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 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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
Love the colourful picks!
Lunch 12noon – 2:30pm: S$37++ per adult
Dinner 6:30-10pm (Weekday/Weekend): S$44++ / S$47++ per adult
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9 Bras Basah Road Singapore 189559
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