Buffet Dinner At PJ Hilton

Posted by : foongpc | Monday, June 28, 2010 | Published in


I went through my photos recently and realized I had forgotten to blog about my buffet dinner at Paya Serai in PJ Hilton last year.

Normally I don't go for buffets nowadays unless I get 50% discount. Maybe I am getting older and realised I cannot eat as much as before so I actually prefer going for ala-carte meals.

Anyway, this dinner buffet only cost me about RM45 after the 50% discount so I guess it was worth it.

Oysters, mussels and squids - they were nice, although I am not too fond of squids!

Chicken satay with peanut sauce - love this! But of course still no match with Satay Kajang Haji Samuri. I also ate beef satay (not in the photo) and they were delicious!

Apple celery soup - This was surprisingly nice! I remember I went for second and third helpings!

OK, I honestly could not remember what these were, so maybe you want to help me figure it out? Haha.

OK, I think the one on the left is nasi kerabu and there's a popiah or spring roll at the top part. I really could not remember the rest!

Most of the kueh (desserts) were pretty average in taste. Nothing outstanding that is worth a mention.

However, I liked this pengat pisang dessert. Can you see the many chunks of bananas inside? Yummy!

I am ashamed to say this, but this was my first time eating this fruit called buah pulasan. Did you know which one I am referring to in the photo above?

Buah pulasan is the one that looks like rambutan, except that its hairs are thicker like soft bristles. The other smaller fruit is longan or mata kucing. This buah pulasan actually tasted quite similar to the rambutans, but its flesh is tougher and dryer unlike the rambutans which has a moist and softer flesh.

I went to this buffet with a group of friends. As usual, we were the firsts to arrive and the last to leave. Haha!

In a way, that was good as it allowed me to take some photos of the place without crowds of people blocking the view.

Not a bad place this, but unfortunately, I can't say the same for the food, which was average at best.

I actually went to PJ Hilton again for another round of buffet a few weeks back as I had another 50% discount. Sadly, I think the food was even worse than before.

Having eaten the buffet at Shangri-la Hotel's Lemon Garden Cafe, I felt all the others paled in comparison. So no more PJ Hilton's buffet for me, at least not for the next few months!


(87) Comments

  1. Monica said...

    I'm a big fan of raw oysters!! yum! yum!

    June 28, 2010 at 3:28 AM
  2. Monica said...

    huh? the food was worse than before? :D

    June 28, 2010 at 3:31 AM
  3. Tekkaus said...

    Wow...you forgot to blog about a buffet that you ate last year...must be yucky then. If not you wouldn't have forgotten. :p

    June 28, 2010 at 6:38 AM
  4. bluedreamer27 said...

    good morning foong... good morning Mon

    June 28, 2010 at 6:39 AM
  5. bluedreamer27 said...

    good morning too tekkaus..

    June 28, 2010 at 6:39 AM
  6. Tekkaus said...

    So if not 50% discount you won't be going lar? :p

    Yeah...all of us are old now bro. how old are you? :p

    June 28, 2010 at 6:40 AM
  7. Tekkaus said...

    RM45? Hmm....I guess is relatively cheap lar bro. :p

    June 28, 2010 at 6:40 AM
  8. Tekkaus said...

    Wow...Oyster...I have yet to try oyster at such a huge proportion. Should try them. :p

    June 28, 2010 at 6:41 AM
  9. bluedreamer27 said...

    wahh you're realy such a rich kid foong.. dining in a five star hotel again.. woohoo

    June 28, 2010 at 6:41 AM
  10. Tekkaus said...

    How come they still wanna serve normal satay in a buffet? Beats me... :/They should have serve you guys more exquisite stuff.

    June 28, 2010 at 6:41 AM
  11. Tekkaus said...

    Apple celery juice? Yupe! I used to have them like weekly...but now no more time to do so. :)

    June 28, 2010 at 6:42 AM
  12. bluedreamer27 said...

    i have a bad experience in eating oyster...
    i was hospitalized at that time after eating it... poor me

    June 28, 2010 at 6:43 AM
  13. Tekkaus said...

    Haha :D You took so little nasi kerabu but the other ingredients you took so much. :p

    June 28, 2010 at 6:43 AM
  14. Tekkaus said...

    Pengat pisang looks nice. Hey...I have never treid pengat pisang. :p

    June 28, 2010 at 6:43 AM
  15. bluedreamer27 said...

    Chicken and peatnut??? hmm interesting.. never had a chance to taste that combination

    June 28, 2010 at 6:44 AM
  16. Tekkaus said...

    Yes, the ones on the left right? Pulasan...hmmm....I have never tried it before bro. Don't know why.. :p

    June 28, 2010 at 6:44 AM
  17. Tekkaus said...

    So in other words...buffet in PJ Hilton sucks lar. :p Ok I will take note. Next time when I go to KL no buffet at there. :p

    June 28, 2010 at 6:45 AM
  18. bluedreamer27 said...

    this is what i hate about five star resto... the foods are served in a very small amount LOL

    June 28, 2010 at 6:47 AM
  19. bluedreamer27 said...

    oh my the desserts are nothing but tempting... ohh la la

    June 28, 2010 at 6:51 AM
  20. bluedreamer27 said...

    oh hairless rambutan...

    my late granma used to cook rambutan...she makes Rambutan Jam and we used to spread it in our bread
    so yummy

    June 28, 2010 at 6:55 AM
  21. bluedreamer27 said...

    have a great day foong and happpy blogging

    June 28, 2010 at 6:55 AM
  22. Caroline said...

    Ehem! getting older?? tot just 17 this year?? =p

    June 28, 2010 at 8:14 AM
  23. Caroline said...

    uwaaa! love those foods!! especially the desserts! sobs i saw pengat pisang thr.

    June 28, 2010 at 8:15 AM
  24. Caroline said...

    errr.. i dnt really like buah pulasan. xD

    June 28, 2010 at 8:16 AM
  25. manglish said...

    hahahahah i need to go back liao i am starting to miss msian food

    June 28, 2010 at 8:21 AM
  26. lina said...

    ooooo I love oysters. Yumm yummm :D

    June 28, 2010 at 8:46 AM
  27. lina said...

    I only go for buffet if somebody else is footing the bill! :D

    So good lah you, always get to get at half price.

    June 28, 2010 at 8:46 AM
  28. lina said...

    Pity the food wasn't all that awesome. Otherwise, for sure you blogged about it last year oredi. ;)

    June 28, 2010 at 8:47 AM
  29. Shingo T said...

    RM45 is dirt cheap for dinner buffett at least by Singapore standard. And it's seafood they are serving.

    Place looks posh and the food yummy.

    Next time you go, put some of the food in a plastic bag, and send by FedEx to my address in Singapore, ok? =p

    June 28, 2010 at 9:34 AM
  30. xin said...

    I dont like pulasan..it tastes like tasteless fatty pork :S

    June 28, 2010 at 10:04 AM
  31. vialentino said...

    hey bro...actually i prefer the lemon garden cafe at shangri la hotel...hehehe...

    June 28, 2010 at 10:52 AM
  32. Tekkaus said...

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    June 28, 2010 at 2:27 PM
  33. iamthewitch said...

    Why never call me when you have discount??? Hmpf!! LOL
    But after reading your review, perhaps I should say "Don't call me!" Haha

    June 28, 2010 at 3:02 PM
  34. [SK] said...

    wah, 50% discount for buffet!! definitely worth a go.. else still need to consider..

    June 28, 2010 at 3:59 PM
  35. [SK] said...

    the first two plates you shown still looks decent, and the soup also lah since you love it so much..

    June 28, 2010 at 3:59 PM
  36. [SK] said...

    but the remaining ones especially those you have a little of everything just doesn't look very appetising at all..

    June 28, 2010 at 4:00 PM
  37. [SK] said...

    anyway i would say the place looks quite cosy and the ambience is nice..

    June 28, 2010 at 4:01 PM
  38. [SK] said...

    yeah, of course i know what buah pulasan is.. but i've not tried that before, everytime i saw that, it just didn't attract me to eat it.. haha!!

    June 28, 2010 at 4:02 PM
  39. [SK] said...

    oh yeah, the shangri-la's buffet is very nice.. but the last time i ever went for it is like 10 years ago, because i've not been to buffet for many many years already..

    June 28, 2010 at 4:03 PM
  40. [SK] said...

    maybe 10 years ago, i always go high tea and dinner buffet, because i love to see a mass varieties to choose from..

    June 28, 2010 at 4:03 PM
  41. [SK] said...

    but as i grow older, i really don't fancy buffet anymore, partly because i can't find any nice ones, and also because i can't eat as much as before..

    June 28, 2010 at 4:04 PM
  42. [SK] said...

    now i'd rather look for quality than quantity.. and i'm sure you're at this level too?? hehehe!! :p

    June 28, 2010 at 4:05 PM
  43. [SK] said...

    but once in a while, a buffet is ok for me, especially when catching up with friends, it's a good idea to go for buffet..

    June 28, 2010 at 4:05 PM
  44. khengsiong said...

    Buah pulasan? I have never heard of it.

    O/T Last month when I was in Sabah, I came across a kind of noodle called Tuaran. That's new to me too.

    June 28, 2010 at 4:13 PM
  45. Che-Cheh said...

    Oh yeah I heard Shangri-la's buffet very nice. I seldom go buffet though coz I know sure rugi if I go. Cannot eat a lot. :P

    June 28, 2010 at 6:08 PM
  46. Kelvin said...

    The oysters can make u "bang bang" more at night XD

    June 28, 2010 at 7:34 PM
  47. Afriqiyah said...

    I am not quite familiar with oysters or squids as food. But I love peanut sauce- it’s my favorite with any type of fried item. Hope you enjoyed the food at Hilton. Waiting for your next post. Bye.

    June 28, 2010 at 8:52 PM
  48. Bengbeng said...

    i am a big fan of oysters too

    June 28, 2010 at 9:03 PM
  49. Merryn said...

    u did not mention bout the drinking water? i went there last year for my bday.. kena tipu! the bottled water have to pay one.. RM5 lagi each! ban Paya Serai from then onwards! :D

    June 28, 2010 at 9:36 PM
  50. eiling lim said...

    that's why all the places mark up the prices high high and then give a 50% discount to lure people! haha

    June 28, 2010 at 9:55 PM
  51. ChrisAu said...

    arhhh.........i was so hungry and about to reach for my gardenia toast with kaya and u show me all these....... how am i going to sleep now...:P

    June 28, 2010 at 10:29 PM
  52. Mariuca said...

    LOL 17 yrs old only what.. why la feel older? Hmmm, sure or nooooot 17? lol!

    June 29, 2010 at 1:34 AM
  53. Mariuca said...

    I've had pulasan before ha ha! But not the other fruit that we were talking abt that day on Twitter...

    June 29, 2010 at 1:34 AM
  54. Mariuca said...

    The food used to be great! So deteriorated edi? No wan go anymore oso la! :D

    June 29, 2010 at 1:35 AM
  55. Ken Wooi said...

    nice food.. but from last year? so outdated =P

    June 29, 2010 at 2:13 AM
  56. foongpc said...

    monica, yeah I love raw oysters too! But the oysters at PJ Hilton was small compared to Shangri-la's!!

    June 29, 2010 at 3:37 AM
  57. foongpc said...

    tekkaus, haha yes it was not really good so I forgot! : )

    June 29, 2010 at 3:37 AM
  58. foongpc said...

    bluedreamer27, morning! I'm not rich I only ate there because there's a 50% discount! Haha.

    Oh, you were just like me! I was also hospitalized for eating oysters that had gone bad! Horrible experience so now I only eat oysters that are expertly prepared and fresh.

    Oh no the food were not served in small amounts! I only took them in small amount. Haha!

    Cook rambutan jam? Wow! Have never tasted rambutan jam!!

    June 29, 2010 at 3:41 AM
  59. foongpc said...

    tekkaus, nowadays buffet serve the normal hawker stuffs so it's really not worth paying!

    I took very little nasi kerabu cos no point wasting my stomach space for rice! Haha!!

    Yeah, you should try the pengat pisang! And the buah pulasan though it's not really nice! Haha!

    June 29, 2010 at 3:44 AM
  60. foongpc said...

    caroline ng, yalah, from 16 to 17 years old - that's getting older what! LOL!

    I know you don't like buah pulasan cos nothing beats buah tarap!!

    June 29, 2010 at 3:45 AM
  61. foongpc said...

    manglish, yes come back to Malaysia and taste Malaysian food! : )

    June 29, 2010 at 3:46 AM
  62. foongpc said...

    lina, me good? You better cos someone foot the bill for you! Haha!

    Yeah, the food was pretty average that's why I forgot all about it! Haha! Oh well, I'll treat this post as a filler : )

    June 29, 2010 at 3:47 AM
  63. foongpc said...

    shingo T, the place definitely looks posh, too bad the food was just average. OK, next time I FedEx the food to you! Delivery charges apply : )

    June 29, 2010 at 3:49 AM
  64. foongpc said...

    xin, pulasan is like a tasteless fatty pork? hahaha!! This is the worst description of a fruit I've heard in my life! LOL!!

    June 29, 2010 at 3:50 AM
  65. foongpc said...

    vialentino, yeah I love Lemon Garden Cafe at Shangri-la. My No.1 buffet in Klang Valley! : )

    June 29, 2010 at 3:50 AM
  66. foongpc said...

    tekkaus, ooh! Thanks for the award! I guess it's more like a tag right? Right?!!

    June 29, 2010 at 3:51 AM
  67. foongpc said...

    iamthewitch, yeah that's why I didn't call you lah, you so fussy with food, how I dare invite you to such an average buffet dinner? : )

    June 29, 2010 at 3:52 AM
  68. foongpc said...

    SK, yeah 50% is worth it, otherwise I won't go at all!

    Haha! Yeah, they were not very appetizing to me too!

    Yes, Same as you - I don't quite like buffet because most are of inferior quality and they are all pricey! Definitely prefer ala-carte!

    June 29, 2010 at 3:54 AM
  69. foongpc said...

    khengsiong, never heard of buah pulasan? I have heard of Tuaran noodles but have yet to taste it!

    June 29, 2010 at 3:55 AM
  70. foongpc said...

    che-cheh, you can't eat a lot? Then buffet is definitely out for you! Haha!

    June 29, 2010 at 3:56 AM
  71. foongpc said...

    kelvin, really? Where's the proof? : )

    June 29, 2010 at 3:56 AM
  72. foongpc said...

    afriqiyah, thanks for dropping by! I love peanut sauce too! : )

    June 29, 2010 at 3:57 AM
  73. foongpc said...

    bengbeng, oh you like oysters too? Gimme five!! : D

    June 29, 2010 at 3:57 AM
  74. foongpc said...

    merryn, ban Paya Serai? LOL!! Yeah, they charge for water and coffee! So I never order them! : )

    June 29, 2010 at 3:58 AM
  75. foongpc said...

    eiling lim, haha! Well, as long as it's 50% discount, I will always consider UNLESS it's really horrible buffet like those found at Legend Hotel KL!!!

    June 29, 2010 at 3:59 AM
  76. foongpc said...

    chrisau, eh toast with kaya - I like! Better than this buffet already! LOL!

    June 29, 2010 at 4:00 AM
  77. foongpc said...

    mariuca, of course feel older lah, 16 turning 17 what! Hahaha!!

    Used to be great? Is it? I don't really know! Haha!

    June 29, 2010 at 4:01 AM
  78. foongpc said...

    kenwooi, haha! Yeah this is pretty outdated, but it's better to be late than never, right? : )

    June 29, 2010 at 4:02 AM
  79. Anonymous

    wa.. so many variety of food.. :D

    June 29, 2010 at 3:45 PM
  80. Dick said...

    It is a good job to move backward down the lane of memories. All those photos helped you to recollect those moments that you enjoyed in Hilton. The fruits are totally new to me also. Thanks for the post. Bye.

    June 29, 2010 at 6:39 PM
  81. renaye said...

    u r now making me very hungry!

    June 30, 2010 at 10:16 AM
  82. Faisal Admar said...

    i love muscles!!!

    eh i mean... mussels :P

    June 30, 2010 at 10:07 PM
  83. Ayie said...

    satay and desserts, yum yum!

    July 4, 2010 at 2:41 PM
  84. mNhL said...

    without the 50% disc for buffett, not worth it ya. haha.... i love buffett especially they served seafood (crabs & prawns).

    July 8, 2010 at 3:51 PM
  85. LifeRamblings said...

    what a delicious spread.

    July 10, 2010 at 10:24 PM
  86. handmade holiday gift ideas said...

    Can someone let me know the price of a dinner buffet in Leela or Hyatt Regency? I am planning to take my friend for a dinner. I want to know both Weekend and Weekday price.

    July 12, 2010 at 4:47 PM
  87. handmade holiday gift ideas said...

    My parents are paying for our meal at mine and my fiance`s wedding. I want a buffet, because I see no point in spending so much extra for family style. I don't care if we eat on plastic or china, but they really wanted china...

    July 12, 2010 at 4:48 PM