First thing first, this is my first restaurant review, officially. So, it is quite awkward and incomplete. Please be kind to me because I am trying hard to make this review readable, thank you. ❤
The Weekend Brunch, Mandarin Palace @ The Federal Kuala Lumpur
Level 2, 35, Bukit Bintang Street, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Saturday and Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
RM 78 nett (adult) & RM 39 nett (children/senior citizen)
SPECIALTY: A variety of Chinese cuisines
Tel: +603 2148 9166
According to The Federal Kuala Lumpur’s website,
“Mandarin Palace restaurant reopened for business on 16 January 2017 with an entire new exciting menu ranging from Cantonese to Hunanese and Szechuan cuisines on ala carte menu. Private dining rooms are also available, ideal for special family occasion or corporate function. Listed as one of Malaysia’s Most Beautiful Restaurants in Flavours Magazine May-June 2007 – Malaysia Edition. With great food served in the grandeur of imperial court setting and warm hospitality, Mandarin Palace is looking forward to welcoming you and family, friends and colleagues.”
The Federal Kuala Lumpur has been around since Malaysia’s independence and the restaurant was established on 28th August 1957. As it is now one of Malaysia’s oldest still-standing restaurant, it has won numerous awards and I was told that a few movies were shot there.
Wait, before that, to my Muslim readers, you don’t have to worry; this restaurant is pork-free. I mean, I’m a hijabi and obviously am a Muslim. Even though I’m a bit in the crazy department, I don’t do ruining my religion’s reputation.
A few months back (yeah, I’m that lazy), I went to my first food testing/review event(?) and boy, I was a wrecking nerve, thus I drag Nody along.
My first impression was… Imagine me, in awe, jaw hanging kind of awe. Forget that, don’t imagine it, you’ll feel nauseous even before reaching the end of this post.
Grandeur decorations. Imperial palace looking?
Reds and golds.
The statues, carvings, paintings.
Ouh, don’t forget about the dragons! If those dragons were alive, I will have a forest of dragons. On the ceiling, carved on the woods are 1188 auspicious dragons. All in its glory details. As a supposed-to-be interior designer, the interior of the restaurant gave me infinite pleasure by studying those details.
On to the most important part, the food. As I am reviewing the Weekend Brunch Buffet, I’m not really sure about the other menu. So yeah, don’t sue me.
The Weekend Brunch buffet consists of a variety of Chinese foods; which I love. An all-you-can-eat Chinese cuisines on the weekend? Heck, yeah! The prices are reasonable as it is located in a 4-star hotel. Being served with over than 60 Chinese delicacies; you’re in for a scrumptious brunch, or even lunch for that matter.
No words needed, enjoy these photos of heavenly traditional tasting foods.
Dumplings and steamed food
Heavy food (?)
That is all for this post, there are more foods, but I can’t seem to find out where the photos are. I hope you’ll keep reading my childish reviews~ One thing for sure, I did enjoy the buffet, it was light yet heavy kind of eatery? What? Let’s just end it here.
P.S. I met a few fellow (pffft, they’re way more professional than me. They even have name cards, which I don’t. Saddly.) bloggers and vloggers. Most of them came with this advance technologies whereas I only brought my adorable, ancient iPhone 4s. Oh well, the photos are okay, right? Sesshh, getting off topic again. I met this one particular couple from New Zealand and we hit it off, on the spot! A big shout out to Sheena and Thomas from Chasing A Plate for guiding me and making the whole food review thingy exciting! Also, a big thank you for Yazid whom I met during SEA Games for inviting me into this brand new world!