In commemoration of Singapore’s 50th Birthday, the award-winning Edge restaurant located inside the Pan Pacific Singapore introduces a new Saturday lunch which features gastronomic Peranakan presentations and delicious food - Makan Makan. Diners may delight in a diverse and engaging dining experience with seven live food kitchens showcasing freshly-made Asian and Pacific delicacies including Sushi, Singaporean and Peranakan delicacies as well as durian and Nonya desserts galore.
York Hotel has long been the Hawker Buffet champion in Singapore (with the Grand Hyatt Singapore's Straits Kitchen running a close halal-certified second). However the Makan Makan lunch buffet at Edge, Pan Pacific Singapore, is out to shake things up (in a good way of course)!
There are plenty of live food kitchens in Edge (unlike other hotel buffets) so you can be sure that your food is made fresh and the way you like it!
There is a huge selection of 'Singapore Heritage' dishes like Homemade Laksa, Bak Kut Teh, Penang Prawn Noodle Soup, Babi Ponteh (Braised Pork Belly) and Satay. There are also some items that have been given the Midas touch - the Crispy Lobster Ngo Hiang for instance is a definitely must-try! Diners will also be able to enjoy a tantalising selection of homemade Sambal to complement the dishes - Honey Mango Sambal Tumis, Salted Fish Sambal, Thai Basil and Pineapple Sambal, Red Balado Sambal and Fried Rice Kampong Sambal.
If like me, you like to start your buffet with desserts (because is there any other way to do it?!), you will be able to choose from a wide selection of local treats like Yam Paste with Gingko Nuts, Portuguese Egg Tarts, Ice Kachang, and a signature selection of fragrant Durian-based desserts including Durian Puff, Durian Mousse Cake and Durian Pengat. If you are a fan of durian then forget about the overpriced durian puffs in Goodwood Park hotel - this is the real deal!
Also, for that salty and sweet contrast to help to transit from desserts into mains, order a Singapore Toast (Egg, Kaya, Peanut Butter, Butter and Sugar) and grab a cup of Teh Tarik on your way.
If you are a fan of Indian food, Edge restaurant has a healthy selection of Indian favourites!
One of the best dishes I have tried has got to be the Tai Lok Mee (or more affectionately known as KL Hokkien Mee). Cooked in pork lard, prawn stock and a variety of soy sauces, this dish truly exhibits the versatility of Edge as a dining establishment. On seafood nights, Edge delivers some of the best value and quality buffet and during Makan Makan, Edge continues to delight us with delicious (yet down-to-earth) dishes!
Other crowd-favourites include the Popiah and Kueh Pie Tee (that is made to order as well). You will not have to worry about disgusting or soggy popiah skin since it is made the way you want it, when you want it. Kueh Pie Tee which is known for the delicately thin and crispy shell can be quite expensive outside (especially if it is handmade) so be sure to get your fill here!
Another one of my favourites at Makan Makan is the Fried Omelette with Oyster. Since this is available from one of the Live Kitchens, you will always be served with crispy omelette that is so crucial to bring out the flavours and texture of this dish. The chili for this dish was however was a little disappointing but nothing the other dishes can not make up for!
Finally, to wash down a meal (and instead of choosing desserts), I like to choose a warm and hearty tasting soup - the Chef's Signature Bak Kut Teh. Surely it isn't the cheapest hawker buffet around but the price is almost on par with the Grand Hyatt Singapore's Straits Kitchen - and I like this way better (unless halal-certified is important for you). The sheer variety and quality of food here truly exceeds my expectations and it leaves another afternoon for me to Makan Makan to be much desired.
(12pm to 230pm)
ADULT: S$48++ | CHILD: S$24++
Price includes unlimited local beverages, coffee and tea