Brunch lovers dwelling in the east can look forward to the weekend brunch at Azur. The restaurant at Crowne Plaza Hotel Changi Airport offers a weekend brunch menu of delectable local dishes and international fares.
The interior sports a modern look with cool metallic hues splashed across the walls, paired with cosy seats of earthy tones. The spacious interior architecture showcases functional space planning and partitioning; the tables are sufficiently spaced apart for a comfortable dining experience.
Available on weekends 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Adult S$45++ / Child $22.50++
To start off with something light, a pre-tossed salad of juicy tomatoes and fresh greens is available. Or mix and match to create your very own customised salad with a selection of dressings available.
The smoked salmon salad looks pretty enticing!
The menu boasts a plethora of local hawker favourites; visitors to Singapore can get a good taste of local cuisine as soon as they land on our sunny island. In particular, the tender chicken from the Hainanese chicken rice station is a must-try!
Hop over to the noodle bar and savour a bowl of piping hot Singapore laksa.
Prepared upon order, the laksa brims with cockles, prawns, fish cakes and quail eggs in a rich coconut broth. You can up the spice factor by adding your desired amount of sambal chilli. The laksa gravy is a little watered down for my liking, though it doesn’t lack fragrance or aroma.
For something healthier, go for the popiah. Freshly prepared at the live station, you will find crunchy textures amidst the fresh ingredients, wrapped in a delicate skin. Feel free to ask for more chilli for a fiery kick.
DIY rojak station
Toss up your own rojak at the DIY station. Doesn’t it taste better when you do it yourself?
Deep fried Hokkien ngoh hiang
Deep fried Hokkien ngoh hiang
The deep fried Hokkien ngoh hiang contains minced pork, sweet prawns and chestnuts for an extra crunch.
The braised kong bak pork belly is pure decadence in the mouth. The pork is well-executed; the meat is tender, and the sauce so delicious.
Ham in Ribena sauce
Look out for the innovative pairing of ham and Ribena.
East Meets West
Hop over to the live station and catch the chefs wrapping Peking duck filled with cream cheese, chives and cucumber in crepe and grilling it to perfection.
This highly raved dish is a definite must-have!
This baked cheesy rice doesn’t come close to the authentic paella, but it is a good attempt with the Asian twist. The cheesy element definitely screams comfort food! Don’t expect a caramelised rice crust though.
The pairing of foie gras mousse with fruit compote is slightly disappointing. The slight sweetness and acidity of the fruit compote has overwhelmed the already-subtle taste of the foie gras.
The garlic naan is prepared from scratch by an experienced Indian chef, and baked in a tandoori oven.
Tip: Pair the naan with the vegetable korma; it is beyond delicious!
The chicken malai kebab is well-executed; I highly recommend it. Marinated with yoghurt, the chicken is melt-in-the-mouth tender, regardless of which part of the chicken you go for.
Minute beef steak with herb’s demi glaze
The flake of white snow is slightly dry and overdone, but the kaffir lime sauce is absolutely divine.
You can’t go wrong with the chicken dishes at Azur. All of them turn out tender and moist.
The Szechuan hot & sour soup is thick, tasty and comforting. The only gripe is the amount of cornstarch used to thicken the soup.
Ironically, the clam chowder isn’t thick and creamy enough, and it is a tad salty. I can’t help but get the impression of the chef trying to salvage an overly salted soup by adding more water.
The vibrant colours of the dessert station are bound to kindle your appetite. You don’t have to save that much room for desserts as they come in tiny portions ?but you can, if you intend to get seconds!