Thursday 8 June 2017

[CLOSED] AquaMarine – Iftar Specials this Ramadan [MEDIA INVITE]

AquaMarine is the main dining destination for Marina Mandarin Hotel. Known for its exquisite spread of Halal-certified buffet, during this special month AquaMarine offers the perfect venue to partake in Iftar with your friends and family.

Part of AquaMarine Dining Area

Highlights of the spread include:

Wagyu Beef Oxtail. Done in two ways, soup and rendang. I love them both. The soup is clear and robust, further enhanced with the sweetness from fried shallots. Add a squeeze of lime to give it a zing tangy taste to it and help cuts down the fattiness from the oxtail. I recommend you have this with emping (belinjo nuts cracker).

Oxtail Soup

The oxtail rendang is just superb. It is slowly cooked over a long period until the meat absorbs the spices. The end product is the meat that falls off the bone and basically melts in your mouth. Yum Yum!!

The Oxtail Rendang

Roti Jala with Spicy Coconut, chicken and Jackfruit Curry. A slight twist to normal jackfruit curry that we find in Nasi Padang restaurant here. The chefs actually use the non-sweet and sweet part of the flesh to cook the chicken curry. The usually hard non-sweet flesh is soft and tender. The sweet flesh that we normally eat raw, add sweetness to this dish plus the springy texture. Having this curry with roti jala is unique on its own.

Roti Jala

Spicy Coconut, chicken and Jackfruit Curry

Chicken and Lamb Satay. Deconstructed and without the stick. Forget about what you know in traditional satay and focus on the key ingredients in satay. The marinated chicken and lamb ribs are grilled on charcoal, resulting is nice external charred with tender succulent meat. Topped that with homemade peanut sauce, and you have AquaMarine version of satay.

Chicken & Lamb Satay

Marbling Beef. This is actually part of the satay however, the seasoning is so good, it can be eaten on its own without the satay sauce.

Marbling Beef

Seafood Otah. The version here is similar to those found in Indonesia. White in colour, but undoubtedly packed with seafood flavour. It has a bouncy texture, with bits of chopped chilli blend into the otah. It reminds me of my childhood snacks.

Seafood Otah

Chicken Ngoh Hiong. A halal version of the traditional ngoh hiong. Crispy exterior following with juicy and flavourful fillings. You can taste the crunchiness of the chopped chestnuts and five spice powder in each bite.

Chicken Ngoh Hiang

On top of the above highlights during this Ramadan period, the usual spread of Seafood's on the island, Cold Seafood Platter, Salad and Appetiser, Boutique Cheeses, Taste of Japan, and Local and International Desserts will be available.

Oysters & Smoked Salmon (in the background)

Kueh Pai Tee 

On Friday and Saturday night, you can look forward to Boston Lobster – US Boston on at Seafood's On The Island, and Balinese Roasted Whole Baby Lamb with Tamarind Pineapple and Chilli Dip.

Balinese Roasted Whole Baby Lamb with Tamarind Pineapple and Chilli Dip
Image Credit: Marina Mandarin Singapore

Overall, I definitely had a splendid dining experience at AquaMarine. It was almost a total #Meatgasm experience for me. I did keep a little bit of space for the desserts, but I did not manage to try out their Durian Pengat that seems to be elusive during the night.

Part of Desserts

Ramadan at AquaMarine
Date: 25th May to 26th June 2017
Time: 18.30 – 22.00
$70++ (Adult), $35++ (Child), Sunday to Thursday
$80++ (Adult), $40++ (Child), Friday to Saturday
Reservations: +65 6845 1111 or visit
*Promotions: Dine with a minimum of 4 persons and up to maximum of 8, to enjoy 30% off the Iftar Buffet dinner with your family when you produce a printed 4R family photo.
** Child: 5 to 12 years old

Thank you very much for Marina Mandarin Singapore Marketing team for the tasting invitation.

Food & Drink: 7.75/10
Value: 7.5/10
Service: N/A (Tasting Invitation)
Ambiance: 8/10
Budget per Person: $81 & Above

6 Raffles Boulevard
Level 4, Marina Mandarin Hotel
Singapore 039594

T: +65 6845 1111
IG: @marinamandarinsg
Breakfast: Daily 06.30 – 10.30
Lunch: Mon to Fri, 12.00 – 14.30
Lunch: Sat, Sun & PH, 12.00 – 15.00
Dinner: Daily 18.30 – 22.00

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