Ku De Ta, the Asian Fusion Restaurant, Skybar, Skydeck and Lounge just celebrated its 1 year anniversary last September. With the establishment perched at the 57th floor of the Skypark at Marina Bay Sands, it is one restaurant with a view in Singapore that is out of this world. And weekends probably got a little better with Ku De Ta offering guests the pleasures of its Weekend Brunch Buffet from 9am to 3pm.
Select items from its A La Carte Menu, together with the traditional Bacon and Eggs spread, plus a smorgasbord of divine simple selections from the table line up promises guests a lazy weekend brunch affair with something for everybody.
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The spread of selection starts simply from the cold cuts of Smoked Salmon to an assortment of hams and salami.
The colours of this smoked beef surely made my mouth water, and I greatly appreciated how the flakes of simple seaweed are a wonderful contrast to the varied hues present. It is these fine touches that make a selection stand out.
Spiced Potato Salad which was not too creamy yet decadently seasoned with herbs and floral petals.
And for the inner Cheese lover within me, I was satisfied.
Rolls, rolls, rolls. Lots of ‘em.
The mini somen counter where you create your own version of the popular Japanese cold noodle dish. 6 different condiments are available to spice and colour up the serving!
For something a little more traditionally Asian, there was century eggs. Yum.
And of course there is the Dessert Counter A select spread of in house sweet selections are up for the taking. Each one is so beautifully presented that they look too good to be eaten.
I can’t place a name to this dessert but I will call it the Chocolate Pound Cake because of its smooth flavour, crisp dryness, heavy texture yet brittle interior. I loved this. But it was so filling.
Tiramisu with lady fingers perched by the side.
Looks good, but I somehow could not really appreciate this creation of yoghurt, strawberries, and what I presume is barley.
Truffles and tarts.
And that’s it for the buffet. Ok, no I’m joking.
Moving on to the A La Carte Menu, I first ordered the Coffin Bay Oysters with Citrus Mignonette and Tosazu Jelly. One Word. Awesome.
Sweet, crisp, refreshing. Like a pearl of the ocean in the chilled corners of the world.
What is brunch seriously without eggs. There are 5 dishes on the menu featuring eggs and each one is a unique creation of its own. This serving of Chicken-Fried Steak and Eggs comes with scrambled. Though there is the word chicken in the dish name, this is actually a slab of Sirloin Steak coated with a batter and deep fried like those of Deep Fried Chicken. Comes with Homefries, Mushrooms, and a Green Pepper Gravy which was ominously present. Thankfully?
As tradition dictates, any brunch menu should have a Big Breakfast somewhere lurking in the lines. Ku De Ta does theirs with this dish of Two Eggs Prepared as You Like with Homefries, Tomatoes & Mushrooms. And it comes with a choice of Apple-wood smoked bacon, duck and potato hash, garlicky beef sausages. The serving was good, and definitely filling. At this point in time, I was wondering what made me order another serving of scrambled. Should have gone for a sunny side up.
Taking a break from the breakfast mains themselves, the Pan-Roasted Foie Gras & Green Mango Pickle arrived. The fattened goose liver is dressed with spiced lime and puffed rice crisps which provided an excellent contrasts in soft and crispy textures. The fancifulness of this foie gras is not so much of the liver itself but of the spiced lime dressing which is glazed all over. The sauce, scented like that of yuzu was a cross of flavours between sweet and savoury, and it lightened the overall experience to a harmonious pitch. The green mango pickle also served to tone down any heaviness, which was very well thought of.
And A Darn Good Benedict came up next. With a choice of smoked salmon or paris ham, this was served on crumpet and comes with smoked paprika hollandaise. It was pretty average to me though, but should provide a fix for those who really want an eggs benedict to settle. I felt that the sauce should carry a smite more zest and impact, a bit more like the ones I had at Graze, The Dining Room at Sentosa and my personal favourite as yet, 1-Caramel at Rochester Park.
But for a pot of darn good beef curry, that would be the Braised Australian Angus Beef in house blend Japanese Style Curry & Curry Leaf. Smooth and creamy, with a decent amount of spice to liven the flavours of the savoury meat, this is one serving of curry that screams of comfort food. A dish that lends itself a spot on the list of what I would love to have on a lazy Sunday afternoon.
For small bites, I ordered the Kaffir Lime Marinated Tiger Prawn Skewers.
Don’t be deceived by the Whole Baby Chicken Teriyaki as it is not the whole chicken which is served but singled out portions for the table to share. While it would have been awesome to have the whole bird, I don’t think that would be the choice of many since it is a buffet afterall, and bits here and there for everyone to share would be the catchphrase. This serving of teriyaki chicken is well done with the sauce deeply seeped into the white meat lending a sweet savoury touch to the otherwise gamey flavour. Bits of skin here and there add fat and smooth textures, making this another favourite for the day.
For full meaty goodness, they do not come in sizes of steaks and poultry, instead it is the Grilled Yellowfin Tuna Steak with a sauce of sweet and sour ginger lemon that does the job. The sauce, fruity sweet with a slight tangy essence and spice dramatizes the stoic grey flavours of the fish, so much so that both parties complement each other so well it would seem awkward to go without them.
Forty Flavour Fried Rice, Assorted Vegetable Tempura in Sweet and Spicy Tenju Sauces, Wok-charred cherry tomatoes and tofu, Barbecued Senryo Eggplant with Sweet and Sour Plum Miso
The indoor dining area of the restaurant.
A selection of teas and unique smoothies like the Cherry Choco Shake made from Chocolate, Maraschino Cherry and Vanilla Ice Cream are an accompaniment to brunch.
The view from Ku De Ta Club Lounge
Ku De Ta Club Lounge overseeing the Infinity Pool
Ku De Ta’s Weekend Brunch Buffet is one unique entry to the list of Singapore’s Best Weekend Brunch Buffets. With its unique one of a kind panoramic experience on level 57, a wide selection that gives a little something for everybody, this is one more getaway from the hustles of the city in the very heart of it. And this is only for weekends brunch, I wonder what more could there be for their spread in the daily lunch and dinner menus. A Ku De Ta Gastronomic Journey anyone?
Thank You Ku De Ta for the invitation.
|Ku De Ta
Marina Bay Sands
1 Bayfront Avenue
Reservations : 6688 7688
Hotline Operating Hours : 8am – 10pm
Weekend Brunch Buffet with Free flow juices, coffees, teas, smoothies, milkshakes and soft drinks :
9am to 3pm
$68++, $38++ (Child 6-12years)
$128++ (Inclusive of free flow Ku De Ta Cocktails, Sangrias and Draft Beers)
$178++ (Inclusive of Louis Roederer Brut Premier, selection of white, rosé & red wine, Ku De Ta Cocktails, Sangrias and Draft Beers)
Operating Hours :
Restaurant – Noon till 3pm, 6pm till 11pm
Club Lounge – 6pm till late
Skybar – Noon till late
Skydeck – 11am till late
Dress Code : Stylish Chic