Sunday 5 August 2018

Element – Funology SG53 Buffet and Durian Party [MEDIA INVITE]

Element – Funology SG53 Buffet and Durian Party

To celebrate Singapore 53rd National Day, Amara Hotel Singapore presents Funology SG53 Buffet and Durian Party, available at Element from 3 to 9 August 2018.

Durian Party - Mao Shan Wang

The main attraction of this celebration is the durian theme party. A fresh durian stall is set up at Element on Tras Street, serving Mao Shan Wang, D24 and Kampong durians during my visit on 3rd August. My personal pick is the D24, where I enjoy the complex bittersweet flavour of the flesh. They will rotate the durian each day, depends on the supplies. Give it a try and let me know which one you like better.

Durian Party - D24

Durian Party - Kampong Durian

Inspiring the nostalgic feel on this National Day celebrations, childhood favourites food like Muah Chee, Putu Piring, Old School Snacks, Potong Ice Cream with bread and seasonal fruits like mangosteen, duku-langsat, rambutan and longan will be part of this special line up.

Putu Piring
Seasonal Fruits

On the 9th of August, there will be fun-filled activities including old-school games such as tikam-tikam, tin throwing games; taking photos on a trishaw; meet the Samsui Woman; and free caricatures drawing. The National Day Parade will also be shown live on TV at Element.

With the Fun comes the food as well. Highlights of the buffet spread are:

Durian Panna Cotta

Everything Durian. The durian bonanza continues in the desserts section, starting from durian cake, durian panna cotta, durian pudding, durian crème puff, and durian swiss roll. My favourite is the durian panna cotta, as it uses the during pengat as the topping, and you can really taste the durian.

Durian Cake & Durian Puff

Durian Pudding

Durian Swiss Roll (at the bottom) with other Durian Desserts
Chocolate Truffle Cake (at the top)
Save some space for their signature Chempedak Crème Brulee and Chocolate Truffle Cake that are awesome.

Chempedak Crème Brulee

The Seafood Spread. Boston Lobsters, Oysters, Alaskan King Crabs, Mussels, Clams, Scallops and Prawns. The Boston lobsters and oysters are fresh. But I personally like the Alaskan King Crab here, where you taste the freshness and briny sweetness in the flesh.

Chubby Botak Koala picks for Seafood Spread

Boston Lobsters


Mussels, Alaskan King Crab Legs, and Clams
Below are the condiments

Mussels, Scallops and Prawns

Laksa. The spices in the broth really pop up and the rice noodle is well cooked. I did not have chilli in my laksa, for spicy lovers, you might need to put a few dollops of sambal in it. You can make it more atas, if you add the lobster into this laksa Yum Yum.


Peking Duck. Crisp skin, tender and succulent, the best part, one of the Chef will do the wrapping for the Pecking duck. All you need to say is how many pieces you want.

Peking Duck Station

Peking Duck - Ready to Eat

Drunken Chicken. Well marinated with rice wine and I like the sweetness from the wolfberry. Make sure you get the meat that is soaked, so you can really taste the wine in the chicken.

Drunken Chicken

Proscuitto and Cheese selections. I love prosciutto. For me, this cured ham has the salty umami taste to it that just opens up my appetite. I can have this at the start or end of my meal. Paired it together with rock melon, I am a happy man. With so much durian pastries for desserts, I need something salty to end the meal. The cheese board sure provide it.

Proscuitto with Rock Melon

Cheese Selections

Overall, it was indeed a fun dining experience. I started with the savoury buffet spread at first, follow with fresh durians and desserts from the buffet line. I also got my caricature done as well, complete with solid muscles on both arms. So check out FUNOLOGY SG53 Buffet & Durian Party at Element, Amara Hotel Singapore till 9th August 2018.

Thank you very much to Amara Hotel Singapore team for the tasting invitation.

Chubby Botak Koala Caricature

FUNOLOGY SG53 Buffet & Durian Party
When: now till 9th August 2018.
Time: 18.30 – 22.00
Where: At Element and Element on Tras Street
Price: SGD 88++ per adult; SGD 36++ per child (6 to 12 years old).
For reservations and enquiries, call: +65 6879 2607

2 persons dine free for every 8 other paying guests.
Free flow of iced tea with a group booking of 53 adults.
Old-school games and activities are available on the 3rd and 9th August.

Food & Drinks: 7/10
Value: 7.5/10
Service: N/A (Tasting Event)
Ambiance: 7.75/10
Budget per Person: $51 - $80, $81 and Above

Element Restaurant
165 Tanjong Pagar Road
Singapore 088539

T: +65 6879 2607
IG: @AmaraSingapore
Breakfast, Daily: 06.30 – 10.30
Lunch, Mon – Fri: 11.30 – 14.30
High Tea, Sat & Sun: 11.30 – 14.00 (1st Seating), 14.30 – 17.00 (2nd Seating)
Dinner, Daily: 18.30 – 22.00

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