The Place Located just few minutes from Farrer Park MRT, Spice Brasserie is the restaurant arm of PARKROYAL hotel along Kitchener Road which runs daily buffet for lunch and dinner. The restaurant is helmed by their new Executive Chef Low Hoe Kiat, and has also recently launched its Battle of the Crab dinner, where crab lovers can indulge in an ultimate crab feast! Available from October 2014 onwards, the Battle of the Crab Dinner is available from Thursday to Saturday at $60++ per adult and $28++ per child. From Sunday to Wednesday, Spice Brasserie offers the Taste Of Asia Dinner which is an international buffet selection at $48++ per adult and $18++ per child. The prices are very reasonable by buffet standards in our opinion, especially for the crab dinner if you love crabs madly.
The Food From authentic Singapore Chilli Crab to Black Pepper Crab, Chef Low’s signature creations also include the Slow-Braised Pumpkin Crab in Claypot and Stir-Fried Crab in Asian Spices, which we were literally salivating over throughout the course of our dinner.
The Slow-Braised Pumpkin Crab was one of our favourite dishes of the night. It was a real surprise that pumpkin sauce gravy goes so well with crab as this was our first time trying such a version. The pumpkin gravy was thick and creamy and tasted so good that we finished every bit of it. Remember to dip the fried buns in the awesome gravy. Kudos to Chef Low’s creativity!
The Stir-Fried Crab in Asian Spices was another dish to look out for, especially if you like black pepper crab as the flavour was much more stimulating on the palate as opposed to the pumpkin version.
And we could not miss our trying Singapore’s signature version, the Chilli Crab. The sweetness of chilli gravy is just right, and we must say was one of the best chilli crabs we have tried lately. The crab meat was really fresh and had a naturally sweet taste as well.
Other than the above, the Battle of the Crab Dinner also include other droolworthy versions such as the Black Pepper Crab, Salted Egg Yolk Crab, Teochew Cold Crab and Rock Salt Baked Crab.
For the Taste of Asia buffet lunch and dinner, there is the Japanese counter which has a fresh selection of sashimi and sushi, seafood selection such as oysters and mussels and live stations where the chef will whip up fried Char Kueh Teow and Carrot Cake. We also spotted the Teochew counter which has Teochew Porridge and the claypot stations with a whole myriad of dishes such as Cereal Prawns and Prawn Paste Chicken.
For desserts, we spotted an ice kacang machine where you can customise your own ice kacang, Durian cake, Nonya Kuehs and an ice-cream counter.
Rants The dessert spread could definitely be made better by having a wider variety such as more flavours for cakes, macaroons for the sweet tooth or even waffles.
Will I return again? The reasonable price of the buffet is one strong reason to be back. We would recommend going for the Battle of the Crab dinner, which we think is very value for money. There is an ongoing UOB promotion, where there is complimentary dining for one with every two paying adults for the Battle of the Crab Buffet. For the Taste of Asia dinner, the dining deal is one for one. Don’t say we never share good deals.
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Taste bud: 3.5/5
Hole in the pocket: 3.5/5
Overall Experience: 3.5/5
PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road, Lobby Level
Tel: +65 6428 3160
Daily: 12pm to 2.30pm (Lunch), 6pm to 10pm (Dinner)