THE tiki masks, sun lounger and staff dressed in colourful prints and lei necklaces lend a relaxed vibe to the Resort Cafe.
It is an indication that the restaurant at Sunway Resort Hotel and Spa is adopting a different approach to the usual buffet dining concept.
In line with the fun setting, it is presenting two promotions featuring a selection of cuisines from around the world.
The “United By Food” served at lunchtime on weekdays and “Tiki-licious Sunday Brunch” on Sundays include food trolleys wheeled by chefs who will personally serve the dishes.
There are also live action stations where dishes are cooked to order.
“We need to be creative and flexible as we navigate the new normal, ” said Sunway Resort Hotel and Spa senior general manager Alex Castaldi.
“The Resort Cafe is traditionally a buffet restaurant, but that concept is not in trend right now.
“So, we came up with the idea of bringing the buffet experience to the diner’s table, with a fun and festive environment.”
The menu for the promotions feature Malaysian favourites such as satay and dim sum, as well as a selection of international dishes such as nachos, churrasco, teppanyaki and maki rolls.
The “United By Food” menu includes Caesar salad with condiments tossed in a parmesan cheese wheel, a choice of double-boiled Chinese or Western soup of the day, rojak, nachos, quesadillas, Steamed Rice with Salted Fish and Bamboo Briyani with chicken or lamb.
Head to the noodles station for freshly made la mian or pasta a la minute.
Look out for the food trolleys offering grilled meats such as satay, Turkish kebab, Balinese satay lilit and churrasco, as well as dim sum such as siew mai, chee cheong fun and pan-fried fish balls.
For dessert, feast on ais kacang, cendol and soft serve yoghurt.
The “Tiki-licious Sunday Brunch” features a similar menu, with additional dishes to cater to families and groups, as well as activities like hula dancing and face painting for children.
The items include fresh seafood on ice, Pineapple Fried Rice, Korean Chicken Wings as well as Meat on Skewers, featuring Grilled Prawns With Cajun Spices, Lamb Marinated With Malay Spices and served with percik sauce as well as sausage and ham.
To complete the beach holiday mood, diners can choose to complement their meal with mocktails such as Babalu Tai featuring lemon, orange and asam boi, Tiki Colada with pineapple juice and coconut cream or Aloha Sunshine with cranberry, lemon juice and ginger ale.
The mocktails are priced at RM20 per glass, with an option of adding on RM10 each to make them into cocktails.
“We have received a good response to this lunch promotion.
“If business improves further, we will also open the restaurant for dinner, ” said Castaldi.
“United By Food” is available from Monday to Friday, from noon to 2.30pm.
It is priced at RM58 nett per person. The first 25 diners who walk through the door daily will receive 50% off.
The “Tiki-licious Sunday Brunch” is served on Sunday, from 11am to 3pm.
It is priced at RM88 nett per adult and RM48 nett per child (aged six to 12).
THE RESORT CAFE, Lobby Level, Sunway Resort Hotel and Spa, Persiaran Lagoon, Bandar Sunway. (Tel: 03-7495 2009, email:firstname.lastname@example.org). Pork free.
This is the writer’s observation and not an endorsement by StarMetro.
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