Carousel @ Royal Plaza on Scotts


Hey! Hope everyone had a great Easter Sunday 🙂

I spent mine pigging out at Carousel, an international buffet (not the shopping app ah). As mentioned on the title of this entry, it’s located at Royal Plaza on Scotts, just opposite Far East Plaza. It was a long overdue dinner treat to boyfriend’s parents who frequently took me to fancy restaurants and took great care of me over the past 5 years. Boyfriend was the one who told me about this buffet since he dined there once FOR FREE with his game mates. However, with a hefty cost of $66++ per person (and I’m paying for 4 people including myself *ouch*), I was hesitant at first. But it turned out to be worthwhile after all.

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

Reservation has to be made at least one week in advance, otherwise you can only dream of entering. This place is always fully occupied despite the cost and I can totally understand why.

The buffet is divided into 4 rows serving Japanese cuisine, seafood, Western and Asian foods alongside other appetisers and desserts like salad and chocolate fondue *drools* It is also a Halal-certified buffet which is quite a rare find in Singapore, thus the presence of many Malay families when I was there.

Anyway the aim of this entry is to make you guys hungry. Therefore it’s gonna be extremely image-heavy 😀 So drool away~

Carousel Entrance

Carousel Entrance. I wanted to censor the guy’s face but I think he deserves some attention for giving really great service! He was really polite, patient and friendly, always carrying a sincere smile on his face. Double thumbs up!

Cutlery for all sorts of food

Cutlery for all sorts of food.. and I must say I really love their high quality serviette. Hahaha what a suaku I am.

Japanese cuisine

Japanese cuisine. Too much rice so I didn’t bother taking any of them.

Sashimi. Not sure what kind. It could be tuna.

Sashimi. Not sure what kind. It could be tuna.

This is all that matters at the Japanese row.. SALMON SASHIMI!!

This is all that matters at the Japanese row.. SALMON SASHIMI!!

Everyone just whack the seafood side only. 'Coz it's here we eat our money's worth.

Everyone just whack the seafood side only. ‘Coz it’s here we eat our money’s worth.

Oysters from the seafood row

Very high-in-demand oysters from the seafood row.

The no-meat part of the crab.. also from the seafood row

The no-meat part of the crab.. also from the seafood row

For people who don't want the crabs to die in vain.. This is for you, from the seafood row.

For people who don’t want the crabs to die in vain.. This is for you. As you can see, the crabs are divided into several parts to cater to people of different preferences. How thoughtful of Carousel!

For crab pincer lovers like myself, this is definitely heaven!

For crab pincer lovers like myself, this is definitely heaven!

Scallop but it's not that fantastic.

Scallop but it’s not that fantastic.. so don’t waste your tummy space. Take one and try will do.

The I-thought-it-was-lobster-chey crayfish.

The I-thought-it-was-lobster-chey crayfish. But I LOVED IT! In fact, more than the crab pincers.

Some clams.. Never tried it. Don't waste my time. Hahaha..

Some clams.. Never tried it. Don’t waste my time. Hahaha.

Salmon fish

Salmon fish. Boyfriend absolutely loved it as he kept going back for more. I couldn’t believe he ate more of this than the Salmon Sashimi -_-

Roasted chicken from European corner

Roasted chicken from European corner.

Some potato dish which name I forgot.

Some potato dish which name I forgot.

I think this was from the European row.. or Western, can't remember. This is fish with some sauce made of cherry, tomato and other stuff.

I think this was from the European row.. or Western, can’t remember. This is fish with some sauce made of cherry, tomato and other stuff.

Fried chicken which the chef claimed was better than KFC's chicken. True to some extent :)

Fried chicken which the chef claimed was better than KFC’s chicken. True to some extent 🙂

Another random shot which I thought would make anyone hungry.. Guess not. Hahaha..

Another random shot which I thought would make anyone hungry.. Guess not. Hahaha..

Cheese section

Cheese section. Being a cheese lover I really let myself down for not sampling any of these. The downside of going to an expensive buffet is that you neglect all the cheaper-looking food 😦

Asian row.

Asian row.

Prawns from the Asian/Indian row

Prawns from the Asian/Indian row. The colours damn nice sia!

Curry crab from the Asian/Indian row

Curry crab from the Asian/Indian row. Super strong Indian curry smell! Too strong for my liking 😦

My favourite - Chocolate Fondue section

My favourite – Chocolate Fondue section. I totally dig the Rose and the Matcha one!! If I ever return to Carousel again, it will definitely be because of these! Of course I wouldn’t want to pay $66+ just for the chocolate fondue, so if you guys have any fondue restaurant suggestions that serve equally awesome fondue but at more reasonable charges, PLEASE let me know!

Some cake with a fake egg.. Never tried it. In fact, I never got the chance to try any desserts at all :(

Some cake with a fake egg.. Never tried it. In fact, I never got the chance to try any desserts at all 😦

Nice pink donut-cake. I quickly snap a picture of this before someone sliced it.

Nice pink donut-cake. I quickly snap a picture of this before someone sliced it.

More desserts!

More desserts!

I admit I’m an amateurish AND selective selective food photographer. I don’t think my pictures did justice to Carousel. The buffet has MORE food choices than that! Foodies who have never been to Carousel should go there at least once in their lifetime.

We went in at 6.30pm and left 3 hours later feeling like we were going to explode. I was very amazed at some families who repeatedly returned to their tables with plates full of food and could even finish everything! :O

It was a pity that my stomach couldn’t take in any more food, or else I would have went for the cakes! I think the fondue took up most of my stomach space LOL. I felt quite nauseous after eating too much marshmallow.

It was definitely worth every penny and I would go back again, probably with my parents who are quite big eaters. But before that, I have to save up some money first. On my next visit, I will try the cheese and cakes!

My total damage that night was $288 (inclusive of a 10% discount for local credit/debit card holders) but unfortunately, they do not offer complimentary parking. If I remember correctly, it’s $5.50 per entry into the carpark.

That’s all for Carousel and thanks for reading!

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