The Palm Coffee House
The weekend buffet is from 6.30pm to 10.30pm
The Weekend Buffet Dinner at Tropicana Golf and Country Resort will whet your appetite.
ONE need not be a member of the largest clubhouse in Malaysia to be able to devour a motley ensemble of dishes that reflect both Asian and Western palates.
Open to both members and non-members, the Tropicana Golf and Country Resort’s (TGCR) The Palm Coffee House offers a gastronomic affair with more than 98 dishes being served on a rotational basis for its Weekend Buffet Dinner.
Food available includes sushi, a variety of salads and appetisers, soups and breads, cakes and kuih-muih, a variety of bubur, bread and butter pudding, lamb masala and mixed vegetables, among others.
Patrons can enjoy the restaurant’s live stall concept on weekends and watch the chefs in action as they serve dishes fresh from the wok.
According to Tropicana Golf and Country Resort Bhd entertainment events and promotion senior manager James Thor, the live-stall concept was popular among patrons.
Inspired by the food stalls of Jalan Alor, it aims to provide patrons various food options and control over how they would like their food to be prepared.
Visitors have the option of choosing from a variety of Chinese, Malay and Western food, from the Teo Chew, Lok-lok, Mixed Vegetable, Goreng Section, rojak, roast chicken and duck, dim sum, laksa, roti canai, teh tarik and appam balik stalls available.
He added that the vegetable stall was also popular among patrons.
“Our diners can ask the chef to cook vegetables in any way they want,” said Thor.
The buffet also has a Kid’s Corner where favourite bites for the little ones include springrolls, nuggets and popcorn.
The main course and dessert will change on a weekly basis.
Some of the highlights of the food available are Marmite Chicken, Stir Fried Yau Mak with Garlic, Buttered Tiger Prawns and Fried Garoupa with Nyonya Sauce.
Those who love their vegetables will be happy to note that you can taste the freshness of the yau mak. The garlic flavour is not overpowering and the dish is delightfully crunchy.
The Fried Garoupa with Nyonya Sauce is also worth a try. The fish, which is fresh and crispy, is garnished with cut chillies that give each bite a nice spicy taste, without it being too intense.
Fans of sweet and sour chicken will likely enjoy the Marmite Chicken, which is slightly sweet and has a tangy taste to it.
Made with gula batu, marmite, water, among other ingredients, the bite-sized chicken is tender and crispy looking. As appetising as it looks, the dish would go well with rice.
The “Curry Gearbox Lamb” is a must-try. The meat is tender and easily peels off the bone. It is packed with flavour. Diners might be tempted to put aside their utensils and devour the dish using their hand.
Hearty servings of kebab, chicken, roasted whole lamb, ikan bakar Portugis and special jumbo sausages are also available every weekend from November.
The buffet is priced at RM75++ for adults, RM48++ for children and RM56++ for senior citizens.
This is the writer’s personal observation and not an endorsement by StarMetro.