Royale Restaurant Peranakan Dinner Buffet at Mercure Singapore Bugis - Available on Friday, Saturday, Sundays & PH!

Granted, many restaurants in Singapore serves up hearty Peranakan food, but rarely do you have Peranakan buffets that make the mark...

Granted, many restaurants in Singapore serves up hearty Peranakan food, but rarely do you have Peranakan buffets that make the mark. Therefore, I was extremely stoked to try out the Peranakan Buffet at Royale Restaurant at Mercure Singapore Bugis. I've previously tried the other restaurant establishments at the hotel and were extremely impressed with the dishes I tried! 

From now till 26th August 2016, Royale Restaurant at Mercure Singapore Bugis presents a Peranakan Buffet available on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and PH. The buffet spread will include over twenty Straits Chinese favourites such as Laksa, Mee Rebus, Satay, Pandan Chicken, Curry Fish, Chilli Crab, Fresh Oysters, Prawns and more! 

And also not forgetting a hearty selection of Nyonya Kueh and desserts to spoil your taste buds silly!

 Other than your favourite Peranakan cuisines, you can also find a wholesome spread of seafood such as prawns, oysters and chilli crab! 

The buffet spread also include your quintessential Babi Pongteh, with melt-in-your-mouth pieces of pok belly, mushrooms and bamboo shoots braised in dark soya sauce and fermented soya beans. Other items in the buffet line also includes Nyonya chap Chye, Beef Rendang, Chicken Curry with Potatoes and Mee Siam. 

 Salad Bar

Don't forget to make a bee-line for the live station at the Peranakan Buffet where you can see chefs serving up popiah, Nyonya Laksa, Satays, Pandan Chicken and Mee Rubus a la minute.

The spread and portions of food available in the buffet line certainly justifies the amount paid! 

Our favourites from the buffet line includes the Pandan chicken, Satay, Popiah as well as several durian kueh for lovers of the King of the Fruit! 

Other than Durian Swiss Rolls, Durian Mousse Cake and Durian Puffs, another must-try item is certainly the Durian Pillows - a light, fresh egg crepe pillow filled with a generous stuffing of Durian pulp! 

Other than the Peranakan buffet, diners can also choose from an extensive all-day dining menu at Royale Restaurant, where diners can choose from a plethora of Western and local favourites. Some of these dishes include signature creations by Executive Chef Nicholas Sia such as the Oven-baked Alaska Cod Fillet (S$29.90++). 

The dish features a 120g fillet of cod steeped in citrusy marinate and baked in the oven till tender. 

For those of you who love a good rack of lamb, you can also opt for the Pan-seared char siew Rack of Lamb (S$29.90++) which features premium New Zealand lamb that has been marinated overnight with a sweet char siew sauce. 

Peranakan Dinner Buffet at Royale Restaurant:

Buffet Timings:
6pm - 10pm

Adult: S$48++ per pax
Child: S$24++ per pax (Under 12 years)

Set Lunch:
(includes a free-flow salad buffet, a choice of 1 main with coffee and tea) 

Mercure Singapore Bugis
122 Middle Road
Singapore 188973


This was an invited media tasting with Royale Restaurant.

Steamroom With The Pillar & Stones - Restaurant at Orchard Central Where Art, Cuisine & Retail Come Together

Steamroom With The Pillar & Stones is the latest concept to land at Orchard Central and it the amalgamation of art, cuisine and ret...

Steamroom With The Pillar & Stones is the latest concept to land at Orchard Central and it the amalgamation of art, cuisine and retail. There, you can shop products from local retailers, enjoy an art jamming session with the canvases available, learn to make an art or two with their periodic workshops available, have tea, or even dine at the restaurant. The restaurant is also known as SRPS for short. 

Here, you can also treat yourselves to the greeneries in the store brought to you by naturalist, Amos Tan. The indoor 'Biodorium' features a paludarium inspired by plants and fishes from the Amazon. Fun fact? They even have an indoor herb garden where diners can explore the ingredients used in their food! You'll never imagine an indoor herb garden to be found in the premises of Orchard Central, right? 



The Steamroom aims to advocate the appreciation of speciality teas and coffee. Here, you can learn and experience the art of tea-making where trained beverage professionals will introduce brews and how to serve them at their optimum. 

The menu at Steamroom focuses on Chinese teas and currently lists more than 10 single origin varieties! These include Keemun Kung Fu Red Tea from Anhui in China, and  Frozen Peak Oolong from Nantou in Taiwan.

The teas are brewed using a Steampunk machine, which automates the siphon brewing technique to precise temperature, time and volume dictated by the brewer. Through an agitation process, it ensures that each variety of tea is optimally brewed to suit its unique nature to achieve the finest taste!


The Pillar 

At the Pillar, you can treat yourself to a menu of dishes where the chef curated to bring together flavours of seasonal produce from around the world!

Spanner Crab Salad - $15

Prepared with ingredients such as Spanner Crab, Apples, and Red Veined Sorrel with Wasabi Mayonnaise dressing at the side. A light and hearty dish to get those taste buds working. It tasted as good as it looked! 

Angus Beef Tartare - $16

The mustard seeds and dijonnaise helped to mask the taste of the raw beef filet, and the use of sourdough crisps, too, was a nice touch. I've was definitely one of the best Angus Beef Tartares I've tried. 

Burrata Cheese Salad - $15

We loved the use of Burrata in this dish - chopped from a blob of burrata without adding any extra condiments to it. The creamy and soft textures of the cheese went really well with the accompanied sourdough bread. Plus, the olive spheres also added a nice touch to the overall taste and appearance of the dish. 

Salmon Ochazuke - $24

Moving on to the bowl dishes, the Salmon Ochazuke is prepared with a medley of Japanese Rice, Edamame and topped with premium slices of Norwegian Salmon and a dollop of Salmon Caviar. The interesting thing about this dish is that the Smoked Tea Dashi is served separately from the main dish. 

The servers will first bring you cups along with the Smoked Tea Dashi where you can taste test the umaminess of the dashi stock and add in the appropriate amount to the dish. 

Lobster Fregola Sarda Pasta $28

The Lobster Fregola Sarda Pasta is prepared using Sardinian-shaped pastas that are similar to that of a gnocchi but made of durum wheat semolina and with no eggs. In the dish, you can also find generous bits of lobster and crab meat, topped with a glorious onsen egg, parmesan and spring onions to end off the dish.

The result? Al dente pasta doused in a delicious mix of lobster and crab bisque.  

Inspired by Red - $14

The desserts at the Pillars fared as well as their mains too. The Inspired By Red is a dessert prepared from a medley of 'red' fruits such as Strawberries - which makes up the mousse and meringue and Raspberry - which makes up the sorbet.

S$14 might seem a little pricey but I assure you that with the effort spent perfecting this dessert, it will be well-worth the money paid. 

Chocolate Gateau & Mandarin Orange Sorbet - $15

I mean, what can possibly go wrong with both chocolate and mandarin oranges come together? The dense chocolate gateau was beyond amazing. The mandarin orange sorbet when paired with the yummy chocolate cake gave it a refreshing citrusy twist.



Moving on to the last concept, here at Stones, you can indulge in an art-jamming session where aspiring artists can take part in masterclasses, workshops and even art jamming sessions led by professionals. 

And if you are feeling stuffed from the meal, you can also check out the various lifestyle brands at the store that comes with their own unique stories. Pssst, for those of you who love taking #ootds, you have to check out their fitting room. 

Here at Steamroom With The Pillars & Stones, you'll never get bored because there's always something new to learn and explore right here in the heart of town.


Steamroom With The Pillars & Stones
 Orchard Central
181 Orchard Road, #03-08
 Singapore 238896

Opening Hours:
Daily: 10am - 10pm





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This was an invited media tasting from Steamroom with The Pillars & Stones

AirAsia SANTAN Food Festival - Check Out The Latest SANTAN In-Flight Hot Meals From AirAsia!

I'm sure that many of us would cringe at the first thought of in-flight food because they aren't always known to taste the best...

I'm sure that many of us would cringe at the first thought of in-flight food because they aren't always known to taste the best. More importantly, we always view them as 'filler meals' during a flight before we get proper meals when we land at our destination.

AirAsia, too, had this in mind and thus, wanted to strive to create a more balanced and healthy range of in-flight meals for their customers to choose from! The latest SANTAN menu from AirAsia not only focuses on serving hearty cuisines by creating on-ground food creations on-board, they have also brought the wonderful flavours of Asean into SANTAN to create a unique food experience!

A few blogger friends and I were invited to the AirAsia headquarters in Kuala Lumpur last month for the AirAsia SANTAN Food Festival, and to check out what are some of the latest dishes on the menu! 

As we stepped into the headquarters, we were pleasantly greeted with a massive event space with booths all set up for us to experience the meals at each station! 

The SANTAN Food Festival was also attended by AirAsia Group CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes!

 Attendees took part in the Santan food tasting session and interactive activities, including a cooking demo of the Thai Green Curry with Rice meal by AirAsia Regional Manager of Group Inflight F&B Chef Calvin Soo, a performance by AirAsia X cabin crew, Assraf Nasir, and more!

These latest in-flight meals will include tantalising hot meals, kids meals, savoury snacks, healthier selections such as wraps and sandwiches and local desserts personalised to suit the preferences of guests travelling across AirAsia’s extensive route network.

Our favourite in-flight meals were the Thai Green Curry with Rice, Nasi Lemak as well as their Mango Sticky Rice dessert! 

Other in-flight meal selections also include:
Nasi Dagang with Chicken Curry, Uncle's Chin Chicken Rice, Kamal's Mee Goreng Mamak, Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce, Roast Chicken with Cream Sauce, etc!

You can also check out their list of in-flight meals here for more information!

You can also check out the video below for more details of our experience at the AirAsia SANTAN Food Festival!

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Guests are encouraged to pre-book their meals to enjoy greater savings with the Santan Combo Meal and to choose from a wider variety of meals! Plus, you'll be assured of meal availability and get to enjoy priority of meal service on board too!

I mean, since you are already planning on having a meal, why not just book it beforehand and not risk the meal being unavailable to you on board, right? :)

For more information regarding the SANTAN in-flight meals, you can also check out AirAsia's Facebook Page for more info:


This was an invited media tasting with AirAsia.