Thursday, 20 February 2020

Oscar’s – Endless Sunday Brunch [MEDIA INVITE]

Egg Benedict with Crab Meat

A Sunday brunch buffet at a five-star hotel is a perfect way to spend Sunday afternoon with your loved ones or friends. Oscar’s Endless Sunday Brunch at Conrad Centennial Singapore provides a luxurious spread of delicious food and free flow of alcohol.

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Our picks from the awesome buffet line up are:

Pan-fried Foie Gras complemented with yuzu gel and slow roast fig. Foie gras is the favourite ingredients for LD and I. The version here is perfectly seared till it reaches a crisp exterior. The internal part of the foie gras is smooth and velvety. The yuzu gel and slow roast fig add a touch of sweetness and acidity to accentuate the flavour of the foie and reduce the overwhelming fatty flavour. Simply a melt in the mouth texture.

Pan-fried Foie Gras complemented with yuzu gel and slow roast fig

Pan-fried Foie Gras
complemented with yuzu gel and slow roast fig

Grilled Rock Lobster and Jumbo Clams. The lobster and jumbo clams are grilled outdoor on a charcoal bbq. The lobster is juicy, succulent and springy. However, we both agree that the jumbo clams are superb. Juicy, bouncy served with intense umami broth using the clam jus reduction with garlic and butter. Yum Yum.

Grilled Rock Lobster

Grilled Jumbo Clam

Grilled Jumbo Clam

Alaskan King Crab served on the seafood spread is fresh, sweet and briny. It is good on its own, however, LD decided to get creative and added it to the seafood bisque. The thick and creamy seafood bisque complements the sweet flesh of Alaskan King crab nicely.

The Seafood Spread

Alaskan King Crab with Seafood Bisque

Oysters around the globe. During the Endless Sunday Brunch, Oscar’s will serve oysters from Ireland, Canada, France, Scotland and Australia. This time around, my favourite pick is from Ireland. It is plump, juicy and sweet, followed with a slightly briny flavour at the end.

Oysters around the globe

Egg Benedict with Crab Meat and Pulled Pork Sliders. Eggs are always an integral part of brunch. The egg benedict here is served on a bed of de-shell crab meat and crisp sourdough. The sourdough is thick and solid, it did not turn soggy after the toppings were sitting there for a while.

Egg Benedict with Crab Meat 

Meanwhile, the pulled pork sliders moist and bursting the juiciness of the braising liquid. Served with cream sauce and brioche bun, it is just so addictive.

Pulled Pork Sliders

Texas Rub Roasted OP Ribs with condiments. Since I am a Sunday Roast type of guy, I will not miss out on this. The rack of ribs is roasted to medium and sliced upon order. The beef is on the lean and meatier side, so you can expect a solid beef flavour with a good bite on it. The gravy is thick and robust; however, I recommend you try it with the feta cheese. First time I tried this pairing, but he thick, pungent cheese paired nicely with the steak adding an umami punch to the steak.

Texas Rub Roasted OP Ribs

Texas Rub Roasted OP Ribs with Condiments

Texas Rub Roasted OP Ribs with Condiments

Gin & Tonic / Non-alcoholic Tonic. Available with Endless Sunday package that includes the alcohol. The recommended cocktails for the brunch was Grapefruit G&T, which has a slight refreshing bitterness from the grapefruit. Meanwhile, I tried the mocktail of Yuzu tonic, that deliver the refreshing yuzu flavour to pair with my meal.

Gin & Tonic / Non-alcoholic Tonic Station - Outdoor

The Gin Selections

Grapefruit Gin & Tonic + Yuzu Tonic 

Pennsylvania Classic Buttermilk Fried Chicken with condiments. Super crispy and succulent fried chicken. The buttermilk did its job nicely, creating a crispy crust and maintain the juiciness of the chicken. The seasoning is very light, as they expect you to dip the chicken in different types of condiments.

Pennsylvania Classic Buttermilk Fried Chicken with condiments

Peking Duck and Hokkien Style Braised Pork Belly. I totally can’t say NO to Peking Duck. The crisp aromatic roast duck skin basked with hoisin sauce and wrapped with Peking Duck pancake skin is just irresistible. I wish the skin is crisper, or ask for more fillings when you order.

Peking Duck

Peking Duck

Meanwhile, I like the soft and fully texture of the steam bun in the “Kong Bak Pau”. A perfect vessel to carry the Hokkien style braised pork belly. Although the pork belly seems fatty, the coriander helps to neutralise the “jelakness” from the pork.

Hokkien Style Braised Pork Belly - Kong Bak Pau

Hokkien Style Braised Pork Belly - Kong Bak Pau

Extensive Selections of desserts to die for. Starting from a combination of classic cakes, signature Conrad cakes and also modern cakes with local flavours. Our picks are Chocolate royal hazelnut cake, Sumatra coffee whole cake (me only), Chocolate and cremeux tart, and Calamansi & white chocolate cake.

Chocolate royal hazelnut cake

Sumatra coffee whole cake

 Chocolate and cremeux tart

Calamansi & white chocolate cake

Praline with mysterious sea salts. The two types of pralines are served with a selection of 11 types of mysterious sea salts. The idea is to challenge the diners to try the pralines with the unique flavour of each sea salts. Praline with mala spicy peppercorn sea salt, well it might happen.

Praline with mysterious sea salts.

After spending about 3 hours at Endless Sunday Brunch, we probably only manage to try less than half of the spread. If you are looking for a superb Sunday Brunch experience, we strongly recommend Endless Sunday Brunch at Oscar's.

Freshly Baked Artisan Bread

Endless Sunday Brunch
Date: Every Sunday
Time: 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Price:
S$98.00++ per person inclusive of unlimited ice tea, coffee and tea
S$128.00++ per person inclusive of unlimited Rose sparkling wine, wines, cocktails and craft beers
S$158.00++ per person inclusive of unlimited Champagne, premium wines, cocktails and craft beers
Venue:  Oscar’s, Lobby Level, Conrad Centennial Singapore.
Oscar’s Iced Tea Bar
We will be showcasing you the rest of mouth-watering spread for Endless Sunday Brunch from here onwards. Thank you very much Conrad Centennial Singapore for hosting us.
 
Assorted Sashimi

Assorted Sushi

Food & Drinks: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Service: N/A
Ambiance: 8.5/10
Budget per Person: $81 & Above

Oscar's
2 Temasek Boulevard
Lobby Level, Conrad Centennial Singapore
Singapore 038982

T: +65 6432 7481
OH:
Open 24 Hours for A la carte menu
Buffet Breakfast: 06.00 – 10.30
Buffet Lunch: 12.00 – 14.30
Buffet Dinner: 18.00 – 22.00
Supercharged Sunday Brunch: 12.30 – 15.30

Antipasti Bar

Local and International Culinary Cooked Food

Mala Stir Fry

Mala Stir Fry

International Dishes

Salad Station

Cheery Tomatoes and Bocconcini salad with fresh basil & German Potato Salad

Signature Caesar Salad Station
 
 Charcuterie & Cheese

Raspberry Milky Chocolate

Caramel Mont Blanc

Sweet Potato Lychee

Singapore S'more Cookies with Chocolate Moose

Reception - Entrance to Oscar's
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Sunday, 16 February 2020

Yi Zun Noodle – Qinghai Hand Pulled Beef Noodle


Yizun Beef Noodle
Yi Zun Noodle is Singapore’s first-ever Muslim-owned restaurant that specialises in Chinese hand-pulled (La-Mian) noodles. Founded by Madam Aisha, a Chinese-Muslim from Qinghai in China, Yi Zun signature dish is Beef Noodle. LD and I visited their original branch in Sam Leong Road in Little India for a quick lunch.

Yi Zun Noodle - Entrance

The set up of the shop is very simple, functional like most of the Chinese restaurant in Jalan Besar neighbourhood. On the wall, there is a poster showcasing the origin of Qinghai beef noodle.  

Yizun Beef Noodle Poster

Order Sheet

For entrée, we ordered Beef Salad ($3.60). The beef salad uses the lean part of the beef. The sauce is filled with mala seasoning, filled with peppercorn flavours but not the numbing type. I was expecting the meat to be succulent, instead, it is on the dry side.

Beef Salad

Beef Salad

For the main, LD and I ordered Yizun Beef Noodle ($7.80, small). For small, the portion is very generous. The broth is clear, filled with solid beef flavour and touch of sweetness from the radish. The sliced lean meat covered the top part of the bowl, however, don’t expect your melt in your mouth texture type of beef.

Yizun Beef Noodle 

The Beef

The Radish

The star of this dish is the la-mian. It is springy, bouncy with a great bite to it. The noodle is made fresh in house and it truly showcases the skill of the noodle master.

The La Mian - Hand Pulled Noodle

LD mixed this noodle with their chilli and it surely will whet your appetite due to fragrant and tasty chilli.

La Mian Mixed with Chilli

I rate the beef noodle as OK. I won’t mind coming back to try their other noodle dishes. If you like spicy mala, you can try their dry chilli chicken and their mala pot. Don’t forget to order their Sour Prune Juice ($4.50 by jar, $1.50 per cup).  Cheers!!

Sour Prune Juice

Food: 6.5/10
Value: 7.5/10
Service: 6/10
Ambiance: 6/10
Budget per Person: $0 - $10; $11 - $25

Yi Zun Noodle
45 Sam Leong Road
Singapore 207935

T: +65 6291 6616
IG: @Yizunnoodle
OH: 10.00 – 22.00 Daily
Menu and Reservation available through here

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