The One Malaysia Feast that’s available daily at The Mill, Grand Millennium Hotel’s trendy all-day dining restaurant offers a concentrated selection of really delicious & well prepared recipes versus quantity.
After chowing through numerous buffets lately with mind-boggling selections, I realized that while variety is good, Malaysian diners’ favourites remained at a few sections; mostly Japanese, roasted meats & then probably the section of Western cuisine. Italian (pasta & pizzas specifically) is another good bet. At the end of it all, delectable & gorgeous desserts rounded up the meal nicely.
And the best thing is? All of that was precisely what was offered at The Mill.
I walked in, and saw all my favourites – starting with the LAMB!!
Glistening, tender juicy slices of lamb got me salivating while I was busy clicking away with my camera. It tasted as good as it looks, and perfect with some mint jelly.
Then the Japanese section was my next target.
I piled on thick, succulent cuts of sashimi & helped myself to bouncy prawns, shells of scallops & freshly shucked oysters.
Butter fish!! Another favourite of mine.
These japanese squids are sweet & addictive.
Selection of freshly rolled makis & sushi..
All the Japanese condiments & pickles are available for an authentic Japanese fare experience!
For those who love their tempuras, there’s a whole platter of prawn & vegetables tempura ; all lightly battered & expertly fried without excessive grease.
Other cooked Jap fare includes thick slabs of pan fried salmon & teriyaki chicken.
Seafood on ice. We have the perennial favourites here- fresh oysters, scallops, prawns & mussels.
However, crabs are not as common & the ones here were bright & looked really fresh. I think for RM88++/pax, the spread here is worth the moolah. Furthermore, throughout the month of August, any Citibank credit card holders are entitled to the ‘Buy One Get One Free’ offer.
Remember your Greens!
Huge Parmesan Cheese wheel to blend your own Caesar.
Grilled corn on cob.
Next up: The grills: Always popular at buffets.
Smoky banana-leaf grilled otak-otak.
Fresh & chewy marinated squids.
These sausages were good! And so was the lamb chops!
** All marinated & hygienically wrapped prior to being grilled.
Tender, smoky grilled satays are not to be missed. Help yourself to at least one each of chicken & beef!
Dim sum. (The Mill is Pork-Free)
Chinese stir-fry – chickens & more crunchy greens/
Simple carbs but both were really tasty. I do love my fried rice & noodles, especially when it’s fried well; meaning when it’s not to greasy & is rightly seasoned.
Hotchpotch of deep fried rolls & dumplings.
Next, some traditional Malay favourites since it’s Ramadan month!
Love the medley of spicy/sweet/pungent/sour sambals at every buffets I have been to so far. The assortment here were all good (yes I did sample a teaspoon of each!).
Lemang – glutinous rice rolled & cooked in bamboo. Funnily though, there was no chicken or beef briyani.
Squid curry & Mussels dry chilli style.
Cabbage cooked in coconut milk.
Chicken rubbed in spices.
Beef fillet curry.
The noodles station.
And here’s the ubiquitous Indian cuisine station.
Some Indian version of briyani.
The dhals & chutneys.
Bacon in potato skins. Yummy!
Braised lamb shank with cheese polenta & fish fillet rolled in bacon. Tasted as good as it sounds!
Cold cuts of ham & raw greens.
Nasi Kerabu. I had some of course. I just couldn’t resist Nasi Kerabu or Nasi Ulam or Nasi Dagang!
Freshly baked Breads with a commendable selection of cheese; there were even port cheese & Edam as well on top of the usual Camembert, cheddar & blue cheese.
It’s finally DESSERTS time.
The usual ice cream with condiments.
And of course the chocolate fountain.
Cheese & Coconut Tart.
More cakes…all were good!
The usual – traditional Malay kuih. I had no complains about them either. Yup, overall I was pleased with my dinner that night & certainly would highly recommend this buffet to everyone! Like I said, it’s not so much about variety here (though I thought the spread was decent for its price, even more so if you’ve bought the Buy One Free One deal) but every dish was scrumptious, seafood was fresh & even the desserts was commendable.
Fresh fruits selection was limited but that didn’t matter to me.
The interior & ambiance shots.
Drinks. Syrup, soya bean & cincau.
One Malaysia Feast
1st to 31st August 2011
6.30pm to 10.30pm
Price: RM88++/pax – adult & RM44++ per child above 6 years old.
Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur
160 Jalan Bukit Bintang
55100 Kuala Lumpur
GPS : N 03 08.888′ E 101 42.697′
Contact : +603 2117-4163/4164
Email: [email protected]
NOTE: Throughout the month of August, any Citibank credit card holders are entitled to the ‘Buy One Get One Free’ offer.