For a multi-cuisine buffet that hits all the high notes, Asia Market Cafe at the Fairmont Hotel Singapore gets points for a well-orchestrated symphony of rich flavours and made-to-order live stations. Together with their shifting seasonal selection (and Halal-certification!), you can bet the buffet will take you on tasty journey through the varied landscape of Asian cuisine.
Available for lunch, high tea or dinner, Asia Market Cafe is a reliable spot for casual dining where everyone can get their fill of all their favourites. Making the smart choice of not sacrificing quality for quantity, the buffet zones in on Asian flavours rather than attempting to wrap its arms around the whole globe, as some hotels tend to do with difficulty. The focus on Asian tastes nonetheless produces a stunning array of regional dishes from sashimi to laksa, durian to egg tarts. The live action stations prepare hawker originals like roti prata with expert flair.
When it comes to buffets, navigability is key, and while some spreads need several hours and compass to get through successfully, Asia Market Cafe is conveniently arranged for easy browsing. Half bistro and half hawker, the movie set-like décor is straight out of Disneyland. The authenticity lies mostly in the kitchen, while the friendly ambiance doesn’t distract from the showcase of tasty food. (Nov 2016)