Feast@East Buffet Restaurant
Tucked away in this hotel in Marine Parade is one of Singapore’s better buffet restaurants. Although the spread is international, the best items are the local dishes. The Peranakan items are particularly good, which is fitting considering the restaurant is located in one of Singapore’s oldest Peranakan enclaves. Feast on durian pengat, laksa, roti prata, crayfish, crabs and other local delights at consistently affordable prices.
If you’re in the East Coast area and feeling ravenous, this hotel buffet restaurant is certainly worth checking out. You get a veritable feast of local dishes, along with a salad bar and a Thai-themed starter station with various cold dishes.
While the salad bar selection could be improved, the Thai starters were very good—especially the Thai ground pork. The mains included tomato fried rice, chili crayfish, beef stew, steamed seabass and more. They had two variations of laska—laksa lemak and Penang laksa, with the laksa lemak being the better of the two. There were also two soups—the too milky pumpkin soup, and the tasty itek sio (a clear salted vegetable and pork soup); and two versions of carrot cake (chye tao kuay)—the light-colored and dark soy sauce version. Both were pretty good.
Sadly, the desserts were a bit of a letdown, with the best item being the chilled durian paste. Service was great though, and generally there’s little to complain about.
We left feeling satisfied, but perhaps we're better off sticking to more well-known and superior buffet spreads in town.
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|Address:||Feast@East Buffet Restaurant, 3/F 50 East Coast Rd., Singapore, 428769 Singapore|
|Area:||East Coast Katong and Siglap|
|Cuisine:||Asian, Buffet, Chinese, Indian, International, Local, Malaysian, Peranakan|
|Open since:||April, 2000|
|Opening hours:||Mon-Sat 6-10:30am, noon-2:30pm; daily 6-9:30pm; Sat 3-5pm; Sun 11am-3pm|
|Reservation recommended, Parking available: at Grand Mercure Roxy Hotel|
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