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Chinese New Year Buffet Lunch @ Symphony Café

Chinese New Year buffet lunch
Executive Chef-cum-F&B Manager Naresh (3rd from left) with General Manager David Tsen on his left, and the F&B team

In the past, my family used to have the problem of looking for a place to eat on Chinese New Year’s Day because most eateries were closed and the only ones opened were vegetarian restaurants. If you are like us, and will be spending your Chinese New Year holidays in Ipoh, perhaps it’s a good idea to make a reservation for buffet lunch on the first day of Chinese New Year at Symphony Café, the coffee house of Symphony Suites Hotel.

Chinese New Year buffet lunch
part of the yee sang set

Chinese New Year buffet lunch
roasted duck with hoisin

The photos I am enclosing in today’s post are just some of the delicious food that will be served on the first day of Chinese New Year (Jan 31). All in all, there will be a selection of thirty items on the lunch buffet spread, inclusive of the obligatory yee sang, served with smoked salmon.

Chinese New Year buffet lunch
sweet & sour deep-fried fish slices

Chinese New Year buffet lunch
stir-fried ginger chicken in claypot

Starters would be prawn dumpling, coleslaw, German potato, Waldorf salad and mixed lettuce with house dressings. Main courses to look out for include deep-fried squid Szechuan-style, bean curd with chicken meat and braised Chinese cabbage with black mushrooms. There’ll be action stalls as well, which will be serving, among others, mee soup with condiments, ais kacang and roasted duck rice.

Chinese New Year buffet lunch
fried rice with pineapple cubes

Chinese New Year buffet lunch
roasted duck rice (from action stall)

Symphony Café opens for lunch from 12pm to 2.30pm. Price for this buffet lunch that is only available on the first day of Chinese New Year is RM59.90 nett per adult and RM29.90 nett per child (5 – 12 years old).

Chinese New Year buffet lunch
prawn dumpling

Chinese New Year buffet lunch
chicken sausage salad

From Jan 28 to Feb 2, in conjunction with Chinese New Year, a special set lunch similar to this and buffet dinner with Chinese-style food is available also at Symphony Café. Set lunch is RM18 nett per adult and RM9.90 nett per child while buffet dinner is RM35 nett per adult and RM19.90 nett per child. Lunch time is from 12pm to 2.30pm and dinner is from 7pm to 10.30pm.

Chinese New Year buffet lunch
kuih muih

Meanwhile, the hotel’s lobby lounge, After 5, will see a 2-piece live band performing from Jan 28 to Feb 2 nightly from 9.30pm onwards.

Buffet lunch on Jan 31:
RM59.90 nett (adult)
RM29.90 nett (child)

Jan 28 – Feb 2:
Set Lunch
RM18 nett (adult)
RM9.90 nett (child)

Buffet dinner
RM35 nett (adult)
RM9.90 nett (child)

Lunch time: 12pm – 2.30pm
Dinner time: 7pm – 10.30pm

Symphony Café @ Symphony Suites Hotel
Add: 41, Lapangan Symphony Business Park, Jalan Lapangan Symphony, 31350 Ipoh, Perak.
GPS Coordinates: N 04 33.701′ E 101 06.729′

Tel: +605-312 2288
Fax: +605-312 2233

Web: www.symphonysuites.com.my

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