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Hello, I'm Cliff Anderson! Why Cliff(y), you ask? Well, a lot of people I've met since primary school till now have always called me Cliffy! Anyway, for every 50 posts I come up with, and every 25,000 pageviews, I'm donating a sum of money to the World Food Programme. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

SIN: The Elizabeth Hotel [Breakfast]

How often do you see seafood fried rice offered for buffet breakfast?

We've come to the end of this long weekend. I sincerely hope that all of you have been enjoying yourselves, and Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri to our Muslim friends! My first staycation ever in this country was spent at The Elizabeth Hotel, which is a stone's throw away from Mount Elizabeth Hospital at Orchard Road.


Assorted Stuff #1

I was woken up by fresh and crisp vegetables that, unfortunately, had no choice but to go with bland Italian dressing. Apart from that, I truly enjoyed the savoury ribbon-shaped pasta with chicken, as well as the cold cuts. In fact, those ham slices could be the best I've ever had for breakfast so far. 


Assorted Stuff #2

The creamy scrambled eggs made me go crazy; while itself wasn't flavourful, it just had to go along with tomato sauce, black pepper and a pinch of salt to taste heavenly. The hash browns were really crispy. The rest of the items on the plate was good, including the bacon that decidedly wasn't dry like in many other hotels, but perhaps it could be slightly less salty.


Seafood Fried Rice & Roti Prata

Fried rice is commonly seen when you have breakfast in a hotel in Southeast and East Asia, but how often do you get to see seafood fried rice being served in the morning? Anyway, there wasn't anything to complain about the colourful fried rice as the shrimps and the squid rings were acceptably springy. The Indian flatbread was a bit too thin for my liking, while the lentil curry could be thicker.


Pastry

While both the cinnamon bun and the apricot danish weren't crispy, they were highly buttery. Each of them had a nice degree of sweetness. Croissants were offered as well, but since they weren't crispy either, I decided not to take any.


Fruit Yogurt & Fruits

I mixed a bowl of berry yogurt with fruit cocktails for an added crunch. While the watermelon cubes were amazingly sweet and juicy, their honeydew counterparts weren't equally so.


Orange Juice & Tea

The pulpy orange juice was thick and not overly sweet, while the hot tea was pretty robust. I didn't get the coffee, so I'm not able to comment about it.

Melon's Rating
Taste: 8/10
Ambience: 7/10
Overall: 7.5/10

All in all, I was pleased with what the hotel offered for breakfast. I was stuffing myself with the scrambled eggs like silly. Pika's advice: Do come down early for breakfast early (or late at 10.00am) in order to avoid queueing as the dining area is too small for the size of the hotel

The Elizabeth Hotel

24 Mount Elizabeth
Singapore
(Daily: 7.00am - 10.30am)


*No separate price given as buffet breakfast is included in the room price.

Have a nice meal,
Cliff(y)

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