9 Spectacular Live Kitchens You Must Try At The Line’s Dinner Buffet
For me, The Line at Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore is the buffet to be at. I have spent many Christmas Eves at this buffet restaurant because of the hearty spread it offers and it has remained as one of Singapore’s favourite destinations for buffet lunches, dinners and Sunday Champagne Brunch since its inception in 2005.
International cuisines and heritage favourites are featured at 16 live theatre kitchens including Seafood on Ice, Western and Asian Roast Meats, Dim Sum, Fresh Salads and Soups, and an exquisite selection of cheese and desserts. What’s more, in September, they are offering a dinner buffet for 2 at S$89++ daily (except for Tuesdays and Thursdays) with any HSBC Credit Card. Here’s our favourite 9 live kitchens at The Line.
1. Freshest seafood on ice
For a start, seafood lovers will enjoy the range of delicacies offered on the ice bar. Oysters are clearly the main highlight here and they are freshly shucked. You will also enjoy fresh prawns, spinner crabs, mussels and sea scallops. Just drizzle some Tabasco and you are ready to savour them all.
2. Catch the fire on your sushi
Don’t forget to tuck in to fresh sashimi and a wide variety of hand-made sushi at the Japanese live kitchen. If you are lucky, you may be able to catch the chef flame grilling the delicious Aburi Salmon Roll with Spicy Mayonnaise before it is served.
3. Healthy salad goes a long way
Start off your feast with some salad! There is a good range of salads on rotation such as chick pea salad, smoked eel salad, salmon nicoise salad, Thai papaya salad, Greek salad, mango salad, caesar salad and much more! I was more interested in the
tauhu bakar salad featuring tofu pockets filled with crisp and fresh cucumber, bean sprouts and chopped peanuts. Don’t forget to add some rojak sauce… yums!
There is also a good selection of cheese such as Reblochon, Taleggio, Camembert, Chevre and Tommes de Savioe; as well as cold cuts such as beef pastrami, turkey ham, pork ham, smoked duck breast and pepper tuna.
4. Head straight to the Roast
Meat lovers can tuck into flavourful roasts at the carving station including Roasted Chicken or Roasted Stockyard Beef Striploin during dinner at the Western station. This 200-day grain-fed beef roast will be served with Yorkshire pudding and an artisanal homemade herbed butter. The roast beef was good, slow roasted to achieve a rosy pink centre with the meat tender and the sauce an earthy delight. Also look out for the lamb or chicken shawarma, which have been marinated for over 12 hours and are grilled to perfection.
5. That Tandoori Oven!
Biryanis are prepared by resident Indian chefs are served in claypots and sealed with a thin layer of naan made using their tandoori oven. There are also many other flavourful dishes like vegetable pulao, green moong dal, pepper lamb, butter chicken, egg prata, tandoori chicken and more.
6. Grab those sticks before they are gone
Satay is a hot seller here because the chef prepares it fresh in front of you, fanning the heat to achieve a smoky yet well marinated satay. Available in beef or chicken meat, I usually take a bunch and share it with my friends.
7. Thick and aromatic Laksa
When you need some carbs, just walk over to the noodle station at the far end of the restaurant for a comforting bowl of prawn noodles, Singapore laksa or chicken noodle soup. The thick laksa broth here is smooth, pleasantly aromatic, and sufficiently spicy. The fresh and generous toppings include prawns, taupok (fried beancurd puffs), and beansprouts. Alternatively, have a plate of roast duck rice or soy sauce chicken rice, paired with different sauces like ginger paste, chicken rice chilli sauce, dark soy sauce, plum sauce and hoi sin sauce.
8. Desserts won my heart
How can anyone resist the desserts at The Line when it is such a colourful array of sweets presented to you? Area Executive Pastry Chef Hervé Potus delights the palate of both the old and young with warm Molten Chocolate Cake at the dessert station. The cake is a blend of eight varieties of chocolate served with a homemade tonka bean vanilla sauce.
For western desserts, there are creme brulee, raspberry tart, blue berry shortcake, chocolate banana tart, rainbow roll, chocolate swiss roll, strawberry cheesecake, durian coconut cake, devil cake, truffle chocolates, red velvet cake, fresh fruit tart, etc. If you wish to eat something local, the peanut sesame ball, bandung coconut tart, nyonya kueh, pandan durian roll, bandung chiffon cake, gula melaka cake, red ruby, herbal jelly with honey and ice jelly confirm won’t disappoint!
A frozen yogurt machine which dispenses two flavours daily allows diners to create their own yogurt with more than 20 condiments to choose from, including gummy bears, raisins, nuts and chocolate chips. There is also a pretty lady who makes crepes which you can complement with your ice cream. Choice of ice cream includes coconut, hazelnut pecan, salty toffee, mocha, chocolate, strawberry, green tea, soursop and peach sorbet.
9. End the meal with our local favourite drink
No, you don’t just drink plain water while having buffet at The Line. You quench your thirst with some teh tarik! The tea is well pulled and you can even take an Instagram video of it!
HSBC’s SPECIAL PROMOTION: S$89++ for a Buffet Dinner for 2 Adults
From now till 30 September 2016, enjoy a buffet dinner for 2 at S$89++ daily (except for Tuesdays and Thursdays) 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 only valid for the first 300 bookings. Once the 1-for-1 offer ends, you can still enjoy one dines free with every three full paying adults for buffets at The Line. Alternatively, enjoy one dines free with every three full paying adults for weekday semi buffet lunch at $45++ at Waterfall Ristorante Italiano.
What’s more, enjoy over 20 other 1-dines-free offers with your HSBC credit card. To find out more, click here.
To reserve a table at THE LINE, place your bookings here
Address: 22 Orange Grove Rd, Lower Lobby, Tower Wing, Shangri-La Hotel Singapore, Singapore 258350
Phone: +65 6213 4398
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