• Mario Ng

Room Service Review: Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore

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 Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore’s room service!


Remember to scroll all the way down for Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore's Room Service menu!

 

Day 1 Lunch - Chicken Rice and Mango Sago


As always, I like to get some local food whenever I order hotel room service. I love chicken rice and enjoy trying out the different types of chicken rice that hotels serve. At Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore, it is no different. And so, it became the first room service meal at this lovely hotel.

Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore Room Service - Singapore Chicken Rice to start lunch
Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore Room Service - Singapore Chicken Rice to start lunch

The main course was served with a bowl of rice, with a separate plate for the meat, vegetables, and condiments. There is an additional bowl of chicken soup, an important aspect of a chicken rice dish that not many hotels can perform adequately in, let alone perfect.


I first went for the rice and thought it tasted delicious. Now, I do not know much about how fragrant the rice should taste, or whether sufficient chicken stock was added to the rice before it was cooked. However, I can say with certainty that I ate the chicken rice and it tasted good to me. It was fragrant enough and it can definitely be compared with some of the famous chicken rice stalls in Singapore.

Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore Room Service - Singapore Chicken Rice
Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore Room Service - Singapore Chicken Rice

Next, the chicken meat. Oh, it was really good. The meat was tender and basically boneless. The taste of the chicken meat, along with the all-important chicken skin, dipped into chilli sauce, was so inviting I had to do it again immediately. The vegetables had enough oyster sauce in them, and it was basically identical to what I usually experience at most chicken rice stalls around the country.


The soup was in fact the surprise of the meal. Rather than just a plain soup that many restaurants offer, this soup had more to it. Filled with tofu and tomatoes, the broth was also rich and completed the meal well. I appreciated how complete the soup made the meal. This is definitely one of the better chicken rice one can enjoy in hotels.

 
 
Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore Room Service - Mango sago for dessert
Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore Room Service - Mango sago for dessert

Dessert came in the form of mango sago. Simple and delicious, I thought it helped conclude lunch. This is one of the desserts I grew up with and I tend to order this dessert when I get the chance. Sweet, but not too sweet, there was quite a lot of sago and pomelo within the dessert. It was pretty good and I left lunch satisfied.

 

Day 1 Dinner - Singapore Laksa and Vanilla Panna Cotta


After having such a great lunch, I could not wait for dinner. This time, I ordered the hotel’s signature dish, the Singapore Laksa.

Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore Room Service - Singapore Laksa for dinner
Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore Room Service - Singapore Laksa for dinner

For those who enjoy quality ingredients, this is the dish to order. The fact that it came with generous amounts of fish cake and tau pok (a type of fried beancurd) was a true bonus. It had two large prawns for the guest to enjoy, along with a hardboiled egg. I understood why the hotel was proud to have this as their signature dish. The broth was rich and not too spicy. I thought it was perfect for both locals and visitors to enjoy this dish. This is especially true for those who are unable to take food that is too spicy. The chilli sauce provided was more of the sweet type than the really spicy belacan chilli sauce, so you can actually add some of that chilli sauce into the broth without fearing that it is too spicy. The only thing that could have been improved was the amount of broth provided. For some of us who enjoy slurping up the delicious laksa broth, it could be too little, and might even leave you unsatisfied. Hence, always order a dessert to complete your meal!


To complete the meal, I ordered a simple vanilla Panna Cotta that came with a berries compote. It was straightforward and tasted pretty good. The sweetness of the dessert acted as a soothing effect to the spicy laksa that I just enjoyed. I thought that it was a good end to my dinner that evening!

 
 

Day 2 Lunch - Black Truffle Pasta and Tiramisu


After having two local meals the previous day, I decided I had to try something else. I went with Italian, getting their Black Truffle Pasta and a slice of Tiramisu.


Once again, I do not know how a black truffle pasta should taste like and whether there is a proper way to cook such a dish. I can only state when I liked it or not. In this case, I liked it. It came with smoked bacon, some parmesan, and a rich black truffle sauce. The sauce worked well in the sense that it did not overpower the rest of the dish, and I enjoyed it. Three buns and butter were also provided as a starter of sorts, and as someone who loves bread, I finished two of the buns. Now, the pasta was adequate for lunch but I can see how some may not find the dish too filling. They may wish to consider ordering another starter or a more filling dessert. The last thing one wants to experience is to leave a meal still feeling hungry.

Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore Room Service - Italian meal to end the staycation
Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore Room Service - Italian meal to end the staycation

I got the tiramisu for dessert, which I thought was suitable since I had pasta as the main course. It was pretty good, just like how tiramisu should taste like, and I finished it in less than a minute. I generally love tiramisu and when I taste a good one, I usually finish it really quickly. I believe this is a testament to the taste of the tiramisu here. Hats off to the pastry chefs at Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore! For sure, as the last meal before I headed back home from the hotel, it was a good end to my stay.

Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore Room Service - Tiramisu for dessert
Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore Room Service - Tiramisu for dessert

In total, I had three room service meals during my stay at Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore. This alone tells you how much I enjoyed their food. When I am back again, I will definitely order room service again and try the rest of their menu. While my stay came with a 20% discount for dining at Capitol Kempinski’s restaurants, I did not know this included room service as well. During check-out, I was pleasantly surprised to find out about this and that was why the total cost of all my room service meals only amounted to a more than reasonable $122. Be sure to order some room service meals when you stay at Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore!

 
 

Total cost: S$122.41 (inclusive of all government taxes)


Qn: Were the room service meals worth it?

A: For sure, yes!


Check out the pictures below for Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore's Room Service menu!

 

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