The Weekend Brunch, Mandarin Palace @ The Federal Kuala Lumpur

Hi hi~

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

Email: reservations@federal.com.my

https://www.facebook.com/TheFederalKL/

HISTORY:-

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.

REVIEW:-

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?

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1619The statues, carvings, paintings.

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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.

Appetizer Section

Dumplings and steamed food

Heavy food (?)

Deserts ❤

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.

Tata~


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!13 (2)

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HELO CAT CAFE & BOUTIQUE, PUTRAJAYA

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So, I’ve went there twice and was satisfied by it though there are some cons.

I accidentally stumbled across them when I got their brochure which was placed on my car’s front mirror(?). I was excited I tell you, excited!!!

I hurriedly Line my cousin and Kak Chika. Of course, they were ecstatic! Ame (my cousin) even went to Malaysia for it (not really :p).

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This cafe is located at Bazaar@8 in Presint 8, Putrajaya. It’s across the only Shell gas station in Putrajaya and is next to the Seri Wawasan Bridge.

The shop is facing the houses not the main road.

It’s on the 2nd floor and this is what you’ll see when you’re going up the stairs.

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You have to open your shoes before entering the shop and if possible, do not wear socks unless you want them to smell like cat pee.

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The posters in front of the main door.

 

Below is the seating positions. Sitting on the floor is the best since it’s cold and comfy (fluffy rugs ♥∪♥).

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Jajans and cheap drinks.

Below is the menu but this is the old version. When I went there the second time I forgot to take its picture. It didn’t change much. They just added a few new foods.

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Some of the wall arts inside and outside the cafe. Perfect for taking pictures  ❤

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So unlike cat cafes in Japan or Korea; the cats are kept inside a room. They are not allowed inside the eating area thus you can only play inside that room.

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There’s around 7 cats but 2 cats are being kept inside a cage since they’re freaking active.

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When I went there for the first time, we can see these 2 hidden cats but later we aren’t allowed to enter that personnel-only room.

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For the foods, they’re bearable. The chicken popcorn and mushroom soup was delicious. The Samyang kills but I don’t recommend the burger and fries.

They’re not grilled burger but steamed burger. Got no cheese. Only the liquid cheese thingy.

For the fries, they’re full of oils. I can’t stand oils so yeah…

It’s a self-service cafe thus you have to order and take the food yourself.

Ah the reason why they’re called boutique is because they sell some clothes and stuffs. I didn’t took pics of the products but I do have this picture below xD

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Their always-sold-out product. Hand socks xD

 I am very satisfied with the services. They waitresses are kind and the food arrived fast.

  • Cheap foods
  • Got adorable cats
  • Cold

Basically this cafe is a go-to-hang-out place.

Though I don’t recommend this to those who have cats allergies and can’t stand the smell of oil. Since the kitchen is in the same place as the eating area, the smell of oil is quite overwhelming.

This cafe have a huge con for a hang out place, though.

IT HAS NO WIFI

Other than that it’s all good. Do come~

Tata~