Build Your Own Bowl at Sky22
Introducing another hotel buffet to you all with paranomic view of nature reserve and skyline, from both the restaurant and rooftop bar.
Sky22: Contemporary buffet dining with Build-Your-Own-Bowl (BYOB) concept. Semi buffet lunch comes with a good range of nutritious salad greens selections, cold cuts, pizzas and pastas plus a main of your choice. Dinner was accompanied by extensive choices of starters, soup and desserts for you to choose from and also a main of your choice. Every week there would be 5 mains rotating on the menu and 1 would definitely be a vegetarian dish.
Expect Chef’s John Chye’s locally inspired specialities on Friday and Saturday nights, such as Braised Pork belly, Beef Rendang, plus other asian and international dishes like Roast beef sirloin with mushroom, Pan-fried Seabass etc on the full line buffet.
Semi buffet dinner (Mon to Fri) $22++
Lunch buffet (Sat and Sun) $38++
Semi buffet dinner (Sun to Thurs) $30++
Dinner buffet (Fri and Sat) $48++
My visit to Sky22 was an invited tasting and was honored to be able to try out all the different main dishes of the week. There’s Coq Au Vin, Fish n Chips, Beef Casserole, Nyonya Assam Laksa Lemak, Char Siew Barbeque Ribs and Vegetable Tortilla.
My 2 favourite mains were the Vegetarian Tortilla and BBQ Char Siew Ribs. I love the sautéed vegetables in the tortilla together with couscous. Looked simple but comforting. It tastes light and wasn’t oily therefore you won’t feel any burden after the meal.
As for the ribs, the meat was well marinated and texture so tender, it fall off bone easily. Finished off with a nice smokey aftertaste, I can have the whole slab on my own. I also liked the idea of serving the ribs with salted egg fries but the sauce portions need to be more generous.
The Coq Au Vin (Red wine braised chicken) was a little heavy for me. You could still taste the strong alcohol which caused a bitter aftertaste. Chicken meat were very tender, like a stew, it would be good to go with some steamed rice.
Personally don’t take beef because of religious belief, therefore could not comment on the beef casserole. While Fish and chips using local halibut didn’t leave any deep impressions, the beer batter taste was not distinctive at all. The Nyonya Assam Laksa Lemak wasn’t as wow wow as I thought it would be too, especially when the chef was introduced to be a Malaysian. It was the sourish, zesty Penang style but the broth was a little diluted, not as pungent as it should be and too little fish to do justice.
If you’re wondering were the portions of the main dishes small, the answer was No. It’s was just nice for a normal appetite adult. By the time you’re done with your starters, appetizers and mains, your tummy would be 90% full already. Remember to keep the rest of your tummy space for the desserts.
You may also proceed to the rooftop bar, Urbana, on level 34 to chill after your meal. There are some credit cards promo going on now. Happy hours from 5pm to 8pm daily with 1 for 1 on all drinks**. More upcoming promotions in month of May so stay tuned!
Courtyard Singapore Novena
99 Irrawaddy Road
Tel: +65 63782040 (Reservations)
Daily 6.30am- 10pm
🚇 Nearest MRT Station: NS20 Novena
** 1 for 1 free drink applies to the same drink ordered.
[This was an invited tasting. Thank you Sky22 for hosting us.]