Empire Hotel Subang,
Jalan SS16/1, Subang Jaya, Selangor.
Tel: 03-5565 1388
Business hours: 7am to 10pm daily.

Buffet a chance to taste traditional Malay dishes.

Sample traditional flavours from 13 states at Empire Hotel’s Kitchen Art Brasserie restaurant this Ramadan.

A buffet dinner themed Seenak Citarasa Malaysia, which features over 60 dishes, will be available from now till July 29 at the restaurant located at level 2, from 7pm to 10.30pm.

Empire Hotel Subang signature dishes include Ayam Golek Percik, Sup Gear Box Ala Utara, Kambing Salai Lemak Pisang Muda, Rendang Itik Sambal Hijau and Asam Pedas Ikan Sembilang Kuala Selangor.

The buffet dinner will feature over 60 dishes and will include traditional flavours from 13 states.

The buffet dinner will feature over 60 dishes and will include traditional flavours from 13 states.

Traditional dishes from the 13 states include Sup Gear Box (beef shank broth with spices) (top pic) from Kedah, briyani ayam dengan kismis (braised chicken with golden raisin) from Johor, daging masak lemak dengan nangka muda (beef cooked in turmeric gravy with young jackfruit) from Negri Sembilan, terong goreng berlada dengan ikan bilis (fried eggplant with chilli and anchovies) from Selangor, ikan masak asam pedas bunga kantan (braised fish in tamarind gravy with ginger flower) from Malacca, rendang tok from Perak, gulai kawah Terengganu dengan kentang(beef curry with potato) from Terengganu, Ikan Patin Masak Lemak Tempoyak (fish cooked with spicy durian gravy) from Pahang, Ayam Bakar Berempah (roasted chicken with roasted malay spices) from Kelantan, Briyani Kambing (mutton cooked in local spices) from Penang, Hinava Roe Fish from Sabah, Braised Chicken in Bamboo from Sarawak and bubur gandum from Perlis.
In line with the Seenak Citarasa Malaysia theme, local favourites such as rojak andcendol will also be served as part of the buffet.

The décor will also feature Malay traditional style props in line with the theme.

Empire Hotel Subang group general manager Ho Ricky said the flags of the 13 states of Malaysia had been placed at the buffet spread to let diners know where the dishes originated from or where it is popular.

“It will be almost like a complete taste of Malaysian cuisine where you get to sample a speciality from each of the 13 states in one dinner.

“We want to give our clients a complete traditional Malay cuisine dining experience that captures the best of 13 states, presented by our talented chef and his team,” he said.


Whole Roasted Lamb.

Whole Roasted Lamb.

Executive chef Syed Zainuddin Alsagoff hopes to highlight the heritage of the 13 states while giving a twist to traditional recipes.

“I created a fusion of recipes from different states.

“One example is the Ayam Golek Percik, the Kelantan sauce is whitish or brownish while the Perak one is reddish; I created a fusion of both recipes and the result is a pinkish gravy,” he said.

For children, he recommends the Ayam Masak Ros from Johor and laksam from Kelantan as these dishes are not too spicy.

Homemade cookies can also be bought from the restaurant.

Diners will be entertained by a Ghazal band performing nightly.

Diners also stand a chance to win a Hermes watch worth about RM12,000 by taking part in a contest organised during the period.

The Seenak Citarasa Malaysia buffet dinner is priced at RM108++ for adults and RM88++ for children and senior citizens.

For reservations, call 03–5565 1388 or visit

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

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