April 3, 2020

Breakfast Buffet at Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich

Breakfast Buffet at Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich

The Breakfast Buffet at Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich is served daily from 06:30am to 10:30am (until 11:00am on weekends and public holidays) at 2 ON 988 Café the hotel's all-day dining restaurant. Guests who booked a breakfast-inclusive room rate can enjoy the daily breakfast buffet at the restaurant during their stay (up to two registered adult guests per room).

Breakfast Buffet at Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich
Main Dining Area | 2 ON 988 Café, Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich

Guests who booked a room or suite with access to the Club Millésime Lounge (executive lounge) can also choose to have their daily breakfast buffet at 2 ON 988 Café. Guests who do not have breakfast included in their room rate, as well as non-staying guests, are also welcome to enjoy the breakfast buffet for only CNY 252.00 net per person.

Breakfast Buffet at Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich
Private Dining Room | 2 ON 988 Café, Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich

ALL - Accor Live Limitless Platinum members staying at the hotel are accorded with daily complimentary breakfast as part of their elite benefits, applicable to plus one registered adult staying with the ALL Platinum member. They can choose or alternate between the Semi-Buffet Breakfast at the Club Millésime Lounge and the Breakfast Buffet at 2 ON 988 Café (continue reading below).

Breakfast Buffet at Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich

The breakfast buffet spread at 2 ON 988 Café includes a wide selection of French, Western and Asian breakfast items. There are also live cooking stations where guests can order egg dishes and noodle soup dishes. Free-flowing coffee, espresso, tea, and chilled fruit juices are also included in the buffet.

Breakfast Buffet at Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich
Youtiao (L) & Rice Porridge (R) | 2 on 988 Café
Breakfast Buffet at Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich

Whenever I am in China, I almost exclusively eat Chinese food during my stay. For breakfast, I always start with a bowl of Rice Porridge which I top with pork floss and Chinese parsley. Rice porridge is traditionally paired with Youtiao (油条) which is a type of deep-fried wheat cruller.

Breakfast Buffet at Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich
Noodle Soup Dish | 2 on 988 Café
Breakfast Buffet at Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich

Noodles, or mian (面) in Chinese, is the most popular breakfast dish in China. Here at 2 ON 988 Café, they have a live cooking station dedicated to noodles. I had egg noodles in chicken broth with chicken balls, beef balls, fish balls, mushrooms, broccoli, and bok choy (Chinese cabbage).

Breakfast Buffet at Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich
Beef Chow Fun, Fried Egg, Zongzi, Steamed Vegetable |  2 on 988 Café
Breakfast Buffet at Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich

Here is my plate of Beef Chow Fun (干炒牛河) which is a stir-fried noodle dish made with flat rice noodles, beef, and beansprouts. I paired it with a Fried Egg (cooked Chinese style), Zongzi (粽子) a steamed sticky rice dumpling filled with pork, and Steamed Chinese Boccilli (kai-lan).

Breakfast Buffet at Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich
Pain au Chocolat (L) & Peach Danish (R) | 2 on 988 Café
Breakfast Buffet at Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich

Since I was staying in a Sofitel, I had to give the French pastries a try. I am glad to report that the Pain Au Chocolat and the Peach Danish I tried were very fluffy and moist on the inside and flaky and buttery on the outside.

Breakfast Buffet at Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich
Fresh Fruits | 2 on 988 Café
Breakfast Buffet at Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich

Finally, no meal is complete without Fresh Fruits. I had watermelon, pineapple, dragon fruit, and pomegranate. The ones I tried were very sweet and juicy.




► BREAKFAST BUFFET SPREAD AT 2 ON 988 CAFE

Breakfast Buffet at Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich

I took a photo of the various food stations showing the dishes typically served during breakfast buffet. These photos were taken when the restaurant opened at 6:30am. Please note that the menu changes every day, and some dishes may not be available every day.

Breakfast Buffet at Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich

Assorted Bread - the buffet features freshly baked bread and loaves such as baguette, focaccia, sesame bread, multigrain bread, and rye bread.

Breakfast Buffet at Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich

Buns and Rolls - There are savory and sweet varieties of bus such as pork floss buns, barbecue pork buns, raisin buns, chocolate rolls, and soft rolls.

Breakfast Buffet at Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich

Cakes - Perfect to be paired with coffee or tea are cakes such as carrot cake, banana cake, marble cake, and lemon cake.

Breakfast Buffet at Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich

Pancakes, Waffles, and Donuts - There is a live cooking station where you can request for pancakes and waffles to be customized with your preferred topping of fruit jams, maple syrup, chocolate spread, and peanut butter. There's also dark chocolate donuts, cinnamon donuts, and raspberry donuts.

Breakfast Buffet at Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich

French Pastries and Muffins - Must try are the French-quality pastries such as classic croissants, chocolate croissants (pain au chocolat), peach lattice danish, strawberry danish, and chocolate twist danish. Chocolate walnut muffins and vanilla muffins are also available.

Breakfast Buffet at Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich

Asian Station - The Asian station features an assortment of rice porridge, including plain congee, pork and century egg congee, fish congee, and chicken congee. Hot dishes include steamed rice, fried rice, Malaysian chicken curry, and beef chow fun (stir-fried beef noodles).

Breakfast Buffet at Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich

Asian Station - There are also vegetable dishes including stir-fried seasonal vegetables (such as Chinese broccoli), stir-fried beef with vegetables, wok-fried bacon with lettuce root, and wok-fried chicken with celery.

Breakfast Buffet at Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich

Western Station - Classic Western breakfast items include chicken sausage, pork sausage, crispy bacon, and soft bacon.

Breakfast Buffet at Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich

Western Station - Vegetable soup, oatmeal porridge, baked beans, and stir-fried vegetables (string beans).

Breakfast Buffet at Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich

Western Station - Tomato confit with rosemary, baked potato wedges, baked mushrooms, and sauteed broccoli with garlic.

Breakfast Buffet at Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich

Egg Station - There are fried eggs (cooked Chinese-style), tea eggs, and hard-boiled eggs. Guests can also request for their preferred fried egg style (scrambled, sunny side) as well as omelet with your choice of ingredients.

Breakfast Buffet at Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich

Dim Sum - A breakfast staple in China are these iconic steamed buns and dumplings. The variety varies on seasonal ingredients, but the most common ones are the steamed buns, steamed buns with red beans, steamed buns with egg custard, brown sugar steamed buns, vegetable steamed buns, steamed pork dumplings, and steamed glutinous rice with pork.

Breakfast Buffet at Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich

Noodle Station - As mentioned earlier in the article, noodles are the most common breakfast dish in China. The Noodle Station specializes in noodle soup dish. There are three choices of noodles: egg noodles, wheat noodles, and rice noodles.

Breakfast Buffet at Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich

Noodle Station - You can then choose other ingredients to go with your noodles. Choices include bean sprouts, cabbage, bok choy (Chinese cabbage), kai lan (Chinese broccoli), mushrooms, fish cake, fish balls, shrimp balls, chicken balls, and beef balls. The noodles, veggies, and meatballs will then go for a quick boil, and will be finished off with a rich broth.

Breakfast Buffet at Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich

Salad Station - If you prefer something light for breakfast, fresh salad is one of the best options for you. The Salad Station features a variety of fresh vegetables including radicchio chicory, frisee lettuce, red oak lettuce, green lettuce, celery, red onion, cherry tomatoes, carrots, and cucumber. You can then choose your dressing such as caesar salad dressing, vinaigrette dressing, thousand island dressing, and balsamic dressing.

Breakfast Buffet at Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich

Cold Cuts & Cheeses - Best to be paired with bread and salad are cold cuts and cheeses. During my visit, they were serving salami, smoked duck breast, smoked chicken breast, forest ham, smoked salmon, Murcia al Vino cheese, buffalo mozzarella, Emmentaler cheese, feta cheese, and brie.

Breakfast Buffet at Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich

Cereals & Yogurt - Another light breakfast option are cereals and yogurt. You can choose from rice crispies, cocoa rice, all bran cereals, honey nuts, and corn flakes. There's full cream milk, skim milk, and soy milk to go with your cereals. To aid digestion, you can also try their yogurt and bircher muesli.

Breakfast Buffet at Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich

Fresh Fruits - China enjoys a year-round supply of tropical fruits and other seasonal fruits. You have to try some of the sweetest fruits available in the buffet, including melon, starfruit, dragon fruit, pineapple, watermelon, guava, pomegranate, banana, orange, and apple.

Breakfast Buffet at Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich

Beverages - The breakfast buffet includes free-flowing coffee, tea, and juices. Espresso based beverages such as cappuccino, caffe latte, and americano are served upon request, while chilled fruit juices are available on the buffet spread.

Breakfast Buffet at Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich

Ice Cream - Yes, they also serve ice cream for breakfast. The flavors available were matcha ice cream, mango ice cream, chocolate ice cream, coffee ice cream, strawberry sorbet, and lychee sherbet. You can make your waffles extra special by pairing it with ice cream.




2 ON 988 Café
2nd Floor, Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich
988 Guangzhou Da Dao Zhong, Tianhe District
Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China
Contact: +86-20-38838888
Email: H6318@sofitel.com
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