If you have been following my blog lately, you would notice that it is filled with Chinese New Year set menus offered by various restaurants to commemorate this once-a-year occasion. While some may like the exclusivity and the prim-and-proper feeling that are synonymous with a sit-down dinner, some might prefer to stuff themselves silly with an all-you-can-eat buffet. To cater to that group of people, Flavors Restaurant of Swiss Garden has prepared an array of Oriental Delicacies for the upcoming year of Rabbit (2011).
Flavors Restaurant dining environment
The whole restaurant was nicely decorated with lots of red lanterns and red fire crackers. Really festive!
What greeted me at the entrance was this lavish display of Yee Sang‘s ingredients, with a giant fan as a backdrop. Just looking at the variety of colours and the sheer assortment of toppings was enough to put me in the mood to ‘lou sang’. If you don’t know what Yee Sang and its ingredients mean yet, read about it here.
Ingredients of Yee Sang
Plate of Prosperity Jelly Fish Yee Sang
As usual, Yee Sang is meant to be tossed! And toss we did – the higher the better. Do all that while shouting words of prosperity.
Tossing of Yee Sang aka Lou Sang or Lou Hei
After the customary tossing of Yee Sang, one is then free to roam around the buffet spread and start feasting. The best part about buffet is that you don’t have to wait for dishes to come to you, you go to the dishes instead. And did I mention the multiple helpings you can have? Here are some of the selections from the spread:
Cheese platter – goes well with crackers
Assorted seafood on ice
Deep-fried Crabstick wrapped with seaweed
Hot and sour Sze Chuan soup – this was really moreish and nice!
Curry Salmon Head – Thick gravy and fragrant with coconut milk
Braised Dry Seafood with Oyster
Steamed Chicken with Ginger
Garlic Chili Prawn
Steam Fish with Black Fungus
Deep Fried Yam and Nian Gao – Not overly oily and nicely fried! Yum!
Passion Fruit Cake
Leng Chi Kang (Lotus Seed dessert) – Not overly sweet, my favourite dessert
The delightful buffet spread was the great work of Chef Ow, whose specialty includes the Deep Fried Nian Gao.
Linda and Chef Ow of Swiss Garden Hotel & Residences
Did you know the story of the fire crackers?
If buffet is what you’re looking for this Chinese New Year, drop by Flavors with an empty stomach.
Flavors Restaurant at Swiss Garden Hotel and Residences
1) Reunion Buffet Dinner (2nd of Feb) is priced at RM88++ / adult and RM48++ / child from 6.30-10.30pm
2) Chinese New Year Buffet Dinner (17th of Jan til 13th of Feb) is priced at RM68++ / adult and RM38++ / child from 6.30-10.30pm (inclusive of “Yee Sang”)
Yee Sang Prices:
Salmon Yee Sang – RM48++ / Half portion, RM78++ / 1 portion
Jelly Fish Yee Sang – RM38++ / half portion, RM58++ / 1 portion
Swiss Garden Hotel and Residences
117, Jalan Pudu,
55100 Kuala Lumpur,
Tel no: +603-2141 3333