Saturday, August 11, 2018

5 Must-Try Dishes At Oscar’s Peranakan Buffet (Giveaway!)

Food Tasting

I super duper love Peranakan food because I grew up as a kid in my Nonya nanny’s house, where she fed me fabulous Peranakan food everyday. So when I heard that Conrad Hotel’s introducing their special Peranakan buffet line for the month of August, I knew I had to go for it! It certainly didn’t disappoint – In fact, it’s my most favourite buffet spread to-date!

Apart from the unique Peranakan dishes you can expect to find on the buffet, the usual sashimi, fresh seafood, cheese and salad sections remain so you can be assured to have a really great feast. Since the Peranakan dishes are the main star of this buffet line, I would like to recommend 5 must-try dishes when you go for this buffet!


1. Stewed Ginger Garlic Pork Belly with Steamed Buns

Commonly and affectionately known as Kong Bak Bao in our local context, and one of the signature dishes in Peranakan cuisine – This is definitely a must-try and reason enough to be Number 1 on my list. I have to quantify that I don’t even take pork belly, but this was so well-marinated and stewed with balanced flavours and matched perfectly with the steamed buns that I could not stop at one. If you are a fan of pork belly, this is not to be missed!


2. The Black Gold – Buah Keluak Beef Burger

This was a big pleasant surprise when I bit into it, seriously. The beef patty was so delicious and savoury that I was in disbelief. I love it that the chef did a fusion twist to such a traditional Peranakan dish. The caramelised onions and the sesame charcoal  buns definitely added to the taste and texture – What an ingenious creation!


3. Nonya Chicken Curry Pie Tie

How epic does that sound? I love Kueh Pie Tie, but to have curry chicken as the filling was a first for me, and it was so good! I was tempted to take the empty shells and fill them up with the rest of the dishes on the buffet line! The curry was not over-powering and gave a nice balanced taste to the dish. I like this twist too!


4. Nonya Kuehs

Even if you are stuffed from the buffet, you must still find a way to sample the delectable array of Nonya Kuehs on the buffet line. They are good appearance and taste-wise, and promise a sweet ending to a wonderful meal, for sure!


5. Durian Penyet With Gula Melaka

If you are a durian fan, you must not miss this – I don’t think I need to expound on how yummy this is, from its name??


Apart from these 5 must-try dishes, I have to say the buffet line has many other wonderful options you must not miss as well. For one, the soup section offers two choices of soup (as usual) and in line with this buffet theme, they have a winter melon soup which was super duper yummy and totally reminded me of my nanny – She used to cook this for me frequently! Other than that, the Kung Bao Beef Cubes and Zhap Cai are two of my favorite dishes that day as well. :) Here’s a visual of the other dishes I had that day!



When: 3 – 31 Aug 2018
Where: Oscar’s Conrad Centennial Singapore, Lobby Level (Two Temasek Boulevard Singapore 038982)
How: For reservations, please call +65 6432 7481/63, email or visit


Conrad Hotel has kindly sponsored ONE READER OF THE J BABIES to enjoy the Peranakan Buffet Dinner with another friend (2 in total) on any weekday while the promotion is on (Worth more than S$180! in value!) . Do participate via Rafflecopter to qualify - All the best!

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