2 Bayfront Avenue,The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands L1-81
The Moluccas Room @ Marina Bay Sands, a contemporary Indonesian restaurant in Singapore.
THE MOLUCCAS ROOM, situated along the waterfront of the Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, serves Contemporary Indonesian Cuisine which marries the spices of the exotic Archipelago featuring Signature Char-grilled Sates, Angus Beef Steak Rendang, Organic Confit Sakura Chicken Curry and Ikan Bakar Jimbaran; designed to delight your taste buds with the authentic flavours of the traditional regional cooking, served in a new style of food presentation.
We ordered the set lunch, which came with a glass of soft drink each, but since my Finnish friend, Elisabeth, does not take soft drinks, we ordered drinks separately. All went well, until Elisabeth finished her drink and asked a waiter for a glass of water ...... The trainee waiter replied that the management had, since the previous week, decided to stop serving water. We would have to pay $10/++ for a small bottle of mineral water instead. Elisabeth, who does not like the taste of mineral water, insisted on being served a glass of tap water. The waiter maintained the same reply ...... So i signalled for the manager, repeated the same story to him, and he too gave the same reply. Elisabeth by then was already perspiring due to the spicy food, so i asked him to please just bring a glass of tap water, and to go ahead to charge us for that. To which he replied that he would give us that glass of tap water (FINALLY!!!), but we would have to pay $10/++ for it, since that would be what they charge for a small bottle of mineral water!!!!!! Elisabeth endured the spiciness, refused to order any other drinks, and went to the toilet for her tap water.
04 Apr 2013, 03:17
Molucca's Room was actually a bit of a disappointment. All other restaurants we had been to in the Singapore Restaurant Week had made an effort to create something special and make you want to go back. Molucca's Room just did not. Food was ok, of course, but it was not served properly, was not enough (we both had to have something else to eat afterwards) and it just didn't make us feel welcome. More like 'you cheapskates are trying to get a cheap dinner out of us'. On the plus side, they have the less costly bottle of Moet Chandon we've had in a Singapore restaurant to date.
Alberto Di Lallo, 02 Apr 2013, 07:36
There were 7 items (soup, lamb stew, beef rending, eggplant with cherry tomatoes and sambal dressing, fish in banana leaf marinated with assorted spices, soft boiled peanuts with spices, and a chips-like crunchy and sweet tasty dish which would probably be compared to the usual fried ikan bilis with chilli and sugar that is being served). All of the items can be replenished as per your like. Going into each individual dish, the vegetable-like soup was mediocre with a relatively strong coconut milk after taste. The chicken was very well marinated and tender. However I didn't find it very special as it is possible to get a similar taste at other Indonesian restaurants or even food courts who serve good Indonesia cuisine. The eggplant was extremely well cooked, not overly cooked where it is all mushy and I liked that there were cherry tomatoes in it as well giving it a soothing aftertaste with the sambal dressing that was used. I think it would have been better if there was less oil used to achieve the same taste. I liked it anyway and had it replenished a few times. The fish was a little bit too salty for my liking but it didn't taste fishy and had no bones which is what I really liked about it. The beef rendang was way too dry, and it is not tender. It comes with a very strong burnt taste as well. I barely finished the first portion that was being served. The waiters and waitresses were quite attentive. It was not very packed during our reservation time but the waitress had forgot one of our orders. They were however all very polite. The restaurant is very well lit and you are able to look out into the open walk way area which was nice. Overall, for the price paid, I would not visit the restaurant again.
26 Mar 2013, 09:49
Service and ambience was up to standard. The fact that there were trainees on duty, service was not fall short of :) However, the food presented could have been more up to the mark. The fish meal, in particular,was slightly overcooked as it proved to be "chewy". The lack of sauce caused the fish to be quite tastesless Neverthelss, the whole family enjoyed the evening. Thank you :)
25 Mar 2013, 13:05