Friday, December 05, 2014

Dang Gui & Mei Cai Turkey at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport

Turkeys are the hottest birds this festive season! And Crowne Plaza Changi Airport served up one pretty memoorable one with a unique local touch. The Festive Baked Turkey with Angelica Root ($165+ for takeaway) weighed about 5 kg and was slow cooked over 6 to 7 hours to result in tender flesh with a pleasant herbal hint of the TCM herb "dang gui". Stuffed with sweet corn, mei cai (preserved vegetables) and Cantonese waxed liver sausage, it invoked a familiar taste of home. This turkey is available for takeaways and at selected Azur Festive Buffet Dates (menu rotates).

Other goodies available on Azur's Festive Buffet lineup includes:

Festive Apple and Pomegranate Salad with Crushed Pecan Nuts, a lightly dressed salad with blue cheese and crunchy apple cubes and pomegranate seeds.

Chopped Salad with Smoked Turkey Ham and Cheddar Cheese was simple and a delightful medley of flavours and textures.

A favourite at my table was the Pan Seared Scallops with Warm Butternut Squash & Arugula Salad. And it is not difficult to see why with its plump, nicely seared scallops in an appetising balsamic dressing.

Like the turkey, this Prime Rib Eye of Beef ($255+ for takeaway) will also be on rotation on Azur's Festive Buffet Menu. With a good bite and gentle flavours that were teased out upon chewing, this cow was soon seen gnawing on the bone. Moohaha. Ahem.

Desserts were refreshing with the Yuzu Infused Log Cake ($62+ for takeaway) combining Valrhona's Dulcey chocolate, a white chocolate with a burnt caramel flavour, and the citrusy notes of yuzu, We also tried the Eggnog Panna Cotta which anchored the meal on a festive note.

Thanks to Jolyn and Carrie for the invitation.

Crown Plaza Changi Airport
75 Airport Boulevard

Chew On This: Continuing on the celebratory tone, usher in 2015 with live performances by 5 local bands, games and drink deals at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport's Loco Local 2015 Countdown Party on 31 December at 9pm!  

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