Aside from Merlion, Sentosa and other tourist attractions, what else comes to mind when you think of Singapore? That’s right: food. Singapore’s cuisine is as varied as the number of cultures living peaceably in the Lion City. No matter what your taste bud desires, you can find the best of it in Singapore.
When I attended the Singapore Blog Awards together with 16 other international bloggers, I had a chance to see how good the restaurants in Singapore are. We went to Zaffron Kitchen in Oasia Hotel for lunch, and if there’s one word that could describe my experience there, it would be: excellent!
Zaffron—a name derived from one of the finest spices in the world, saffron—is an all-day buffet international restaurant located in the lobby of Oasia. There weren’t a lot of choices, especially for someone like me who’s a pescatarian, but what they had was really good quality.
There was a live carving station where you could order a selection of fresh sashimi. I had a slice each of salmon and tuna, and it was juicy and tasted really fresh!
I also loved their selection of cheeses, reminding me of my trip to Europe where I gorged on a variety of cheese that could never found in the Philippines.
After checking out the buffet tables, I ended up with a plateful of fruits, nuts, oyster omelette, sashimi, tofu, kimchi, and other vegetables. There were actually a lot of other choices, from the delicious laksa to chicken and other meat dishes. However, I only noted the ones that I had been able to eat.
Dessert was another sinful experience! There was and a large number of choices, from fruits and jelly, to ice cream and cakes. I chose ice cream; Zaffron offered the super popular Cold Stone Premium brand, and even though I was trying to cut down on sweets, I just had to have a serving of it. My blogger friends had the time of their lives mixing and different flavors, but I stuck with my favorite: coffee, mixed with pistachio and sprinkled with candy and marshmallow.
All in all, Zaffron Kitchen exceeded expectations and confirmed my impression of Singapore restaurants in general. Not only were the food fresh and delicious and the place clean and roomy, the staff also exerted a lot of efforts to please their customers. You certainly can’t ask more than that!
Oasia Hotel Lobby
8 Sinaran Drive
Buffet Pricing: (Subject to changes for monthly promotions)
(Children between 6-12 years dine for half the price)