9 Delicious Stations at Oscar’s 1-for-1 Dinner Buffet
One of the stalwarts in the hotel buffet scene in Singapore, Oscar’s at Conrad Centennial Singapore has long been known for the quality of their food. Serving both international and local cuisine in a cheery, casual dining room, you will be spoilt for choice amidst the variety of gastronomic delights on offer.
GOOD NEWS! From now till 30 July 2016, you can enjoy the 1-for-1 dinner promotion at Oscar’s from Sundays to Fridays with any HSBC credit card. Buffet theme for first half of July will be an International spread followed by the launch of a local-theme buffet from 11 July 2016 where a selection of local delights with Peranakan highlights will be added.
1. They shuck the oysters in front of you!
These huge Oysters were definitely the stars at Oscar’s seafood section that attracted seafood lovers for their freshness and sweet taste. Two types of oysters were available for our dinner that night. The French oysters came from the bay of Mont Saint Michel with outstanding flesh; while the live pacific oysters from New Zealand were firm in texture, and brimming with natural juices. What’s more, they are freshly shucked in front of you! Crabs, prawns, scallops and lobsters were also presented on the ice bed, which added more excitement to the seafood counter.
2. Fresh Sashimi… it’s hard to say no
I don’t usually take sashimi during buffets but who can resist such beautifully plated fresh sashimi?
3. DIY Caesar Salad
Besides having the cold cuts and salad bar, you can make your own Caesar salad! You know it’s serious stuff when the Caesar salad is tossed in a huge block of parmesan, ensuring that you get fresh chunks of nutty goodness. A handful of fresh greens adds a fresh, bright flavor, and toasted mini-croutons contribute a bit of crunch and richness together with the cheese.
And if that’s not enough, there’s also a staggering selection of ingredients you can add to your salad, along with an assortment of seafood, soup and other cold starters.
4. I totally want that piece of roast meat!
If you enjoy roasts, visit the carving station and have a chat with the chefs while they slice a piece of Roast Lamb for you.
Or, get a dish of fresh mussels marinière cooked in buttery wine sauce. The items are on rotational basis, so you may get other premium dishes like pan-fried foie gras with orange blossom honey or escargot with confit lemon
5. Extensive Chinese Food in Cassolettes
The main courses are prepared fresh in small quantities each time to ensure quality. With an extensive spread of Chinese dishes in the cassolettes, it truly felt like I was back home for dinner. While scooping some vegetable fried rice unto my plate, I went for crispy tofu with spicy sauce and petai bean, wok fried beef with long beans, celery, leek, dried chilli and oyster sauce, ngoh hiong, lady finger with minced chicken and oyster sauce, and sweet and sour pork. The menu changes daily, so patrons will always be kept on their toes.
6. Excellent Indian & Western Dishes
While I am not as familiar with Indian cuisine, the buffet line gave me a good introduction. There was cauliflower gratin, roti prata, lamb rogan josh, dhal, prawn chettinad and briyani rice. Prawn chettinad was my favourite, best relished with some rice. Lamb Rogan Josh is a Kashmiri delicacy that is robust with flavors of varied spices and lamb, came out perfectly tender.
There are also some western hot dishes such as fricassee of chicken, mixed seafood with spicy tomato basil, salmon with yellow tomato coulis and pasta with mushroom cream sauce.
7. Noodles cooked a la minute … So comforting!
In fact, don’t miss the noodle station that’s located on the terrace. With a menu of local noodle dishes such as laksa, crayfish and pork ribs noodle soup, wanton and char siew noodles that are cooked a la minute upon order, what’s there not to love?
8. Because we all have another stomach for dessert
There are other dessert items too for the sweet tooth, such as flambéed crepes suzette, homemade blueberry and maqui powder pancakes, waffles, blackforest cake, tofu and green tea panna cotta. Keeping up with the trend, Oscar’s also serve matcha fondue. The waffles station at the other corner which does excellent waffles – crispy and fluffy – goes well with maple syrup and ice cream.
9. FROM 11 JULY 2016, IT’S LOCAL DELIGHTS!
From 11 July onwards, a selection of buffet spread will feature local delights with Peranakan highlights.
Good Peranakan cuisine boils down to the skillful use of spices and exotic ingredients. Here, each dish is prepared by Chef Alex Siah with his very own recipes that were passed down from generation to generation.
Reflecting our mixed culture heritage, Ayam Buah Keluak combines tender chicken chunks with keluak that is braised with a heady mix of Nyonya spices, resulting in a fragrant gravy that bursts with flavours. Babi Pongteh may seem unassuming with subtle flavours, but the pork belly melted in my mouth. Dip a slice into their homemade belachan, and you will want to eat more!
In addition to the Peranakan food offerings, sample a taste of nostalgia with local delights such as satay, char kway teow, sweet & sour pork, carrot cake, oyster omelette etc.
What’s so special about the local food promotion? Well, I am also going to play a part! I am working with Chef Alex to come up with a unique laksa recipe that you will only get to try during this promotion. SO HURRY, BOOK NOW!
Value for money with HSBC credit cards
From now till 30 July 2016, enjoy 1-for-1 dinner buffet from Sundays to Fridays with any HSBC Credit Card. At least 2 days advance reservations are required. Offer is valid to the first 200 bookings.
Price: S$72++ (per adult) from Sundays to Thursdays, $83++ for Friday
Apart from the buffet at Oscar’s, you can also indulge in a specially curated set menu at Golden Peony. 1 dines free with every 2 adult diners, set menu is available from now until 31 August 2016.
Enjoy over 40 other 1 dines free offers with your HSBC Credit Card. To find out more, click here.
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