a Greet-And-Meet session with Chef Mickey during the most of the buffet sessions where kids, individual or families can grab a photo taking opportunity with him like what we did. After which we had a hearty breakfast spread which I will be sharing with you on this post.

Monday, 29 July 2013

[Day 3] Chao Phraya Princess II Dinner Cruise, Bangkok

On Day 3 evening of our Bangkok trip, we booked a Dinner Cruise for Chao Phraya Princess II via our hotel concierge and they even arrange a van picked up from our hotel to River City Pier. Upon arrival, the driver bought us to the check-in counter to collect our boarding tickets and stickers for the cruise.  After which we waited for quite sometime (it's slightly behind schedule) before the cruise arrived at the pier and the queue was rather chaotic with everyone pushing just to get aboard first.

Friday, 12 July 2013

Sunday Brunch @ LIME, PARKROYAL on Pickering

Lime Restaurant is situated on the street level of the iconic PARKROYAL on Pickering Hotel which launched earlier this year. And with their long-awaited Sunday Buffet Brunch launching last month (June 2013), it's International buffet has a range of appealing dishes and desserts for guests to indulge with.

Dining Setup at Lime, Park Royal on Pickering
Every Sunday from 12.00pm to 3.00pm, Lime will be lining up array of international delights including Seafood on Ice, Wok Station, Mushroom Risotto and tempting treats such as a Foie Gras Terrine, European Cheeses (12 different varieties) Cakes and Pastries. 

Furthermore with a choice of Champagne Brunch Buffet (SG$128++), guest(s) would be able to enjoy free flow Piper Heidsieck Champagne and House Wine too.

[Salad/Appraiser] Seared Tuna with Apple and Avocado
[Salad/Appraiser] Vine Tomatoes with Crab Rillette
[Salad/Appraiser] Thai-style Salad
[Salad/Appraiser] Coppa Ham
[Salad/Appraiser] Homemade Graviax
[Salad/Appraiser] Lobster Bisque Vs Mushroom Soup
To begin we start with the Salad Station which featured both Western and Asian delights such as Cold Cut Ham, Seared Tuna, Thai-style Salad and etc. We also tried both soup of the day and we preferred the Mushroom Soup more than Lobster Bisque because of it smoothing broth which is not too thick, salty nor creamy and it leaves the palate with a fragrant mushroom aftertaste.

[Highlight] Cook Station for Foie Gras and Risotto
[Highlight] Pan-Seared Foie Gras with Passion Fruit Sauce
If you are a fans of foie gras remember to head towards the Western Cook Station where the chef will take your order and prepare it right on the spot. We love the fruity taste of the passion fruit sauce and soft pear which blends well with the quick seared foie gras that has a crispy outer layer and yet moist and almost melt in your mouth texture combination.  

[Highlight] Cook station for Mushroom Risotto with Jamon Iberico Ham
[Highlight] Mushroom Risotto with Jamon Iberico Ham
I love risotto especially those cooked with seafood or mushroom. Overall the risotto from Lime taste quite decent with it's smooth and creamy texture that pairs with a slice of the Jamon Iberico Ham. But we felt the grains were a bit hard which affect the overall texture of the dish so if the grains would slightly softer, it would have definitely perfect this dish.

[Highlight] Norwegian Benedict
Quite disappointed with their Noreweigan Benedict as the poached egg yolk was way too overcooked rather than runny and I would preferred more Rosti at the base too.

Another highlight at Lime is from time to time, friendly waiters will move from table to table offering freshly baked pizza with assortment of toppings such as Hawaiian, Seafood and etc.

[Carving Station] Grilled US Asparagus and Assorted Vegetables
[Carving Station] Herbal Crusted Lamb Rack vs Cajun Roasted Chicken
[Carving Station] Whole Red Snapper with Shallot Sauce
Lime’s carving station has a wide selection of roasted meats including US Prime Rib, Guinea Fowl and Rack of Lamb. Other than the mentioned we tried the Grilled Vegetables, Potato Gratin and Red Snapper with Shallot Sauce during our visit last Sunday. And I love their Grilled Asparagus which is a great side dish for my Herbal Crusted Lamb Rack.

Seafood On Ice Station
Seafood On Ice Station (Top right: Marine Lobster, Pacific Oysters and Assorted Sushi)
There is a Seafood On Ice Station for seafood lovers featuring Tiger Prawns, Marine Lobster, Clams, Mussels, Pacific Oysters, Assorted Sushi and Sashimi. Since I am not in mood with sushi nor seafood except some Oysters, I did not venture much into the seafood station.

Asian Cooked Food Station
[Asian Cooked Food Station] Array of Asian Dishes (Top left: Lo Han Chai, Seabass Curry with Okra and Egg Plants, Stir-fried Chicken with Curry Leaves and Beef Rendang)
[Asian Cooked Food Station] Singapore Laska
Lime's Aisan Cooked Food Station has captured the heart of both my mum and I with their Singapore Laska which has a fragrant gravy that is not too spicy or over power in taste. Their Stir-fried Chicken with Curry Leaves is also another delicious Asian dish as each chunk of the fried chicken is coated with a layer of their special sweet and sticky sauce, making it a great dish to go with rice .

[Asian Cooked Food Station] Chef Wok Creation - Wok Fried Fresh Seafood
Another highlight for the Asian Cooked Food Station is their mixed and matched Chef Wok Creation where you could pick up your choices of ingredients and the station chef will cook the dish base on your selection of sauce from Sambel Chilli, Kung Po Sauce or Ginger and Spring Onion. We simply love their spicy Sambel Chilli Sauce. It's Shiok! (meaning delicious)

[Dessert Station] Green Tea Chocolate Fountain with Fresh Fruits and Marshmallow
It's our first time seeing Green Tea Chocolate Fountain as compared to the usual Dark/Milk Chocolate Fountain.

[Cheese Station] Jam and Spread, 12 Different varieties of Cheese, Dried Fruits and Nuts
Cheese loves would be able to savor 12 different types of cheese such as Brie, Comte and etc together with a choice of some dried fruits like apricot and assorted nuts. These go well with a glass of sparkling champagne for a relaxing Sunday afternoon.

[Dessert Station] Colourful Assorted Macarons
Champagne and Macarons
Instead of having champagne with cheese or nuts, I choose to pair it with my beloved macarons.

[Dessert Station] Strawberry Tartlets, Passion Mango Mousse and Green Tea Tiramisu
[Dessert Station] Opera and  Fruit Flan
[Bread Station] Featuring Array of Freshly Baked Bread
After all the savory dishes, it's time to indulge in some sweet treats. The dessert station at Lime has quite a wide range of cakes, tartlets, tarts and pastries to satisfy ones craving. Moreover you could also get a cup of coffee (latte, cappuccino and etc) or premium tea to go with the dessert.

Personally from their dessert range, we preferred the Fig Tart, Cream Brulee, Passion Mango Mousse, Opera and Macarons. On top of these, they also have Pandan Kueh Lips, Raspberry and Mango pate de fruit, Triple Chocolate Ice Cream and Assorted Fruit Sorbets which we did not try (too full for those).

[Sunday Brunch] Piper Heidsieck Champagne
[Sunday Brunch] Selected Red/White House Wine

LIME @ PARKROYAL on Pickering
3 Upper Pickering Street
Singapore 058289
Telephone: 6809 8899
Website: LIME, Sunday Brunch

Sunday Brunch Buffet is available form 12.00pm - 3.00pm
- S$88++ per person (including free flow juices, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea)

- S$128++ per person (including free flow Piper Heidsieck Champagne, Red/White House Wine, juices, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea)

- S$44++ for Children (6 to 12 years old) and it includes free flow juices, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea.


UOB Credit Cards Promotion:
~ Exclusively for UOB Cardmembers, from now until 30 September 2013, enjoy complimentary dining for every fourth guest with three paying adults for buffet lunch, dinner and Sunday Brunch using UOB credit card at Lime.


Lastly I would like to thank Lime and Mango PR for the invited tasting. For more photos related to Sunday Brunch @ Lime, please refer to our Facebook page, here or you could view a short clip rom my instavideo (here) taken from my Instagram (@cuisineparadise).

*All opinions expressed in this post are based on our own dining experience and the taste of the dishes might vary from individual. But I do hope you have a great experience trying this Brunch Buffet if you are planning to visit Lime soon.

Friday, 5 July 2013

Cuisine Unplugged and Executive Lounge @ Pullman Bangkok King Power Hotel

During our stay at Pullman Bangkok last year, we have enjoyable breakfast at their Cuisine Unplugged which is an all-day dining concept restaurant featuring an open kitchen with pizza, pasta, rotisserie, soup and noodle hot-pot, sushi counter, wide selection of salad and fresh fruits. On top of it, there is also a unique bakery situated within the dining area that producing home-made fresh breads and croissants.

Thursday, 28 February 2013

2013 Chinese New Year Family Gatherings

Time flies, the 15 days of Chinese Lunar New Year(CNY) celebration had already ended last Sunday. During those two weeks, we had quite a few house visiting and food gatherings among relatives and friends. As usual every household would either cook or cater food for the gathering where everyone enjoys the food and bonding time.

Below are some of our family CNY gatherings foodporn for your viewing.


CHINESE NEW YEAR DAY 2 - OUR HOUSE


This year my mum decided to hold Chinese New Year gathering over at my place so that I could help her up with the cooking plus preparation. You can read more on this new year gathering plus some recipes over at this link HERE.

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Usher In The Year Of The Snake @ PARKROYAL on Beach Road

To celebrate coming Chinese Lunar New Year, Plaza Brasserie is having the Prosperity Buffet from 28 February to 24 February 2013 as well as the Prosperity Buffet Feast Reunion Dinner on 09 February 2013 to satisfy all cravings.

In addition, Chinese New Year banquet dinner can also be celebrated at their ballroom on 09 February 2013 where guests can look forward to lion dance performance, Tea Appreciation performance by the Si Chuan Dou Hua tea master and the God of Fortune who will be making guest appearance to celebrate the Luna New Year with the guests too.

Ushering into the Year of Snakes, Chef Jackson has come up with a new creation of Fruity Yu Sheng which consists of fresh tropical fruits like Mandarin Oranges, Peaches, Rose Apples, Rock Melon, Dried Persimmons, Green Manago and Papaya. This new creation of Chef Jackson symbolizes an abundance of wealth and a well-rounded life which enhanced with Chef's fruit Flavoured Sauce.

Personally I love the sweet and refreshing after taste of this Fruity Yusheng which makes me craving for more after each mouthful.  But if you are not into fruits, traditional Yu Sheng will also be available too. 

Mini Pen Cai
Although the this is known as "Mini Pen Cai" but within you could find many special ingredients such as Fish Maw, Prawns, Sea Cucumber, Sliced Abalone, Roast Duck, Chicken, Pork, Cabbage, Black Moss and etc building up this pot of luxury comfort food.

Chili Crab

Crystal Pork Slices With Thai Dressing

Fish Maw Soup

Kong Ba Bao

Steamed Fried Rice With Preserved Meat with Lotus Leaf
Other than the highlight on Fruity Yu Sheng and Mini Pen Cai, there are also many other auspicious dishes like Eight Treasure Boneless Duck, Chilli Crab, Braised Pork Knuckle with Dried Oyster and Black Moss, Fish Maw Soup, Braised Sea Cucumber With Roasted Pork, Kong Ba Bao and many others.

Assorted Colourful Sushi and Sashimi
Despite of all the delicious Chinese New Year cuisine, whenever I visit Plaza Brasserie, the first station I start with is their Sushi Counter where I love to pick up some colourful sushi and salmon sashimi as starter. Sushi lover should not miss out this station where you get to enjoy some of your favourite sushi, tuna/salmon plus edamame and teriyaki chicken.

Traditional Egg Tarlets
There are quite a range of dessert at their buffet line where you could pick your choice from Pineapple Tartlets, Love Letters, Almond Cookies, Sesame Glutinous Rice Balls in Red Bean Soup, Egg Tartlets and Lapis Cake too.

Durian Nian Gao With Bak Kua
But out of all choices, my favourite is still their Durian Nian Gao with Bak Kua which I recommend you to give it a try if you like the combination of sweet nian gao with durian fragrance to pair with some savory bak kua (BBQ pork) toppings.


Plaza Brasserie @ PARKROYAL On Beach Road
7500A Beach Road
Singapore 199591
Reservation: (65) 6505 5710
Website: Prosperous Celebrations


FESTIVE BUFFET
Pre and Post Chinese New Year (28 January - 24 February 2013)
Lunch
28 Jan - 24 Feb 2013: S$45.00 (Adult); S$27.00 (Child)
09 Feb 2013: S$45.00 (Adult); S$27.00 (Child)
10 - 11 Feb 2013:  S$62.00 (Adult); S$37.00 (Child)

Dinner
28 Jan - 24 Feb 2013: S$58.00 (Adult); S$35.00 (Child)
09 Feb 2013: S$78.00 (Adult); S$47.00 (Child)
10 - 11 Feb 2013:  S$62.00 (Adult); S$37.00 (Child)

Banquet Reunion Dinner
09 Feb 2013: S$65.00 (Adult); S$39.00 (Child)


Reunion Steam Boat Buffet at Banquet (min 8 persons per table)
09 Feb 2013: S$58.00 (Adult); S$35.00 (Child)

*Child below 4 years old dines for free.
Prices are subject to service charge and government taxes.

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