Update 2009-This restaurant is no longer there.
Family international buffet
Ngee ann City
Level 5(opposite Seoul Garden)
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What did we take?
Aphrodisiacs….Oysters ooh lala..today’s catch is large size oysters!!
The abalone was added with some mayonaise sauce on top of it. Love the chewy fresh abalone. Yum!
This is one of my favourite , fried shishamo. There is a dash of salt and pepper at the sides.
These breaded crumbed scallop cakes are delicious. Most of the time, the fried fritters are not my thing because normally they are cold or hard or chewy but since we were one of those first customers that came when they just opened for dinner about 5.30pm, they felt like they were just fried thus, it was exceptionally hot piping yummy!
The chawanmushi this time…
tasted better…and i found out that there is a seashell at the base. So that is where the flavour came from..hmm.
There is another new addition beside the abalone, this is braised duck.Was leaping in joy when i saw it but it is “hanyir”….(ducky fishy taste) unlike my favourite braised duck here:
Look at this gigantic shitake mushroom in the sharks fins soup!
They have these mini cakes..so irresistible looking, that I took almost everything and (notice the choc trails around the plate?)even had the time to show off my artistic side by using the chocolate fondue sauce and “scribbled” on the plate (hehe!)
We went for dinner thus the price per person is about $40.(still cheaper than Carousel).
Okay , for me, this time round, the quality improved greatly (the soups, the fried fritters, the seafood is always as good, and there are new additions like abalone, braised duck, longan fruit, there is another Japanese fish which I did not catch its name beside the shishamo, there were also tiny fish roe ..which i think is caviar, they add it on top of egg salad.
What I enjoyed: Oysters, oysters….cold section: scallops , black pepper crab (but no patience), prawns,japanese hairy peas (i forgot its ori name)then eel sushi (but dare not take much cos will get full easily), sashimi (the 3 types of fish: salmon, tuna and ???) , abalone, soups, fried breaded scallops,fried salmon head, black pepper crab,mini cakes, prawn har-kow, crunchy longans,love the mocha latte and its wide range of tea bags (diy)!
Hmm, best to come when they just opened, the food is fresh and there is less people, no need to paiseh ,and more food for u..hehe!