Thorny Temptations: Durian Buffet at Parkroyal on Pickering

0
4866
Thorny Temptations at Lime Restaurant Parkroyal on Pickering

The durian season is upon us! Once again it is that time of the year whereby durians start to get ever so creamier and tastier. I was looking for a durian buffet to go to with my family and I stumbled upon Lime Restaurant. I had previously wanted to visit this particular restaurant for one of their previous themed buffets. For now, they have a special durian themed buffet, aptly named Thorny Temptations.

For those who cannot stomach the smell and taste of durian, this buffet is definitely not for you. Simply put, Lime Restaurant infused durian into any dish whenever it was possible. So you have dishes like Durian Ravioli with Sage and Garlic Butter, Butter Durian Prawn with Curry Leaves and Chilli Padi, Wok Fried Prawn and Petal with Sambal Durian, Pandan Crepes with Durian Mousse, Deep Fried Durian Ice-Cream, Mini Durian Crumble and Durian Pengat. For a start it may sound weird but once you try the dishes, you will begin to view durian not just as a fruit but something you can use as a garnish.

The Durian Ravioli was really good!

Crispy Durian and Pumpkin Ravioli with Sage and Garlic Butter
Crispy Durian and Pumpkin Ravioli with Sage and Garlic Butter

I personally enjoyed the Prata with Durian. Somehow it just works!

Prata with Durian and Gula Melaka
Prata with Durian and Gula Melaka

The Durian Paste in Brick Leaves was pleasantly enjoyable!

Durian Paste in Brick Leaves
Durian Paste in Brick Leaves
Durian royale with soft shell crab and squid ink chips
Durian Royale with soft shell crab and squid ink chips
Durian Penget
Durian Penget

Foie gras with durian? Well, that seemed interesting too. Did not try it. The assortment was extremely wide.

Foie Gras Torchon with Torched Meringue and Durian Powder
Foie Gras Torchon with Torched Meringue and Durian Powder

Not to mention there was a huge spread of durian infused desserts!

Durian Swiss Roll
Durian Swiss Roll
Mini Durian Crumble
Mini Durian Crumble
Durian cream puffs
Durian cream puffs
Pandan crepe with durian mousse
Pandan crepe with durian mousse
Durian ice-cream
Durian ice-cream

Of course, there were the traditional buffet items like Sashimi, vegetables, fruits. I’ve got to say, the beef was extremely soft and tender.

Slow Roasted Beef
Slow Roasted Beef

Other non-durian-infused dishes.

Crispy Chicken Bites
Crispy Chicken Bites
Bread and Butter Pudding
Bread and Butter Pudding
Penne Pasta Salad
Penne Pasta Salad
Prawns and Snow Crab
Prawns and Snow Crab
Salad
Salad
Gourmet Cheese
Gourmet Cheese
Tandori Prawn
Tandori Prawn
Truffle Mashed Potato and Eggplant and Minced Pork Moussaka
Truffle Mashed Potato and Eggplant and Minced Pork Moussaka
Vietnamese Roasted Duck Spring Roll
Vietnamese Roasted Duck Spring Roll
Wok Fried Beef
Wok Fried Beef
The spread at Lime Restaurant, Thorny Temptations
The spread at Lime Restaurant, Thorny Temptations

 

There was even a made to order section where you could build your own burger. I found this rather interesting and the burger was really good. You could choose the fillings to go with your burger.

Burger station. You can build your own burger.
Burger station. You can build your own burger.
Select the fillings for your burger
Select the fillings for your burger

You could also get a bowl of Laksa or Yong Tau Foo prepared on the spot. However, I hardly went through half of the spread as I was saving space in my belly for actual durians!

The Durian section is situated outside the restaurant. You could request to sit closer to this entrance as you would have to consume your durian outside the restaurant.

The Durian Outlet is outside the restaurant. It faces the Great Eastern Building
The Durian Outlet is outside the restaurant. It faces the Great Eastern Building

Tables and chairs were set up. You could use the gloves provided and yes, you can eat as many D24 and Mao Shan Wangs as you like! The quality is good, properly curated.

Nice ambiance for a durian feast
Nice ambiance for a durian feast
Just outside Lime Restaurant
Just outside Lime Restaurant
Free flow D24 and Mao Shan Wang
Free flow D24 and Mao Shan Wang
The chefs at the durian kiosk will assist you in selecting and opening the durians
The chefs at the durian kiosk will assist you in selecting and opening the durians
Delicious Mao Shan Wang! Free Flow!
Delicious Mao Shan Wang! Free Flow!

My favourite buffet has always been The Line at Shangri-La. However, the people at Lime Restaurant, with their innovatively themed buffets are really providing an extremely good alternative. This durian themed Thorny Temptations Buffet is valid from 7th of July 2017 to 2nd September 2017 daily from 630pm to 1030pm except on Mondays. It costs SGD$88++ for adults and SGD$58++ for children between the age of 6 and 12.

For durian lovers, you just have to try this!

Lime Restaurant
Address: 3 Upper Pickering Street, Singapore 058289
Phone: 68098899

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here