- Mario Ng
Room Service Review: PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering, 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 PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering, Singapore’s room service!
As my stay came with lounge access and breakfast, it was not easy to find a good time to enjoy a nice meal. Nevertheless, after deciding to just have a light dinner at the club lounge, I managed to find myself a little hungry. Thankfully, this gave me the perfect excuse to order some room service.
As I was still a little full from the light dinner earlier, I decided to order a simple two-course dinner, consisting of one main course and one dessert. I also got a nice drink to complete the meal.
As with most stays in Singapore, I went for a local dish, the Tiger Prawn Hokkien Mee. It was a good choice. The portion was generous and came with plenty of ingredients. Besides the tiger prawns, it also had generous servings of squid and pork belly.
Those who know Hokkien mee, they know that there are two versions. While there is the “wet” version, this one belonged to the “dry” version. While I am more used to the “wet” version served up by the different stalls at East Coast Food Centre and Newton Food Centre, this “dry” version can seriously compete with those stalls. It did not taste dry to the point that I needed to get a cup of water. In fact, the noodles were expertly cooked and I did not stop eating until I finished everything. The ingredients tasted fresh as well, including the star of the dish, the tiger prawns.
It was sinfully good. I enjoyed the dish so much that I forgot I already had dinner and finished the entire bowl of Hokkien mee. This is a nice dish that I can see myself ordering again.
Next up was the dessert. I decided to go for the Ondeh Ondeh cake, with it being the closest to a local dessert the menu was offering.
Unfortunately, the cake was forgettable. It tasted all right, but it was not spectacular or something that I thoroughly enjoyed. Perhaps it was due to the high benchmark set by the Hokkien mee, the next dish was always going to be hard to compete with.
I completed dinner with their Signature Limenade. Consisting of calamansi, kaffir lime, kaffir lime leaves, lemon, and soda, it was mixed well and tasted refreshing. It was a satisfactory end to dinner while leaving me with nice thoughts about the delicious Hokkien mee I had earlier.
Total cost: S$48.26 (inclusive of all government taxes)
Worthiness: Yes to the Tiger Prawn Hokkien Mee.
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