Fairmont’s Asian Market Cafe (20th Feb 2014)

We went to try out Fairmont’sย 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 ๐Ÿ˜ฆ 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.ย 

The table setting

The table setting

The only seafood counter

The only seafood counter

I love seafood.

I love seafood.

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.

Kebab station

Kebab station

The lamb sticks were well marinated and juicy! Yums

Roti Prata Didn't try this thinking that it wont be so filling and oily!!  (and only $1 outside)

Roti Prata
Didn’t try this thinking that it wont be so filling and oily!!
(and only $1 outside)

Egg drop soup with seafood. Almost no ingredient inside, just starch and some egg.

Egg drop soup with seafood.
Almost no ingredient inside, just starch and some egg.

Variety of desserts, mainly asian tastes

Variety of desserts, mainly asian tastes

all the kueh kuehs

all the kueh kuehs

Egg tarts. Just the right petite size! Crispy and fragrant. must try

Egg tarts.
Just the right petite size! Crispy and fragrant. must try

With the famous durian puree.

With the famous durian puree.

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!!)

Ice kacang / ice cream counter

Ice kacang / ice cream counter

fairmont asian market cafe

Love my new twillys!

Love my new twillys!

Think overall this buffet has good variety of Asian food but I feel that it is overpriced.ย 

Address
Level 2, Fairmont Singapore, 80 Bras Basah Road

Opening Hours
Lunch
Mon – Fri: 1200 – 1430

High Tea
Sat, Sun & PH: 1230 โ€“ 1630

Dinner
Sun – Thur: 1800 โ€“ 2200
Fri, Sat & PH: 1800 โ€“ 2230

XOXO
zibbie โ™”

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