Coming to Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort does feel like I am overseas for a holiday, with its by-the-beach view, service staff decked in flowery resort uniforms, and Filipino musicians playing some Hawaiian style music.
The Dine On 3 at Rasa Sentosa features a destination dining concept with three restaurants and a bar under one roof. There is Barnacles Restaurant for fresh seafood and grills, Casserole for Western Moroccan casseroles, and Silver Shell Cafe for theme buffets.
First question to answer: How to get here? The ‘easiest’ way is of course cabbing, but you can take a shuttle bus from Habourfront at the cruise centre, which comes at 20 minutes intervals. It would be a different story if you already planned to have a staycation at Sentosa.
If you want to eat till you drop, there is a “Meet the Meat” promotion at Silver Shell Café every Wednesday evenings. I think this place is meat-crazy, with array of poultry, beef, lamb, cooked in roast, tandoori, grilled, barbecued, deep-fried, stir-fried, steamed… and the popular meat dishes are Slow-Roast Tomahawk Veal, Grilled German Sausages and Roast Beef Tenderloin.
I probably tried only 30-40% of the selection and I concede defeat – could not eat anymore.
The Grilled German Sausages are my favourite, with thick fat cheesy Knackwursts and Bratwursts being my favourites. I have not told anyone, but when I bit into one of the sausages, there was a crackling sound of the casing, and the fillings (probably fats + cheese) squirted out to probably a metre away. Yes, it was this juicy.
The roast chicken with black pepper sauce, and tandoori chicken also make delicious choices.
There is also some interesting selection on the other side of the buffet table – Sichuan Gong Bao Chicken, Chilli Crab, Yam Ring (very rare to see this, and customers were only taking its filling), Prawn Noodles and the restaurants most popular Laksa. A guilty choice, and I finished its gravy till the last drop.
The “Meet the Meat” buffet is available on Wednesdays from 6 to 10 p.m. and is priced at $58++ per adult and $25++ per child from 6 to 12 years.
Silver Shell Cafe
101 Siloso Road, Level 3, Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa Resort (Harbourfront MRT), Tel :+65 6371 1966
Opening Hours: 6:30am – 11pm