Carnaval Churrascaria, The Brazilian Buffet

Just Thursday last week and it took my BF’s family about 1.5 hours to get here  after going through those hideous traffic jams but its all worth the time as having a meal here was awesome. I’m already missing the food there now and I want to come back for more!

Carnaval Churrassaria - Menu

Introducing to you, Carnabal Churrassaria located in Damansara Jaya and let me share with you what are they all about.

‘The Churrascaria (which means barbecue in Portuguese) was developed in South Brazil – cowboy and meats – producing country, where barbecue took places outside regularly, usually accompanied by lots of drinks and dancing.’ – Carnaval Churrascaria

We took on the full meal which includes everything from the salad bar and unlimited servings of meat priced at MYR66.00 per person.

Carnaval Churrassaria - Interior

This is one of the highly raved eatery and they have opened for more than 10 years. I have no idea why I didn’t find out about this place during my college years. I’m a graduate from KDU and this is so freaking close to my college! Good news for the Muslims as the food served here is Halal and as I carefully observed the interior, they are decorated with Brazil flags, table cloths of green and yellow and artsy paintings hanging on their wall.

Carnaval Churrassaria - Business Manager Mr Lum

This is Mr Lum, the Business Manager whom is a friend of my BF’s uncle. I asked to snap a photo of his but he insisted that I should take a photo of the Brazilian chef who got all the meat done authentically of the Brazilian way. So I sneakily snapped this photo of Mr Lum anyway.

Carnaval Churrassaria - Chef

This is the Brazilian chef behind all the delicious meat. I forgot to ask for his name but Mr Lum was telling me, ‘That’s him’. Kudos to him that those beef and lamb tasted awesomely great.

Carnaval Churrassaria - Salad Bar

There are a lot to choose from the salad bar, there’s sauté tomato, coleslaw,  spinach, lettuce, potato salad, wedges, french bean, lady’s finger and etc. I particularly liked the spinach because of the sweetness from the dressing but the spinach aged for a bit.

Carnaval Churrassaria - Coffee & Desser

Coffee and dessert if you may…

Carnaval Churrassaria - Mint Sauce & Clear Salsa

On the table there is a bowl of mint sauce and a bowl of clear salsa which can drizzled over your meat.

Carnaval Churrassaria - Style of Serving

This is how they work, there’s always waiter or waitress kept coming out from the kitchen bringing the meat in a large skewer that looked almost like a sword. They come to your table and cut the meat according to how much you want. They serve grilled pineapple (my favourite!), lamb shoulder, lamb cutlet, beef (rare, medium rare, well done), garlic beef, small lamb, curry chicken, chicken wings, chicken ham, sausages, prawn and fish. Since its a buffet, they kept coming serving you the meat non-stop.  They are all tasted really delicious except for the curry chicken is just curry marinated chicken and the fish is overcooked and non juicy.

Carnaval Churrassaria 2

Throughout the years, I think they raised their price but I still think its worth it because of what they are serving. Its not a fine-dine restorant and they don’t look fancy from the outside of their restaurant but you never know, don’t judge a book by its cover! They are subjected to 10% of service charge and 6% of government tax.

[gmap addr=”77 Jalan SS22/19, Damansara Jaya, 47400 Petaling Jaya”]Carnaval Churrascaria[/gmap]

They are located pretty close to KDU University College and I highly recommend you to try this! They do have weekly promotion of:

  • Monday – party night 5 adults 1 free
  • Tuesday – wine & dine night “BYO”
  • Wednesday – ladies night “15%” off
  • Sunday – Family day “15%” off

Carnaval Churrascaria
77 Jalan SS 22/19,
Damansara Jaya,
47400 Petaling Jaya.
Tel: 03 – 7725 2252


Durian Feast!

From last month, it was a great season for durians. I kept seeing updates of durian photos in Facebook and I got the hype but this is some serious eating. I never know there is such thing is durian buffet. Hey wait what? Buffet?


The crave for durian has come and my peep has introduced to have it in SS2 Damansara.  There are a couple huge stalls there and we chose this which is located at a corner. The buffet is MYR9 for weekdays and MYR15 for weekend but we are guessing they have a pricier range for high quality range durians. Look at their banner, they even have their website!

You get to see tons of durians, looking green, pokey and you’ll keep getting whiffs of  the smell of the durians. The smell is very intense for some people and in case if you are wondering how is the smell like… I would put it that it smells like creamy corn ice cream but about three to four times intenser.

You’ll get to learn more what types of durian is available in Malaysia and the information comes with description of taste and texture. I only know a few, I never know there was more. Personally, I love the ones which is very moist and soft, sweet or acrid taste and with small seed.

However, we were given ones that mostly with big seeds but that’s fine because some of the texture is very moist and soft. There were five of us and we ate 14 of it, one of my peeps was having some difficulty because  he didn’t like durian but he don’t want to be defeated by the King of Fruits. LOL!  *LOL* After the buffet, we went to Ikea for the Swedish meatballs. I could barely eat, only took one because I was stuffed!

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You can try this buffet if you are a fan, they are located at SS2 Damansara. This is a great idea to break fast for Muslims since its Ramadan now  *huge smile*.

This feast reminds me of my DIY Durian Face Mask!

Traclyn Yeoh