Lavish Buffet

Lavish Buffet

Thursday, 29 January 2015

All Day Breakfast at Food For Thought (93 Stamford Road #01-04/05 - National Museum, Singapore 178897)

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For National Museum

Visited on 24 Jan 2015 (Sat). Food For Thought is about transforming community spaces & bringing people together to enjoy Good Food for a Good Cause. They have 3 outlets (National Museum, 8 Queen Street and Botanic Gardens) 

Note: There is No 10% Service Charge!

This is the entrance for FFT @National Museum

The round marble table tops and wall mosaics remind us of the home dining tables and kopitiams we grew up with, but updated in contemporary style. I like the ambience here!

You can choose to dine at outside OR

choose to dine inside here..


Thick French Toast with Bacon ($10+)

The french toast was quite good - aromatic buttery taste, it taste even better with the clotted cream provided.

Basic Works ($9+)
The basic works come with scrambled eggs, bacon & butter brioche. As you can see, the scrambled eggs were dry and way too over-cooked, so was quite disappointed in this. I like the toasted butter brioche and bacon. 

Cafe Latte ($5+) and Add on "A Cup of Hand-Squeezed Orange Juice at $5+ with any All day Breakfast ordered

So far this is my first time to see gula melaka sugar for coffee. It's really something different and the fragrance of the sugar was fantastic.. if you put in more, it will enhance the coffee taste. Must try!

The all day breakfast were decent and the service was ok as the place was quite empty in the morning. They also serve soups & salads, burgers, sides, main course, pasta, desserts, alcohol and non-alcohol beverages, and food for the kids! 

If you're looking for somewhere simple and quiet at a comfy kopitiam style to have a decent meal, or couples that need a quieter place to chat over meal, this is the place for you!

Mon   -   Sat
10am to 10pm
(Last orders at 8.50pm)

10am to 9pm
(Last orders at 7.50pm)

Food For Thought @ Botanic Gardens
1 Cluny Road, Tanglin Gate, #B1-00, Singapore 259569 
Opening Hours
Mon  -  Sun 
8am to 9pm 
(Last orders at 8.30pm)
 (Photo from Food For Thought)

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Food For Thought @ 8 Queen Street (Near SMU/Singapore Art Museum)
8 Queen Street, Singapore 188535
Opening Hours
Tue  -  Fri : 10am - 9pm 
Sat : 9am - 9pm 
(Last orders at 8.30pm) 

Sun : 9am - 6pm 
(Last orders at 5.30pm)
(Photo from Food For Thought)

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For 8 Queen Street

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Brunch at Prive Cafe (2 Keppel Bay Vista, Singapore 098382) Reservation: 6776 0777

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For Prive Cafe at Keppel

  For Prive Grill at Keppel


                       For Prive at Chijmes                             

Visited on 11 Jan 2015 (Sun). Privé is a multi-concept F&B lifestyle venue encompassing a Waterfront Bar, a Café and a modern Grill at Keppel Island. Prive has another new outlet at Chjimes as well! I'm here for the brunch at Prive Cafe. Prive cafe is a casual dining getaway and kids-friendly with indoor or outdoor seating.

Note: Please make reservation before you go to Prive as it was crowded especially weekends!

Feel so relaxed seeing the waterfront view..

As you can see from the two photos, they have a small playground for the kids to enjoy while the parents can have their meal comfortably. No wonder this is a popular place for family!

This is the interior near the entrance..

And these are the seats inside...

Caffe Latte ($5.50++)

Privé’s Ultimate Brekkie ($20++)
2 eggs (any style), I chose scrambled eggs. With a 6-inch chicken Frankfurter (Hotdog), maple-roasted bacon, roasted Roma tomato, sautéed button mushrooms, potato rosti and housemade wholemeal toast. I thought this was a little pricey for the quantity and quality. The scrambled eggs needs some improvements. It was a tad over-cooked, not melt-in-the mouth type. Overall this was a decent breakfast... 

Eggs Royale ($16++)
English muffin, smoked Norwegian salmon, poached eggs, Hollandaise sauce. This was an excellent Eggs Royale! The poached eggs were cooked to perfection, runny with very tasty smoked salmon and the hollandaise sauce was just nice. I've tried some places that the sauce was a little sour.. A Must-Order brekkie!               

Service was average with not bad food and a waterfront view.

Prive Grill
  (Photo from Prive)

Privé Grill specializes in cooking meats to perfection using the acclaimed Spanish imported Josper grill. With an extensive menu offering carefully selected cuts, chosen for their ability to enhance the unique smokiness imparted by the Josper, diners can enjoy top quality steaks at their most flavorful. Privé Grill also features tantalizing appetizers, mouth-watering mains and decadent desserts.

Ala Carte Dinner Menu for Prive Grill  

Set Lunch Menu for Prive Grill


Prive Chijmes (Non-Aircon)
(Photo from Prive)

Privé is a casual café and bar in the centre of CHIJMES, serving up simple and approachable favourites from day to night with a lively alfreso bar amidst greenery. Privé will feature the ever-popular brunch that has become synonymous with the Privé brand including Eggs Benedict, The Ultimate Breakfast & Fluffy Pancakes. Diners can also look forward to Privé’s famous Wagyu Beef Burgers, Mushroom Soup, Fish & Chips, Stone-Baked Pizzas and not forgetting their decadent desserts and pastries.

Ala Carte Menu for Chijmes

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Taiwan Porridge Buffet at Coffee Lounge (22 Scotts Road, Goodwood Park Hotel, Ground Floor) Reservation: 6730 1746

Visited on 10 Jan 2015 (Sat). Taiwan Porridge Ala Carte Buffet + Dessert Buffet

Price: $39++ per person = Total bill of $91.80 for 2 pax

Lunch: 12noon - 2.30pm (last order 2pm)  

A popular destination for Taiwan Porridge, local fare and local high tea buffet, Coffee Lounge at Goodwood Park Hotel has been a favoured haunt of many local and foreign gourmands since its opening in 1977. If you're lucky, you might meet some local celebrities here. :)

You can choose to dine outside the restaurant, quiet and suitable for couples!

The interior of the restaurant (Actual place was quite dim)

Dessert Buffet

Passion Fruit Jelly

Lychee Cake

Cheese Cake

Pear Tart

Bread & Butter Pudding

Red Bean Soup

Tau Suan

Nonya Kuehs

Porridge with a piece of sweet potato

Sauteed Prawns with Dried Chilli

Deep Fried Pomfret with Black Soya Sauce

Sauteed Chicken with Dried Chilli

Fried Omelette with Prawns & Onions

Fried Chicken with Prawn Paste
Overall the food that I've tried here were not bad, like our home-cooked food, but nothing outstanding. The dessert buffet was quite disappointing. To me, it looks better than it taste.. The quality of their desserts were mostly below average, not much variety and none of them was memorable. So with this price of $39++ per person, I felt the price is not on par with the quality. They really need to improve in their dessert quality and quantity. This explains why the restaurant was quite empty on a Saturday, only some additional walk-in and tourists came halfway during the lunch.

Service was very good. Plates were cleared regularly and water was refilled promptly too.

I really like the cosy ambience here, it's a pity that the food and desserts were not outstanding. Hope they can improve to make me go back again......

They also offer:
Taiwan Porridge Lunch Bento
$21++ per person

Local High Tea Buffet
$28++ per adult, $14 per child (Monday to Thursday)
$33++ per adult, $16.50 per child (Friday to Sunday, eve of Public Holiday and Public Holiday)

Design Your Own Local Degustation Menu
3-Course Design Your Own Local Degustation Menu: $29++ per person
4-Course Design Your Own Local Degustation Menu: $33++ per person

The “Design Your Own Local Degustation Set Menu” showcases the best of popular Singaporean fare in 3-Course and 4-Course sets which feature small tasting portions of each dish. The menu also includes a dessert buffet.