Whenever friends ask me for hotel buffet recommendations, the few places that I would always mention include Cafebiz at Traders Hotel and Straits Café at Rendezvous Grand Hotel.

Ever since stumbling upon the Rendezvous buffet dinner quite by chance a few years ago, I have returned at least twice every year to feast on the goodies.

Crayfish

The seafood spread never ceases to impress!

While the buffet is international style with both Western and Asian dishes tossed in the mix, what I love most is the seafood. If I could use one word to sum up the dinner buffet, it would be quite simply “crayfish” – loads and loads of it!

Japanese baby octopus

Over here, the staff always refill the trays once the food runs out. You can be sure to get a bellyful of the shellfish each time!

International buffet at Straits Cafe, Rendezvous Hotel Singapore

Crab legs and sushi

Of course, apart from that you can also indulge in other seafood such as baby octopus, crab legs and scallops. These go especially well with the Thai sweet chilli sauce provided, among other dips.

International buffet at Straits Cafe, Rendezvous Hotel Singapore

Canapé

Look, the canapé is topped with a slice of bak kwa (sweet barbecued pork)! These days, bak kwa sure is showing up in many unconventional dishes, including mooncakes!

Crayfish

Spot a running theme here? Yes, the crayfish is omnipresent on every dinner plate. That is my single most favourite item in the buffet spread.

Durian purée

As for desserts, a few durian specialties are offered. The blended durian purée is melt-in-your-mouth goodness. If you love durian mochi, you would absolutely enjoy this!

Durian fudge cake

Then there’s also the hotel’s well known durian fudge cake that is filled with layers of soft durian pulp, minus the durian stench. Yum!

Perhaps what is lacking in this buffet is a nice chocolate fountain and more ice cream flavours.

Fruit jelly cocktail

Love the colourful picks!

International buffet at Straits Cafe, Rendezvous Hotel Singapore

International buffet
Lunch 12noon – 2:30pm: S$37++ per adult
Dinner 6:30-10pm (Weekday/Weekend): S$44++ / S$47++ per adult
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Straits Café
Rendezvous Hotel
9 Bras Basah Road Singapore 189559
Tel: +65 6335 1777 | Website
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