Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur,
2, Jalan Stesen Sentral,
Kuala Lumpur Sentral, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2263 7434.
WHILE some restaurants offer eight-course sit-down dinners for Chinese New Year, diners will be spoilt for choice at the buffet spread at Latest Recipe at Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur.
The buffet dinners are available till Feb 5 from 6.30pm to 10.30pm.
Feast on the various Chinese specialties along with Indian, Malay, Japanese and Western cuisines.
There is a different menu for each day of the week, so you can call the restaurant to find out what will be served for the day.
Diners will get a chance to taste traditional favourites such as Tea-smoked Duck, Boiled Chicken with Gingko Nut, Kung Pao Chicken, Dan Dan Noodle in Chili Sauce, Dry Braised Fish, Old Duck with Pickled Radish Soup, and Chinese Lettuce in Peanut Butter and Sesame Paste.
There is a variety of items at the Indian corner.
At the Japanese section, take your pick from seafood and meat items and the chef will grill it for you.
Ready-made sushi is available but you can also ask the chef to prepare it for you on the spot.
A different type of soup is served daily; there is Braised Fish Lips Soup with Fresh Crab Meat & Dry Scallop, Double Boiled Black Chicken Herbal Soup, Eight Treasure Japanese Beancurd Soup, and Braised Snow Fungus Soup with Crab Meat & Dry Scallop.
I was impressed with the bread choices because unlike the usual choice of just white bread and wholemeal, there were Walnut Multi Malt, Foccacio Bun, Parisette Roll, and Mini Laugen.
Dim sum selections include Chicken Crow Dumpling, Sarawak Black Pepper Dumpling, Har Kow Prawn Dumpling, Golden Phoenix Dumpling, and Siew Mai Dumpling.
Deep fried dim sum items include Seafood Beancurd Roll, Cheese Momo Dumpling, and Rice Paper Vietnamese Prawn Roll.
The chef’s creation for the day — Smoked Chicken with Mango Salsa — also gets a thumbs-up.
Just make sure you leave some room for dessert as the selections will not disappoint.
The Green Tea Red Bean Mascarpone and Coffee Creme Brulee were heavenly and the chewy Mochi with red bean and black sesame filling was delectable.
The ice-cream section offers everyday flavours such as chocolate, vanilla, coffee and strawberry but you can jazz it up with a variety of toppings including sprinkles and ground nuts.
A Chinese New Year staple is the yee sang.
Toss to a Dragon New Year of prosperity and vigour with your very own Salmon Yee Sang at RM100 or abalone Yee Sang at RM120 mixed with crunchy shredded vegetables, drizzled with homemade yee sang sauce and sprinkled generously with nuts and sesame seeds for both choices.
The Lunar New Year Eve Prosperity Buffet Dinner is priced at RM138++ (adult) and RM69++ (child).
The Lunar New Year Prosperity Buffet Dinner is priced at RM 108++ (adult) and RM 54++ (child).
A surcharge of RM 10++ is applicable for buffet dinner on Friday to Sunday for the Lunar New Year Prosperity Buffet Dinner.
Dinners will enjoy a complimentary plated Yee Sang for every 10 paying adults.
Prices mentioned are subject to 10% service charge and 6% government tax.
This is the writer’s personal observation and is not an endorsement by StarMetro.