Last Updated: January 13, 2020
We’ve come full circle in the zodiac cycle and have returned to the Year of the Rat for 2020. The rat is known for its wit and quick-thinking, so it’d be the perfect time to show off your smart dining pick to your family, and book a seat at LIME Restaurant‘s ‘Feast of Fortune‘, happening from 18 January to 7 February 2020 (except 24 – 27 January & 8 February 2020)!
The Feast of Fortune is available for both lunch and dinner, from 12.30pm – 2.30pm and 6.30pm – 10.30pm. The weekday (Monday to Friday) lunch price goes at S$68++ per adult, and S$38++ per child, while Saturday lunch is S$78++ per adult, and S$48++ per child. On Sundays, there is the ‘Super Lunch Sunday‘ programme, from 12.30pm – 3.30pm, at which the prices are S$98++ per adult, and S$58++ per child.
Dinner prices from Sunday to Thursday are S$88++ per adult, and S$58++ per child, while Friday and Saturday dinner will cost S$98++ per adult, and S$58++ per child.
UOB, Citi, and BOC cardholders can rejoice as they are entitled to 20% off all buffet rates!
Now that we’ve got the nitty-gritty details sorted, I can share with you what their feast entails!
Their Roasted Chicken With Sze Chuan Pepper Infused Barbeque Sauce is a creation of East-meets-West, with the familiar numbing peppercorn lacing the sweet, sticky and appetising glaze. I adored how succulent the meat was, and the way the slightly crisp skin gave a satisfying textural contrast.
Salmon isn’t just for tossing in yu sheng, as their 65 Degree Slow-Baked Salmon With Capers And Beurre Blanc shows off the kitchen’s skills in the way they treated this delicate fish. This crowd-favourite fatty fish was flaky and soft, with the beurre blanc enhancing the fish’s natural emollient nature.
I’m partial towards salmon, so I absolutely enjoyed this special dish.
If you’re looking to spice up your meal, the Three Taste Prawn With Sweet Pea will knock your socks off. As simple as it sounds, the plump and juicy prawns were tossed in a mildly spicy sauce, making every crunch and chew extremely gratifying.
The sweet peas lent a sweet crunch, which helped cut through some of the heat that lingered on my tongue. I enjoyed how light the dish tasted, and I found myself easily popping prawn after prawn with little thought.
Dip your spoon into their thick and luscious Sea Treasure Soup, brimming with an abundance of crab meat. I slurped this up quite quickly, given that the weather that day was grey and rainy. A nice touch of vinegar gave it just the right amount of acidic edge, so I didn’t feel like the viscosity was overwhelming.
Regardless, it was just what the doctor ordered, as I felt soothed and comforted by it.
What’s a CNY meal without some succulent pork? The Pork Shank With Apple Compote takes on a modern interpretation, as you’ll find that the meaty pork goes beautifully with the fruitiness of the compote. The winning combination of sweet and savoury—along with the crackling pork skin—made for an addictive dish.
I wish I had more room in my belly for their Red Bean Sesame Ball. It was nutty on the outside, and smooth with sweet and smoky red bean paste on the inside. You’ll have to practice much resistance against taking more than a few, because you’ll also have to accommodate their other tantalising kueh‘s which simply cannot be missed!
This glossy Araguni Chocolate Mousse With Mandarin Cremeux was a design created especially to reflect the colours of the Lunar New Year. With hints of orange and yellow, this delightful cake was absolutely a sight for sore eyes and it was delectable.
The chocolate was light, interspersed with moments of zestiness from the mandarin cremeux. I polished my portion off in a snap, but held back from helping myself to another slice in fear of judgement.
A few surprise items await you for those choosing to dine on 24 – 27 January 2020 and 8 February 2020 for their ‘Joyful Reunions‘ special, like the hefty Roasted Angus Tomahawk.
Happening on the above dates, reservations are available for lunch and dinner sessions, from 12pm – 2.30pm, and 6.30pm – 10.30pm. Lunch on 24 January 2020 will be S$78++ per adult, and S$48++ per child, while lunch from 25 to 27 January and 8 February 2020 will be S$98++ per adult, and S$58++ per child. Dinner will be S$108++ per adult, and S$58++ per child.
With equal parts deliciously sinful fat and satisfying juicy meat, this cut of beef will have you wanting not just a few, but several slices. I was delighted to find that the meat was cooked till medium, an ideal doneness that retains the much-sought-after trilogy of tenderness, taste, and colour.
How about a glamourised version of oysters? Their Baked Oyster With Hollandaise Sauce will have you reaching for a handful, as I did! The oysters were also topped with ikura, making the cheesy, creamy, and slightly salty single-portion slurps highly desirable.
Even for someone who has to check-in with her mood to see if oysters suit her palate that day, I couldn’t help but treat myself to a generous number of shells.
My personal recommendation for the specials is the Longevity Shou Mian With Chopped Truffle And Salted Egg Yolk. The salted egg yolk embraced the shou mian lovingly, while the truffle left a lingering aroma on the nose.
The chopped truffle, along with the abalone, also contributed a chewy element to the silky dish, making this a dish that certainly left a lasting impression on me.
Enjoy eating your greens with the Stir-Fried Scallop With Broccoli And Milk Sand. I particularly adored how plump and sweet the scallops were; a sign of freshness! You’ll want to consume the broccoli and scallops together, as you’ll get to savour both the crunch and QQ texture of the dish in every bite.
There are plenty of vegetable dishes that may prove to be boring, but this is one dish you shouldn’t skip.
Of course, we cannot forget about the Prosperity Yu Sheng Platter (S$58++ for four to six pax, S$88++ for eight to 10 pax). There’s more reason to gather your friends and loved ones as group bookings of six persons and above will enjoy a complimentary Prosperity Yu Sheng Platter when dining during their Joyful Reunions session!
Taking on a citrusy twist, the platter is loaded with oranges, smoked salmon, shredded carrots, radishes, a kick of lime, plum sauce, and lots more. An absolutely refreshing way to begin your new year feasting!
In the spirit of togetherness and merriment, every diner who dines during the Joyful Reunions dinner session is entitled to an individual portion of Buddha Jumps Over The Wall, as well.
The dishes at LIME Restaurant are well-thought-out and certainly very toothsome. With all the staple Chinese New Year dishes year in, year out, I appreciate the creative slant that their buffet line-up has to offer, making it not only distinguishable from the rest, but appealing to all palates.
So, hurry and ready yourselves for some serious feasting with LIME Restaurant’s Feast of Fortune buffet, happening from 18 January to 7 February 2020!
Expected Damage: S$38 – S$115 per pax
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Price: $ $ $
Our Rating: 4 / 5
3 Upper Pickering Street, Singapore 058289
3 Upper Pickering Street, Singapore 058289