Casual and relaxed, Quality Café allows you to dine with ease and comfort. Offering International and local cuisines, as well as all-you-can-eat buffets, your gastronomic cravings will surely be satisfied.
Went for buffet dinner today! Waiting time is long! lots of people! The place is quite small so you will need to go early
Spread wise, it was a far smaller than other buffets such as hotpot culture which is also a porridge buffet. However, the quality is quite good. In short, there are main dishes, porridge, rice, hot desserts, cold desserts and plain water as drinks.
Cold desserts are simply ice kachange and ice cream. Nothing fanciful. The hot desserts include barley and the bread and butter pudding. These 2 are super good. The drinks wise, sadly, only warm and cold water.
I think they really shine in their main dishes. The nice 1 include the sliced duck (a waiter sliced the duck on the spot, must try), mussels, steamed fish (this is very good. must try).
In short, very worthwhile for weekdays i would say. Sadly, the spread is not too wide. Service is very good, dishes are cleared immediately.
Whenever I'm hungry at night the Porridge Buffet in Quality Hotel never fails to come to my mind.
At a reasonable price of $6.90 per pax after 10pm there's a whole variety of dishes to satisfy your stomach.
Sweet potato porridge, steamed fish, curry chicken, braised egg are all my favorites. Especially the fish, you will have to act fast as it's high on demand.
If after the porridge you are still not full yet. There's still dessert. You can either choose your own ingredient for the ice-kacang or you can choose the different flavours of ice-creams available, topped it up with your favourite toppings and viola...nice desserts on the house!!
Free flow of plain water and orange juice are available to quench your thirst.
Tempted after reading this? Do get hold of the telephone number for reservations, the queue starts early and it might dampen your mood if you did not reserve beforehand.
Joe and i were walking around novena square after our usual treat of haagen daz. Perhaps we all have rather big stomach :P, the cone of ice cream does not seem to be able to fill it up. Thus, we began to scot around novena square for any nice food to eat.
Just as we began walking, Joe suddenly suggested to have porridge buffet at the nearby Quality hotel. Thinking that porridge should not be too full for me, i obliged.
The quality cafe is located at the ground floor of the hotel. When we reached there, the cafe seems full and there are also quite a few people waiting for their turn. "Oh my god" was my first reaction as i could not figure out how long i have to wait before i can pour some porridge into my stomach.
Nevertheless, we still register our name with the staff. We both set a target to stop waiting if the wait exceed more than 30mins. To both our surprise, in less than 5 minutes, the staff called us to our table. Rather impressing.
Although they have stated this as porridge buffet, they did not only provide us with different flavours of porridge, they have also includes quite a few varities of dishes to eat together with the porridge. If one do not think that porridge will be full, there are also white rice to come with the buffet.
After tasting almost all the varieties of dishes, i feel that their food is really so-so (not really fantastic). Take for example, one of their dish is the seafood toufu. I feel that if they have added in some sweet and sour sauce, it would taste much more better than serving it as plain.
They also served chilli flower crab which i think its really a bonus for a buffet at this price. I was rather disappointed when i realized the flower crab does not have much meat in them. Well, perhaps thats how a flower crab should be.
They also have dessert for one to have towards the end of their meal. Their dessert includes the ever favourite ice cream for the kids, ice kachang plus bread pudding. I quite loved the texture of the bread pudding (similar to a cake texture but with crispy crust) and it simply tasted marvellous.
Ice kachang is actually self serviced, this i feel that is particular good as one could choose to add more of their favourite ingredient. However, i do not really like the way that they used red kidney beans for their ice kachang, as i find them rather plain and does not taste as nice as the small red bean.
Overall, i think this is a not too bad buffet for the price you pay ($11.80 on sat, sun, public holiday ; $9.80 on mon to fri) and the food you get (continuous supply of chilli crab). Their customer service skill are also not bad and you will not have to worry about too many plates on your table as they are consistently watching out for your used plates. :)
However, if i am going to try them out again, i believe i will go for their supper buffet which costs only $7.80 nett. Good deal isn't it?
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