It can be hard for me to find traveling companions, considering my heightened keenness for exploration of places of food isn’t necessarily as much a priority as many others.
Now, with inflation and the limited number of Annual Leave we have, constant traveling isn’t an option. But I’m thinking Bay Hotel Singapore has read our minds, because they have brought 7 other countries to Singapore, cuisine wise, all at STREET 50 Restaurant & Bar.
Not only is it conveniently located across the street from VivoCity, it is also large enough to accommodate your big group of friends and you. It can sit 179 diners in one seating, both indoors and out. It promises to be a fuss-free location for you to enjoy an Asian Buffet, serving an array of delights from Vietnam, China, Hong Kong, Korean, Japan, Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore.
Smoked Duck in Crepe Roll :: This is like the oysters in International Buffet; many would be snatched up upon making their appearance. Cucumber, leek and smoked duck slices are wrapped up in a non-disruptive thin layer of egg crepe, paired with hoi sin sauce.
Beef Carpaccio :: This is one of my favorite starters – not so much of its beef, but its accompaniment. It is seasoned with lemon juice and flavors counterpoised with Vietnamese herbs like mint and basil leaves. I also love that it is intensely spicy. Asian Caesar Salad, with its dressing mixed with julienne kaffir lime leaves, is also served in the line.
The usual suspects of hot selections are present as well.
Seafood :: What I feel most worthy about the $25 buffet it the presence of Mussels, Scallops and Crayfish. Further, diners are not restricted by servings. The scallops are poached with salt and mirepoix, while complemented with Thai Nahm Jim Sauce and Chinese parsley (which I shouldn’t even mention because it’s so smelly) and peanuts. The crayfish is one I had ‘spammed‘, thanks to its rich gravy and ease of de-shelling.
Live Station :: Differing from week to week (on a 4-week rotational menu), you can expect Live Stations in the line of buffet like Roti Jala, Mee Rebus, Popiah and Oyster Omelette. They are prepared a la minute, right before your eyes.
Dessert Counter :: When I saw the big bowl of Durian Pengat, I turned into a child who saw the ice cream truck. I mean, come on, it’s free flow of Durian Pengat, with a chance to match-make it with the mini pancakes. They are made of durian purée, coconut cream and everyone’s favorite, gula melaka.
While this isn’t as extensive a buffet line as any other International Buffet, or Asian Buffet for the matter, I thought $25++ and $12++ for an adult and a child respectively is more than reasonable seeing how you can easily spend that sum of money at a restaurant outside. I like its exclusivity as well. But don’t go there, expecting a feast. To me, it’s more of an affordable and simple buffet option for a large group of friends.
—> Note #1: Complimentary for kids below 6 years old.
—> Note #2: Subject to availability, parking fees will be waived when you dine at the restaurant.
—> Note #3: From now 15 December 2013, 2 kids (6 – 12 years old) dine for free with every 2 paying adults.
—> Note #4: Restaurant is non-halal certified.
GIVEAWAY (3 x Free Buffet for 2):
(1) Like STREET 50 on Facebook.
(2) Comment on The Chosen Glutton’s Facebook Post the answer to this question, OR have your answer to this question posted somewhere in your shared post:
—– (Q) Where is STREET 50 located?
—– (a) Opposite Plaza Singapura;
—– (b) Above City Hall MRT Station;
—– (c) Opposite VivoCity at Bay Hotel.
(3) Share the said Facebook Post and set the visibility to ‘Public’ so that I’ll be able to see and note it. If it’s not set to ‘Public’ as at the deadline below, participation shall be deemed void.
All of the above are mandatory to qualify for the prize.
If you refer a friend, and the said friend comments that he / she is referred by you, on top of satisfying the above 3 criterias, you stand an additional chance of winning the buffet treat. The winners will be posted on Facebook. Deadline is 12 October 2013, 23:59 hrs.
Special gratitude to Wanzhen, Cristabel and the Craft Communications team, and the Bay Hotel Singapore team for the hospitality and hosting the invited tasting.
Address: 50 Telok Blangah Road, Bay Hotel Singapore
Telephone: 6818 6681
Opening Hours: Asian Lunch Buffet, 12pm – 4pm, only on Saturday & Sunday.