We headed down to le meridian hotel for their dinner buffet.. And as part of the buffet, everyone gets A lobster per person done in 4 different styles :
Samabal, braised, cheese and superior stock. Since there was 4 of us, we picked alll but braised.
Lobster in Superior Broth
On top of that, we also have free flow of crab done in many styles: of which we chose :
Salted Egg Yolk Crab
Black Pepper Crab
And ok a picture of the buffet table:
And of course to end the night:
Verdict: 3/5 of us will only return for the sashimi.. I enjoyed the swordfish and salmon sashimi 🙂
The lobsters were just ok.. But the crab, among all, I think we enjoyed the salted egg yolk and the chilli crab the most! But ok not the best
The desserts were just mediocre.. But ok I guess that’s buffet style of things 🙂
Le Meridian Hotel
100 Orchard Road
So we are back to try, as previously mentioned, my colleague is on his quest to eat this all you can eat steamboat!
I am quite excited as this will be my first hong kong style of steam boat!
The practice here is that, you kind of make your own dipping sauce for the steam boat! such a huge array to choose from!!
Interesting base! I never knew century eggs could be used as soup bases!
Taiwan Meat ball
Indeed the Taiwanese style of meat ball is so different from the Singapore one. Its not only bigger, bouncier, less meatier taste, but it does absorb the soup base quite well!
I decided to be adventurous and tried this that they sweared by that is the best steamboat dish ever! But i am sorry it still has that intestine taste.. i didn’t really like it .. but ok at least i tried!
One pleasant surprise that went well with the steamboat, was Ostrich meat! It was surprisingly yummy and tender! it tasted like a mix between beef and chicken!
this has been a wonderful encounter with hong kong style steamboat!
I do look forward to it!
Tak Hing Restaurant 德興酒家
9-13 O’Brien Road,,
we graciously got invited by my mum’s friend to her birthday celebration at Private Affairs 🙂 I must say we went in with an empty stomach, and left rolling out of the restaurant. We had the Buffet Brunch and it was awesome!!!
My favourite was the Eggs Benedict! I loved how he charred the Hollandaise sauce. His wagyu Beef Burger as well – just awesome the truffle mayo! Just I think I couldnt really enjoy it since I was so stuffed. My mum’s friend was very well acquainted with the main chef, so we also ended up getting alot of freebies and things not on the menu.
I will let the pictures do the talking
menu for the day
Yoghurt and Berries Espuma
Chocolate Chip Muffins and Scones
berries jam. basil creme fraiche. Marmalade
oysters from buffet table – papaya seed powder and papaya seed dressing, smoked miso with yuzu jelly, namjin dressing, rice vinegar and coriander marination, tabsaco caviar, nikka and lychee caviar
Eggs Bene with sausages
Cured Salmon Carpaccio with pickled leek, avruga, salmon roe, black garlic vinaigrette
Foe gras mousse with hazelnut crumbs and basil gel
pan fried prawn
Goat Cheese mousse – vin ripen cherry tomatoes, argame oil & pomegranate vinaigrette
Alaskan King Crab cake with mango cilantro salsa, peanut & laksa leaf vinaigrette
Kurobuta pork ribs with confit onion, arugula tossed in papaya seed dressing
Chef Special: Roasted beef
Seared Hokkaido Scallops with cauliflower puree, avruga and yellow curry emulsion
Pan fried Foie gras with apple espuma, caramelised apple and balsamic reduction
Waguy beef burger with balsamic onion balls, chips, truffle mayo + specially for us (Foie Gras)
Sweetlips – miso glazed fish with mustard emulsion
Sous vide-roasted Chicken (White sausages, brussel sprout in Foie gras cream sauce)
Entire Tier of Dessert
Rasberry Chocolate tart. Green tea red bean mousse. Sesame Ice cream
Passion Fruit Cheese Cake
Very aptly phrased. Coffee is my life
Chocolate dipped strawberry
tree hanging all the chocolate dipped strawberries and marshmellows
Oyster buffet table
I overall enjoyed the experience and would return again!
But I do hear that they will be moving next year to a more central area … so I would return and look forward to another meal of chef Paul’s creations 🙂