Where: Feast@East, Grand Mercure Roxy

When: 9 March 2017

What we ate:

highlights from the buffet spread included:

  • Ayam buah keluak
  • Nyonya laksa
  • Crayfish with Jin Xiang sauce
  • Nasi uduk
  • Crab bee hoon
  • Durian pengat
  • DIY chendol

Our lucky Makan on BiTES winners and their dining companions were in for a treat at Grand Mercure Roxy’s Feast@East dinner buffet. The spread focused on Peranakan fare, such as delicious ayam buah keluak, Nyonya chap chye and sambal ladyfinger salad with pineapple and onions. The buffet also featured Feast@East’s signature laksa, and fresh crab beehoon, prepared a la minute by the chefs at the station.

Favourite dishes among our readers included the crayfish with Jin Xiang sauce and laksa. Dessert was a delight too, with offerings such as bubur chacha, assorted Nyonya kueh and the ever popular durian pengat—bittersweet and creamy, great eaten on its own or atop chendol, which was available at the DIY station.

Paying homage to the restaurant’s traditional vibe, old-school snacks such as five spice biscuits and hawthorn candies were also available in large glass jars for all to help themselves. Happy bellies and wide smiles were all around that evening, thanks to Feast@East’s authentic Peranakan experience!