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Sunday, August 2, 2009

Plaza Market Cafe
80 Bras Basah Road
2F Fairmont Hotel Singapore
6431 6156

Blogger has been giving me some trouble and I haven't been able to upload anything till now. I went to the Plaza Market Cafe for a buffet lunch ($32.90++) almost 2 weeks ago so this is a way long overdue post. Having been to the Merchant Count branch a few times (ever since I was a kid), I'm rather familiar with the type of food served here.

I didn't have any expectations at all when I stepped into the place since it specialises in Straits and Peranakan cuisine--something I have no interest in. My only comfort was that there was also an international cuisine section (supposedly).

Taking photographs at buffets is sort of stressful as people are always waiting to pounce upon the food and I didn't have the luxury of taking multiple shots for the best one. Anyone has any suggestions on how to overcome this problem? Maybe I'll just be the first to arrive next time!

The selection of food was very poor. There's few choices of bread, salads, hot dishes and desserts. If you are looking for a wide variety to choose from, this would be a sore disappointment.

To my disappointment, there wasn't even salmon sashimi! Desserts are always the most important part of a buffet to me. I didn't try the nonya kueh but it seemed to be quite popular as the tray was usually empty when I walked past. Another hot favourite was the durian pengat which I also didn't try since I really can't stand the smell and taste of durian.

Even my grandmother (who has always been a die hard fan of Swissotel buffets) said that the selection and quality of the food have dropped dramatically over the years. I'm definitely not inclined to come back again in the future. Give me ala carte anytime!


2:22 PM



In ancient Greek mythology, sirens are creatures which have the body of a bird and the head of a woman. They have such sweet voices that sailors who heard their songs were lured into grounding their boats on the rocks on which the nymphs sang.

To me, food are like the sirens in so many ways. Intoxicating, wonderful, beautiful and yet, so very deadly if you let them get the better of you. Food is a big part of my life and it’s meant to be appreciated and savored slowly. I admit that I am extremely particular about what I eat. If it’s not something I want to put in my body, I’d rather not eat. Some people eat to live while others live to eat. I’ve yet to discover which side of the camp I’m in… What about you?

I hope that you will enjoy reading about my food adventures as much as I like writing them. And many thanks to my family and friends who always wait patiently for me to take photos before digging in!


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