Today, DH and I got treated to the high tea buffet in Prince Hotel and Residence in Jalan Conlay, Kuala Lumpur by some friends who are visiting KL. OnlyGirl and RoundBoy were with us, as well.
The best part of the high tea? The chocolate fountain, without a doubt! Skewers of strawberries, marshmallows and mixed fruits were placed strategically right beside the fountain of chocolatey goodness. There were also cut up pieces of cake and some cream puffs, for your dipping pleasure. OnlyGirl and I helped ourselves to some strawberries with chocolate before anything else. I told my friend that life’s too short, that’s why we started with the dessert first ;) Mmm-mmm-good!!!
The ice cream bar is to-die-for: 5 different flavours of ice cream, 5 different types of sauce, plus an assortment of toppings: strawberry, lychee, toasted almonds, M&M’s, jellybeans, cookies, white and dark chocolate chips, chocolate rice, wafers, among a few. When OnlyGirl saw the ice cream bar, she immediately blurted out, “Oh. My. God. I think I’m going to faint!” I couldn’t have said it better myself!
The dessert spread was generous and serving dishes were frequently refilled, as is befitting a high tea buffet, and it’s the first thing that will greet you upon entering the Eccucino Brasserie. The Oreo cheesecake is worth mentioning, as is the carrot cake (if you like carrot cakes with a strong cinnamon undertone). They also had chocolate cake, an assortment of other sliced cakes, chocolate pudding with vanilla sauce, mousses and jellies arranged artistically with slices of fruit and bits of chocolate inside tiny glasses, as well as fresh fruit, some local sweets (kuih) and sweet corn porridge (bubur jagung).
If you’re not much of a sweet tooth, fear not, as high tea buffets in Malaysia are almost as good or even just as good as lunch or dinner buffets. There was a huge selection of meat dishes (roasted chicken, beef medallion, lamb korma), seafood dishes (grilled giant prawns, squid with tumeric), rice dishes, vegetable dishes, salads, as well as some pizza, sushi, chicken siew pau and sio mai. I dare say that high tea is even better than lunch or dinner because the dessert spread offers a lot more selections! Plus, you have more time to enjoy your meal, as high tea is from 12 noon to 4 pm on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. You can, therefore, take your own sweet time enjoying the delectable dishes while talking with your business partner about your next investment, or murmur sweet nothings with your significant other, or simply to indulge yourself in all things scrumptious and fattening divine.
Normal price is RM55++ (i.e. subject to 10% sales tax and 5% service charge) per person.