Tasek Brasserie: Pops and Skewers Buffet
Radisson Hotel’s Tasek Brasserie recently launched their Pops and Skewers Barbecue Buffet for every Friday and Saturday, 6:30pm till 10pm. It promises a good selection of skewered barbecue meats and seafood and create your own pop drinks! An interesting concept and I finally got the chance to check out the buffet last Saturday.
Let’s look at their wonderfully laid out appetizers first ~~ mmm ~~ make your own salads, sushi, spring rolls, cheese block ~~
Buffets have a reputation for mediocre salads but not Tasek Brasserie. I’m quite a fan of their well thought out range of salads from their appetizers section but if you want to make your own ~~ there’s plenty of dressings and ingredients for you to custom make your own salads.
I prefer to have a go at their chef prepared special salads ~~ such as this pasta with mushroom salad ~~ mmmm
Creamy prawn salad that is well balanced with the briny flavour of the capers ~~
Coleslaw with golden raisins ~~
Refreshing Waldorf salad for those who love a good textural crunch and citrus bite to start their meal
This is my favourite salad of the bunch ~~ the spicy creamy egg salad ~~ with a burst of kick from the red peppercorns ~~ one bite and you’ll take another portion of these!
Flame grilled vegetables are always a welcoming sight to see ~~ caramelized veggies from the flames ~~ *drools*
Some sautéed root vegetables for you perhaps if you love broccoli and cauliflower ~~ sautéed with garlic ~~
Cold cuts ~ Chicken and Beef slices to enjoy with the salads ~~
They also have assorted sushi and makis, as well as spring rolls for appetizers.
Tuna or Salmon Sushi? Mmmm ~~ how can I resist? *pops some onto plate*
One of the makis (sushi rolls) at the appetizers corner.
A cheese platter is always a delight for me at any buffet spread – some have them at the beginning of their meals but I love to have cheese for dessert – enjoying them with fruits. That soft brie just begs to be eaten with the green grapes or melons ~~ mmmm ~~
Now it’s time to look at some of their mains ~~~ they serve either fried black pepper kway teow or noodles
Duck and chicken is also part of their mains menu and subjected to change. Tonight we have Hainanese chicken with their signature chili sauce ~~~ ahh my weakness~~
Here’s the duck ~~ served in a yummy orange sauce ~~ Duck Ala Orange anyone?
Fried mackerel served with their in house spicy sambal ~~ oooo I like their sambals ~~ kudos to the Indonesian chef! He really knows his sambal!
Buttered corn on cob ~~ oooo that would go sooo sooo well with the skewers later ~~~
Crispy crunchy crackers ~~ mmm ~~ pretty addictive too ~
Creamy tomato sauce penne pasta for today’s menu ~~ yay ~~~
I tend to tell myself not to eat so much carbs but focus on the meats ~~ but who can resist? Carblicious ~~
Comforting baked potatoes ~~ mmm ~~~
Oooo wow! I could smell the lovely flavours as soon as I opened the lid for this Seafood Al Plancha ~~ gorgeous grilled seafood with spices and herbs ~~ needless to say ~~ I made many trips to have more of this!
For the soups – they usually will have a Western influenced soup and Asian style soup ~ for tonight ~ they serve Seafood Tom Yum
and a simple cream of vegetables soup ~~
I always enjoy the poolside view at Tasek Brasserie.Now venture out to see the main attraction of the buffet! The Pops and Skewers! If you chose to sit outside ~~ you get to see the live action of their chefs grilling the yummy skewers as well!
One thing about skewers in typical buffets is that they are pre-cooked then they are kept in the trays for the customers to take. These tend to be dry and cold which is not tasty – The skewers here are cooked only when you pick them ~~ to ensure you get your skewers hot and juicy!
Quite a good selection of marinated meats, seafood and sausages ~ mmm ~~~
Naturally I took one of each ~~ they got quite a few choices – ranging from teriyaki or honey bbq chicken, peppercorn steak skewers, beef bacon wrapped fish skewers, cane sugar prawns or herb and spices squid. You pick the skewers you like on a plate and pass it to them – and they will cook it for you.
Ahh ~~~ prawn skewers are simply delicious!
Ahhh ~~~ this is what we call ~ #grillporn ~~ *drool*
They have various sauces to enjoy with the skewers so be sure to take some to try~~~
My plate of goodies ~~ mmmm ~~ where should I start?!
Ahhh seriously ~~ how can you say no to these?! I could go on and on and on ~~ more please!
My friend who accompany me for the night enjoyed the skewers very much ~~ especially the prawns ~~ while I particularly enjoyed the chicken liver skewers ~~ mmmm ~~~ lovely lovely!
Now here’s the POPs section ~~ where you can custom make your drinks ~~
You basically choose your favourite ingredients – then your shaved iced – then drizzle with milk and sugar ~~ then add purple yam or ice cream to top it off~~
You can do it yourself or ask the friendly staff to help you ~~
Adding some milk to my pop ice drinks ~~
Ahhh yes ~~~ feels like Halo Halo or Ice Kacang ~~~~ this would be a refreshing dessert!
Speaking of dessert ~~ don’t stuff yourself too much with the yummy skewers ~~~ ALWAYS leave room for dessert ~ look at their big dessert spread!
You gotta love Cake Lollipops! Cake lollies ~~ coated with dark or white chocolate ~ smothered with nuts or chocolate chips!
Don’t be shy ~~ selfie with the cake pops ~~~ Thanks Poh Chuan for posing ~ hahaha
They have flaky apple strudel ~~ oooo yes ~~
Fruits Pavlova ~~~
Always a crowd pleaser – the crème caramel ~~~ custardy goodness!
Mango Pudding ~~
Tropical Fruit Charlotte ~~ a sponge cake that is filled with custard or cream, then topped with fruits ~~ a beautiful dessert!
Oh my Oreo Cheesecake!
Some cute mini cakes that’s easy to grab ~~
Swan? That’s a cream puff ~~ shaped like a swan ~~ yummy swan ~~
Green Tea Opera Cake ~~
Hazelnut, white chocolate and coffee torte ~~ mmm
Gorgeous Almond and Pear Tart ~~ oooh yessss!!
I have to say their bubur cha cha is good! Kudos to the chef!
Yes ~~ fresh fruits ~~ these melons will go well with the cheese platter!
Last but not least is their signature almond bread pudding ~~ which is great with ~~
ICE CREAMMMM!!! Hee hee hee ~~
You know it ~ girls just can’t resist dessert ~~ after all the food ~~ she still has lots of space for dessert and coffee ~~
The Pops and Skewers buffet is $38 per adult and $20 per child – available only on Friday and Saturday from 6:30pm till 10pm. Reservation is highly recommended as they tend to be fully booked for their special promotional buffets! Gotta love them skewered meats ~~ freshly cooked and served to you!