To mark Baby Meredith’s full month milestone, we had some relatives and friends over for a small celebration at home.
Earlier this year, I attended a baby shower that was catered by Manna Pot Catering. Found the food quite decent, and hence decided to go with the same caterer.
We ordered the S$12 per person menu which comes with 9 courses + 1 drink.
For the rice/noodle course, I requested for 50% bee hoon and 50% noodle. Both were equally tasty!
Curry chicken is a perennial favorite among Singaporeans. Manna Pot’s version was pretty decent — sufficiently fragrant and punchy, though I would have preferred if they’d gone easier on the curry powder spices.
Ok, this doesn’t look very attractive, but there’s a whole lot of egg tofu, cucumber & carrot juliennes beneath that blanket of spicy peanut sauce.
This dish is similar to tauhu goreng, except they use deep-fried egg tofu discs instead of tau kwa blocks.
Looks bland, but the creamy sauce was quite tasty. The fish fillets were thick and moist.
A guest told me she found the pan-seared fish a pleasant change from the usual deep-fried fish dishes typically served at buffets.
This was one of the more popular dishes. I guess people just can’t resist chicken wings?
This dish was also wiped clean! Not only does it look colorful and appealing, the seasoning for the vegetables was light but sufficiently flavorful.
I think this was gone within the first hour; I didn’t even get to try it. Deep-fried finger foods are guaranteed crowd-pleasers!
Another hot favorite I didn’t get to try cos the entire platter was wiped clean in a flash! Hubby managed to grab one. Said it was generously filled and was really yummy! I should have ordered an extra platter! 🙁
The dessert was mango pudding cubes with canned fruit cocktail. Couldn’t discern much mango flavor in the pudding. On the whole, this was quite refreshing, but tasted bland towards the end cos the melted ice diluted the dish.
On the whole, we were very happy with the service provided by Manna Pot. We had a few guests who commented that the food was one of the better ones they’ve experienced compared to other buffet caterers.
I was also impressed by their professionalism:
- They responded to my email queries promptly.
- Our function time was 12pm. They came to set up the buffet around 11.30am, which wasn’t too early nor too late.
- They came punctually at the collection time to clear the set up.
- The staff who came to set up and clear the buffet were polite and neatly dressed.
- They provided a generous amount of disposable cutlery, serviettes and trash bags.
- They even provided styrofoam food boxes in case we wanted to pack any extra food portions, which is a very thoughtful gesture.
In addition to the buffet, I also ordered a tray of mini ang ku kueh from Lim Lam Hong Confectionery. They haven’t received much media publicity, but they are quite well-known among residents in the vicinity.
Handmade on the premises daily, their ang ku kueh is one of the better ones I’ve tried. Besides the traditional peanut and mung bean fillings, they also have many other flavors. What I like is that they have mini versions (S$0.40 each) which are perfect for parties!
The images in this post were captured with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V (review unit from Sony Singapore).