Monday, January 25, 2010

a cultural experience

I received a gift certificate for 2 adults for dim sum buffet at West Lake Garden, Sunway Resort & Spa, from Nizaa from Kancilbiru.blogspot.com. This smart cookie won the gift cert from Nuffnang Project Alpha Season 1. She even included a screen cleaner for me. Thanks for the lovely treat, Nizaa! :-) We went on Sunday and arrived at 11.00 am to enjoy the buffet for brunch. The kids had already taken their breakfast, so they ate little as their morning snack. Some of the spread from the buffet: We ordered plates of steaming hot dim sum (part of the buffet) This has to be my favourite for the day… egg tarts with the flakiest, lightest crust with the yummiest egg custard. The kiddo’s favourite – fishballs. But for that day, they called them jellyfish :-). Hubby’s favourite: A little while later, we heard an enchanting melodious tune of a guzheng. A lovely lady was strumming beautiful tunes that enchanted the kids, especially HQ. He asked me “What is the name of that piano?” (he concluded that the piano and guzheng are similar in function, but knew they were different), “Who is that jie jie?”, “How she know how to play that guzheng?” and “How long she learn to play that guzheng?” (I was surprised with his last question)

I couldn’t answer all his questions. He was so curious that he asked me to accompany him to ask that jie jie. He was really shy at first, but he got his answers. That talented and pretty lady is Ms. Lum and she started learning to play at 5 years old. Due to integrity, she did not disclose the name of her music centre but said that if HQ is interested, he can start taking lessons as he's going to be 5 in May. HQ even went ahead and asked whether he can strum on the instrument. And Ms. Lum was so nice to said yes! So, for the rest of the dining time, the kids ceased running around and sat at the front table. Ms. Lum earned two new admirers :-). West Lake Garden, Sunway Resort Hotel and Spa is a good place to have dim sum buffet, with its good services, a wide spread of delicious food and lovely ambience. We will be coming back :-).

We left at 12.30 pm for Sunway Pyramid to do a little Chinese New Year shopping. After our shopping, we were lucky to catch a Chinese acrobatic show. Needless to say, the kiddos were impressed! HQ gasped and clapped after each notable act was done :-) Next came the scary bits… kids, don’t try this at home… After the acrobatic show, which lasted half an hour, we had a little snack of xiao long pau and piglet buns at Dragon-i before leaving for home.

So on that day, we enjoyed a mixture of our rich cultural inheritance - dimsum (thanks to Nizaa), a little bit of Chinese traditional music and a little Chinese acrobatic show. And of course, HQ had lots to tell his grandparents the next day :-).

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19 comments:

reanaclaire said...

wow..the food looks good!! you and your family must have enjoyed the food very much..
btw, about the post, please give me some time..hehehe.. feeling lazy these days..

wenn said...

very educational and fun for yr children!

MeRy said...

The food look yummy....

Kancilbiru said...

wow the food looks so yummy..glad u enjoyed it...well wish u & family Happy Chinese New Year...:)

Mummy Gwen said...

Wow...nice spread of food. Looks like your 2 angels are glued to the jie jie playing the guzheng. Maybe you should enrol HQ in music class..hehe.

smallkucing said...

wow...lookign at the food had me drooling already.

2ma said...

i also want to go pyramid to watch the acrobatic show

lil' bulb said...

What a fruitful outing! Eat, watch and shop....yahoo!

mNhL said...

Wow...wide spread of foods. The acrobatic was a great show. Both kids and adults will be attracted.

Mommy Ling said...

Wow..drooling seeing the foods..must walap to the fullest..hahahha. The best part still seing the jie jie playing the gu zheng..very rare to see nowadays.

ChloeRuoyi said...

That's a very lovely treat :-) So nice of your friend. The food looked really yummy!

slavemom said...

Hv nvr tried dim sum at Sunway Hotel. Looks really good. mmmm...
It's really great that ur kids enjoy those cultural experiences.

CH Voon said...

very good place to visit!

beside eat and can enjoy the presentation as well.

Mummy to QiQi said...

tats really a fabulous dim sum man...lucky u!!

BoeyJoey said...

reanaclaire, MeRy: Yes, the food was good :-)

wenn: Yup, especially the guzheng & acrobatic show... their first time! :-)

Kancilbiru: Yes, the food was yummy. You have a good holiday too. Thanks again for the food certificate :-)

Mummy Gwen: After trying on the instruments, HQ told me he's more interested to learn piano & not guzheng. Am wondering where to find the time leh, as weekdays are definitely no-no.

smallkucing, slavemom, Mummy to QiQi: Go and try, very nice one!

2ma: Yes, bring your two angels!

lil' bulb, mNhL: Yes, semua kow tim one outing... haha

Mommy Ling: Yes, I enjoyed the food and the music too... really lovely ambience there.

ChloeRouyi: Yes, Nizaa is very lovely and generous :-)

CHVoon: The show got to walk over to Sunway Pyramid lo... so ngan we were there to catch it!

Marketing Communications said...

Thank you so much for having your "yum cha" session with us at West Lake Garden! We are very delighted to have served you and glad that you have enjoyed the overall dining experience.

We sincerely look forward to welcoming you again at our Hotel in the future. If you need any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Once again, Thank You!

Best regards,
Joey How
Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa

BoeyJoey said...

Joey How/ Marketing Communications: We are equally pleased to have the opportunity to experience such delightful dining experience. We hope West Lake Garden and the Hotel will keep up the good work :)

Mummy Moon said...

The show looks good! My daughter likes to watch acrobatic show. :P

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Sherry said...

wow.. so delicious how much is dim sum buffet?

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