Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Mother's Day Buffet @ Atrium Cafe, Sunway Pyramid Tower Hotel

Quickly! Mother's Day is almost here!....

Hello!.... :)
Just to give you a head's up, this is an invited review:
(Here are my usual disclaimers)
1) I have not been paid to write this, but neither have I paid a cent for my meal,
2) I will still be as objective as possible re. the food/ restaurant, and
3) If I go back to the restaurant incognito and find that the food/service is horribly different from this experience, I will amend my ratings here...

Here's an important question:
Have you decided what to do for your darling mum on Mother's Day?
(It's soon! - NEXT SUNDAY, to be exact....)

If you have been so busy and haven't yet prepared - here's an idea: Take her for the Mother's Day buffet at the Sunway Pyramid Tower Hotel. :)
(ESPECIALLY, if she, or you, or both of you are Rod Stewart fans)

(Confession: All this time I never realised there's a difference between the Sunway Lagoon Resort Hotel and the Tower Hotel... Oops. Actually, although they just next to each other, they are completely different places...)

I loved that it felt comfortable yet classy - also, nicely airy and cheerful with lots of natural sunlight from the skylights:
Part of the dining area....

There also seem to be different "sections" in the restaurant, giving the feeling of some privacy and variety (as each section has slightly different decorations):
Another part of the dining area....

FOOD (Appetizers and Mains):
As with the usual buffet format there was a selection of food ready for you to attack, ranging from Asian (Chinese, Malay, Indian, Indonesian and Japanese food) to Western (salads, cheeses, grilled fish, etc) and even some Middle Eastern fare:
Many many choices....

- Smoked Salmon (yummy - perfect alone, or with bread):
Tasty without being too salty....

- Fragrant Curry Prawns:
Spicy crustaceans....

- The lamb was delicious:
Flavorful and pretty tender....

- Also some roast beef and baked potato wedges:
My slice of beef....

There was also a decent range of freshly cooked food that the friendly chefs will prepare on your request... :)

- Artful weaving at the Roti Jala station:
Round and round it goes....

- I really enjoyed the springy wan tan noodles:
(There was also spaghetti at another station if you prefer Italian "noodles")
Boing boing....

Although I was already pleasantly surprised with the quality of the food, what REALLY surprised me was the quality of the desserts. :D

The variety wasn't exactly mindboggling but the range of Local (ais kacang, ais longan, onde onde, etc) and Western desserts (cakes, pies, ice cream, etc) were more than enough to keep me very happy... especially because everything that I tasted was yummy:

- Strawberry Tart:
Berry nice (lol)....

- Chocolate Tiramisu cups:

- Different flavours of ice cream:
Multi coloured choices....

- Lines and lines of small but luscious (shot?) glasses of jelly, creme and chocolate:
Of course, I loved the chocolate best....

Ah, and remember I said that you should come here if you or your mum are Rod Stewart fans? Well, here's why:
Have I told you lately that I love youuuuuuu....

Sorry, he isn't actually the real Rod Stewart, but apparently, he's just as good as the real thing - his name is Rob Caudill, the world's best Rod Stewart impersonator flown in straight from Las Vegas (USA) for this special day.
(He has more than 10 years experience under his belt)

The Mother's Day Buffet is a one day special - only on Sunday, 8th May 2011 and is priced at MYR 98++ per person. There are special prices for children below 12 (50% discount) and bookings for groups of 10 persons or more (10% discount).
(For enquiries/ bookings, please call Hotel at 03-7495 1888)

Thanks so much to:
- Virgillia for being such a great hostess to us that day,
- to all my fellow diners (nice meeting you/ catching up with you), and
- last but definitely not least, to the gorgeous Rebecca Saw for extending the invite to me. :)

Summary Sheet:

Mother's Day Buffet @ Atrium Cafe, Sunway Pyramid Tower Hotel

Atrium Cafe, Ground Floor, Persiaran Lagoon, Bandar Sunway, 46150 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

Telephone No.: 03-7495 1888
Parking: OK

Opening Hours:
(For this buffet) 12noon - 4pm, Sunday May 8, 2011
Price: RM 98++ per person



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  1. My mom's an Elvis Presley fan actually! :D but she likes smoked salmon, so she'd still be happy here. Though I'm gonna grumpily say that mother's day is becoming as commercialized as the dreaded V-day in February, heheh =)

  2. My mom loves tsai tsin. Shit. No mother's day present from me to her. :(

  3. finally :) it was nice catching up with you last Saturday

  4. OMG, I thought that was the real Rob Stewart!

  5. to Sean:
    Ah well, it is definitely becoming more n more commercialized, but at it's core, it's a wonderful celebration. :)
    (I know my mum should be feted for having put up with my emo grumpy teen years. lol)

    to Michelle Chin:
    Why no present??
    (So notti lah u... :P)

    to thule aka leo:
    Yeah, definitely the feeling is mutual! Hopefully the next round wont be so far off tho. :)

    to Jason:
    I know, right? (Amazing!)
    I am very curious what he will look/sound like in person tho... :)

  6. Love it! this Mother's day buffet looks like another great reason for US to eat! LOL

  7. to Ciki:
    Wellllllll.... we can't let mummy dearest eat all by herself, right? :P

  8. awww to bad I had to work that day, else could have catch up with you guys :(

  9. Wow. Looks like you've been busy there J. So jealous you got to try the Michelle Rolland's wines with what looks like awesome food.



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