Prince Hotel and Residence Kuala Lumpur,
Tel: 03-2170 8888.
Business hours: Daily (6am – midnight).
FANCY trying a variety of South-East Asian dishes without leaving the comforts of sunny Malaysia?
Then head over to Eccucino located at the Prince Hotel and Residence Kuala Lumpur to feast on their Asian Street buffet dinner that is going on until April 30.
The Asian Street buffet is available daily from 6.30pm to 10.30pm for RM98++ per person, while children under 12 years dine complimentary with every paying adult.
The buffet features an assortment of Southeast Asian street food, a region known for its tasty and adventurous flavours in food.
Best yet, the restaurant has been decorated to highlight and showcase various streets in Malaysia that are famous for its food; such as Lebuh Penang and Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling in Penang as well as Jalan Alor and Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman in Kuala Lumpur.
Prepared by Eccucino chef de cuisine Jason Manson and his team of 25 chefs, the buffet will serve more than 70-odd dishes every day.
“We have made elaborate preparations for this promotion and carefully developed a menu that this will give our diners a true taste of Asian street food,
“There are five different menus for this themed buffet and we will rotate them each day so that diners won’t get bored eating the same type of food every day,” chef Jason said.
Taking inspiration from Asia’s vibrant street food culture, diners can expect to tuck into a multitude of flavourful dishes such as Singapore’s famous rojak, Thailand’s Phad Thai, Balinese satay and Malaysia’s rendang, nasi kandar and butter prawns.
“The challenge in creating this menu was figuring out a way to keep the taste authentic and, at the same time, ensuring that it suits a variety of palates,” chef Jason said.
Eccucino’s signature chicken rice is a must-try. Savoury rice topped of with perfectly roasted chicken, and not forgetting the splash of soy sauce, this dish is certainly an appetite pleaser.
Street food is never complete without the action stalls where food is prepared a la minute.
Enjoy dishes hot from the wok including items such as Oh Chien (oyster omelette), stir-fried carrot cake, grilled otak-otak, satay and more.
“There is also an Asian grill corner where diners can enjoy a variety of grilled seafood and meat. What’s unique about these dishes is that they are all marinated with Asian spices which will be a treat for our Western diners,” chef Jason said,
Enjoy an elaborate spread of desserts such as banana fritters, yam fritters, tapai ubi and a variety of local Malay kuih.
The must-try though is the Thai dessert Luk Chup, which are fruit-shaped desserts made of mung-bean flour with natural colouring.
Moulded to look like miniature chillies, cherries, mangosteens, oranges, mangoes, bananas, watermelons, and carrots, these delightful treats are sweet and fragrant.
This is the writer’s personal observation and is not an endorsement by StarMetro.