Grand Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur,
72, Jalan Pahang, Kuala Lumpur.
Business hours: 6.30am to 11.00pm,
Ramadan: 6.30pm to 10.30pm
Tel: 03-2697 8888 ext 8819/8601
or email firstname.lastname@example.org).
DINERS looking to break fast with home-style cooking should head over to Seasons Cafe at Grand Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur which will be serving up some kampung-style dishes that is sure to tantalise taste buds.
With six menus rotating daily, diners will be spoilt for choice as the buffet will serve up 60 different dishes each day ranging from appetizers to desserts. Besides traditional Malay favourites, the buffet will also feature a medley of Chinese, Indian, Japanese and Western dishes as well.
Diners can start off their meal with a refreshing glass of air bandung, air kurma, air tebu, air longan or air jagung followed by their crunchy kerabu kacang panjang and a whole range of appetisers including Terung Bakar Bersantan, popiah basah and kerabu pucuk paku. Western and Chinese appetisers of fresh salads and a variety of cold cuts are also available.
Diners should not miss the Soup Gear Box specially prepared by sous chef Mohamad Fauzi Moktar. The beef is boiled with a variety of herbs for up to two hours to make the meat nice and tender. The fragrant soup is served hot and is packed with flavour.
The cafe’s signature dish, the Roasted Whole Lamb Kuzi will also be served alongside Nasi Briyani Gam and Nasi Kandar Penang which comes with a host of different curries including Ayam Masak Gulai Buah Keluak, Fish Head Curry Mamak, Kambing Masak Kicap Berempah, Udang Putih Goreng Berempah, Rendang Daging Tok, Ayam Perchik and Ikan Terubuk Masak Tempoyak Pedas.
The Ayam Masak Gulai will satisfy those who can handle a lot of heat in their food as it is made with lots of cili padi and the traditional taste is sure to remind diners of their very own kampung.
The buffet also has a total of 10 stalls that will be serving items such as noodles, soups, steamboat, fried items, sate and many more.
For dessert, dinners can have the sago gula Melaka which provides the perfect ending to the buffet as it is light and sweet. Other desserts include agar-agar, bubur cha-cha, pengat pisang, dodol and ais kacang.
There will also be western-style mousses, creams, jellies, tarts and cakes. For something a little different, diners can also try Chef Fauzi’s special deep fried dates which have been pitted and coated with batter before being fried.
Chef Fauzi said he has featured dishes from every state in Malaysia in the Ramadan buffet.
“I like to learn about new dishes from my friends who are working in other states. For example, the Rendang Udang Harimau is a recipe from my friend working in Perak,” he said.
The buffet is available until Aug 18 and is priced at RM78++ for adults while children aged from four to 12 will get 50% off. There is also a Hari Raya High Tea priced at RM45++ and a Hari Raya Buffet Dinner priced at RM78++ which is available on Aug 19 and 20.
This is the writer’s observation and not an endorsement by StarMetro.