Good Peranakan Buffet @ Sun’s Cafe on 30May2016

my buffet plate

my buffet plate

a very good friend was celebrating an occasion & decided it was a great excuse to buy 10pax lunch at sun;s cafe oon 30.5.2016. ^^

none of us argued with him…

i have been to ah yat abalone at hotel grand pacific but never try the sun’ cafe buffet.

well, i quite enjoyed it. i think the food is quite good.

roast duck & curry chicken

roast duck & curry chicken

for me the roast duck was the best, maybe because i had a 1/2 drumstick portion each time for my 2 helpings.

duck was flavourful & the plum sauce enhanced the taste. texture of meat & skin were great.

curry chicken was probably second for me, and i made a good curry chicken myself.

curry was intense & tasty, perfect on the rice & chicken was tender. the breast meat looked slightly overcooked (usually the case & especially in buffet) c/w mine, but i had limited capacity so jus took the thighs both times la…

prawns & sotong

prawns & sotong

i took sotong first round.

the curry & sotong looked pretty, but tai kor (a good friend) & i concurred that the sotong texture felt artificial & not right. later i spied another friend having a heap of sotong on his plate. he must have liked it. 🙂

i decided to take the prawns for my second helping. it was quite competent actually. prawns were fresh, done well, slightly spicy, good competent la..

chap chai & fried kuay teow

chap chai & fried kuay teow

chap chai was usual. i think my own chap chia a lot sweeter, tastier.

kuay teow was good, got wok hae. i took just small bits for each of my first & second helping.

prawn fritters, fish, ngoh hiang

prawn fritters, fish, ngoh hiang

din try the prawn fritters.

the kembong fish looked good but was in fact the worst dish for me. tasteless, not sweet. i added some sambal etc but still bland. a friend thought it was not fresh, not sweet. i thought freshness wise ok, maybe not enuf salt to bring out the taste, no tumeric (yellow ginger) or sambal marinade before frying..

the ngoh hiang was pretty fine, especially with sambal chilli added.

i did not take a photo of the kueh pie tee. a friend brought a plate to share. i took one. it was good, especially with the chilli.

braised belly pork & assam fish

braised belly pork & assam fish

braised belly pork & assam fish

braised belly pork & assam fish

the braised belly pork did not look great, looked overcooked & the lean meat looked dried up.

i took a piece with lots of skin & fat. actually it tasted good! & the lean meat was ok.

i tried a second piece on my second helping. ok not so great. a friend thought the meat was too dry not tender.

sotong

sotong 

sotong as mentioned was a disappointment!

my buffet plate - 2nd helping

my buffet plate 

my buffet plate - 3rd helping

my buffet plate – second helping 

see i managed 1/2 duck drumstick in each of my 2 helpings. the best dish.

my buffet plate - 3rd helping

my buffet plate – second helping 

for second helping i heaped some chicken curry on my rice. a friend found it odd i was adding rice (even though it was just 1 tbsp each time). & i tried the sambal (very good) & sambal balacan (ok).

before my second helping, i took a laksa. forgot to take photo.

it was good. not out of this world, limited ingredients, no hum (cockles), shredded chicken etc. the lemak curry was intense & tasty. not as good as weiyi laksa etc, but still quite good.

also tried the pig stomach soup. everyone said very good, and i think it as very good too, very sweet. i took just small amount maybe 3 tbsp, with quite a bit if pig stomach, enjoyed it but did not want to add more.

ice kachang

ice kachang

ice kachang

ice kachang 

enjoyed my ice kachang as always.

the cream stuff was coconut cream (wrongly labeled). anyway then i realised i could make chendol too.

chendol

chendol 

so i went back to make chendol la!

thick coconut cream, flavoruful gula melaka, but no kidney beans.

i keep thinking of the GCT chendol at toa payoh lorong 8, must really go back for more. this one nearer to it but still cannot compare la…

rojak

rojak

rojak

rojak 

a friend & i decided to share some rojak.

it’s missing the best ingredients like yutiao & taupok. still quite tasty, i think i mixed it well haha, the unripe magoes, guava etc all quite nice la…

several friends were taking the red bean soup very smooth they said, no lotus seeds inside though. i decided to skip it, too much food already.

i had coffee (included in buffet). their coffee was pretty ok, quite nice flavour not those that turned bitter sitting on the warmers.

we had a good time chatting, bantering…quite good food also, maybe not really better than ellenbrught market cafe buffet, but a change & good in different aspects by comparison.

probably bring my sis here later.

the groupon voucher was S$19.90 (i made a check, sold-out currently). anyway the hotel offers S$38 1 for 1, so if you have even numbers, it is not a lot more ex than the S$19.90 groupon.

c.h.e.f andy

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Sun’s Cafe

Address

Hotel Grand Pacific, 101 Victoria Street, 188018
Cuisine

Contact

+65 63360811
Opening Hours

Fri to Sun and PH: 6.30pm – 10.00pm (Buffet Dinner), Mon to Fri: 12.00noon – 2.30pm (Buffet Lunch)

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