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GET away from the hustle and bustle of the city and break fast at Rajawali restaurant in Awana Hotel, Resorts World Genting.
The spacious restaurant overlooking the Awana golf course offers a beautiful view of the setting sun, making it a destination for a memorable Ramadan dinner.
An exceptional location demands an impressive menu, hence the chefs at Rajawali have created three menus to be rotated throughout the fasting month.
Diners are promised a tantalising food tour, from traditional Malay dishes to the complex flavours of the Middle East.
On the spread is a variety of soups, including chicken, lamb, beef, oxtail and bone marrow.
Filled with ingredients such as onions, peanuts, chilli, celery and spices, the soups provide a hearty start to the meal.
Rajawali sous chef Ahmad Rosnie Mohamed Nor said the bone marrow soup was the star in the soup category.
“We cook the bone marrow for over four hours before putting in the spices and boil it again for another hour,” he said, adding that the soups were made fresh every day.
Another crowd favourite is grilled lamb, which Ahmad Rosnie marinades himself.
Among the ingredients used to marinade the lamb are oyster sauce, mustard and soy sauce.
The lamb is best eaten with the restaurant’s home-made black pepper sauce.
There are also ayam percik, a variety of satay, otak-otak and grilled fish and seafood.
Each day, there are almost 100 dishes on the buffet, some of the highlights are rendang paru, fish head curry, steamed fish, chickpea masala, opor daging and assam pedas fish head.
After a long day, rehydrate with traditional beverages such as sirap bandung, sirap selasih, teh tarik and tongkat ali-infused coffee.
The restaurant also has the Ramadan must-have – bubur lambuk. Here, this savoury congee is rich with prawns, chicken, minced beef and anchovies cooked with spring onions, fried shallots, ginger, garlic oil and chilli flakes.
Fans of Middle Eastern cuisine will appreciate the briyani Arab as well as the chicken and lamb mandy served with yoghurt and tomato chilli chutney.
For those looking to start light, there’s lok-lok, murtabak, roti canai, fruits or rojak and pasembor.
End the meal with a selection of fresh cut fruits and traditional kuih such as kuih lapis, talam, onde-onde, seri muka and putri mandi.
There is a surau at the hotel for those who wish to perform Maghrib prayers.
The Ramadan buffet is priced at RM100 nett for adults, RM50 nett for children and RM80 nett for senior citizens.
This is the writer’s personal observation and not an endorsement by StarMetro.