Hello Everyone!! How’s your week so far?
Ever since I was told about the Seafood Buffet at Harbour Cafe @Traders Hotel Puteri Harbour, I knew I must go and eat. Last Friday, we had an impromptu gathering while feasting on the scrumptious seafood buffet~!!
*Disclaimer: The following pictures are going to make you salivating and craving for seafood. The author shall not be held responsible for the drool on your keyboard.
As we walked in the cafe, it was this long and fresh salad bar lined up nicely on the ice cubes. There are plenty of seats, designed for a romantic duo or a large group of 20 pax (or more). A pretty nice place to consider if you would like to have a celebration to simply to charm someone special…
Plenty of choices for the vegetable lovers. From various lettuce to tomatoes and a wide selection of salad dressing, to this special wooden cheese board with an assortment of cheese~! The chef has put in a lot of thoughtfulness in taking care of every details…
Of course we did not stop at the salad bar, because we are about to meet my favourite…
Oh My~ Look at that~! A fresh sashimi bar with salmon, squid, prawn, octopus, unagi, scallop, tuna, mackerel… Some Japanese restaurants don’t even have this much variety… And the best part is…
IT’S FREE FLOW!!!
Meaning you can have as much as you want!
(Without worrying on emptying your pockets…)
The arrangement of the food is really beautiful~ In traditional Japanese cuisine, visual presentation plays a vital part of the dining experience as the taste of the food itself, so beauty is always an essential ingredient in any Japanese meal. The Japanese firmly believe that you eat with your eyes first. And that is why, Harbour Cafe has prepared beautiful plates and delicate saucers for the sushi and sashimi we take.
And there are several tiers of maki (variety of sushi rolls wrapped in nori seaweed)~
Next to it, is a tray of cold soba and fried shishamo (fish with eggs) and fried soft shell crabs…
Until here, the sushi and sashimi already worth the price. But let me tell you, it is not even half of the seafood buffet~!
It really made me feel like I was standing in front of the seafood stall in the wet market (minus the fishy smell and wet floor). I was totally blown away by the wonderful presentation and fresh seafood selection.
Presentation is truly an art form and great attention is paid to everything.
There are scallops, mussels, prawns, fishes, crabs, crayfish…
So, right now you might be wondering… what’s with the fresh seafood?
How do I eat them?
Here, you just select the seafood that you want, and how you want it to be cooked, our friendly chefs will cook it according to your likings!!
LIVE COOKING STATION
It is not just another all-you-can-eat buffet. It provides fresh and live cooking!! (Handsome chefs are bonus~)
There are all types of sauces and whether you want it to be grilled or pan fried… The happy chefs can cook it right in front of you!
And AHA~ Our chilli crab~
It tasted so good~
And wanna know the one most important secret to make a seafood taste heavenly?
IT MUST BE FRESH!
I know… It looks like part of the decoration. But it’s REAL!
4 types of soups to choose from depends on individual palate. And the best one?
Lotus and Peanuts Soup
Chef Alan was showing us around and talking about all the stories behind this fantastic feast.
At this warm little corner, we saw a tray full of roasted goodness.
Roasted vegetable, roasted rib-eye and baked potatoes…
NOODLES & DIM SUM STATION
Although it’s a seafood buffet, Harbour Cafe has so lovingly prepared a noodle station that serves a variety of noodles with clear soup or curry laksa soup!! You know… Chinese always has a stomach for noodles! (I know my daddy would appreciate that.)
And Dim Sum!
Steaming hot dumplings, baos and glutinous chicken rice wrapped in a lotus leaves… Isn’t it divine?
Talking about divine…
Probably the biggest dessert
station island I have ever seen in a buffet. If you are a dessert lover, I suggest you start eating from the dessert section to prevent yourself from regretting not able to finish sampling all desserts…
As you can see from the pictures… There were fruit tarts, mini creme brulee, macarons, assorted cakes, chocolate mousse, jellies, tiramisu… etc… And of course, an ice cream station with more than 10 flavours and multiple condiments! (But I was too busy eating and forgot to take pictures of it~)
The highlight of the dessert island is definitely this DUO chocolate fondue.
There were of course more things which I couldn’t finish cover in this post and I wish I can tell you how awesome this buffet is… but you just have to come and see & taste it for yourself!
At the end of the buffet, we were so honoured to have a chit-chatting session with Chef Neow Kok Meng, the talented hands behind the perfectly prepared seafood menu~ He shared with us about way to cook a perfect multi-layered pancake and how to properly poach an egg… When we asked more questions, he started telling us stories of his life in a kitchen, serving super VVIPs at midnight, and amazing experiences when he cooked for one thousand guests in Dubai… From the way he speaks about his profession, I can see the passion and dreams in his eyes… How charming and encouraging to all of us, the dreams chasers 🙂
We all had an amazing night, every part of the meal is so beautifully created that nothing is accidental as every choice is made with the intention of enhancing the dining experience.
GOOD NEWS IS:
IT IS AVAILABLE EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT!!
Bad news is, today is only Wednesday! You have to wait for another 2 days~
So make sure you call +607 560 8888 to make reservation to avoid disappointment!!
Or you can also visit Traders Hotel Puteri Harbour facebook page for more information.
YOUR FRIDAYS WILL NEVER BE THE SAME!
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Till next time…
XOXO Eryn ❤