To celebrate Singapore’s independence, Silver Shell Cafe at Shangri La’s Rasa Sentosa presents “Good Ol’ Days” Buffet every Thursday for the entire month of August, 6-10pm. The promotion showcases good old hawker fare, with old-skool games (no PSP, no iPads), and cultural performances from the three races.
For the buffet, there are roughly about seven sections displayed in a clear manner.
1. Starters: Cold Dishes, Sushi and Rojak
2. Indian Food
3. Malay Food
Besides the pictured bergedil (similar to potato croquette) and satay, there are mee rebus and the amazing otah. The otah is old-skool: in a thin sliver, it is grilled so excellently that the smokey scent of charcoal and the fragrance of banana leaf are infused in the spiced fish.
4. Chinese Food
The pure Chinese food is largely represented by the steaming hot dim sum, with siew mai and char siew bao. Is lor mai gai (chicken glutinous rice) purely Chinese or Singapore-influenced? This section is separated from the rest by a wall. Be sure to check it out.
5. Singaporean (Hawker) Food
Besides the pictured food, there are Hainanese chicken rice, herbal chicken, and bak kut teh. My favorites have to the oyster omelette with big, fat oysters and laksa. The spicy broth can’t be beat. I finished every drop of it.
6. Children’s Section is a low table so that children can take the food themselves. The food includes mac-and-cheese, fries, chicken nuggets.
Besides the usual cakes that Silver Shell Cafe usually serves–the strawberry shortcake is wonderful–there are tau suan, chendol, durian crepe, durian cake, potong ice cream, and assorted nonya kuehs.
This is Congkak which I played with one of the PRs, who is originally from Malaysia. Apparently, Singaporeans don’t know how to play this. My Filipino auntie (my uncle’s wife) bought and taught me how to play. We played with tiny seashells then.
If you think that children nowadays don’t know to play these games, you’re wrong. The kids are smarter than you’d think. They were very excited, jumping up and down, and they even made friends. See, get off computer games, be sociable.
Another feature of the promotion is that there are cultural dances.
Overall, this promotion was super fun, for kids and for adults. I was very excited at the decor and food, jumping up and down, exclaiming, “Oooh I know this. OMG, I haven’t seen this for so long.”
Price: $58+ for adult; $25+ for child.
Silver Shell Cafe
101 Siloso Road
Shangri La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort
T: 6371 1966/ 6371 1970
Buffet Dinner: 6-10pm daily (Meet the Meat on Wednesdays)
Rasa Sentosa Resort has very kindly given RERG two dining vouchers*–each voucher allows two adults–worth $270 for Good Ol’ Days buffet. Triple your chances to win:
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Contest ends on 5 Aug, 2359hr. Good luck!
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