Saturday, 23 June 2012

Goodwood Park Hotel Durian Fiesta 2012 - Dessert Buffet

The Goodwood Park Hotel Durian Fiesta is back again. The dessert buffet is available from 26 May to 31 July 2012 at the Coffee Lounge during lunch and dinner time. Over the past few years, during this period, I would buy their Durian Puffs from their booths in shopping centres. 

This time round, I decided to try out the dessert buffet. There were a variety of durian and non-durian items available.

Durian Cappuccino Cake, Durian Mousse Cake, Durian Puff

Durian Cappuccino Cake, Mini Chocolate or Vanilla Waffle Cones filled with Durian Mousse

Durian Pancake, Durian Mousse Cake, Durian Pengat with Glutinous Rice and Gula Melaka
Here comes the non-durian part.
Raspberry Mascarpone Cake, Caramel Vanilla Cream Puff

Chocolate Tart with Mixed Fruits
Bread & Butter Pudding
Kueh Lapis, Nonya Kueh
Fruits, Movenpick Ice Cream

Clockwise from top left: Durian Pengat with Glutinous Rice with Gula Melaka,  Durian Mousse Cake, Durian Cappuccino Cake, Durian Puff
The new item; Durian Pengat with Glutinous Rice was disappointing as the rice was dry and hard. The Durian Mousse Cake which has been their signature item since 1983 did not disappoint. Soft, fluffy cake with lots of durian mousse on it. It was just right, rich yet not overly sweet nor heavy. The Durian Cappuccino Cake introduced last year (2011), was equally good. Coffee lovers will like this. The Durian Puff continue to be one of my favourites, had several helping of it. 
Clockwise from top left: Bread & Butter Pudding with Vanilla Sauce,  Mini Chocolate and Vanilla Waffle Cones filled with Durian Mousse, Chocolate Tart with Mixed Fruits, Durian Pancake
I am not a big fan of Bread & Butter Pudding, but Goodwood Park's version was good! Give the Mini Chocolate and Vanilla Waffle Cone filled with Durian Mousse a skip. The cones were not crispy having been left out there for too long. Besides, the durian mousse is similar to those on other items. The Chocolate Tart with Mixed Fruits was hard and dry. The Durian Pancake was freshly made on the spot. 
Pulut Hitam
Barley with Ginko Nut & Quail Egg
There were also 2 traditional hot desserts available; the Pulut Hitam and Barley with Ginko Nut & Quail Egg. The Pulut Hitam was normal. Whereas the Barley with Ginko Nut & Quail Egg was unique as it came with Quail Egg!
Mango with Pomelo and Sago
Besides fruits and ice cream, there was Mango with Pomelo and Sago too. 

I did not enjoy the buffet as much as what I would have expected. The main reason was because after trying out several items I felt sick of the food as the filling were the same (durian mousse). It was a case of durian overdose. To think that I had only one helping of the items except for the durian puffs which I took 3. I will just stick back to the buying of the durian puffs when they setup shop in shopping centres.

As you can see read from this post, I am not such a big fan of durian. If you are a durian lover, you will love this dessert buffet!

The prices for the Durian Fiesta are:
- $32.80++ (Dessert Buffet)
- $26.80++ (Top-up with any a la carte main course order)
- $48.80++ (Taiwan Porridge a la carte buffet with dessert buffet)
Note, this is only available during lunch and dinner timings daily.

Goodwood Park Hotel Durian Fiesta 2012 - Dessert Buffet
22 Scotts Road
Coffee Lounge, Goodwood Park Hotel
Tel: 6730 1786
Opening Hours: Breakfast: 6am to 1030am
                         Lunch: 12pm to 230pm
                         Tea: 3pm to 530pm
                         Dinner: 6pm to 1030pm

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  1. awesome post! But a bit diabetic?

    1. Hi

      Thanks for dropping by again. Maybe, never really thought about the sugar part.

  2. Haha, I had the buffet once a couple of years back. Prepared myself by downing a Da Pao beforehand, it was still sugar overload and I left in search for Old Chang Kee chicken wing afterwards.

    1. Hi

      After the buffet, I am left in search for something else to eat. Had Sliced Fish Beehoon at Far East Square (next door).

  3. Heard so much about the hotel being popular for Durian desserts. What a feast! Unfortunately, I'm not a fan of durian at all. This will attract durian fans with their gorgeous spread!

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  4. durian puff! me likey :) i hope they serve raw durians as well

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