This is a Foodie Fridays - TGIF! It's time to get fat on Fridays! entry under my themed blog posts! For more info about the themed blog posts, do read the entry here. FYI, This was also an invited food tasting.
I went with Fidelis to check out Flavours at Zhongshan Park. Ever since I changed this blog to be more of a Singapore Lifestyle Blog, I seem to have gotten fatter! Nuuuuuuu! Too much food tastings! How do you Food bloggers do it?!
If you are looking for buffet places in Balestier, Flavours at Zhongshan Park will be my recommendation.
Flavours, Zhongshan Park shared with us that they added 26 more items on their a la carte menu with an increased selection of appetizers, soups, western cuisine, Asian and Nonya specialties and a new “Twist of Flavours” section featuring seven creative dishes fusing Asian and western cooking methods and ingredients.
I thought that one of their main highlights was that they added this rather unique Singaporean live station. They had this "Ah Hood Burger Stall" where you can make your very own Kong Ba Bao with the various ingredients available.
Here is my version!
I thought that having the option to mix and match your own Kong Ba Bao was extremely interesting. Kudos to the team who thought of this!
Aside from that, we had the opportunity to sample some dishes like the:
Deep Fried Otak with Curry Peanut Mayo ($16.80). I couldn't tell that this was otak otak at all! It was fried in batter, served with curry spiced flat fries and a homemade dip made of mayonnaise with peanut butter and curry powder. I thought that the sauce was really yummy! But then I'm a huge fan of peanut butter AND curry so... I'm pretty bias. The taste wasn't overpowering and honestly, I could hardly tell it was otak!
The Beer Marinated Crispy Pork Belly with Mashed Potato ($20.80) was extremely tender and I found out that it was marinated for 24 hours and cooked in sous-vide for another 24 hours! This was why it was extremely juicy. I liked that while it was juicy, the skin was extremely crispy. Thumbs up!
We also tried the Spice Marinated Slow-Baked Duck Leg ($24.80) which was marinated by a blend of spices and after which cooked sous-vide for 24 hours. While it was okay, I thought it paled in comparison to the Pork Belly and Deep Fried Otak.
We also tried the Prawn Laksa Risotto with Coconut Cream ($18.80) which I think should be eaten in moderation. Reason being, it's extremely filling due to the laksa and coconut paste, which has a lot of lemak plus it's risotto. While it comes with scallops, squids and prawns, please do not gorge on this. Leave space for the rest of the food! After eating this dish, I was extremely full!
I really enjoyed the Pandan Crepe with Mascarpone and Cempedak ($12.80). Have never tried something like this before! They used panda juice for the crepe and the filling was Mascarpone cheese and Cempedak Puree! Would have never thought that the combo will work! Aside from that, it's topped with coconut foam and gula melaka. I know that it sounds really weird but I really liked it! And I thought that it went really well together!
Both Fidelis and myself really enjoyed the buffet at Flavours at Zhongshan Park!
Flavours At Zhongshan Park
Location: 16 Ah Hood Road, Level One of Ramada Singapore at Zhongshan Park
Reservations: + 65 6808 6846
Website/Online Reservations: www.flavoursatzhongshanpark.com
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