Now that I'm on a one month study leave, I can finally settle the little things I've been neglecting for a while. Car servicing, hair cut, back rubs and finally... my blog! I still have a semester's worth of studying to do in a month though. I'm looking forward to graduate, however, since I've finished with the International Business major and have one more supplementary paper for my Business Law degree. I'm stoked beyond words! Imagine the things I can do after I leave this rite of passage part of my life. My short term plans after graduating are still blurry. People tend to say "I need to look for a job" but I already have a full-time job so probably what I would want is to settle down and go see the world.
One of the things I look forward to when traveling are the food. Be it street food, or hotel food I'm all up for it. Remember the recent mini getaway I had in our lovely city centre of Kuala Lumpur? Well, in this post, I'll be talking about their breakfast buffet as I find that Hotel Maya's buffet was unique compared to most of the hotels I've been in around the world.
Let's not talk about having hotel breakfast in bed. Although I find that to be a lovely thing - where you don't have to put on a bra and shorts and step out of the comfort of your room - I still feel that breakfast in bed options to be limited. If I wanna eat/do something, I will go all out for it. So I did take the room package that comes with the breakfast for morning after and stormed down for breakfast, even after only 3 hours of sleep playing with the iPad all night long =P
Check out the wide selection they have at the Maya Brassiere. From Yoghurts, to smoked Tenggiri, to Asian and Western delights, baked goods and the greens! I was ready to try all! I ended up with salad and smoked Tenggiri and Salmon for starters before I dove into the main meal.
The yoghurts and the sweet stuff
The cereal selection complete with jars of nuts and dried fruits according to your preferences.
The freshly bakes bread and baguettes to go with the selection of fruit jams on your table.
Slices of fresh fruits to end your meal and start your day with apples to keep the doctors at bay.
Some cheese for your daily, sinful calcium intake. There are different types to go with your bread or for you to eat on your own. I personally like them with some raspberry jam and meat or to add some to my salad.
The smoked Salmon and Tenggiri. That was my first time trying a Smoked Tenggiri and I LOVED it. It was a little fishier than the Salmon though it was much saltier and meatier. I am definitely down for another round of smoked tenggiri to be eaten on its own ;)
Other hot meals from the buffet counter, the usual continental and Asian breakfast meals.
Condiments to go with your omelets or however you like your eggs to be
Freshly baked pastries and more
They even have local traditional kuihs if you prefer!
My selection from the buffet counter:
Assorted greens with black olives, croutons, crispy turkey bacon and some parmesan topped with Caesar sauce while having Smoked Salmon and Tenggiri on the sides. You can never go wrong with salads.
Croissant and scones with raspberry and strawberry jams.
The thing I looked forward to was the one thing that people tend to miss out, which is the extra menu, usually placed on your table. I was given information by an insider the day before, which is why I didn't take much from the buffet counter. I think most people skipped it cause they think it's extra pay to order these lovely meals but it's actually included in your breakfast buffet set! Just that they're made-to-order and has more choices so all you have to do is just tell the waiters which meal would you prefer and they'll send it right to your table, while you munch on whatever nibbles you took from the buffet counters. Don't worry about not finishing them. The portions are just nice for you to fill in your tummy to head out afterwards (although I ended up going back to bed right after breakfast).
I'm a sucker of Japanese breakfast. I always tend to go for Miso Soup and Salmon in any meal I come across so I ordered Pink Sea Salt Salmon. I noticed that Pink Sea Salt is used in many things around Hotel Maya. Don't worry, they're not the kind of bath salts that makes you go eat people's faces off. Hotel Maya to me is a health freak haven. They really make sure that you, as their guests have the best out of the healthy best, from the food to the room to the spa and so on! I can't stress more on how healthy it is to be staying there, even for just a weekend.
The second dish I ordered was the Eggs Benedict. I may be jakun, but that was actually the first time I've ever had Eggs Benedict. Yeap! But yes, I love the Hollandaise sauce and instead of using muffin (which I don't really fancy), they use a thicker but fluffy pancake instead.
For dessert, I ordered French Toast, skipped the cream and went for only Maple Syrup, just the way I like my comfort food to be.
And with that, I was ready to actually take on the world, in my dreams on their comfy bed and suite room.
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