Mix of cuisines at festive buffet dinner

Be spoilt for choice at the dessert corner.

If you want something other than the usual course-by-course dinner for Chinese New Year, a buffet with a selection of local and Western cuisines is the solution.

Sunway Putra Hotel Kuala Lumpur is offering diners a buffet dinner tonight, from 6.30pm to 10pm at Restaurant on Level 10.

Sunway Putra Hotel Kuala Lumpur food and beverage director A Pathmanath A Arumailingam said the menu was created after considering many aspects, including that Malaysians were now celebrating all festive seasons.

“Therefore, aside from Chinese cuisine, we also offer selections like Nyonya-Style Curry Laksa Noodle Soup and Indian Chicken Curry, so that diners have more choices.

“We will not serve set dinner this year as we foresee the buffet, instead of a Reunion Set Dinner, will attract more patrons, ” he said.

A buffet also offers more choices, which is great during family reunion dinners as there is something for everyone.Chinese Black Pepper Beef is one of the hot dishes available.Chinese Black Pepper Beef is one of the hot dishes available.

I personally prefer buffet over a full-course dinner because I can choose what I like and skip the ones I do not enjoy, and most importantly, I can “attack” the dessert corner first, instead of waiting until the end of a meal.

And here, one can appreciate the effort that the pastry chef and team put in to create visually pleasing desserts like Ginger Chocolate Cheese Cake, Green Tea Red Bean Chocolate Cake, and Mango Tiramisu.

I was delighted to see that there was Chinese Pancake with Lotus Paste.

At the hot dish section, you can find Lamb Masala, Pan-seared Chicken with Mushroom Ragout Sauce and Grilled Lamb with Mint Pommery Mustard Sauce, as well as Chinese dishes like Stir-fried Hong Kong Nai Pak and Steamed Fish with Superior Soya Sauce.

There is also deep-fried chicken dumplings, shrimp wantan, prawn dumplings and an assortment of dim sum with condiments.

At the carving station, there is Honey Glazed Homemade Meatloaf with Plum Sauce.

For those who enjoy seafood, take your pick from Mini Octopus Salad, Seafood on Ice like oysters, green mussels and tiger prawns.

As for soups, I opted for Chicken Soup with Ginseng and was satisfied with my choice. If you prefer something spicy, then the Hot and Sour Szechuan Crabmeat Soup may be the soup for you.

During our meal, guests were raving about the Nyonya-Style Curry Laksa Soup and BBQ Chicken Teppanyaki served with veggies.

The restaurant also offers a panoramic view of Kuala Lumpur City Centre for those who manage to get a table near or by the window.

The buffet is priced at RM108 nett per person and half price for senior citizens and children aged seven to 12 years old.

RESTAURANT ON LEVEL 10, Sunway Putra Hotel Kuala Lumpur, 100, Jalan Putra, Kuala Lumpur. (Tel: 03-4040 9888 ext 8068) Business hours: 6am to 10.30am, 6.30pm to 10.30pm.

This is the writer’s personal observation and not an endorsement by StarMetro.

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