A WEEKEND OF FINE FEASTING
Mandarin Palace Chinese Restaurant 'Weekend Brunch Buffet' @ The Federal Kuala Lumpur
The Federal Hotel Kuala Lumpur's Mandarin Palace Chinese Restaurant is welcoming diners with their latest promotion of a sumptuous 'WEEKEND BRUNCH BUFFET' with an unbeatable value-for-money price of RM 78 nett (adult) and RM 39 nett (child/senior citizen). The exciting Weekend Brunch Buffet is available on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30am to 2:30pm with 8 rotating menus.
Diners can choose from 60 varieties of Chinese cuisine including over 30 scrumptious dim sum delights to satisfy your cravings. Discover the delectable spread of Weekend Brunch Buffet delicacies with your family and friends over mouth-watering dim sum delights to hot dishes, roast duck or chicken to the live cooking station of Wanton noodles, curry laksa, poached vegetables, porridge among others.
Diners can dine and soaked in a setting reminiscent of the grandeur of an imperial court at Mandarin Palace. I was in awe with the imperial setting of rich ambience and historical significance of the award-winning restaurant.
Step into this grand restaurant, you'll be met with tasteful red and gold furnishings and exotic ornaments surrounded by fine intricate Chinese wood craving on ceilings, wall panels and pillars entwined by glided auspicious Dragons, Phoenix, Lotus flower, legends as well as Goddesses and Chinese characters.
Adding to the grand imperial court feel is the ceiling, which features beautiful wood craved ceiling of 1188 auspicious dragons. The dining area is spacious, boasting of a grandeur exquisite design of golden dragon crafted on the red coloured pillars, adorns by fine oriental paintings on the wall, paired with dazzling chandeliers.
Officially opened on 28 August 1957, the Mandarin Palace was one of the oldest Cantonese restaurants in the Klang Valley.
- Listed as one of Malaysia's most beautiful restaurants by Flavours Magazine in their May-June 2007, Malaysia Edition.
- Recipient of the Malaysia Tatler's Award for Malaysia Best Restaurant consecutively for 4 years from 2002 to 2005 & 1997.
- Recipient of the C.E.M Asia Award for Malaysia Best Restaurant Award in 1997.
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Apart from that, Mandarin Palace was the location for filming the blockbuster movie, The 7th Dawn directed by Lewis Gilbert, starring famous American actor William Holden, Capucine, Susannah York, Michael Goodlife and Tetsura Tamba, released in 1964.
It was my second time stepping foot into Federal Kuala Lumpur after more than 4 decades. I was feeling nostalgic when stepping foot back to this memorable place after so many decades. Below is is an old photo taken at The Federal Kuala Lumpur at the Revolving Bintang Restaurant more than 45 years ago. I went looking for this old pic when I was about to write a blog post for the recent food tasting session
Can You Spot Me In This Old Black & White Photo?
The Present Day - Auntie Lilly's At Revolving Bintang Restaurant
Moving on, let's me take you on a gastronomical journey of the 'Weekend Brunch Buffet' promotion. First to capture anyone's attention is likely to be the freshly steamed Dim Sum buffet spread, which offers such delights of the followings....
Stuffed Chili, Taufo, Ladies Fingers & Eggplant With Fish Paste
Slice Radish Cake
Deep-Fried & Baked
MUST TRY ~ Deep Fried Beancurd Rolls
Deep Fried Yam Cake
Deep Fried Sesame Ball
Deep Fried Salad Prawn
Baked Egg Tarts
Meat lovers will be happy to know that there's a roasting stall offering roast duck and chicken, steamed chicken, 5 spiced soy chicken, duck. eggs and much more.
My Mini Platter Of Roast Duck, Chicken, Poached Chicken & Soy Eggs
On Display Their Daily Roasts
Do remember to check out their LIVE COOKING stations where you can find freshly made Chinese dumplings of wanton, 'Siu Kao', wanton noodles, curry laksa, porridge, rice noodle rolls and even poached seasonal vegetables.
Simple Plain Porridge With Lots Of Condiments
Hong Kong Cheong Fun
Over at the appetisers section, you will be delighted over an array of cold cut and salad offerings of many kinds.
Cold Cut & Salad
Chinese Cold Cuts
There are also signature dishes from the mains section including the following.....
Fried Chicken Szechuan Style
Prawns With Chinese Herbs
Steamed Fish With Soya Bean Paste
Braised Beancurd With Minced Meat
Mixed Vegetables - 'Loh Hong' Style
Fried Rice With Seafood
Fried Vermicelli Noodles With Shrimps & Minced Chicken
Do leave some space in your tummy for the dessert counter filled with colourful sweets with its selection of cakes, Malay kuih-muih, sweet soup, fresh fruits and more.
Sweet Ginseng Longan Soup
All-in-all, Mandarin Palace offers an exciting menu ranging from Cantonese to Hunanese and Szechuan cuisines, served in the grandeur setting with warm Malaysian hospitality. Located at level 2 of the Federal Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Mandarin Palace seems to be a popular venue for weddings, or private functions such as cocktail reception, birthday celebration, product launch or even corporate events.
The Mandarin Palace
The Federal Hotel Kuala Lumpur
35 Jalan Bukit Bintang