Plaza Brasserie and the Ultimate Crab Buffet


b2ap3_thumbnail_AT6A9557-Copy.JPGIf you like Bah Ku Teh, you will LOVE this Crab Ku Teh – one of the 14 crabs available here.

We Singaporeans love our food. And our crabs.  And unlimited servings of them!

So when the king of all crab buffets first debuted at Parkroyal, it received overwhelming response from local foodies all across the island. Now, the much-anticipated crabfest is finally back – on a glorious one and a half month run that promises to be even bigger and better than before!

The buffet is held at Plaza Brasserie, a restaurant at Parkroyal on Beach Road in the Bugis area. The brasserie is a constant flurry of activity throughout the day as diners from all over the city, crabby after long hours starving in the office, congregate for sumptuous buffets.

If you think that is great, wait till you hear what comes next! To thank our TSL readers, we have been given over $700 worth of vouchers for this crab buffet to giveaway! There are 5 pairs of tickets to be won, so 5 lucky winners will get to bring a companion along to the feast.


The Ultimate Crab Buffet



To say that we were spoilt for choice would be an understatement. The crab buffet features a total of 27 crab dishes, including 14 whole crabs cooked in different styles and curled up on the plates.

“Holy crab,” we heard someone exclaim. We agree.

My hands down favourite and most memorable dish would be the Crab Ku Teh (first picture), which was cooked in a rich broth of crab shells, pork bones and Bak Kut Teh spices. The crab meat tasted amazing after absorbing all the rich flavours of the broth and spices. The dish was served in a claypot for a unique and authentic Crab Ku Teh look. 

b2ap3_thumbnail_AT6A9563-Copy.JPGAnother hot favourite was the Cereal Crab, a new addition to the menu. I was sceptical about this dish, because cereal dishes at buffets are usually lacklustre. However, the dish won me over. The cereal flakes were sweet, crunchy and crispy – a perfect addition to the aromatic curry leaves and juicy crab meat.

Other crab delights include the savoury Marmite Crab, perfectly glazed with a deliciously glossy sauce of maltose and honey. For the true crab connoisseur, there are several other crab dishes available – Salted Egg Yolk Crab, Nonya Crab, XO Crab and so on.

These crustacean delights left us perfectly contented, and I’m sure you’ll feel the same. Don’t be shellfish now – spread the word about this crabtacular buffet! (Okay okay, I am sorry for all the puns!)


Details of the Ultimate Crab Feast


Date: 13 June to 27 July 2014
Time: Buffet Dinner (Daily), 6.00PM to 10.30PM
Reservations: +65 6505 5710
Address: Plaza Brasserie, PARKROYAL on Beach Road, 7500 Beach Road, Singapore 199591
Price: Adult: $65++, Child: $39++
For more details on promotions and reservations, click here.


TSL Readers can Win 10x Buffet Vouchers with our Giveaway!


Help Christabel giveaway these vouchers! Also watch our TSL team in our latest video –  The 9 Types of Singaporeans at a buffet!

TSL will be giving away 5 pairs of buffet dinner vouchers (each pair is worth $150+)

Winners and their partners will be able to enjoy a sumptuous Crab Buffet at Plaza Brasserie! It takes less than 30 seconds to join! All you have to do is:

Step 1: Like TheSmartLocal on Facebook.
Step 2: Share the announcement post on Facebook.
Step 3: Leave a comment below THIS TSL blogpost, telling us which is your favourite type of crab to eat! (If you’re reading this on TSL then just scroll down here and comment.)

The 5 winners will be chosen in one week’s time and each winner will win a pair of tickets for themselves. Get your friends to join too so you stand more chance to win! You’ll be able to redeem the vouchers on Mondays to Thursdays until 25th July. Just come by our office to pick them up.

Results will be announced in one week’s time at 5pm on 20th June, 2014. Contest ends at 4pm.


Thank you to everyone who took the time to participate in our Ultimate Crab Buffet contest. We received an overwhelming response and it took us more than half a day to tabulate the entries and enter it into our random number generator.

Our journalist Dionne See selected two winners based on best answers and the remaining three pairs of tickets were decide completely at random with Here are the winners of the Ultimate Buffet Giveaway Contest.

  1. Sheryl Chan
  2. Kelvin Leong
  3. Apple JuNie
  4. Bina Surya
  5. S Sim Neo

Please email for instructions on how to collect your prizes. For those who did not win, don’t worry! Just stay tuned for our next giveaway!

This post was brought to you by Plaza Brasserie.