17 Jun 2012

Armada High Tea Buffet @ Armada Hotel PJ – RM50++

My first visit to Armada Hotel for the Valentine Day’s buffet at Armada Hotel earlier in February left a very good impression on me. Prices are considerably reasonable and in tandem with the variety and quantity of food.
The Executive Chef in charge; Chef Chew Teik Chye, whose Hainanese roots has inculcated him with the coveted skills and knowledge of whipping up authentic Hainanese cuisine had very happily asked us all to visit again to sample his Hainanese cooking. So here’s my review of his lip-smacking Hainanese Braised Lamb Chop and fragrant Hainanese Chicken Rice.

Utara Coffee House, Hotel Armada, PJ-010

Recently, I went for the weekend tea. At RM50++ it was such a steal as it became my late lunch, tea and early dinner!

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The variety was good with enough choices for both heavy mains and “tea-time” items. Chef’s signature Hainanese Chicken Rice is available as well; so take your pick of the roasted or poached fowl.

The cold appetisers sections together with the salad bar was satisfactory in terms of choices and taste and almost matching the array served during lunch or dinner buffets.

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This month, Utara Coffee House is having a Penang Food Paradise Buffet Dinner and some of the Penang hawker favourites such laksa, pasembor and ais kacang were featured during the high-tea as well. Though these were a far cry from original, it’s decent enough if you are suffering from major deprivation of Penang hawker fare.

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My favourite item was this Mexican inspired burrito, partly because it has avocado mash and it’s a pita wrap! :)

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Below: Stuff your pita with as much ingredients as you wish!

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Just like any other buffet; western, oriental and asian fare are available. Elements of Japanese such as chawanmushi, Italian such as pasta and of Indian such as roti pratha added colour and flavour to the medley of food at the spread.

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Some special Italian pastry cum pizza creation.

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Below: Cabonara, Bolognese and another of which I can’t remember...

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Match your chosen sauce with any of these pasta.

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The mini crabs stuffed with fish paste below is another signature of Utara Coffee House and I knew why after a bite. The stuffed paste was really tasty and springy.

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Here’s a cute set, almost too cute to be eaten. :)

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The grilled stingray was one of the best I have had; so fresh and sweet with lip-smacking chili paste.

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The mutton, chicken and fish curry didn’t disappoint either. So yes, that’s why the tea became my late lunch and early dinner. The mains are so good I had seconds. And to top that off I tried all the cakes too!

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More food; fried noodles, beef pies, lasagne, stir-fried vegetables and juicy fried chicken.

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Then it’s time for DESSERTS!

Freshly baked waffles.

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Last but not least, not forgetting the freshly cut fruits and another essential part of any buffet – ICE CREAMS!

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I reiterate; this was worth the price paid. So the next time you’re in the mood for some tete , do consider dropping in at Utara Coffee House at Armada Hotel!

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Utara Coffee House, Hotel Armada, PJ-019

For reservations, please call (03) 7954 6888 ext. 4557

Utara Coffee House, Hotel Armada, PJ-021

Hotel Armada Petaling Jaya
Website: www.armada.com.my
Tel: (03) 7954 6888

I have yet to try their breakfast buffet and I have heard feedback about how marvelous it is, especially so for the Egg Benedict and pancakes by Chef Chew. Good eggs benedict are elusive and are priced at RM20++ per serving at most cafes. The breakfast buffet here is priced at RM26++ and that includes the egg benedict! I think I might drop in on a weekend morning soon! Anyone interested to join me? :)

 

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17 Jun 2012

Sean says:

wah, the senior citizen price is appealing to me. i could bring my grandparents, my mom and my aunts here when they visit KL, since they’d all qualify for the RM33++ deal. and they all love ais kacang :d

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rebeccasaw Reply:

I agree Sean!
this place is perfect for your parents, prices are reasonable for what you get, and food’ s decent!

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17 Jun 2012

Cindy Tong says:

i reli wanna try this buffer spread..the desset look tempting..and the sting ray is it tat good?better than those in the hawker stall?

egg benedict for breakfast so attractive…

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rebeccasaw Reply:

Hello Ms traveler! :d
Yes it’s good – the stingray was awesome. Let’s hope it’s consistently good; day in day out. You know how buffets are like.
Another egg benedict fan? Come join me :)

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Cindy Tong Reply:

i will definitely try their sting ray…

im a big fan of egg…no matter how the egg is cook..i still love it…

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rebeccasaw Reply:

Ohhh… I love eggs too :d
I heard the eggs at TWG Pavilion is very good :) So far, no place has done a good egg benedict. I’m aiming to try TWG soon!

Cindy Tong Reply:

TWG??reli??it’s jus below my office…urmm does their egg benedict available all day long??u made me wanna go try tomorrow..

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18 Jun 2012

The Yum List says:

The burrito would make a lovely in between meal snack.

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rebeccasaw Reply:

At the rate I stuffed it, it became a full meal :P
I lvoe the combi of sour cream + avocadoes!!

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18 Jun 2012

puanbee says:

Datang tengok makanan , alangkah heaven kalau dapat makan semua ni sekarang ..

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rebeccasaw Reply:

Hahah I also hungry when i see food pics on other bloggers’ blog too!

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18 Jun 2012

Choi Yen says:

wow, I must spread as much as chocolate I can on my waffle!

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rebeccasaw Reply:

LOL! Alright, waffle fan yea? Maybe u can go the breakfast buffet, more pancakes and eggs and american breakfast spread!

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18 Jun 2012

Mariuca says:

Long time haven’t visited this hotel, def price looks good and spread is pretty awesome too, I love buffets btw! Thanks for the heads up dearie! :)

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rebeccasaw Reply:

Hey Mariuca!
No prbm! I’m waiting for their Ramadhan buffet, of which I’m sure gonna rock as well in terms of variety and price!

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