Cuisines of Singapore Airlines Silver Kris Lounge in Changi Airport Terminal 3

I have written about Singapore Airlines’ Silver Kris Lounge before, in Business Class and the First Class section. As the hub lounge for one of the world’s most premium airlines, the lounge is somewhat average as it can get crowded in the night time when there are plenty of long haul flights. While the First Class section and the Private Room might offer a more secluded environment and features restaurant style dining, the Business class lounge is vast and crowded with amenities that most frequent travellers have taken for granted. As such, I find Singapore Airlines lacks competitiveness in the lounges for Business passengers.

Business class lounge
Business class section in the Silver Kris lounge

For this post, I decided to just focus on the food served in the Silver Kris Lounge in Terminal 3 of Singapore’s Changi Airport as that is probably the highlight of this lounge. First off, as the national airline of a country so pre-occupied with food, Singapore Airlines does a great job in offering a multitude of cuisines that changes and would definitely satisfy 90% of its customers. The photos taken are from my recent visits to the lounge during dinner time but I would write about my past experiences visiting during breakfast as well.

Asian Cuisine

Starting with Asian cuisine, the lounge offers some nice snacks like stir-fried carrot cake and a local radish cake called ‘chwee kueh’ for breakfast in addition to congee and noodles. The latter options are available all day as well.

Noodle and condiments
Noodle and condiments
Congee and condiments
Congee and condiments
Carrot cake
Pan-fried Singapore carrot cake (or Chye Tow Kway)
Chwee Kueh
Chwee Kueh
Fried Noodle
Fried noodle

For lunch and dinner, stir-fried dishes are common and there are usually 2 options with one being a meat-based dish and another being a fish-based dish. This can include classics like sweet and sour pork which is great with steamed rice.

Fried pork dish
Fried pork dish
Sweet and sour pork
Sweet and sour pork
Ikan lemak or perch
Ikan lemak or perch fillet

Other varieties of dishes includes comfort food like roast chicken drumlets and fried wonton dumplings that I have seen served before.

Roast chicken drumlets with Thai sauce
Roast chicken drumlets with Thai sauce

Western/International Cuisine

For breakfast, the international varieties includes dishes like scrambled eggs (and not the powdered types found in North American lounges), pre-cooked omelettes, french toast and pancakes.

Pancakes and French toast
Pancakes and French toast
Cheese omelette
Cheese omelette

Lunch and dinner main courses usually includes a beef option with the other being a fish. A pasta option could be served as well, though the pasta could be vegetarian.

Beef cube with tomato sauce
Beef cube with tomato sauce
Beef chuck cube in gravy
Beef chuck cube in gravy
Baked fish fillet
Baked fish fillet
Roasted snapper fillet with mashed potatoes
Roasted snapper fillet with mashed potatoes

Indian/Vegetarian Cuisine

Another major cuisine group found inside the lounge is vegetarian and Indian dishes. In the morning these could comprise of roti and stir-fried vermicelli with the vermicelli doubling as a vegetarian option.

Lemon Vermicelli
Lemon vermicelli

Throughout the day, it is common to find fried vegetable fritters with chutneys or chilli sauce as dips. These things are tasty but oily so consume with caution!

Vegetarian fritters
Vegetarian fritters
Onion and cauliflower fritters
Onion and cauliflower fritters

There are other Indian dishes that could be had with rice as well. However I found that most of the Indian menu is vegetarian.

Aloo bonda with mint chutney
Aloo bonda with mint chutney
Peas upma and vegetarian cuisine
Peas upma and vegetarian cuisine

Aside from the Indian vegetarian dishes, there was some Asian dishes for the Singaporean vegetarian flyers. These include friend noodles with tofu and stir-fried mushrooms and vegetables.

Vegetarian noodles
Vegetarian noodles
Stir-fried black fungus and celery
Stir-fried black fungus and celery

Other Snacks and Desserts

On the buffet counter, there was a sign indicating the availability of a kid’s menu with nuggets and fries.

Kid's menu
Kid’s menu

Along the side of the buffet area, there was a chilled space serving cheese and salad. Nearer the entrance of the buffet and dining space, there was sandwiches, bowls of nuts and chips to be found.

Salad bar
Salad bar
Cheese and condiments
Cheese and condiments
Sandwiches and tea
Sandwiches and tea
Nuts and chips
Nuts and chips

And there was always a Chinese style dessert available on the buffet counter. These are found in a bowl and they could be hot or cold. Desserts like mung bean soup and ‘tau suan’ are served warm while sea coconut with jelly are served cold.

Tau Suan dessert bowl
Tau Suan dessert bowl
Honey sea coconut with jelly
Honey sea coconut with jelly

Beverages

When it comes to drinks, I think the Silver Kris Lounge in Singapore is more than sufficient. There are espresso machines spread around the lounge, and not just beside the buffet counters. For teas, Singapore-based TWG is the main supplier and they have a nice range of tea flavours.

Espresso machine
Espresso machine
TWG tea box
TWG tea box

Alcoholic drinks are available as well for guests to make their own drinks. Aside from the mid-range liquor, there is a minimum of 2 types of red wine and white wine with a champagne and a sake. The wines usually consists of one from Europe and another from Australia/New Zealand or California.

Liquor counter
Liquor counter
Red wines
Red wines
White wines
White wines and champagne

For the non-alcoholics, there are always the large beverage fridge lined beside the buffet counter. There was plenty of soft drinks, bottled juices, water and beer to choose from.

Beverage fridge
Beverage fridge

Considering how complete the food and beverage provided in the lounge, I find it difficult for passengers to leave the lounge hungry. Certainly I might be a bit biased since I spent plenty of time in Singapore so much so that I enjoy the Singaporean cuisines like carrot cake and chwee kueh. In the end while they might not have the best Business Class lounge or the best Airport lounge, I think they serve a great variety of decent food for an airline lounge!

Silver Kris Lounge
Silver Kris Lounge foyer
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