BIG APPLE RESTAURANT,
Berjaya Times Square Hotel,
1, Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2117 8000
Business Hours: 6.30am to 10.30pm, daily. (Sahur: 5am)
Restaurant offers diners more than 200 choices for breaking of fast.
Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpur is marking Ramadan with a buka puasamenu featuring signature dishes from every state at the Big Apple Restaurant.
“There will be seven menus throughout the month, with more than 200 dishes including 14 signature dishes from each state,” said the hotel’s Malay cuisine chef Mohamed Yusoff Abdul Hamid.
The signature dishes include Solok Lada from Kelantan, Pajeri Nenas from Kedah, Rendang Tok from Perak, Masak Lemak Telur Itik from Negri Sembilan, Ayam Pongteh (top pic) from Malacca, Kari Kepala Ikan from Penang and Ikan Patin Tempoyak from Pahang, among others.
The Masak Lemak Telur Itik is an appetising dish. The coconut milk used added thickness to the gravy complementing the Nasi Bukhari, it was served with, a well-known dish from the Federal Territory.
Another must-try is the Ikan Patin Tempoyak. According to Mohamed Yusoff, this dish is special because durian paste is used to prepare it. The king of fruits is known for its rich texture and aroma, making the dish full of flavour.
The Ketupat Sotong from Terengganu is another signature dish. Apart from the creative presentation, the squid was also fresh.
The Pajeri Nenas or sliced pineapples cooked in palm sugar curry was also delicious, leaving you wanting more.
Other delectable dishes in the buffet line include a variety of Malaysian sambal such as sambal tempoyak, sambal budu and sambal asam jawa.
At the action stall section, try the famous Ramadan dish, bubur lambuk, and sample the Roast Whole Lamb with Pepper and Mushroom Sauce.
Other local favourites are Stir-fried Crab with Basil Leaf, Thai Yellow Chicken Curry, Saute Squid with Macaroni in Tomato Herb Sauce and Fried Mussel with Chilli and Hot Bean Sauce.
Do not miss the desserts, as a wide selection of enticing treats await you. My personal favourite was the Bread Pudding with Apricots and Raisins with Vanilla Sauce.
Other delectable desserts include Mango Pudding, Bubur Cha Cha, Agar-agar Coconut and Green Bean Ice Kacang. For those breaking their fast, refreshing drinks such as air selasih, soy bean, sour plum juice and sirap bandung are also available.
The Ramadan buffet is priced at RM108++ per adult and RM54++per child.
In addition to the Ramadan Buffet, Big Apple Restaurant will be having an Aidilfitri Hi-Tea on July 28, between 12.30pm and 4pm. Priced at RM68++ per adult and RM34++ per child.
This is the writer’s personal observation and is not an endorsement by StarMetro.