SINGAPORE: Conrad Centennial Oscar’s Buffet – Local Delights with Peranakan Highlights

A regular at Oscar’s at Conrad Centennial Singapore over the past 2 years, be it for breakfast, lunch, weekend brunch or dinner, I’ve personally witnessed and tasted the recurring enhancements made to their buffet spread.

Hotel buffets get predictable after a while thus a refreshing change is always in order.
Keeping your guests happy, satiated and curious for change more often than not would attract repeat customers.


The Oscar’s team had never rested on their laurels.

Though long known for the quality of their food and decent spread in tandem with its prices, Oscar’s refreshes its theme every quarter or so.

Stations such as seafood on ice and the sashimi remained constant of course, and I don’t think anyone in their right mind would complain about that.

Oscar’s Local Delights with Peranakan Highlights-007

I enjoyed my buffet lunch yesterday, this time checking out Oscar’s “Local Delights with Peranakan Highlights” a themed buffet from July 11th until August 31, 2016.


This spread includes international delights as well as a section where the focal cuisine is Peranakan. Grab your Dry Laksa Pasta with Spicy Coconut Espuma Foam, Ayam Buah Kelauk, Ngoh Hiang (meat roll), Babi Pongteh, Nyonya Chap Chye, Pai Tee and Prawns Curry.

Oscar’s Local Delights with Peranakan Highlights

Oscar’s Local Delights with Peranakan Highlights-005

Oscar’s Local Delights with Peranakan Highlights-001Oscar’s Local Delights with Peranakan Highlights-003


BELOW: Have fun stuffing your pai tee shells!

Oscar’s Local Delights with Peranakan Highlights-008

In addition, savour other Singaporean favourites such as Roast Duck, Sweet and Sour Crispy Pork Belly, Spicy Chilli Crab with Crispy Fried Bun, Sambal String Ray served on Banana Leaf, Chicken and Beef Satay.

BELOW: All the Asian hot food in cassolettes.

Oscar’s Local Delights with Peranakan Highlights-002

Oscar’s Local Delights with Peranakan

The humble rojak and achar (vegetables pickles) are each given a featured section too.

Oscar’s Local Delights with Peranakan Highlights-006


I’ve noticed that the items on the spread are rotated consistently. For example, there was Babi Pongteh yesterday, but today it was Ayam Buah Kelauk instead.

I loaded up on the crispy roast pork, succulent poached chicken which was smooth and juicy (Chef Andrew said it was Sakura chooks!) and the char siew of course.

I mean, unlimited servings of roast pork? Hell yea!


Oscar’s Local Delights with Peranakan Highlights-009

The roast pork is superb – crackling crispy skin, juicy meat and soft fats without being overly salty. This has my name all over it.

siew yok

If you prefer, the char siew cuts are decent as well.

char siew

Have you seen a sexier chick?


We savoured every bite and dipped it in the chicken rice chilli, which by itself is superb.


A special mention is due to Malaysian (Ipoh boy) Pastry Chef Sivarajan who has been in Conrad for 6 years.

He is one of the few chefs in the pastry team that is responsible for keeping the Oscar’s dessert section delicious every day.
I like the current dessert spread; particularly the Chocolate Royal Hazelnut Crunch, Almond Polenta Cake with Pistachio Mousse and Lemon Curd as well as the novel Chendol in a glass topped with a cloud of concentrated coconut mousse.

Thumbs up for these!

Chocolate Royal Hazelnut Crunch – The side of the cake is jaconde and one of the inner layers are florentine and hazelnut praline paste followed by another layer of chocolate mousse made of 55% and 72% % dark bitter cocoa.
The cake is crowned with chocolate sheets and fresh, plump cherries.

Chocolate Royal Hazelnut Crunch

Almond Polenta Cake with Pistachio Mousse and Lemon Curd


Chef Sivarajan and the lovely Chendol with Coconut Espuma. Don’t forget to get a glass of milky teh-tarik too!


Food aside, I must commend the Oscar’s team on their warm hospitality and service.

Manned by an adept kitchen team plus an efficient, obliging floor staff, I have always stepped out of Oscar’s satisfied, happy and looking forward to be back.

BELOW: A cheerful chef busy with the oysters – the oysters on the buffet line are freshly shucked in front of you!

Oscar’s Local Delights with Peranakan Highlights-004


Oscar’s Local Delights with Peranakan Highlights” is available from July 11 to August 31, 2016 and priced at:

Lunch (Monday to Saturday):
S$59++ per adult
S$29.50++per child (6 to 12 years)

Dinner (Sunday to Thursday):
S$72++ per adult
S$36++ per child (6 to 12 years)

Dinner (Friday to Saturday):
S$83++ per adult
S$41.50++ per child (6 to 12 years)
Children aged 5 years and below dine for free

Special Promotion:
– Quote “Laksa” upon reservations and enjoy Lunch at S$45++ per adult (Monday to Saturday).
– Quote “Achar” upon reservations and enjoy Dinner at S$55++ per adult (Monday to Thursday).
– Prior reservations necessary. Not available on eve of and on Public Holidays. Subject to availability.

All prices are subject to service charge and prevailing GST.

WhenJuly 11 to August 31, 2016

WhereOscar’s (lobby level), Conrad Centennial Singapore

HowFor orders or enquiries, please visit, call Oscar’s at 6432 7481, or email [email protected].

Conrad Centennial Singapore
2 Temasek Blvd,
Singapore 038982.

Tel: +65 6432 7481
Hours: Mon – Thurs: 6:00 am – 1:00 am.
Fri – Sun: 24 hours.


This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Sean EDKL

    i’ve never had a buffet with buah keluak before, so that would tempt me here! 🙂

    1. Rebecca Saw

      I bet it would! There was a bowl of keluak paste right beside the pot of ayam keluak for those who are big fans – so they could add on more keluak paste!

Leave a Reply

Related Posts

How to Afford Your Next Getaway

After a sustained period of lockdown, nothing will be more exciting than planning your next vacation. With freedom returning to our streets in the coming

Buy Seafood Online

Get your favourite seafood delivered to you!  The coronavirus epidemic has been taking a toll in Malaysia. People start working from home, restaurant can only