Thursday, June 17, 2010

Triple 3 - Japanese Sunday Brunch

Triple 3's Sunday brunch is slightly different from their weekend buffet dinner. While the weekend buffet dinner focus more on International cuisine, Sunday brunch focus alot on Japanese food. So, if one prefers international spread, their weekend dinner is a better bet but if you are fan of Japanese-style dishes, then the Sunday brunch is not going to disappoint you.

Appetizers

Instead of serving Indian curry and Tandoori cuisine, one can expect lighter appetizers such as Jelly Fish , Cucumber Seaweed , Grilled Mushroom, etc, in either pickled, salted or dressed.

Seafood on Ice

Similar to their weekend dinner, seafood on ice offers an extensive spread of oysters, mussels, prawns, crabs, etc. A selection of smoked fish such as salmon and tuna are added to the selection.

Robatayaki

Wok-Fried Station has been replaced with Japanese grill and this station offers a wide selection of seafood, beef, chicken and vegetables. Instead of the Hong Kong styled noodle served with roast, soba / udon noodles (served with clams and grated sticky Japanese yam with raw tuna) is available in their brunch.

Oden and Shabu-shabu

Japanese version of Yong tau foo (Oden) and Shabu-shabu (served with beef and salmon; and 3 type of soup bases, Shoyu, Miso and Clear) are also the highlights of this buffet. This is no doubt Yuan's and my favourite sections in this brunch, so much so that we have neglected the Japanese Curry located at the end of this section. In Yuan's words: "After eating all the heavy food, it feels good to have hot soup"

Live station

The highlight of the live station is Pan-fried foie gras with rounds of white radish - a rare sight on buffet spreads even though we are personally not a fan of foie gras. The pasta station is often neglected, so do give the aglio olio a shot with an option of extra garlic.

Sashimi and sushi

The mouth-watering live stations I have mentioned in my earlier post are also found in their Sunday brunch and one will be spolit with choices. Recall my praises for their Kushiage (Japanese deep-fried skewers), Sashimi, Teppanyaki, Tempura and Roasted Wagyu Beef. As I always say for Triple 3, so many selections but yet so little tummy space.

Desserts

Coming to my favourite section, instead of the regular selection of "westernized" desserts described in my previous entry, Pastry Chef Ivan Liew presents a series of Japanese-theme desserts for a lovely finale. Instead of the regular cream puffs, Yuzu Profiteroles serves as a refreshing tangy treat. Umeshu Jelly and Kantan Jelly are also included in the selection for a lighter alternatives.

The dessert bar also offers all-time favourite Strawberry Shortcake and Chocolate Fondue. But instead of serving the hotel's signature cheesecake, we are delighted with the Japanese cheesecake that is light and addictive on the palette.

Japanese desserts

The most memorable desserts of the entire selection is the Green Tea Panna Cotta and the Red Bean paste served with glutinous rice balls. Pair the latter with a scoop of delightful homemade vanilla ice cream and you will be surprised by the perfect match of hot and cold.

Having seen the satisfied look of my family members with the nods and smiles after all the dishes, I know I have not made the wrong choice. It is no doubt steep on the pocket but I am pretty sure this is one buffet most will be curious about. Be it weekend buffet dinner or the Sunday Japanese Brunch, the quality and quantity are of no doubt.

Many thanks to Sous Chef William Tan for making this meal so memorable.

Buffet Breakfast
$33++ (A), $16.50++ (C) per person

Buffet Lunch
$62++ (A), $31++ (C) per person (Mon-Thurs & PH)
$68++ (A), $34++ (C) per person (Fri, Sat & Eve of PH)

Sun Brunch
$110++ (A) (with free flow of alcholic drinks, soft drinks and juices)
$90++ (A) (with free flow of soft drinks and juices, NO alcohol)
$45++ (C) (with free flow of soft drinks and juices)

Buffet Dinner
$80++ (A), $40++ (C) per person (Sun-Thur)
$86++ (A), $43++ (C) per person (Fri, Sat & Eve of PH)

Credit Card discount as follows:
For now the current promotion is
1) DBS : Dinner 1-for-1 is available from Mon to Wed.
2) DBS : 3 dine for the price of 2 available for the entire week
3) OCBC : 4 dine for the price of 3 available during dinner for the entire week
Please note that the above promotions end at the end of June.

Amex & Citibank - 15%
HSBC & UOB - 10%

Triple Three
Mandarin Orchard Singapore
333 Orchard Road
Singapore 238867
Tel: 6831 6271

Operating Hours -
6.30am – 10.30am (Breakfast)
Noon – 2.30pm (Lunch)
6.30pm – 10.00pm (Dinner)
Website

3 comments:

Stargirl said...

yuzu profiteroles? that's something new ^.^
just had the weirdest dream last night that i sneaked off in a cab to selfridges for herme macarons from the london budget hotel that i'll be staying in for a night LOL... chances of that occuring are slim though :(

foodaholic said...

yummy....! looks like triple3 is a consistent favourite. :)

Fen said...

Stargirl: Yup, actually the filling is fresh cream flavoured with yuzu.

Guess u r excited over your exchange :)

Phoebe: Definitely, but also one of the more expensive buffets... :(

They increase the pricing again... Argh...

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