Dusit Thani Laguna offers a forest-themed buffet with free-flowing salmon sashimi
Forest-themed buffet at Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore
If you’ve never found a reason to head east for a treat, here’s one that’s absolutely gram-worthy too━ Tight dinner buffet at Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore. With five different cuisines spanning multiple cuisines, including a super legit Thai counter run by local chefs, it’s safe to say that a meal here takes you on a trip around the world.
Getting to Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore takes some time━the luxury resort is located within the Laguna National Golf Resort Club━but the trip is worth it. It is not a misnomer that the restaurant is called Greenhouse, because it literally feels like you have entered it.
And then there is the arched glass dome, reminiscent Jewel or the flower domes at Gardens by the Bay, overlooking the Quiet mastery lesson.
If Greenhouse’s aesthetic isn’t enough to sway you, the food should be. We all rejoiced when it was announced that self-service buffets are back━and here at Greenhouse it’s spacious enough that you never feel cramped when grabbing your food.
The carving station here features roast lamb which is pink inside and cuts like butter, as well as a medley of roasted vegetables.
Pizzas aren’t included on the buffet menu, but if you’re drawn to the wood-fired pizza oven here, you have the option of adding one of their sourdough pizzas to the a la carte menu. Opt for the Diavola ($26++)a lightly spiced pepperoni pizza or the Porcini Mushroom ($26++)garnished with fontina and truffle.
I know a lot of buffet-lovers who weave their way through sashimi and sushi in this all-you-can-eat business. At Greenhouse, there is a hearty selection that is guaranteed to satisfy every craving.
Whether you prefer maki or nigiri sushi, there’s plenty to do, including your classic California maki, Tempura Maki, Unagi Nigiri Sushi, and more. These are all prepared fresh in small batches and replenished frequently.
There’s even a binchotan grill for yakimono items such as Tori Mono Where Saba Shiyaki!
With the Dusit Thani brand hailing from The Land of Smiles, you can’t fail to expect Thai Kitchen to serve legit Thai dishes.
At the counter you will get the required Thai soup━Tom Yum Goong━ but order it on the à la carte menu ($24++) for a version accompanied by large and succulent river prawns.
This tom yum soup is no tame affair. It is rich and milky, full-bodied with the shrimp broth that forms the base of this broth.
Another dish you can expect from Thai cuisine is Gaeng Kiaow Waan Gai, AKA Chicken Thai Green Curry. This creamy and addictive curry, loaded with boneless chicken pieces and Thai eggplant, is also available on the a la carte menu for $25++served with jasmine rice.
While you are at this station, do not miss the Phad Prik Gaeng Moo, or sautéed pork belly with long beans in dry red curry. Pair it with Som Tumthe ubiquitous Thai green papaya salad, and Kai Look Koeya fried hard-boiled egg with a sweet and sour tamarind vinaigrette.
It’s an additional expense on top of the buffet, but the Pad Thai Goong ($26++) is a must-have command. It’s wrapped in an egg net pillow, topped with large meaty shrimp sautéed in a tamarind sauce.
For more Asian food, head to the Chinese kitchen, where you’ll find warming trays of BBQ Honey Porkaka char siew, Roast pork bellyand Cantonese roast duck.
So go for it Wok Fried Beef Tenderloin Cube with Chinese BBQ Sauce and Braised Garoupa Fish Breast with Bean Curd Skin and Eggplantwhich you can have with easy favorites such as Braised chicken stew with soy sauce. Wash it all down with a comforting Twice-cooked Fig Leaf Gourd with Pork Rib Soup.
Finally, there’s the Indian Kitchen, with a live tandoori station. Go for them Goan fish curryslow cooked with tomato paste and coconut milk, for dipping the fluffy naan.
Expect a bit of a wait when placing an order for the Tandoori chickenserved very hot.
You will also find a full dessert with an assortment of Nyonya kueh and sweet treats including Pulut Hitam Cake, Mango panna cottaand a Thai dessert of the day.
When you’re done feasting, continue unwinding at Greenhouse with Nam Takrai Bai Toey ($8++)a soothing lemongrass pandan drink that you can get hot or iced, or Cha Yen ($8++)━ Heavenly Thai iced tea.
At the price of $59.80++ for adults and $29.90++ for children under 12 from from Monday to Thursday, the dinner buffet at Greenhouse is pretty good bang for your buck, with its wide selection of tasty dishes. Lunch is at the price of $49.80++ for adults and $24.90++ for the children of from Monday to Friday. If you come on weekends and holidays, it’s still affordable, which costs $52.80++ at lunch and $62.80++ at dinner for adults, as well as $26.40++ and $31.40++ for lunch and dinner respectively, for children.
The lunch buffet takes place from 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and buffet dinner from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., so there’s no need to rush for your food! Note that buffet menus are updated on a rotational basis.
Address: 11 Laguna Golf Green, Singapore 488047
Buffet hours: Monday to Saturday from 12 p.m. to 2.30 p.m., Monday to Sunday from 6 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.
Tel: 6321 6726
Greenhouse is not a halal certified restaurant
Photos taken by John Lery Villanueva.
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