I have been to Ellenborough Market Café located at Swissotel Merchant Court for several times with different dinner companions. They are known with the international buffet and wide selection of Peranakan foods. My recent visit was for their Laksa Promotion on November 2015 courtesy of media invite. This time round I am thankful to join the feasts celebrating Chinese New Year with Ellenborough Market Café again.

There were quite a number of social media friends invited for the CNY tasting session that night. It was a wonderful session where everyone gathers on the round table and lohei together. Prosperity Lunar New Year Buffet is happening from 1st February – 14th February 2016 before they closed for a facelift from 15th February till end June 2016.

So, what can you expect for Prosperity Lunar New Year Buffet other than the usual spread?

Prosperity Yu Sheng
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Nicely presented in Monkey-shaped Yu Sheng was presented on the table with fresh salmon sashimi slices, crackers and the sauces along the side. Yu Sheng has been a yearly affair for every Chinese New Year for better prosperity. Huat ah!

Kueh Pie Tee
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When it comes to Peranakan cuisine, kueh pie tee is served as a snack before main course. The crispy shells with DIY fillings are available at the buffet counter. It is always fun to have your own DIY as you can control the portion you want on your ‘cup’.

Braised Fish Maw Soup with Crabmeat
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You can also expect the braised fish maw soup with crabmeat for this New Year buffet. Thick broth to begin with and it would be best if crabmeats portion can be increased.

Braised Sea Cucumber with Jade Broccoli
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Braised sea cucumber is probably the Asian gourmet cuisine that I eat once a year during Chinese New Year. You can have free flow braised sea cucumber when dining at Ellenborough Market Café.

Stir-fried Australian Scallops with Snow Peas, Lily Bulbs in XO Sauce
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Stir fried scallops is a comforting dish that families will enjoy during this festive season. Ah gong Ah ma will surely opt for this from the buffet spread.

Champagne Pork Ribs
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When the east meets west, the chef came up with champagne pork ribs. Sweetened palate for those who are seeks for adventurous taste.

Baby Lobster in Black Bean Sauce
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Whenever I am here, I will aim for their black pepper crayfish. But for this festive season, I will indulge in baby lobster instead. It’s definitely a worth value money for buffet.

“Chang Shou” La Mian
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Nian Gau with Fresh Desiccated Coconut | Sweetened Yam Dumpling | Durian Pengat
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Round off the tasting night with desserts. Their signature Durian Pengat is a must-have dessert if you are dining here. Other than the cakes and nyonya kueh delicacies, nian gau with fresh desiccated coconut and sweetened yam dumpling are available for this New Year promotion.

Snippets of some of the buffet items
Snippets of some of the buffet items

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And of course the usual spreads are still available.You can check my previous post on more details. Prices are subject to 10% service charge and prevailing government taxes.
[The presentation is purely for the tasting session.]

Prosperity Lunar New Year Buffet Price:
Monday – Sunday S$58.00 (Adult) / S$29.00 (Child)
Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday S$40.00 (Adult) / S$20.00 (Child)
Monday – Sunday S$78.00 (Adult) / S$39.00 (Child)
For reservations and enquiries, please call +65 6239 1847/ 1848 or email emc.reservations@swissotel.com

And you can stand a chance to win attractive dining prizes to celebrate Ellenborough Market Cafe refreshed makeover later this year by participating in their SNAP, SHARE & WIN CONTEST!
All you need to do:-
1. Snap a moment at Ellenborough Market Café
2. Share it on Facebook or Instagram (you can email web.merchantcourt@swissotel.com too) with an interesting caption and the hashtag #ellenboroughmarketcafe

**Contest ends 29 February 2016. So, start snapping and sharing with them.**
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Ellenborough Market Café
Swissotel Merchant Court
Level 1, 20 Merchant Road
Singapore 058281
Opening Hours:
Buffet Breakfast:
Daily 06.30AM – 10.30AM
Buffet Lunch:
Daily 12.00PM – 14.30PM
Buffet Dinner:
Daily 18.30PM – 22.00PM
Buffet High Tea:
Sat, Sun & public holidays 15.30PM – 17.30PM
Tel: +65 6239 1848 /1847
Email: emc.reservations@swissotel.com
Website: https://www.swissotel.com/contact-us/

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