Scrumptious way to end the year
November 15, 2019
|Old fashioned Prawn Cocktail|
As I am checking out the appetisers at the media preview of the Christmas Eve & New Year Eve buffet at Sunway Putra Hotel’s Coffee House, I spy something I haven’t seen for a long, long while.
My favourite appetiser, when growing up, was Prawn Cocktail. It’s basically poached, peeled and chilled prawns tossed in a creamy dressing and served in a cocktail glass with a salad. The dressing is usually mayonnaise with a dash of ketchup and perhaps a touch of tabasco.
The prawn cocktail at Coffee House is dressed with only mayonnaise though but the prawns are extremely fresh.
|Poached Whole Salmon with Lemon Honey Mayonnaise|
|Smoked Salmon with Gherkin|
|3-tier appetiser of apple and avocado salad, fish salad with tomato salsa and baby potato with tahini sauce|
|Egg Mimosa and cold Roasted Turkey Breast|
There are plenty of choices of appetisers. Apart from salad greens, there are cold cuts, smoked salmon with gherkin, herb-crusted salmon, egg mimosa, cold roasted turkey breast, mashed potato, apple and avocado salad, fish salad with tomato salsa and baby potato with tahini sauce.
|Sashimi choices on ice|
There’s also seafood on ice with prawn, mussel, oyster and crab stick. I am tempted by the poached whole salmon with lemon honey mayonnaise, served with a side of roasted tomato. The fish is done just right and perfectly moist. Then there’s a variety of sushi, sushi rolls and sashimi in the Japanese corner. Don’t worry if you’re wary of raw food as the sushi corner serves cooked sushi too.
There will be 2 choices of soup: Creamy Tomato with herb croutons and English lobster bisque with garlic toast. The latter is creamy and full of crustacean flavour.
|Honey--glazed chicken meatloaf and roasted ribeye served with Yorkshire Pudding, roasted vegetables including whole chestnuts, whole garlic and whole onion|
|Colourful variety of roasted vegetables|
|Whole Roasted Turkey complete with trimmings|
The carving station is popular. Chefs brandishing knives and carving forks are all ready to slice into the whole roasted turkey, oven baked rib-eye and honey glazed chicken meatloaf. There are choices of accompanying sauces such as cranberry, giblet, mustard and black pepper as well as brown sauce.
Not only that but there are also gorgeous roasted vegetables. I can’t get enough of roasted zucchini, pepper, pumpkin, aubergine, beetroot, potato, mushroom, small onion, corn, asparagus, tomato and even whole chestnuts.
|Lamb Vindaloo so tender and bursting with aroma|
Hot cuisine beckons. For me, the lamb rack vindaloo hits the spot. The meat is softly tender and bursting with the aroma of spices. Goes perfectly with ghee rice and raisin.
|Madras Crab Curry|
|Wok-fried Oat Tiger Prawns sprinkled with aromatic curry leaves|
Then there are wokfried oat tiger prawn scented with curry leaves and Madras crab curry, both of which are finger-licking good. Or have some asparagus with mushroom dumpling and scallop, beef dendeng, chicken in soya sauce and calamansi or butter chicken.
|Panfriefd Chicken Thigh Roulade with Orange Thyme Sauce|
|Herb-crusted salmon with olives and pea sprouts|
Western hot dishes include a lovely panfried chicken thigh roulade
with orange thyme sauce, turkey casserole, herb-crusted salmon, minced lamb pie, spinach shepherd’s pie and southern pot roast beef.
|Good old Mac 'n' Cheese|
Or saunter over to the pasta station which offers spaghetti with sauces including seafood marinara, beef bolognaise and creamy seafood. Or help yourself to mac ‘n’ cheese, a British favourite.
|Orange Tiramisu and Yam Mousse Cake|
|Christmas Stollen with rich marzipan centre|
Dessert calls. The dessert spread is extensive and colourful. Standing alongside Christmas must-haves such as log cake, fruit cake, stolen, Christmas pudding and Christmas cookies are cut fruit, pastries, whole cakes, cupcakes, mousse, bread and butter pudding, crème brulee, ice cream and chocolate pralines.
COFFEE HOUSE (halal)
9th Floor, Sunway Putra Hotel KL
100 Jalan Putra
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve buffet: RM128 nett. 50% discount for senior citizens and children aged 8-12.
Christmas & New Year high tea: RM79 nett. 50% discount for senior citizens and children aged 8-12.