Antipasto Italian Lunch Buffet @ Senja, The Saujana Hotel Kuala Lumpur

11 July 2012

It is easy to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life with The Saujana Hotel Kuala Lumpur around. With 160-acres of lush tropical gardens, every breath you take is guaranteed fresh air. They also have 2 18-hole championship golf courses, perfect for business and leisure purpose.

Chef Filippo Giunta from Sicily has recently joined Senja Italian Restaurant as the executive chef. The arrival of Chef Giunta has given the restaurant a lift by introducing his forte dishes into the menu and I was lucky to be invited to taste his creative dishes through Antipasto Lunch Buffet.

Antipasto, meaning “Appetizer” / “Starter” in Italian is the meal before main course and for this buffet, Senja has provided 10 dishes for diners to enjoy. Antipasto Lunch Buffet is perfect for those who have limited time for lunch and prefers lighter meal but with great variety. One can also choose to have the Antipasto Lunch Buffet and main course or Antipasto Lunch Buffet, main course and dessert. Talk about flexibility!

All diners will receive complimentary freshly made bread and Pizza Bianca

Green Asparagus with Parmesan Cheese

Who says healthy food aren’t tasty? With Chef Giunta, nothing is impossible. He cleverly puts Parmesan cheese sprinkles onto green asparagus, giving it a twist of flavors.

Mixed Vegetable Bruschetta

Baked Aubergine alla Parmigiana

Claimed by both Campania and Sicily, this Southern Italian dish tastes very cheesy, every bite is so sinful!

Grilled Vegetables

Marinated Pumpkin with Lemon and Thyme

Polenta with Fennel and Gorgonzola Dressing

I totally love this dish! This finely grounded cornmeal has a smooth texture and its flavor is enhanced by Gorgonzola, veined Italian blue cheese. It’s amazing how Chef Giunta is able to use different types of cheese to enhance the taste and presentation of the dishes.

Roasted Artichoke Roman Style
Roasted Artichoke Roman Style

Selection of Musculin Salad

Tomato Mozzarella

Another healthy dish topped with mozzarella cheese! After eating the Antipasto Lunch Buffet, I’m already 80% full!

I look a bit of everything! πŸ˜€

Pizza Mediterraneo

Sink your teeth into an ocean of sumptuous mixed seafood, melted Mozzarella and tomatoes with Pizza Mediterraneo!

Risotto ai Frutti de Mare

Risotto ai Frutti de Mare, meaning Seafood Risotto instantly brightens my day with its color and is simply delicious! The taste of tomato opens up my appetite anytime!

Spaghetti alla Carbonara

Carbonara is my all time favorite! Wherever I go, I’ll order Carbonara if it’s in the menu. Spaghetti was cooked al dente and creamy while the thick cut bacon was really chewy.

Chef Filippo Tiramisu
A la carte price: RM 29

As a coffee addict, tiramisu is always in the order list. Chef Giunta paired his tiramisu with raspberry sauce and some blueberry to give the original taste a twist. I taste sweet, bitter and sour at the same time!

Sicilian Parfaits, Chocolate Grenache
A la carte price: RM 30

If you’re in for something special, you’ve gotta try this! It’s a new milky experience for me to try Sicilian vanilla parfaits stuffed with fruits and it’s wrapped with rich chocolate on the outside. It also comes with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

Snickers Version 2009
A la carte price: RM 29

Snickers Version 2009 consists of a soft chocolate cake and a chocolate ice cream with a caramel biscuit on top of it. Upon cutting up the soft chocolate cake, sinful chocolate lava oozes out! Ahhh this is what I call bliss! It’s clever to pair the warm chocolate cake with cool icy ice cream because it gives you the goodness of both worlds!

Coffee, tea or me? πŸ˜‰

Thanks to Chef Filippo Giunta for the excellent meal!

The interior of Senja

Promotion price:
Antipasto lunch buffet = RM35++
Antipasto lunch buffet + main course = RM65++
Antipasto lunch buffet + main course + Dessert = RM75++

Senja Restaurant
The Saujana Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Saujana Resort, Jalan Lapangan Terbang SAAS,
40150 Shah Alam,
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

Tel: +603-7843 1234 (for reservation)

Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 7pm to 10.30pm (Closed on Mondays)

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  • looks good ..
    i am looking for a buffet dinner…

  • Very Indonesian name. I wasn't expecting to see all the western cuisine.

    • Yeah I was kinda shocked that Senja is actually an Italian restaurant!

  • very high class leyy~xD

    • LOL yeah it looks really classy and elegant!
      Love this place!

  • I want the polenta with fennel and gorgonzola dressing!! Yummy!!

  • wow, this is the first time i hear a buffet with main course and dessert. and the first time i hear that the buffet does not include dessert LOL. Heineken New Bottle Launch Party in Malaysia

  • wohoo

  • i see the pictures already hungry… no need to anymore….

  • I love the Snickers dessert – always a favorite of mine if I see it around, Mars or Snickers works for me. I've also seen a Twix cake.

    The pumpkin dish looks good. I'm quite intrigued by it. It's healthy and I like pumpkin. πŸ™‚

    • I highly recommend Snickers Version 2009 too! So tempting and sinful!
      I wonder why is it named 'version 2009' though :p

  • Pizzas look great! So near my house lagi. Must keep this in mind πŸ˜€

  • the risotto looks yummy!

  • delicious delicious!! really triggers my appetite and hunger already~~

  • The food looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  • The Pizza Mediterraneo and dessert parts looks pretty interesting and delicious to me ^^

  • Did you manage to eat it all or did someone help you? *o*
    Never had asparagus before but it sure looks tasty~~

    • We all share the food! I can't finish it on my own haha

  • Carbonara is my favourite too but not many places can prepare a good Carbonara, and I'm very picky about it LOL

    • Do you know how to cook? maybe you can gimme some tips :p

  • Ras

    tasty πŸ˜€ i really love the environment which the table is white and with wine glass <3