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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Ramadhan Special 2014: AquaMarine

We've been to AquaMarine a few times in the past including our first visit when we found out they were certified Halal, our second visit during Ramadhan 2013 with their special spread from Che Sahroni and even our third visit when they had a special spread of Turkish Delights!

Well, Ramadhan 2014 has come along and it was about time we paid AquaMarine another visit and this time it was for a special event organized by AquaMarine and Suria!

That's right the celebrities were out and about at AquaMarine for a good cause - a charity event to benefit the Jamiyah Childrens' Home! Nurul Aini, Sleeq, Hyrul Anuar and Reyza Hamizan were in attendance with all the kiddies from Jamiyah Childrens' Home tucking into the sumptuous feast offered by AquaMarine.

But more on that a little later, I'm sure some of you would like to see what goodies AquaMarine has in store for us this special Ramadhan. And trust us - they do not disappoint!

As usual, we'll go in stages okay!! Salads and Appetizers first!!

Welcome to the feast!!
Selection of Cheeses including Rambol, Terroir President, Lanquetot and a whole wheel of Parmesan
D.I.Y Salad Station
Cold Cuts Selection including Roast Beef Pastrami, Chicken Ham and Turkey Breast
Smoked Salmon
Okay let's take a breather for awhile. Because to be honest, those first few pics basically represent how we spent our first 30 minutes of the buffet. Seriously!!

And come on - you know that I'm the Smoked Salmon guy right??

Well, if that's not enough or not your thing...

Thai Style Glass Noodles and Chicken Salad
Beancurd Salad
Prawn Salad with Bean Sprout and Vegetable Chili Dressing
Fish Platter
Spicy Topshell Salad
And I know that the next set of pictures is going to be a favourite for a lot of you.
The famous Cold Seafood spread at AquaMarine is always a crowd-puller!!

Red Flower Crabs and Fresh Oysters
Slipper Lobsters and Black Mussels
Tiger Prawns and Scallops
Spanner Crabs and Ocean Snails
Alaskan King Crab Legs
Freshwater Prawns
Holy moly look at the size of those Freshwater Prawns!!
In fact, look at that fantastic spread!! It's got something for everyone from Oysters to Prawns to Scallops and even Alaskan King Crabs (yes, the same ones from The Deadliest Catch)!!

And guess what, we've only covered like 2 of the appetizers sections so far!!
Bring on the rest!!

Breaded Prawns
Vegetable Tempura
Assorted Sushi
Salmon Sashimi
One of our favourite sections at AquaMarine has got to be the Japanese cuisine!!
The Sushi is excellent just like the Tempura. They also have other faves like Edamame and even Cha Soba too!

But all you Sashimi fans can rejoice! AquaMarine serves up some of the best grade Sashimi we've had and it's oh so good!! You have your choice from Tuna and of course, everyone's favourite, Salmon Sashimi!! Superb!

And that picture of the Sashimi above, that's #nofilter by the way so you can see the quality!!

Next up - some entrees including local delights and the STAR ATTRACTION too!!

D.I.Y Laksa Station
Whole Roasted Lamb
That's right! AquaMarine has brought back on of the fan favourites of its Ramadhan spread!!

The Whole Roasted Lamb is ready for your dining pleasure! Succulent lamb is perfectly roasted and freshly carved for you! Comes with all the usual accompaniments and a great experience for all you meat lovers (like us) out there!!

Singapore Style Hokkien Mee
Chinese Herbal Prawns
Chicken Tikka
In addition to the Indian Spread (complete with Naan!), check out the Chicken Tikka!
Tops marks for taste and top marks for presentation!!

Fresh Pasta Station
Lemon Chicken with Toasted Almonds
Topshell Braised in Szechuan Sauce
Baked Salmon
Let me tell you something folks. You simply MUST TRY the Baked Salmon.
If you think it looks good in that picture, just wait til you eat it!

It's got a nice crispy breaded crust and juicy salmon underneath. Nice fresh citrus flavour to go along.
This was really one of my favourites of the evening. Seriously.

D.I.Y Kueh Pai Tee
Baked Fish Fillet with Lemon Butter Sauce
Stir-Fried Hong Kong Kai Lan
Whole Roasted Chicken
Chef's Signature Black Pepper Crab
Well if it's the Chef's Signature Dish then you have to try it right!!
There were also plenty of other stations including the Bread Station, Soup Station and more main dishes being served but the picture are missing because we were too busy eating!!

But one section we definitely will not miss out is the Desserts section!!

They have some traditional kueh-mueh of course...

Kueh Lapis
Egg Tartlets
And there were also some really creative (and super yummy) creations there too!
Feast your eyes!!

Durian Mousse Cake
Raspberry Lychee Sable Breton
Lemon Dome
Apple Chutney Mousse Cake
Apricot Mousse with Walnut Crumble
Chocolate Brownie
Salted Caramel and Chocolate Tart
That Salted Caramel and Chocolate Tart must really be the bomb because we didn't even get to try it at all LOL. It was snapped up so fast we missed the chance!! Never mind... next visit!!

But you know what else is the bomb?

Durian Pengat

ZOMG Durian Pengat is always a winner am I right? Am I right???

There's some quality Durian Pengat here and it was so so delicious. We could be stuffed to the heavens and we'd still have space for this! Simply super!!

But if Durian is not your thing... Don't worry they have some other familiar favourites too.

Bread and Butter Pudding
Pulut Hitam
Raspberry & Mango Ice Cream
Fruits Platter
Dragon Fruit
But of course, besides the food, we were also there to support a good cause.

AquaMarine and Marina Mandarin are really top of the tops for tying up with Suria to benefit the kids from the Jamiyah Childrens' Home. It's nice to see such a generous gesture and also nice to see the kids come down and have such a great time not just enjoying the delicious food from AquaMarine but also with the celebrities from Suria who came down as well.

Reyza Hamizan with Hyrul Anuar and Friends
Us with Hyrul Anuar
Us with Nurul Aini & Sleeq

Once again, a big thumbs up to AquaMarine, Marina Mandarin and Suria for organizing this event for a good cause!! Looks like the kids really enjoyed themselves!!

Well fret not everyone! You may not have met the celebs but you still have a chance to whack all the delicious food including the Whole Roasted Baby Lamb!!

Prices for the buffet are as follows;
(Iftar Buffet is available for Dinner from 6.30pm to 10.30pm Daily)

Mondays to Fridays
Lunch (12pm til 2.30pm) - $58++ (Adult) / $29++ (Child)
Dinner (6.30pm til 10.30pm) - $70++ (Adult)

Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays
Tunch (12pm til 4.00pm) - $48++ (Adult) / $24++ (Child)
Dinner (6.30pm til 10.30pm) - $80++ (Adult) / $39++ (Child)

And don't worry... they have Kurma for Iftar and also a prayer room too!


Marina Mandarin Singapore
6 Raffles Boulevard
Marina Square

Tel: 6845 1111

Operating Hours:
Breakfast: 6.30am - 10.30am
Lunch: 12.00pm - 2.30pm
Dinner: 6.30pm - 10.30pm

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