Pullman Waterfront Miri Hotel offers different variety of buffets on different days of the week. Other than the Le Marche Buffet that my family and I tried last week and totally loved, there’s also the Spices of the Orient buffet which is available only on Saturdays and Sundays, 6.30 pm to 10.00 pm.
Having really love Pullman Kitchen’s Le Marche Buffet previously, I quickly gathered my friends for an impromptu dinner gather to try this buffet as well.
The ‘Orient’ refers to the east, mainly Asia. And in Asia, the use of spices is very common in our way of cooking, no matter which style the dish is prepared in; Malay, Chinese, Indian, even our local native food. This is exactly what the Spices of the Orient buffet aims to treat you with; indulge your taste buds with dishes that are prepared with spices and herbs from all over the Asian region.
I know this is really strange, but I usually start at the heavy meals section first. I know proper meal etiquettes dictates that I should start with the appetizers or salads to get the taste buds going and only then to the main dishes and finally the desserts. For me, I just can’t going straight for my favorite dishes.
Some of my favourites; Steamed Prawns & Snow Crab
Grilled Midin is also nice!
Pee Pea Duck & Lamb Vindaloo
Pee Pea Duck up close with its beautifully roasted crispy brown skin
Pan-fried Salmon with Fennel Cream. Can’t go wrong with salmon!
Kung Pao Beef
Prawn with Black Pepper. These are shy prawns, all hiding under the spring onions.
Broccoli with Fried Tofu
Mussel Masak Lemak
Brinjal with Cauliflower & Tomato Bredie South African Chicken Stewed
Mee Hoon Siam
There’s also the soups; Tom Yam Seafood Soup & Beef Soup
For grilling, these are the other options available that goes well with any of the main dishes.
Chicken Fillet & Beef Fillet
Chicken Sausage & Fish Balls
The different type of noodles and pasta to choose from, together with its toppings.
I tried the laksa broth! Love it!
Fruit Salad & Thai Beef Noodle
Chicken + Cucumber Salad & Thai Beef Salad
Potato with Thousand Island Sauce
Beans Salad & Tomato Salad
Other different dressings that you can choose from; Caesar Dressing, Cocktail Dressing, Vinaigrette, 1000 Islands, French Dressing & Parmesan Cheese
And you have not raised the white flag and still have space for your stomach even after all that, desserts awaits!
Clafoutis & Pumpkin Pie
Orient Cake & Orange Cake
Mango Panacotta. I love this!
Top-down view of Mango Panacotta & Cream Caramel
Honeydew Sago & Red Bean Sago
Apple Crumble Tart & Éclair
I forgot to mention that the juices are freshly squeezed and there is also four different ice-cream with six different toppings.
The Spices of the Orient buffet offers choices of dishes prepared according to the many favourites of the different regions of Asia. On top of the main dishes, the grill section, noodles corner, salad section all makes it more than worthwhile.
The chefs, waiters and waitresses were all very polite. The chefs were always attentive to us and even approached us if we seemed like we needed help with our selections.
One important factor for me that won me over was the ambience and the generous space. Tables were placed far enough from each other to make navigating around the place extremely comfortable. The decorative lights and soft ambient music makes for a lovely place for you and your friends to have a good gathering.
The Spices of the Orient buffet is available only on the weekends (Saturday and Sunday) 6.30 pm – 10.00 pm and it is priced at RM88++ (kids 12 and below is gets half price).
However, if you are in the mood for something different, perhaps a different type of buffet where you get to create your own recipe? Do check out the Le Marche Buffet (click here).
Do try to make reservations beforehand to avoid disappointment. Pullman Miri Waterfront Hotel’s contact number is +60 85-323 888.