Thursday, December 21, 2006
I scored this seductive chilli sauce slipper lobster during my virgin visit to Kuishinbo, a Japanese buffet restaurant. They usually have 'specials' like these which make the entire buffet experience all the more fun and exciting. This is how it works - everyone is entitled to the buffet spread but ever so often, there will be an announcment for these limited specials and the trick is to get there first. So you gotta be quick on your feet! I was lucky this time because I happened to be right in front of the seafood section when they announced about the slipper lobsters!
Speaking of buffets, I want to highlight the fact that in Singapore, buffets are pretty common. There's at least one buffet offered at every hotel and it's a cinch to find one at almost every shopping mall. Truth be told, I'm still baffled by buffets. I mean, I love buffets, yes I do but I'm also fearful of them! Especially since I'm such a food lover... If you put THAT MUCH food in front of me, I'm afraid I'd lose self-control and try to gobble everything up. PLENTY of discipline is needed when I attend buffets. As much as I'm afraid of buffets, I'll admit that I find it hard to stay away from them.
So, I want to ask all of you to tell me which is your favourite buffet/buffet restaurant and what foods I absolutely mustn't miss! You know, it's really easier when you know what's good at which buffets, so you know which ones to try first. Usually, by the time you find out what's good, you'd already be full from trying out the other dishes. So right now, I'm going to save everyone the trouble and compile a list! So please email me or leave a comment and I will compile it and post it up when I have enough information :) Pictures are welcomed as well!
That said, I have some photos from the Kuishinbo buffet and I'll let you in on what's my favourite and what I think is so special about this place. So enjoy!
Raw is good. I love raw fish and let me tell you, Kushinbo has a good selection of sashimi. Dig the fresh tuna and salmon. Check out their colour! Beautiful...
Soup in paper. This is very innovative. Fun to eat as well. Though the soup is a bit too salty, I would give points for their creativity. I know this isn't the only place that serves soup in a paper bowl but heck, it's my first time drinking soup like that.
Their chawanmushi (steamed egg) is really silky smooth. I love this one.
There's also an excellent selection of desserts and you got to try the coronets. I love the cream and the fine pastry.
Here's the seafood section. There's prawns, slipper lobsters, crabs and edamame.
This is their sushi and sashimi selection. When I was there, they had this really cute X'mas tree sushi. That particular sushi was shaped like a christmas tree and was topped with different raw fish and seaweed, making it really colourful.
Last but not least, their dessert section. I love Japanese desserts including the mochi... Mmmm... there's also a mini chocolate fountain - but that's really common at most buffets now...
Ahhh... buffets, you gotta love them and hate them at the same time. I'm sure you understand what I mean. *Nudge*
The anticipation that leads up to the actual partaking of the food. You try to eat less the entire day; I know of people who don't eat anything the whole day, so as to leave their stomachs empty for the buffet in the evening.
Then there's the icky feeling after you've stuffed yourself silly. Sometimes, you even feel like puking because your stomach's close to bursting! Haha... I have been guilty of that. For me, I usually get through the main food pretty fast because I always love combing through the dessert selection. Gosh... and then after I'm done with everything, I'll make a mental note not to eat so much the next day, and go RUNNING! :P
Haha... anyway, I'll stop here and please keep the buffet feedback coming. I'll be waiting!
#03-002, Suntec City Tower 1
3 Temasek Boulevard
P.S. They have different prices for different days and times. Check out their site for more details.