Lavish Buffet

Lavish Buffet

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Dancing Crab (1 Harbourfront Walk, #03-10 Vivo City, Singapore 098585) Reservation: 6222 7377

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(This is for Vivo City Outlet)

Opening Hours: DAILY

Lunch: 11:30am - 3:00pm

Dinner: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
           (Last order 9:30pm)

Visited on 5 March 2016 (Sat). Dancing Crab is one of the ventures by the TungLok group that serves country-style Cajun seafood.  New Orleans, Louisiana is known for its happy atmosphere, lively music, and high spirits, so you will find this place very fun-loving and not at all boring. Dancing Crab sources its shellfish from the same vendors used by group's best seafood restaurants, offering a wide range, from Boston lobster to Dungeness crab.

As you walk inside the restaurant, you will see a delightful mess on each table. This is definitely a great place to eat, drink, and be merry!

Ultraviolet Berry Lemonade ($4.50++)
When the staff served the drink, it was in blue colour. After they pour something in, it changes to this violet colour!

Live Seafood!

Self-service at the water dispenser is provided!

We were seated at the upper deck and they have tables at the lower deck too, if you want to have more privacy and window seat with a sea view!

They will provide you with a disposal apron! But still.. try not to wear white!

Latte ($4.50++)
A very small cup of Latte from Nespresso coffee.

Waffles & Strawberry Ice-Cream ($7.00++)
Very nice presentation but their waffles were way too over crispy, to the extent of being hard to cut even with the knife or fork. 

  Combo Bag #01 ($88++)
I like the way they placed a big plastic cover on each table and the staff will pour everything on the table, and we just eat like this with our bare hands. We chose Combo Bag #01 that consists of 1 Sri Lankan crab, 300g Prawns, 250g clams, Potatoes, Corn & Sausages with a choice of their signature sauce - Beurre Blanc (A creamy sauce made with butter, onions, and vinegar or lemon juice) (Extra Sauce at $2.00 per saucebowl) I really love their clams and crab so much, especially the clams; they were so fresh and juicy! Dip with the sauce and it will just make you go WOW... This sauce will really blow you away!!! The price is a little steep but you will not regret it. Plus, it's really shiok to eat with your bare hands right off the tabletop!

Choose One Of The Sauce Provided

Alaskan King Crab Legs (Min 250g) ($13++ per 100g)
This is the quantity for the 250g. I thought it was quite funny to have the seafood served in a big wok, but it was something different. Everyone should appreciate a little creativity, isn't it? We chose the Zesty Garlic Butter sauce for this. The sauce was a little tangy with aromatic garlic and butter taste. I was not used to the sourness initially, but I started to love this sauce gradually.. My first time having king crab legs with this kind of special sauce and I truly enjoyed it to the max!!

Their Signature - Dungeness Crab (Seasonal Price)

When we checked with the staff, the smallest dungenss crab is at 1.3kg which cost $156!!! Omg.. but since with the Amex Platinum card, we're entitled to 50% off for two pax. So we decided to try this expensive crab. True enough, it was really full of succulent crab meat which is why it is so costly, but we eat until very shiok!  You can choose one of the sauce provided. I personally still preferred Beurre Blanc sauce (Creamy Butter Sauce)

Popular: Flaming Moonshine Tiger Prawns 
(Min 500g, $8++ per 100g)

The chef will pour the alcohol onto the prawns to enhance the taste!

And here are the 500g of yummy flaming tiger prawns with alcohol taste at $40++! This is a popular item at Dancing Crab! Must-Try!

Served with Wasabi Katsuo Sauce, Sweet Wine Chilli Sauce and Lemon Pickled Chilli Sauce

White Clams (Min 250g, $2.50 per 100g)

This is the quantity for 250g at $6.25++. You can order more if you find these too little. The clams at Dancing Crab were very different, extremely succulent and big clam meat! Complemented so well with the Beurre Blanc (Creamy Butter) sauce! Yummy!!!

Grilled Butter Roll ($2++ per piece)

This is a HOT Favourite item! I can tell you this is the BEST BEST BEST grilled butter roll! Very crunchy with extremely fragrant butter taste! I really wish to eat 10 pieces if my stomach can fit in! Hahaha.. Order as many as you can!

There were 2 types of HOT sauces on each table for the super spicy lovers. Warning: The Sriracha chili sauce is VERY spicy!

Overall Impression: This place is usually full-house during weekends but I can see they're trying their very BEST to provide good service to everyone. As it was my first time trying dancing crab, I asked quite a few questions before placing my order. But the staff still managed to answer all my queries patiently. There were 3 tables having birthday celebrations on that night and in order to surprise them, the restaurant will suddenly change the music to "Get The Party Started" by Pink! And a few staff will then clap their hands while bringing the cake over to that table with the lively music. This made some of the other diners in the restaurant including myself,  clapping hands together and it just made the whole atmosphere really enjoyable!

The only gripe that day was the waiting time for the coffee and dessert which was really very long. My observation: They served seafood much faster than other stuff. Food quality definitely did not disappoint us, very fantastic!!! I was so lucky to see an ex-mediacorp male artise and a current mediacorp female artise at different tables on that day. Maybe you can try your luck at this place too if you're a fan of mediacorp artises. Haha!! This place is really popular for friends and family gatherings! :)


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(This is for Orchard Central Outlet)
Orchard Central #07-14/15
181 Orchard Road
Singapore 238896
Tel: +65 6509 1878

Opening Hours: DAILY
Lunch: 11:30am - 3:00pm

Dinner: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
(Last order 9:30pm)

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(This is for The Grandstand Outlet)

The Grandstand 200 Turf Club Road
(Old Turf Club in Bt. Timah)
#01-20/21 Singapore 287994 
Tel: +65 6466 3303

Opening Hours: 

5.00pm - 10.30pm (Dinner Only)
(Last Order: 10.00pm)

11.30am - 3.00pm (Lunch)
(Last Order: 2.30pm)

5.00pm - 10.30pm (Dinner)
(Last Order: 10.00pm)

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Sunday Brunch Buffet at Prego (80 Bras Basah Road - Fairmont Singapore, Level 1, Singapore 189560) Reservation: 6431 6156

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New Prices from 25 Sep 2016:

$98++ per adult / $49++ per child, inclusive of free flow non-alcoholic beverages  

$108++ per adult, inclusive one glass of Berlucchi

$128++ per adult, inclusive of free flow Berlucchi ‘61 Brut Franciacorta, Italian signature cocktails, house wines, draught Tiger beer, juices and soft drinks.

Amex Platinum Credit Card Holders & The Far Card Members are entitled to the discount below: 
(No Blackout Dates)

Number of diners
Usual member reductions
Member plus 1 guest (2 adults)
Member plus 2 guests (3 adults)
Member plus 3 guests (4 adults)
Member plus 4-9 guests (5-10 adults)
Member dining alone

Operating Hours:


Monday to Saturday - 11:30am to 2:30pm

Sunday Brunch Buffet:

Sunday - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Early Bird Dinner:

Daily - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Ala Carte Dinner:
Daily - 6:00pm to 10:30pm

Visited on 28 Feb 2016 and 11 Sep 2016 (Sun).

Prego has been around for so long since 2007 and we finally decided to give it a try on their Sunday Brunch Buffet. 

Prego is an Italian Trattoria and is one of Singapore’s favourite Italian restaurants that offer diners an authentic Italian family style dining experience. Chef Antonio Facchinetti has recently revamped the whole menu. Pamper your palates with a refreshing Italian Sunday Brunch featuring a lavish array of marinated antipasti, Italian farm cheeses, as well as pasta and risotto prepared à la minute. 

A pleasant culinary surprise awaits as the seasonal bars showcasing classic favourites like Wagyu Beef Carpaccio with Truffle Bread Crumble changes every month. From perfectly-grilled Salmon Fillet to Lamb Rack and Beef Sirloin, take your pick at the ‘live’ station and delight in succulent meats and seafood at leisure, as their master chefs serve you at your table. Other highlights include a seasonal dessert bar and ‘live’ station that showcases the best Italian produce. 

Waiting area - You can take a seat at the sofa if you're early. Their procedure here: Tell them your reservation details upon arrival and they will write on a small paper at their counter to note the queue order.

You will be greeted by the dessert station when you enter the restaurant.

These are the front sofa seats facing dessert station area.

This is the 2nd seating area (Non-Sofa seat)

Note: The Live Band has ceased since Aug 2016
And this is the 3rd seating area, with sofa and non-sofa seats. Here is also where the live band section is, for those who love to listen to live music performances while eating. And surprisingly, although we were sitting in front of the live band, it was not noisy at all. We can still comfortably hear each other talking. The music volume was not loud so don't be afraid to sit here. 

An awesome live performance by the band of that day, with Vocalist - Ms Lou Pei Xin from the Channel 5 singing competition "The Final 1 - Season 2".  Very soothing vocals! It was really a pleasure to listen to while enjoying the buffet! 

And these are the seats in the last seating area.

Wine bar (above) and beverages counter (below)

Nice Cappucino! 

Good Regular Coffee!

Orange Juice!

Note: They have revamped their whole menu. Below food items are for your reference.

Oven Roasted Barramundi Fillet, Cherry Tomatoes, Capers, Black Olives

Pan Seared Ocean Trout, Marinated Capsicum, Bagna Cauda

Baked Sea Bass, Olive Oil, Crushed Potatoes, Asparagus, Lemon Butter Sauce

Crispy Calamari, Spiced Tomato Salsa, Lemon
They have very nice calamari here! Must-Try!

Sauteed Prawns, Onion, Garlic, Tomato Sofrito, Creamy Polenta
 The prawns were extremely succulent with very aromatic creamy polenta!

Roasted Leg of Lamb, Farro Salad, Roasted Capsicum, Lime Juice

Risotto Saffron, Pan-Seared Scallops, Balsamic Glaze

Dessert Station on 28 Feb 2016

Finger Orchard

Fruit Tartlet 

 Dessert Station on 11 Sep 2016

Chocolate Tart

Love the chocolate tart so much!

Strawberry Panna Cotta

Baba Au Rum

Chestnut Tart


Fruit Tartlets

Mango Tartlets

Hazelnut Pudding

Cream Puff

Their Tiramisu was very good with appropriate espresso "punch", generous cocoa powder, soft and creamy texture!

Very Rich but shiok Chocolate Mousse!

Cappucino d' Antonio
This is my first time seeing cappucino dessert presented in this way, cappucino foam with a piece of  aromatic cappucino jelly! 

Pine Tarts

Apple Mousse Cake
Love this apple mousse cake so much! Not only was the appearance attractive, but also the taste - with a little bit of apple sourness, very refreshing taste!

Chocolate Mousse Cake
Very rich, velvety chocolate cake! 

Mini Almond Biscotti

Assorted Cookies

Raspberry Sorbet

Pistachio Gelato

Chocolate Gelato

Vanilla Gelato

Antipasti station 
(Not sure if we can try all the ham hanging above?) ;P


Smoked Salmon

Tuna Salad

Seafood Salad

Quinoa Salad

Potato Salad

Chicken Salad

Note: All their salad here were fantastic and very appetising! Ingredients tasted authentically Italian too!

Beef Carpaccio

Octopus Carpaccio
This is my favourite at Italian restaurant and so happy it's unlimited serving! Nice!

They have very nice selection of bread here!

Goat Cheese


Chilled Prawns/Mussels/Clams

Fresh Oysters



Cold Cuts Section

Live Carving on 26 Feb 2016: Pork Ribs

The pork ribs here really blew us away! They were very tender and tasty! The meat just slides off the bones!!! Must-Try!

Live Carving on 11 Sep 2016: Roasted Beef

Potato Wedges 

Seabass in Salt
The fish was so fresh and eat it while it's hot. The fish meat was extremely tender!

Mixed Vegetables

DIY Salad Station

Creamy Penne (Left)
Spaghetti Bolgnese (Right)

French Fries (Left)
Chicken Nuggets (Right)

Overall Impression: It depends on which staff serving you, some were infectiously cheery while some were without any smile. We were lucky to be served by a staff "Linda" who was very efficient and always with a smile on 11 Sep 2016!

We were really awed by the huge place and the huge food selection here, with many antipasti, tasty salad, ala-carte pasta and so many other main dishes to choose from. We didn't have enough stomach space to try out their many pasta dishes as pasta are very filling but it's their signature, so do try their pasta if you can! Desserts were mostly very good too! Overall, good quality food and desserts at Prego!

They used to have a live band that made the whole dining experience a very great one. Now without the live band seemed a tad dull. Nevertheless, the nice food and desserts still made a very enjoyable Sunday Brunch for our dining experience here. Do give it a try if you're craving for some authentic Italian cuisine!


Click the link to see all their menu (Subject to changes for buffet)