Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Weekend Buffet @ Rama V, KL

Almost like a mini holiday :)...

This was an invited review, so 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...

What have I not said about Rama V already (in my previous posts)?

Hopefully I don't sound repetitive... but truly, I love the ambience there - it's so wonderfully resort-like, nestled in a low key, charming bungalow on Jalan U-Thant (off Jalan Tun Razak).
(You can almost feel like you are on a holiday, without having to get on a plane):
The main dining area in Rama V....

Recently, I went there to try out a new promotion - the Rama V Weekend A la carte buffet.

"A Rama V Weekend A la carte buffet? What's that?", you ask.

It means that you get free flow of wine/ beer (or non-alcoholic Fruit Punch/ Soft drinks, if you don't want alcohol, for whatever reason), and you get to order endless rounds of freshly cooked food. :)
(The explanation on the menu that day was a bit confusing but basically, they only try to limit how much you order each round to help make sure that you don't end up accidentally wasting any food...)
Red or white wine, or Tiger beer? - up to you....

We had a lot to eat that day (and we didn't even make a dent in the menu - there's so much choice!)... so I'll keep each description short and sweet.

APPETIZERS:

- Pik Kai Tod – Chicken Wing stuffed with Minced chicken and Mushroom
Great with beer....

Delicious... Crispy yet moist - a nice way to start the meal.

- Chor Ladda – flower dumpling stuffed with minced chicken and peanuts
ALMOST too pretty to eat....

Their famous, beautiful starter that is a nice combination of sticky, moist, sweet and savoury.

- Poe Tak - Seafood soup flavoured with Thai herbs
Generous portions....

Loved this soup - it was everything I enjoy in a Thai soup, fragrant with spices, salty, sour, spicy, and with lots of juicy, fresh seafood.

MAINS:

- Gaeng Ped Pol Linchee – Roasted Duck Curry with Lychee
Quack quack....

I really enjoyed this mildly spicy curry that has moisty slices of roast duck, accentuated by the sweet tenderness of the lychee - goes so well with rice.

- Asparagus, fried with garlic
Vegetables are good for your health....

A simple dish but it complements the meal well. :)

- Nuer Pad Prik Thai Orn – Sauteed Beef with Young Pepper, Chili & Oyster Sauce

Yummy! The slices of beef were really tender and the sauce was nice - a nice balance of savoury and slightly sweet.

- Pad Thai Kung Reu Kai – Thai Fried Rice Noodles with Shrimp or Chicken
Looking up at Rama V....


A Thai classic for the carb addicts.

DESSERT:

- Red rubies
OM NOM NOM NOM....

My favourite Thai dessert... and the one at Rama V is really good - big enough chunks of water chestnut wrapped in bouncey jelly,.. so refreshing in the icey "soup".

- Mango sticky rice
There's always space for dessert :D....

Another of my faves at Rama V - perfectly ripe mango slices matched so well with the sticky sweet rice.

What a lunch! :D
(They did a good job with the choice of wines - easy to drink and it went well with all the dishes... I liked the white wine better tho)

Price-wise, I think it's one of the best deals in town:
(Better book, to avoid disappointment)
- RM 68.90++ (adults)
- RM 34.45++ (kids under 10 years old)

(12noon - 3pm on Saturdays & Sundays, with last order of food at 2.30pm and last order of wines/beer at 2.45pm)


After our wonderfully long, looooong lunch, we went to check out the new addition upstairs - a new function room, this fully AV equipped meeting room, now available for rental.
(Can seat up to 70 pax, depending on the type of function - more if its a theater style meeting, less if its an annual dinner or board room time meeting)
(Oh, and it even has an en suite bathroom - so convenient!)
Part of the function room....



PS/
Thanks to the gorgeous Ciki for extending the invite and of course, to the ever so charming Andre Shum and Danny Jee of Rama V for being such good hosts.
(Also to all the bloggers+friends who was there that day - *HUGS* You make a good meal even better with your company...)


So, it's: Affordable price (considering it's an a la carte buffet with free flow wine), beautiful resort-like ambience, delicious Thai food BUT nothing bad to say really, if you like Thai food, you'll LOVE Rama V....


Summary Information:
Weekend Buffet @ Rama V, KL

Opening Hours: (For this buffet) Saturday & Sunday 12 noon -3 pm
Phone: 603-2143 2428
Address: 5, Jalan U-Thant, Kuala Lumpur

NO PORK SERVED



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11 comments:

Michelle Chin said...

The buffet looks really nice. I should tell my mom about this place cos she loves thai food!

London Removals said...

I must confess that I am a chocoholic too, seems to me that this is a kind of sweet sickness!

missyblurkit said...

oh yummssss...though i am not much of a buffet person, this is a good buffet spread that i would love to check out.

J said...

To Michelle: Hope ur mum likes it :) It's a nice lazy weekend lunch - nice ambience, good food and wine.

To london removals: *high five* :)

To Missyblurkit: me too! Nowadays I don't like buffets (cos I can't eat so much n it all goes to my waistline) but really enjoyed this meal :) Hope that u do too

Quay Po Cooks said...

It has be ages since I have been back to Rama V. The food still look as good as I could remember:D

J said...

To Quay Poh cooks: ...this buffet is a great way to sample most of their famous dishes. Hope u enjoy it :)

Anonymous said...

Hello can I reference some of the material here in this entry if I reference you with a link back to your site?

CUMI & CIKI said...

Yummeh!! and ur welcome! hehe

J said...

to Anonymous:
Sure... No probs. Link away. :)

to the gorgeous Ciki:
*muaks* :)

Anonymous said...

Lofty bye, considerate friend :)

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