i love the month of august because there are so many B days! and you know what else starts with B? BUFFETS! and this year seems to be leading in terms of buffets i’ve been to.
i suppose being a kid doesn’t really make much sense to be brought to a buffet. first of all, kids tend to be annoyingly fussy with food. and lack attention span to try every single dish. being 21, however, means being having a higher metabolic rate than you in 10 years time. plus, no need to worry about cholesterol, diabetes, or hemorrhoids just yet. so this is the best time in life to enjoy a good buffet.
today, we tried the English Afternoon Tea at Cafe L’espresso, Goodwood Park Hotel
the lovely thing about Goodwood Park hotel is that the entire place is so authentically colonial. Cafe L’espresso itself is located right next to the swimming pool, with furniture that looks a century old but very well maintained of course. the service staff are all dressed in oldschool uniforms and have impeccable manners. overall, the whole place really brings you back into another era. very quaint!
hi-tea buffet starts at 2 all the way to 530pm, from monday to thursday. for fridays, there are two seatings. one is at 12 to 230 and the other is 3 to 530pm i think. gotta go check out their website.
how much? $34 per pax. with gst and service charge, it comes up to $40 per pax. ok la, not cheap. but when you see the quality and quantity of the spread, you’ll find that it’s actually quite worth it!
everyone gets 2 servings of drinks. and you can choose hot tea, hot coffee or ice drinks. the hot stuff looked more exciting so i chose both my drinks from there. usually i’m a cold coffee/tea person, so why not try something new?
for tea, i had Vanilla Ceylon. the Vanilla essence was pretty strong, very nice!
round 1: my plate looked like this
i seriously don’t know what they put in there, but it’s definitely not your usual kueh pie tee! the shell is so cripsy, it’s like they pumped it with steroids or something! i had two, and would’ve had more, if not for the nausea i felt from stuffing myself silly.
the raspberry teeny cake on the extreme left is the best. sweet and sour, with just the right kind of balance to avoid the feeling of jelat-ness. the chocolate teeny cake next to it is extremely good. it’s like ferrero rocher all smashed up and turned into a cake! the yellow shotglass contains mango, but not pudding. it was some soury mango milk thingy, not very nice leh. the other shotglass i didn’t try cos jeremy said it was blueberry, yucks!
oh yes. at buffets, you must always beware of the things that are the most elaborately decorated, because they are usually the worst-tasting. just like how in real life, most people are usually only smart, hot or nice, a combination of two, but rarely all three together.
hahah this, however, was very good:
buffet regrets were not trying the bread and butter pudding, which is reviewed in hungrygowhere as one of the best in Singapore ): next time i must do my research properly and prioritize the best first and leave the pretty-but-actually-gross foods to the end. efficient!
btw, don’t order the traditional iced coffee. Singaporeans buay hiao drink one. it tastes damn weird on its own, and even worse after adding sugar and milk HAHA!
instead, be smart like me and order the Hazelnut Cafe! it was super shiok, and it definitely woke me up from the afternoon sleepiness. was extra extra sleepy cos of the glucose high- i was starving myself the entire morning, and because i was so excited for today i hardly slept at all.
after the buffet we were so full, walking felt so torturous!! so we decided to chill at the 70th floor of swissotel! great view, comfy chairs, what more could you ask for?
HAPPY 21 BIRTHDAY JEREMY 😀