Sunday, November 08, 2015

Savour the Cuisines of Latin America at Oscar’s, Conrad Centennial Singapore: Food Tasting Review on 5 Nov 2015

For those who love to try exotic and unique dishes which you normally don't get to try, you are in luck!  

Cuisines from Latin America will take centre stage at the buffet lines of Oscar’s through the “Savouring Latin America” promotion from November 5, to December 4, 2015, at Conrad Centennial Singapore.

During this period, your taste buds will be tantalized by seasonal cuisines from Latino locales like Argentina, Aruba, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, and Peru.  Featuring prominently at “Savouring Latin America” include maize-based dishes such as tortillas and tacos, as well as a variety of authentic salsas and “caliente” condiments the likes of guacamole, pico de gallo, chimichurri, chili, aji, and pebre. Also featured in this promotion is a popular cooking method traditionally used by locals, Sofrito, which comprise a sauce base made of aromatic ingredients, paprika, onion, garlic, cumin, olive oil and oregano powder. 

I got the chance to savour this unusual yet amazing buffet spread on the first day of the launch.  How lucky I was! 

This poster caught my sight when I took the elevator up from the basement carpark to the 1st floor where Oscar is.  I couldn't wait to sink my teeth into all the food mentioned above.

I love Oscar as the ambience is perfect for a cozy dinner with a wide array of selection which caters to everyone's whim and fancy.  The restaurant is spacious with all the dishes displayed neatly so that diners can move around easily to the different stations to get their food.

Oscar offers a one for one drink and I am in love with this Passionfruit Smoothie!  It tasted refreshing without being too overly sweet.  I love the fact that the mint leave balanced out the fruity taste with a slight twist.

The “Savouring Latin America” buffet celebrates the rich culture, diversity and colours of the continent through her cuisine. From the freshest seafood of the Pacific Ocean, maize-based dishes from Mexico, to the lamb and venison from Chile and Argentina, and their treasured street food, you can look forward to a smorgasbord of flavours that will make you want to take that next flight out to South America. 

Without further ado, time to attack the Latin America cuisine...

I was in awe with the colourful dishes and they tasted as good as they looked.

Some of the appetisers included:

I love how the ingredients for the appetisers were put together and seasoned with the right sweetness, sourness with a pinch of saltiness which exploded into a wonderful gastronomical experience in the mouth.

With such high standards achieved with the appetisers, I had pretty high expectations with the rest of the dishes and they didn't fail me!

The dishes were aromatically flavoured with various spices, condiments and garnishing which gave them that striking touch which couldn't be found in other types of cuisine.

Just by looking at those photos which I took that night is making my stomach growling.  Gosh... I want to revisit Oscar again!

Pescado a la Veracruzna is Fish cooked in tomato sauce, capers and bell pepper.  I am a fan of fish and this dish won hands down for me.

Comfort food like pasta grain is on the buffet menu.  Great for filling up the stomach especially when it is raining.  I love that cheesy taste!

Sausage lovers alert!  You will fall in love with this dish.

Tomato rice is a must have for Latin America cuisine.

OMG... home made nachos!  So freshly baked with the right crisp, accompanied by that cheesy toppings.

This is a very interesting dish called Huachinango en Costra de Sal, Tequila y Hoja de Platano which is Red snapper wrapped in banana leaf and baked in salt crust seasoned with Tequila.  I love the unique way it was prepared as it sealed the freshness and sweetness of the fish.

This is Pierna de Cordero y Chimichurri (Roasted leg of lamb with Chimichurri sauce).  I am not a fan of lamb but just look at the generous spread of herbs on it.  I am certain that it would taste great! 

This is Lomo Saltao (Wok fried beef, potato, tomato and soya sauce), great for beef lovers.  Do remember to pile your plate up with this.

I love how the mini dishes were presented.  You could get a taste of everything and yet leave enough room in the stomach for other dishes.  Smart idea indeed!

A wonderful display of colour and taste rolled into one!

Seafood lovers will love this corner as you get to try various seafood like Chilean Scallop, Chilean Mussel and King Crab.

 My favourite!  I just love to chew on jamon serrano pieces.

Unique cheese which I hardly see.  A must try cos I am a cheese lover.

The above mentioned are just some of the Latin America cuisine which I tried.  In fact, there were lots more and you would be in for a pleasing treat!

Besides the tantalising, delightfully flavoured Latin America cuisine, diners get to enjoy international spread too.  It's like killing two birds with one stone!

My advice is to go for the Latin America dishes first before attacking the international spread, so that you can try out all the Latin America food which is not easily found in Singapore, before filling your stomach with the rest of the equally appealing food items.

Healthy living if you or your friends are into salads.

The sushi rolls are freshly prepared for those who want a taste of Japanese food.

The chefs at Oscar restaurant are so thoughtful to include Latin America deserts so that we get to try them out too.

Wow... this is the first time I heard of Torta de Maiz con Vanilla Sauce (Corn cake with vanilla sauce).  Do give this a try!


3 milk cake was my favourite cos it was so moist that I could easily swallow the cake sponge down.  Thumbs up for this creation!  I wondered what type of milk went into making of this cake.

Other desserts include Chirimoya Alegre (Custard apple and orange juice) and Churros with Chocolate Sauce.

There were other deserts available too for those with sweet tooth.

A photo with everyone at the table.  All of us couldn't stop raving about the Latin America cuisines available.

For those interested to go for this buffet, 

Lunch: Monday to Saturday  S$59++ (Adult) / S$29.50++ (Child)
 Dinner: Sunday to Thursday  S$69++ (Adult) / S$34.50++ (Child)

Friday to Saturday Brunch: Sunday  S$80++ or S$158++ with free-flow of Louis Roederer Brut Premier NV Champagne, house wines or beer (Adult) / S$40++ (Child)
Oscar’s hours of operations:
Buffet Lunch: 12:00pm to 2:30pm 
Buffet Dinner: 6:00pm to 10:00pm 
Sunday Brunch: 12:00pm to 3:00pm

For reservations, please call 65 6432 7481 or email 


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