Straits Cafe at Hotel Rendezvous is having $48 nett dinner buffet National Day promotion. It only valid from 7 Aug to 11 Aug 2013.
Me and my boyfriend decided to try out the buffet as Straits Cafe. It had always been very crowded whenever we passed by. Straits Cafe is famous for the Award-winning Nonya Laska as while as their durian desserts.
Let’s bring you through the buffet spread..
I felt that the choice of the salad toppings were quite limited.They only offer shredded carrots, corn kernels and alfalfa. However, they had quite a good range of salad sauces.
The choice of the seafood counter also have limited choices. You will be able to have a choice of prawns,crabs, gong gong, mussels.
Oyster lovers !! Please take note of this. The oysters that are provided in Straits Cafe are only open upon request of order. You will be able to have the freshest oysters. I am not a fan of oyster therefore did not try out. If you have tried their oysters, please share with me the taste and freshness of it.
DIY : Gado – Gado
DIY counter for Popiah and Kueh Pie Tie
Award winning Nonya laska counter with all the ingredients
Some of their cooked food
The spread of the cooked food was not bad. It had quite a good spread of the different type of meat and seafood.
Cute decoration to celebrate National Day and Hari Raya
This is the most important section of the every buffet. I just simply love desserts. They have quite a fair bit of different variety of the desserts. They served up new type of desserts when one had been finished.
Most importantly, their durian desserts. Even thought, the spread was limited but it was just nice to accommodate the others.
My first plate
The prawns were super fresh. The sweetness and juiciness of the prawn just burst in your mouth. The flesh of the prawns were springy in texture with a slightly hint of crunch. It definite will leave you wanting for more.
The mango salad were too sour and were not to my liking.The other appetizers does not really tasted very fantastic.
I tried to other dishes in small bites. However, I felt that it were normal.
As for the award winning Nonya Laska, it really did not disappoint me. The soup base was thick and fragrance. The amount of coconut milk and chill was just right to bring out the flavor. It is not too spicy. The noodle was springy and it adsorb the essence of the soup. Every bites was flavorful.
The barbecue big head prawn was one of the hot item in the buffet spread. The plate of freshly barbecue prawn can be gone with seconds when it were being served out. I managed to get one before it were gone again. Sadly to say, I was disappointed with the barbecue prawn. The flesh were soft and breaking into small pieces. I still prefer the cold prawns.
Durian Pengat, Durian Cake, Durian Puff, Durian Crepes
Out of all the durian desserts, I love their durian pengat. It simply amazing. Every mothful was fill with the durian and you can taste the slight fiber of the durian flesh. It were not very sweet too. Durian lover will definitely love their durian pengat.
Overall, I felt that buffet spread were quite limited. I does not really know what to eat after my second round of food. However, the service level was great. The staff were very alert on the dirty plates on the tables and clear it very frequently. They also top up the ice water frequently too. Thumbs up for their service level.
Hereby, We wishes everyone a Happy National Day and Hari Raya Aidifitri to all my Muslim friends.
Enjoy the long weekend (: