Friday, September 12, 2014

Sunday Curry Tiffin Lunch @ Colonial Cafe, The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Tiffin is an English slang term for second breakfast or lunch. It is believed that tiffin originated from India back in 1800s, whereby the British in India would generally indulge in a light lunch, often a curry. The Sunday Tiffin, however, was seen as an occasion to over-indulge, usually consisting of a feast of mulligatawny soup, mixed curries, vegetables and rice.

Sunday Curry Tiffin at The Majestic Hotel KL

The old Hotel Majestic hotel became the favoured venue for the colonial elite to indulge in their signature dish, the traditional Sunday Curry Tiffin lunch.

Colonial Cafe is proud to revive the colonial tradition and relive the halcyon days of the planters of Malaya with the Sunday Curry Tiffin Lunch. It is priced at RM78++ per person and served every Sunday from 12.00pm to 2.00pm. 

Colonial Cafe in The Majestic Hotel KL

The indulgent lunch includes main items such as Hainanese Chicken Curry, Mutton Varuval, Egg Masala and Fried Fish Masala which are served in a tiffin carrier (a very elegant one, nonetheless). First, a banana leaf is laid on our plates, then our server spoons a wide selection of accompaniments such as mango chutney, pineapple chunks, fish puttu, salted egg, marinated cucumbers, toasted coconut, peanuts and banana slices onto our plates. A shot of salted lassi is also served to perk up our palates.

Rice and accompaniments are refillable, so you can add-on these items as often as you like. The main items are served in generous portions, especially the Hainanese chicken curry (at least 2-3 pieces per person). The curry is really delicious and not too spicy, so even the kids spooned lots of this onto their rice. The kids really loved the Fried Fish Masala - the fish used is mackarel, very fresh and well flavoured with spices. I don't take mackarel, so instead I loaded my plate with lots of mutton (yum yum!) and egg masala. The deep fried bittergourd is also very nice and crispy.

On top of great food and relaxed, comfortable ambiance, diners can also expect fantastic entertainment in the form of Ms. Isabella Soliano who sings and plays the piano. Class act.

The meal ends with a serving of Sago Gula Melaka and Masala Tea. Rich, sweet and indulgent. This is indeed a great way to spend our Sunday.

The kiddos :)

The Orchid Conservatory - my favorite room in the hotel. 

Thanks to Nigel from The Majestic Hotel KL for the kind invite to sample this delicious Sunday Curry Tiffin Lunch.

The Sunday Curry Tiffin Lunch is available every Sunday from 12.00pm to 2.00pm and is priced at RM78++ per person/set. For more information and reservations, please call +603 2785 8000.

Location: Colonial Café, Majestic Wing, The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, 5 Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Tel: 03-2785 8000


GPS Coordinates: 3.139059, 101.692617

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  1. What a beautiful lunch... and it looks delicious too! This is the first time hearing "Tiffin" and thanks for the explanation! Hmmm you eat well all the time. I wish I am your 3rd kid seriously (I'm still requesting!). ;)

  2. Oh...i heard about this Colonial cafe which served nice indian food.

  3. Food looks superb, like own homecooked...with a touch of class.

  4. Delicious tiffin food! I would go for the mutton and the mackerel! :)

  5. Wow, would love to have a meal in that orchid conservatory!

  6. What a fun lunch! I've always wanted one of those vintage tiffin tins. They're so gorgeous :D

  7. Im melting while staring at the two little cute creatures! <3 *pinch pinch*


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