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My cheap S$25 lunch at Edge

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  Posted 07 March 2014 - 10:30 AM

Just last month Edge Restaurant at Pan Pacific Singapore launched a new promotion offering diners up to 50% off the usual S$50 price for buffet lunch from Mondays to Fridays when they book 5 or more days in advance. This worked out to just S$25 nett a person but don’t ask me why the nett pricing as I am just as clueless as anyone else. This promotion will end in May 2014 according to the restaurant. Of course we would not let such an attractive offer passed by without trying it out even if we had to take one day leave or for some others, extended lunch hours. :D/>

Do note that as of now, the 12pm time slot in March had been fully booked and they may offer you an alternative time slot of 1.30pm which in my opinion is not a good thing since the restaurant hardly replenish the dishes or the good stuffs get replaced with lousier items toward the end of the lunch buffet.

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News Update: For those who have not made reservation, as of today (5th March 2014), the lunch promotion had been fully booked till end May and Edge had removed the promotion advertisement from the website already.

Update 6th March 2014: If you book now, it's 30% discount only.


The last time I was here for their Sunday Brunch, it was drizzling so I did not have a chance to fully explore the beautifully sculpted Japanese garden. I had not expected the Keyaki Japanese Restaurant was hidden in an oasis all by itself on the roof of the fourth floor.

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The Koi Pond with the waterfall lead to the Keyaki Japanese Restaurant on the other end which I did not check out as it wasn't really to welcome the lunch time crowds just yet. The pond was stocked with many colourful koi fishes that had not been overfed, a good sign.


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Posted 07 March 2014 - 10:35 AM

A Stream flows through the Japanese styled garden before emptying into the large Koi Pond. The water was free from floating algae and you can clearly see the bottom of the pond.

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I supposed one can ordered drinks or maybe food items to be served to this Japanese Styled Shelter when the weather is good.


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Posted 07 March 2014 - 10:40 AM

The large trees in the Japanese Garden offered a little respite with their leafy shade in our hot humid climate.

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Edge Restaurant had shifted their reception counter from further inside to a more prominent location next to the wine storage/display area.

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Edge Restaurant
Pan Pacific Singapore, Level 3
7 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square
Singapore 039595
Tel: 6826 8240


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Posted 07 March 2014 - 11:20 AM

If you are a couple and wanted some place quiet for your lovey-dovey chats, this Row of Tables will be an ideal seats. The tables were spaced apart with enough gap in between so that the back of your chair don't knock into the one behind you. It also overlooked onto the Atrium below and its eclectic collection of seating pods floating over a reflection pool.

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Entrance to Edge - The orange theme seems to be the promotion for some Champagne and also happened to match the colour on someone's bag. :D/>

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As usual, I presented my readers with the Seafood on Ice and the 3 kinds of seafood, namely the oyster, prawn and scallop.

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Someone was raving about the crunchy and succulent sweet Chilled Tiger Prawns when I was back from this buffet. From the picture, they does look fresh with a glossy sheen.


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Posted 07 March 2014 - 04:20 PM

I don't think one can find a S$25 nett buffet with a fresh enough Oysters. Carey and striker22 down quite a few of the bivalve molluscs but nowhere enough to dethrone our resident oyster terminator, the Evil Bunny Queen from her ivory tower.

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These Half-Shell Chilean Queen Scallops were of fairly decent sizes, not unlike those tiny ones commonly available elsewhere. They came attached with red (female) and white (male) roe which was soft and tasted a bit like duck liver (not the fatty kind). The scallops were fresh and firm with a sweet taste to it.

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The scallop family is unusual in that some members of the family are dioecious (males and females are separate), while other are simultaneous hermaphrodites (both sexes in the same individual), and a few are protoandrous hermaphrodites (males when young then switching to female). Red roe is that of a female, and white, that of a male.

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Condiments for Seafood on Ice come with 7 sauces and lemon wedges. The sauces are Cocktail, Thai Sweet Chilli, Shallot Vinaigrette, Green Chilli, Red Chilli, Wasabi Mayonnaise and Tabasco.


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Posted 07 March 2014 - 10:10 PM

For the Thai Selections, there were Thai Fish Cake, Thai Seafood Fried Rice and Dry Pork Curry. Tom Yum Soup was also available if you need something to pick-you-up.

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I tried the Dry Pork Curry but it not a dish that would interest me as the pork strips felt dry and chewy though the curry was fragrant enough.

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Thai Fish Cake - Tried this the previous time I was here and not liked it. I still preferred our local more juicier fish cake.

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Thai Food's Condiments - As with all the Thai dishes, there were a few kinds of condiment to add on to that plate of food.


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Posted 08 March 2014 - 12:45 PM

This corner featured Thai Salads comprising of Thai Pomelo Salad, Green Mango Salad and Black Fungus & Mushroom Salad.

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Sashimi Counter only has Salmon, Tuna and Octopus. The salmon belly were kept below in the fridge so do ask if you don't see what you wanted.

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Assorted Sushi and Rolls - These were not my kind of sushi so I did not touch any of them.


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Posted 08 March 2014 - 07:30 PM

Denny seems to enjoy these Sushi Rolls maybe due to the neon colour dyed fish roe.

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Asian Delights featured Chicken Rendang, Sayur Campur (Mixed Vegetables) and this crispy deep fried fish with peanut coated with a sweet sauce. Anyone know what this fish is called, let me know. Thanks in advance.

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Ikan Asam Pedas (Hot and Sour Fish Soup) - I think I tried it but I can't seem to remember how the taste was like.


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Posted 08 March 2014 - 10:55 PM

Stir Fried Chicken - Most probably concocted from the leftover chickens from the Oven and Roast Station. This was what my mum always did with the leftover fowls if we cannot finish it on the day of purchase.

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This Stir Fried Seasonal Vegetables seems to be a staple at the buffet from my several trips to Edge. This simple and delicious dish helps supplement our body with the daily fibre intake.

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Oven and Roast Station - Beside serving roasted stuffs like chicken, duck, pork and char siew, they also do a la minute noodle, laksa and of course chicken rice which was pretty good. If I do decided to open a roast duck stall, I would love Piggy to patronise my stall because he will pay the price for a drumstick even if it's a fake drumstick (the part connecting to the wings). :D/>


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Posted 08 March 2014 - 11:00 PM

Indian Food Station - I did not lift up the covers for the 3 other dishes though one of them should be the usual Biryani Rice.

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Aloo Tikki is a North Indian snack made of boiled potatoes and various spices. "Aloo" means potato, and the word "tikki" means a small cutlet or croquette. It is served hot along with saunth, tamarind and coriander-mint chutney (sauce), known as Hari chutney, and sometimes yogurt or chick peas.

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Dhal Makhani is a staple food originating from the Punjab region of the Indian subcontinent. It is made from Punjabi Black Lentils and Kidney Beans.

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Vegetable Curry - This one is best eaten with the Biryani Rice.


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Posted 09 March 2014 - 07:15 PM

Satay Station - The satay here was good since they were grilled in batches so it doesn't dried out from being under the food lamp. But then the quality of the meats various from the few times I had visited the buffet; more of that later. One surprize find here was that they have Beef Tripe Satay and I did not notice it though I took a picture of it until Carey came back with some on the plate. The counter initially stocked only the beef, beef tripe and chicken satay but later replaced with mutton when the beef tripe was out of stock.

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The wonderful Halibut Fillet had a melt in your mouth texture and was a joy to eat as echoed by Piggy who was feeding it to his little piglet. Later into the lunch, it was replaced with the lousy salmon.

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Now came the not so nice Grilled Sea Bass which was dry since the texture of this fish doesn't lend well to it being baked.


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Posted 09 March 2014 - 08:05 PM

Not a fan of the Roast Chicken Breast but still I took a piece to try. Verdict, I liked the bed of sauteed mushroom more than the chicken. :D/>

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I did not try these Beef Balls with melted cheese.

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Western Food Station - Between the BBQ Pork Ribs and Beef Medallions, the later wins on the flavour and juicy meat. Just make sure you pick the thicker cuts so there are lesser chance of it being overcooked.


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Posted 09 March 2014 - 09:35 PM

The BBQ Pork Rib was pretty to look at but the taste just fall short as it was not fall off the bone tender and it don't quite achieved that smoky flavour.

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I was disappointed when I saw the well done texture of the Roast Lamb Leg and the lack of fats on that hunk of meat. The only saving grace was that the meat was still pretty tender.

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The Lamb Vol-Au-Vent look just like the chilli minced pork that my mother used to cook. The dish just called for it to be eaten with a bowl of rice or porridge.

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Sauteed Clams - Picked out quite a few of the morsels of flesh which was tasty and free of sands.

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I have no idea what these Pastry Puffs were for. Was it for eating with the Lamb Vol-Au-Vent or the creamy soups since both were just near it?


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Posted 10 March 2014 - 07:35 AM

Though I did not help myself to the pasta at the Pasta Station, my colleague who went with her family said they spammed on the pasta dishes.

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The creamy and cheesy baked Potato Gratin was a nice eat which I can't help but automatically go scooped some. :D/>

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Grilled Asparagus drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with garlic slices.

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I always remembered to take picture this Quiche dish but never seem to eat it. This time round, I managed to snack on a piece of the savoury pie.


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Posted 10 March 2014 - 11:05 AM

Pizza Station - They used to make them small and personal which you ordered by giving them the wooden stick (imprinted with your table number) so they will serve it to the table. Now they just made one big piece and let you take slices of it.

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Chicken Pizza - Look more like chicken sausages to me.

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I did not try this Margherita Pizza.

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I thought the Seafood Pizza look good but I was wrong. It was a tad too salty which ruin the overall flavour of this smoky thin crust pizza.


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Posted 10 March 2014 - 12:10 PM

Assorted Salads - Some of the premixed salads if you are lazy to DIY one yourself. They range from Couscous, Chickpea, Seafood, Papaya, Beetroot to Cucumber Salad.

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Of course you can always DIY yourself if none of the above were to your liking with the various Salad Condiments and at the same time also make the Caesar Salad.


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Posted 10 March 2014 - 02:40 PM

On the little wooden box where the sugar sachets, salt and pepper sit on, there is a drawer with Wooden Sticks imprinted with your table number. Use these to order food that requires preparation time and the wait staffs will deliver the dishes to your table.

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During the promotional period, this live BBQ station had been converted into the Bread Station. The chef on hand will fix up a sandwich or wrap using the cold cuts and available condiments.


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Posted 10 March 2014 - 10:01 PM

The Half-Shell Chilean Queen Scallops were of pretty decent sizes and they were fresh and sweet though I don't like the taste of the roe unless they done in other cooking styles.

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When Carey came back with his plate of Oysters and Beef Tripe Satay, a couple of us asked for a stick of the Beef Tripe Satay each which was well marinated and nice with a slight chew. I didn't know beef stomach can be cooked this way.

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My Plate of Food - Out of these items, I only enjoyed the beef medallion and the halibut, the rest was just average stuffs for me.

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This was Toons' Plate of Food and I will let him tell you want were good for him.


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Posted 11 March 2014 - 07:45 AM

My Plate of Food - The Beef Tripe Satay was good so we grabbed more of it as were the Beef Satay. Later it was substituted with mutton satay which was tough and dry. The Roasted Lamb Leg although overcooked was still soft and tender even without the fats. Lamb Vol-Au-Vent best eaten with some staples like rice or breads. I asked for a Duck Drumstick and was glad it was not cold like the previous time I was there for Brunch.

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Everyone was digging into the Chicken Rice especially Carey who had a heap of it. I paired it with the yummy Beef Medallions.

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The Wrap Roll was pretty juicy inside with the sauce and vegetables but the Seafood Pizza was just too salty for me.


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Posted 11 March 2014 - 09:15 AM

This section of the Dessert Station seem to have the same old stuffs of Nonya Kuehs, cocktail and biscuits. And oh, they have shifted the Chocolate Pralines to the counter behind the chocolate fountain rather then the usual station by itself.

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Assorted Nonya Kuehs - The bite size kuehs were just of the right sizes to pop into the mouth.

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Kueh Lapis came in prune and pandan versions. Behind it was a bowl of fruit cocktail.


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