Thursday, March 29, 2007
Time For A New Camera
Of late, my Canon Ixus 5000 has been giving me these kinda shots. On Tuesday afternoon, lunch time, I was actually at Sudu in KL Hilton, having the buffet lunch....and sms-ed Boolicious to say that I dont think I dare blog about it, lest people think I hang out in hotel buffets all the time. As I said, when it rains, it pours. Actually, I was buying my colleague lunch, and had every intention of trying the dim sum at CHYNNA after Lemongrass's write up recently. But as we walked past the Sudu buffet, my colleague was looking at it so longingly, and I asked him, "you SURE you can eat buffet at lunch time ah?"... and he replied in the affirmative, although politely saying, "but dim sum is okay too".
"Oh what the heck!" I thought, I was intending to go for Body Combat in the evening anyway. You'll have to rely on your imagination to picture my buffet spread. I did sneak a few pictures, (it seems even harder to take pics when its lunch time and the place is swarmed by very important looking corporate bumiputras....incidentally, in that short span of time, while walking from Sudu to the lift, we saw Mokhzani Mahathir and Tony Fernandez) but the camera was on the blink, so it was destined that I cannot play the devil and put forth temptation. Nevertheless, if a picture is worth a thousand words, then let me barter with you a thousand words.
Ya, how it works is, you have a choice of 88++, 98++ or 108++ for the lunch buffet, whereby the price difference is for your mains. I opted obviously for 88++, and had the grilled salmon, but more about that later.
Nahh, its too much work to produce a long write up with no pictures. No syiok. To cut a long story short, buffet starters got sashimi (even yellow tail), small sweet oysters, (I hate those monstrous one), steamed prawns, crabs, scallops, mussels, cornucopia of salads, cheeses (AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH, I FORGOT TO HAVE THE CHEEESE!!! SLAP FOREHEAD), steam boat, (with nice plump juicy scallops), naan, tandoori, etc etc...actually, it's way too much for lunch. I just stuck to the high ticket (and high cholestrol) items, like sashimi, prawns, scallops. Boolicious was right, the standard is up there with Lemon Garden, if not better.
The grilled salmon was VERY well done. Crispy skin, and moist flesh. How did they manage that!!! I suspect musta fried the skin first. The desserts, well, nothing much to really rave about, except the presumably home made ice cream. Very good. The cakes, well, I only had morsels of each, more as market research, (hear ye hear ye), and homework. No, I didnt take a big slice and waste.... I cut it up right there at the buffet table. Obviously, a lot of ppl do prefer smaller helpings, coz the smaller pieces that I left there (I generally halved all the existing portions) got snapped up rather quickly. Any of you guys running a hotel, please advise your staff to cut dessert portions smaller. Do not waste.
Okay, so, guys, what cameras yall using ah? Rasa Malaysia's one is out of my league. Lemongrass, Masak Masak and WMW? (she's in spain, pah)..???? Hallo?