Wednesday, June 30, 2010


For as long as I could remember, we always celebrated Mother's Day and Father's Day. However, I don't know why they didn't celebrate Children's Day for us in return. *Angries*

I remember when me and sis were still little kids, we bought pens/fancy sharpeners/useless stationaries from the school bookshop and drew little cards as presents to our parents on special occasions.

We grew up a little and when our pocket money expanded, we were also expected to chip in more for presents. Usually it would be handbags for mum and gadgets for dad.

Thankfully, this year Dad didn't have any expensive wish list for us. *phew*

Thus, I decided to bring the whole family out for dinner! Since Dad loves buffet more than expensive upmarket western restaurants, we decided to bring him to an eat-all-you-can restaurant at Park Royal Hotel!

While waiting for cab!
(If you are interested in this dress, let me know at! I'm selling it for $26 inclusive of normal postage, worn only once! The dress was featured on Vivi magazine July2010 as well. Clearer picture here. I had a hard time deciding whether to sell it off or not cos I actually quite like it!)

I was super hungry in the cab! Finally we reached Park Royal Hotel on Kitchener road!

The restaurant is on the 3rd floor, called Hai Xiang.

Mum and Dad :D

The restaurant was not very crowded and not very noisy. Guess it's because we were seated in a corner. Plenty of space around our table too, thus not squeezy at all.

The is the menu, where you can order your stuffs. It's just like a usual restaurant, just that instead of paying for each item, you pay a fixed $ and get to eat as much as you can.

There are six items which can only be ordered once. The rest you can order until you full :D:D

This one is Deep Fried oysters with spicy plum sauce. I didn't try it cos I don't like oysters.

Deep fried soon hock in superior sauce. The fish was fresh and the sauce was yummy. The only problem is that soonhocks have too many small bones, it was quite difficult to eat.

Wok baked tiger prawns with special sauce. This one is quite nice!

Sauteed scallops with baby kailan in X.O. sauce. Good.

Braised baby abalone with fresh mushrooms. I liked this one too.

Braised shark's fin with fish maw and conpoy. I had no idea what is conpoy, but the soup wasn't very yummy. Actually I've not experienced any good shark fin soup for quite long already (except for the $2 one I ate at food expo not long ago). The standard's getting poorer.

This is the Fresh prawn salad, but I didn't like it. It tasted more like normal bland prawns kept in refrigerators. However, the fruits at the bottom was quite refreshing.

Century egg and preserved young ginger. Till now, I have no idea why people like to eat century eggs. It's disgusting!

Drunken chicken. Not as good as Din Tai Fung~!

Deep fried pig intestine. It was crunchy and yummy at first taste but when the intestine taste gets to you, it can feel quite yucky. I thought it was peking duck skin at first. Lol.

Mini japanese octopus. I didn't know what it was at first and I gave my share to dad because it looks really too dubious. LUCKILY i didn't eat it cos I don't dare to eat japanese octopus!

Mixed roasted meat. I felt this dish was quite nice. Chicken and duck.

This was the seafood soup. Would be nice if I wasn't already sick of soups (cos of the sharkfin soup I drank earlier)

Taiwanese SanBei Chicken. Got not much recall of it. Nothing fantastic.

The Baked pork ribs in coffee sauce with almond flakes was good, but just have a piece cos the meat is tough.

The sweet and sour pork was good! Just the right taste and the meat was fried perfectly.

Deep fried beancurd with pork floss. This was not bad. Can order again.

Braised broccoli with crabmeat. I dont eat broccoli, so this dish was up to my parents to finish.

Steamed red tilapia with soya bean crumbs. My father says tilapia only cost $2 at wet markets for the whole fish!!! Anyway, this was the worst fish I've ever ate. I ate fried tilapia at Crystal Jade before and it was yummy but the one here was bitter and had a muddy taste! Hate the peanut garnished on top as well, made the meat taste even worse. Who puts peanuts on FISHES????

We had the Roasted cripsy spring chicken. Was good!

Braised Pork Knuckle. Not nice one, don't order.

Crispy silver fish. I personally don't really find anything nice about silver fishes.

This was the Poached chinese spinach with 3 kinds of eggs. The service staff placed the wrong dish on our table (actually happened a lot of times that night), but I took a shot anyway, before my mum asked her to take it away.

Wok baked king prawns with superior soya sauce. This was very good!

Deep fried pork belly. It was so fatty that I didn't feel like having another one after a piece. It was not fried enough.

Stir fried slice fish with ginger and spring onion. Was a bit too bland but passable.

Crispy soft shell crab with salt and pepper. Was crispy and hot when served.

This were the red bean pancakes for dessert. Surprisingly good!

Then I had 3 types of desserts. Lol. Mango Sago Pomelo, Mango Pudding (which wasn't nice), and Longan with almond beancurd (I only ate the longan. I dont like almond beancurd! Hate it when wedding dinners serve it.)

Was so full that I couldn't sleep properly that night though I was really very sleepy!

Total bill was around $195.
(Lucky sis and mum help me chip in abit!)

Overall, none of the dishes wowed me over, but they are all averagely passable. If I were to go again, it would be because I really liked the idea of having a buffet without having to self-service.

Note: Only friday, saturday, sunday have the eat-all-you-can. The rest of the days is pay according to ala-carte items like normal restaurants.

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