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**All photos are copyright of the author**How do I even begin to introduce the gorgeous sumptuous international buffet lineup Novotel has lineup for foodie diners like you and I? Head on to 7th floor of Novotel Clarke Quay, directly linked from Liang Court and step into the lux classy ambience of The Square. With it's soft lightings and sparkling interiors, this is the best place for a family dining or luncheon with your clients. Let me first show you the (almost) endless permanent buffet sprea
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How do I even begin to introduce the gorgeous sumptuous international buffet lineup Novotel has lineup for foodie diners like you and I?
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Head on to 7th floor of Novotel Clarke Quay, directly linked from Liang Court and step into the lux classy ambience of The Square. With it's soft lightings and sparkling interiors, this is the best place for a family dining or luncheon with your clients.
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Let me first show you the (almost) endless permanent buffet spread before introducing the new menu exclusively for the month of August. It's nowhere near Christmas, but it felt a lot like it as we tucked into the appealing, delectable lineup right before us.

I bet you will be tempted to head down to Novotel's The Square by the end of this post! And I tell you, pricing is very much affordable. The very amiable and attentive crew definitely adds on to the whole dining experience. We had a great time interacting with the staff and chefs of Novotel.

Read right till the end for pictures of all the yummy spreads~!
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Here are some of the Dinner choices.

Traditional Lamb Stew
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Snapper with Caper Sauce. YUMS!
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Roast Chicken
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Assorted condiments and ingredients for their Laksa / Mee Rebus concoction.
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Here's our mini bowl of Laksa packed with goodness. The Laksa gravy was heavenly rich and flavorful with just the right amount of coconut and chili.

Sedap!!!
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Another finger-licking good Kebab wrap roll.
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Here's its presentation- The Kebab is mouthwatering good. Warm and tender in the wrap, must try!
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We met up with Mr Black Pepper Crab on that day. Crab is available only for dinner.
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Appetizers are aplenty too! Much choices to choose from. There's Seafood Salad...
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OR.. choose to create your own salad combination at the salad bar.
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So much olives to choose from!!
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and much more...

Risottos are cooked up with fresh, live scopes of parmesan cheese, prepared right on the spot!
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Hit on with the rich creamy Mushroom Risotto. Very Smooth~~
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More savory, tangy spiciness for you to heat things up? Go sizzling with this Stir Fried Eggplant and Lady's Finger. I love the level of spiciness.
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The Chicken Devil Curry is not to be missed!

Simply because it's Shiokness in a spicy, delectable curry gravy wraped abrount the chicken bites.
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Black Pepper prawn.
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Other cold dishes include Oysters, Clams, Prawns, Sushi etc. Note they do not serve Salmon Sashimi.
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As part of the permanent lineup, here are some sweets to end of the meal.
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One speciality is their Durian Pengat, which is simply AWESOME!

If you love durian, you will adore this. Using only fresh durian flesh and gula melaka with no other added white sugar, this pengat is creamy to its max and velvety. The very best I have ever had.

Grab this when at The Square! Always available.
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Close up shot of the Durian Pengat! Bagus!
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Cheese crafts.

Chocolate Molten Fountain for the dippers in you.
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Of course drinks like coffee and tea are available.

Clean cut, spacious and welcoming ambience at Novotel's The Square.
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Now that I have introduced the permanent savory buffet spread, it's time to give you an insight to the exclusive theme The Square had launched in July, just a few days back actually. For the month of July, the theme was on Sweet Indulgence, so just imagine the amount of candies you could have tried! Despite it being over for now, there's a new theme in August and you wouldn't want to miss it either, more about the Aug theme below.

Before that, let me just recap on the pretty sweets for July's theme. We girls just went gaga over the lovely creations.
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Look at the gorgeous spread!
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To the chef who helmed this Sweet Indulgence creation, it's none other than Chef Sin Siak who won numerous acclaimed awards and whom very welcomingly introduced us to his desserts curation and inspirations. I am telling you even for a non-sweet tooth person like me, I FELL IN LOVE with the dessert spread which wasn't overly gelat nor sweet.

Every single pieces is so GOOD~
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From bottom left: Orange Tea Cake, Raspberry Earl Grey Cake, Lemon Meringue Tart, Chocolate Pineapple Cake.
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Lemon Grass Jelly.
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Panna Cotta

Sparkling Champagne Jelly carries subtle hints of alcohol mixed with jelly sweetness.
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Mango Mousse Cake...... tart,zesty, lovely.
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Chocolate Pineapple Cake with bits of Pineapple tartness to counter off the sweetness of choclate. Match.
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Choclate Devil Cake. Art meets desserts = Perfecto~
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Chocolate Nutty Cake. With a crumbly base and deep rich chocolate melting in your mouth, this is my favourite!
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My second favourite has to be the Raspberry Earl Grey Tea Cake. Infusion of tea and chocolate raspberry, this is such a joy to savor. A pure bliss creation!
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Plus, it's super photogenic!!
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Right! So you have read so far, thanks for scrolling down reading because now's the time to introduce the August's exclusive theme- The Peranakan month!

Yes, very much thankful to the generous people of Novotel The Square, we were presented with a table full of sumptuous Peranakan delights. It was really a pampering feast!
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All these creation for the Peranakan month comes from Chef Kishen (middle).

Chef Jeremy (left) walked us through the buffet line with the introduction earlier on. thank you!
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Okay, here's the Peranakan Spread!!

Nonya Style Assam Fish

Drooling worthy. Comes served in steamed and deep-fried version, the sauce is all good with all its tangy sweetness cum spicy hotness. The original sweetness of the fish might have "overwhelmed" due to the much stronger flavor of the Assam sauce.

Nonetheless, a good dish to try out for the fish lovers.

This is the fried version.

Yup I know it looks the same, but the taste and texture is slightly different between the two.
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Bakwan Kepiting.

Soup for your soul?
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This soup with minced chicken and pork balls is all very savory and nice but a tad too salty. We have feedbacked to them for improvement and it should be better when launched.

Unlike traditional Kepiting, there's no crabmeat involved as some might be allergic to crab or seafood and thus a change to meat instead.

The meat balls are yummy.
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Ayam Buah Keluak

A savory, mild spicy mix of chicken parts with the Buah Keluaks. Good.
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Chicken Devil Curry.

This was my 2nd favourite simply for it's very shiok spiciness!
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My top top choice has to be the Kueh Pai Tee.

Crispy Pai Tee filled with assorted vegetable fillings.

*Crunch crunch* Very delicious.
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Pop it in your mouth, one shot.
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Babi Pngteh

Braised pork with mushrooms. Nice! Non-spicy, this was used with pork ribs instead of pork belly for better flavoring.
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We had a surprise treat when served with Penyat Oysters!! These huge succulent oysters are coated with a crispy batter and goes so heavenly well with the sambal chili sauce.

Really top-notch !
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Awesome fresh, juicy and tasty flavorful all one mouthful. Such indulgence.

One more please!
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Last but not least, end off the Peranakan feast with the Traditional Nonya Kuehs.
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Thanks to Mr Spencer Mong, marketing manager of Novotel Singapore, who made us feel at home and for making this happen. Of course can't forget Openrice Sg for the hardwork and linking us up!! You know who you are lady- Reka!

(The above review is the personal opinion of a user which does not represent OpenRice's point of view.)
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Date of Visit
2015-07-30
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