Keywords: Lunch - Sit down buffet - Halal - Hong Kong flavours
Month of visit: October 2021
Buffet spread at Peppermint, Parkroyal Collection, Marina Bay.
Peppermint is a halal certified restaurant within the grounds of Parkroyal Collection, Marina Bay Singapore which was formerly known as AquaMarine. For the entire month of October, the restaurant will be serving dishes from a wide menu selection including a special menu with Hong Kong flavours.
Peppermint is located on the lobby level of the hotel.
This all you can eat buffet is priced at $65++ per adult for lunch seatings and $88++ for dinner seatings. Children will only need to pay half the amount. The restaurant is spacious and has large windows which overlook the urban garden of the hotel.
Well-lit restaurant overlooking an urban garden.
The table set up was rather simple; a glass of water per diner, a shared jug of water, condiments, sugar and creamer sachets were found on the table. The ordering process was hassle free, we only had to scan a QR code to access an online form where we were asked to indicate our food choices. Overall, the ordering process was efficient although we realised some of our orders were lost when we ordered too many items at once.
Table set-up and QR code to an online order form.
We always opt for bread and soup to start our buffets. During our visit, the soup of the day was a cream of cauliflower soup with smoked salmon and we had found it to be delightful. The chawanmushi was also commendable, the steamed egg was mixed with crabmeat to enhance the flavour.
Starters to begin the buffet.
A selection of cold appetisers included a sushi platter, salmon and tako sashimi as well as a seafood on ice bowl were available. For dinner, oysters and lobsters will be included in the menu.
A medley of cold appetisers.
The sashimis were extremely fresh and we had multiple rounds of it. Unlike other buffets which give small portions, each portion here is relatively large so do order slowly.
Sashimis and seafood on ice.
Some of the Hong Kong flavours include traditional quail egg siew mai, rice rolls with clam and braised mushroom & fish puff. These items were very tasty and we liked them even though we are not familiar with these dishes. Other dishes include HK braised Angus beef brisket, har lok (prawn in soy glaze), Kowloon claypot duck, Aberdeen boat noodle, glutinous rice in beancurd skin and braised fish collar with orange peel.
Hong Kong flavours included in the menu.
For those who prefer Western and Continental delights, they may opt for honey glazed chicken with barley corn, pan seared barramundi, chicken quesadillas, black mussel with garlic and octopus cooked in Spanish broth. As with all the cold seafood, the barramundi was very fresh. We were not able to try other items such as roasted veal, bolognese pasta, lamb parmentier, tomato biryani and seafood laksa among others.
Western and European options.
To wrap up the buffet, a selection of desserts were included such as fruit platter, bolo bun, HK Put Chai Gou, red bean soup, egg tart, a selection of ice cream, glutinous rice ball with crushed peanut and sugar, chocolate fudge and chrysanthemum cream cake. If you only have space for some of the desserts, we recommend their HK milk tea ice cream and chrysanthemum cream cake.
Concluding remarks: Diners will find excellent value paying for this buffet, with a wide selection of food available that is of good quality. As the menu is extensive, it is almost impossible to try each and every item so do pace yourself. The Hong Kong flavours during this month add a different dimension to their already popular buffet menu and it may be worth the money and calories to experience this.
Peppermint, Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay Singapore
$65++ (Lunch) or $88++ (Dinner). Children pay half the price.