This is not your ordinary hotel buffet. This spread brings you the best of heritage hawker delights from popular hawker stalls to Shangri-La chefs’ specialities from the Lobby Lounge!
Motivated by the mission to preserve the heritage of hawker dishes, Chef Franco Brodini, his team in tandem with a well-known food critic, Dr Leslie Tay put together a buffet menu featuring the ultimate local cuisine; comprising of specially curated local heritage hawker dishes.
It is the perfect offering for tourists and foodies who are in search of the best local dishes because you get to enjoy premium hotel dishes and authentic hawker flavours all at once!
Check out the Heritage Weekend Pop-up Series held once a month at Lobby Lounge! On the weekend of March 24th, my favourite prata establishment, Springleaf Prata Place was invited to set up a weekend pop-up live station to share their offerings (*drools*).
The second edition of the Heritage Weekend Pop-up Series will occur on 21 and 22 April, featuring piping hot steamed rice cakes from Queensway Lau Tan Tutu Kueh! Get ready to indulge in these well-loved, soft, pillow-liked iconic fluffy steamed rice cakes that are typically served with fragrant grated coconut or peanut powder fillings.
Here’s the deal!
The local semi-buffet lunch is priced at $38++ (weekdays) or $42++ (weekends). This buffet entitles you to select one out of seven hawker signatures, and savour a wide selection of local delights such as popiah, kueh pie tee and nyonya kuehs!
The seven hawker signatures include:
1) Bak Chor Mee with Fish Maw Soup
Get a taste of the authentic hawker dishes elevated with premium ingredients, such as this hearty bowl of Seng Kee Mushroom Minced Meat Bak Chor Mee with the addition of fish maw in the soup! Nourishingly addictive!
2) Chilli Crab and Mantou by Dragon Phoenix
Find Alaskan king crabs in Dragon Phoenix’s Chilli Crab. The gravy was gooey, dense, sweet with a tinge of sourness.
3) Prawn Noodle Soup by Beach Road Prawn Mee
Full-flavoured prawn based soup that is sure to whet your appetite.
4) Bak Kut Teh by Legendary Bak Kut Teh
Tantalising and fall-of-the-bones meat soaked in a rich and slurp-worthy bowl of Bak Kut Teh. This dish was prepared with fresh Indonesian pork and Sarawak peppercorn.
5) Beef Rendang by Ruman Makan Minang
Cooked freshly at the hawker stall then delivered to the restaurant, this aromatic dish and well-executed dish was one of the featured pit stop on Singapore Tourism Board’s heritage trail along Kampong Glam.
6) Katong Laksa by The Original Katong Laksa (Jaggut)
One of the frequently featured Laksa in Singapore, Shangri-La hotel’s rendition brings you bigger prawns while keeping the taste close to the authentic version’s.
7) Hainanese Chicken Rice by Shangri-La Hottel, Singapore
Everyone has their favourites from the buffet spread and mine was probably this chicken rice set. The rice was so fragrant and the chicken, soft and juicy. I couldn’t help filling up my carbs compartment.
As mentioned, this buffet entitles you to one out of seven hawker signatures, and a wide selection of local delights such as popiah, kueh pie tee and nyonya kuehs! Here are some of the other dishes included in the buffet!
These mini ang ku kuehs were so cute!
The local semi-buffet lunch is priced at $38++ (weekdays) or $42++ (weekends).
22 Orange Grove Rd, Singapore 258350