Mercure Singapore Bugis is celebrating Christmas with a Globetrotting Christmas feast at the Royale Restuarant, located at Bugis. Making Christmas something out of the ordinary, Mercure Singapore Bugis is mixing Asian flavours into classic holiday dishes. Get a variety of offerings for only $48++ (for the festive buffet from 1st to 30th December) or $68++ (for the Christmas buffet on 24th and 25th December).
The German Pork Knuckle with Pineapple Sauce had such a crispy skin that crackles when cut – enough to make your taste buds tingle. The pairing of the pineapple sauce was well thought out as it helped to cut the richness of the fats – though minimum – allowing you to indulge a few more times.
Another item on this list with a citrus pairing is the Baked Honey Cinnamon Gammon Ham with Citrus Sauce. I would never have thought to put ham and cinnamon together. To me, cinnamon was only meant desserts or drinks. With this added spice, it helped make the ham taste even more festive – without being overwhelming. The citrus sauce added a nice zest to the cinnamon as well.
Fans of a rack of lamb can appreciate this Cherry and Port Glazed Rack of Lamb. I am personally not much of a fan of lamb due to the gamey taste of it. Although the taste is present, the cherry port sauce helped to balance out the flavour, making it a lot more palatable.
This Garlic and Rosemary Prawns were huge. Not only that, it was seasoned perfectly – and the garlic and the rosemary penetrated the prawn itself.
The Roasted Beef Sirloin with Red Wine Sauce and Mustard is a must try. The beef is not too tough and it matched the sauces perfectly. The tartness of the mustard (especially the version with the mustard seeds) helped to elevate the flavour of the beef.
This Baked Tandoori Salmon with Mint Chutney is a great rendition of the popular tandoori chicken.
When you think of Christmas, an oven baked turkey will come into your mind first. Mercure Singapore Bugis offers you an Asian version of it with the Oven Baked Nyonya Turkey served with Homemade Chili Sauce. This was the show-stopper as I have never had a turkey that tasted like home. The homemade chilli sauce was both sour and spicy – just like a good chilli should be. Eating this dish reminded me of a classier Hainanese chicken.
Just for 24th and 25th of December, Crayfish Laksa will be on the menu for your delight. The gravy was thick with coconut milk and was everything a good laksa should be.
Mains are great but it is important to end off your night on a sweet note. With a wide selection of desserts for you to choose from, you will be spoilt for choice. Some noteworthy desserts were the Chocolate New York Cheesecake (definite must-try), Pandan Crème Brulee with Berries, and the Cempedak Meringue Tart (a special take on the normal lemon meringue cake).
However, if you are looking for classic Christmas desserts, they also offer Hazelnut Log Cake, Christmas Cookies, Christmas Pudding, Santa Red Velvet Cupcakes, and Snow Angel Vanilla Cupcakes.
With so many choices for you to choose from and a special take on the traditional Christmas feast, Mercure Singapore Bugis should be one of the go-to places this Christmas. Take it from me, it would be worth your time, money, and waistline.