Tantalizing Thai Favourites at [email protected] Buffet Restaurant, Grand Mercure Roxy Singapore
From now till 3 November 2013, [email protected] Buffet Restaurant presents Thai cuisine favourites on the buffet line. The festival will feature an array of popular Thai dishes including Tom Yum Goong and Pad Thai, delicious appetisers including spicy Thai herb salad with sea bass, and prawn spring rolls, as well as mouth-watering desserts such as sticky rice with mango and steamed pumpkin custard. I attended the media tasting last week and tried a variety of Thai dishes that they are offering in the buffet.
The appetizers gave a good spicy kick with the chef being very generous with the chilli and spices. I really enjoyed the Pomelo Salad (Yam Som Oh) and Green Papaya Salad (Som Tam). Pomelo pulls apart easily and the pulp of pomelo has such a crunchy and popping texture that goes well with the typical Thai flavorings. And the papaya salad is very spicy, sour, savoury and sweet. The ingredients given were of good quality and very fresh. We can’t stop eating it; even though we were snuffling and sweating like mad!
Because the appetizers were great, we kinda set a higher expectation and was disappointed that its Tom Yum Soup was too bland for our liking. Thankfully, its Thai Prawn Cake was deep fried to crispy perfection and served with a spicy dipping sauce.
The red curry with beef was creamy and rich, with a spicy heat that wasn’t overwhelming and plenty of slices of excellent quality meat. If you are not sure you’re ready to tackle the Red Curry Beef, there are a number of other traditional tastes to try such as Minced Pork with Basil (Pad Grappao Moo), Stir fried prawn with Thai Basil (Goong Ka Pao), Stir Fried Chicken with Cashew Nut & Dried Chilli, Stir Fried Egg Plant with Basil.
Deep-frying whole fish is very popular in all parts of Asia; it creates a lovely, crunchy crust that goes well with strongly flavored sauces. Deep fried Seabass in Thai Chilli is what epitomises the Thai philosophy – sweet and sour. Nevertheless, the crispy fish is beautifully fresh, I wished it would be more spicy.
Its pad thai is incredibly fragrant and has a lovely sweet tang. My only complaint is, the noodles is sticking to itself. Oh and there is also pineapple rice if you like.
We had a platter of thai desserts to end the meal and this includes Thai Glutinous Rice with Mango, Thai Deep Fried Banana Fritter , Mocked Jackfruit with Feet, Glutinous fingers with palm sugar, Tako. Love its goreng pisang the most as the sweet bananas has a very appealing contrast with the well-fried, crispy batter.
Monday to Sunday (Lunch)
Adult: $43 | Child: $22 | Senior Citizen: $35 nett
Monday to Thursday (Dinner)
Adult: $46 | Child: $23 | Senior Citizen: $36 nett
Friday to Sunday & Public Holiday Eve
Adult: $48 | Child: $24 | Senior Citizen: $38 nett
[email protected] Buffet Restaurant
Address: 50 East Coast Road, Grand Mercure Roxy Level 3
Tel: 6340 5665