The Square @ Furama

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The Square at Furama - Chilli Crab, Laksa, Salmon Sashimi, Sea Bass
The Square @ Furama presents a line-up of international culinary creations that bring out the best flavours of the East and the West. Keeping the kitchen abuzz at any one time is an entourage of experienced culinary chefs.

The Square (Furama Riverfront Hotel)

Savour an abundance of international and local cuisine, with live stations dishing out smoky roasted meats and specialty noodles. Feast on unlimited fresh salmon sashimi and seafood-on-ice, complete with decadent desserts.

The Square @ Furama Buffet Prices

Weekdays (Sunday to Thursday) 

  • Adults
    • Lunch: $30.80++
    • Dinner: $33.80++
  • Children (6 to 12yrs)
    • Lunch: $18.40++ 
    • Dinner: $20.28++
  • Senior Citizen (above 60 years)
    • Lunch: $21.56++ 
    • Dinner: $23.66++

Weekends (Friday & Saturday) Buffet

  • Adults
    • Lunch: $48.80++
    • Dinner: $58.80++
  • Children (6 to 12yrs)
    • Lunch: $29.28++ 
    • Dinner: $35.28++
  • Senior Citizen (above 60 years)
    • Lunch: $34.16++ 
    • Dinner: $41.16++

The Square @ Furama Buffet Menu

Monday's Menu

Seafood-on-Ice

  • Whelk Snail (from Canada)
  • Poached Prawn
  • Spanner Crab

Sashimi & Maki Station

  • Salmon Sashimi
  • Assorted Maki

Salad & Cold Appetizer

  • Thai Papaya Salad
  • Thai Style Prawn with
  • Vermicelli, Coriander Salad
    with Thai Chilli, Chilli Fish Sauce, Lime & Green Chilli

Chef’s Daily Soup

  • Seafood Tom Yum Soup
    with steamed rice

Live Noodles Station

  • Wok Fried Pad Thai
    with lime, peanut, chili flakes

The Square @ Furama Laksa

  • Mini Abalone, Fish Cake, Eggs, Sambal Chilli & Laksa Leaf

Main Course

  • Wok Fried Crawfish Lobster with Thai Basil & Garlic
  • Fried Thai Crab Cake
  • Thai Green Chicken Curry
  • Wok Stirred Kai Lan
  • Vegetable
  • Steamed Fish Seabass Steak with Lime Chilli Broth
    Baked Pandan Chicken
    Prawn Tail Spring Roll

Carving Station

  • Roasted Pork Belly or Roasted Pork Char Siew
    (on rotation basis)
  • Roasted Beef Ribeye with Herb Seasoning & Gravy

Dessert

  • Chilled Red Ruby
  • Baked Taro Custard
  • Thai Pandan Cake
  • Coconut Jelly
  • Durian Sticky Rice
  • Fresh Fruit Platter

COMPLIMENTARY

  • One serving per table
    Choice of
    • Chili Crab OR
    • Sashimi-grade Oyster

Tuesday's Menu

Seafood-on-Ice

  • Whelk Snail (from Canada)
  • Poached Prawn
  • Spanner Crab

Sashimi & Maki Station

  • Salmon Sashimi
  • Assorted Maki

Salad & Cold Appetizer

  • Japanese Wakame
  • Japanese Edamame
  • Soba Noodles with Wasabi Citrus Dressing

Chef’s Daily Soup

  • Japanese Miso Broth
    with Japanese Pearl Rice

Live Noodles Station

  • Wok Fried Japanese Udon
    with Eel & Bean Sprout

The Square @ Furama Laksa

  • Mini Abalone, Fish Cake, Eggs, Sambal Chilli & Laksa Leaf

Main Course

  • Baked Teriyaki Chicken
  • Baked Miso Char Siew
  • Japanese Beef Curry, Carrot & Potato
  • Baked Salmon with Shoyu Glaze
  • Steamed Seafood Gyoza served with Black Vinegar
  • Fried Nori Ika Ball

Tempura Counter

  • Assorted Tempura
    (Vegetable, Squid Chunk, Prawn & Shishamo)
    with Shoyu Glaze

Carving Station

  • Roasted Lamb with Herb Seasoning & Gravy

Dessert

  • Mochi
  • Wasabi Cheesecake
  • Japanese Strawberry Shortcake
  • Matcha Swiss Roll
  • Black Sesame Mousse Cake
  • Fresh Fruit Platter

COMPLIMENTARY

  • One serving per table
    Choice of
    • Chili Crab OR
    • Sashimi-grade Oyster

Wednesday's & Sunday's Menu

Seafood-on-Ice

  • Whelk Snail (from Canada)
  • Poached Prawn
  • Spanner Crab

Sashimi & Maki Station

  • Salmon Sashimi
  • Assorted Maki

Salad & Cold Appetizer

  • Chinese Jellyfish
  • Fruit Rojak

Chef’s Daily Soup

  • Bak Kut Teh
    with Steamed Rice, You Tiao, Salted Vegetables, Red Cut Chilli, Dark Soya Sau

Live Noodles Station

  • Char Kway Tiao
    with Cockles, Chive, Fish Cake & Bean Sprout

The Square @ Furama Laksa

  • Mini Abalone, Fish Cake, Eggs, Sambal Chilli & Laksa Leaf

Main Course

  • Baked Pork Knuckle
  • Wok Stirred Mixed Vegetable
  • Black Pepper Crayfish
  • Shrimp Paste Chicken
  • Wok Fried Sliced Beef with Spring Onion &
    Capsicum
  • Steamed Seabass with Superior Soya Sauce

Dim Sum Counter

  • Steamed Salted Egg Custard
  • Bun
  • Steamed Prawn Siew Mai
  • Fried Seafood Bean Curd Roll
  • Fried Yam Dumpling

Carving Station

  • Roasted Lamb with Herb Seasoning & Gravy

Dessert

  • Durian Cream Puff
  • Osmanthus Jelly
  • Mango Pomelo Cake
  • Pandan Kaya Cake
  • Hot Chng Tng
  • Fresh Fruit Platter

COMPLIMENTARY

  • One serving per table
    Choice of
    • Chili Crab OR
    • Sashimi-grade Oyster

Thursday's Menu

Seafood-on-Ice

  • Whelk Snail (from Canada)
  • Poached Prawn
  • Spanner Crab

Sashimi & Maki Station

  • Salmon Sashimi
  • Assorted Maki

Salad & Cold Appetizer

  • Caesar Salad
    with Egg, Cheese & Croutons

Chef’s Daily Soup

  • Black Forest Mushroom Soup
    with soft bun and butter

Live Station

  • Cheese and Beef Burger

The Square @ Furama Laksa

  • Mini Abalone, Fish Cake, Eggs, Sambal Chilli & Laksa Leaf

Main Course

  • Grilled Pork Bratwurst
  • Sausage with Mashed Potato
    & Onion Gravy
  • Sautéed Black Mussels with Bacon & White Wine Sauce
  • Grilled Lamb Chop served with Gravy & Mint Sauce
  • Chicken Roulade served with Spinach Cream
  • Grilled Seabass Fish Fillet with Tomato Salsa & Basil
  • Baked Barbecue Pork Spare Ribs
  • Beef Bolognese Pasta

Carving Station

  • Roasted Beef Ribeye with Herb Seasoning & Gravy
  • Chargrilled Seafood
    (Clam, Crayfish, Baby Octopus)
  • Chargrilled Vegetable and buttered corn on cob

Dessert

  • Classic Baked Cheesecake
  • Chocolate Éclair
  • Strawberry Mousse Cake
  • Mini Fruit Tartlet
  • Mango Pudding
  • Fresh Fruit Platter

COMPLIMENTARY

  • One serving per table
    Choice of
    • Chili Crab OR
    • Sashimi-grade Oyster

Friday's & Saturday's Menu

Seafood-on-Ice

  • Stone Crab Claw (served during Lunch) /
  • Sashimi Grade Oyster (served during Dinner)
  • Poached Prawn
  • Half Shell Black Mussel
  • Whelk Snail (from Canada)
  • Poached Neck Clam

Sashimi & Maki Station

  • Salmon Sashimi
  • Assorted Maki Maki
  • Assorted Sushi

Salad & Cold Appetizer

  • Caprese Salad
  • Cold Cut Platter

Chef’s Daily Soup

  • Braised Crab meat Soup
  • Black Forest Mushroom Soup
    with soft bun and butter
    (Served only during dinner)

Live Laksa Station

  • The Square @ Furama Laksa
    Mini Abalone, Fish Cake, Eggs, Sambal Chilli & Laksa Leaf

Main Course

  • Seafood Aglio Olio
  • Kam Xiang Mud Crab
  • Stir Fried Wok Mix Vegetable
  • Baked Pork Knuckle
  • Chilli Crab Pau
  • Stir Fried Black Pepper
  • Crawfish Lobster
  • Grilled Fish Fillet with Basil
  • Sauce & Tomato Salsa
  • Roasted Chicken
  • Slow-roast Leg Lamb Bone in with Herbs & Vegetables

Carving Station

  • Roasted Beef Ribeye with Herbs, Seasoning & Gravy
  • Hawaiian Pizza
  • Crab Cake Mini Burger

Dessert

  • Durian Cream Puff
  • Chocolate Brownie
  • Carrot cake
  • Orange Cheesecake
  • Jelly in shooter glass
  • Fresh fruit Platter

The Square @ Furama Review

The Square @ Furama is located on level 2 in the Furama Riverfront Hotel. Not to be mixed up with Furama City Centre Hotel that is located right next to Chinatown MRT, this hotel is located some distance away from both Outram Park and Chinatown MRT stations (about 15 to 20 minutes walk from either of them). We visited the restaurant on a Sunday afternoon and there were not many people at the restaurant. There were about 3 servers in the dining area and less than 20 customers. After queuing and waiting at the entrance for 5 minutes, we were greeted and ushered in after our reservation was verified. We were informed that the buffet excludes drinks and we could top-up $3.00++ for a 1.5 lites bottle of drinking water or $3.00++ for unlimited refill of soft drinks.

Different from many buffet providers these days where you place orders through your phone, The Square continues to adopt a self-serve buffet model. Customers would get a tray and queue at each cooking station to get a serving from their staff.  After getting our first round of cooked food, we returned to our table and were surprised that the complimentary Chilli crab was placed on our table. While the staff did not check on our preference whether we like to have the chill crab or raw oyster, we decided to accept it since we were ambivalent between the two options.

After having few bites of the cooked food we got, we find that the freshness and quality of most of the dishes were subpar. Many zi-char and economy rice stalls at the coffeeshops are much better. The roasted lamb was hard, the Bak Kut Teh was more like pure pepper soup, and the black pepper crayfish and steamed seabass were not fresh. The dishes that were passable are the Laksa (though they used imitation abalone), Char Kway Tiao, Shrimp Paste Chicken and all the Dim Sums. Baked Pork Knuckle was not available on our visit, and was replaced with Cantonese Pork Knuckles with Ginger and Vinegar; it was fine even though we would have preferred soy sauce braised pork knuckles. The complimentary Chilli crab meat has a salty and weird aftertaste, and as such, we did not finish the dish (we ate all the mantou though). We would recommend diners to try out the sashimi-grade oysters instead.

In our second helping, we got all the cold dishes: salmon sashimi, fruit rojak, durian cream puff and fruit platter. These dishes were way way better! While the salmon sashimi may not be as good grade as those from 5-star hotels, it is comparable to those in regular sushi chains. We had more than 6 servings of sashimi to make up for the poor quality of the cooked food.

In summary, we rate The Square’s food quality a 2/5 and value-for-money 3/5 (considering we had a Eatigo 50% off). The attentiveness of the crew was great and tables were cleared quickly. We give their service a 4/5. 

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