This is the buffet incorporating festive highlights, local favourites and international cuisine.
I had not been to Ginger at PARKROYAL on Beach Road in a while, and was looking forward to have some of their crabs and seafood – which have always been their highlight.
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To my surprise, there are more interesting international food featured which includes a luxurious spread of Rock Lobsters with Bouillabaisse, Grilled Scallop with Yuzu and Shoyu, and Spanish Pork Casserole with Paprika.
Ah… That is because Ginger has a new Executive Chef Vincent Aw, and his culinary team has dished out a number of new creations specially made for the festive holidays. (While he looked really quite young, he was previously Executive Chef at two other hotels, gaining quite a breath of experience.)
In terms of festive food, you can expect menu featuring celebratory favourites such as Traditional Roasted Turkey, Honey-glazed Ham with Oriental Salsa, Herb-crusted Roast Beef and range of Christmas desserts. Yours to enjoy for a limited time only.
There are also offerings of seafood on ice, salads and cooked dishes, and these are alongside local signature favourites such as Singapore Chilli Crab, Black Pepper Crabs (rotational basis), Singapore Laksa, Penang Prawn Noodle Soup, Crispy Prata with Curry Chicken, and assorted Satays.
If you’re looking for a venue to celebrate your parties, or simply a get together with cherished friends, Ginger and its sumptuous buffet will make your gathering unforgettable.
Also look out for the DanielFoodDiary Promo in which you can enjoy Ginger’s festive buffet with 25% OFF festive lunch and dinner buffet from 1st Dec till 1st Jan 2019 (exclude blackout dates) and 15% OFF on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
Here are 10 of the recommended festive buffet favourites at Ginger:
1. Traditional Roasted Turkey drizzled with Giblet Sauces and Cranberry Jus
Celebrate the season with this much-anticipated must-have Christmas fare, perfect for sharing.
The whole turkey is roasted the traditional way, served with a savoury giblet gravy. Add a splash of cranberry jus to your carved turkey slices to enhance their flavour with fruity sweetness.
This proud turkey is made prettier with its accompaniments roasted marble potatoes, cherry tomatoes, parsley, and rosemary.
(Also available as a gourmet takeaway treat for your Christmas and New Year Countdown parties for $128++.)
2. Honey-glazed Ham accompanied by Oriental Salsa
See how this honey-glazed ham glistens and sparkles at the meat carving station, waiting to be carved and partaken as part of a feast.
Taste the saccharine and smoky cured notes of the meat that best complement the Oriental Salsa specially prepared as accompaniment. With a dish this scrumptious, you would go for seconds.
3. Herb-crusted Roast Beef
Succulent roast beef with garlicky-herby breadcrumb crust. Just check out the pinkish marbling and juiciness, which makes this a tender and flavourful cut.
Don’t forget to drizzle some of the accompanying black pepper sauce.
4. Rock Lobsters Bouillabaisse
Traditionally a fish stew from the Provence region in France, Ginger’s bouillabaisse features the king of crustaceans: lobsters.
Using the boiled tail of rock lobsters, also known as spiny lobsters or sea crayfish, this soup’s stock is made with lobster shells for that added seafood flavour.
One of the premium international dishes in the menu that you should consider as a light but filling starter.
5. Singapore Laksa
To me, the must-have local food at Ginger. Prepared at the “live” station, choose your preferred noodle style (I would recommend thick rice noodles), accompanied with prawns, fish cake and boiled quail eggs.
Finished with a rich and savoury coconut milk-based gravy, best added with some laksa leaves and sweetish chilli sauce.
The mildly-spicy gravy is the epitome of balance in taste and texture. Comforting to enjoy the steaming hot bowl, especially in this cool weather.
6. Singapore Chilli Crab
Your holiday feasting at Ginger won’t be complete without their much-loved Singapore Chilli Crab and its aromatic wok-hei.
Other than the Singapore Chilli Crab, you may find other varieties available on rotational basis, from Black Pepper to Salted Egg.
Fresh mud crabs and stock are added into sautéed shallots, ginger, garlic and chilies, and fried until the crabs are red and cooked.
The stock is thickened with corn starch, and flavoured with tomatoes and chilies for that sweet-savoury balance. The eggy sauce was especially addictive, now let me go find some mantou.
7. Assorted Satays
Can’t leave without having a few assorted skewered grilled satays at Ginger. Their satays have that irresistible combination of sweet, savoury flavours that make them quite addictive.
No matter what satay you pick, pair it with the rich and buttery peanut sauce, made with ground peanuts and coconut milk.
Tip: Right next to the satay station, you could find the Grilled Scallop with Yuzu and Shoyu. Pick up some of that succulence.
8. Baked Stingray with Homemade Sambal
Not so common to find Stingray in hotel buffets, this grilled seafood dish features Ginger’s house-made sambal sauce, concocted from dried red chilies, lime juice, onions, and belacan (shrimp paste).
It is prepared with fresh ikan pari (stingray) seasoned, wrapped in banana leaves, and cooked over a barbecue grill.
What you get is stingray meat baked in its own juices, intermingled with the sambal, to create flavourful, tender spicy flakes.
9. Penang Prawn Noodle Soup
A hawker classic, the Penang Prawn Noodle Soup (also known as Har Mee) uses fresh hokkien noodles served with poached red prawns, fish cake, sliced pork and vegetables mingling together in a rich flavoursome prawn stock.
Truly a hearty noodle dish to warm your chilly December evenings.
10. Gula Melaka Log Cake with Coconut Flakes
Finally, what is Christmas without indulgence over sweets? This Asian-inspired log cake is sweetened with gula melaka, aka Malaysian palm sugar, with hints of smoky caramel and butterscotch.
With this complex flavour profile, gula melaka imparts a wonderful depth in taste to cake, topped with coconut flakes to enhance the texture and visual appearance.
In terms of texture, the log cake reminded me of a soft sponge cake.
Another tip: You may find some surprise of attap-chee within the cake.
Gourmet Festive Takeaway
If you want to spread the joy to others, the log cake can be bought to share with family or as a lip-smacking gift to friends and colleagues.
The chef-special Gula Melaka Log Cake with Coconut Flakes is available for $48++. Don’t forget the rest of the sweet gang, also available for takeaway: Mini Fruit Cake ($42++) and Festive Cookies – Gingerbread Cookie ($8++) and Assorted Christmas Cookies ($8++).
Another takeaway highlight is the Festive Pork Knuckle with Dried Chillies and Peppercorns ($58, good for six persons).
Straight from the kitchen of Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant, it features a hefty 1-kg serving of bone-in ham hock, roasted ‘til crispy on the outside and fork tender on the inside.
Served on a heaping pile of dried red chilies and peppercorns for an unusual-but-still-Christmassy presentation, this spicy pork knuckle scores high for its meaty goodness. Break away from tradition and be ready for a spicy challenge.
Festive Weekday Buffet Lunch (Mon – Fri)
1 to 23, 26 to 30 December 2018: Adult $58, Child $29
Festive Weekend Buffet Lunch (Sat, Sun)
1 to 23, 26 to 30 December 2018: Adult $68, Child $34
Eve of Festive Buffet Lunch (Mon)
24 & 31 December 2018: Adult $68, Child $34
Festive Buffet Lunch (Tues)
25 December 2018: Adult $88, Child $44
1 January 2019: Adult $68, Child $34
Festive Weekday Buffet Dinner (Mon – Thurs)
1 to 23, 26 to 30 December 2018: Adult $78, Child $39
Festive Weekend Buffet Dinner (Fri – Sun)
1 to 23, 26 to 30 December 2018: Adult $88, Child $44
Eve of Festive Buffet Dinner (Mon)
24 & 31 December 2018: Adult $98, Child $49
Festive Buffet Dinner (Tues)
25 December 2018: Adult $88, Child $44
1 January 2019: Adult $68, Child $34
Ginger at PARKROYAL on Beach Road X DanielFoodDiary Festive Promotion
For “DanielFoodDiary” readers, enjoy 25% OFF festive lunch and dinner buffet from 1st Dec till 1st Jan 2019 (exclude blackout dates) and 15% OFF on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
Quote “DanielFoodDiary” upon reservations to enjoy discounts. Full payment must be made before 20 December 2018.
Terms and conditions
– Valid for dine-in only. Black-out dates apply.
– Child prices apply to children six to 12 years old.
– Prior reservation is recommended. Quote “DanielFoodDiary” during reservations to enjoy discount. Please call +65 6505 5710 or email email@example.com to make a dining reservation.
– Buffet menu items are on rotation basis and are subject to change.
– Prices are subject to service charge and Goods and Services Tax (GST).
– Full payment must be made before 20 December 2018.
– The hotel reserves the right to amend the menu or promotional details without prior notice.
*This entry is brought to you in partnership with PARKROYAL on Beach Road.