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Häa­gen-Dazs Their new limited edi­tion flavours – Green Tea Mochi and Azuki Mochi – are es­sen­tially green tea- and red bean-flavoured ice cream mixed with mochi pieces. The chewy mochi bits add tex­ture to the ice cream and help bal­ance out the sweet­ness.

àVar­i­ous lo­ca­tions in­clud­ing Mid Val­ley Mega­mall (03 2282 0766/haa­gen­dazs. com.my), Suria KLCC (03 2164 0411) and Nu Sen­tral (03 2276 1293). Un­til Feb. RM32.20 per pint. TRACE Restau­rant & Bar Lo­cated on the 40th floor of ILHAM Tower, TRACE is of­fer­ing a Christmas feast with a view. Avail­able for Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas Day brunch, the buf­fet spread features yule­tide clas­sics such as roasted tur­key glazed with spiced honey, chicken galan­tine with cran­berry and nuts, smoked Nor­we­gian sal­mon and more. For some­thing dif­fer­ent, you can also look for­ward to items such as Ja­vane­ses­tyle green chilli paste prawn, deep­fried whole quail in sam­bal sauce and stuffed cala­mari with spicy turmeric co­conut sauce.

àEle­ment Ho­tel KL (03 2771 3351/ele­men­tkualalumpur. com). Dec 24, Christmas Eve dinner, 7-10.30pm. Adults, RM88nett, chil­dren, RM44nett. Dec 25, Christmas Day brunch, 12noon-3pm. Adults, RM78nett, chil­dren, RM49nett. Yoogane Tired of hav­ing the same old tur­key and stuff­ing for Christmas ev­ery year? Why not shake things up with Korean food in­stead. Sin­ga­pore­based Korean eatery Yoogane’s fes­tive menu features a hearty meal con­sist­ing of a honey miso chicken pan fried with and as­sorted veg­eta­bles, four side dishes – crispy salad, pan-seared beef patty with tur­key ba­con, prawn with citron sauce and deep-fried soft-shell crab; two drinks (pome­gran­ate and plum slushies), and two desserts (Berry Sweet Plum and Berry Sweet Le­mon Pos­set).

Utama Shop­ping Cen­tre (03 7733 5796/fb.com/ yoogane.malaysia). Un­til Dec 31. RM98++.

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Check­ers Café It’s op­tions ga­lore with Check­ers Café’s fes­tive buf­fet promo. At the Christmas Eve dinner buf­fet, there will be a host of stalls and sta­tions of­fer­ing all sorts of dishes such as fresh seafood, white almond soup, pan-seared honey lamb, roasted whole tur­key with ap­ple sage stuff­ing and more. On Christmas Day, look for­ward to a high-tea buf­fet which will dole out items such as grilled bar­ra­mundi and st­ingray in banana leaf, Hainanese roasted bar­be­cue chicken with ginger chilli sauce, deep­fried chicken wings and more.

àDorsett KL (03 2716 1010/ dorset­tho­tels.com). Dec 24, Christmas Eve dinner, 7-10.30pm. RM108nett. Dec 25, Christmas Day high-tea buf­fet, 3-6pm. RM98nett. Nook Aloft KL’s all-day­din­ing eatery Nook features an eclec­tic ar­ray of dishes cu­rated by Ex­ec­u­tive Chef Kabir Ab­dul Rah­man. You can look for­ward to feast­ing on dishes such as her­broasted lamb leg, braised hick­ory smoked short ribs, spicy deep-fried fer­mented bean curd with po­ta­toes and more. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, the menu will in­clude an ad­di­tional dish – oven-roasted gar­lic rose­mary tur­key, which is ac­com­pa­nied by a se­lec­tion of sides like prunes and chest­nut stuff­ing, mus­tard potato , grilled pump­kins and more. àAloft KL Sen­tral (03 2723 1188/ aloftkualalumpursen­tral. com). Dec 1-23, Christmas buf­fet dinner, 6.30-10.30pm. RM118nett. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day buf­fet dinner, 6.30-10.30pm. RM128nett. TEMP­Ta­tions Cu­rated by Chef Hal­mut Lam­berger, TEMP­Ta­tions’ Christmas Eve and Christmas Day din­ners features items such as roasted tur­key with stuff­ing, roast prime beef ribs, roast leg of lamb with pump­kin mash and thyme sauce, and more. Also avail­able on Christmas Day is a ‘Long Lunch Buf­fet’ which features high­light dishes such as slow-baked beef flank, oven- roasted whole stuffed tur­key along with mush­rooms and caramelised ap­ples, and grilled lamb chop with honey and mint jus. àRe­nais­sance KL Ho­tel (03 2771 6692/mar­riott.com). Dec 24-25, dinner buf­fet, RM148nett. Dec 25, Long Lunch Buf­fet, RM130nett. The Straits Es­tate Feast on a Christmas Eve buf­fet dinner com­plete with an as­sorted se­lec­tion of food such as sal­ads, var­i­ous types of cheese, sushi, breads, Asian dishes like VE’s sig­na­ture sa­tay, pasta and French pas­tries. On Christmas Day it­self, there will be an all-you- can- eat lunch avail­able for those who in­tend to splurge on good food. Christmas good­ies will be sold at the Kiosk Deli un­til Dec 31.

Ho­tel & Res­i­dence Kuala Lumpur (03 2246 2888/ ve­ho­tel.com). Dec 24, buf­fet dinner, RM128nett. Dec 25, brunch buf­fet, RM128nett.

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Cin­na­mon Cof­fee House Pam­per your­self this Christmas with a lux­u­ri­ous buf­fet dinner at the Cin­na­mon Cof­fee House in One World Ho­tel where you’ll be sink­ing your teeth into their tur­key roasted with honey and herbs, prawn grits on frit­tatas, waf­fle slid­ers topped with chicken and berries, beef brisket cream soup and more. Desserts are also avail­able with high­light items such as cap­puc­cino Yule log, ginger crème brûlée and minced pie.

World Ho­tel Pe­tal­ing Jaya (03 7681 1157/ oneworld­ho­tel.com.my). Buf­fet dinner, Dec 24-25, from 6.30pm-10.30pm, RM158. High-tea, Dec 25, 12noon4pm, RM118. Gobo Chit Chat Spend your Christmas Eve hav­ing seafood like mus­sels, cala­mari and oys­ters with a side of bub­bly at Gobo Chit Chat’s Christmas Eve seafood buf­fet dinner. They’ve also planned a Christmas Day brunch buf­fet that in­cludes a se­lec­tion of cold cut meats, an­tipasto, a plat­ter of im­ported cheeses and more. àTraders Ho­tel Kuala Lumpur (03 2332 9888/Shangri-la. com/kualalumpur/traders). Dec 24, 6.30pm-11pm. RM168nett; RM218 with free flow of wine and bub­bly. Dec 25, 12noon-3.30pm. RM128; RM168 with free flow of wine and bub­bly. The Mill Café This all- day- din­ing restau­rant of­fers two dif­fer­ent buf­fet spreads this Christmas sea­son – the brunch spread features clas­sics such as smoked Nor­we­gian sal­mon, roasted whole tur­key with ch­est­nuts, Brus­sels sprouts and cran­ber­ries; while the dinner menu in­cludes high­lights such as fresh oys­ters with sal­mon roe, seafood paella, a roast tur­key stuffed with spinach, feta and wal­nut. Have your meal with al­co­holic bev­er­ages for an ex­tra RM108 or opt for non­al­co­holic drinks for an ad­di­tional RM30.

Mil­len­nium KL (03 2117 4163/ mil­len­ni­umho­tels.com). Dec 23-25, Christmas brunch, 12noon-3pm. RM128nett. Dec 24-25, Christmas dinner, 7-10pm. RM168nett. Villa Danieli Have a hearty dinner this Christmas Eve at the rus­tic Ital­ian eatery Villa Danieli. The set menu features high­light dishes such as tur­key roulade stuffed with dried fruits and grilled gnocchi, Black An­gus beef ten­der­loin with foie gras, purée with port wine jus, sal­mon fil­let with beet­root purée and truf­fle sauce and more. On Christmas Day, in­dulge in the restau­rant’s sig­na­ture brunch spread which features a se­lec­tion of Ital­ian fare. àSher­a­ton Im­pe­rial Ho­tel KL (03 2717 9922/ vil­ladanielirestau­rant. com). Dec 24, Christmas Eve dinner buf­fet, 6.30-10pm. RM158nett per per­son. Dec 25, Christmas Day brunch, 11am-3pm. RM148nett per per­son.

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Dy­nasty Restau­rant Award-win­ning eatery Dy­nasty Restau­rant of­fers you two menus to choose from for this fes­tive sea­son – a three-course menu and a four-course menu. You can ex­pect Chef Kok Chee Kin to dish out clas­sics such as a mini Bud­dha Jump over the Wall, grilled cod fil­let, crispy golden fin­ger, and seared beef ten­der­loin with mixed mush­rooms and greens.

àRe­nais­sance KL Ho­tel (03 2771 6692/mar­riott.com). Dec 18-Jan 1. Three-course menu, RM125nett; four­course menu, RM280nett. Vasco’s Go on a gas­tro­nomic jour­ney with a scrump­tious tra­di­tional Christmas buf­fet at Vasco’s on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. There will be a host of bar­be­cued dishes along­side favourites like fresh seafood, pump­kin soup, pan-fried foie gras with duck breast on brioche toast and fig mar­malade, a red- and green­crusted roast beef rib eye with pep­per­corn jus and York­shire pud­ding.

End the feast with a tra­di­tional Christmas pud­ding and a choco­late Yule log.

àHil­ton Kuala Lumpur (03 2264 2596/hiltonkl. com). Dec 24, Christmas Eve buf­fet dinner (6.3010.30pm), RM228nett. Dec 25, Christmas Day buf­fet lunch (12noon-2.30pm), RM228nett; Christmas Day buf­fet dinner (6.3010.30pm), RM198nett.

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Bow­ery To cel­e­brate Christmas, The Bow­ery Group is rolling out a spe­cial hol­i­day menu to bring on the mer­ri­ment. You can en­joy clas­sic Christmas dishes such as chest­nut and chicken ter­rine, chicken liver pâté and their sig­na­ture roasted tur­key with all the trim­mings at ei­ther Bow­ery Kitchen & Bar Pub­lika or Bow­ery Pe­tit, TTDI. Pub­lika’s out­let will also be serv­ing spe­cial Christmas cock­tails such as The Ru­dolph, a Christmas san­gria made of red wine, pome­gran­ate juice, cran­berry juice, rasp­ber­ries and Jäger­meis­ter.

Pe­tit, 48 Per­siaran Zaaba, TTDI (03 7710 0295/ the­bow­ery­group.com); Bow­ery Kitchen & Bar, Level G2, Pub­lika, KL (03 6211 4989). Un­til Dec 31. RM420+ per set. Gobo Up­stairs Through­out De­cem­ber you can en­joy Gobo Up­stairs’ fes­tive sea­son three-course meal promo, which of­fers ei­ther the 150g An­gus ten­der­loin or tur­key breast with truf­fle cream as your main course. They also have a spe­cial Christmas Eve dinner five- course menu. The dishes here in­clude truf­fle risotto, slow- cooked tur­key breast or Black An­gus ten­der­loin, and a Christmas pud­ding for dessert.

àTraders Ho­tel Kuala Lumpur (03 2332 9888/Shangri-la. com/kualalumpur/traders). Dec 1-31, RM188nett. Dec 24, RM349nett; RM459 in­clu­sive of one bot­tle of wine. Nobu It won’t be your usual roast chicken and fruit­cake at Nobu’s Christmas dinner – in­stead you’ll be treated to a spe­cial sev­en­course omakase meal. Spe­cially crafted dishes by Ex­ec­u­tive Chef Philip Leong and his team, the omakase in­cludes a scallop quinoa salad, pan-seared Chilean sea bass, smoked wagyu with Yuba and Nori sauce.

àPetronas Tower 3, KL (03 2164 5084). Dec 22-Dec 25. RM560++ per per­son. The Brasserie On Christmas Eve, The Brasserie will be serv­ing their Sun­day Brunch with an ar­ray of dishes to­gether with free flow of Veuve Clic­quot, their As­sam Boi Mary cock­tail, more cock­tails and wines. A tra­di­tional tur­key brunch will be pre­pared for this year’s Christmas lunch to­gether with an ar­ray of sweet treats and lots of fam­ily-friendly ac­tiv­i­ties.

Regis Kuala Lumpur (03 2727 6666/ stregiskualalumpur.com). Dec 24, Christmas Eve brunch, 12noon-3pm, RM298nett (with­out al­co­hol); RM468nett (with al­co­hol). Dec 25, Christmas brunch, RM368nett (with­out al­co­hol); RM568nett (with al­co­hol).

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