Where: AquaMarine at Marina Mandarin Hotel

When: 9  January 2017

What we ate:

An international buffet spread with highlights like:


  • DIY Lo Hei station


  • 16-hour braised Wagyu short ribs
  • Steamed seafood with cordycep blossoms
  • Chong Qing mala giant seabass
  • Baked fish pie


  • Aquamarine’s signature durian mousse cake and durian pengat
  • DIY frozen yogurt station

5 lucky readers and their dining companions were treated to a decadent Halal-certified international buffet spread at AquaMarine at Marina Mandarin Hotel. Upon entering the restaurant, we were greeted by an array of fresh seafood, with the chilled crabs legs being a favourite on every plate. We also helped ourselves to their selection of fresh sashimi, oysters and salad starters. The restaurant served up individual portions of steamed seafood baskets and braised Wagyu short ribs to each diner, and really made our day with their thoughtful service. Not to be missed was their noodle with chicken in ginseng soup; bouncy yellow noodles in a tasty, rich broth dished out in individual mini claypots. The selection of dishes seemed to be endless, from Indian curry and cheese plates, to local hawker delights and braised lamb shanks.

The dessert spread was a treat too, as we tucked into AquaMarine’s signature durian mousse cakes, assortment of Nyonya kuehs and Chinese New Year cookies. Hats off to AquaMarine for pampering us during this wonderful evening!