Buffets are loved by Singaporeans and when a good deal is offered, it gets irresistible. Are you all set to satiate your taste buds and experience some great seafood and wine brunch? Let’s take you through this hand picked list we have for the best buffet restaurants in town.
You can enjoy discounts of up to 50% and 1-for-1 buffets at several top buffet places in Singapore. The prices start at approximately S$20 for two diners.
Some of the popular buffet destinations in Singapore include Triple Three Restaurant, Ash & Elm, Edge, Sky 22, Oscar’s, The Carvery, Seasonal Tastes, and Crystal Jade Kitchen.
Triple Three Restaurant in Mandarin Orchard
This place is known for buffet variety. Every night, Triple Three serves a different buffet. On Mondays, you would get Kirin draught, on Tuesdays it’ll be Foie Gras, on Wednesdays you can enjoy Kumamoto Wagyu, Okinawa on Thursdays, and Lobsters over the weekends. The perfect blend of variety and taste makes the Triple Three buffet restaurant ‘shine bright like a diamond’ among the other top buffet places in the Lion City.
It is highly recommended that you try out the Lobster Mentaiyaki, a dish that is specifically prepared over the weekends. Along with the themed buffet menu, do not forget to try the mouth-watering seafood medley. To come to an end of this fabulous experience, allow your taste buds to enjoy the luscious dessert collection.
Ash & Elm at InterContinental Singapore
If the fresh produce of Singapore is what attracts you, this is the place to be. The brunch classics have now been revamped by Ash & Elm, and they now serve some of the best spinach, asparagus, and rhubarb you can find in Singapore.
There are three themes you can choose from when you are at Ash & Elm – the garden, the sea, and the land. You can choose nine different a-la-minute plates from the themes. Ash & Elm is also recommended for a wide variety of seafood that includes Australian yabbies, French oysters, and Boston lobsters. The delicious caviar and the popular charcoal grill oven roasts remain at the top of the must-try list.
Crystal Jade Kitchen in Causeway Point and Centrepoint
Are you looking for a place where you can take your family for a Cantonese spread? Crystal Jade Kitchen can prove to be the ideal destination in that case. If you love dim sums, you can choose from a wide range of 20 varieties which is included in the buffet menu for high tea.
The freshly prepared delicacies include Egg Yolk Custard Bun (Steamed and Salted), deep-fried egg shrimp (salted), and the Steamed Cheong Fun accompanied by peanut and sesame paste. Recommendations include Animal-shaped Lotus Paste Bun in the shape of fluffy and cute hedgehogs and piglets.
Shin Minori Japanese Restaurant
There is a new outlet of Shin Minori Japanese Restaurant that has opened at Katong Square (East). This can be the ideal place for you, if you’re looking for place that is known for its value-for money buffet. From the a la-carte menu, you can choose from 160 preparations.
The long list includes 21 types of nigiri sushi, 7 kinds of fresh sashimi, 24 types of sushi rolls, 27 types of sumiyaki dishes and more than 60 varieties of cooked delicacies. In short, this can be paradise for any food lover.
The Carvery in Park Alexandra Hotel
Top quality cuts of pork, beef, chicken, and lamb, that amp up your appetite ten folds, makes this place stand out in the crowd. It is advised that you pair your luscious meat selection with different sauces and condiments to experience a flavour explosion in your mouth. The robust and rich flavour of the beef ribs clearly indicate that you are in for a treat!
Edge in Pan Pacific Singapore
Signature delights being offered at 16 stations, 7 theatres for live food, and above 100 delicacies and desserts to try – the Edge surely knows how to cater to your hunger expectations. The Nyonya Laksa and the Tai Lok noodles are a couple of the must-try dishes at this buffet restaurant in Singapore.
Singapore is clearly the place to be if you love food. The variety in taste and the rich quality take the dining experience to a whole new level.
Kenya to import mitumba after coronavirus pandemic
Kenya is set to lift the ban on imports of second-hand clothes once the Covid-19 pandemic is over, the Industry, Trade and Co-operatives Cabinet Secretary Betty Maina has said.
The Cabinet Secretary last Wednesday announced an immediate temporary suspension of the importation of second-hand clothes as a measure to stop importing the SARs-Cov-2 virus that causes Covid-19 disease.
Ms Maina said the action taken is in line with the conditions as set out by the Kenya Bureau of Standards (Kebs).
“The government has suspended importation of second-hand clothes with immediate effect to safeguard the health of Kenyans and promote local textiles in the wake of coronavirus,” said Ms Maina.
“Most of the Mitumba imports come from China and Pakistan, countries which are the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic. The decision is intended to safeguard Kenyans against the spreading of the coronavirus and is therefore a health issue,” she said.
In an interview with the The EastAfrican, Ms Maina said the Kebs will enforce the suspension as we wait for the situation to improve.
“It is a requirement by the Kebs to take such an action in times of an epidemic like the Covid-19,” she said.
A recent study by the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention shows that the virus can stay longer on different surfaces, including clothes.
Ms Maina, however, said the temporary ban will not in any way affect the policy on Mitumba imports from the US.
Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act, Kenya sold about Ksh40 billion ($400m) worth of textiles and clothing to the US.
“This does not in any way affect our policy on our imports from the US. The decision is strictly an urgent measure to curb the spread of the coronavirus,” added Ms Maina.
World Bank pushes G-20 to extend debt relief to 2021
World Bank Group President David Malpass has urged the Group of 20 rich countries to extend the time frame of the Debt Service Suspension Initiative(DSSI) through the end of 2021, calling it one of the key factors in strengthening global recovery.
“I urge you to extend the time frame of the DSSI through the end of 2021 and commit to giving the initiative as broad a scope as possible,” said Malpass.
He made these remarks at last week’s virtual G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting.
The World Bank Chief said the COVID-19 pandemic has triggered the deepest global recession in decades and what may turn out to be one of the most unequal in terms of impact.
People in developing countries are particularly hard hit by capital outflows, declines in remittances, the collapse of informal labor markets, and social safety nets that are much less robust than in the advanced economies.
For the poorest countries, poverty is rising rapidly, median incomes are falling and growth is deeply negative.
Debt burdens, already unsustainable for many countries, are rising to crisis levels.
“The situation in developing countries is increasingly desperate. Time is short. We need to take action quickly on debt suspension, debt reduction, debt resolution mechanisms and debt transparency,” said Malpass.
Kenya’s Central Bank Drafts New Laws to Regulate Non-Bank Digital Loans
The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) will regulate interest rates charged on mobile loans by digital lending platforms if amendments on the Central bank of Kenya Act pass to law. The amendments will require digital lenders to seek approval from CBK before launching new products or changing interest rates on loans among other charges, just like commercial banks.
“The principal objective of this bill is to amend the Central bank of Kenya Act to regulate the conduct of providers of digital financial products and services,” reads a notice on the bill. “CBK will have an obligation of ensuring that there is fair and non-discriminatory marketplace access to credit.”
According to Business Daily, the legislation will also enable the Central Bank to monitor non-performing loans, capping the limit at not twice the amount of the defaulted loan while protecting consumers from predatory lending by digital loan platforms.
Tighter Reins on Platforms for Mobile Loans
The legislation will boost efforts to protect customers, building upon a previous gazette notice that blocked lenders from blacklisting non-performing loans below Ksh 1000. The CBK also withdrew submissions of unregulated mobile loan platforms into Credit Reference Bureau. The withdrawal came after complaints of misuse over data in the Credit Information Sharing (CIS) System available for lenders.
Last year, Kenya had over 49 platforms providing mobile loans, taking advantage of regulation gaps to charge obscene rates as high as 150% a year. While most platforms allow borrowers to prepay within a month, creditors still pay the full amount plus interest.
Amendments in the CBK Act will help shield consumers from high-interest rates as well as offer transparency on terms of digital loans.