Dim sum buffet @ Jade Fullerton

Posted on December 22, 2010


Price meter: $$$ out of $$$$$

Worth Meter : √√√√ out of √√√√√

Happiness Meter : ☺☺☺☺☺ out of ☺☺☺☺☺

What’s great? : Weekend brunch À la carte dim sum buffet.

Must tries : Abalone siew mai, xiao long bao with Foie Gras , fried truffled yam balls.

S$28++/pax *after CNY2011, price revised to S$33++* (11.30am – 1.15pm, 1st sitting) or S$33++/pax (1.45pm – 3.30pm, 2nd sitting), seemed pretty reasonable for a 6-star hotel dim-sum buffet that caters several luxurious ingredients.

Foie gras,truffles ~ most probably black ones , mini abalones and shark’s fins. You can literally see the piece of shark’s fin swimming in your soup unlike those served during weddings or 7th month dinners.

If you are likely to try it for yourself, here are some tips to follow.

1) Book real early. Tel: +65 6877-8188

2) Be sure to be there with an empty stomach. Skip dinner the day before, if possible.

3) Gather as many friends as possible, this way you can try all 52 dishes.

4) When you eventually get a serving staff’s attention, do remember to place more orders than usual. Try testing your patience here.

My friends and I finally reached the oh-so-famous Jade restaurant at Fullerton hotel after a couple of unsuccessful attempts of getting to the carpark. My fault.

All the hoo-ha actually got us really hungry, just in time for the brunch BUFFET. woohoo.

Serving time was rumoured to be long, so we resorted to placing several orders at one time. Bad decision. You will see why, in a while.

Fried breaded prawns in wasabi mayo. Decent, but without the wasabi punch. baaa~.

Do allow me to sidetrack a little, back to the first photograph. I never had truffles, so it was quite fascinating to try fried yam paste balls filled with the rich aromatic fungi and well, normal mushrooms. I was not exactly blown away. Liked it though, had a couple more.

This picture shows the bad decision we made during the first ordering. Staring blankly at the pyramid stacked fried beancurd rolls, the four of us prayed that the rest of the dishes come sparingly.

What else, other than abalones, could spring the boring siew mais back to life?

I usually get to have abalones only during CNY, so my eyes kinda brightened up when I saw this in the menu.

The mini version was nothing near the actual, so you might just want to let it slip by your tastebuds.

I am unwilling to mention anything about the pear-shaped cheese dumpling. Nonetheless, it was pretty photogenic, which explains the header picture.

Foie gras. Xiao long bao.

Delightful and succulent. One of the best I had.

It was so delectable that I had to have the last portion when asked for the last order. My brimming tummy didn’t stop my decision, that was how good it was. Period.

Mango Pomelo with sago.

Taste was acceptable, nothing memorable, just good enough to end the meal with.

Possibility of second visit? : Next visit booked.

Address: Level 1 Fullerton Hotel, 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178
Tel: +65 6877-8188

Posted in: brunch, Buffet, Chinese