Princess Terrace is a buffet restaurant in the Copthorne King’s hotel that serves a huge variety of different food from Penang. I’d been here a few years ago for their dinner buffet and remembered it being very good so having seen an offer on Fave for 30% off the normal price I went here earlier this week again for their dinner buffet.
Their buffet selection is pretty big, they have salads and cold appetisers including a place where you can mix your own rojak (fruit and vegetable salad), meat and seafood dishes, noodles, rice, curry and plenty of very tempting desserts to choose from.
They also have a noodle station where you can order a bowl of Penang Assam Laksa or Prawn Mee and next to it you can order freshly made Popiah (roll usually filled with a spicy, sweet mixture of thinly sliced vegetables and prawns) and Kueh Pie Tee (thin and crispy pastry tart shell filled with a spicy, sweet mixture of thinly sliced vegetables and prawns).
I thought that the majority of the food that I tried was good and very tasty. I especially liked the Crayfish with Special Curry Powder and Wok Fried Roast Pork with Black Soya Sauce which I just couldn’t get enough of! The Penang Char Kway Teow and Penang Fried Carrot Cake was also really yummy but very filling so I tried to limit myself as you definitely want to leave room for the desserts there!
They have a good selection of different types of Malaysian kueh (bite sized cakes usually made from sticky rice, coconut, etc.), Daufufaa (soybean pudding), ice kacang and chendol (shaved ice with toppings) which you can make yourself, Kuih Kapit (wafer filled with peanuts and sugar) and some hot desserts including red bean soup.
I tried every type of Kueh they had and they were all very good, the Daufufaa was one of the best Daufufaa I’ve had as it was very soft and silky. The Kuih Kapit was ok but a little bit on the hard side.
There is a coffee machine where you can make a freshly brewed cup of coffee, latte, cappuccino or espresso and they also serve Teh Tarik (black tea boiled with condensed milk) and Teh Halia (black tea boiled with ginger and condensed milk). I tried the latte which was ok but the Teh Tarik and Teh Halia is definitely worth trying. It was strong and not too sweet, just how I like it!
Service at the Princess Terrace Café is efficient, plates were collected as soon as we’d finished with them and the chefs at the noodle and popiah/kueh pie tee stations were friendly and served us quickly. Only complaint is that the restaurant forgot about our reservation which I had booked weeks in advance and the staff at the reception weren’t apologetic and were pretty stony-faced about it.
Overall I had a very nice and relaxing dinner, we ended up taking our time and staying for around 3 hours. The restaurant although very busy for a Monday night, didn’t feel too crowded as we were given a table with a lot of space unlike the previous time when I went and we were sat very close to the table next to us. The food is definitely worth going there for and I personally think it’s one of the best buffets here in Singapore. The Fave offer is $44.30 for dinner on Monday to Thursday and is a little bit more over the weekend and less for lunch: see here for the Fave offer.
Princess Terrace Café
Address: Copthorne King’s Hotel, 403 Havelock Rd, Singapore 169632
Tel: 6318 3168
Opening Hours: Daily 12pm – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10pm
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