Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Old Favourite: Sunday Buffet Brunch @ Kampachi, Equatorial KL

Despite the many, many options to choose from when it comes to Japanese Buffet, Kampachi at Equatorial Hotel Kuala Lumpur has always been my favourite. Some say that they were the proprietor of the now infamous weekend Japanese buffets and during their hey days, one had to book at least a week in advance.

True, they do not have the greatest variety but what they have on their buffet spread is of very good quality and quality is rather consistent. Over the years, prices have gone up a little but it is still as good. My ultimate favourites are their fresh sashimi, soft-shell crab rolls, beef sukiyaki (super yummy!), simmered root vegetables, matcha ice-cream with lots of azuki beans, and their sesame peanut mochi...slurp.....

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Selection of fresh sashimi

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Soft-shell crab roll and California Handroll (the seaweed for the latter wasn't crispy enough...ceh!)

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Egg-roll stuffed with grilled unagi (eel)

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Yellow-tail Fish Head Broth with mushrooms and tofu (good!)

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Boiled/simmered root vegetables (my favourite is the pumpkin - so sweet and yummy!)

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Freshly steamed Chawan Mushi (so silky)

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Assorted Tempura (they limit you to 6 pcs of prawn per person at any one time. Probably due to Malaysian's typical kiasu attitude)

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Pan-fried Rice Dumpling and Potato Salad

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Beef Sukiyaki with additional egg (my fave! so, so good!)

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Grilled Unagi (New addition. Another favourite of mine. Wish I knew later for I only found out that they have this dish towards the end of the buffet when I was already very stuffed!)

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Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice with no added sugar (sweet and refreshing)

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Green Tea Ice-cream topped with lots and lots of azuki beans, they way I like it!

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Sesame Peanuts Mochi (Another must-have. Best to eat while still hot)

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Fresh-cut fruits

Ahh...., bliss........

All this at RM75++ per pax. My only qualm this time is that they actually charge their free-flow green tea at RM3 per person. Not to say it is pricey but then it should have been included as part of their buffet price, like how they used to do it. Geez...., must everything come at a price now...?

Kampachi Japanese Restaurant
Equatorial Hotel Kuala Lumpur

11 comments:

Xiu Long Bao said...

hmm...agree dat kampachi's buffet is really gud. But now price shoot up already? Rm75 is abit pricey for me, summore green tea costs another RM3...haiz

Precious Pea said...

HUH??? Buffet but ice cream not included? So does RM3 of ice cream free flow?

myCoffee said...

xiu long bao,
Ya lor, price has gone up. Another option is to go for their Saturday-All-You-Can-Eat Lunch where you get to order from their "special menu". RM69++ if not mistaken.

precious pea,
Haha, I think you mis-read. The ice-cream is included in the buffet but the green tea is not.

MeiyeN said...

couldn't agree more that its buffet is one of da top in town and by looking at your pics, that really prove that it has been such a long time since my last visit as some of da items you took were not included during that time.... :)

Precious Pea said...

Ohh...i was too busy focusing on the green tea ice-cream cos it looks so good.

Kay said...

It looks soo good, got my hungry...

Jackson said...

RM 75 is cheaper than Jogoya ler. Whaich one better ya? Mei yen n mycoffee , let's plan a buffet trip together with felloe floggers!

myCoffee said...

Precious Pea,
Haha, the green tea ice-cream is definitely good. At least 2 scoops for me each time. The best thing is you can load up the red beans as much as you like.

Kay,
If you love japanese buffets, definitely give this place a try.

Jackson,
Ya, cheaper than Jogoya but I wouldn't really compare these 2 in the same category. Jogoya is tops with its food range and choices but not so much in terms of Japanese food authenticity where as Kampachi is the other way round. I wouldn't really call Jogoya a Japanese buffet if you know what I mean.
Yup, a buffet session with fellow food bloggers sounds great! ;)

Godzilla The Lizard King said...

The Saturday one is 75+++, so it actually sounds like a shoddier deal. :)

Hi from your cousin!

nina said...

kampachi sunday buffet is only RM69++.

RM75++ is for saturday buffet..

RM3 charge for ocha (japanese tea) but free flow..

Anonymous said...

hi there, love ur blog abt japanese buffet as im in the midst of looking for one... still considering to go to either Kampachi or Genji. Surprisingly u went to both!~cool.. So would really wanto know from u, is there any buffet DINNER at kampachi? when i called, they said NO BUFFET, but then i was wondering what's the rm75++ for.. or is it for all-you-can eat dinner?

as im planning for a gathering japanese buffet dinner for abt 15pax.. am wondering which one of these is better? do they have private room? or do u have other suggestion? im not going for Tenji nor Jogoya.

P/s: thanks =) FYI,not from KL, would appreciate your help loads!