JW MARRIOTT KUALA LUMPUR,
183, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2719 8666
Enjoy 130 traditional favourites from various states in a kampung-like ambience.
BREAK your fast this Ramadan with an array of authentic local Malay delights at JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur.
Featuring 130 dishes, patrons will be spoilt for choice with the best of traditional dishes from various states around the country, customarily served during the fasting month.
Almost 100% of the dishes are Malay food, with the exception being the range of salad — where patrons have a choice of Western salad or Malay appetisers such asgado gado served with kuah kacang (mixed vegetables with peanut sauce) and a spread of kerabu and achar.
Although most of the dishes come across as spicy, this was not the case at all.
Take for instance, the Negri Sembilan dish — Smoked Sliced Beef in Spicy Coconut Sauce.
Traditionally, the dish is extremely spicy but at JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur, it had a mild spiciness, making it a delight to enjoy.
Executive chef Zaffar Abdul Samad said there would be a bowl of sambal on the side for those who preferred their food extra spicy.
“We would like to cater for all our diners, and not everyone can take spicy food,” he said.
Zaffar added that there were some returning patrons who would be looking forward to the traditional dishes.
“JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur is different from the rest, as we serve only traditional Malay dishes that are not easy to find these days,” he said.
Favourites such as satay, ais kacang, chicken rice and roast lamb will be making its usual appearance.
Patrons have two seating choices to enjoy their breaking fast meal.
One is by the poolside on the sixth floor and the other at the StarHill Conference Centre on the fourth floor of the hotel.
These two areas will be transformed into a Ramadan bazaar, to replicate a kampung-like ambience.
For those who yearn for grandma’s traditional dishes, there is the “Dari Dapur Nenda” corner, which highlights the typical Malay dishes that are not commonly served nowadays such as Rebung Masak Lemak Cili Api, Ikan Tenggiri Goreng Berlada and Rendang Kerang.
Some of the other local favourites that will be featured at the Ramadan stalls are nasi briyani, ikan bakar, ayam tandoori, roti canai and rojak buah.
Priced at RM75++ per person at the conference centre and RM85++ per person at the poolside area, patrons are invited to experience yet another beautiful Malaysian custom which is the berbuka puasa tradition with family and friends.
The Ramadan buffet is available daily from June 28 to July 28.
The buffet will be open from 6pm until late.
This is the writer’s personal observation and is not an endorsement by StarMetro