Saturday, January 19, 2019

[Media Invite] Spring Arrives @ Ellenborough Market Café Swissôtel Merchant Court

As one gets busy in de-cluttering and re-organizing our homes in time for the lunar new year celebrations, there will be a need for a comfortable and fuss-free environment to dine (after all the work is done, of course).

Ellenborough Market Café at Swissôtel Merchant Court has prepared a Prosperity Buffet for us. Enjoy a toss to good health, prosperity and happiness with their DIY Yu Sheng to celebrate new beginnings in the Year of the Boar.

dine in comfort

let there be an abundance of good tidings
higher~ better~

The Prosperity Smoked Salmon Yu Sheng is available for takeaway at $68 for a 10 pax portion. Kurobuta or Abalone yu sheng are available as well at $88 and $98, respectively for takeaways. I like how the sauce for the yu sheng was just right.

Prosperity Smoked Kurobuta Pork Yu Sheng

For something soothing to warm the tummy, we had the Double Boiled Chicken Soup with Cordycep Flower and Sliced Abalone. Feels nourished just by looking at the name of the dish. The soup was light, flavourful and had a homely feel to it.

Double Boiled Chicken Soup with Cordycep Flower and Sliced Abalone
tasty ingredients

For fans of roast, be delighted by the Chinese Roast Combination Platter; Roast Chicken, Roast Duck and Roast Pork and served with a side of prawn crackers. Nostalgic feels. Roast pork (烧肉) should really be served in this thick cut manner. Only in this way, one could get that firm bite which oozes natural juice from the meat and that satisfying crunch from the crackling skin. 爽 (pleasurable).

Chinese Roast Combination Platter
For our elderly who may prefer something lighter, I would recommend their Steamed Garoupa "Teochew Style". Oh so tender sweet flesh from the garoupa steamed just to the right texture. Sauce was so yums. Now give me that bowl of fragrant steamed white rice.

Steamed Garoupa "Teochew Style"

Another definitive or auspicious dish for Lunar New Year, would be the Braised Dried Oyster with Black Moss (蠔豉髮菜). Those braised dried oysters were full of umami and such a plump one.

Braised Dried Oyster with Black Moss in Tianjin Cabbage

Braised Buddha's Temptation Claypot

To luxe up the quotient, one could also order the Braised Buddha's Temptation Claypot for $428 (takeway). Light savoury broth, with overflowing of precious ingredients such as sea cucumber, scallops, abalone and prawns. Don't forget to aim for the vegetable in the pot as these have been thoroughly infused with the essence of all the ingredients. One vege to bind them all!

come to me now

For dessert, the steamed nian gao in grated coconut and the orange pound cake would be befitting to the theme.

steamed nian gao with grated coconut

so life-like, and these are mochi and can be eaten~
orange pound cake

Of course, not forgetting Ellenborough Market Café's famed dessert, the durian pengat as finale to any meal there.

Durian Pengat, in a cone

Thank you Ms Jennifer Yeo for the invite and Ellenborough Market Café Swissôtel Merchant Court for hosting the dinner. Thank you Executive Chef Louis Tay and team for preparing the feast for us.

May 2019 brings us happiness and good health.

Prosperity Buffet at Ellenborough Market Café

Address: 20 Merchant Rd, Singapore 058281
Contact: 6239 1847/1848 or 

Buffet Lunch:

S$68++ (adult) S$34++ (child)

Buffet Dinner

S$88++ (adult) S$44++ (child)
(Individual table will get a plate of Salmon Yu Sheng on Lunar New Year eve, 4 February 2019).

Weekend Buffet High Tea

S$48++ (adult) S$24++ (child)

Prosperity Takeaway Treats

18 January to 19 February 2019
Early Bird Offer: Enjoy 20% discount for orders made before 31 January 2019


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