But I was hearing a lot of good reviews about the Impiana Hotel buffet. Furthermore, I had just received my paycheque and wanted to eat out at least once this month. And the thing that clinched the deal over the whole thing was the fact that they serve cempedak goreng in their buffet line up!!!
When I was pregnant with Aiden, not only was I fortunate enough to be spared from the gory morning sickness, but I also wasn't a picky eater. I could eat just about anything and everything. I didn't believe in mengidam - I thought it was just an old wives tale, made up so that the wife would be able to demand for certain things from the husband during the pregnancy. Up until I met with the cempedak goreng. I had it once for tea time and then was hit with the most extreme mengidam for the fried delicacy! I remember, back then, it wasn't the musim for cempedak so Hubby and I actually drove up to Kuantan just to buy some!
Post pregnancy, I still go gaga over cempedak goreng (I wasn't able to fully satiate my craving for it back then) thus I was definitely looking forward to munching on some during the buffet!
Thank god I made my booking 3 days in advance as it was a full house!
Tonka Cafe and Deli. If you're going, please note that Impiana has no parking space at the hotel. We parked at my office and simply walked to the hotel. (Free parking!!)
We were given one of the best seats in the house. Right beside the accompaniment music.