We went to try out Fairmont’s Asian Market Cafe due to Halal food request from some of our colleagues. Initial plan was to go to Grand Hyatt’s Straits Kitchen (which I tried and it is definitely way better) but it was fully booked 😦 Fairmont’s corporate rate for the 25 of us was SGD 65 nett excluding drinks, rather steep for the food you get.
Ambiance is casual-homely. Some batik and weave basket (?) decoration. Love the fresh orchids on each table.
Prawn and scallop were good, I ate them with Tabasco sauce. Salmon sashimi was one of the only sashimi available, the other was a white fish which I didn’t try. The salmon sashimi was decent, fresher than most cheap chain sushi outlets but the slicing skill needed to be improved. I was very happy to see oysters as I love raw oysters! But the oysters had a fishy after taste despite me serenading them with passionate tobasco sauce. So disappointing.
The lamb sticks were well marinated and juicy! Yums
Durian fans would be elated to find this dessert dish. Tasted like real durian but I find it too sweet, way too sweet for my liking. I paired it with chop almonds (from the ice kachang / ice cream table) and papadum (yes weird but the durian was just toooooooooo sweet!!)
Think overall this buffet has good variety of Asian food but I feel that it is overpriced.
Level 2, Fairmont Singapore, 80 Bras Basah Road
Mon – Fri: 1200 – 1430
Sat, Sun & PH: 1230 – 1630
Sun – Thur: 1800 – 2200
Fri, Sat & PH: 1800 – 2230