Ever thought of having all your favourite local dishes with a gastronomic UPGRADE all in one place, at one price.
From 5 August to 1 September 2019, PARKROYAL on Pickering’s signature open-kitchen buffet restaurant Lime will feature “Loco Local”, an exciting hawker-themed buffet extravaganza.
This 4-hour all-you-can-eat feast will parade your local culinary favourites, all decked in luxurious flair.
Leave it to Lime Restaurant’s acclaimed team of chefs to upgrade Singapore’s humble hawker fare to something more fitting for the occasion.
You’ll not only taste the familiar goodness of a home-cooked meal, but be pampered by an abundance of crabs, lobsters and oysters.
Expect more local signature dishes. It’s not called “Loco Local” for nothing.
Start off with a comforting bowl of Bak Kut Teh Soup with Pork Rib. Then whet your appetite further with their Fried Carrot Cake and Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce.
Leave some stomach space, as they will serve the much-anticipated Alaskan King Crab Meat Char Kway Teow, Lobster Roti Jala, Hokkien Noodles served with Baby Lobster, and Steamed Oysters paired with your choice of sauce.
Build up your gastro-meter as you climax to the main dishes, our national dishes – Hainanese Chicken Rice and Singapore Chili Crab.
Maximise your 4-hour buffet, know ahead of time what’s in store and start those mouth-watering day dreams here:
Lobster Roti Jala
Luxury means tradition when prime lobster finds its way into the complementary curry dish of the intricate roti jala.
Literally mean “net bread”, roti jala is a lace-like pancake made by swirling thin streams of batter over a crepe pan – all prepared fresh at the “live station”.
This popular Malay tea time snack served with curry dishes (usually beef or chicken) gets an upgrade this season with chunks of naturally-sweet lobsters in mildly-spiced curry.
Those who are missing Lime’s limited-run of “Lobsterfest” should return to savour some of those fleshy lobsters.
Alaskan King Crab Meat Char Kway Teow
This upscale interpretation of Char Kway Teow features the much-coveted crustacean Alaskan Crab.
Prized for its sexy delicious legs, the Alaskan King Crab, is caught in the cold waters of Alaska wild and flash frozen for maximum freshness. What you will get inside those giant legs is a delicate textured meat with a unique sweet taste.
A special complement to the savoury stir-fried rice cake noodles in your Char Kway Teow complete with wok-hei.
Baby Lobster Hokkien Noodles
Like the Roti Jala, the humble Hokkien Mee is redefined with the addition of baby lobsters.
These little ones are packed in sweetness, with tender, easy to chew flesh.
The medium-thick egg noodle dish is stir-fried with slices of pork belly, prawns, squid, simmered in rich, flavourful stock.
This time, baby lobsters mingle with the mee along with lard sambal sauce, and lime. Possibly my favourite dish in this spread.
Singapore Chilli Crab
As one of the nation’s monumental culinary inventions, the Singapore Chili Crab takes a special spotlight in the buffet line-up.
The thick sauce is towards the sweeter side, best dipped with some freshly deep-fried mantou.
Steam Oysters with selection of sauces
Even the Steamed Oysters are given extra frills this National Day, with your choice of sauces – Mala Sauce, Thai Chili Sauce, and Ginger & Sambal Belacan.
The sambal is piquant and umami with well-balanced spices, and makes everything so sedap (delicious). For an added kick, then the Mala is the obvious choice.
Bak Kut Teh Soup with Pork Rib
You may have tasted Bak Kut Teh for the nth time, but it is quite an event to slurp up this soup on Singapore’s 54th birthday.
This Teochew version has a clear, light-coloured broth with strong flavours of pepper and garlic, with meaty fall-off-the-bone pork ribs.
Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce
These chunks of chicken thighs are steeped in an aromatic (think turmeric, galangal and lemongrass) and mildly sweet marinade before grilling.
Made with crushed roasted peanuts, the accompanying sauce is rich and aromatic.
The celebration won’t stop even with the array of local sweets at the dessert station.
Choose from the featured desserts such as the traditional Teochew pastry Tau Sar Piah, filled with mung bean filling.
Or enjoy the Pong Pia – Hokkien special flaky puff pastry filled with a sticky malt, molasses or sesame filling.
The Orh Nee (Yam Paste with Gingko Nuts) and Mini Assorted Nonya Kuehs, especially the Ondeh Ondeh are highly recommended.
To end it off, ‘exercise’ your hands and creativity with some DIY Ice Cendol or Ice Kachang at the dessert station, complete with durian puree.
Loco Local Drinks
“Loco Local” at Lime includes free flow of Teh Tarik, chilled coconut water and a selection of local beverages.
Loco Local Pricing
$68++ per adult (Sun – Thurs), $78++ per adult (Fri, Sat)
$34++ per child (Sun – Thurs), $39++ per child (Fri, Sat) Price is applicable to children between the age of 4 and 12.
Enjoy 15% savings on the buffet bill with four or more paying adults.
“Loco Local” Hours
6:30pm – 10:30pm, 5 August (Mon) to 1 September 2019 (Sun)
For more information, head over to: panpacific.com/lime
* This entry is brought to you in partnership with PARKROYAL on Pickering.