I was initially hesitant to try the seafood buffet at Four Points by Sheraton because I’m not really that into seafood. But my hubby is a huge seafood fan, and we were planning to use our Maybank credit card to get 50% off the price of SGD40.80++ per adult so why not?
My husband called them in the morning to reserve a table for all three of us since we were planning to take Lia along. We were pleasantly surprised when we got there, because they’ve already set up plastic Ikea utensils for her in our table, and a staff immediately asked if we wanted a high chair.
My hubby ended up eating mostly crab legs (claws?) and shrimp from the cold seafood spread. I kept trying to convince him to try something else – something I don’t eat myself – like maki or sashimi or laksa – but he was way too happy with what he was eating and didn’t want to explore much. Look at how happy he is.
I, on the other hand, went for a bit more variety. Here are some of the food I tried:
- Grilled Lamb with Parmesan and Spicy Herb Crust – This was the winner for me. As I mentioned, I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to eat much but they did take care to have non-seafood options for people like me. The lamb was tender and flavourful, though some people may think that it needs a bit more salt. I personally could not detect any spiciness at all, so the name of the dish seemed a bit misleading.
- Grilled Lemongrass Chicken with Chunky Peanut Sauce – I didn’t taste the lemongrass – it was like chicken cooked in satay sauce. Since I like satay, this was also hit for me.
- Shrimp and Tomato Fried Rice – This was really good. I got a second serving of this.
- Deep Fried Prawn Ball with Wasabi Aioli and Fish Roe – I didn’t taste the wasabi or the fish roe. It was like deep fried prawns with batter – which I like.
- Har Gow (shrimp dumpling) – It seems like there was some ground meat inside. This was okay.
- Seafood Pasta with Homemade Tomato Fondue – Not bad at all. I didn’t ask my husband to try it since he doesn’t like Italian style pasta which is on the sour side, but I do. He likes his spaghetti Filipino-style: sweet.
- Boston Clam Chowder – This was just okay. It didn’t taste anything like clams or seafood, and was a bit thin. It tasted like a regular cream-based (slightly watery) soup with some chunks of vegetables thrown in.
Lia was still feeling full from breakfast and only ate two or three bread rolls, which were on the crunchy side. I really liked the texture, but it was a bit difficult for Lia and my hubby (with his braces) to bite on, so we ended up cutting them into small pieces. She tried a bite of har gow and tasted the clam chowder too, but she’s in her picky eating stage and didn’t really like trying anything unfamiliar.
What she really liked though was the dessert selection. She immediately got a bowl of vanilla ice cream, which she topped with chocolate syrup, chocolate sprinkles and raisins all by herself (with a nervous mommy supervising). I got some green tea ice cream for myself which was very nice. I tried the strawberry ice cream too but it wasn’t anything special.
In the end, I had to finish the rest of Lia’s ice cream sundae, because the moment she saw the panna cotta, she got distracted and decided she wanted that more. She ate about three or four of these. It was really good – not too sweet – though the texture was a bit runny.
Sidney and I tried their hot chocolate cake with vanilla sauce, which was very moist and tasted like a fudge brownie. I’m not much of a chocolate person, but I thought it went well with one of my favourite teas, Dilmah’s Moroccan mint tea (I think they had the full Dilmah selection).
Our bill came up to SGD48.02 or SGD24.01 each. Not bad at all! But would I go back if there wasn’t a 50% off promo? Probably not.
Four Points Eatery Four Points by Sheraton (Singapore Riverview) 382 Havelock Road, Singapore 169629 http://www.fourpointssingaporeriverview.com