Monday, June 06, 2011

The Ultimate Crab and Durian Buffet @ The Promontory, Sentosa Boardwalk

[These crabs and durians were deliciously provided by 'Sentosa - Asia's Favourite Playground' for tasting]

Sentosa has changed so much over the past year or so. There are now so many new attractions and Momo and I have been hopping into the island more than we have ever been say the last 10 years!

At the beginning of this year, the Sentosa Boardwalk was open, and it has been my preferred (and also cheapest) way to get in to Sentosa. I have always rushed in without admiring the view on the boardwalk. This time however, I got to admire the view while having a meal at the boardwalk!

The Ultimate Crab and Durian Buffet at the Sentosa Boardwalk

By the way, you can walk on the boardwalk all the way from the VivoCity end till the Sentosa end for free. It is only when you want to enter Sentosa side that you pay only $1 to get in.

The Ultimate Crab and Durian Buffet

If you have yet to hear about it, Sentosa has prepared the Ultimate Crab and Durian Buffet for Crabs and Durian lovers. Crabs cooked in many interesting and delicious ways, durians in desserts or just on its own, opened right in front of you live!

It's only $38++ for adults and $21++ for children 5 - 11 years old.

It's quite a steal isn't it? If you have crabs elsewhere, the crab dish alone is already more or sometimes double what you will pay here for an adult here!

Momo and I recently got to try out the buffet before it's open to the public from 9 - 26 June 2011.
Here's a preview of what you will be eating if you decide to have a meal there. It will all be on buffet tables and you self service.


Baby Octopus, Prawn and Mango with Avocado Mousse, Salmon Sashimi, Poached Tiger Prawns

We had baby octopus, prawn and mango with avocado mousse, salmon sashimi and poached tiger prawns. They are the usual crowd pleasers. The mango with avocado mousse is a little unique.

Deep Fried Soft Shell Crab

Another favourite appetiser for many. Deep fried soft shell crabs!

Deep Fried Soft Shell Crab

The portions served to us was crispy on the outside, not too oily and it's moist inside. We were told the dressing to go with the soft shell crab is special as it has pineapple inside which gives it a little twang!


Coral Crab Bisque with Sour Cream

Coral Crab Bisque with Sour Cream.

When I first tasted it, it reminds me of thick version of prawn noodle soup which was yummy! To make it creamier, stir in the sour cream. See the magic when your soup changes colour ;-)

Main Courses

Wok-Fried Chili Sri Lankan Crab Served with Fried Mantou

The main courses are what everyone's here for! Crabs! Lots of it!

This was the wok-fried chili Sri Lankan crabs. It's not the usual chili crab that's full of sauce and taste sweetish. This version is spicy and fiery! Shiokness!

Wok-Fried Chili Sri Lankan Crab Served with Fried Mantou

What's the best carbo to go with the chili protein? Fried Mantou!

Wok-Fried Chili Sri Lankan Crab Served with Fried Mantou

We noticed that the few ladies on our table had an unique way of eating their mantous. They spread it open and pour the gravy over it. How do you eat your mantou? Pinch and dip in sauce or spread it wide and pour sauce over it?

Wok-Fried Chili Sri Lankan Crab Served with Fried Mantou

Are you a crab roe lover?
Momo is and she was so happy and went straight for the shell! She adores crab roe!

Wok-Fried Chili Sri Lankan Crab Served with Fried Mantou

I am more of a pincers person.
Of all the different crab dishes, this was my favourite!

Salted Egg Yolk Crab

If you like Salted Egg Yolk Crabs, they have it too!
It was a bit too heavy for my liking, but for salted egg yolk fans, it's your kind of crabs.

Black Pepper Sri Lankan Crabs

Is your favourite crabs Black Pepper Sri Lankan crabs? They serve it too and they are equally awesome! Some places put in chili padi to spice black pepper crabs up, but I did not spot any cili padi here, instead we were told they use black pepper imported all the way from Hawaii.  They were  tongue numbingly good! After the chili crabs, these pepper crabs are my other favourite.

On their website, they also state they have Nonya Curry Crabs, Masala Mud Crabs, Ginger Scallion Flower Crabs. I am sure they will be equally good!

Beef Striploin

If you are a meat eater, there's also Beef Striploin.
From their website, it is stated they also serve Beef Rendang, Roast Beef Rump etc.

Crabmeat and Seafood Fried Rice

For those who just have to have rice to feel satisfied, there's the Crabmeat and seafood fried rice to satisfy the rice craving.

Crabmeat Chawan Mushi with Mushroom

We also tried their crabmeat chawanmushi with mushroom.

Crabmeat Chawan Mushi with Mushroom


On the Sentosa website, you can see they also have fresh oysters, slippery lobsters, shrimp paste chicken, roast beef rump, baked salmon and more.


Durian Desserts.....

The desserts selection is for Durian lovers!
What you see above, the Durian Cheesecake, Durian Pengat and Durian Mousse.

Some of you know that I don't eat durian unless there's an occasion or reason to try it. Well, I ate them. It was nice! The Durian Pengat (in the short glass) was unique. It was durian with gula melaka over it. The durian I only took a bit and passed the rest to someone on the table who was craving durians!

All the durian, opened 'live' in front of you....

For the purist, freshly peeled durian right in front of you when you want it is the way to go. Yup, we were told it will be open live in front of you if you come for the buffet.

We were told over 2000 bookings have been made and on certain days they particularly popular. If you are game for it, it's best to make a reservation.

The Ultimate Crab and Durian Buffet
Date: 9 - 26 Jun 2011
Time: 6pm - 11pm
Venue: The Promontory, Sentosa Boardwalk
Prices: $38++ per adult; $21++ per child (5 – 11 years old) (price excludes drinks)

Reservations: +65 6279 1767 (11 am to 9 pm)
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Anonymous said...

may i ask where is this boardwalk?
did you eat in the open?
any air con ?

Unknown said...

Hi Anon,

The event is now over.
The boardwalk is between Vivocity and Sentosa.

There are 'big tents', so it was covered.

Jasmine said...

Do u have any idea if they have a shop itself or something?

Unknown said...

Hi Jasmine,

I don't think so. It's the Sentosa catering arm that's having promo every now and then. ;-)

Jasmine said...

Oh no. So I won't know when will be the next. :( thanks so much anyways! :)

Unknown said...

Ya Jasmine, we'll just have to keep a look out for it ;-)

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