Monday, April 18, 2011

Eggs-traordinary Easter Feast @ Atrium Cafe, Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa, Petaling Jaya

This Easter Sunday, 24 April 2011, Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa is offering a Eggs-traordinary Easter Feast at Atrium Cafe between 12.00 noon and 4.00pm. For only RM55++ per adult and RM27.50++ per child aged 12 years and below, it is one of the most reasonably priced hotel buffets around KL / Selangor. Here, you will find an eggs-cellent spread of food which you can enjoy in a casual relaxed atmosphere.

Easter Bunny greets you to the Eggs-traordinary Easter Feast

Pretty painted Easter eggs

Atrium Cafe is located at the Lobby Level of Pyramid Tower Hotel (next to Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa i.e. the Main Tower) and offers an array of Pan-Asian delights, ranging from Hong Kong noodles to Tandoori dishes, pasta, carved meat and pulled noodles at 'live' cooking stations plus loads more.

Buffet spread

Most often at buffets, food quality is compromised for quantity, however this is clearly not the case at Atrium Cafe's Hi-Tea spread as I enjoyed almost everything I sampled that afternoon.

The roast beef was just calling out to be eaten, so I started off with some of this and some satay skewers. According to the chef, the doneness of the beef here varies from well done to medium. The best bit was the crust, which was pretty flavoursome. Both the chicken and beef satay was good, accompanied by the peanut sauce.

Roast beef

Chicken satay and beef satay

You can make your own salads, from a selection of greens, cheese and dressing. However, I skipped this, and went straight for the cold appetizers. A few of my favorites were the smoked salmon, prawn salad, lamb salad, and the tomato and mozzarella cheese salad. I could easily have had seconds, but I decided to leave room for the rest of the food on display. Other Western appetizers featured here are Grilled Beef Salad with Roasted Garlic, Fish Salad with Fennel and Orange Vinaigrette, fresh seafood such as oysters, crabs, and mussels. There are also Asian appetizers such as Pecal Jawa, Tandoori Prawn Salad with Cumin, Serunding Ayam, Serunding Daging and Indian Fruit Salad with Yoghurt and Spices. There are also hot soups available.

Salad Bar

Cold appetizers

Smoked salmon

Tomato and mozzarella cheese salad

Mushroom and Prawn Salad with Pesto Dressing

Prawn Salad with Cherry Tomatoes

Lamb Salad

Some of the cold appetizers that I sampled

One of the must-try dishes here at Atrium Cafe is the Hong Kong wantan noodles. I was skeptical at first; good wantan noodles in a hotel restaurant? My doubts were unfounded as the noodles were delicious. It was slightly different from our local wantan noodles as it uses oyster sauce hence the sauce is thicker and sweeter, but I enjoyed it. This is cooked to order in one of the live cooking stations, so a bowl of hot piping noodles is guaranteed.

Must try in Atrium Cafe

The chef preparing my Hong Kong wanton noodles

Eggs-cellent wantan noodles

Indulge in a large selection of scrumptious mains such as Pan Fried Salmon Fillet with Citrus Butter Sauce, Grilled Beef Tenderloin with Mushroom Gravy, Ayam Panggang Kuah Lemak, Chicken Biryani with Cashewnuts, Stewed Beancurd Ribbon with Shimeji Mushroom and Grilled Lamb Cutlet with Herb Crust and Rosemary. I tried the latter, and it was succulent and tender. There are also live cooking stations for pasta, seafood porridge, lok lok and kebabs.

Ayam Panggang Kuah Lemak

Chicken Biryani with Cashewnuts

Stewed Beancurd Ribbon with Shimeji Mushrooms

Oven Baked Quail with Prune Compote

Beef Medallions with Mushroom sauce

Kebab Counter

Pasta made to order

Lok Lok

Lok Lok dipping sauces

What really stood out for me here were the desserts. I could spend all afternoon eating what's on display. From what I observed, everytime they refilled the buffet, it would be something new and different from the previous rounds. Chef Ahmad Zauhudi explained that all the food is prepared in Atrium's kitchen, with the exception of the dessert which comes from the Main Tower.

Desserts on display

My personal favorite was the opera cake with gorgeous layers of almond sponge and coffee buttercream. Heavenly!

Another outstanding dessert worth a mention is the bread and butter pudding. I usually dislike bread and butter pudding in hotel buffets as they have either gone hard or the sauce is overly sweet. But the bread and pudding here is beautiful, a perfect balance of soft, moist pudding with the vanilla sauce.

The chocolate brownie was also good.

Um Ali, an Arabic bread and cream pudding with toasted nuts

Mango cheesecake

Date cake

An assortment of ice cream

Orange tartlets

Peach crumble

Pyramid Tower with cones filled with mango custard

Chocolate cake

Some Malay kuihs. There are also hot desserts such as bubur jagung and a cold teh bunga and honey dew sago.

Onde onde

Seri Muka

Kuih Tayap


Sweet cakes

Easter is most evident at the dessert section with adorable chocolate bunnies and also a quaint egg-tree masterpiece adorning this area. A little birdie told me that these chocolate eggs will be given out after the Easter Hi-Tea. So, if you ask nicely, you might score one.

Easter birdie

Chocolate eggs

Traditionally eaten during Easter, hot cross buns can also be found here.

My dining partners together with Chef Zauhudi and Chef Malak

Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa exterior

View from the Hotel - Sunway Lagoon

What a delightful spread! Thank you to Ms Virgillia Lee Freddy of Sunway Resort and Rebecca Saw of Adverlets for extending the invite.

Advanced reservation is highly recommended. Please call 03-7495 1888 for reservations and enquiries.

Location: Atrium Cafe, Pyramid Tower Hotel, Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa, Persiaran Lagoon, Bandar Sunway, 46150 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.


GPS Coordinates: 3.071221,101.605446


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  2. Looks like a good spread - roast beef for me please and possibly a kebab. I'd definitely sample a few desserts :-)

  3. look what i've just missed out, i should have gone ahead with the invite and screw my work that day. hehehe

    That's one handsome spread out there, im salivating as i read :) well done babe

  4. Michelle: Haha yes! I dont usually like buffets but this one was pretty good.

  5. AugustDiners: Awww... I could have finally met you. :(

  6. I saw many banquet halls,in my life . But few month ago i join my friends engagement party in Richmond hill country club.This clubs banquet hall are awesome . our friend circle like this banquet hall.


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