Crab-a-licious Buffet Dinner @ M Hotel


Hey everyone! I’m back with another food post.

Last Thursday, boyfriend’s parents brought me to a crab buffet at M Hotel and I was told that there would be various kinds of crab to choose from there. To be exact, the buffet was held at Cafe 2000 on level 1.

cafe2000

Reservation was made for 7.30pm and the restaurant was already packed with people when we were there. What greeted us on our way to our table was an array of pastry – one of which was a chocolate fondue fountain – and other desserts.

After we were given a table, we eagerly scurried for the food at buffet table. Other than those foods that could raise your cholesterol (health warning!), there were also others which are high in protein, such as roasted beef and fish. So yes, it’s not entirely a crab-crab buffet as there were other choices of food as well.

One of the more popular crabs - Salted Egg Crab. I, too, loved this to bits but it always ran out so fast.

One of the more popular crabs – Salted Egg Crab. I, too, loved this to bits but it always ran out so fast.

Forgot what was on the left but I'm pretty sure we had a lot of sausages! They are not cooked yet so you have to tell the chefs what you want first.

Forgot what was on the left but I’m pretty sure we had a lot of sausages! They are not cooked yet so you have to tell the chefs what you want first.

Steamed Crab with Ginger and Vinegar

Steamed Crab with Ginger and Vinegar

cafe2000-steamedcrab

cafe2000-steamedcrab

Ham

Ham

Roasted Beef

Roasted Beef

Crab Terrine

Crab Terrine

On my plate. Yup they also serve Man Tou (fried bun) to go with the curry crab.

On my plate. Yup they also serve Man Tou (fried bun) to go with the curry crab.

Many people who weren’t seated near the bar would not realise that there was actually another row of food at the other end of the restaurant. That row offers Japanese cuisine and other types of seafood if you’re tired of the main dishes. Nothing fantastic though, so don’t expect so much. Beside it was a section for 4 ice cream flavours (chocolate, strawberry, vanilla and green tea) and their garnishes like strawberry or chocolate syrup, cornflakes, waffles.. you name it, they have it. But our waffle was cold and soft, probably left in the open for a long time, hence one bite was all we took 😛

Sushi corner

Sushi corner

Other sushi

Other sushi

Scallops

Scallops

Mussels

Mussels

Crayfish also at sushi corner

Crayfish

Prawns also found at the sushi corner

Prawns

Vanilla, Green Tea, Chocolate and Strawberry flavoured ice cream

Vanilla, Green Tea, Chocolate and Strawberry flavoured ice cream

Garnishes for your ice cream

Garnishes for your ice cream

Waffles to go with your ice cream

Waffles to go with your ice cream

The star of the dessert section was definitely the durian puree which boyfriend and I repeatedly took in bulks LOL ok that was obviously an exaggeration. I don’t deny that we had a lot of the puree BUT rest assured we left more than enough for the rest of the patrons (in fact it never once ran out coz it was replenished regularly!!). The durian puree was the CLOSEST you could get to eating the real fruit 😉

The much-anticipated Durian Puree! We previously dined at The Buffet (also at M Hotel, level 2) and durian puree was also served there! That's how we knew about M Hotel's specialty.

The much-anticipated Durian Puree! We previously dined at The Buffet (also at M Hotel, level 2) and durian puree was also served there! That’s how we knew about M Hotel’s specialty.

As it was a dinner treat from the boyfriend’s lovely parents, I’m not sure about the pricing but I believe the final amount they paid was discounted because of some credit card privileges I guess. And if I remember correctly there were Groupon/Deal for this in the past. Not sure if it’s still ongoing now though.

However a quick search on Google shows the following results from milleniumhotels.com.sg:

Crab-a-licious Buffet Dinner
Sunday to Thursday, 6pm – 10.30pm
From S$55++ Adult, S$30++ Child

Crab-a-licious and Seafood BBQ Buffet Dinner
Friday and Saturday, 6pm – 10.30pm
From S$68++ Adult, S$38++ Child

In general, I don’t think the (rather limited) variety of food there justifies the original amount of money you have to pay to dine there because honestly, there weren’t many crabs to choose from and they weren’t very fresh as well (meat kept sticking on shell and had slightly rough texture). They ran out quite quickly but took ages to be replenished, especially the more popular ones like the salted egg crab. But that’s probably just my luck as I’ve read good reviews about their crab dishes somewhere.

If you’re keen to try, be sure to make reservations by 30 June 2014 coz that’s when the crab buffet ends! Try it while you still have the chance! 🙂

M Hotel Singapore
81 Anson Road
Singapore 079908
For reservations, please call Café 2000 at 6500 6112 or
email to cafe2000.mhs@millenniumhotels.com

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