It was like travelling the whole world for food last Friday as I went to check out the International Buffet at the Raintree Restaurant at BCCK.
Knowing the standards of BCCK, I had high expectations for the buffet they always seem to deliver. This time around, I was of course expecting nothing less.
The polite staff of the Raintree Restaurant greeted me upon my arrival, and Mike who works for BCCK wasted no time in inviting me over to check out the sumptuous array of food available.
Of all the dishes, the aroma from the buttered prawn proved the most significant, as I couldn’t wait to get a bite of the golden looking dishes. I’ve eaten many buttered prawns, and I have my favorite way of how it should be cooked. The one presented by BCCK looked delicious, but I’m not going to put in my comments until I sink my teeth into it.
Moving on, I then put down my camera, and started picking the dishes I wanted to try, or rather eat.
The aromatic buttered prawn, the baked chicken with olive and potatoes, and the baked Salmon with olives, herbs and lemon were the first to be chosen for my meal.
Well, the buttered prawn was indeed awesome, and I would humbly recommend them to anyone coming for this international buffet. Well cooked and soft inside, the butter seeped through the prawn meat with perfection.
The baked Salmon was equally glorious I had seconds moments after that. Despite having nothing much to show about, this dish was simply top notch! Pour in a little lemon, and the fresh Salmon meat was ready for glorious consumption, you’d go “Ahhhhh…” with great delight.
Now the baked chicken was a surprise to me, because I didn’t expect it to turn out that heavenly good. Perfectly cooked to ensure it is not too hard or too soft, the chicken was delicious even eaten on its own. The meat was tender and juicy with the little ‘soup’ accompanying the chicken perfect as well.
After the chicken, came the signature dish of BCCK and the Raintree, which is the Roasted Beef with roasted root vegetables and baked potatoes. As usual, the beef was simply ‘to die for’, and the spicy black pepper sauce was a perfect company to medium cooked meat.
Next up for me was the Lasagne, which was also to me surprisingly delightful. It was indeed quite a dish. It’s difficult for me to explain how perfect it was because I’m not a huge fan of the dish, but I think it’s suffice to say I enjoyed this lasagne better than any other I’ve tasted.
The demonstration area of the buffet showcased the Char Kueh Tiaw, and I was tempted to try it out.
Well, despite not having clams (which would have made the dish even more awesome!), the Char Kueh Tiaw was not too bad, with the right amount of ingredients including prawns and bean sprouts. My only problem was that it was not so spicy to my liking.
Okay, there was more lovely food left for tasting, but I was already full. That said, I went for deserts which were waffles, ice cream and the tiramisu cake.
There’s nothing much to say about the ice cream and waffles since they were the ordinary thing you get at any store, but the tiramisu was something worth to try.
For those of you interested to feast at this big buffet, drop by the BCCK Raintree Restaurant. The price of the buffet varies with the more people coming with you, the less you pay. If I am not mistaken, a whole bunch of 50 people would ensure the price stays at RM55 for the international buffet which happens every Friday.
That said, BCCK and Raintree food still rocks!