Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre,
50088 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2333 2866 / 03-2333 2877/www.klccconventioncentre.com
Business hours: 6.00pm to 11.00pm.
LOCAL dishes take centre stage this fasting month at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) in line with the theme ‘Malaysia Iconic Dishes with International Favourites’.
Not only are they showcasing local delicacies but the buffet area is well-decorated with country’s iconic buildings to remind both local and international guests of their beauty.
Its Malay chef de cuisine Mohd Shahril Abu Rahim said unlike previous years where they concentrated on Middle-Eastern cuisine, this time around they were focusing more on local dishes as well as an array of international delights.
“The mainstay are the famous local dishes such as ikan bakar and nasi kandar and another 50% features Japanese and Western dishes,” he said.
Mohd Shahril added they have stocked up on ingredients prior to Ramadan to ensure they had enough ingredients to meet their daily demand.
Unlike previous years, the kitchen had also decided not to rotate their menus but serve the same dishes every day.
“Often our customers return looking for a certain dish but it is not there because we rotate the menus,
“This year we decided to retain the menu, so if you do come by every day you will be able to see your favourite dish on the buffet line,” said Mohd Shahril.
The main buffet section offers Baked Fish Ketupat, lemang, nasi impit, Beef and Chicken Serunding, Rendang Tok, Kambing Masak Lada Hitam, Wok-Fried Kailan, Dendeng Berlada and Fried Prawn Kam Heong.
There are also stalls offering Nasi Kandar Pulau Pinang, noodles, sushi and teppanyaki, Grilled Fish and Smoke Hickory Roasted Lamb with Butter Rice.
Guests can also choose from Kari Ikan Tenggiri, Vegetable Dalca, Bendi Goreng Kunyit, Nasi Briyani, Curry Ayam, Kambing Keris, Telur Sambal Goreng, Telur Ikan Goreng, Ketam Goreng, Kacang Panjang Goreng Kelapa, Kubis Goreng Kunyit, Telur Dadar, Ikan Merah Panggang, Ikan Bakar Sambal Assam Sup Kambing, Wantan Mee, Prawn Mee, Laksa Johor and Assam Laksa.
You can also take a pick from beef satay, Chicken Satay, roti boom, murtabak, roti jala with Chicken, dhall curry, Sardine Sambal, Char Kuey Teow, Chicken Rice, Tauhu Bakar and bubur lambuk.
There are also old time favourites such as Deep-Fried Bananas, jackfruit, sukun (bread Fruit), jemput-jemput and keropok lekor.
To end a satisfying meal, do make a stop at the desserts counter for kuih, pastries, jellies, fresh fruits, ice-cream and cakes.
The buffet spread is priced at RM103++ (adults), RM52++ (children aged four to 12) and for every party of 10, one dines for free.
A selection of menu starting at RM118++ per person is available for guests who prefer to host their own private buka puasa gathering with a minimum of 100 guests. The buka puasa buffet is available at the Grand Ballroom, Level 3 until Aug 14.
This is the writer’s personal observation and is not an endorsement by StarMetro.