Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Festive Eats at the Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel

'Tis the season to be tempted by a sexy leg like this one, which you can actually take home. Moohehe. The Honey & Clove Glazed Ham ($405 for 10kg, $205 for 5kg) by the Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel is probably my latest favourite ham. Packed full of flavour being cooked bone-in, it was juicy, meaty and briny with hints of clove and honey. Just clobber me on the head with this baby already and send me to porcine heaven!
Also available for takeaway is the Truffle Buttered Roast Turkey with Finanziera Terrine & Madeira Sauce ($498++), a limited edition with only 20 birds available. The truffle flavour in the turkey was too subtle. On the other hand, the Finanziera terrine was delectably earthy, meaty and rich. Like the flavours and texture of a very good pate that begs to be eaten with crusty bread. Moohehe. 
Have a swirl of kaya in your logcake for something a little local and different this year. Bring home the Kaya Namachoco Yule Logcake ($68), a luscious blend of smooth, rich chocolate ganache with a kaya ripple that adds a very pleasant albeit subtle touch of distinctive pandan and coconut flavour. 

Over at the hotel's Marriott Café, feast on a Christmas Eve and Christmas Day buffet line up of Seafood on Ice, Roast Beef Prime Rib, Roast Turkey Chestnut Stuffing, Lobster Benedict and this Prune & Pancetta Stuffed Roast Pork Saddle, among others. This had a crisp crackling but I wished there was a higher crackling to meat ratio. The meat was seasoned nicely and paired well with the prunes though it was a tad dry at some parts.

This Baked Salt Crusted Whole Red Snapper is essentially fish-ception- a fish within a fish. LOL. Beneath the crust of salt lay a sizeable whole red snapper with meaty white flesh that was scrumptious with the accompanying flavoursome salsa verde.
There will also be Asian delights such as Chilli Crab, Salted Egg Prawns and Ginseng Herbal Chicken Soup to please the Asian taste buds.

End the meal with a slew of desserts, including Mulled Fruit Brulee, Choux Pastry Christmas Tree, and Steamed Plum Pudding with Brandy Sauce, from the buffet counter. Then happily roll down Orchard Road and take in all the Christmas lights. Moohehe.

Marriott Café Festive Buffet is available from 1 to 30 December.

Mondays to Thursdays: $63 (lunch), $80 (dinner)
Fridays and Saturdays: $63 (lunch), $88 (dinner)
Sundays: $98 (lunch), $80 (dinner)

24 December
$63 (lunch), $138* (dinner)

25 December
$118* (lunch), $138* (dinner)

*Inclusive of freeflow sparkling wine, beer and soft drinks
Thanks Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel for hosting me at your festive preview.

Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
320 Orchard Road
Tel: 6831 4605

Chew On This: See here for all upcoming dining promotions at the Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, including the New Year's Eve Countdown Party.

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