Lavish Buffet

Lavish Buffet

Friday, 14 July 2017

Spuds & Aprons (109 Mount Faber Road - Faber Peak Singapore, Level 2, Singapore 099203)

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Opening Hours: 

11 am to 11 pm (Daily)


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Mastercard holder entitled a 10% off (Not valid on the eve of and on public holidays)

Visited on 24 June 2017 (Sat) during dinner and revisited on 9 July 2017 (Sun) during lunch. 

Spuds & Aprons is a fun & playful restaurant (by looking at the colourful chairs) perched atop the hill at Faber Peak Singapore. This is the one & only casual dining restaurant in Singapore that is atop the hill with panaromic view of Lush Greenery, Sentosa and Cable Car View! They serve International and Modern Asian Cuisine. 

Note: You can choose if you wish to dine indoor or outdoor. 
(Remember to indicate at the special request box below when you book via the chope button above)

Indoor during Dinner Time


Couples can spend a romantic night watching the twinkling cable cars go by!



Indoor during Lunch Time
(Love the Full Height Windows)

 Stunning Bird's Eye View
  
You will feel so relax while dining with these views. :) 


Alfresco Area (Sheltered)




They have this additional local menu only for lunch time.



Salted Caramel Popcorn Latte ($6++)
I was surprised to see this special creation from Spuds & Aprons, it looks so lovely, isn't it? It consists of salted caramel popcorn syrup, milk, espresso, topped with caramelised popcorn. I love the salted caramel aroma so much but somehow the popcorn did not really complement so well with the latte as the popcorn will become super soft inside and not nice to eat together with the latte. My advice is just eat the popcorns on the saucer and drink the latte without the popcorns inside! Haha..


Freshly Brewed Coffee ($4++)
Orange Juice ($5++)
I was surprised that the coffee here at $4 was good. I can enjoy the nice coffee while admiring the view.


Note: There will be an increase of prices during eve of and on public holidays!

Tuck into Value-for-Money Devilish Combo sets
(FREE Wicked Fries with Every Combo ordered)
OR Choose from Ala-Carte!

Devilish Combo sets for 2 pax at $70++
(Choose 1 starter + 2 Main Courses + 1 Dessert)

Starter: Chili in a Tux
Chili Crab stuffed in potato skin! This is their signature and interesting starter that you have to try here! I was impressed that the chilli crab here was really good and spicy! Complement so well with the potato skin! Complimentary wicked fries at the side! It is steakhouse cut spuds with 6 types of cheese and brown gravy! No wonder it was so addictive! By eating the starter and fries, I'm almost half full liao.. Haha



Main Course: 
Oven-Roasted Mustard Marinated Chicken 
The homemade gravy for the chicken complemented well with the chicken, however the breast meat was really very tough so I only finished the drumstick and left the breast meat untouched.. 


Main Course: 
Barbecued Baby Back Ribs
 Slow cooked baby back ribs in their homemade barbecued sauce, char-grilled, served with tangy coleslaw & french fries. The sauce was really great! But unfortunately, the meat was very tough so we did not enjoy this dish. Perhaps you can try to request for the meat to be more tender upon ordering, then it will be perfect with the nice sauce!


Main Course: 
Pan-Fried Norwegian Salmon
They brought us the wrong dish in the first place, so I managed to take a photo of their salmon. If you're not confident to order the above two dishes, you might want to try the salmon instead, I guess you won't go wrong with salmon. But if you're also like me, prefer the meat to be more tender, remember to request it upon ordering.


Dessert: Jar of Happiness
Shortbread biscuits with almond flakes, mixed berries, Haagen Dazs vanilla ice cream topped with warm berry compote. I really had full of happiness while eating this! Sweet Sweet! :-)



Alcohol Menu



Overall Impression: The staff were very nice but some patience is needed especially during lunch time. They have more guests at alfresco area so they will juggle between indoor and outdoor, have to wait for quite awhile to get them when you need their service. 

I guess most places are the same, whenever a restaurant comes with stunning view, don't expect high quality food at reasonable prices. I think we have to be practical too. The food here were average, only the starter, dessert and coffee is nice!~ Do note that the food portion here was quite big, so do not over order. I will still come back for the relaxing view! :)



By Car
Turning into Mount Faber Road from Lower Delta Road or Kampong Bahru Road will take you straight up to Faber Peak Singapore. The ride is only 15 minutes from the city!
Valet Service
Valet service is available daily at a standard fee of $6 per car. 
Complimentary valet parking available for all walk-in diners with minimum spent of $60 at Spuds & Aprons*. (Except on the eve of and on public holidays)
Valet service is available at the following times:
  • Monday to Friday: 17:30 to 00:00 hrs
  • Saturday & Public Holidays: 10:30 to 02:00 hrs
  • Sunday: 10:30 to 00:00 hrs
Public Car Parks
Free public parking lots are available on Mount Faber.
  • Car Park A - approx. 70 lots avail.
  • Car Park B - approx. 50 lots avail.
  • Car Park C - approx. 10 lots avail.
By Taxi
To call for a cab or to make an advance booking, please contact the cab hotline at 6-DIAL-CAB (6 342 5222).

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

All Day Breakfast at Clinton Street Baking Company & Restaurant Singapore (31 Purvis Street, Singapore 188608) Reservation: 6684 4845

It's such a hassle to make reservation through phone - Book now through Chope for Instant Reservations!
(Try to make reservation a few days in advanced for weekends as it's usually fully booked )

Opening Hours: 

8:30am – 6:00pm (Mon - Thu)

8:00am – 9:00pm (Fri & Sat)

8:00am – 6:00pm (Sun)

Clinton St. Baking Company & Restaurant is the reowned bakery from New York City that has landed in Singapore since 2015. If you love quality American breakfast, this is the place for you!



The seating in their cafe is quite cramped..


Their Beverage Counter



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Pancakes with Warm Maple Butter ($19++)
Choice of Blueberries, Banana Walnut, or Chocolate Chunks
I love this pancake with chocolate chunks and icing sugar on it! Their maple butter sauce was addictive! The pancakes were fluffy and big portion with thick fragrant buttery taste! Definitely one of the BEST pancakes that I had!




Spanish Scramble ($21++)
Three eggs, chorizo, tomatoes, caramelized onions,
scallions, melted Monterey Jack, with hash browns
and sourdough toast
After the sweet stuff, let's move on with savory stuff. This is a special scramble that is uncommon in our local cafes. You can expect a very cheesy scramble egg filled with so many above-mentioned stuff inside which are melt in the mouth! But the sourdough toast was super hard. Overall it was very filling! 


Left: Salmon Burger ($24++)
Right: Eggs Benedict ($20++)
Haha I took this photo at the table next to us! Looks good too!


House Brew Coffee ($5++)





Overall Impression: Be prepared that this place will be crowded and noisy at most times especially during peak hours and weekends. Food quality was quite good and the portion of their food was really big, as the price is on the high side compared to other cafes. Some patience is needed as the waiting time for food was quite long during peak hours. 

This place is still so popular since 2015 till now, I even saw many people took a taxi here specially to this cafe! Haha.. Do come and try their food if you have not ya!

Note: Parking lots are limited for parallel parking.


Monday, 12 June 2017

A Better Florist

Learn Flower Hacks and Basic Floristry at A Better Florist’s Flower Jamming Session


Tired of bland and boring floral arrangements? Why not learn floristry hacks and professional flower arrangement so you can personalise bouquets for your loved ones!




The renewed interest in the flower industry has forced old-fashioned brick and mortar flower shops to keep up with the times not only in terms of cost, but also the overall presentation and packaging. Up your floral game by learning the basics in floristry, including modern floral arrangements and flower care.

A Better Florist is opening its doors every Saturday for its weekly Flower Jam Session. Whether you’re looking for fun date activities, quality time with the family or searching for a new hobby—we've got you covered. This week’s jam session will focus on succulents and Australian wild flowers[D1] . The plump and hardy succulents are excellent alternatives to the usual filler flowers for their interesting texture and appearance[D2] .

Flower bouquets and fresh cut flowers are no longer just luxury purchases or limited to special occasions. They are now slowly being incorporated into interior designs and apartment living. The good news is, the proliferation of online florists in Singapore have made blooming your house even easier by catering to all your floral needs. Fresh flowers and succulents help remind urbanites of the lush outdoors in an increasingly tech-saturated and artificial environment. Through floral subscriptions, you can get quality and in season flowers at affordable prices. So add some life and warmth to drab and dull rooms by blooming your home with beautiful flower displays.

By participating in our flower jam sessions, even cheap flowers can be transformed into classy d├ęcor and luxurious bouquets. Come and learn from one of our talented team of florists on how to bring more beauty and more joy into this world. 

Enjoy a special rate of only $40 per person!
(For the First 3 Sign-ups). 


So do come down and join us! We would love to send everyone home with some wild blooms and even bigger smiles. Sign up here or contact  kate@abetterflorist.com to secure your slots.






 [D1] Theme of the week


 [D2] Additional lines explaining the week’s theme

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Top 15 Hotel Buffet in Singapore!

Here Are My Top Picks For Your Reference! :)


Number 1: Colony at The Ritz Carlton Hotel (Full Buffet)

Number 2: Beach Road Kitchen at JW Marriott Hotel (Full Buffet)

Number 3: Basilico at The Regent Hotel (Semi-Dinner Buffet) 

Number 4: Equinox at Swissotel the Stamford Hotel (Semi-Lunch Buffet)

Number 5: The Carvery at Park Hotel Alexandra (Full Buffet)

Number 6: Town Restaurant at The Fullerton Hotel (Full Buffet)

Number 7: Mitzo at Grand Park Orchard Hotel (Weekend Brunch Buffet-Chinese Food)

Number 8: Cherry Garden at Mandarin Oriental Hotel (Weekend Brunch Buffet-Chinese 
Food)

Number 9: Food Capital at Grand Copthorne Hotel (Full Buffet)

Number 10: Oscar's at Conrad Centennial Hotel  (Full Buffet)

Number 11: Triple Three at Mandarin Orchard Hotel (Full Buffet)

Number 12: The Line at Shangri-La Hotel (Full Buffet)

Number 13: Escape at Farrer Park Hotel (Full Buffet)

Number 14: The Rose Veranda at Shangri-La Hotel (High Tea Buffet)

Number 15: The Buffet at M Hotel (Steamboat Dinner Buffet)



Friday, 9 June 2017

Endless Saturday High Tea Buffet at D9 Cakery (581 Orchard Road - Hilton Singapore, Lobby Level, Singapore 238883) Reservation: 6730 3392

Visited on 20 May 2017 (Sat).

Rejoice high tea lovers! Finally there's a new great place to have a relaxing high tea!

Indulge in a lavish affair from artisanal desserts, signature Hilton cheesecakes, freshly baked scones, Teppanyaki ice cream to Swiss Raclette cheese, pulled pork sliders and more. 

The high tea is launched by D9 Cakery but the actual venue is inside Opus Bar and Grill restaurant. As the restaurant only opens for dinner, D9 cakery uses the restaurant for high tea on Saturday. What a smart way to utilise the restaurant!

Price: $41++ per adult (Includes Free Flow of Coffee & TWG Tea Selection)
Price: $76++ per adult (Includes Free Flow of Selected Wines and Beer)
Price: $21++ per child (aged 5 to 12 years) 

First Seating: 12pm to 2.30pm
Second Seating: 3pm to 5pm




You will be greeted by this 6m Showcase of Desserts right at the entrance!!!
























Freshly Baked Scones
The scones lack the aromatic buttery taste and the texture was a tad hard. I expected the clotted cream to be sweet, but I don't understand why the taste was savoury instead?


Lemon Chocolate Fountain
It's a nice surprise to see a lemon chocolate fountain! But I forgot to try it! :(


Teppanyaki Ice-Cream Live Station
Flavour on that day: Chocolate






Chef Live Cooking Station




Chicken and Mutton Satay

Don't miss out on their satay - They're fabulous! The meat was extremely tender! 


Satay Condiments


Laksa Station


Fantastic Laksa

Perhaps they put more coconut milk, the gravy here was very fragrant and addictive!



Smoked Salmon with Black Bread
This is my favourite here! This is my first time to see finger sandwiches in black bread. Hope to see more black bread in buffets!



Tortilla Wrap with Roasted Chicken

Arugula with Avocado & Vine Tomato

Quinda Salad with Chick Pea & Bean Salad

Spicy Tuna On Hard Roll



Har Gau

Siew Mai

Mee Tai Bak

Red Bean Pau

Egg Custard Pau




Portuguese Egg Tart

Vegetable Quiche (Left) 
Croque Monsieur (Right)

Pulled Pork Slider


This is how the ingredients looked like inside! The taste was delicious!


Pork Curry Bun with Floss



Bar Counter

Front Dining Area





Back Dining Area








Creme Brulee Tea
I love creme brulee dessert so i was really delighted to find creme brulee tea in the menu! Very light buttery aroma with a finish that tastes like caramel.


Cappucino / Regular Coffee
They served illy coffee here. Love the roasted coffee scent!


Overall Impression: Their service was quite good except the clearing of plates was relatively slow. The disappointing part in the buffet was the variety of desserts which all looked very pretty but tasted just average. To be honest, none of the dessert were outstanding. Creme brulee definitely needs some improvement. It was very dry and without much torched caramelized sugar on it. Scones were not good too. 

The rest of the food were not bad, just that I found the pulled pork sliders to be difficult to eat for high tea. Haha! I like their coffee and TWG tea selection though! Good range and quality. Overall it was still quite a nice experience with cosy ambience, worth visiting at least once.


Note: Complimentary carpark coupon provided!