After months of waiting, the highly anticipated Orchard Cafe is finally back with a revamped space and buffet spread that features a wide array of enticing local delights. Expect to enjoy nostalgic and popular Singaporean dishes such as Tau Kwa Pau, Prawn Noodle Soup, Bak Chor Mee, Soya Chicken Rice, Braised Pork Knuckle Bee Hoon served in Leaf Pocket and many more! Helmed by the ‘cheeky’ and talented Executive Chef Bryce Li, be prepared to be also blown away by his modern interpretations of our local classics such as Lobster Roti John, Gula Melaka Kaya Cake, Chilled Jasmine Flower Tau Suan (my FAV) and Creme Brûlée Tau Suan! Can’t wait to try all these yourself? Read on for more mouth-salivating pictures 🤤
OMG! There’s so many local dishes to choose from – Where should we start? How about we go get everything first and put them together? Table was not huge enough to place all the dishes at Orchard Cafe! My mum and I definitely left the buffet with a very satisfying stomach!
Braised Pork Knuckle Bee Hoon served in Leaf Pocket
This Bee Hoon was full of wok hei flavour, and trust me, you’ll just keep going mouth after mouth. Super flavourful and I don’t mind going for a few more servings!
Hmmm… Definitely love the grilled satay here (better than the other hotel, oops)! They were flavourful and tender. Peanut sauce was really tasty too!
Bak Chor Mee
Rotating on a daily basis (sometimes its Prawn Noodle), this Bak Chor Mee was full of flavour, and the noodles had a really nice texture. Can legit beat some of the more notable hawkers that sell Bak Chor Mee!
Soya Sauce Chicken Rice
The Orchard Cafe also has a live station that serves roasted delights from Hua Ting!
Tau Kwa Pau
You can rarely find this elsewhere in Singapore! Tofu stuffed with aromatic Pu-Er Tea Smoked Duck is a MUST-TRY! Honestly, it tasted really good on its own (don’t really need the condiments).
You can also have your sambal cravings fixed with Orchard Cafe’s 8 different sambal selection! Try all to see which is your favourite!
Since Christmas is just around the corner, you can also find Turkey, Ham, Roasted Chicken and Beef at the cafe! Tried their beef and it’s so succulent!
They even have an in-house Japanese Chef to do sushi on the spot!
Lobster Roti John
My favourite snack when I was kid and you can see how happy I was when this was served onto the table. Relived some of my fond childhood memories but this Roti John was more of a LEVEL up cos it’s mixed with lobster meat. And that sauce is to die for! Shiok leh!
Creme Brûlée Tau Suan
This was super shiok man, especially the torched Creme Brûlée! Thank god it wasn’t too sweet!
Chilled Jasmine Flower Tau Suan
Hands down my FAV dessert at The Orchard Cafe! Tau Suan was filled with the aroma of Jasmine Flower and it was not overly sweet!
Nearest Mrt Station: Orchard
Location: 442 Orchard Road Lobby Level, Singapore 238879
Food Ratings: 8/10
Written by: Yong Wei Kai (Follow me on Instagram @yongweikai or @sgcafehopping)