Thursday, 12 January 2012

Checkers Café @ Dorsett Regency Kuala Lumpur, KL

Checkers Café @ Dorsett Regency Kuala Lumpur

2012 is the Year of the Dragon, the mightiest of signs in the Chinese zodiac. The Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year,occurs every year on the new moon of the first lunar month, about four to eight weeks before spring. This year, the Lunar New Year celebrations falls on 23 Jan 2012 and to usher in the suspicious Year of the Dragon by Dorsett Regency Kuala Lumpur and they have come up with a series of feasting and staying options for the occasion.

Ensure a prosperous beginning to the Lunar New Year with auspicious Chinese delicacies at Checkers Cafe, Dorsett Regency Kuala Lumpur. Chinese New Year food is all about auspicious overtones; denoting prosperity, good luck, fortune and health. Savour delicious dishes such as Hong Kong Baked Rice, XO Sauce Fried Rice, Prawn dumplings, Yam Cake, Stuffed Beancurd and Vegetables, Crab Stick Rolls and seafood on ice. For those with a sweet tooth, remember to sample the Tiramisu, Orange Brulee Tarts, and Golden Sesame Seed Balls with lotus paste.
Checkers Café is an all-day dining restaurant with a seating capacity for 150 persons. Most people are familiar with their excellent buffet spreads, which change monthly so there is always something new to sample. They also maintain their signature buffet items: the sushi bar for sashimi and maki lovers, the noodle station for the local palate, their soup of the day, and a choice of cheesecake and chocolate fondue for dessert! For dinner, they promise a glorious selection of seafood, especially the freshest oysters.

Checkers Cafe is the perfect venue for a hassle-free reunion dinner on Lunar New Year's eve. Feast on luscious dishes such as Yee Sang, Braised Sea Cucumber with Mushroom and Dried Scallops, Pan-fried Cod Fillet with Cod Caviar, Steamed Sea bass, Golden Roasted Chicken, Deep-fried Praws with Oats, Stir-fried Dried Oyster with "fatt choy" (black moss), Chinese New Year cookies and glutinous rice ball.

Today, the chef is showcasing his highlighted Chinese New Year dishes from the buffet bar.
Prosperity Splash  RM18++ 
Mix and match from Pineapple, Lemon, Dragon Fruits, Tangerine fresh juice. The drinks was special created by the team. Glad to say that the drink was very refreshing and I hope I can get another one of its. I am sure that you will be splashed with prosperity and fortune after drinking this fruit juice which contained in a big whole "Ong Lai".
Check out Checkers Cafe's fabulous spread of New Year specialties specially put together by their team of talented chefs for an unforgettable Lunar New Year celebration together with family and friends. Below this are the signature dishes where will be a part of CNY buffet items.
Salmon Yee Sang (With Crispy Salmon Skin)
Colourful ingredients in the plate, the Yee Sang becomes more tempted by putting in fresh salmon slices and crispy salmon fish skin. I bet many people will still love to have this kind of traditional styled Yee Sang, despite many creative new style Yee Sang are in the market now. You know why? Most of the Chinese like to have "fish" on their dining table during new year to denote the year ahead will be more than contented.
Tossing it in the air!

Pan-Fried Lamb Rack with Chef Special Sauce

This is one of the signature dish from the chef.  We were told that the lamb was marinated overnight,  so you would not get irritated by the smell of mutton. It tastes like "Char Siew", with not excessive sweetness. The lamb rack was pan-fried just right, not overcooked and the meat is unexpectedly tender.
Braised Shark's Fin with Assorted Seafood
A luxurious soup which is preferred by most of the Chinese during Chinese New Year,  comprised with shark's fin, dried scallop, and sea cucumber.
Steamed Chicken with Herbs
Recent years, most of the people tends to have a healthy lifestyle  and choose to have steamed chicken instead of roasted or fried chicken. Checkers Cafe serves the steamed chicken too, with additional herbs. The chicken is smooth, and full with the fragrance of herbs.
Deep Fried Cod Fish with Superior Soya Sauce
A very big portion of cod fish, which had been deep-fried and cooked with superior soy sauce. The deep-fried method is allowing the cod fish coated with crispy and crunchy,  while still retain the moist texture of the fish inside.
Deep Fried Prawns with Seafood sauce
Big prawns are always popular on the dining table during Chinese New Year. It is not exceptional in Checkers Cafe too. The prawns were cooked using seafood sauce, which give you double shoot of the seafood flavour. I am not so demanding on the prawn, as long as it's not overcooked and retains the springy texture,  and this deep-fried prawns were just right and suit my appetite.
Braised Fish Maw, Sea Cucumber, Dried Oyster
and Black Mushroom with seasonal vegetable
I noticed that broccoli is also one of the favourite green on New Year dining table too. In Checkers Cafe, it is served with sea treasures and black mushroom. I especially like the sea cucumber, which is very fresh and springy, feels like wanna have a dance with it. lol.
Fried Rice with Ginger and Salted Egg
Double eggs in this fried rice-chicken egg and salted egg.
Steamed Nian Gao and Sesame Glutinous Rice Ball
Nian Gao seems to be a compulsory food during Chinese New Year,  a blessing to children to grow taller and healthier,  to people who work to get promoting.
Sweetened Red Bean Paste
I am not a sweet tooth,  but the sweetened red bean paste and the sesame seeds ball are really impressed. The red bean paste was grinded by the chef himself until smooth in texture. The golden sesame seed balls are great too, very chewy and not too sweet.
Golden Sesame Seed Balls with Red Bean Paste
Chef Lai Chan Meng - Chinese Cuisine Chef
The indulgence was preparing by Executive Chef KK Yau and his team. They will "wok up"an array of enticing Chinese New Year as well as international fare to tantalize your tastes buds throughout the Lunar New Year. 
The Lunar New Year reunion dinne prices at RM108++ per adult is available on 22 Jan 2012.

While, the buffet lunch priced at RM75++ per adult is available from 23 to 31 Jan (brunch on 23 & 24 Jan) and from 2 to 5 Feb 2012, dinner priced at RM85++ per adult is available from 23 Jan to 6 Feb 2012. 

Children (4-12 years old) and senior citizens will always enjoy 50% discount on their buffet price, regardless of festive celebration or crowd. For reservations, call Checkers Cafe @ Dorsett Regency Kuala Lumpur at +603-2716-1000 (Ext 188) or log on to or Online Reservation.

Besides that, for a rousing start to the Chinese New Year celebration, there will be a lion dance performance on 26 January 2012 at 9.30am at Dorsett Rengency Kuala Lumpur's Main lobby.

Good news : 38% discount will be apply to all my loyal blog readers (when making table reservation, kindly quoted my blog name to enjoy this privilege or Online Reservation)

Address : Checkers Cafe @ Dorsett Regency Kuala Lumpur
172 , Jalan Imbi, 
55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
GPS : N03 08.832'  E101 42.943'

Business Hour : 6am - 1am daily
Buffet Breakfast: 6.00am - 10.30am daily
Buffet Lunch: 12.00noon - 2.30pm (Monday - Friday)
Buffet Dinner: 7.00pm - 10.30pm (Monday - Sunday)
Buffet High Tea : 12.00noon - 4.00pm (Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays)

Website : Checkers Cafe
Tel : 03-27161000 ext 188

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  1. wow you're so efficient >< btw i love their cod fish!

    Latest: CNY Is Less Than 10 Days Away!

  2. @fish On my side, i do love their lamb rack.. super yummy...

  3. I start to miss the lamb rack too!

  4. buffet cny menu? interesting:D

  5. @ken Same here.. Kindly enjoy the one..

    @missyblurkit Yup.. correct.. buffet spread CNY items.. All dishes name sound prosperity...

  6. wow, the lamb rack look tempting!

  7. @choiyen Ya.. absolutely... Like a BBQ lamb.. taste so good!

  8. Yummmmm....making me hungry now

  9. @smallkucing fast grab your dinner now..