Buffets are sinful. Yup, say that again. Buffets are sinful.

Yet, we are constantly out there looking for the best deal in town. Tell me you ears don’t tingle at the slightest hint of a 50% discount on buffet lines or the latest launch of a Japanese buffets that offer 1+1?


But I always believe in getting what you pay for. For instance …. Eccucino at the Prince Hotel Kuala Lumpur. Now, that name may not ring a bell to many of you … me included but rest assured, when you’ve tried it … you’ll remember the name for good.



Prince Hotel is strategically located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur along the picturesque Jalan Conlay and across the road and just two minutes’ walk away, is Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. Parking is ample in the basement of the hotel and once you get onto the ground floor, Eccucino is just overlooking the lobby. As you walk into Eccucino, your eyes will not miss the dessert spread, ESPECIALLY the 4-tier chocolate fountain.

Seriously, it was tempting. I walked straight towards the Chocolate fountain … dipped a nice, juicy stick of strawberry into the chocolate fondue and popped it right into my mouth and I did this before even being seated. Thinking back, now I feel a little “paiseh” (embarrassed) …..

But that feeling quickly dissipated once I was seated. Armed with an empty stomach and a hue appetite, I announced to myself … Let The Games Began! My first stop … the open grill. Slipper Prawns, beef patties, chicken slices … I gathered them up, one at a time. Then I headed over to the chef, shot a smile and a nod and he knew what to do.

While I left him to do what he does best, I headed over to the ‘seafood’ area. I looked for an empty plate and spotted a small one. Not good enough … I spotted a bigger plate and quickly replaced it. I quickly reach out for those fresh and juicy looking prawns, shrimps … whatever you call it! At that moment, cholesterol seems like a foreign word.

Satisfied with what I have, my attention was diverted to the oysters. The royal produce of nature. I told myself, I’ll start with one. I sprinkled some Tabasco sauce on it. I took a lemon slice and headed back to my table. Halfway across, I turned back and loaded another 5 more…..

Yup, you’ll laugh now .. but wait until you’re in that condition, you’ll understand my predicaments. Back at my table, my grilled items sat there .. waiting to be savored. Good thing I had friends with me … else it looks like I am trying to transfer the whole buffet spread onto my table. I looked around, shot a stare at the lady next to me … smiled and dug in.

And … did I mention that Wednesday’s are “Grilled to Perfection” day in Eccucino? Well, the reason is simply clear. I’ve simply tasted one of the best grills in town. Not too dry, not too burnt. It’s just perfect. Given a choice, I would go for second helping. Then again, I need space for dessert, don’t I?



I would say this is a place that I will come back again, and again. Reasonable pricing, good ambiance, great food. Here’s the deal :

RM88.00++ per adult
RM44.00++ per child (below 12 years old)
Every Wednesday evening


Prince Hotel & Residence Kuala Lumpur
Opposite Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
No.4 Jalan Conlay,
50450 Kuala Lumpur,
TEL: +603-2170 8888
FAX: +603-2170 8999

For bookings at Eccucino, please contact 03-2170 8888 extension 8119/8120 or Email:restaurants@princehotelkl.com.my

Click HERE for location map to Prince Hotel.

  1. Jean Said,

    OMG! Japanese Buffet~ love japanese cuisine so much!
    But I had too much of them recently, maybe will pay a visit in the future..

    Jean’s last blog post..??


  2. Satisfyingtummy Said,

    OMg…i should go prince hotel instead of crowne plaza…

    Satisfyingtummy’s last blog post..Aussie BBQ buffet @ Crowne Plaza Hotel


  3. Bangsar-bAbE Said,

    Waaaa….looks like you’re the perfect buffet kaki for me!! =D

    Bangsar-bAbE’s last blog post..Kafe Beriani Gam Putra


  4. Jackson Kah Said,

    wow…. looks good! will try out one Wednesday

    Jackson Kah’s last blog post..Nice Soup Gang Restaurant, Kepong ????


  5. Em Said,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting!

    I love the photography and the layout of your blog.

    Em’s last blog post..Another Be-a-u-tiful Day


  6. Natasha - 5 Star Foodie Said,

    Fabulous! Love that chocolate fountain!

    Natasha – 5 Star Foodie’s last blog post..The Providores and Tapa Room


  7. Meg Said,

    Thank you SO much for such kind words about my blog 🙂 it is much appreciated, and I’m very happy to have found your blog! Such neat eats on here – fancy fancy 😉 lovin’ it!

    Hope you’re enjoying the remainder of your weekend!

    Have a good one,

    Meg’s last blog post..Live your life


  8. mimid3vils Said,

    Wah..not yet seated already can’t stand & start eating 😛

    mimid3vils’s last blog post..Starbucks Breakfast Pairing Menu


  9. Chin Said,

    I know the feelings about the oysters:)

    Chin’s last blog post..Peter’s Pork Noodles – Brickfields, KL


  10. email2me Said,

    Fui Yoh! So nice pix …. respect man with your pix …… I miss Chef DJ’s Quesadillas. =.=||

    email2me’s last blog post..Chef In Black, Celebrity Chef Emmanuel Stroobant Launches Exciting New Menu at 7ATENINE


  11. 550ml jar of faith Said,

    This is so so very enticing! I would do exactly the same thing, go straight to the buffet line and start popping things into my mouth right away! I’d probably start with an oyster….

    550ml jar of faith’s last blog post..Taro terror!


  12. Emily Said,

    Hi! Thanks for stopping by. Your food photos are absolutely gorgeous!

    Emily’s last blog post..finally sunny!


  13. andrew Said,

    hi Tim!! Nice meeting you just then in Asian Terrace!! Catch up with you again real soon. It has been a great pleasure chatting with you!!

    andrew’s last blog post..Souled Out Restaurant and Bar – Sri Hartamas


  14. jaclyn Said,

    is tat price only available on wednesday?
    wat’s their normal price?


  15. Sugar Bean Said,

    Wow, looks like a nice place for buffet. The environment looks nice. And the salmon looks so delicious! Nice photos!

    Sugar Bean’s last blog post..Genki Sushi (????)


  16. Fly Guy Said,

    Tried it on lastnite nite….found it a real disappointment. Variety is lacking….this is no where near what Jogoya is offering. Should either head to Jogoya for this. Was told by friends that if you really fancy Chocolate fountain, you should try the one in Le Meridien. Man, good recommendations are hard to come by these days.


  17. ck lam Said,

    All your wonderful pix makes me real hungry. Definitely nice for a revisit to Eccucino.

    ck lam’s last blog post..Chef Emmanuel Stroobant @7atenine, Ascott Kuala Lumpur


  18. Timothy Said,

    Making people hungry is what we foodie’s do best, right? Yup, I don’t mind a revisit …..


  19. Timothy Said,

    Hi Fly Guy, your opinion noted. Hopefully the folks from Eccucino read your comments so that they know what you think.


  20. xin Said,

    i just went, and think desserts there are better than the western/local food


  21. ai wei Said,

    it is sinful! so much good food!!!


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