LUCKY PALACE RESTAURANT,
Lot D15 & 16, Jalan Persiaran Utama S2-1,
Tel: 06-601 1328
Operating hours: Daily 11.30am – 2.30pm (lunch),
MALAYSIANS are big fans of all-you-can-eat buffets judging from the long queues at hotels and restaurants which offer such promotions.
Taking his cue from those regular hotel buffets that we cannot seem to get enough of, Lucky Palace Restaurant head chef Loi Kok Leong has devised an affordably-priced buffet menu to cater for both youngsters and seniors alike.
The buffet menu at the restaurant in Seremban 2 features a combination of Japanese style sashimi and traditional Chinese steamboat as well as snacks and desserts to keep diners satisfied.
Chef Loi who has almost 30 years experience in the kitchen said the fresh flavours of sashimi was often favoured by the younger crowd while seniors preferred the more traditional Chinese steamboat.
“Steamboat has always been the sort of meal that should be shared with family or friends and this combination menu will please everyone.
“I found that when dining out, many youngsters opt for Japanese food while seniors prefer traditional flavours and that is why I decided to combine the two – sashimi and steamboat,” he said during lunch with the media to introduce the new buffet menu recently.
Among the items we were served was a platter of fresh sashimi including smoked cod, arctic surf clams, tuna and salmon which will be featured on the daily buffet menu.
After we had polished off the ‘Japanese’ bit of the buffet with soy sauce and wasabe, the chef and his team set up a steamboat at our table and brought out platters of fresh vegetables, crab, prawns, fish, rolls of thinly sliced beef, mutton and pork for us to try.
Needless to say, no one had room for dessert after filling up on the sashimi and hot soup with all the goodies.
Diners can also order fried noodles and rice cooked to order which are part of the buffet menu too.
If all that is not enough to satisfy diners, Loi said he would consider adding more items on the menu if the combination buffet hit it off.
“I believe we are the first Chinese restaurant in Seremban to introduce this combination menu which lets the whole family sit down to dinner together.
“With 100 items on the buffet, it offers a good variety and at a relatively affordable price too and we will definitely consider adding more items,” he said adding that fresh produce and only good quality ingredients were used.
Good quality seafood is necessary for sashimi and items like the smoked cod and arctic surf clams were imported from Canada while the salmon was from Norway.
The restaurant and its banquet hall which is a venue for big events like corporate functions, weddings and birthday celebrations can accommodate up to 2,000 guests at any one time.
Although 15 tables would be reserved daily during lunch and dinner for buffet customers, Loi advised diners to make reservations first to avoid disappointment.
The buffet menu which was introduced on Aug 24 is priced at RM38.80 (per adult) and RM26.80 (per child) for lunch and RM48.80 (per adult) and RM32.80 (per child) for dinner.
The only drawbacks are that diners are required to eat within two hours and will be charged for every 100gms of food that they do not finish.
This is the writer’s personal observation and is not an endorsement by StarMetro.