I’ve stayed in Hotel Istana, but never dined in any of its in-house restaurant before.
That’s until I got the opportunity to dine at the hotel’s very own Taman Sari Brasserie.
Located at the heart of Kuala Lumpur, it’s a delightful dining area with landscaped gardens view and just next to the swimming pool. Stepping into this brasserie gives me a classy impression.
Known for its 5-star International Buffet, it’s served on any day – that includes public holidays too.
Taman Sari Brasserie has a wide range from local to international cuisines. Let’s have a look at some food on the buffet spread…
A typical seafood tray consisting of prawns, oysters, mussels and crab sticks. Oh wait, crab sticks? Should have been the real crab right? :P
The salad bar with a variety of salad condiments, dressings and sauces. They have different kinds of green leafy vegetables too – 7 types! Certainly a lovely feast for the salad lovers.
Other than that, there is a bread section. A few types of breads are available, served in individual baskets, and small butter packs come along with it.
Next up, the main courses.
On the left, the Chinese Style Fried Rice topped with ingredients such as corn and chilly slices. A simple yet nice blend and the aroma smells good.
Next is the Braised Mushroom and Pacific Crab with Seasonal Vegetable. I like the way this dish is prepared. For me, mixing the mushroom with some vegetable creates a certain texture and luscious taste.
Ahh, these 2 are definitely my favourite. Fried Chicken with Plum Sauce (on the left) and Steamed Fish with Soya Sauce.
Nicely fried and steamed, and gotta love the sauces. Tender and simply scrumptious!
The buffet has also an ice kacang counter with more than 10 different condiments and toppings. Of the many buffet ice kacang counters I’ve seen, this has got to be the one with the most selection.
For an Italian touch, the buffet also consists of some pastas. Just pick your choice, and a chef will cook it right away!
Originated from Arab, the Shawarma is a sandwich-like wrap of shaved grilled meat. This one in particular is chicken meat and it’s eaten with pita bread and some toppings.
This is the one I made myself.
Looks simple, but it tastes delicious – especially the shaved grilled chicken meat inside. :)
Oh yeah, not forgetting the tiny selection of Japanese sushi!
The choices are pretty limited, but it’s a typical Japanese sushi nonetheless.
Besides all that, one thing I definitely love about Taman Sari’s International Buffet is the…
Dessert spread! Look at the assortment of delectable desserts. Very well-presented, the dessert section definitely stands out from the rest.
Wait, that’s not all…
More desserts for the guests to feast.
Generous bowls and glasses of desserts – cakes, jellies, creamy stuff, you name it.
And even more desserts! Certainly a fantastic dessert heaven for everyone. I like!
I’ve only managed to eat some and boy, they taste delicious. I sure wish I had a bigger tummy to stuff them all in. ;)
It was quite a pleasurable dining experience. Well, as always – the buffet has many dishes to choose from. In fact, there are too many that only a handful got featured here.
Anyway, normally the buffet price is at RM96. But now, for just a limited time, there is a cheaper deal by everyday.com.my.
Taman Sari Brasserie
73, Jalan Raja Chulan,
50200 Kuala Lumpur
Business Hours: Everyday 1830-2230
GPS Coordinates: 3.1496, 101.7100
Tel: 03-21419988 ext 3667