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Lobster bisque with Armagnac
Fried shrimps with chili
Recently renovated the décor at the Star World Hotel’s Temptations features open-plan space, high-gloss surfaces and sleek design elements that, while contemporary, is more akin to a hotel lobby or airport lounge than a restaurant. However, it is a laid-back place where travellers, gamblers, and fun seekers can go for a relaxed meal with their families.
Those in the know at Temptations order a la carte and avoid the buffet – while the latter is passable, with a strong South and South East Asian slant, the dishes are simply not up to the standards of the former. The African chicken is a must try, and while it is served drier than usual, it manages to be intensely flavourful and the chicken is cooked to juicy perfection. Also do not miss the cream of forest mushroom soup, which is earthy, creamy and fragrant. The signature lobster bisque with armagnac is less successful; while palatable, it is a bit over-seasoned and the flavour or the lobster can get lost. Fried shrimps with chilli is another popular dish. The shellfish are pan-fried, plump and juicy, served in a sweet and savoury chilli sauce, which manages to pack a powerful kick. The shrimps make a filling, satisfying meal served up over rice.
Temptations boasts a good selection of wine in every price range, and there are bottles from most major growing regions. Drinkers looking to splurge will have ample opportunity especially on some of their old world bottles, but our waitress was also quick with thoughtful affordable wine recommendations which proved delicious.
The service at Temptations is excellent. Staff are knowledgeable and eager to please, and can even hold a pleasant conversation.
A meal here offers extremely good value, due to the quality of cooking and large portions, not to mention the affordable drinks list.