Big Apple Restaurant,
Level 14, Berjaya Hotels & Resort,
1, Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2117 8000
Business hours: 6.30 to 10.30pm,
daily (for Ramadan buffet)
With more than 200 types of dishes served daily, the buka puasa buffet is certainly a nice treat after a day of fasting.
Carefully crafted by two accomplished chefs, chef Yusoff Hamis and chef de cuisine Mazlee Rahman, their collaboration sees an outstanding variety of cuisine options.
Traditional Malay delights such as Ayam Goreng Berempah (Fried Chicken with Malay Spices), Daging Kulai Kawah (Beef Simmered with Coconut Cream and Long Bean) and Telur Itik Masak Lemak (Duck Eggs with Coconut Milk) are among the dishes served.
Yusoff has also put his creative touch to several time-honoured recipes such as Ekor Masak Merah (Oxtail with Tomato Sauce), Gulai Ikan Talang dan Nanas (Braised Salted Fish with Pineapple), Udang Panggang Percik (Spiced Grilled Prawns), Daging Persamah (Simmered Beef with Local Herbs and Coconut Milk) and Ikan Kerapu Masak Pedas (Garoupa with Hot and Sour Sauce).
These are among the many must-try traditional Malay dishes served here.
Other choices available throughout Ramadan include a variety of savouries and pickles, Malaysian sambal, international appetisers, cold salads with dressing and condiments, fruit rojak, and meat carvings of the day.
Apart from traditional Malay food, the restaurant also offers Middle Eastern specialities, dim sum, as well as pasta and Thai and Indian dishes.
There are more than 10 stalls that offer live cooking for hot food.
The buffet is priced at RM98++ per adult and RM49++ per child.
In addition to enjoying precious time together in a cosy ambience, diners can also change someone?s life for the better as RM1 will go to charity for every purchase of the Ramadan buffet package at the restaurant.
The money will be donated to Rumah Titian Kaseh ? a charity home for battered women, single mothers and less fortunate children.
This is the writer?s personal observation and not an endorsement by StarMetro.