Carousel @ Royal Plaza on Scotts: Birthday Treat Pictorial

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Hello all! This is misterchewy doing some simple updates for a long overdue pictorial post on behalf of the missus. On a Saturday evening in March, we had a family gathering with the wifey’s family, before BIL’s NS overseas training and also to celebrate the MIL’s birthday. Thanks to them, I finally had the chance to try out Carousel, award-winning buffet restaurant at Royal Plaza on Scotts!

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We took some photos outside the restaurant. Got the grand staircase feel from Titanic. Haha.

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The seafood station featured Atlantic Salmon, Alaska King Crab (weekends only), fresh oysters, mussels, boiled tiger prawns (weekends only), Pacific lobsters etc.

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An international buffet is not complete without the Sashimi and Sushi station. Ingredients were fresh and we could not stop going back for more servings. There was also a live station for Somen cold noodles to cater to people who enjoy the Japanese style cooked noodles.

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Moving on to the main courses.

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The Carousel has a reasonable selection of desserts for diners to indulge in after a hearty meal. From local hot desserts to western pastries to chocolate fondue, there’s something for everyone.

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Here’s Bertrand who is already back from his month-long overseas training. Haha.

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The missus and I sprang a surprise for the mom-in-law by requesting the Carousel to prepare a small cupcake for the her. The staff were all very willing and they even sang a birthday song.

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The total bill came up to about $400. Thank you Daddy for the awesome treat at Carousel!

Carousel
Royal Plaza on Scotts
25 Scotts Road, Singapore 228220
Tel: (65) 6737 7966

Opening Hours:
Daily
Breakfast: 6.30am – 10am
Lunch: 12pm – 2pm
High Tea: 3.30pm – 5.30pm
Dinner: 6.30pm – 10.30pm

Weekdays
Meal
Breakfast S$33.00++ (Adult) S$20.00++ (Child)
Lunch S$46.00++ (Adult) S$28.00++ (Child)
High Tea S$33.00++ (Adult) S$20.00++ (Child)
Dinner S$62.00++ (Adult) S$37.00++ (Child)

Weekends
Meal
Breakfast S$33.00++ (Adult) S$20.00++ (Child)
Lunch S$50.00++ (Adult) S$32.00++ (Child)
High Tea S$38.00++ (Adult) S$24.00++ (Child)
Dinner S$75.00++ (Adult) S$42.00++ (Child)

Indulge in “Flavors of the World” at Novotel’s The SQUARE

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It was a perfect day to chill and relax when misterchewy and I were out of office on a particular weekday. We took this opportunity to sleep in and later headed off to Hotel Novotel at Clarke Quay for lunch!

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Located atop the 7th storey of a prominent business hotel Novotel Singapore Clarke, The SQUARE is a hip and modern restaurant that boosts of an interactive ‘live’ cooking experience where guests can interact directly with the chefs and have their desired dish prepared in the open kitchen, as they move through the different stations.

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Recently launched at The SQUARE is a new concept that promises to satiate the taste buds of its customers and patrons. Strategically termed as “Flavours of the World with a Local Twist”, the concept gives foodies a chance to embark on the most delicious journey of their life, tasting food specialties from east to west, without actually leaving Singapore.

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The cold selection is dismally limited and there weren’t any oysters to being with. However, fret not as a larger selection will be made available on weekends.

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Now, this looks interesting and I was naturally drawn to this section. I think this Claypot idea is a brillant one as it keeps the food hot. Another plus point is that the food gets more flavorful with time!

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We sampled the Chicken Fried Rice, claypot style, which was simple and satisfying.

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We thought it was odd that we found pieces of mock char siew in the Fried Kway Teow but later found out that this is a vegetarian dish. But honestly, what’s char kway teow without all that lard and cockles?

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I figure that the Risotto and Pasta corner would be a big hit. It’s not very often that buffets serve risotto cooked a la minute. Don’t ever leave without trying this! I loved the risotto’s smooth and creamy consistency without being thick and clumpy. If you want some meat to go along with your risotto, parma ham would be a good choice!

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And it’s impossible to miss out on everybody’s favorite Laksa! What stood out was not the laksa gravy, which in my opinion was slightly oily, but the smooth and bouncy thick beehoon.

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The SQUARE has quite a delightful variety of desserts! Just look at these dainty Muffins in different flavors :)

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Raspberry Mousse in a sweet pink shade, anyone?

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I would personally recommend the Tiramisu and Durian Pengat. Go for seconds if you can!

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Thank you Novotel for the invitation.

The Square Restaurant
Novotel Clarke Quay Singapore (Level 7)
177A River Valley Road
Singapore 179031
Tel: 6338 3333

Lunch:
Adult – $38++
Child – $20++
Senior Citizen – $25 nett

Dinner (Sun to Thu)
Adult – $48++
Child – $30++
Senior Citizen – $30 nett

Dinner (Fri & Sat BBQ Night)
Inclusive of 1 complimentary glass of wine or beer
Adult – $58++
Child – $38++
Senior Citizen – $38 nett