Seafood lovers should not miss this.
There are many lobster and crab themed buffets in Singapore, and the kitchen team at Lime, PARKROYAL on Pickering has decided to take their gourmet offerings a step further.
‘What the Shell’, like what the name suggests, is a buffet spread focusing on all types of shellfish and crustaceans.
This is MORE than just lobsters and crabs.
Starting from 22 September 2017, expect the freshest ocean catch of both International and local flavours.
From the European Gratinated Escargots with Pesto Sauce (how many buffets you know have escargots?), Asian style Flower Crab and Shellfish Claypot Congee, to local favourite Singapore Chilli Crab, there should be something for everyone.
Here are 8 reasons why you should like ‘What the Shell’ at Lime:
1. Maine Lobsters
Maine Lobsters known for their distinctively sweet, succulent white meat and rich flavours, are the star here.
The cooked lobster dishes to expect include Maine Lobster with Cajun Hollandaise, Maine Lobster with Jalapeno, Garlic and Citrus Crust, and Maine Lobster Laksa.
My favourite was a Maine Lobster with Creamy Mushroom Mustard Sauce and Iberico Cheese dish, in which chunks of lobster meat were cooked with mushroom in a rich creamy mustard sauce, topped with cheese further torched right before serving for a light char and melty cheese.
2. International Flavours
Expect some quintessential French flavours such as Seafood Bouillabaisse, Sautéed Vongole with Chardonnay Scallion, and Gratinated Escargots with Pesto Sauce.
Not just any ordinary stew, you get a Provençal soupy Bouillabaisse brimming with an assortment of seafood such as prawns, crab claws, mussels, and clams. Best eaten with some toasted bread.
From French to Italian, the briny juices from the clams plus the white wine keep the Sautéed Vongole and brothy sauce flavourful.
3. Asian Repertoire and Wok-Fried Dishes
This is for those who love some zhi-char type dishes in your all-you-can-eat buffet.
You get a selection from Gong Bao Prawn with Dried Chilli and Cashew Nuts, Steamed Ireland Razor Clam with Garlic, Scallion and Glass Vermicelli in Superior Soy Sauce.
For those who prefer a straight-up Asian repertoire and something not too heavy on the palate, the Flower Crab and Shellfish Claypot Congee will be a suitable choice – a comforting dish with rice cooked till soft and smooth. Add that heighten seafood flavour which may take you back to Macau.
4. Local Highlights
Expect Singapore Chilli Crab and Lime’s signature Maine Lobster Laksa, a luxurious spin-off of the popular local dish.
There is something about fresh chunky lobster meat soaking up aromatic laksa soup, served in a claypot – which keeps the gravy warm and robust.
5. Outdoor Barbeque
There is a surprise right outside the door at the back of the restaurant, so do not miss this ‘live station’.
Right there, the chefs will help you grill your favourite seafood items, with the right amount of smokiness.
Here you will be able to enjoy Half-Shelled Scallops and Oysters with Bonito Soy Butter and Drunken Whole Tiger Prawns with Salt, served straight from the grill hot.
6. Hourly Surprise
Tip: There are two timings you need to look out for – 7:30pm and 8:30pm which is the Hourly Chef’s Surprise.
This is when special food items such as Maine Lobster with Jalepeno, Garlic and Citrus Crust; and Soft Shell Crab with Salted Egg Yolk, will be cooked and served a la minute.
The succulent fried Soft Shell Crab is wok-fried and coated with grainy salted egg, with butter, curry leaves and a tinge of sugar. I wished the sauce was the more creamy type though. Nevertheless, this dish is expected to fly off the shelves.
7. Desserts, desserts, desserts
Of course, always save space for the desserts. The one thing you shouldn’t miss is the Matcha Chocolate Fondue Fountain. Once you walk in Lime, you will see it.
Also look out for the rotational cakes such as Yuzu Meringue Tart, Peanut Butter Gateaux
Forest Berries Cheesecake, and assortment of Nonya Kueh.
8. Shell of Fame
For the adventurous, take part in the Oyster Shooter Challenge, where 3 challengers are chosen daily to down 12 alcohol-infused oyster shooters within 3 minutes.
Successful competitors will get to enjoy dinner on the house.
There will also be a “Shell of Fame” awards, in which the gutsiest diner who has downed the highest number of shooters at the end of the 10-week challenge, will be further rewarded with a SGD$100 dining voucher. To eat more!
‘What the Shell’ Pricing
– $99++ per adult
– $59++ per child (Children aged 5 years old and below dine for free)
*Prices quoted are in Singapore dollars and subject to 10% service charge and 7% goods and services tax.
‘What the Shell’ is available from 6:30pm to 10:30pm over the following periods:
– Every Tuesday to Sunday from 22 September to 15 October 2017
– Every Tuesday to Thursday from 17 October to 16 November 2017
20% Discount for UOB credit cardholders at Lime Restaurant, PARKROYAL on Pickering, Singapore
Terms & Conditions:
– Payment must be made using a valid UOB credit card.
– UOB credit card discount is only applicable on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (excluding eve of public holidays and public holidays)
– Valid with a minimum of 4 paying adult guests.
– Offer cannot be combined with any other promotions, offers or vouchers.
– Offer not valid during Eve or Day of Public Holiday (including Hari Raya Haji, Deepavali, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Chinese New Year).
– Prior reservation is highly recommended and subject to availability.
– Offer is valid from 01 September 2017 to 16 November 2017.
Be-Witched by PARKROYAL on Pickering’s Sub-LIME Halloween feast
Just for the weekend of 28 & 29 October, celebrate the spooky occasion at PARKROYAL on Pickering’s eerily-decked LIME restaurant with its hauntingly refreshing menu that’s definitely not for the faint-hearted.
Bewitching dishes include the Jack-O-Lantern Salad (Seafood salad), Halloween Ribs (Pork Ribs in BBQ Sauce), Cheese Graveyard (a wide selection of fine cheese), Witches Pot of Laksa (Lobster Laksa Noodles), and Freddy Pasta (Squid Ink Pasta in Amatriciana Sauce).
Trick or Treat Desserts include Rirt Mud Worms (Chocolate Composition), Pumpkin Bread and Butter Pudding, Death by Berries (Berries Choux Choux) or Bloody Waterfall Fondue overflowing with Strawberry-flavoured chocolate.
Sub-LIME Halloween is available from 6:30pm to 10:30pm on 28 October and 29 October 2017
SGD$80 – Per adult includes unlimited servings of chilled juices, soft drinks, coffee and tea
SGD$40 – Per child (6-12 years old) includes unlimited servings of chilled juices and soft drinks
PARKROYAL on Pickering, 3 Upper Pickering Street, Singapore 058289
Tel: +65 6809 8899
Opening Hours: 6:30am – 12:00am (Sun – Thurs), 6:30am – 2:00am (Fri, Sat, Eve of PH)
* This entry is brought to you in partnership with PARKROYAL on Pickering