[mappress mapid=”35″]Palm Coffee House,
Tropicana Golf & Country Resort,
Jalan Kelab Tropicana,
47410 Petaling Jaya,
Tel: 03-7804 8888
Business Hours: 6.00pm- 10.30pm (For Reunion Dinner).
HAVING a typical Chinese set dinner is a norm during Chinese New Year. At Tropicana Golf & Country Resort (TGCR), you can expect a different ambience as a sumptuous spread of fusion cuisine awaits you at the Palm Coffee House until Feb 8.
As usual, the tradition for this special occasion is the tossing of the Yee Sang for good luck and prosperity.
At TGCR, ingredients used for this speciality include white radish, carrots, turnips, red pickled ginger, key lime leaves, Chinese parsley, chopped peanuts, sesame seeds, Chinese crackers and five spice powder.
As for the sauce, a unique concoction of plum sauce, rice vinegar and vegetable oil just gives that added sweet and smoky flavour the Yee Sang needs.
TGCR executive chef Roslan Hamid and his team have prepared a selection of over 100 dishes ranging from soup to desserts in this Family Prosperity Buffet Dinner.
Dishes in the main course include the Five Spice Flavoured Chicken, Fish with Plum and Lemon Sauce and Fragrant Brinjal with Dry Shrimp among others.
The Fish with Plum and Lemon Sauce and Fragrant Brinjal with Dry Shrimp is a must-try in this category.
Both Ellis, the photographer, and I walked around every food station and we were quite amazed with the live stall sections.
The Asam Pedas in Braising Pan simply looked amazing and it was the first dish I tried with Ellis.
Cooked with ladies fingers, the stingray was absolutely fresh and sweet, while the gravy had all the ingredients an Asam Pedas dish requires.
We noticed that there was a huge crowd at the Asam Laksa stall and as we approached it, the aroma was so tempting that we each had a bowl.
Just as we were done with it, we saw the Penang Fried Koay Teow with Duck Egg.
Curiosity got the better of me as I helped myself to the dish. I wondered if it was all that delicious as this pork-free outlet called it “Penang Fried Koay Teow”.
To my surprise, it was absolutely perfect even without the Chinese sausage (lap cheong) in it.
Apart from the above stalls, try the Steamboat, Roasted Whole Lamb, Loh Mah Kai in bamboo and Fried Oyster Porridge.
Another live stall that attracted us was the Apom Balik stall. It was over-whelmingly crispy and delightful as it was filled with peanuts, butter and corn.
There is also a beef section where diners will definitely enjoy the Beef Satay, Grill Beef and Chinese Style Beef Curry.
Phaad Tai, one of Thailand’s famous dishes is a recommended dish in the buffet. Filled with bean sprouts, spring onions and shrimp, the stir-fried Thai noodles should not be missed.
Last but not least in the dessert section, I strongly suggest the home-made Gingko Nut and Barley and Warm Soya Bean Beancurd Skin.
These are the healthy choices one should not miss after a heavy meal as soy is rich in protein, while the gingko nut contains significant levels of several vitamins and minerals.
As for barley, it contains essential amino acids and aids in controlling your blood sugar levels.
Other interesting delectable desserts include Assorted Nyonya Kuih, French Pastries and Pudding, Fresh Fruits and ‘ABC’ with Ice-Cream.
Besides the Family Prosperity Buffet Dinner. TGCR also offers Chinese New Year take-aways such as Fatt Choy Beef at RM220 nett that comes with Black Pepper Sauce, Sweet and Sour Sauce, Roasted Potatoes and Garden Vegetables.
Also available is the Yat Yat Fatt Lamb at RM220 nett served with Sweet and Sour Sauce, Mint Sauce, Roasted Potatoes and Garden Vegetables.
The Kum Duck is available at RM90 nett served with Mandarin Orange Sauce, Roasted Potatoes and Garden Vegetables. This is the writer’s personal observation and is not an endorsement by StarMetro.