Crazier about Crabs @ Brizo

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Last year, I went crazy at Brizo because it was a party with the crabs!! We were not even together back then. This year, we are back at Brizo as a couple. Time flies. A bit more and we are at our first anniversary!

My entire family loves crab. My mom loves Chilli crabs, while my dad loves Butter crabs. Me? I prefer to have it with Salted Egg.

So what is the best place to have all 3 without burning a hole in the pocket? Buffet.

But where can you find Crab Buffet?

Right here in Park Hotel! The Crazier about Crabs buffet is finally back with a friendly pricing.

Wednesday to Thursday: Adult $68++, Child $34++

Friday to Sunday: Adult $80++, Child $40++

This buffet will be available from 1 April to 28 June 2015, from 6.30pm to 10.30pm.

 

 

Do you know why we were so fascinated about this pan here? It was because we were trying to win a staycation for ourselves! As for you, head over to our Instagram (@maybelinesim or @james_awyong) to look for this pan, guess the weight and win yourself some dining vouchers for 2 for the crab buffet 🙂

*Update: Contest closed

 

 

This pan is a brand new STAR dish – Crab in a Pan. Each pan contains a whole crab, prawns, clams, black mussels, potatoes, corn and sausages and you can choose a choice between Mariniere, Bouillabaisse and Cioppino.

Below is a picture showing a pan that serves 4.

 

 

By the way…. do you know that they have 26 kinds of seafood and 22 types of crab dishes?!?!

I thought I would love the salted egg crab the most but I love how the black pepper crabs were cooked that night!! It was so yummy!! James was also filling his stomach with crabs and I was secretly smiling inside because he look like a greedy boy when he was handling the crabs. All 10 of his fingers were dirty. So cute! Haha. It was partly because he was enjoying himself thoroughly throughout. The food was good and so was the ambience as we were seated with a table of friendly people and our good friend, William.

Brizo’s array of all-time favourite crab dishes sare the sweet-piquant Brizo Signature Chilli Crab, the aromatic Heavenly Fragrance Crab and the dim sum styled X.O. Steamed Crab in Egg White.

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are a cargo lover, they have Premium Crabmeat Fried Rice with XO Sauce and Laksa too! I was too busy with the crabs that I forgot to take a picture of my laksa. It was a DIY station so you can cook the laksa yourself. I prefer it that way because I can skip the bean sprouts and add more eggs! Hehe. The broth of the laksa was quite good too! It was flavorful enough to want a second serving.

 

 

Crabmeat Kueh Pie Tee sounds cute too!

 

 

Of course, if you prefer to have some fried snacks, they have crispy soft shell crab and baked crab in shell as well.

 

 

And for the cold dishes, be sure to expect cold and fresh sashimi. salad, Alaskan Crab Claw, Australian Spanner Crab and Chilled Flower Crab!

 

 

 

Not forgetting sushi too!

 

 

The range of dessert they have is 5x of what you see here. From Conetto’s mini cone, to mini Magnum to durian mousse to kuehs to macaroons to many many many more!

 

 

Yup, with such a HUGE range of variety, the prices of the buffet still remains pocket friendly. It is always good to pamper yourself to such good food once in a while!

 

During this period from 1 April to 28 June 2015, diners can also stand a chance to win a weekend staycation at Park Hotel Clarke Quay by sharing the most delicious-looking plates! Do remember to #crabbuffetatpark so that they can see your entries!

 

Psst psst readers!! From 1st April to 12th April, quote “My Fat Pocket_earlybird20%off” to enjoy 20% off the buffet prices! Isn’t it super super pocket friendly already?!?!

 

For reservations, you can call 6593 8855 or email brizo.phcq@parkhotelgroup.com 🙂

Crab Buffet @ Park Hotel Brizo

EAT ALL THE CRABS TO YOUR HEART’S CONTENT AT PARK HOTEL!

Address: 1 Unity St Singapore 237983
Contact: +65 6593 8899

Last year, I attended a crab buffet at another hotel and went back for more with my parents. This year, I had another crab buffet at Park Hotel – Brizo Restaurant & Bar with the blogger friends!

William. James. Maybeline.

There were more than 19 types of appetising crab delicacies to the table, tempting diners with one of the most satisfying crab feast from 3 July to 31 Aug 2014.

You know you have to attack the all-time favourite in Singapore first – Chilli Crab.

Other than Chilli Crabs, other flavours were also available at the buffet.

Black Pepper, Salted Egg, Steamed, Heavenly Fragrance, Baked, Laksa and many other flavors.

Making the debut is the Heavenly Fragrance Crab that encapsulates Chinese, Malay and Indian flavors. The crabs are stir-fried with crispy bits of dried shrimp, aromatic curry leaves, chillies and curry powder.

The hot favourite that night was the pippin’ hot steam crab!

There was also Rock crab laksa Bee Hoon which was served in a bowl! Among all the crabs, salted egg crab is still my favourite.

Small fried crab snacks were also available as well – Soft shell crab, breaded crab claw etc.


After a meal of sinful indulgence, go light. Feel less guilty by eating salad!

And then continue with your feast with the cold dishes.

The cold prawns were very fresh!

Done with all the food. Now to the desserts!

We went WOW when we saw Magnums and Cornetto for desserts.

Happy kids on the go!

Desserts like Jelly, Hot Cheng Tng, Chilled Melon with Sago and assorted cakes were also available.

In conjunction with local’s delight and season, durian mousse was also included in the dessert menu!

Chocolate fondant.

William and me literally wipe out the macaroons for the bloggers at our table! Heh.

And the kuey he loves…

The buffet is available from 3 July to 31 Aug 2013.

Each buffet dinner comes with complimentary parking for dinner.

Thursday to Sundays – 6.30pm to 10.30pm:

$55++/pax
$90++/pax (inclusive of wine, beer and soft drinks)
$100++/pax (inclusive of champagne, wine, beer and soft drinks)

Start crabbing with Park Hotel today!

Discount at Mellben!

One of my top seafood places in Singapore is none other than Mellben Seafood. I am saying this not because I am a good friend/sister of the boss’s son but because of their delectable Butter Crabs and Claypot Beehoon!!

Friends on my facebook would know that I often check into Mellben Signature (which is also another branch from Ang Mo Kio’s Mellben Seafood). I like to bring my parents and friends there for birthdays and gatherings. This is an alternative to the outlet in AMK because they accept reservations and you can save the time on queuing. The dishes and prices are exactly the same.

Now, you can quote “MAYBELINE” for 15% discount for bills $150 and above!! This is valid till the end of Aug 2014!!

I love how their HUGGGGEEEE crabs were displayed! You know, we were only there for 2 hours but they were already gone from the tank with 1.5hour. They had to refill their crabs from again and again!!

I had never like yam but I went ahead to eat this Deep Fried Yam Scallops because it was fried to golden brown perfection. Soft on the inside but crispy on the outside. This dish is also served along with sweet sauce.

Singaporeans like food served or fried with garlic, so this Garlic Steamed Bamboo Clam might be of interest to you. All the seafood were served fresh and in generous portion, needless to say, the same for the calm – juicy and fresh. Although you can see a whole lot of garlic but it does not overpower the taste and chewiness of the clam.

Mango and prawns are my top two favorites. And a fusion of these two can lead to a whole new level of awesomeness!

During the first round of food tasting, the bloggers actually ordered a double/triple portion of this Salted Egg Pork Ribs!! Hence, I would definitely label this as a Blogger’s Recommendation dish!! Anything with salted egg is nice!!

Golden brown Signature Seafood Beancurd is golden. This is damn good. Eat it while it’s hot!!

XO Sauce Asparagus with Shimeiji Mushroom.

We tried Chilli crabs served with buns, Butter crabs and Claypot Beehoon. I have to hide all the other pictures of the crabs to show you how FUCKING AWESOME THIS IS. I had a triple share of the beehoon soup.

All the claws were so huge that they were bigger than my palms (or about the size of my palm). If you can’t get enough of the beehoon and broth, you can always order another portion (which I always do). You can literally taste the sweetness of the crab by drinking the broth. I would skip the crab just for the beehoon and broth!!

Desserts like Hasma and etc are also available at Mellben. Exactly what was needed to end a meal.

Mellben Signature is located at Bestway Building, 12 Prince Edward Road.

Nearest MRT Station: Tanjong Pagar MRT Station (walkable distance).

If you’re driving, it is charged at per entry. WOOOHAAAAA. See you guys there!! Please call them to make your reservations at 6220 5512 to award disappointment!

Check them out at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mellben-Signature/

Momiji Japanese Buffet – GOOD!

I have long heard of Momiji Japanese Buffet but have never been there personally because I like to stick to my usual buffet place, which, surprisingly, also belongs to the same group of company as Momiji!

Being a vivid fan of japanese food, I wouldn’t allow myself to miss out on food tasting like this. The restaurant I went to is located at 55 Newton Road, Revenue House.

A King Crab feast was also taking place during the visit. The feast was supposed to end some time later but due to overwhelming response, the crabs are running out fast!! So while stock lasts! The king crab feast is available with a promotion price of $37.80+++ for an adult. I was expecting the price to go over $50 but no. It is this affordable!!

Although it is called the King Crab Feast, you can also find yourself indulging in the freshest sashimi, wagyu beef, kurobuta, shabu shabu, Teppanyaki and seaaafooooooodddddd.

While indulging in the food, you can also enjoy free flow of Sapporo beer….. yes, this is also included in the buffet…. Free flow of beer… Mmmm… How do they even make profit?!

If you want cooked food, you can always go for other options. They have a variety of premium items. You can have fresh, to grill, to steam and so much more!!

No japanese buffet is japanese if they don’t serve chawanmushi.

Guilty but not sorry, I had 4 cups of chawanmushi that evening.

Some local delights can also be found in the buffet. This suits my family so much. My mom and brother prefers local delights while my dad and me prefers Japanese food. What a good place for a family buffet dinner. And the entire meal for the table would only cost us less than $200!

Char siew.

Deep fried tofu.

Scallops.

Mouth watering teppanyaki.

For dessert wise, you can to choose from a huge variety as well!! There is free flow of Haagen-Dazes ice cream, cakes, moji, chocolates, cream puffs and fruits!

They are all of better quality – expensive ice creams, thick creamy chocolates, sweet fruits and chilled cakes!

Visit their Facebook for more information on the buffets available! – https://www.facebook.com/Momiji.JapaneseBuffet

Crab buffet @ Plaza Brasserie

Most Singaporean loves crabs. But have you ever find crabs expensive and can never bear to spend too much on them?

Well, crab lovers, I have a good deal for you!!

Are you interested in Crab buffet???!!!! It is available on Monday to Sunday!

Let me name you some dishes to make you salivate first before showing you the pictures.

Some of the appetizers they have includes:
Dijon Crab Cakes with Coriander Paste,
Chicken Salad with Pesto,
Tang Hoon Salad,
Spicy Tuna Salad, Bread Crab Claw,
Mini Crab Meat Samosas,
Olive and Potato Crabmeat Balls with Pesto,
Crabmeat Paste,
Baked Whole Salmon with Spicy Dip
and a variety of Dim Sums.

ALOT OF CRABS already right?! Now look at the pictures below.

Besides the popular Chilli Crab and Black Pepper Crab, you can look forward to savouring Chef Jackson’s new crab recipes, Crab with Tang Gui, Baked Crab, Nonya Curry Crab, Butter Crab, Stirred Fried Crab with Egg Yolk, Salted Egg Crab and XO Crab.

My favourite is still the Chilli Crab and Salted Egg Crab. But Nonya Curry Crab and Crab with Tang Gui sounds too special not to be missed!

Look at the golden salted egg! Yums!

Nonya Curry Crab.

Their pratas are also as unique because they have fresh Durian prata!!

Our table had quite a few servings of it that night.

Chocolate Prata. Crpisy looking no?

Hot varieties includes Stir-Fried Squid with Celery in “XO” Sauce, Oatmeal Prawns, Nonya Curry Chicken, Eight Treasure Duck, Steam Fish in “Hong Kong” Style, Fried Baby Kai Lan and Crabmeat Fried Rice, Crispy Soft Shell Crabs and Braised Sea Cucumber with Roast Pork and Mushrooms.

Seafood soup which looks a bit like Shark fin soup. I love thick thick soups 🙂

Crab meats are found inside the soup too!

So international! Crabs, Prata, now Sushi! Konichiwa?

Fresh oysters! They opened them up infront of us.

Sauces for your meat like duck.

I was told to try the special laksa which is also included in the new menu!

I requested for more eggs for mine and the person gave me ALOT of eggs. Weeeeee.

This was William’s normal laksa.

And this was taken while waiting for our Laksa to be cooked.

Never too full for desserts 🙂

If you have a sweet-tooth, savour in the range of delicious desserts ranging from Sweet Potato, Water Chestnut, Bubur Cha Cha, Mini French Pastries, Chocolate Truffle and Cheese Cake, Assorted Ice-Creams, Fresh Fruits, Almond Beancurd, Chin Chow, Rice Pudding with Vanilla Sauce, American Cheesecake, Chocolate Fondue served with Fresh Fruits, Dried Fruits and Marshmallows.

Definitely a great place for family gatherings, friends gathering, birthday buffet and so much more.

I am so glad I found this place. Both my parents were extremely happy that night. Thank you Plaza Brasserie for hosting us. Thank you for making both our heart and stomach happy!!

Being a crab lover, my dad rated it 4.5 out of 5 stars! Trust me, you won’t regret dining there 🙂

The buffet period for this menu is available from 5 June to 31 August 2013.

Dinner (Mondays to Thursdays): Adult $55 Child $33
Dinner (Fridays to Sundays): Adult $58 Child $35

Prices are subject to10% service charge and 7% Goods and Services Tax

For enquiries or reservations, please call Plaza Brasserie at 6505 5710.

Plaza Brasserie is located at 7500 Beach Road, Singapore 199591.

Boxing Crab Sentosa

Do you remember Boxing Crab Sentosa? Recap here: http://blog.myfatpocket.com/maybelinesim/2012/12/08/boxing-crab-sentosa/

A must-try is the Braised Claypot Crab with Superior Broth and Pumpkin!!!

This is my third time there (I went back with my family for the pumpkin crab as well).

They came up with a Menu for Mothers’ Day Special!

Treat your mother to the best crab secret in Sentosa, a nice gem that overlooks the seafront and as such the scenery is splendid.

The Mother’s Day Set Menu for 4 pax is at $328++ and only valid from 1 to 12 May.

And the dishes includes:

Deep Fried Spiny Lobster Salad
I like the chewy feel of this dish and it taste as if it was soaked in salted egg yolk! Yums!!

Braised Treasure Chicken in Lotus Leaf

Most mom loves herbal stuffs. This taste a little like herbal chicken but different.
Look at the pictures below and you can see how filled it is with all the different ingredients!

Homemade Water Chestnut Bean Curd with Spices Meat

Inside the tender beancurd is some crispy water chestnut. The meat used is chicken, not pork.

Boxing Crab do not serve Pork or Lard.

Stir Fried Sea Scallop and Prawn with Asparagus

Big scallops and juicy prawns.

Braised Chili Crab wrapped in Lotus Leaf Deep Fried Bun

And now, the highlight, the Chili Crab which most Singaporeans loveeeeee!

As much as I love their Pumpkin crab, I love their Chili crab too. Most of the bloggers that night prefer chili to pumpkin and I had a hard time deciding which is nicer because both were equally awesome.

But I guess my ultimate choice is still the pumpkin crab!!!

What’s Chili Crab with Man Tou right????

Alright, we are ready to attack them now!!!

Stir Fried Vermicelli with Seafood

Another dish with juicy prawns and scallop.

Red Bean Soup with Coconut and Lotus Seed

There is always room for dessert no matter how full one is.

Pamper your mom with the Red Bean Soup after a satisfying meal.

Happy Seafood Lovers!!

Boxing crab is located at 80 Siloso Road Singapore 098969

Contact: 6274 7760

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday, 11am to 11pm daily.

For more information, please visit their Facebook page at Boxing Crab

Park Royal on the beach – Plaza Brasserie

From March 8 to May 31, Plaza Brasserie will be offering the Seafood Fiesta under its popular Best of Asia themed from Mondays to Sundays.

For crab loves (ME ME ME!!), relish in their selections of Stir-fried Crab with Egg Yolk, stir-fried Crab with Black Pepper Sauce and Stir-fried Chilli Crab.
Hot varieties like Deep-Fried Prawns with Garlic and XO sauce, Crispy Soft Shell Crabs, Steamed Fish in Nonya sauce and many many more are also available.
This whole thing here is the crispy soft shell crabs. And this is one of the raves that Karen mentioned about :O

This prawn on toast is my favorite! (It is a little oily though, but you can eat first and worry later. Heh)

Fresh from the ice!

This crab cake is awesome!

If you’re wondering how it taste like, it taste like crab, just of different mouth feel.

Crab Fried Rice. You can’t see it here but there’s chunky crab meat inside.

I tell you, Hong Peng cleared 2 plates of these LOL.

Chilli Tiger Prawns!

The fishes served were EXTREMELY FRESH. Totally 2 thumbs up from a fish lover here!

I cleared A L O T of salted egg crab because it is way toooooooo nice.
Know what?

This dish totally deserve 4 out of 5 stars.

Remember, if you don’t like salted egg, you can go for other taste as well.
They have black pepper or chilli too.

After the proper meal, you can hop on to the dessert selection! They have a wide rang ranging from Chocolate cakes, Cheese Cakes to Almond bean curd, Pastries, Bubor Cha Cha to Chocolate Fondue.

This chocolate cake is one of their signature cake.

In addition, from Mondays to Thursdays, Chef Jackson Goh will also continue to steam the freshest catch such as Red Garoupa and Sea Bass and offer the choice of either Hong Kong or Thai cooking style.

They also have live cooking station of Teppanyaki prawns, stingray, so tong and salmon on Fridays to Sundays.

Date: 8 March to 26 May 2013
Dinner (Mon – Thurs) Adult $53 Child $32
Dinner (Fri – Sun) Adult $58 Child $35

I have already decided to head there for buffet again for my dad’s birthday!

$53-$58 for a free flow seafood buffet is actually very very reasonable!