Lavish Buffet

Lavish Buffet

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Tino's Pizza Cafe (8 Sentosa Gateway, #01-00 The Forum Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore 098269)

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Visited on 3 April 2016 (Sun). Tino’s Pizza Cafe serves both Neapolitan and Roman style crust which best represents the traditional and creative preparation methods. Through extreme high temperature baking process, the hand crafted charred crust brings out the most of the tantalizing fresh ingredients. A simple interior cafe that serves nice Pizza!

The procedure here - Place your order and make payment at the counter first, the food will then be served to your table.

Their Menu

Since there were only 2 of us, so we go for this $39.90++ set menu that comes with 2 Soups of the day + 1 Pizza + 1 Pasta (Top up $2.50++ for each drink)

Soup of The Day: Cream of Mushroom
The Mushroom soup here was served with pita bread.

Pesto Pollo Spaghetti 
Spaghetti aglio with chunky chicken slices and tangy pesto sauce. The presentation was quite unique, being served in a mini wok / pot.

Duck Caponata 
A unique roast duck recipe with broccoli, capsicum, shredded onions and basil. I really enjoyed the pizza here, quite different from other pizzas I've tried. Their dough was really very fluffy! Overall the taste was great!

Pineapple Lemon Melon Tea
We only need to pay $2.50++ for this drink as we ordered the $39.90++ set menu. This is their signature drink, a mixture of pineapple, lemon and melon inside, really special and refreshing ice tea! Must-Order!

Caffe Latte
The caffe latte here was too creamy for our liking. But it was quite a big cup!

Overall Impression: The service here was alright. The presentation of their food and drinks were considered quite good compared to other pizza places. Pizza is the main attraction here! Soup and Pasta were decent though. The serving size was quite substantial so you're sure to leave with a full stomach. Opt for the double rumble set meal as you get a pasta, a pizza, soup for two, and with a small pop-up drinks for two as well; a good deal in my opinion. 

This place is quite small with limited seats. Do make your reservation earlier in order not to make a waste trip there. 

Friday, 20 May 2016

3 Course Set Lunch at Stellar (One Raffles Place, 1-Altitude, Level 62, Singapore 048616) Reservation: 6438 0410

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Price: 3 Course Set Lunch including Dessert Bar: $48++ per person 

Price: 4 Course Set Lunch including Dessert Bar: $58++ per person 

Note: Set Lunch is only available from Mon-Fri, 12 - 2pm. (Stellar do not open for lunch on weekends)

Opening Hours:

Lunch (Monday to Friday) 12:00pm to 2:00pm 

Dinner (Monday to Friday) 6:30-10:00pm 
Dinner (Saturday) 6:00-10:00pm 
Dinner (Sunday) 6:00-9:00pm 

Dress Code: Smart Casual 
No shorts/bermudas, and slippers/sandals

Visited on 14 April 2016 (Thurs). Award-winning Stellar (Helmed by Group Executive Chef - Christopher Millar) serves modern cuisine with an artisanal mode of preparation. This is one of the highest restaurants that stands at a peak of 282 meters up high in Singapore, boasting a spectacular panoramic view of the City and MBS! An ideal place for business lunch, special occasions, a romantic date or marriage proposals!

Enjoy sea view by the window!

Charcoal bread (Supplement $8++)
This is a must order item in Stellar! The BEST Charcoal bread that we had! Very crisp exterior with very fluffy interior, in addition to a very aromatic taste that will make u linger for more bread please.. It will be so wonderful if I can have such a nice bread for my breakfast every morning! Hahaha...

Complimentary First Amuse Bouche
(Salmon on a Baguette with Beetroot)

Complimentary 2nd Amuse Bouche
(Canelle Fruit with Capsicum)

Appetiser: Twice Baked Gruyere Souffle, Truffle Salad

This is a very popular appetiser as I noticed most of the tables ordered this. I guessed most people love to eat baked souffle especially twice baked! Double crunchy outside while fluffy inside. Complemented so well with the melted cheese! Cheese lovers will love this to the max!

Served alongside was this nice truffle salad!

Roast Kuhlbarra Barramundi, Kalamata Olives, Capsicum, Parmesan Pommes Dauphine

Parmesan Pommes Dauphine are cheesy crisp potato puffs made by mixing mashed potatoes with savoury choux pastry and deep-frying them. I really wanted to compliment their potato puffs, they were so good that I really wish to have the whole plate full of these! Haha.. The barramundi was quite tender, complemented very well with the potato puffs! Thumbs up for this dish!

Stellar Dessert Bar
Note: No more dessert bar since Sep 2016
Now only comes with 1 dessert in the set menu

Ricotta Cheesecake

Baileys Tiramisu
I was lucky that they have this baileys tiramisu in April that time. The alcohol was really strong and the cake was very soft. Overall it was incredibly great!!

White Chocolate Creme de Pot (Mini Pots)
I just love to see dessert in biscuit cone! Very nice white chocolate creme! Yummy!

Ginger Passionfruit Pudding (Shooters)
I don't like ginger. But the ginger passionfruit here made me kept went back for more!

Nicely Cut Fruits

Rum & Raisin Macarons

Strawberry Earl Grey Cake
This was my first time to try Earl Grey with Strawberry cake and it works pretty well! The only gripe which I do not like, it was served frozen.

Crepes Live Station
They have very nice crepes that comes with chocolate sauce inside the crepe. I think I had 5 of them! Hehe...

Bread & Butter Pudding with Cheese Sauce

Overall Impression: Window seat is for first come first serve basis as they don't take in special seat requests. However, they only have 1 table for 2 pax by the window. So it's not easy to get a window seat here for 2 pax unless you arrive very early. 

It's been 2 years since I've last visited Stellar and I'm glad that Stella has never disappoint me in terms of food and their dessert bar quality. I'm really impressed with their high quality desserts as there is no other place that can impress me with all their desserts till now. 

Main Course and Appetisers were equally good as well! I've nothing to complain about this place. Most fine dining food are costly & not filling. So I really like their concept of making the last course dessert to be a dessert bar for lunch. We get to try different variety of dessert & will not leave the restaurant still hungry. I hope more fine dining restaurants will have a mini dessert bar selection like Stellar too! It would be perfect if coffee or tea were included in the course as well. Fine Dining ambience with good and efficient service as well as high quality food and dessert bar! As they only have the dessert bar in buffet style on weekday lunch, so I will take leave specially in order to dine here. Hahaha.. Thumbs up Stellar!

*Highly Recommended*

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Ala Carte Dim Sum Buffet at Feng Shui Inn (10 Sentosa Gateway - Crockfords Tower, Level G2, Singapore 098270) Reservation: 6577 6688

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Ala Carte Dim Sum Buffet:

7 May – 25 June 2016, Every Saturday only

Time: 12 – 3pm (last order 2.30pm) 

Adult: S$58++  |  *Child: S$29++ (Excluding drinks)

Visited on 26 March 2016 (Sat). Exuding understated elegance and luxury, Feng Shui Inn is the perfect restaurant for discerning gourmands to enjoy authentic fine Cantonese cuisine by veteran Hong Kong chefs. Feng Shui Inn is helmed by Chinese Head Chef Li Kwok Kwong. With over 30 years of culinary experience, Chef Li has developed his unique style of cooking which fuses tradition with innovation. Their a la carte menu features popular favourites like Chinese barbeque, a wide selection of exquisite dim sum and seasonal live seafood.

Four private dining rooms are available for special and intimate occasions.

Grand Waiting Area!

A very huge chinese restaurant! When the tour group guests are here, it will be quite full house! To play safe, please make advance reservations!

4 Private Dining Rooms

Chrysanthemum Tea ($4.90++ per pax)

Chilled Marinated Salted Duck

Chilled Japanese Cucumber in Chef's Special Sauce

Crispy Pork Belly with Fermented Beancurd Paste
This was addictive!

Cantonese Soup Of The Day

Crispy Roast Duck

Soy-braised Chicken in Chinese Wine

Steamed “Siew Mai” with Flying Fish Roe

Steamed Custard Bun

Baked Barbeque Pork Puff

Crispy Yam Pastry with Seafood

Baked Barbeque Pork Bun

Wok-fried Prawns with Sweet and Spicy Soy Paste

Crispy Prawns with Fermented Beancurd Paste

Crispy Cod Fish with Chili Fragrant Salt

My Favourite here!

Stir-fried “Kurobuta” with White Pepper Sauce
I like the white pepper sauce, very peppery and aromatic with tender kurobuta meat!

Pan-fried Pumpkin Cake
The pumpkin cake was a tad dry. Like the icing sugar atop the pumpkin cake.

Hot Almond Cream

Chilled Water Chestnut Soup

Signature Baked Mini Egg Tart with Bird’s Nest 
(Limited To One Piece Per Diner)

I like the bird's nest but the egg tart itself do not have any fragrant taste.

Click the below link for their Ala Carte Menu!

Overall Impression: The buffet starts at 12pm but we arrived quite early at 11.40am. We were allowed to go in and start our buffet early. Haha. (They're not really strict in the timing) Service here was quite good initially when there was no crowd, but when more tables were filled up, the staff were seemed stressful and not much smile. 

Quite limited variety buffet selection. Food quality were between average to not bad. If you have not been to Feng Shui Inn, this is quite a good chance to go try their buffet. Otherwise can go try their Ala carte food. Price is not cheap but it's a nice experience to dine in such a big chinese restaurant at RWS!