Traders' Weekend Brunch

Sou Chef, Lee Keen Suan, with a section of the
Weekend Brunch buffet at the Lobby Lounge

As more visitors are coming to Nusajaya to enjoy the themepark attractions and professionals are also there to consult at various business developments, many are choosing to stay with Traders Hotel, Puteri Harbour.  

After serious work and play, most guests prefer a late start on weekends and very often they rise after the breakfast hours and miss out on the sumptuous spread.  Now Executive Chef Alan Wong and his culinary team have successfully turned the disappointment of guests who prefer late starts in the weekend, into sheer joy.

Scrambled Eggs topped with Lump Fish Caviar

On Saturday and Sunday, Weekend Brunch is served at the Lobby Lounge from 11.30am all the way to 3pm so that guests can savour a leisurely meal of a hearty late breakfast that spills over to lunch.  In-house guests are particularly pleased with this dining option as it compliments their pursuit of pleasure and restful retreat here.  This dining option in the comfort of the lounge adds to their weekend fun as they are only steps away from the swimming pool and their rooms.

“I want guests to enjoy quality rather than quantity,” said Wong as he introduced the elegant buffet with a choice of high-value ingredients in the salads and appetizers, pastries and desserts as well as Japanese sushi and maki rolls, fresh fruits and even a cheese board with a selection of quality cheeses to savour with crackers.  

Pastry Chef, Zuwairi Shuaib, with some of
his favourite desserts
Working closely with Sou Chef, Lee Keen Suan, to serve the freshest quality ingredients in the spread, Wong assures guests that the buffet menu will change regularly.  Besides helping themselves from the buffet, a menu of main course items is provided for guests to place their order so that their choices will be served freshly made.

“I recommend our choice of either Poached Eggs with Hollandaise Sauce or Scrambled Eggs topped with Lump Fish Caviar,” said Wong who understands that eggs are a breakfast staple.  On top of enjoying the food varieties in the buffet spread, each guest is also welcome to pick an item from the menu that will be prepared and served warm from the kitchen.  While items on this menu will be changed regularly, guests can pick from meat selections like Lamb Chop with mashed potato and grilled tomato or Beef Tenderloin with mashed potato, carrots and natural jus, and fish choices of Grilled Sea Bass Fillet or Grilled Salmon with lemon on mash, fennel and balsamic reduction sauce.

A choice of cheese and crackers to savour
 with Prosecco sparkling white wine
The salad and appetizer spread includes the chef’s creations of Seared Angus Beef Sirloin Steak Salad with caramelized onion, feta cheese and grilled asparagus, Blackened Chicken with berry compote and greens, King Salmon on gravlax with capers and dill herbs, Beetroot Carpaccio with goat’s cheese and other antipasti.  

Besides a range of elegantly cut fresh fruits, Pastry Chef, Zuwairi Shuaib, is having fun in creating an array of favourite desserts to sweeten the start of the day.  Guests will find his creations in mousses, creams, flans, tarts, cakes and crumbles, simply irresistible!

The Weekend Brunch is served from 11.30am to 3pm on Saturday and Sunday, at RM65++ per adult and RM210++ with free-flow of Prosecco, Italian sparkling white wine, every weekend till end Dec 2014.  The Lobby Lounge is on level 1 of Traders Hotel Puteri Harbour in Nusajaya.  Reservations are recommended.  Tel: 607 – 560 8888 or email:

A version of this article was published in The New Straits Times, Streets Johor on 18 Nov 2014

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