Novel and niche buffets to stuff yourself silly at
Buffets don’t always have to be a showdown of crabs, oysters, sushi and tiny cakes. Sometimes, all we want is an endless amount of our favourite food. Whether it’s chocolate, cheese or even pizza, these buffets offer a wide variety of dishes featuring a star ingredient or item. After all, why stop at Kinder Bueno when you can stuff yourself silly with chocolate done 35214356245 ways?
1. Korean fried chicken buffet
Get CHIMAC Buffet at Chicken Up for an after-work chillax session with your buddies. Sink your teeth into juicy Korean fried chicken wings and wash them down with free-flow soju or beer. The buffet is available daily at their Tanjong Pagar, Tampines, Parkway Parade and Buangkok outlets. It is priced at $35++ for ladies and $45++ for men, with an additional surcharge of $20 on Fridays.
Address: 48 Tanjong Pagar Road, #01-01, Singapore 088469
Opening hours: Mon-Thur 5:30pm to 2am, Fri-Sat 5:30pm to 3am, Sun 5:30am to 12am
Tel: 6327 1203
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2. Chocolate buffet
For those who swear they’ll never get enough of chocolate, The Fullerton Hotel’s Charmed By Chocolate is exactly what you’ll want for Christmas. At $38++, you get to enjoy the hotel’s signature Manjari Chocolate Crunch Cake, Ivoire White Chocolate & Cherry Cake as well as dark chocolate and milk chocolate caramel fountains – BRING IT ON.
Address: 1 Fullerton Square, South Courtyard, The Courtyard, The Fullerton Hotel, Singapore 049178
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 12am
Charmed By Chocolate is only available on Fridays and Saturdays, 8pm to 11pm.
3. Pizza buffet
If you have always stared wistfully at a giant pizza during dinner and felt too paiseh to take more than two slices, you’d feel right at home at The Manhattan Pizza Company. For $19.90 every Monday, you can have a piz-za every slice from five types of pizzas. It almost makes Mondays better.
4. Prata buffet
With what seems like a million choices at prata shops, it’s always tough to decide what to eat. Flip with joy at Al Jasra’s Prata Buffet, where you get to try them all. From strawberry to masala and ikan bilis, they’ve got all sorts of prata to fill your tummy for $7.90. What’s more, the restaurant operates 24 hours daily, so you can makan all the prata you want all day, every day.
5. Beer and cocktail buffet
With something as epic as a Liquid Buffet, it’s no wonder this joint is called “Don’t Tell Mama“. Jio your kakis for a fun night out at this Korean-Mexican bar and bistro, which serves unlimited refills of beer and cocktails along with bar bites such as nachos. It’s available daily at $28 for ladies and $35 for men, with an additional surcharge of $10 on Fridays.
6. Raclette cheese buffet
While a number of hotel buffets offer unlimited cheese, it’s not as common to see Free Flow Raclette on a menu. Avid fans can head to Wine Universe for copious amounts of this Swiss cheese at $49++ per person, or get a single portion for $12++. It doesn’t come with sides, so get a selection of cold cuts at $25++ for 100g or $34++ for 150g to go with it.
Address: 9 Raffles Boulevard, #01-109, Millenia Walk, Singapore 039596
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 12pm to 12am, Sat 5pm to 12am (last order at 11pm)
Tel: 6338 0717
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7. Taiwan porridge buffet
If you are looking for something that’ll remind you of ah ma’s cooking, try Taiwan Porridge A La Carte Buffet at Goodwood Park Hotel. This hearty buffet offers classics like sweet potato porridge, fried pomfret and prawn paste chicken. Those who rather stick to single portions can opt for Taiwan Porridge Lunch Bento ($21++) that comes with a handful of sides and a bowl of hot porridge.
Festive Dessert Buffet is happening now as well, so you and ah ma can indulge in both Western and Asian sweets after your meal. The Taiwan Porridge A La Carte Buffet with Festive Dessert Buffet is priced at $48++ per adult and $30++ per child for lunch and dinner from now till 2 January 2017.
Address: 22 Scotts Road, Coffee Lounge, Goodwood Park Hotel, Singapore 228221
Opening hours: Daily 6am to 10:30am, 12pm to 2:30pm, 3pm to 5:30pm, 6pm to 10:30pm
Taiwan Porridge A La Carte Buffet is only available from 12pm to 2:30pm and 6pm to 10:30pm.
Tel: 6737 7411
8. Ice-cream buffet
Easties, this one’s for you. Little Ice Cream Kafe (LICK) offers free-flow ice-cream, waffles and a variety of toppings on Fridays. Indulge in unique flavours such as Lychee Martini or crowd-favourites including Mao Shan Wang Durian and Sea Salt Caramel. Waffles are crispy on the outside, with a soft, fluffy texture on the inside that soaks up the goodness of your ice-cream.
Address: 258 Tanjong Katong Road, Singapore 437046
Opening hours: Sun-Thur 1pm to 11pm, Fri-Sat 1pm to 12am
Ice-cream Buffet is only available on Fridays, 2pm to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm.
Tel: 6440 8526
9. Xiao long bao and steamboat buffet
Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao at Holland Village is perpetually crowded at night because of their Xiao Long Bao Steamboat Buffet. The steamboat selection is pretty impressive with four soup bases, seafood, mushrooms, meats, veggies and homemade la mian (hand-pulled noodles). Of course, the major crowd-puller here is the unlimited XLBs served in bamboo baskets. Even though it’s a buffet, these soup buns are steamed upon order so you’ll get them fresh and piping hot.
The buffet is priced at $27.80++ from Monday to Thursday and $30.80++ from Friday to Sunday. There are three rounds of dining each day and a promotion from now till 30 December gives you 20% off if you’re in the first round (5pm to 6:30pm).
Address: 241 Holland Avenue, Singapore 278976
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Xiao Long Bao Steamboat Buffet is only available from 5pm onwards, with three rounds per day (5pm to 6:30pm, 6:45pm to 8:15pm, 8:30pm to 10pm).
Tel: 6463 0968
10. Cheese and chocolate buffet
Club55’s Cheese and Chocolate Buffet offers over 40 handmade desserts and 12 types of European cheese. At $48++, this indulgent meal comes with a backdrop of our city’s skyline from the 55th storey of MBS. Highlights include Whipped Bailey Cream Hazelnut Cake and Passionfruit White Chocolate Mousse Cake. To make this buffet even more atas, go all out with a wine pairing at $19++ for three wines.
Address: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Level 55, Hotel Tower 2, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018956
Opening hours: Fri-Wed 8pm to 12am
Tel: 6688 8858
Oh baby you should go and stuff yourself
No matter what your poison is, there should be something on this list that’ll satisfy your cravings. Let us know in the comments if you know of any novel and niche buffets in Singapore!