Sunday 21 April 2019

Café Lodge – Mother’s Day 2019 [MEDIA INVITE]

Roast Chicken Chinese Style

Café Lodge is the main restaurant for YWCA Fort Canning Lodge. A property managed by YWCA Singapore located in the city centre of Singapore, the prime Orchard Road shopping belt. 

Cafe Lodge at YWCA Fort Canning Lodge

For its daily lunch and dinner buffet, it offers comforting Singaporean and Asian Cuisine. With 5 menus rotating daily, diners will get enough variety return to Café Lodge regularly.

Specials of the Day

During our visit, the following dishes catch my attention: Braised Duck, Yum Rice and Braised Egg and Tofu. The duck is meaty and well braised, as you can taste the dark soy sauce and seasoning infused into the meat. The same can be said with the eggs and tofu. The yam rice is aromatic and tasty, definitely goes well with the duck, tofu and egg.

Braised Duck

Braised Duck, Yum Rice and Braised Egg and Tofu

Mee Rebus
 is the highlight of the action station. The ingredients are the same as those sold outside, including the thick brown mee rebus gravy. Texture wise, this will depend on the diners cooking skill.

Mee Rebus

One of the other dishes that impress me is their beef rendang. The gravy is thick, rich, creamy and filled with spices. You can taste the “rempah” infused into the meat, making it “rice thief” dish.

Rendang on White Rice

The steamed fish fillets also look delicious; however, I did not manage to try it as I was pacing myself for the Mother’s Day Menu.

Steam Fish

Part of the daily buffet also includes Soup of the Day, salads with condiments, cold dishes, cake and kueh for desserts, fruits, coffee & tea, and water and orange drinks. Definitely a good offering for daily buffet lunch or dinner.

Soup of the Day - ABC

DIY Salad

Assorted Cake and Kueh - Part of the Buffet

Mother’s Day Menu

Highlights of Mother’s Day Buffet Menu includes: Avocado Crab Meat Salad and Apple and Celery with Walnuts Salad. A light and delicious way to start the meal. I personally like find the avocado and crab meat salad is very refreshing, the sweetness of the crab meat and the avocado works well together.

Avocado Crab Meat Salad 

 Apple and Celery with Walnuts Salad.

Sichuan soup with Radish. An interesting combination of this clear yet robust soup. After further scooping, I finally found the dried scallops, clams and mushrooms that gave this soup added natural sweetness and seafood flavour in it.

Sichuan soup with Radish

Roasted Chicken Chinese Style. Nicely executed, the skin is thin and crispy, while the meat is juicy and succulent. They provide the salt and pepper dip with lime, however, I found that the chicken is tasty enough.

Roasted Chicken Chinese Style.

Deep-Fried Garoupa with Mango Salsa. The huge garoupa is coated with flour and deep-fried, resulting in a crispy skin and moist flesh. The mango salsa sauce is added afterwards to provide a sweet fruity taste to the dish. I like this dish as it is not spicy, however, some diners might prefer some spicy sauce for the dish.

Deep-Fried Garoupa with Mango Salsa.

The full buffet spread will be available for this special occasion. For the full menu, please refer to the YWCA Fort Canning Lodge website or Facebook Page. The menu might differ from the highlights above due to the availability of the ingredients.

Fruits Platter

Fruits - Part of the Buffet

Mother’s Day Buffet at Café Lodge
When: 4 & 5 May 2019 and 11 & 12 May 2019.
Where: Café Lodge at YWCA Fort Canning Lodge
Timing: Lunch 11.30 – 15.00;  Dinner 18.00 – 22.00
Price: $38++ for Adult, $15.80++ for Child (6 to 12 years)
Promotion: Book and Dine for 4 & 5 May 2019, you will receive a 25% discount for Mother’s Day Buffet.

For Reservations, please call 6333 0487 or email

Ice Cream - Part of the Buffet

Orange Drink, Coffee and Tea - Part of the Buffet

Thank you very much, Purple Eats for the tasting invitation; Vu Marcoms and Café Lodge Team for hosting the tasting.

Food & Drinks: 6.25/10
Value: 6.25/10
Service: N/A (Tasting Event)
Ambiance: 6.5/10
Budget per Person: $26 - $50

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Braised Sea Cucumber, Pork Ribs and Mushrooms - Easter Day Menu

Café Lodge
6 Fort Canning Road
Level 1, YWCA Fort Canning Lodge
Singapore 179494

T: +65 6333 0487
IG: @YWCAfortcanninglodge
Daily Ala Carte: 11.30 – 20.30
Daily Lunch Buffet: 11.30 – 14.30
Daily Dinner Buffet: 18.00 – 21.30
Price: S$32++ for Adult, $15.80++ for Child.
*Check out their Facebook Page for Promotion with NTUC and SAFRA Member.

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