All-you-can-eat seafood favourites


There’s a wide selection of meat choices for grilling, including striploin wagyu, australian beef tenderloin, ribeye and lamb shoulder at Chek’s Coffee House. — Photos: LoW Boon TaT/The Star

THE variety factor is what makes buffet dinners enticing.

This is where one finds the catch of the day sharing a spot with seafood and meats cooked in a variety of styles for one’s dining pleasure.

Those hankering for a taste of Canadian Snow Crab, New Zealand Green Mussels, Irish Oysters and Norwegian Salmon might want to steer their wheels to Chek’s Coffee House in Avante Hotel, Petaling Jaya, for its seafood promotion on Fridays and Saturdays.

Here, an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet invites diners to eat to their hearts’ content.

Head chef Arih Ahmad, who has 34 years of experience in the F&B industry and served as a former personal chef in a royal household, said an array of dishes featuring quality ingredients could be found here.

Fresh imported seafood comprising tiger prawns, butter fish, Japanese maguro and Japanese tako as well as multiple choices of delicately crafted sushi deck the starter section.

Kept cold on ice, the sweetness and freshness of the seafood had diners coming back for more.

Some of the imported seafood on ice.Some of the imported seafood on ice.

One can delight in sashimi slices on its own or dip it into soy sauce, wasabi, cocktail sauce or just squeeze some lemon as you make your way through the appetisers.

For those who prefer eating cooked dishes, the grill counter has many seafood options to choose from.

Arih has also included hearty options of striploin Wagyu, Australian beef tenderloin, ribeye and lamb shoulder for those who enjoy red meat.

Diners can decide on the sauces to go along with either the seafood, beef or lamb and be sure to tell the chef your preferred doneness for the meats.

Since the meat is grilled, expect a combination of smoky, spice-filled aromas and rich flavours.

There are also local favourites such as Ayam Goreng Berempah, Mutton Vindaloo and dim sum at the local section.

Walk a little further to find western fare such as pizza, Beef Lasagna, Salmon Wellington and Beef Tomahawk.

Beef Tomahawk with a medley of vegetables.Beef Tomahawk with a medley of vegetables.

The highlight of the dinner was the Salmon Wellington because it offered an interesting twist to the traditional Beef Wellington featuring beef tenderloin.

Wrapped in puff pastry, the version here has a mixture of salmon and seaweed with hints of zestiness in each bite.

Relished together, the pastry and the salmon flesh present a combination of taste and textures with the butter from the pastry adding a creamy touch.

Although Beef Tomahawk is best savoured medium rare, those who prefer their meat cooked a little longer may relay this to the chef.

The tomahawk is nicely charred on the outside yet comes across as juicy and tender.

Once we were done savouring the length of the buffet, we found ourselves at the dessert corner.

There are French pastries, kuih muih, ice kacang, as well as the signature chocolate fountain prepared by pastry chef Eddie Fong.

Diners can expect smoky, spice-filled aromas and rich flavours from the grilled meat.Diners can expect smoky, spice-filled aromas and rich flavours from the grilled meat.

I found the cakes, most of which were decorated with fruits, having just the right amount of sweetness.

A choice of marshmallows and fruits like cherries, kiwi and grapes for dipping into the chocolate fountain is a fun thing to do for both children and adults.

The flowing chocolate is warm and coats the fruits easily.

Tasting it, I found the milky, creamy, cocoa rich chocolate blending beautifully with the variety of sweet and sour fruits.

The dinner at Chek’s Coffee House is priced at RM158 for adults and RM79 for children, every Friday and Saturday, from 6.30pm to 10.30pm.

Chek’s Coffee House @ Avante Hotel Petaling Jaya, No. 1, Persiaran Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

(Tel: 03-7681 7666/7777, WhatsApp: 016-302 7838).

Business hours: 6.30am to 11pm.

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

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