The highlight of this is actually the Satay sauce, which is mixed with Pineapple mince! This method is sometimes found in Singaporean hawker stores too but even there, it is difficult to find unless if u know exactly where to head to. Well we have this in Hong Kong now, and only for a short period. On the other hand, the Satays also had a good marination. Liked the pork one the best. Thought the beef was a little over-grilled tough. ~ 7/10 *I expected some cucumbers, onions and raw pineapples on the side.
This didn't come with any rice for some reason. But the chicken tasted a little too dense with refrigerated taste. The best thing? The sauces were genuinely Singaporean style like. You can't take the latter for granted, as the sophisticated home-made Chili Paste, the Ginger with Garlic mince, the Thick Viscous Soy Sauce - they taste very different in Singapore and is more in your face... Here they had the right package. ~ 6/10
The noodles. They are the original THICK White Vermicelli type. In Hong Kong, most shops serve the cham cham Half-Yellow mee and Half thin Vermicelli variation, which is more found in Malaysia but this here is actually the most original version! In Singapore's Katong region, the noodles are cut up and eaten with a spoon by lazy people. Anyway this is the only restaurant apart from Katong Laksa HK which serves this most original translucent noodle! The soup here surprisingly was quite curry like thick but not coconutty, it was more Malaysian than Singaporean to my taste bud, though definitely not the coconutty Malaysian-Nyonya style. There are just so many variations....
They could do with some cockles and Laksa leaves too! Also Mint leaves. ~ 7/10
As a side note, the Buffet here including all you can drink juices, wines or beers is only $268 until 30th of Nov, and normal price is only $328. The buffet didn't look so appealing but surprisingly when we dabbled into some food items to try, they tasted quite decent. At this price point with unlimited alcohol, and you can have curried crabs and roast beef, it is actually quite a bargain.
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