With curbs on self-service buffets in Singapore, restaurants are turning to a la carte buffets to satisfy Singaporeans’ craving for the all you can eat deals. Tung Lok Seafood a la carte buffets are value for money deals for lunch or dinner.
TungLok Seafood is one of the sub-brands of the TungLok Group. It specialises Singapore-style seafood with Black Pepper Crab and Chilli Crab among its signature dishes. TungLok Seafood outlets are located in Arena Country Club, Orchard Central and Paya Lebar Quarter (PLQ).
TungLok Seafood à la carte Buffet
A la carte buffets were introduced in TungLok Seafood recently – A La Carte Lunch Buffet ($28.80), A La Carte Seafood Buffet ($38.80) and A La Carte Deluxe Dinner Buffet ($58.80). The Seafood Buffet is available for lunch and dinner at the same price.
The à la carte buffet requires a minimum of 2 diners. The menus can be viewed on TungLok’s website (link below). Pictures of the paper menus are below.
For those who do not want an all you can eat meal, there is the regular menu, set meals as well as an a la carte dim sum menu for lunch. Below are pictures of the dim sum menu.
A La Carte Seafood Buffet at PLQ
We visited TungLok Seafood at Paya Lebar Quarter Mall and decided to go for the à la carte seafood buffet. The menu has a section on Japanese Cold Cuts which include salmon sashimi. That alone would make the price of the buffet worthwhile for some people. Braised shark’s fin, chilli crab and deep fried sea bass are also on the menu.
We started our meal with Fried Carrot Cake & Sausage with XO Sauce. The portion was quite substantial – more than enough for 2. It was very enjoyable.
We tried to eat healthy and ordered 2 vegetable dishes. Both were good Chinese restaurant quality dishes.
The soup was about what you would expect – nothing particularly remarkable.
The chilli crab was very enjoyable. The sauce was more tangy than spicy and went very well with the fried mantou. The crab had quite a lot of naturally sweet flesh.
The poached prawns in herbal soup were fresh and sweet. The soup was also very delicious. We also had the sauteed fish with honey black pepper sauce. We were probably stuffed by the time the fish was served. The fish tasted quite ordinary to us.
We always have room for some desserts. The dessert items in the TungLok Seafood a la carte seafood buffet were quite interesting. The Chilled Lemongrass Ai Yu Jelly was very refreshing and not too sweet. We would recommend it.
Great all you can eat meal
We enjoyed the a la carte seafood buffet lunch at TungLok Seafood PLQ. We had a good variety of dishes, including chilli crab, for a a very reasonable price. It is not good for those counting calories but other than that the a la carte seafood buffet is a great all you can eat meal.
Overall Rating: 4 TOPs
TungLok Seafood PLQ
Paya Lebar Quarter, #03-09/10,
10 Paya Lebar Road,
Tel : +65 6909 8933
Mon-Sat: 11:30am-3pm, 6-10:30pm
Sun: 10am-3pm, 6-10:30pm
Nearby MRT station: Paya Lebar Interchange
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