Embracing an international cuisine concept, Sakura serves up to 100 different varieties of Japanese, Western, Local and Oriental food every day. continue reading
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Mon - Thu
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
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Level3 2015-02-16
For full review http://nkikichua.blogspot.sg/2015/02/sakura-international-buffet-restaurant.htmlWith Sakura's revamped menu, experience the best of what Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Thailand, the US, France and Singapore have to offer, all at one price, in one place. I recommend to go for their Dinner buffet instead of Lunch, because of certain items are only available during dinner time.Such as under the Local counter: Boston Lobster & Argentine Red Prawn Hokkien Mee - a new twist on a beloved favourite, Hokkien Mee. Love how the noodles have the wok-infused flavours. Both the lobster and prawn are pretty fresh and succulent, eat till your heart's content. Whereas for Lunch, it's only Prawn Hokkien Mee.Other highlight for the Dinner buffet is the Egg Tart with Bird’s Nest, I'm usually not a egg tart person, and it would be rare if I have more than one serving. Especially the pipping hot ones right out from the oven! continue reading
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Level3 2015-02-05
Full review: http://www.jacqsowhat.com/2015/02/sakura-international-buffet-yio-chu-kang.htmlSakura YCK has recently revamped it's storefront and showcase 8 different cuisines from Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Thailand, US, France and Singapore - all in one place. Some of the special dishes like Boston Lobster & Argentina Red Prawn Hokkien Mee, Baked Egg Tart w Bird's Nest and free flow of Liu Sha Bao. most of these are avaliable for dinner only $30.90++ onwards. My favorite top item were the bird nest egg tarts, they were crispy on the crust and a slight tinge of bird nest flavor in the egg.I like how there's a mini steamboat for every table now for shabu shabu dining. Another highlight now is Belgian Chocolate Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream with Chocolate Lava Cake. This is truly indulgence on every level especially if it's free flow. also dinner only. So i would suggest going for the dinner because most of the good food are there. And it's halal! continue reading
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Full review on http://herpenandfork.blogspot.sg/2015/01/sakura-international-buffet-literally.htmlSakura International Buffet has been around for as long as I remember, and I cannot remember when was the last time I went (or if I ever have gone). Well, whether it was good or bad, they have revamped their buffet spread.The place is very spacious and there are sections to seat large groups.LocalIt is literally 'international' here. Starting from the 'local' zone, you have the Singaporean favorites. The added special highlight here, is the Boston Lobster and Argentina Prawn Hokkien Mee. It is dished up piping hot by the chefs at the live station, but you have to wait for about 10 minutes in the queue, especially if there's a crowd, for them to cook up a new batch. The premium seafood is a plus. The noodles were very flavourful, presumably from the rich, prawn soup stock used in the stir frying. This is must-try, no matter how carb-avoiding you are trying to be as part of your buffet strategy.Boston Lobster and Argentine Prawn Hokkien Mee, Hiroshima Oyster OmeletteNot the same can be said for the Hiroshima oyster omelette though, which is also part of the live station. It was on the mushy side.The local cooked food section featured Hainanese chicken rice. The chicken was pretty tender, while the chilli sauce and ginger helped to lift it. There is also a DIY laksa station. The laksa broth was a little too concentrated and hence salty. Skip the otah, which was powdery and weird in taste but go for the satay. They also had a modest spread of Thai food, which included pineapple fried rice, green curry chicken, kambing soup (lamb soup) and shark's fin soup. The shark's fin soup was quite starchy and we were hard pressed to find any ingredients of substance in it.DIY LaksaShabu-ShabuAt each table, there is a pot of shabu-shabu with collagen chicken soup stock. Take your pick of ingredients, which includes chicken, beef and fish slices together with mushrooms and vegetables.The soup was a little bland initially, but the light fragrance grew on us. Ingredients were fresh too.Chinese and Dim SumAt the Hong Kong-themed area, there was a small selection of dim sum. What stood out was their version of molten salted egg lava bun aka Liu Sha Bao. Other than the fact that I haven't come across many buffets that offer it, the lava inside flowed out generously and the bun was sufficiently soft. The savoury custard flavour was also sufficient, though it would be even better with a oomph of buttery fragrance present. Tip: Have it hot, otherwise you will find in underwhelming. The rest of the dim sum were average so you can save the space for other things if you are not a dim sum fan.Molten Salted Egg Lava BunAnother star of the buffet: the freshly baked Bird's Nest Egg Tart. The crust is the flaky kind and I enjoyed the wobbly egg custard. This was great, if you don't mind the fact that you can see the bird's nest but barely taste it. Just right beside the egg tarts were grilled prawns. The cross section of these prawns have been sliced open for easy eating. The smoky flavour was there and yes, it's worth a try too. DessertsLastly, the desserts section. The variety was stunning. 3 shelves chilled and waiting, with each shelf containing 5-6 cakes/tarts/dessert cups/mochi/puffs. This is excluding the live station of Haagen Daaz Chocolate Lava Cake and the fruit section, with assorted jellies. At the end, we simply didn't have space for the enticing mochis.Dessert galoreAssorted jellies and fruitsRainbow Kueh Lapis Well, to help you maximise your stomach space, these are the desserts (we tried nearly everything) which are worth the space --> Rainbow Kueh Lapis, Dark Chocolate and White Chocolate dessert cup, chocolate cake, mango mousse and of course, the Haagen Daaz Ice Cream with Chocolate Molten Lava Cake. The molten lava cake was served in a warm plate and every mouthful of hot-and-cold was so comforting. Unfortunately, the lava didn't really flow as gloriously as we wanted it to.Haagen Daaz Ice Cream and Chocolate Molten Lava CakeThe verdict? At $30.90+(Mon-Thurs)/$33.90+ (Fri-Sun) for dinner, this buffet exceeded my expectations, even though there were some misses. The variety is wide, while food quality for some of the items were really good, and most were at least average otherwise. The quality definitely is better than some hotels' buffets at a similar price range, what more with shabu-shabu thrown in too. Even more value-for-money would be lunch ($17.90+ - Weekdays, $18.90+ - Weekends). However, note that they do not serve the Boston Lobster and Argentine Prawn Mee at lunch, replacing it with Hokkien Prawn Mee. continue reading
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Level4 2014-12-30
I visited Sakura on a weekday lunch, 30th Dec 2014 Tuesday. I was shocked to see a queue of at least 20 people at the entrance. Everyone apparently had a reservation as well. We had a party of 10 with a reservation as well, but we were told that one person had to stand in line and make the payment for all 10, and the remaining 9 could go in and get a seat. So take note, to have all your cash ready to make payment before your enter.Sakura had just undergone a renovation and here's their new interior. Gone are the old bambo/fake japanese looking deco. It looks alot bigger and roomier than it used to.Here is their fresh fruits, jelly and cold desserts section. I tried their mango sago and I found it too sweet and thick. The blueberry yogurt jelly tasted like a yakult pudding and it was quite nice. There was a cooked food counter which was churning out Hokkien Prawn Mee, Oyster Omelette and Fried Carrot Cake. So here is their prawn mee with a pretty huge prawn. There was some wok hei to it, and tasted decent. The Oyster Omelette was okay too, the portions are just right for your to test taste. The PRC uncle will ring a bell to tell you that the food is ready for collection. Here is their drink offerings, by the end of our buffet at 1:30pm there was no more ice and no one came to refill it. The lunch buffet ends at 3pm. But when the coffee machine drawer was full and I notified a waiter, he quickly rectified the issue so we could enjoy cups of cappuccino. The coffee machine makes coffee which is mainly 1/2 cup of milk and drips of some coffee. It can be quite bitter but I enjoyed the bitterness and I nibbled on my plate of rainbow cake.Here are their sweet dessert offerings. I tried every cake because I have a sweet tooth and I thoroughly enjoyed their rainbow cake, durian puff which is the plain looking cream puff. The cream puff which has a white topping is actually a plain cream puff. The banana tart/cake was decently sweet, though tasting slightly artificial, since I wasn't able to eat any actual bites of banana in it.Here is a picture of the rainbow cake, before it was devoured by myself. I had two slices. Though miniscule compared to the ones you get at cafes. It was just nice for me. The sponge was light and the butter cream was sweet enough for my liking. The rainbow cake was refilled only once during the buffet at 1:30pm as we were leaving. It was popular amongst families with young children.Here is what my plate looked like. Sakura offers soup buns with a hole cut inside, for your to pour a small portion of soup in. The bun itself was slightly crisp, and it tasted okay with the cream of mushroom soup. The chicken karage was very crispy and tender. You could taste the thigh meat. The calamari tasted okay, but it was not crispy. The tempura vegetables were quite hard. The sushi were better than what I remembered Sakura used to have. At least they improved on that.Each table has an induction cooker with a pot of soup so here is their shabu shabu section. Lot os vegetables for anyone who aspires to be rabbit, and also fresh raw fish. Otah, Satay and even hainanese chicken, not a bad selection of local cuisines. The satay itself was okay, but every stick were drowned in satay sauce. I didn't mind the sweetness of it. The har jiong kai (fried prawn paste chicken) was crispy and very tasty. I enjoyed it. Tasted like the ones you get at the Tze Char restaurants at coffee shops. Here is their fried snack section. I tried their mac n cheese which on the bottom left tray and the cheese tasted very strange. Probably heavily processed cheese. The meatballs were definitely frozen, didn't taste good.Here is their sushi offerings. Quite popular with the crowd as I watched them disappear with a blink of an eye.The service staff were quick to clear our plates and they were attentive and helped refill our soups a couple of times. All in all a decent buffet for $16.90++ for lunch. A lot of office people from the nearby industrial estate and since it is the school hollidays, alot of families with young children were seen at the buffet. Do come early, else they will sit you outside, no air con but they have oscilating fans. I did enjoy the rainbow cake I would re-consider this buffet again during lunch should I have a massive rainbow cake cravings. Definitely not the best rainbow cake I have had, but it is a nice treat to end the buffet lunch. continue reading
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Level4 2014-01-23
I had buffet lunch at Sakura. The Sakura buffet has so much to offer. Based on the name, Japanese cuisine will not run away. As an Asian country, the Asian delights such as the fried rice, fried noodle, fried vegetable with oyster sauce, fried egg omette, dim sum like the stream prawn dumpling and the assorted cakes are in the house. I enjoyed the fried rice as it has shrimp spread on top. The fried noodle is also delicious. It is not oily. The chef uses the egg noodle to serve the customer. The egg ommellete is perfect and goes well with the Thai style chicken. Besides the asian delight, I enjoyed the streaming hot prawn dumpling. It is wrapped with fresh big prawn and yet the skin is not torn. The restaurant also caters for the vegetarian. If meat is not allowed, then the diners can consider lentils as their protein replacement. The desserts are limited. I can find marble cake and but not cheese cake. I enjoyed the fried noodles and the hot dim sum very much. continue reading
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