Story and photos by Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet TM
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The resourceful and debonair Travelling Gourmet TM goes to feast at a MEGA Buffet in…
MANDARIN Oriental in Melt Cafe. My first stop was the Seafood Collosseum…reminds me of the Collosseum in Roma…
Boston Lobster split in half and the separated Claws! I adore Lobster Claws! Yummie! Snow Crab, Canadian Oysters, Clams, Green Lip Mussels. I liked the Mango Mayonnaise, Tartare Sauce, Mignonette and fresh lemon juice with the seafood plus a dash of Tabasco!
Lots of Cold Cuts too like Smoked Salmon, Champagne Ham, Proscuitto di Parma (Parma Ham), Salami, Snow Fish and more with Capers, Pickled Baby Onions, Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Grilled Zucchini.
The Salad Bar is very lavish! Baby Arugula, Iceberg Lettuce, Mesclun Mix, Romaine, Corn Niblets, Quinoa, Beetroot, Heart of Palm, Kidney beans, Broad Beans, Parmesan, Almonds, Walnuts, Pumpkin Seeds, Hazelnuts and lots more! I especially like the speciality Vinegars like Red Wine, Champagne, White Wine, Apple, Balsamico and also the Walnut, Hazelnut and Avocado Oils. Of coourse, there is Extra Virgin Olive Oil too and the usual suspects like Caesar Dressing, Thousand Island, Italian…
Japanese Sushi and Sashimi is on offer too and lots of variations like Kanisarada (crab), Unagi (eel), Prawn and more. The best thing about this mega buffet is that Melt Cafe is very spacious so you do not feel cramped and enclosed but quite liberated as you wander around choosing your personal favourtites to feast on.
Outside in the garden is an Al fresco BBQ where there is freshly grilled Lamb Chops, Angus Beef, Prawns, Lobster, Capsicum, Thai Style Pork Neck…
has Wagyu Beef with Red Wine Sauce, Honey Baked Ham, Chinese Style Roast Pork and Steamed Chicken. The Indian Section has Naan Bread, crispy Poppadum, Tandoori and Seafood Curry, Dhal and I liked the Beetroot Tandoori very much. The Executive Sous Chef Eric Tan kindly make a special Truffle Naan and a Cheese Naan for me to try! 🙂 Very fluffy and yummie! Perfect for dipping into curry.
Gourmet Farmhouse Cheeses with Jams, Mostarda, Apricots, Almonds are sure to please the cheese afficionado…
For sweet DESSERTS there are lots and lts of sweet treats including ice cream like Madagascan Vanilla and Strawberry…and the signature luscious gooey MELT Chocolate Cake. indulge in the Valrhona Chocolate Fountain! Dip Marshmallows and Pineapple chunks into the chocolate! Freshly made Waffles with Maple Syrup delight as well!
Mega Buffets! OMG! So much food, so little time…My taste buds melted in ecstacy in Melt Cafe 🙂
5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square