We have recently published celebrating CNY with a sit-down meal at Park Hotel Clarke Quay, but we know you might want buffet. Amara Singapore Welcomes The Year Of Dog with both sit-down dinner and buffet at their Grand Ballroom and Element on Tras Street respectively.
Amara Singapore is located in the heart of Tanjong Pagar which is very accessible via both MRT and bus.
Amara Singapore Welcomes The Year Of Dog
Amara Singapore welcomes The Year of Dog with a mixed of traditional all-time CNY favourites and Western items to spice up the variety, after all it is buffet, diners would certain welcome them. Some highlights.
The Chinese New Year Reunion Dinner is available on 15 February, 6pm at the Grand Ballroom, level 3 with 8-course menu with either the Golden Prosperity at $68++ or Joyous Abundance at $88++ to choose from, minimum 6 persons per table. If dinner prefer to have some privacy, the Imperial Fortune reunion package at $1888++ for 10 persons is equipped with family karaoke system in each room too.
We have the opportunity to savour some of the highlights. First to make its appearance was the Chilled Angel Hair Pasta with Truffle Oil and Kombu. We are sure most would enjoyed this Truffle dish though we find the pasta a little too soft.
Next coming up are 2 salmon dishes; Homemade Mandarin Orange Salmon and Homemade Beetroot Salmon. Personally, I didn’t find them wow though palatable.
Followed by the Drunken Chicken which is in its natural flavour.
The last starter was the refreshing crunchy Cucumber with Sesame Dressing.
Coming up next are the Mains. Starting with the Roasted Chicken with Spicy Sichuan Sauce. A common dish with a twist, Spicy Sichuan sauce. However, we could hardly savour the Sichuan element. Perhaps, we should pick those pieces that got soaked in the sauce.
Something unique is the Smoked Duck with Camphor and Tea Leaves. Smokiness infused flavour to the duck meat.
Black Pepper Crayfish was a crowd favourite and at the same time a safe choice at the table.
Instead of offering only pure Chinese dishes, Beef Bourguignon added to the assortment, giving an alternative at the spread.
Most of all, the most underwhelming dish is the Vegetarian Treasure Pot (Pen Cai). Why vegetarian Pen Cai? I would certainly prefer it to be a pot of seafood goodness instead. On the flip side, it certainly make a good option for the Vegetarian though.
An array of Chempedek Desserts will be available at the dessert station.
Expect to find the mediocre Chempedak Butter Cake and Swiss Roll.
Chempedak Agar Agar and Pudding were pretty refreshing and lightly sweet.
Lastly, diner choice is the Chempedak Creme Brulee which found favour among most diners. The creaminess of the Chempedak together with its unique sweetness augmented the creme Brulee.
Aside the Creme Brulee, I enjoyed the Chempedak Cake too.
Lastly for Chinese New Year, surely we want some Chinese dessert too. Amara Singapore offers the Pomelo Tang Yuen dominated by mint scent.
Like most meals, Amara Singapore Welcomes The Year Of Dog With All-Time CNY Favourites has its hits and misses too. Overall, we rate them decent.
165 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore
Tel: +65 6879 2555
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