Essence serves up Padang cuisine

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ESSENCE,
Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel,
Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2717 9933
Business hours: 6.30am-10.30pm, daily.

Guest chefs from Indonesia showcase their traditional dishes at Sheraton Imperial KL.

For the month of October, you can look forward to savouring traditional Padang dishes at Essence in Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel.

Helming the kitchen during the promotion, which ends on Oct 31, are two guest chefs from Sheraton Surabaya Hotel & Towers – Yulie Hermono and Bayu Yuliansyah Warsono.

Guest chefs from Sheraton Surabaya Hotel & Towers Yulie Hermono (left) and Bayu Yuliansyah Warsono.
Guest chefs from Sheraton Surabaya Hotel & Towers Yulie Hermono (left) and Bayu Yuliansyah Warsono.

Known as the ‘Smiling Chef’ by his co-workers, Yulie said he brought over many of his home recipes from Surabaya.

“Guests can enjoy dishes such as Rendang Sapi, Gulai Kikil, Gulai Tunjang, Ikan Tempoyak and many more,” he said.

Having been with Sheraton Surabaya since 1995, Yulie said he looked forward to bringing the Padang cuisine culture here to Kuala Lumpur. At the launch of A Taste of Padang, performers from the Indonesian School Kuala Lumpur performed a plate dance in the presence of Minister Counsellor (Economics) Hendra Satya Pramana and Attaché of Education and Culture Professor Ari Purbayanto, both from the Indonesian Embassy Kuala Lumpur.

Gulai Ikan Tempoyak
Gulai Ikan Tempoyak.

Yulie also officiated at the launch by serving nasi tumpang, which is mostly served at ceremonial events.

It consists of yellow rice, meat cutlets, paru (lung), chicken and other condiments.

Yulie and Bayu led the culinary team at Essence to bring out the best of 120 specialties of Padang food such as Bakso Mie Ayam and Dendeng Balado.

Other well-known dishes include Rendang Daging, Soto Mie Padang, Itik Masak Lombok Ijo, Bubur Kampium, Sop Iga Kambing and Udang Balado Ijo.

The restaurant also boasts more than 150 local specialities and international food.

The Padang buffet promotion is available for breakfast (RM60++ per person), lunch (RM82++ per person) and dinner (RM98++) at Essence, the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant.

This is the writer’s personal observation and is not an endorsement by StarMetro.


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