Rise Buffet @ MBS

What’s the best thing to do when you rise up from bed in the morning? Have a buffet.

Rise (MBS) decorated with lanterns for CNY

Last weekend, my family and some relatives headed over to Rise in Marina Bay Sands (MBS) to have our reunion lunch. Not a bad idea considering a buffet would be able to cater to everyone’s tastes and preferences with their plethora of mouthwatering cuisines.

Right in the center after entering Rise, you would be faced with the fresh seafood counter, with brightly coloured seafood lined up waiting for you.

Clams & Prawns

And who can resist not going for the mountain of crustaceans, am I right?

Hokkaido Crab Legs

If you’re a carbs lover (like myself), or more specifically, share an insatiable love for bread, the next counter is a dangerous one. Because, it is piled up high with numerous different types of bread! A word of caution, these are not sliced, so if you’re going to take some, its gonna be a whole loaf. Or this might be a great opportunity to share the loaf with the family!

Bread Station

One of the main things that really draws me to a buffet is that there are always counters where you can watch the chefs preparing or cooking the food. Say for example, the cutting of roast beef.

Chef slicing Roast Beef
Chef slicing Roast Beef

Is it just not memorizing? I could stand there watching the entire day! One other unique thing about Rise is that there is a drinks counter where you can customize your own mocktail by choosing the type of fruits, syrup, and type of water. I’ve got to say that I was very satisfied at how mine turned out. Feel free to follow my recipe if you want:

Step 1: Add fruit cocktail
Step 2: Add a few slices of lime
Step 3: Add some berry syrup (Add a little first and add more later if you feel it’s not sweet enough)
This is the range of syrups they have.
And finally, add some soda water. If you prefer non-fizzy drinks, you can choose to add non-carbonated water instead.

And at every Singapore buffet restaurant, there is always a noodle counter. You can’t miss out the rich spicy creamy orange broth of Laksa, filled with quail eggs, tau pok (tofu/beancurd puff), noodles and beansprouts. After which you can proceed to add your own sauces, herbs and chili.


Lastly, you cannot leave a buffet without having dessert. Its a tradition! At least, it’s my own made up one. Their dessert counter is filled with colourful cakes and sweet treats. However, the star has definitely got to be the chocolate fountain. I could not resist sticking skewers of strawberries and marshmallows into the ever flowing silky chocolate. It’s just so fun!

Dessert Counter
Dipping a strawberry in the chocolate fountain
Look at how the white chocolate coats the strawberry so smoothly!
It’s like whenever you stick something into the fountain, it creates this doorway to chocolate heaven!

Besides the chocolate fountain and cakes, they had some desserts specially made for Chinese New Year! The bread pudding is also a MUST TRY! The warm bread pudding topped with vanilla sauce is just sensational!

Blueberry Yuzu Mousse Cake
Pandan Gula Melaka Cake
CNY themed chocolates
Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce

Now, you must be wondering, where are all these other cuisines that you were talking about at the start? Well, I want to keep it a surprise for you to go and discover! That’s the best part of going to a buffet!

Let me know in the comments what’s your favourite part of a buffet!

10 Bayfront Ave, Tower 1 Lobby Hotel, Marina Bay Sands,
Singapore 018956
Tel: +65 6688 5525
Opening hours: Mon-Sun, 6:30am – 10:30pm

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