Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? As much as we love the spate of new F&B joints popping up everyday, there’s some respect to be had for a restaurant that has stood the test of time in tumultuous Singapore, and continues to keep things fresh for its loyal fans. Every month, we scope out some of your best-loved places for the new menus they’re bringing to the table.
Discover the new and improved Straits Fiesta buffet by the Ellenborough Market Cafe at Hotel Swissotel Merchant Court as the restaurant redefines meal service. Tantalising your taste buds with piquant Peranakan flavours are mouth-watering favourites such as black pepper tiger prawns, kueh pie tee, ayam buah keluak, seafood platters and more. Simply sit back, relax, and let the unlimited servings of hearty mains come your way.
In addition to reopening with a refreshing, nature-inspired look, Ginger at Parkroyal on Beach Road offers a revamped ala carte buffet showcasing the best of Singaporean flavours. Think Kam Heong and Chilli Crab, Hainanese Chicken Rice, Crispy Lamb Ribs with Thai Green Sauce, Slow-braised Beef Rendang, and so much more. You will want to leave room for dessert though, as Durian Pengat and Chendol Ice Cream (served in a fresh coconut!) are on the table too.
A new buffet line-up has also arrived at one of our favourite spots in town, Lime Restaurant at Parkroyal Collection Pickering. Titled The Best of Lime, enjoy an array of cuisines all in one place. An assortment of sushi and fresh sashimi is available, alongside Cantonese eats including roasted meats and other classic dishes. Then, get your fill of lobster and crab with the Singapore Chilli Crab and Pickering Lobster Laska before enjoying Western delights such as the Caramelised Mini Angus Beef Sirloin and Australian Lamb Chop too. Get a preview of The Best of Lime buffet this November before it returns in January 2021; Fridays and Saturdays (plus Super Lunch Sundays) are extra special as the restaurant pays homage to Singapore’s hawker culture through a special collaboration with Hong Lim Food Centre.
Having helmed the kitchen of Goodwood Park Hotel’s Chinese stalwart restaurant Min Jiang for nearly 10 years, Master Chef Chan Hwan Kee’s mastery in Cantonese and Sichuan cuisines continues to shine in the menu revamp that boasts renditions of classics and new flavours. During lunch, Min Jiang carries on the tradition of featuring a dim sum pushcart service, doling out handmade pastries and dumplings such as Steamed Pumpkin Ball and Deep-fried Homemade Squid Tofu with XO Sauce. As for dinner, tuck into renewed noodle dishes such as Stewed Wanton Noodles that feature Argentinian red prawns, as well as the Braised Noodles with Spring Onions and Ginger which spotlight flash-fried yabbies. Finally, end off your meal on a sweet note with the Deep-fried Purple Sweet Potato Crispy Milk or Chilled Hasma, Red Dragonfruit and Lemongrass Jelly with Honey Sea Coconut.
Indulge in savoury small bites of Taiwanese delights at The Salted Plum that’s all about emulating the same atmosphere as dining amongst the night markets of Taiwan. With recent additions to the $5, $10 and $15 menu, enjoy the Taiwan ‘Xiao Cai’ which features spice-pickled lotus roots, bamboo shoots and seaweed as well as the Braised Spicy Duck Wings for succulent and piquant wings. Meanwhile, the Crispy Pepper Squid and Fluffy ‘Cai Po’ Omelette will pair well with the signature purple sweet potato congee or Shiny Rice. Also, the new pocket menu of Bubble Teas may tickle your fancy; just let Instagrammable packets of Rose Infused Milk Tea with Brown Sugar Pearls or fruit-infused concoctions quench your thirst.