Over the years, from business traveling, meeting with friends, and invited reviews, I’ve seen quite a few buffet spreads. Hence, for the most parts, buffet offerings don’t excite me very much.

Then again, the Bubblier Sparkalite 4Cs Sunday Brunch at Intercontinental KL’s Serena Brasserie isn’t just any buffet spread.

Serena Brasserie, at ground floor Intercontinental KL
Serena Brasserie, at ground floor Intercontinental KL

Heading the kitchen is executive chef Darrell O’Neill, originally from Australia and has since left a trail of presence across the globe in countries such as New Zealand, UK, France, Hong Kong, Dubai, India, Maldives, and now, Malaysia. During his time at restaurant Al Mahara t the Burj Al Arab Hotel Dubai, the restaurant was awarded Best Seafood Restaurant by Time Out Dubai.

this is what we came here for, the Alaskan King Crab
this is what we came here for, the Alaskan King Crab

The concept of the Sunday buffet brunch at Intercontinental KL centeres around 4Cs – Crustaceans, Carvery, Chocolate, and Candy.

Crustaceans is what excites us the most, there were Alaskan King Crab, slippery lobster, tiger prawns, and cray fish. Under this “C” also includes catch of the days such as fresh white fish, marinated tuna steaks, oysters, mussels, scallops, salmon, and more.

yeap, bubbly too, and a host of seafood ready to eat
yeap, bubbly too, and a host of seafood ready to eat

If you haven’t had a chance to sample king crab due to the price, this buffet offers one of the best values. The seafood were fresh, tasty, and most importantly, plentiful. I think I had close to 10 oysters, a departure from norm as I usually don’t get more than a couple, they tasted so good!

cold cuts and little appetizer in shot glasses
cold cuts and little appetizer in shot glasses

The next C stands for Carvery – which basically means cooked meat that are freshly sliced. Here you’ll find roasted whole ribs, prime ribs, roast chicken/duck, and more. Trimmings such as Yokshire pudding, roast vegetable, and baked potato accompany these dishes well.

roast chicken & duck, local delights, and prime ribs too
roast chicken & duck, local delights, and prime ribs too

For those who wants to sample some local delights, they are available too. A good selection of traditional Malay, Chinese, and Indian dishes are available for your picking.

BBQ meat & sausage, tandoori chicken, smoked salmon
BBQ meat & sausage, tandoori chicken, smoked salmon

They’ve also set up a BBQ area right outside the air-conditioned dine in section. Here you get freshly grilled lamb rack, chicken tandoori, sausage, baby chicken, satay, and even freshly smoked salmon and “DIY” burger stand with mini-Augus beef sliders and mini-chicken satay sliders.

fruits, a variety of cheese, desserts, and cakes
fruits, a variety of cheese, desserts, and cakes

The third C stands for Chocolate, and of course, that includes a host of other desserts as well. There are Australian lamingtons, chocolate fudge brownies and rocky road, mini Pavlovas, mini fruit trifles, banana and caramel sticky puddings, and more.

I can't get enough of the Alaskan King Crab and slipper lobsters
I can’t get enough of the Alaskan King Crab and slipper lobsters

Finally, last but not least is Candy. This actually refers to the Sparkalite Kid’s Corner, a section within the restaurant set up to keep kids busy learning the sweet art of making lamingtons and be entertained by the clown. This is a particularly great feature for parents with kids who actually want to have some food in peace.

with Umei, Josen, Haze, Evelyn, Dennis, and Damian
with Umei, Josen, Haze, Evelyn, Dennis, and Damian

The Sparkalite ‘4Cs’ Sunday Brunch at Serena Brasserie is available every Sunday from noon to 3pm. Brunch is priced at RM 120++ per person, and if you want the free flow sparkling, white & red wine and beer, it’ll be RM 198++. Kids from 6-12 is charged RM 60++ per head.

For the spread that you get, I think the price is more than reasonable, now excuse me while I go get myself more King crabs.

map to Intercontinental Hotel, KL

Address:
Serena Brasserie
Intercontinental Hotel

165 Jalan Ampang,
50450 Kuala Lumpur
GPS3.159767, 101.718045
Tel03-2161 1111
Web: www.intercontinental.com

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19 thoughts on “KY eats – Bubblier Sparkalite buffet at Serena Brasserie, Intercontinental KL

  • November 24, 2013 at 10:01 pm
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    I was wondering what the four C’s were for. Now I’ve got it. Those Aussies – they’re all right aren’t they? 😉

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    • November 25, 2013 at 9:14 am
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      The Yum List: yahh, those Aussies are also good at self complimenting right? 😛

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        • November 25, 2013 at 11:34 am
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          The Yum List: does that refer to compliment? creative, or simply cunning? hahahhaa.

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  • November 24, 2013 at 11:20 pm
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    Alascan King Crab! Gosh, i love those! It appears that they do have an impressive buffet spread eh 😀

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    • November 25, 2013 at 9:14 am
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      Ken: yah, so far the most impressive yet!

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  • November 25, 2013 at 10:09 am
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    Such a “wholesome” meal, can I have some of that king crab too?hehe. So many choices of noms too!

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    • November 25, 2013 at 11:34 am
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      Isaac: yah, fantastic choices.

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  • November 25, 2013 at 6:19 pm
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    KY, so this restaurant at the Intercontinental hotel. The hotel in Hong Kong have a lounge for upgrade guests with free buffet and high noon tea and dinner. Wonder if this one have it also lounge with special things for upgrade guests. I always check lounges in airports and hotels.

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    • November 26, 2013 at 4:38 pm
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      Vickie: oh that sounds pretty neat, I guess the one at HK is near the airport?

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      • November 26, 2013 at 6:48 pm
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        No, but it also Intercontinental. There one in too in Hawaii. Since I fly business class always check airport of airline I am flying and see lounge have free food and drinks other amenities. Many people use lounge if flying business or first class .

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        • November 27, 2013 at 9:26 am
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          Vickie: Ahh, I see, interesting!

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  • November 25, 2013 at 11:34 pm
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    awesomeness, i think i just wanna spend three hours eating oysters and drinking sparkling here non-stop, and then die happy 😀

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    • November 26, 2013 at 4:39 pm
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      Sean: I hope they don’t have to revise any policy after your visit.

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  • December 26, 2013 at 10:15 pm
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    Good Evening sir,

    I have heard bad stories about China crayfish. This buffet looks extremely delicious but my inner health freak makes me fearful of the crayfish. Do you know whether this is China crayfish?

    Btw, nice blog. 10/10

    Regards,

    Ahmad

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    • December 27, 2013 at 10:15 am
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      Muhammad: thanks! While I’m not sure where they source their crafish, I think Intercontinental is a pretty reputable hotel chain so I’m going to think it’s okay.

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      • October 18, 2015 at 10:24 pm
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        Hi…
        found your blog by chance. M looking to buy fresh alaskan crab n thinking of grilling it maself..
        Nice read. Keep it up. Will definitely go n give it a try..!

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