Melt Café – International Buffet with One of the Best Indian Spreads
August is going to be special when you dine at the Melt Café in Mandarin Oriental Singapore. Here’s why: they are having a promotion of S$88++ FOR 2 PAX with any HSBC card.
Close to Suntec City, the newly refreshed Melt Café will impress both crustacean-lovers and meat-lovers with an extensive variety of premium items. Look forward to the roast and carving corner, as well as live gourmet stations and the attractive pastry theatre you cannot miss! Plus, the Indian spread here is really impressive and there is a tandoori oven in the restaurant to ensure that you get fresh naans to complement the delicious curry!
The dining experience is complemented with a comprehensive variety of the finest crustacean on ice such as crabs, prawns, crayfish, mussels, and oysters. The seafood counter is really attractive, with a range of shellfish and crustaceans stacked neatly.
In this hot weather, it will be a good idea to start off with the delectable cold station, featuring salads, appetisers, sashimi, sushi and charcuterie paired with a selection of homemade breads. They have chicken salad, duck breast salad, potato salad, couscous salad, mushroom salad etc. There is also cold soba on a bed of ice.
The vibrant, intensely colourful world of Indian food has an ever-increasing fan base in Singapore. If you are a fan of Indian cuisine, be prepared for a special treat at Melt Café.
The much-loved Indian cuisine remains a top favourite here as the chefs really bring the true essence of Indian culinary experience in a contemporary style. Sink your teeth into a range of classic dishes like Jeera Rice, Dal Tadka, Palak Paneer, Lal Maas, Butter Chicken, Mixed Vegetable Curry, Baigan Masala and Aloo Chutney Wale.
Palak Paneer is always my favourite. The homemade cottage cheese is cooked in spinach with a smooth and uniform texture. The Butter Chicken delivered a sweet, buttery and fragrant taste of the traditional spices like coriander, cumin, cinnamon and cilantro. A delicacy from Punjab, it goes well with Garlic Naan. Freshly baked naans tasted sooooo good!
Besides Indian cuisine, there are also European and Asian spreads, offering a variety of soups, vegetables, rice and meats. The braised beef stew in the European section is fork tender with rich gravy. You might also like the light saffron seafood stew and lamb shank. For the Asian spread, I was quite happy to see some Thai dishes like tom yum goong and pandan chicken. The wok fried hot bean prawns is specially fresh and crunchy.
At the Roast Section, there are roast beef and roast chicken. Look at that layer of fat on the roast beef. How tempting…
If that is not enough, head to the alfresco area to enjoy a special barbecue showcasing grilled lamb and beef steaks as well as seafood and roasted vegetables during dinner.
A new dish that is added to the buffet line is the drunken prawns. The waiter will pour the rice wine over the fresh prawns and cook them a la minute. It was undeniably delicious.
As we walked into the dessert corner, there was already an aroma lingering in the air. “CREPES,” I exclaimed. I have a weakness for crepes. You can choose to add in fillings like nutella or custard. I like it plain with maple syrup. Life is simple.
Honestly, I was very impressed with the award-winning pastry theatre, where dainty desserts and irresistible cakes were laid out for a visually appealing feast. Everything is made in-house with ingredients from both the East and West. The chocolate fondue with fresh fruits lends a sweet touch, complemented by an enticing selection of cakes and ice cream.
Choose to go with an assorted artisanal cheese platter for the perfect finale, paired with a stellar selection of wine available from the restaurant’s new eclectic wine wall.
We liked everything at this lovely pastry theatre. It should make dessert-lovers very happy. There was also an exquisite patisserie counter with a colourful myriad of tantalising delights available for purchase.
HSBC’s Dine for Two: S$88++ (Sunday to Wednesday) and S$98++ (Thursday to Saturday)
From now till 31 August 2016, enjoy a dinner buffet for 2 at S$88++ (Sunday to Wednesday) and S$98++ (Thursday to Saturday) with any HSBC Credit Card. Please quote “HSBC Dines for 2” when placing your reservation. Reservations are required at least 2 days prior and is subject to availability. This offer is not valid on 8 and 9 August 2016 and is only valid for the first 300 bookings.
What’s more, enjoy over 40 other 1 dines free offers with your HSBC Credit Card. To find out more, click here.
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Mandarin Oriental – Melt Café
Address: 5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square, Singapore 039797
Phone: +65 6885 3500
Email Address: [email protected]
Breakfast: 6.30 am to 10.30am
Lunch: 12 pm to 2.30 pm (Mondays to Saturdays)
Brunch: 12 pm to 3 pm (Sundays)
Dinner: 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm
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