Lots of lok keeps it interesting

A fun Sunday brunch includes tasty dim sum.

WHAT better way to enjoy an idyllic Sunday than a brunch with family and friends in a cosy setting?

You can find just that and more at the Joy Lok Club, the newest food-focused pursuit by Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur, Chinatown, in the form of a fun Sunday brunch.

Held at Quan’s Kitchen, the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant, Joy Lok Club promises traditional Chinatown favorites and Western choices.

Portuguese grilled fish. — Photos: SAM THAM/The StarPortuguese grilled fish. — Photos: SAM THAM/The Star

Tha main attraction is the signature Joy Lok Club station that mimics the street-side lok lok experience. Take your pick from assorted skewered morsels and vegetables to yong tau foo, and pair them with a variety of gravies such as curry and gulai lemak, or sauces like sambal, peanut, sriracha and sweet soy sauce.

Other local favourites include Portuguese grilled fish and Wok-fried Hokkien Mee.

There is also a chicken rice stall offering diners roasted chicken, roasted duck and steamed chicken.

At the dim sum counter, you can choose your favourite dim sum or lo ma gai.

I personally enjoyed the Salted Egg Squid with Chilli and Curry Leaves, and other diners liked it too as they patiently waited at the counter for the empty tray to be replenished.

Choose your goodies from the Joy Lok Club station and pair them with special sauces.Choose your goodies from the Joy Lok Club station and pair them with special sauces.

The Salt and Pepper Squid in Cantonese Box was presented just like the Chinese takeaway boxes. The squid was flavourful and slightly chewy.

Appetisers include fruit rojak, an assortment of salads, chicken mortadella, beef salami, smoked turkey and chicken bak kwa.

The chicken bak kwa was addictive, as well as the selection of artisan cheese served with dried fruit and crackers.

I was delighted to see that Chicken Herbal Soup with Wolfberries and Red Dates were available at the soup counter.

Enjoy toasted bread with freshly ‘pulled’ coffee at the Kopitiam Counter.Enjoy toasted bread with freshly ‘pulled’ coffee at the Kopitiam Counter.

Western options like Braised Boeuf de Bourguignon and Roasted Leg of Lamb scored thumbs up from guests at the table.

As for dessert, children and adults can enjoy the Choco-Lok chocolate fountain with accompaniments.

There is a variety of Malay kuih and other sweet offerings like tiramisu and chocolate eclairs, including the delectable Sarawak layer cake.

Your bowl of noodles can be customised at the Laksa station.Your bowl of noodles can be customised at the Laksa station.

With our view by the window, we basked in the clear blue skies with views of the Petronas Twin Towers and KL Tower in the distance.The ambient music from the live band also sets a pleasant mood for a leisurely brunch.

The Joy Lok Club Sunday brunch buffet is available from noon to 3pm every Sunday at Quan’s Kitchen for RM118 nett.

Book now and enjoy a limited time offer of RM98 nett until March 31. For unlimited red and white wine, beer, soft drinks and juice, add on RM78 nett.

QUAN’S KITCHEN, Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur, Chinatown, No 2, Jalan Balai Polis, Kuala Lumpur. (Tel: 03-2035 7333). Business hours: 6.30am to 11pm daily.

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

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