Grand Bluewave Hotel Shah Alam,
Seksyen 14, Shah Alam, Selangor.
Tel: 03-5511 8811 ext.2801/2804 /2806
Business hours: 6am to 10pm
CELEBRATE 58 years of independence with great food at the Grand BlueWave Hotel Shah Alam.
The hotel has put together a scrumptious Merdeka High Tea at the Royale Songket Restaurant to commemorate National Day.
Chefs K. Rathakrishnan and Shamsol Ghaffar have come up with a truly 1Malaysia spread for the whole family on Aug 31.
“We wanted to serve everything Malaysian, from our traditional Malay delights to delectable Indian snacks,” said Rathakrishnan.
True to his words, the buffet line begins with impressive appetisers that include prawn cocktails, Roasted Beef Salad, Spicy Chicken with Young Mango and Greek Salad with Feta Cheese.
Soup lovers can try the aromatic Sup Ekor Serai Wangi or the Classic Cream of Mushroom Soup.
Junior sous chef Shamsol said the serai wangi (citronella) used in the soup gave off the wonderful aroma.
The main course options are equally tantalising with favourites like Chicken Tikka, Daging Dendeng Berempah, Prawn with Oats, Sotong Goreng Berempah, Roasted Rosemary Chicken and laksa.
The Prawn with Oats (top pic) is buttery and the crunchy oats go really well with the sweet prawns.
The chicken marinated with paprika, salt and other herbs is roasted with vegetables to give it added flavour.
The laksa tastes just like the Penang version, with sardines and fresh condiments such as egg, chilli and pineapple topping the dish.
Rathakrishnan will also be preparing his famous Fish Head Curry with special curry powder that has added spices.
“We get the curry powder but we add in a lot of fresh spices to add a kick and depth to the curry’s flavour,” he said.
The nice and thick fish gravy can also be enjoyed with the Nasi Briyani Gam.
Although not a local delight, Japanese food will also be featured because of its popularity among Malaysians.
Choose from an array of delights, including Beef Teppanyaki and Grilled Saba with Teriyaki Sauce.
Also available is Roti John, which consists of minced chicken with curry powder, cabbage, carrot and eggs.
Over at the live action stalls, chefs will prepare murukku, pisang goreng, goreng ubiand other desserts.
Children will not be disappointed as there will be cotton candy, sago gula melaka, bread and butter pudding and the sweet Serawa Durian.
The high tea is priced at RM70++ for adults, RM45++ for senior citizens and RM35++ for children and available only on Aug 31 from noon to 4pm.
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