Checker’s Cafe,
Dorsett-Regency Kuala Lumpur,
172, Jalan Imbi,
Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-27161000 ext 188

Welcome the arrival of the Water Dragon Year with lavish buffets and indulgent set menus from two hotels.

ONCE again, it’s time to eat, drink and be merry as the local Chinese community bids farewell to the Rabbit Year and prepare to welcome the year of the Dragon with a big bang.

The fortnight-long Lunar New Year celebrations will invariably mean crowds at Chinese restaurants. If you want to avoid the hordes at the regular places, why not opt for a lavish buffet that includes the customary Lunar New Year specialities as well as an international selection?

At the Checker’s Cafe, executive chef KK Yau and his team have mindfully included Salmon Yee Sang and select festive dishes into their buffet spread specially for the Chinese New Year celebrations.

After tossing and stirring the assortment of finely shredded vegetables, fruits, pickles, nuts and crackers with salmon slices, you’ll find Checker’s blend of sweet and tangy flavours in this must-have colourful salad to be pleasant and well-balanced.

2D6FF624D79647ADABA1A29847B9597FFried Glutinous Rice in Lotus Leaf.

Also, keep your eyes peeled for the Fried Cod in Soya Sauce. Crisp on the outside but marble-smooth inside, the fish is rich and sweet. Of course, no Lunar New Year meal is complete without a serving of Braised Dried Oyster with Fish Maw, Sea Cucumber, Mushroom and Vegetable, so this traditional delight has been included as well.

We love the ingredients’ deeply rustic accents which hint of the sea and wood, not to mention their spongy, chewy and succulent textures.

The Cantonese word for prawns – har – is synonymous with the sound of happy laughter, which is just as well because the crispy and springy Deep-fried Prawns with Oats is bound to leave you laughing with delight.

5AF31E7C755849AEA7F8FE7D28EA72F7Fried Cod Fillet

Remember to leave some tummy space for the flavourful Fried Glutinous Rice in Lotus Leaf and Deep-fried Nian Gao (sliced sticky glutinous rice flour cake deep-fried with sliced sweet potato and yam). The latter is believed to help set one down the road to success.

The Reunion Buffet Dinner (22 January) at Checker’s Cafe is priced at RM108++ per person while its Festive Brunch on Jan 23 and 24 is at RM75++ per person. From Jan 25-31 and Feb 2-5, the CNY buffet will also be available at RM75++ per person. Its Prosperity Dinner buffet at RM85++ per person will be served from Jan 23-31.

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