MARVELLOUS SPICES Cafe in the Concorde Hotel on 12 and 13 May 2012! As long as there are 3 paying adults, Mum’s dinner is on the house!
Story & photos by Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling GourmetTM
I am here now on Sat 12 May 2012 at 20:27 in this ‘art deco’ cafe and the spread is fabulous! I just tried the Kurobota POrk crusted with Gingko and Ginger and it was very nice with a gravy made with onions. Nice too was the beef roll Japanese style with cute Enoki mushrooms in the middle sprinkled with Spring Onions and white sesame seeds. ‘Fruits de mer’ featured Coquille St. Jacques with tasty orange roe on the shell, Oysters, Mussels, Sashimi of Tuna, Squid and Salmon! I see lots of Mums happily enjoying dinner with their loved ones and tucking into the buffet spread! Now I am going to try…
Fruits de mer!
Braised Duck with Cordyceps & Sea Cucumber braised so long until it is so silky, slinky and very yielding to the bite. Yum Yum!
The Four Treasures Soup with Scallop, Crabmeat, Fish Maw and Abalone & Shitake was very tasty too. As was the creamy Lobster Bisque. Prawns in a clear broth with Shao Xing wine and crimson wolfberries was most delectable. I also made a Caesar Salad for myself with a twist…I added juicy Beetroot julienne.
A glass of Merlot J. Moreau et fils 2010 with flavours of red fruits and berries from the south of France went exceptionally well with the spicy Chilli Crab done to Singaporean tastes with a fried Man Tou bun to dip into the sauce..
21:55 I have had Dessert, the scrumptious Sweet Finale to every meal. Chocolate Fountain with pineapple, strawberries, watermelon, papaya and honeydew to dip in, as well as 2 types of Marshmallows, Black Forest Cake, Mango Pudding, Or Nee Yam dessert with Santan, mini Fruit Tartlets and much more! I like very much also the old style Potong ice cream in Durian and Red Bean flavours.
Sipping my hot black coffee in a Concorde Hotel mug, I am content and pleased with the lovely dinner. In addition, Mum gets a goodie bag to take home.
There is no love more true than that of a Mother for her flesh and blood. Enjoy!
The photos are of REAL food styled and shot by Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling GourmetTM
100 Orchard Road
International Buffet Dinner S$68++ for Adult and S$30++for Child