Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur,
Kuala Lumpur City Centre,
off Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2179 8881
Business hours: 6am to 10.30am, noon to 2.30pm,
6.30pm to 10.30pm, daily. Sunday brunch is from noon to 3pm.
IT is fashionable these days to head out for Sunday brunch as there are many places that offer a combination of breakfast and lunch on the menu.
If you fancy a hearty buffet brunch featuring imported seafood and Australian roasted prime beef rib, Mosaic at Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur has some tempting treats for diners.
The hotel’s chef de cuisine Andreas Block said the Sunday brunch buffet emphasises quality over variety.
Block, who is German, has noticed that Malaysians love seafood.
“We have imported oysters from France, lobsters from the United States and tuna from the Philippines at the ice counter.
“The sushi counter is also a hit with a variety of sashimi and sushi.
“Generous portions of sliced salmon are also served,” said Block who has 16 years experience in the culinary field.
The mosaic-patterned sushi, which is delicately prepared to match the name and interior of the restaurant, invites curious diners for a closer look and most will eventually opt to try it.
Another highlight is the Australian roasted prime beef rib, which is cooked for more than 12 hours.
The beef, cooked medium rare is juicy and melts in the mouth.
“I do not add salt to the meat during the marinating or roasting process. Salt is sprinkled over the meat only after it is cooked and sliced. This will ensure the salt is not absorbed into the meat as it will affect the beef’s flavour,” said Block.
Guests who enjoy lamb, mini beef steak and prawn barbecue should head to the English roast station.
Salad lovers will enjoy the 30 varities presented here. To assure these are kept fresh, salads that have been out for too long are often taken off the shelf and replaced with a fresh bowl.
As for cooked dishes such as noodles, they are prepared and served in small portions at the food counter.
“Dishes such as cooked vegetables and fried rice cannot be left in the open for more than 20 minutes. They will lose their taste and freshness.
“We cook in smaller portions and replenish the food regularly,” said Block.
There is also a North Indian counter serving tandoori chicken, prawn curry and briyani.
Local favourites of chicken and beef satay are also found at the Indian counter.
Poached Chocolate Pudding with Vanilla Chantilly, 24K Guanaja Chocolate Macaroons, Velvet White Chocolate, Cheesecake and Truffle Raspberry Manjari Petit Pot are some of the delectable desserts.
For those who prefer a taste of something more traditional for breakfast, head to the continental breakfast station.
Mini bagels and a huge selection of traditional whole wheat and laugen bagel are available. In addition, this section treats diners with all time favourites such as classic breakfast egg dishes, complete with baked beans, sauteed mushrooms and cured beef, as well as roasted potatoes.
Freshly baked waffles, pancakes and French toast with a selection of European jam and marmalade complete the experience.
The food only buffet is priced at RM178 nett per person; buffet with non-alcoholic beverages is tagged at RM218 nett per person.
The buffet with house wine and beer is priced at RM268 nett per person while the buffet with Champagne, wine and beer is RM538 nett per person. All prices are inclusive of 10% service charge and 6% Goods and Services Tax (GST).
This is the writer’s personal observation and not an endorsement by StarMetro.