Kwee Zeen Tasting Session

June 14, 2017 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Kwee Zeen Tasting Session
2 Bukit Manis Road
Level 1, Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa


Opening Hours:
Fri - Sun: 6pm - 9:30pm (Buffet Only)



http://www.sofitel-singapore-sentosa.com/dining/kwee-zeen/


This was an invited media review. I did not pay for the meal during the free hosted tasting session.
Attended with representatives from HungryGoWhere, Purple Taste, Madame Chewy, Chubby Botak Koala, and Fundamentally Flawed.



Peach Clafoutis
Peach Clafoutis



Seasonal French Rotisserie & Pan-Asian Weekend Buffet

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 7
Ambience & Setting: 8
Food & Beverage: 7
Service: 8
Value for Money: 7
Budget about SGD $68++ per person.


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Opening its doors along with Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa in November 2015, Kwee Zeen is the hotel's all-day dining and buffet restaurant. With views of the South China Sea, and a curated selection of Pan-Asian and French dishes, Kwee Zeen offers its dinner buffet every Friday till Sunday. For the months of June till August 2017, the highlight at Kwee Zeen is their French style rotisserie section, with a succulent variety of roast meats.

Kwee Zeen Signage
Kwee Zeen Signage


Lobby Chandelier


Kwee Zeen Exterior


Kwee Zeen Interior



Ambience at Kwee Zeen is casual and relaxing. The warmly lit area, with its high ceiling, open space, and wide windows, feels welcoming and inviting. Rich earthy brown hues and modern functional furnishings complete the look. The wide sheltered terrace offers great natural views. The buffet layout is rather linear, but do note there is also an outdoor food section, which often goes overlooked if you're indoors.

Corridor


Lounge


Seating Indoors


Seating Outdoors



Service at Kwee Zeen is welcoming and efficient. Staff offer greetings and goodbyes, and will quickly usher diners to available seats. I appreciate that staff often come around to check on tables, quickly clearing away empty / dirty plates, very efficient. They also proactively offer fresh fruit juices, a nice personalised touch. Some of the live stations offer opportunities to interact with the chefs on duty, who will engage you in conversation.

Espresso Coffee Machine


Colourful Leaf Egg Cake
Colourful Leaf Egg Cake


Tuxedo Suit Egg Cake
Tuxedo Suit Egg Cake


Chef Carving Roast
Chef Carving Roast



Food at Kwee Zeen is buffet style during dinner, every Friday to Sunday. Focus is on pan-asian cuisine, drawing on Chinese, Indian, Japanese, and Singaporean influences, with some American and French as well. The buffet theme changes quarterly, for the period of June - August 2017, the highlight is the French style rotisserie. A large, glass-windowed roaster is prominent in the central live station, skewers of pork, chicken, beef, and lamb slowly roasting away. Completely appetizing. Generally, taste of dishes here is mostly decent, and items are fresh. The range is not as extensive as other hotel buffets, but there is more than sufficient variety for diners. Prices are comparable to other hotel buffets, budget about SGD $68++ per person for a meal here.

Rotisserie
Rotisserie


Cheese & Cured Meats Section


Salad Section


Appetizers Section



With the focus on French cuisine, several dishes stood out for me. I loved the rich flavour of the Soupe À L'oignon / French Onion Soup, with its sweet savoury taste from the beef stock and caramelised onions. The Rôti De Boeuf / Roast Beef was nicely medium, with a moist, tender texture that has a slight chew, and bold savoury flavour. The Ratatouille was rich in flavour and fresh, and I like that the vegetables still had some bite, without being limp. The Pommes De Terre Sarladaises / Potato Sarladaise has a nice buttery flavour, while the Broccoli Amandine has a delicate nutty almond flavour.

Fresh Oysters On Ice


Rye Bread, Flatbread, Bread Sticks


Soupe À L'oignon / French Onion Soup
Soupe À L'oignon / French Onion Soup


Basquaise Aux Pois / Snapper Fish Basquaise
Basquaise Aux Pois / Snapper Fish Basquaise


Rôti D'agneau / Roast Lamb & Rôti De Boeuf / Roast Beef
Rôti D'agneau / Roast Lamb & Rôti De Boeuf / Roast Beef


Poulet Rôti / Roast Chicken
Poulet Rôti / Roast Chicken


Enchaud Périgourdin / French Pot-Roast Pork Loin
Enchaud Périgourdin / French Pot-Roast Pork Loin


Ratatouille
Ratatouille


Truffled Macaroni Pasta Gratin
Truffled Macaroni Pasta Gratin


Pommes De Terre Sarladaises / Potato Sarladaise
Pommes De Terre Sarladaises / Potato Sarladaise


Broccoli Amandine
Broccoli Amandine


Japanese Silken Tofu With Yuzu Namako
Japanese Silken Tofu With Yuzu Namako


Oriental Duck Salad
Oriental Duck Salad



The star of the buffet, was unanimously agreed to be the Poulet Rôti / Roast Chicken. Despite its ordinary looks, the chicken was juicy throughout, with a bouncy texture, and a clean-tasting, sweet savoury flavour. It was so good we went for several helpings. Must try!

Fresh Watermelon Juice
Fresh Watermelon Juice


Sashimi - Salmon, Tuna, Octopus


Cured Meats & Cheese


Poulet Rôti / Roast Chicken, Truffled Macaroni Pasta Gratin, Ratatouille, Pommes De Terre Sarladaises / Potato Sarladaise, Broccoli Amandine, Rôti De Boeuf / Roast Beef


Basquaise Aux Pois / Snapper Fish Basquaise, Olive Ciabatta Bread, Japanese Silken Tofu With Yuzu Namako, Oriental Duck Salad, Rôti D'agneau / Roast Lamb


Laksa


Potato Masala, Mutton Mysore Curry, Roti Prata Plain, Siew Mai / Pork And Prawn Dumpling, Stir-Fried Black Pepper Beef And Bell Peppers, Ee-Fu / Yee Fu Noodles


Lemon Tart, Peach Clafoutis, Mango & Pistachio Cake, Kuih Lopes / Kueh Lupis, Chocolate Pudding


Home Made Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Cone



For desserts, the must try items are the rich, moist, soft Chocolate Pudding, and the creamy smooth and yummy Home Made Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. The highlight of the desserts was the Gourmet Chocolates, handcrafted on-site by the pastry chefs. Rich and smooth, they've masterfully crafted white chocolate, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and rosé chocolate pieces. Mouthfeel is luscious and yummy!

Gourmet Chocolates
Gourmet Chocolates



Overall, I enjoyed the casual ambience, friendly service, and tasty food at Kwee Zeen. The French style rotisserie is well presented, and allows diners the opportunity to sample a range of rustic countryside dishes. The chocolaterie section is another highlight, its gourmet chocolate offerings on par with other reputable brands. Worth a visit!


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