Decadent Durian High Tea Buffet Returns to Marriott Cafe!
The annual durian season is back again! June is the peak season for durians and everyone is eager to have a taste of the King of Fruits at its best. From June 1 to July 31, Marriott Cafe is bringing a variety of durian pastries and desserts to its High Tea buffet, each meticulously handcrafted using a mix of premium Mao Shan Wang and D24 durians. We had a go at the decadent Durian High Tea Buffet and highlighted seven must-try items!
Have you heard of glutinous rice being eaten with durian? Well, neither have I but Marriott Cafe has managed to introduce Glutinous Rice with Durian and Coconut Cream! This innovative sweet treat infuses coconut cream into grainy glutinous rice and pairs it with durian puree. The cream and puree made the otherwise dry and plain glutinous rice more moist and exciting.
Another interesting sweet morsel would be the Baked Durian Strudel. Apple strudels are commonly seen but durian strudels are a dime in a dozen. Marriott Cafe’s Baked Durian Strudel sees durian mousse wrapped in layers of glazed golden-brown flaky pastry. The best way to savour this piping hot strudel is to break it in half and pop the gooey durian mess into your mouth!
The Durian Creme Brulee Tartlet was the crowd favourite at the Durian High Tea Buffet. This French treat has been given a local twist as durian is mixed into the custard filling, with the top caramelised till golden and encased in a buttery tart shell. The durian enhances the flavour of the custard, giving it an additional smoothness and sweetness which nicely complemented the crunch of the charred caramelised layer.
The Durian Bread and Butter Pudding with Coconut Sauce was my personal favourite as it had the most interesting texture- doughy yet creamy at the same time. This dessert sees luscious D24 durian puree tucked between sheets of durian custard and buttery brioche slices. The choice of Coconut Sauce on the side was also a good companion as it made the bread and butter pudding less cloying.
The Durian Cream Puff has become a staple in durian-themed desserts as the moist fragrant whipped cream, custard and durian mousse goes well with the airy French choux pastry ball. There is a reason why cream puffs remain a perennial favourite dessert amongst Singaporeans!
Soft, airy sponge cake filled with delicious durian cream and dusted with icing sugar before topping off with raspberry and whipped cream. One of the lighter items featured in the Durian High Tea Buffet menu!
And of course, not forgetting the classic Durian Mousse Cake! The velvety light mousse bore the fragrant sweetness of the durian which dissipates in the mouth. You can even taste the pulp of the durian flesh! The sponge cake itself was airy and provided a nice contrast to the more creamy texture of the mousse.
Marriott’s Durian High Tea Buffet also boosts other delicious durian desserts such as Durian Crepes, Durian Mochi, Durian Panna Cotta and more in addition to the usual High Tea buffet which specialises in tasty local delicacies. The High Tea buffet runs from 3pm to 530pm on all days of the week. Prices start at $45++ (Weekdays)/ $48++ (Weekends) per Adult and $27++ (Weekdays)/ $30++ (Weekends) per Child age 5 to 12 years old.
So what are you waiting for? Come on down and feast on the King of Fruits!
Marriott Cafe at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
Address: 320 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238865
Opening Hours: 3pm to 530pm daily.
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