This August, The Square at NOVOTEL Clarke Quay gets a wave of Peranakan flavours at the buffet line, which refreshes on a monthly basis. OpenRice was invited to host a tasting session last week for our members to sneak a taste at the robust buffet spread prior to launch. We were treated to a lovely spread of 7 dishes on top of July’s buffet spread, along with the charming company of their chefs and hotel staff! Click here to read on individual members’ raves and reviews.
Here are the overall dish ratings from the session: • Most Popular Main: Chicken Devil Curry • Most Popular Small Bites: Kueh Pai Tee • Pleasant Surprise: Oyster Fritters
All ratings are based on 10 attendees and average ratings out of 5.
A perfect start to our night of Peranakan indulgence was the classic Kueh Pai Tee. It left us craving for more of its crisp shell and fresh thin slices of turnips, diced eggs and prawns. Yes, everyone had seconds.
Most raved that night: Chicken Devil Curry. No doubt a hot favourite that night (pun intended), the use of fresh chilli padi and turmeric in it will please any spice lover out there. Chef Kishe
Chef Jimmy then brought out these gorgeous Oyster Fritters – his accidental creation – for us and it was delish! Each shell came with a black bean sauce with a tad of heat, and the fresh oysters were covered in a light batter. Other meat dishes that were served included Babi Pongteh (stewed pork with fermented soya beans and mushroom), which featured pork ribs instead of the traditional pork belly, two types of Nonya Style Assam Fish – baked and fried, where the fried version was preferred, Ayam Buah Keluak and Bakwan Kepiting.
To round up the 4-hour buffet session with our OpenRice members, we went head-first into a sweet indulgence of traditional Kueh and an extensive array of desserts. Head over to The Square this month for their indulgent Peranakan buffet, available alongside other signature dishes!
Check out the rest of our Food Tasting photos here. About The Square, NOVOTEL Clarke Quay Singapore
With 3 Chefs on board are as hospitable as the Marketing on the team, Chefs Kishen, Jimmy and Sin Siak are the key behind the array of buffet spread at The Square, with each bringing in their respective expertise (and hats) along! Located on level 7, The Square can comfortably host up to 280 pax indoors and aside from their monthly buffet themes, you can indulge in their signature dishes such as the Chicken Devil Curry, Black Pepper/Chilli Crab, Chicken Sharwama and Durian Pengat. Enjoy the buffet spreads during lunch and dinner at these prices: Lunch: $38++ on Weekdays and $48++ on Weekends and eve of and on Public Holidays Dinner: $58++ daily The Square, Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay, 177A River Valley Road Level 7, Singapore 179031 Don’t miss out any Food Tasting events by OpenRice. Subscribe to our Events Calendar today!
Written by Reka Sadagopal and Peh Yi Wen