So, where is this moo moo buffet place? It's called Barossa, an open-air restaurant bar located at ground level of Esplanade, overlooking the waterfront. I selected a table under ceiling fan, took my jacket off (it was a warm evening) and was ready to order and EAT!!!
When we told the waitress we wanted all items on the buffet menu, she looked a bit stunned and asked "everything? you want everything served?" hahaha. Well, there's only 5 limited selection of prime cuts and sides each, so it's not really that much to share among 2 people right? We wanted to try everything first and then decide which ones are worth the calories for more servings. Surely, we're not the only ones who use this 'strategy' when it comes to getting the maximum value out of buffets. No?
Australian Prime Rib
The Australian Prime Rib stands out from the other cuts with its very tender and juicy texture! I'm surprised it's actually better than the Wagyu D Rump which tastes ordinary. One would expect the wagyu to be softer on the palate as it's supposed to have more marbling. Well, I'm not a food critic to give any professional verdict on this, but I enjoyed the prime rib most and it's BFF's favorite too. He also like the way the steaks are served on wooden boards as it helps to absorb the extra blood and moisture.
Here are some photos of the other cuts which we had too.
Wagyu D Rump
King Island T-Bone
All our steaks were done medium rare. While being palatable, it's not really memorable nor spectacular to shout about. The slices also seemed to be thinner (compared to the usual serving at other steakhouses), but it's a good portion for us as we're able to taste all the different cuts on the menu without getting full too quickly.
Personally, I prefer my steak simply grilled with minimum seasoning of salt and pepper to savour the most of its natural taste. It's interesting to try it with sauces though, especially the blue cheese sauce which is my first time. I would say it's an acquired taste.
Braised Beef Cheek
The most repeated order of the evening was the Braised Beef Cheek. The meat and tendon simply melts in your mouth! The robust red wine stew made me wanna drenched some pasta in it and wolf it down. I was rather engrossed in our eating and
Selection of sides which are included in buffet are Barossa Salad, Creamed Spinach, Sauteed Mushrooms, Mashed Potatoes and Roasted Tomatoes with Cheese. The Barossa Salad was a healthy companion to the sinfully rich meaty meal. I love the greens!
And if for whatever reason you can't eat/don't like steak, Barossa also serves other mains like chicken, fish, lamb, burgers, pizzas and pastas from their a-la-carte menu. Ooh and desserts too! I forgot to leave tummy space for desserts! Next time then!
If you're feeling ravenous for steak, this would be the place to satisfy your craving.
Australian Beef Buffet - Usual Price: S$43.90++
Available on Wednesdays and Sundays, 6pm-10pm
Barossa @ Esplanade Mall
Address: 8 Raffles Avenue, #01-11, Singapore 038981
Contact: (+65) 6534 5188
Monday to Friday lunch – 12pm – 3pm
Monday to Thursday dinner – 6pm – 1am
Friday dinner – 6pm – 2am
Saturday Sunday 12pm – 2am (Sat) 12pm – 1am (Sun).
Last orders for kitchen at 1030 Sunday to Thursday and 1100 on Friday Saturday with bar bites available till 1230.
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