Mother’s Day Buffet at Atrium Cafe – Sunway Pyramid Tower Hotel

Atrium Cafe at Pyramid Tower Hotel – part of the Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa development celebrates Mother’s Day with a serenading touch.

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Yes! It’s Rod Stewart!!

Rob Caudill all the way from Las Vegas, USA, the dead-on Rod Stewart impersonator (yikes, did I hear sighs of disappointment??) who has performed with famous legends in concerts for >10 years, will perform live at the restaurant’s Mother’s Day Hi-Tea Buffet showcase on Sunday, 8th May 2011.

With that much exposure as his credentials, I’m sure his performance on May 8th will be splendid. Pamper Mum on this special day with excellent cuisine & much love here at Atrium Cafe highlighting the best of Asian-heritage dishes accented with exotic flavours of Malaysian, Chinese, Indian, Indonesian, Japanese & other specialities.

Yes yes, I’m sure you’ve read my previous review on their marvellous desserts & bread & butter pudding. That was for their Easter buffet.

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This week I’m gorging on their preview buffet for Mother’s Day. And I had more bread & butter pudding. And of course, a lot more desserts! 😉

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Initially I thought I would be eating more or less of the same dishes as last week, but was pleasantly surprised that that wasn’t the case. If anything, this week was even better with the presence of salted egg yolk fish fillet (it’s so good!) which was expertly fried with just the right amount of salted egg coating, roast duck with plum sauce & glorious, glorioussssss strawberries with fresh cream & chocolate sauce.

The delicious salted egg yolk fish fillets.

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Roast Duck with Plum Sauce.

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Glorious strawberries with fresh cream & chocolate sauce.

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For the 2nd time, I’m iterating my Top 5 reasons to dine here at the Atrium, and throwing in 2 additional reasons – Service & Ambiance – this week.

1. Buffet hours are from 12-4pm, whereas most afternoon buffets are only from 12-2.30pm. It’s totally worth your dough. Breakfast, lunch & tea (even dinner if you eat that much!) all kau-tim (covered) for RM55++. (please note that for 8th May 2011, the price is RM98++)

2, Food is good at that price, not only for quantity, but quality as well. There was 2 huge mass of roast rack of beef this round, and we told the chef not to stop slicing til perhaps the 20th slice. LOL.

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Don’t stop, keep those slices coming onto my plate please…

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Douse them slices with hearty gravy. To be honest I’m not much of a beef fan but this was worth a special mention out of all from the buffet spread.

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For RM55++,(RM98++ for 8th May 2011) there were thick cuts of cheese & even smoked salmon! Yay!

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The smoked salmon that I couldn’t get enough of.

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Expensive olives & more cheese with smoky grilled tomatoes.

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3. Food was consistently and very quickly replenished. I can’t emphasize on this enough. I hate waiting & having to stalk the buffet table again & again during my meal for what I want.

4. Creative dishes. We had Smoked seabass & a Lok-Lok station last week, as well as funky mid eastern desserts like Um Ali – Arabic bread & cream with toasted nuts & Kanafe Konafa which was sweet shredded pastry with cheese from the Mediterranean regions. This week it wasn’t that much on the creativity side but I find better selections for the mains.

Prawns in creamy spicy curry.

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My favourite – the lamb cutlets!

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I love anything with cashew nuts, especially chicken, but prawns will do just as well!

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I love ribs too, but these were a bit tough and chewy. 🙁

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We’ve got Chinese

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..Indian.. (I forgot to snap a shot of the chicken tikka, which was tender & utterly yummy)…

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western……..

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Mid Eastern ……….

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….Malay….Heck, I couldn’t fit each & every dish in one post. But do check out last week’s review; & you’ll have an idea of the variety the marvellous chefs here are capable of churning out.

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Sinful carbs. Roasted potatoes, my favourites again!

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5. DESSERTS. I can’t emphasize enough on how good the desserts here are;  for buffet standards.

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6. SERVICE was very attentive & there were plenty of staff on the floor to clear my plates and refill my drinks. The staff at the buffet line were helpful as well & was always seen with a smile on their faces. Even the chefs were seen walking around the buffet area & monitoring the food/situation.

7. Atmosphere. High ceilings, spacious seating arrangements & the relaxed pace of the buffet puts me at ease. We (the other bloggers & I) enjoyed ourselves talking, joking & gorging ourselves silly from the spread. Due to the vast area of the Atrium Cafe, noise level was low though there were a sizeable amount of patrons there that day.

And my Top 5 favourite sections/food from the buffet remained more or less the same.

1. Bread & Butter Pudding – much better compared to the Lemon Garden (Shangri-la) one that I had on the very same night. It was fabulous especially when doused with the vanilla sauce.

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2. The DESSERTS.  Enough said.

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3. The noodle station! Everyone agreed that it was superb so it’s certified “mesti makan/must eat” !  I’m happy to report that’s it was just as good last week. Consistency = PASS!

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4. The appetisers section. This week the sandwiches filled me up. I’m a hardcore bread lover, hence resistance was futile.

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Some of the other appetisers from the selections of 15 kinds or so.

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5. One of the main highlight was this roast rack of beef. I would have preferred it cooked rarer as it was a bit dry for me.

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Help yourself to the roasted potatoes with your beef.

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Where: Atrium Café & Lounge, Sunway Pyramid Tower Hotel
When: On Sunday, the 8th of May 2011 – Mother’s Day Celebration Buffet
Price: RM 98++ per pax.
Time: 12.00 – 4.00pm
Contact for Reservations: +60 3 7495 1888

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My Easter Buffet experience from last week HERE. Browse through & see how diversely different the spread can be. I certainly wouldn’t mind indulgent Saturdays like this every week! 😉

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