Heya, School of the Arts Singapore students! This all-you-can-eat list spanning ultra-casual to restaurant fare was made with you in mind.
Ban Heng @ The Cathay
Their a la carte buffet ($22.80++, Mon-Fri 11am-2.30pm; $26.80++ Mon-Fri 6-9.30pm; $28.80++, Sat-Sun, eve of & PH 11am-2.30pm and 6-9.30pm; all min. four adults to dine, additional $2++ for Chinese tea, pickles and towels) includes one-time servings of braised baby abalone with mushroom, deep-fried Soon Hock, and fried clay fish with black pepper. Eat your fill of 36 other dishes like drunken chicken, fried prawns with crispy oats, and black truffle oil Yunnan ham fried rice.
#02-01 The Cathay, 2 Handy Road. Tel: 6732 7888 / 6732 6623
I’M KIM Korean BBQ
Probably THE SOTA buffet hangout. Since its opening last September, students have been packing the place for its unbeatable prices (from $14++ for Mon-Fri 11.30am-2.30pm) and specialities such as Volcano chicken (really spicy), Irresistible chicken wings (sweetish) and soju ‘bombs’ (additional $25++ for one round). Other items include bacon, sweet potatoes,
tteokbokki, chicken ginseng soup and Melona ice cream (from $2).
#01-04/05/06/07 School of The Arts, 1 Zubir Said Drive. Tel: 6238 7218
Irodori Japanese Restaurant
Tucked away in POMO is the second outlet of Irodori Japanese Restaurant, which means “colourful” in nihongo. The seven-year-old brand’s buffet spread ($36.80++; daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 6-10pm) includes a healthy dose of fish oils: maguro and hamachi (yellow tail) sashimi, sushi moriawase, grilled items, tempura and assorted hand rolls with free-flow green tea.
#01-14/15 POMO, 1 Selegie Road. Tel: 6337 7230
Don’t be a slow porker. Trot your way to this self-service mookata buffet perfect for night owls or eagle-eyed discount hunters (Mon-Sat 5pm-5am, Sun 4-10.30pm). Better to arrive in a drove: $20.90 nett/pax for solo eaters, $38 nett for a pair, and $72.80 nett for a quartet. Supper’s an even better deal ($16 nett, Mon-Sat 2.30-5am). Feast on chikuwa, bacon, sesame chicken, fresh prawns, dory fish, mussels and even oysters with free-flow cordial drinks and ice cream (addition $2 for freeflow Thai milk tea).
#01-01 Prinsep Place, 50 Prinsep Street. Tel: 8500 0104/8499 0249
Set up a date (from $42++, Mon-Sat 12-2.30pm) here for casual elegance as you zoom in on the laksa and prata live stations. The international buffet also includes snow crab, oysters, sashimi, and a carving item on rotation (beef, lamb, chicken or fish). Durian fans, you’re in luck. Visit the durian counter for soft, rich, velvety durian pengat, durian pancakes and other King of Fruits desserts.
Level 1 Rendezvous Grand Hotel Singapore, 9 Bras Basah Road. Tel: 6335 1771