By Mario Ng
When it comes to hotel room service, we generally have a couple of things to look out for in determining if that particular hotel’s room service is worth it. First, we do expect the prices to be quite high, as with most five-star (or otherwise similarly-ranked) hotels. Correspondingly, in terms of taste, the food should be similar to what one can find in good restaurants in the country. Based on the above, we rate The Fullerton Hotel Singapore’s room service!
As I was staying in a room with club lounge access, I did not really have the opportunity to order room service for a proper meal. The only chance I had came in the form of lunch the day I was checking out. Thankfully, the kitchen had opened by then to serve lunch, and I ordered the usual local delights to see if they tasted good!
A simple local lunch for room service at The Fullerton Hotel
Lunch: Minced meat noodles (Bak Chor Mee) and satay
I do not really see minced meat noodles as a room service option in Singapore hotels, and was quite interested to try out The Fullerton Hotel’s version. I was glad I did, as it tasted quite authentic, similar to how one might taste like at a popular minced meat noodle shop in Singapore. To keep the soup warm, it was stored in a container before the server poured it out onto a bowl for us to enjoy. A simple but nice touch.
The portion was quite generous, with lots of minced meat, slices of fish cake, pig liver, and one big dumpling. I liked the large slices of mushrooms as well, and the soup really complimented the noodles. The soup was very tasty and I finished every drop of it. For sure, it was not the best Bak Chor Mee I have tasted (you have to try the one Michelin Star Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodles). However, it was good enough that it did the Fullerton Hotel justice, that great quality food is served here.
Minced meat noodles to start off lunch service at The Fullerton Hotel
Next up, I had what I usually ordered for room service: satays. It was not too bad, but was not fantastic. The ketupat (rice cakes) tasted like it was re-heated, although I still finished it. It was certainly good enough to end the meal with, and I enjoyed the peanut sauce that came with the satays. Overall, the satays and peanut sauce worked well together to make me one satisfied customer. If you wish to enjoy some satays but too lazy to head out to get some freshly cooked ones, I will still recommend the satays sold at the Fullerton Hotel.
The satays were pretty good to end the room service meal at The Fullerton Hotel on a sweet note
Overall, it was a nice meal and one that I enjoyed. For my next visit, I might try other local delicacies for dinner instead.
Total cost: S$64.75 (inclusive of all government taxes)
Worthiness: Yes. It was a good introduction to local food and allowed guests to get a taste of it.
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