Celebrate This Christmas and The Coming Chinese New Year with a Buffet Spread at Street 50, Bay Hotel

Friday, December 23, 2016


STREET 50 Restaurant & Bar is eager to put an Asian spin on its eclectic slew of Christmas classics and festive signature dishes this holiday season. You can expect things like Turkey Rendang, Masala Slipper Lobster, Balinese Roast Beef Striploin and more. This is a fusion Christmas buffet that you wouldn't wanna miss!

Street 50's Christmas Buffet is also a great venue for those looking to gather with your loved ones to celebrate the end of another year and the beginning of a new one, and because Chinese New Year is happening real soon next year I've got an additional surprise at the end of the post that you should definitely check out! Read on for more info.


***CHRISTMAS BUFFET***

STREET 50 XMAS OYSTER
Oyster Shooters

STREET 50 XMAS MANGO SCALLOP PRAWN CEVICHE
Mango, Scallops and Prawns Cevicche in Thai Palm Sugar Dressing

STREET 50 XMAS VEGETABLE MINI TARTS
Winter Vegetables Mini Tarts

STREET 50 XMAS MUSSEL
Mussels in Garlic Butter

STREET 50 XMAS SCALLOP
Baked Scallops with Cheese

STREET 50 XMAS CAJUN PRAWNS
Cajun Prawns

STREET 50 XMAS SAMBAL IKAN
Ikan Cincaru Sumbat Sambal

STREET 50 XMAS MASALA LOBSTER
Masala Slipper Lobster

STREET 50 XMAS TURKEY RENDANG, ITALIAN HERBS RICE
Turkey Rendang, Italian Herb Seafood Rice

STREET 50 XMAS CARVINGS
Christmas Carvings: Tandoori Turkey Breast, Balinese Roast Beef Striploin, Honey Baked Chicken Ham

STREET 50 XMAS CHENDOL
Chendol Christmas Eggnog

STREET 50 XMAS POACHED PEAR RED WINE
Cranberry Poached Pear with Red Wine

Short review:

Point to note, during the tasting I was served only a minority percentage of the dishes on the Christmas buffet menu, and in this post, I featured only the few dishes that stood out to me during the tasting. With only these few dishes, I am impressed by their creativity for this festive season.

Asian-Western fusion dishes do not always go right and fortunately STREET 50 has nailed this one. My fan-favourites are the Cajun Prawns, Italian Herbs Seafood Rice, Masala Slipper Lobster (note: it may be too spicy for some) and Tandoori Turkey Breast.

I like how STREET 50 has incorporated a mix of fusion and classical dishes to their Christmas menu – it's like a little something special but with the usuals to fall back and feel nostalgic about. They have a particular dessert, the Cranberry Poached Pear with Red Wine that really brought back the memories and has got me pining for it ever since I had that one martini glass. I find it to be the perfect finish to a satisfying Christmas buffet dinner.

ECLECTIC ASIAN Christmas & New Year Buffet Lunch and Dinner
Dates: 23-26 Dec, 30 Dec-2 Jan
Lunch: 12pm to 3pm
Dinner: 6.30pm to 9.30pm
Price: (Adult) $58++, (Children 6-12yrs) $30++

ECLECTIC ASIAN Christmas Eve & New Year Eve Buffet Dinner
Dates: 24 & 31 Dec
Dinner: 6.30pm to 9.30pm
Price: (Adult) $78++, (Children 6-12yrs) $40++


***CNY BUFFET***

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Bay Hotel Singapore’s STREET 50 Restaurant & Bar is raising the game in the Year of the Rooster with auspicious home-style festive delicacies symbolizing not just one, but all the 12 Chinese zodiac animal signs in their buffets from 27 to 30 January 2017.

Even the yusheng dish is specially created to have the ‘dragonbird’ significance so you can toss to abundance and fortune with the heavenly combination of the luxurious lobster meat and the nourishing goodness of bird nest. Check out some of the 12 zodiac-inspired dishes down below.

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龙虾燕窝鱼生
Lobster Yusheng with Bird Nest

Regular $38++ (up to 4 pax) and Large $68++ (8 to 10 Pax)

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老(鼠)粉叻沙
Mee Ta Mak Laksa (Zodiac: Rat)

Part of the noodle station, this mee ta mak laksa should be the first to dash to, just like the rat which comes first ahead of the other 11 Chinese zodiac signs

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姜葱(牛)肉芥蓝仔
Stir fried Beef with Ginger and Kai Lan (Zodiac: Ox)

Here’s a main course to a bullish new year, this dish of baby kai lan stir-fried with young ginger slices and spring onion will be a hearty dish for beef and veggie lovers


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虎虎生威老(虎)虾
Chilli Tiger Prawns (Zodiac: Tiger)

Coated with Singapore-style chilli crab paste and egg, the tiger prawns’ dish is emblematic of roaring with laughter


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扬眉吐气白(兔)年鱼
Teochew-style Steamed Rabbit Fish Fillet with Ham and Mushroom (Zodiac: Rabbit)

This steamed rabbit fish, paired with salted vegetables, tomato slices, sour plum, young ginger and red chilli is another must-have dish during the lunar new year

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(龙)虾寿面
Braised Longevity Noodles with Lobster Meat (Zodiac: Dragon)

Chinese New Year is also a time to celebrate long life and braised longevity noodles with lobster meat and sze chuan paste will be the way to add many more years to your new year

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(蛇)瓜聚宝
Braised Dried Treasures Pot with Sea Cucumber and Snake Gourd (Zodiac: Snake)

Snake gourd like emerald lending appeal to the dried seafood such as the auspicious fish maw, dried oysters, mushroom, sea cucumber and fa cai in a pot, it is a Chinese New Year dish not to be missed

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(马蹄)白果好芋头
Yam Paste with Water Chestnuts and Gingko Nuts (Zodiac: Horse)

Last but not least, cap off the sumptuous buffet with this divine dessert that will let sweetness and harmony linger on the whole year round

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洋洋得意蒙古(羊)扒
Mongolian-Style Grilled Lamb Chop (Zodiac: Goat)

This meaty grilled lamb chop seasoned with Chinese wine, garlic, worcestershire sauce sauce, bay leaves and fennel seeds, will let you eat to your heart’s content

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(猴)头三菇菠菜香
Monkey Mushroom with Chinese Spinach (Zodiac: Monkey)

A vegetarian dish with a trio of monkey mushroom, bailing mushroom and chinese mushroom, atop a bed of Chinese spinach, makes it a must-have dish on the first day of lunar new year

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盐焗(鸡)
Rock Salt Baked Chicken Thigh (Zodiac: Rooster)

With dang gui and Chinese wine, this rock sea salt-baked chicken thigh is not only rich in oriental touch but 盐 signifies 缘 or affinity of bringing people together

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(狗)杞醉鸡
Wolfberry Drunken Herbal Chicken (Zodiac: Dog)

The hero cleverly incorporates chicken since it is the Year of the Rooster but the dish represents the Dog as the chinese word in wolfberry (枸杞) sounds like dog (狗) in Chinese. With Dang Gui or Chinese Angelica Root and Chinese wine, the dish is given a nutritious boost with a generous sprinkling of wolfberries and embellished with ginger and spring onion


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(猴)头三菇菠菜香
Monkey Mushroom with Chinese Spinach (Zodiac: Monkey)

A vegetarian dish with a trio of monkey mushroom, bailing mushroom and chinese mushroom, atop a bed of Chinese spinach, makes it a must-have dish on the first day of lunar new year


To enjoy the ‘1 for 1’ buffet promotion inclusive of complimentary free-flow soft drinks and juices, do make and confirm your reservations by 4 January 2017.

For more info about STREET 50, you can easily check out their Facebook or Instagram page.

Chinese Zodiac New Year Dinner Buffet (Eve Menu)
Dates: 27 January 2017
Dinner: 6.30pm to 9.30pm
Price: (Adult) $78++, (Children 6-12yrs) $40++

Chinese Zodiac New Year Lunch & Dinner Buffet (Classic Menu)
Dates: 28-30 January 2017
Lunch: 12pm to 3pm
Dinner: 6.30pm to 9.30pm
Price: (Adult) $58++, (Children 6-12yrs) $30++