Below Par Semi Buffet @ Equinox L70 Swissotel on 15Jul2016

my plate

my plate 

equinox used to be my favourite buffet destination.

i like the semi buffet arrangement, where the main course is a fine dining ala carte order. especially when i hardly take any main course at buffets as they are the food warmers variety & invariably not great.

the other place i thought semi-buffet is better quality than equinox is the mezze lunch at one ninety at four seasons.

one ninety of course more ex c/w with equinox S$59pax with 50% feed @ raffles discounts.

my one ninety post was 3 yrs ago & no post on equinox, so have not been to equinox like 4 yrs?? basically avoid buffet la…if i can…

singapore river - view from equinox level 70

singapore river – view from equinox level 70 

the other advantage of equinox is of course it’s great vantage, superb view! 🙂

of MBS, padang, raffles place etc…

raffles place - view from equinox level 70

raffles place – view from equinox level 70 

on this day i went with my sis for the semi buffet lunch on 15.7.2016. ^^

amex is varying the feed @ raffles discounts so will be 35% instead of 50% discount come 1.8.2016. so i thought i come with my sis 1 last time before the change in discount kicks in.

equinox - level 70 swissotel

equinox – level 70 swissotel 

many people thinking that as well?

buffet spread

buffet spread 

well after 4 yrs absence from this place, it’s like 面目全非. buffet spread halved??

the other side which used to host the cooked small plate dishes & cheese board are now tables & chairs.

sushi

sushi 

there’s the usual sushi.

ok average stuff. i didn’t take much before not taking much now, just the unagi & one maki.

sashimi

sashimi 

same sashimi. i just take the belly.

my plate

my plate 

oysters were quite nice, fresh & sweet.

my sis loved the crabs. i took a few. she took many more! 🙂

unagi sushi topped with caviar

unagi sushi topped with caviar 

they had the caviar & tobiko. din have these before.

i piled some caviar on the unagi.

maki topped with tobiko

maki topped with tobiko 

& some tobiko on the maki.

crab claws

crab claws 

the cold crab not too bad la…

pan-fried barramundi

pan-fried barramundi

pan-fried barramundi

pan-fried barramundi 

some how the mains also did not feel as good as before. psychological?

barramundi was ok i supposed, but i though it was a lot better previously…

belly pork

belly pork 

belly pork & pumpkin mash passable also.

belly pork

belly pork 

not particularly impressive taste wise. texture ok did not impress either.

fruits

fruits 

there were some fruits. run of the mill & not sweet, so just took watermelon. 🙂

dessert

dessert

tried some cakes.

soft ice creams

soft ice creams 

also the soft-serve ice cream, pretty good, not too sweet.

soft ice cream & cakes

soft ice cream & cakes

cakes also not too sweet. quite nice actually.

cakes

cakes 

took some apricots, dates. sis took some fig also which i tried.

cappuccino

cappuccino 

& cappuccino & tea part of the buffet.

at 50% discounts lunch was S$29.50pax. not really bad but quite poor c/w before.

for this mediocre food, i think even the square & ellenborough market cafe are better so for me no point coming back even at 50% discount so forget about 30% discount from 1.8.2016.

c.h.e.f andy

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