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I have rarely hit into buffet spread as my capacity of eating it is no longer there. However there are a few ones that I would give exceptional. Like this new buffet spread in Kurata Japanese Fine Dining in Parkroyal Hotel offering shabu-shabu and sukiyaki buffet that offers great spread and especially the quality of sashimi served with pricing as :

  1. Chicken Sukiyaki option, priced @ RM68 per person
  2. Australian beef + Chicken @ RM88 per person
  3. Angus beef + Chicken @ RM128 per person

If customer show this poster (below) to Kurata Japanese Fine Dining ‘s team, they will enjoy our Australian beef buffet at RM68 per person.

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For lunch, Kurata Japanese Fine Dining offer two options for shabu-shabu and sukiyaki lunch buffet from 12pm – 2:30pm :

  1. Australian beef + Chicken @ RM38 per person
  2. Chicken Sukiyaki & Spicy Miso Hotpot @ RM38 per person

Meats such as Chicken and Australian beef are refillable. Sashimi is not refillable. Side dishes are not refillable. It is all subjected to 10% service charge and 6% SST.

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Kurata Japanese Fine Dining is newly renovated and operating just about 6 months in the hotel is gaining its popularity among Japanese diners.

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These are part of the menu, as this Japanese Buffet in KL is offering order from the menu instead of a whole long line of food offerings at the table. They are prepared fresh from the kitchen as you order. Full menu click here

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If you are a good drinker, then you have an option of topping up with RM 100 to enjoy free flow drink.  From 4pm – 10pm (with 2 hours limit)

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There are 3 different types of soup base available:

  1. Sukiyaki – this is bent towards more sweet base
  2. Spicy miso – personal favourite with recommended
  3. Shabu Shabu Original – one of the best option too

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What you can help yourself are these sauces and condiments from the table right in the middle. Including Green Tea too.

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For different package as mention the only difference are: Agnus beef where the quality of meat is nicer and for Australian beef it is also pretty good enough for me (on the right)

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There are plenty of sides that you can order and just do order those you can finish. Try to avoid food wastage. Edamame to start off with.

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and of course how can we miss out the sashimi. They even serve maguro for sashimi, that is where I ate at least 10 pieces. Salmon Carpaccio and Salmon Sashimi are all pretty good too. Fresh and the cut is pretty generous.

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For Sushi, it is pretty good too. I had

  1. Salmon Nigiri Sushi
  2. Spicy Salmon Nigiri Sushi
  3. Seared Salmon Nigiri Sushi
  4. Tamago Nigiri Sushi
  5. Inari Sushi
  6. Spicy Salmon Nigiri Sushi
  7. Crunchy California Roll

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  1. Nanban Fried Chicken with Tartar Sauce
  2. Agedashi Tofu
  3. Kaarage Pepper Chicken Wings – this is recommended as goes so well with beer or sake
  4. Teppan Grilled Spicy Chicken

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Grilled Sanma Saury with Japanese Salt

 

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Some healthy option which is the chef special : Tofu Salad

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Of course we do have our drinks too. I had a few high balls and a few bottles of Cold Sake to go along. It was indeed quite a satisfying dinner.

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The only little problem to find this outlet is you have to walk through this buffet spread restaurant to reach Kurata Japanese Restaurant.

Indeed for RM 68 + buffet spread is quite a good value for me. As easily we eat in any of the Japanese restaurant with gathering, you will be spending around RM 50-RM 80 per head. With this, it is a buffet spread that every one gets to enjoy.

Location:

Lower Lobby, PARKROYAL Kuala Lumpur,
Jalan Sultan Ismail
50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Tel: 03-2110 0226

operating hours:
Lunch : 12pm – 3pm
Dinner: 6.30pm – 10pm

Restoran Ruby 祖传芝麻糊大王 or to be known as King of Chi Ma Wu at Pudu is one of a Chinese dessert or Chinese Tong Sui in KL to be. Waves of high praise for them upon their Sesame dessert.

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We walk over from our pre-CNY dinner place at Restaurant Sek Yuen to here as just a stone throw away. Was told by my colleague that they are famous for a few dessert and try it out lo.

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The stall looks more like herbal drink stall rather than a dessert stall.

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Price is slightly on the high side.

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Have you ever  seen a nice dessert art on your tong sui instead of those nice latte art. This is the first. A lot of heart and creativity in this.

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The only thing stand out is Black Sesame which suits on the sign board. RM 3.50

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I have high hopes on this Steamed Egg Custard @ RM 3.50.. However it was quite a let down in both taste and texture.

Well a dessert place that I wont return but again really depends on your taste bud. I do see alot people making take away like at least 3-10 per bag. Also again, the build up hype and comments for many people give me this set of expectation.

*Pork FREE

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 5/10, so so only!!!! -Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:
Restoran Ruby 祖传芝麻糊大王
Jalan Sayur, Pudu,
55100 Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: 012-382 2262

Operating hours: 11am till midnight daily

A  Cocktail bar that gives you a nice vibe is this nice heritage interior at JANN Bar in Four Points by Sheraton, Chinatown, KL. As  for their new opening of the hotel and also this bar, we get to enjoy a 30% off on all their cocktail till 31st January 2020. This is indeed a great bargain.

A place you get to sit outdoor to enjoy the direct view of Petaling Street or the new 4 skytower of KL. KLCC, Petronas Twin Tower, The Exchange 106 and Merdeka PNB118

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check out their menu as all their cocktails are specially crafted out to infuse with inspiration of all the best hawker or a trail of heritage around the area.

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We are trying out quite number of cocktails for the night. One of the must interesting cocktail is this Bak Kwa – Jalan Hang Lekir @ RM 45 – Inspiration from  Jalan Hang  Lekir famous Oloiya meet Jerky artisan, who made this by selling orange juice. Who knows that vodka and blood orange pair well with dried orange.

Interesting combination which turns  out  to work  well.

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One of the girls favourite is this Dear Jann @ RM 50. A drink which is smooth, fragrant and fruity end is indeed a drink that is easy to consume. Gin base and pink Himalayan  Salt.

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To my surprise, Asam Laksa – Madras Lane @ RM 45 turns out to be better than  what I expected. Flavourful, tangy and hint of spicy . A gin base with Olmeca Reposado, ginger flower, asam keping, orange and calamansi. A drink that makes your palate dance.

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Have you ever thought  that our normal dessert taufufa can become a cocktail? Well, Tau Foo Fah, Jalan  Petalin @ RM 40 – an actual taufufa, with grass jelly and infuse with rum. A good taste experience, as a hint of nice aroma of soya infuse well with the rum. Not too overopowering  yet a nice balance of flavour.

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Right next to it is also indeed a unique drink by its own. Rojak – Jalan Sultan RM 40. Baradi Carta Blanca, Rojak Sauce, Ambra, Pineapple, Mango, Calamansi. I would best advise for all of you to share this drink. Not only a strong knock on your palate that gets you confuse but an very interesting drink.

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This is the most unique drink of all. It is a love hate relationship. by the name The Tailor – Jalan Sultan @ RM 45 is indeed a drink that is created to suits on the odor of the shop. A century old tailor shop at Jalan Sultan still uses traditional sewing machine. A drink with Jack Daniel whisky with infusion of bonito flakes. A drink that give you a strong knock on both smell and taste.

Location:
JANN Bar
Four Points by Sheraton, Chinatown
2, Jalan Balai Polis,
City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur

Tel : 03-2035 7333

Operating Hours: 4pm – 1am

Ushering the year of the Metal Rat is just next week. Time indeed flies. Book any of a restaurant for family, friends, and business associates gathering? As for this year Lai Po Heen in Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur is offering a unique lunch from 1 January to 29 February 2020 for their Chinese New Year Menu 2020. Delight over an enticing array of yee sang and auspicious set menus inspired by the season prepared by Lai Po Heen’s new Executive Chinese Chef Michael Wong and his team.

Throughout the promotion period, the hotel presents a line-up of season-inspired dining, complemented by entertainment options that will elevate the dining experience. The “God of Wealth”, one of the most popular deities in the Chinese folk religion who denotes good fortune and wealth, will be giving out traditional red packets at Lai Po Heen, Mosaic and Lounge on the Park on 24 January during dinner and on 25 January during lunch and dinner services. Between 24 and 26 January, diners at Lai Po Heen will be entertained by a guzheng performance, also known as Chinese zither, from 7 to 10pm. On 31 January, a lion dance that symbolises prosperity, fortune and happiness will be performing at the Hotel entrance at 11.30am.

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As for this year, Lai Po Heen yee sang is on the premium side, with a nice mixture of salmon, tuna, butter fish and jellyfish, presented in a fanshaped that is synonymous to Mandarin Oriental’s fan emblem; Abalone yee sang; Canadian surf clam yee sang; Yellowtail yee sang; Salmon yee sang; and Vegetarian Snow Pear yee sang.

Lai Po Heen’s selection of yee sang is available during lunch and dinner; and are priced from RM 98 to RM 476 for half portion and full portion respectively. For those looking to celebrate in the comfort of their own home, these creations are also available for takeaway. Alternatively, guests may choose to have their yee sang to be delivered to them by purchasing on the Online Gourmet Shop at kualalumpur.mandarinorientalshop.com.

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Love my Yee sang as it is fit with fresh butter fish and tuna. The sauce that the chef make is just nice to bring sweet sourish and freshness of the ingredients out.

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Double boiled morels with fish maw and sun-dried scallop soup

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Braised abalone with mushroom, stuffed Japanese Kanto sea cucumber and brown sauce. this is my first time seeing an sea cucumber like with torn. Interestingly, it is only available in Japanese sea water. Texture is more solid, slighty springy.

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Crispy prawns coated with lemon dressing, garnished with tropical fruit salsa and tobiko

 

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Oven-baked honey cod fish fillet on a bed of milky clouds

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Salted brine corn fed chicken served with ginger and onion dip

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Wok fried rice with diced lobster, tobiko and bonito flake

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Dinner end with : Batter fried glutinous rice cakes, chilled mango purée, plum seed, pomelo drops and vanilla ice cream

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Lai Po Heen offers three exquisite set menus namely Fortune, Prosperity and Wealth that are priced at RM 288, RM 398 and RM 518 per person respectively. The Fortune and Prosperity menus require a minimum of four diners, while the Wealth menu requires a minimum of two diners, and each dish will be served individually plated.

 

Dim Sum aficionados will be pleased to learn that the dim sum masters are showcasing two set menus specially crafted for the season. The Longevity Dim Sum set will tempt any palate with steamed baby abalone and chicken siew mai, pan-fried bean curd rolls filled with shrimps; steamed fluffy buns filled with barbecue chicken; steamed bean curd skin rolls filled with minced prawns and chicken in sweet and sour sauce; deep fried yam dumplings filled with chicken, prawn and sun-dried scallop; and double boiled abalone soup with premium bamboo fungus just to name a few.

For Happiness Dim Sum set, savour the freshly made steamed prawn and water chestnut dumplings with gold leaf; mushroom buns with assorted mushroom; steamed spicy charcoal dumpling filled with seafood; deep-fried roasted duck dumplings; golden fried prawn and mango rolls with bread crumbs; double boiled chicken and vegetable soup with fish maw and sun-dried scallops and more.

Available for lunch only, both menus are priced at RM 188 and RM 238 per person respectively, with a minimum of four diners.

For dining reservations at Lai Po Heen or to place Yee Sang orders, please contact +60 (3) 2179 8885 or email [email protected]

Ushering the year of Mouse at this newly open restaurant Quan’s Kitchen in Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur, Chinatown a time to reconnect with family and loved ones and to share precious moments together. A hotel and food that is inspired by the local area and flavours of Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown, Head Chef Gerald Chong and his culinary team unveil Quan’s Kitchen‘s Lunar New Year menu that emphasizes on traditional street fare.

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A interior that is classic with raw interior. Love it.

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Starting our dinner with cocktail.

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This is one of the most unique yee sang that I have come across this year. Da BEST! Their signature ingredient is a A mix of smoked meat (Bak Kua) that gives this Triple Prosperity Yee Sang (Half portion for RM 38 and full portion for RM 68) one of its kind that featuring a trio of Chicken Bak Kwa, Chicken Lap Cheong and Chicken Crisps drizzled with a sweet and tangy pineapple and apricot dressing.

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This is so good as the smokey flavour of the bak kua and the tangerine sourish taste of the sauce that mix pretty well.

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nourishing Double Boiled Chicken and Ginseng Consommé

This is an 8-course sumptuous fare available from 10th January to February 8th with 2 days advance booking for RM 688 nett for 4-6 pax.

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Steamed Star Grouper in a Superior Soy Sauce

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Slow Braised Dried Oyster served with Broccoli and Fatt Choy

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Mixed vegetable

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Longevity noodle.

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End with Mango Sago and Nian Gao

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Legend has it that Pun Choi, a colossal one pot meal was thrown together by villagers with limited resources in the Song Dynasty for the royal family fleeing the Mongols. They gathered their best ingredients and cooked them in a big pot giving birth to this celebrated dish. We pay homage to history and tradition with the Eight Treasure Happiness Pot, an extravagant one pot feast brimming with 10-Head Abalone, Tiger Prawns, Fish Maw, Hokkaido Scallops, Roast Duck and Steamed Chicken. Available from 10th January to February 8th with 2 days advance booking for RM 688 nett for 6 pax.

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To add to the fanfare, enjoy colorful decorations and live performances like Guzheng Instrumental, Chinese Knots, Lion Dance and Traditional Calligraphy from January 24th – 26th for the Classic Chinatown Buffet Dinner, served from 6.30pm – 10.30pm at RM 138 nett. The expansive buffet features international favorites alongside local food from Satay Celup, Dim Sum to a Chicken and Duck Rice carving station.

For enquires or reservations, call 03-2035-7333 or email [email protected]

Location:
Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur, Chinatown
2, Jalan Balai Polis, City Centre,
50000 Kuala Lumpur,

Tel: 03-2035 7333

The Lunar New Year is the perfect time for family and friends to reconnect and share precious time together. This year, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur brings you an array of sumptuous delicacies at two of its finest restaurants where traditional cuisine meets modern presentation at Celestial Court and Essence with its Chinese New Year Menu 2020.

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Unity Lou Sang, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur’s take on the iconic dish features four lavish selections and combines a balanced mix of ingredients, made especially to be shared with your nearest and dearest. For an intimate and hassle-free celebration at home, the Unity Lou Sang is also available for take-away.

• Abalone Sliced with Fresh Scallop Yee Sang
(Standard: RM 188 nett | Large: RM 376 nett)
• Crispy Soft-Shell Crab Yee Sang
(Standard: RM 108 nett | Large: RM 216 nett)
• Norwegian Salmon Yee Sang
(Standard: RM 108 nett | Large: RM 216 nett)
• Jelly Fish Yee Sang
(Standard: RM 88 nett | Large: RM 176 nett)

 

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Crafting out their signature Yee Sang known as Unity Lou Sang. Back in those days, the dish is known as the Prosperity Toss, Yee Sang is a Cantonese-style raw fish salad. Said to have originated from Seremban in the 1940s, Loke Chin Fatt was the caterer responsible for the tweaking of the humble fisherman’s dish into a cultural, celebratory phenomenon. The dish represensts A symbol of good luck, prosperity, health and all things auspicious.

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Crispy Roasted Garlic Corn Fed Chicken, Sichuan Spiced Mushroom Sauce

Begin the journey of gastronomy this festive season at Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur’s award-wining Celestial Court, complete with a cosy ambiance and delightful options for both traditional and improvised Chinese cuisines. From 13th January 2020 till 8th February 2020, Celestial Court presents three Auspicious Chinese New Year Reunion 9-Course Set Menu priced from RM1688.00 nett per person.

  • Chinese New Year Wealth Set at RM1688.00 nett per table
  • Chinese New Year Prosperity Set at RM1988.00 nett per table
  • Chinese New Year Happiness Set at RM2388.00 nett per table

The Auspicious Chinese New Year Reunion 9-Course Set Menu is available for lunch and dinner. Enjoy the delectable culinary journey, culminating with a thrilling lion dance performance on 31 January 2020.

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Stewed Dried Oyster with Sea Cucumber and Black Moss

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Poached White Pomfret with Shredded Chicken and Mushrooms in Spicy Supreme Stock

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Wok-fried Prawns with Angled Luffa Gourd, Shimeji Mushrooms and Cashew Nuts

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Gather at Essence, An All-Day Dining Restaurant

Usher in the auspicious Chinese New Year with our sumptuous Chinese New Year themed dining experience, the Reunion Seafood and Grill Dinner Buffet. Curated specially for the celebration, the delicious buffet features a wide range of dishes such as Fortune Yee Sang Buffet, Steamed Dumpling “Jiao Zhi” with Chicken and Chives; Braised Broccoli with Sea Moss; Steamed Fried Rice in Lotus Leaves; Chinese New Year Dumpling Dessert Soup and selection of CNY cookies along with King Crab Leg, Sakoshi Fresh Oyster, Slipper Lobster and Tomahawk Steak Carvings.

The Reunion Seafood and Grill Dinner Buffet is available on 24th January to 27th January 2020, price at RM 199 nett per person.

The Chinese New Year Inspired Buffet Lunch and High Tea are also available from 24th January to 8th February 2020 (daily except Sunday) in conjunction with the celebration of Chinese New Year. Special highlights include Fortune Yee Sang; Chinese New Year Cake “Nian Gao”; a wide selection of Chinese New Year cookies and many more.

  • Chinese New Year Inspired High Tea buffet, price RM 98 nett per person.
  • Chinese New Year Inspired lunch buffet price RM 128 nett per person.

 

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  • Platinum or Titanium – 20% off
  • Gold – 15% off
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