Wednesday, June 2

Triple Three

Hello (:

The past few days were pretty butt-numbing and I'm thankful for a short break before the next round of induction activities. I must admit that I haven't been a very good participant at the series of talks because some of them, though informational, were a little too draggy for my liking. Instead, I started thinking about my favourite things such as going on holidays, being able to have free time to do whatever I like (including nothing) and eating. Coincidentally, my good friend and I were discussing where to go for a meet-up session before school resumes and so far, we've placed 'dessert buffet' as one of our options (:

Since we were on the topic of desserts, I immediately thought of the desserts that I recently had at Meritus Mandarin's Triple Three lunch buffet. The range and quality of desserts served at Triple Three has improved by leaps and bounds since my last visit years ago.

Triple Three is currently having a one-for-one lunch buffet promotion, which ends at the end of June if I'm not wrong. Because of this splendid promotion, the bill came up to about $32/pax, which is extremely worth it because you get to enjoy a wide range of savoury and sweet food from a variety of cuisines.
If you are dining in a big group (i.e. a group with 6 or more people), it is advisable to call and make reservations. Unfortunately, Triple Three does not take reservations for smaller groups (i.e. groups with less than 6 people) so you simply have to go early/ on time (the buffet starts at noon) since seating works on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Frankly, I think the range of food has expanded immensely and we didn't manage to try all the different dishes on display. It doesn't really matter because we were happy and full at the end of the meal! Here are some photos depicting some of the food that we ate:

From left to right in clockwise direction: some squid thing, prawns, fish fillet with tomato sauce, salmon sashimi

A very orange platter: Salmon sashimi, california maki, carrot slices

From left to right in clockwise direction: crab, salmon sashimi, prawns

From left to right in clockwise direction: jellyfish, salmon sashimi, carrot slices, french beans, prawn and mango salad

Prawn tempura! (: There was yasai/ vegetable tempura too but we attacked the prawns instead.

From left to right in clockwise direction: salad tartlet, cauliflower, takoyaki

From left to right in clockwise direction: jellyfish, vegetables, prawns and a tiny slice of I can't remember what

From left to right in clockwise direction: a slice of grilled fish, cabbage, stewed potatoes, fish fillet with tomato sauce, carrot cake, cauliflower

From left to right in clockwise direction: prawns, string beans, beef, a tiny glob of mash potato

From left to right in clockwise direction: yasai tempura, takoyaki, potato wedges, teppanyaki vegetables, teppanyaki fish fillet

Towards the end of lunch, I couldn't resist the urge to order a glass of sprite so I did! It's not included in the buffet so we'd to pay for it! Can't remember how much it costs though.

Anyhow, the savoury food was pretty good on the whole. Personally, I didn't think there was any dish that was spectacularly good but the quantity of choices and quality of food definitely met my expectations and for that, I'm more than glad (:

Time for desserts! Okay to be frank, we don't usually tackle all the savoury dishes before we tackle desserts (at least I don't!). I tend to alternate between savoury and sweet because I think it keeps my appetite going. Also, this allows me to try both savoury and sweet instead of missing out on the sweet if I eat too much savoury food. In short, I'm a glutton and I should stop trying to make the most out of every buffet that I eat! =X

Strawberry icecream

Green tea icecream

Vanilla icecream

Bread & butter pudding (wheeeeee)

Plate of cakes, from left to right in clockwise direction: tiramisu, cheese and apricot cake, chocolate cake, lemon cake, chocolate and cheese cake

There were many different shots of dessert but I only tried one. Unfortunately I can't remember what it was! Sorry! There's a wide selection of fruits too and we took some to eat.

More cakes: chocolate cake, chocolate and cheese cake, tiramisu and kueh!

Just before the buffet ended, I helped myself to more bread pudding and a chocolate eclair.

Bread pudding and some kind of tart (NOT chocolate, tasted more like stickydate)

I would love to go back to Triple Three again just to try the dishes that I didn't get to eat this time round as well as to savour more dessert! Guess I'll leave this up to fate because the next few weeks are going to pass by very quickly and before I know it, I'll be thrust into a flurry of activities till the end of the year! Oh goodness, better enjoy the next few weeks and recharge so that I'll have stamina and energy to last till the end of the year!

Alright that's all for now (: Have a great Friday everyone! (:

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