Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside,
2, Jalan P5/5, Precinct 5, Putrajaya.
Tel: 03-8890 0000 ext 6812/6614
Business hours: 7pm to 10.30pm, daily.
Pullman Putrajaya restaurant goes back to basics with street-style food for buka puasa buffet.
RELISH in a melting pot of authentic kampung-style delicacies served buffet-style with live action stations, featuring more than 100 varieties of Malaysian delights at Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside this Ramadan.
There will be 14 stalls such as the pasta stall, noodle corner, rojak stall, and cucur (fritters) stall.
Malaysian favourites such as rojak pasembur, rojak buah, popiah basah, chickenmurtabak and roti John are also on the buffet.
Be spoilt for choice with desserts such as assorted French pastries, a selection of baklava, Turkish delights, an assortment of cakes, as well as, local delights like kuih batang buruk, sarang semut, kuih bangkit and bubur pulut hitam.
Sous chef Mohd Hanafiah Awalludin and his team have also created Middle Eastern specialties such as shawarma and dishes infused with olive oil, sesame seeds and dates for the break of fast.
At a recent media preview, we were served Mee Hoon Sup Tasik Putrajaya, which was made from beef broth, at the start of the meal.
The peanuts in the broth, which added crunch, made this savoury dish even tastier.One of the highlights is the Kambing Goreng 1 Malaysia (top pic) as the Chinese way of marination is used to marinade the meat, but it is cooked in a paprik sauce and garnished with pakoras.
We were also served Oxtail Assam Pedas Mak No – a recipe by one of the restaurant’s chefs who lent her name to the dish.
True to its name, the Ayam Goreng Cili Api was fiery for someone like me who has a low threshold for spicy food, but I enjoyed it nonetheless, as the chicken was tender and full of flavour.
The Ikan Tenggiri Masak Kicap Berempah (Spanish mackerel cooked in herb sauce), saw me going for seconds.
These dishes, went well with tomato rice.
The bazaar also offers diners a chance to try signature dishes from the 14 states in Malaysia.
According to the chef, the Udang Lemak Pegaga served at the preview was a Malaccan specialty and the Pucuk Manis Goreng Labu was from Negri Sembilan.
For desserts, we indulged in Semanis Jemari Syawal — a rich chocolate cheesecake.
It was served with the three-coloured kuih bingka ubi, which was not too sweet.
Pastry chef Zam Zaini used chocolate with 76% cocoa content, fresh raspberries for the raspberry puree and mangoes, for the mango sorbet.
“The sorbet and puree cleanses your palate and cuts down on the richness of the chocolate cheesecake,” he said.
Kudos to the chef for concocting this sweet and sour dessert as much thought must have gone into it.
A ghazal band will entertain guests with live music, everyday.
The buffet is priced at RM115 nett per adult and 50% off for children between the age of six and 12 years old.
This is the writer’s personal observation and is not an endorsement by StarMetro.