We had a one-for-one weekday buffet at Pan Pacific Orchard after purchasing The Buffet Club. So we though we should go check out this buffet restaurant 10 Claymore. Pan Pacific Orchard is situated behind the seedy Orchard Towers (you know, the place where Barbarella of The Noose loves to hang out).
The selection here is very small. If you are very pampered by buffets in Mandarin Oriental or even the Pan Pacific Marina Bay hotel, you will definitely be very disappointed here.
Cold Soba - I like the presentation of the soba with the little jugs of soba dipping sauce buried in the crushed ice.
A simmering seafood dish of prawns and mussels.
Their very popular roast pork. The skin was very crunchy and meat was tender. Too bad it was really too fattening with a large portion of the cut full of fats.
A chef preparing freshly made tacos on the spot. Choose whatever condiments you want.
Lot's of fats around the sinful roast pork. But it was good.
Didn't touch the salad and appetizer bar. Didn't look attractive for me.
More make-your-own-salad from the counter
A very small cheese counter
And an equally small chilled seafood with smoked salmon, prawns, scallops, tiny lobsters (not ever sure if they can be considered as lobsters) and oysters (which had quite a fishy taste). The salmon was good.
When I eat buffet, I don't go for the mains first and then desserts. In between, I sneak some desserts among the mains.
These are the fruits and sweets which can be used in their chocolate fondue. I like the chocolate fondue, and I am assuming that they are good quality chocolates.
A shot of some of the cold seafood I had. The bread roll was cold and hard.
I like their Beef Rendang. Went well with the white rice. Beef was very tender and the rendang was flavourful.
The braised beef was also pretty good. Tender and juicy.
A shot of my mains. Usually I do not take white rice at buffets. But the dishes here really needed some white rice to balance off the meat dishes.
The macarons was not really good.
Decided to go for more mains. More braied beef and roast pork.
Ended with a bowl of the seafood dish.
Conclusion is we will definitely not come back here anymore. There are more misses then hits, and even with the 1 for 1 offer, I think there are other better buffets around.
10 @ Claymore
10 Claymore Road
Pan Pacific Orchard