By Hui Zhi
We intended to do some Christmas shopping yesterday and headed down to Orchard Road. Since we parked close to the Orchard Hotel, we decided to go for the buffet there. Bernard had wanted to bring me there on several occasions, but did not get to do so until yesterday. It was my first time there. Bernard had been there previously.
It was a FULfilling time. There was so much to eat but our stomachs just could not contain them all. We started off with the cooked food (which also include pasta, rice, various choices of meat cooked in different styles, satay, laksa, rojak etc) and salad. Knowing my appetite, I just took a small portion of each. Fresh oysters, cold crab & prawn, mussel and sashimi, with drunken prawns and well-braised sea cucumber that seemed to melt in the mouth. Bernard later saw that the prawns were live from a tank.
My favourite is always the dessert section. We tried the durian mousse and durain cake, both equally yummy, and there's the rich, chocolate brownie as well. We had a second serving of the above with our tea and coffee.
We were there eating for nearly 3 hours.. Too late to do any shopping. We had a short walk along the brightly-lit street just to digest a little. Wanted to take a look at St Regis but it was too heavily protected by security and traffic police that we did not do so... There were so many police officers and security around. Must be some V.V.V.I.Ps.. Saw a BMW with car plate SP1 parked outside the hotel.
We have started playing Corrine May's album "The Gift" in the car. Love the album. It just set the mood for Christmas... Thank God for the gift of Christmas.
By Hui Zhi