I always enjoy passing through KL for a few days when travelling in SE Asia, particularly because there's no shortage of delicious, veg*n, Indian, Chinese, and Malay food on offer in this city! Lunch at this eclectic buffet, tucked behind a temple, a stone's throw (or short walk) from KLCC, has been my favourite KL dining experience yet.
My partner and visited at lunch time on a weekday, peak time for office workers from the area taking their lunch breaks. It was bustling! I personally wouldn't avoid going at this time. The more the merrier, I say. It's not like they're going to run out of food and the seating area is huge, with plenty of communal tables. The only problem with this is looking across at what other people have on their plates, and wishing you'd tried some of that as well! The buffet table is heaving, with at least 15 dishes on the day we were there. I have to guiltily admit that my favourites were the rich, oily, fake meats in rich, sweet sauces. There were some sort of crispy, fried potatoes which I also loved. Luckily there are lots of lighter, refreshing dishes of greens as well, so make sure you get plenty of those on your plate to balance it out. My partner doesn't really eat rice so he went without to save room on his plate (and in his stomach) for other dishes. I personally recommend taking rice to soak up some of the tasty sauces, even though it is super filling! Because we knew we only had time to visit once and wanted to try a little of everything, we totally overloaded our plates and over ate. I wished we'd had a chance to visit a few times and walked away less stuffed! I'd like to go back and try some of the lighter lunch options from the noodle stand and some of the others.
My partner did get a bag of cookies from the sweet stand. He took one bite and then put it on my plate. They were pretty much inedible. Tasteless and hard. Definitely not freshly baked. Give them a miss! There weren't many desert options when we went. They did have those fried balls of dough with sweet white or red bean paste inside and sesame seeds on the outside - always a winner as far as I'm concerned.
Cons: stale cookies