Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur,
Kuala Lumpur City Centre,
50088 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2179 8881
Business hours: Noon to 2.30pm, 6.30pm to 10.30pm.
Restaurant aims to sate cravings with fine Malay cuisine.
END the month of Ramadan with a truly memorable meal by sharing special moments with family and friends at Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur’s Mosaic restaurant.
Continuing its tradition of serving excellent Ramadan fare, Malay sous chef Kamarudin Dali and his team are featuring the finest in Malay cuisine this year.
“Many of the dishes are inspired from traditional recipes and stay true kampung style. For example, therendang dish is a family recipe.
“We may not have as many dishes, but our food is top notch and uses the freshest ingredients,” said Kamarudin.
For appetisers, diners will tease their palates with serunding ayam, gado-gado, Acar Daging Panggang, Acar Udang Tradisi, Kerabu Mangga Muda Sotong Kering, Kerabu Ayam Herba and Kerabu Kacang Botol Kerisik.
The restaurant is also serving up a selection of local soups such as Sup Kambing Ubi Kentang, Sup Makanan Laut Bersantan, Sup Ekor Sapi dengan Ubi Kentang and sup tulang rawan.
No buka puasa dinner is complete without the prerequisite bubur lambuk. The one served here is a must-try as it is aromatic with carrots, potatoes and spices.
For the main course, there are about 100 dishes to indulge in with the highlights being Ayam Kurma Seri Melayu, Udang Galah Lemak Cili Api, Ayam Goreng Kunyit Bawang Cili, Ikan Merah Asam Pedas, sambal udang petai, rendang daging, lemang, otak-otak, ikan bakar, chicken and beef satay, just to name a few.
The sambal udang is spicy, but the sweetness of the prawn lends the dish complexity and delightful flavours.
The satay needs special mention as it was perfectly grilled and the accompanying peanut sauce was aromatic, thick and tasty.
Be sure to save some space for dessert as the restaurant has a selection of Malay kuih and cookies, as well as steaming hot bubur.
The buffet is priced at RM138++ per person. Diners can enjoy their buka puasa at the Diamond Ballroom.
This is the writer’s personal observation and not an endorsement by StarMetro