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BREAK your fast with family and friends this Ramadan with more than 100 local and international dishes at Mosaic, Lounge on the Park and the Diamond Ballroom in Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur between now and July 5.
Over at Mosaic, savour myriad dishes prepared by the culinary team led by chef de cuisine Andreas Block.
For buka puasa at Mosaic, we were served Paceri Nenas, Urap Sayuran, Kerabu Sotong Tradisi and Otak Otak Bakar Daun Nipah as our appetisers.
We then moved on to the mains and relished Kashmiri Briyani, Ayam Percik Pantai Timur, Gulai Kawah Rusuk Rebung Madu, Sambal Tumis Udang Harimau Petai, Ikan Talang Masin Goreng Asam and Sayur Lemak Lodeh.
I enjoyed the grilled chicken and briyani as these went well with the rest of the dishes.
My colleague Chan Tak Kong gave the tender Kambing Kuzi Rencah Asli a thumbs up, as the spices complemented the lamb.
Other main courses in the selection were the traditional lemang, rendang daging, nasi minyak, Nyonya curry laksa and Lemang Bakar Pulut Susu.
For something warm and comforting, the kitchen had prepared sup kambing mamak and bubur lambuk.
If you enjoy local fruits such as durian and mangosteen, these are located at the outdoor terrace of Lounge on the Park.
According to Malay sous chef Kamarudin Dali, or fondly known as chef Din, the buka puasa buffet attracts not just Malaysians but foreign guests too.
“Aside from the usual international spread, they get to try local cuisines, too, as well as special buka puasa dishes,” said the Perlis native.
The international choices are at the grill, wok, noodle and tandoor stations.
These stations offer a variety of pizza, fresh homemade pasta and other Western as well as Asian selections such as Crispy Roasted Chicken with Thai Mango Salad.
For desserts, choices are aplenty. I enjoyed the Onde-Onde Gula Melaka and Bubur Pulut Hitam Gula Nipah as they were not overwhelmingly sweet.
Other dessert options are bubur kacang bersago, putu buluh bambu, dates, Malay kuih, ais kacang and Chilled Longan with Almond Beancurd in Syrup.
The buka puasa buffet is priced at RM188 nett per person and RM94 nett per child (four to 11 years old) at Mosaic and Lounge on the Park.
For bookings made on July 4 and 5, enjoy a special price of RM138 nett per person and RM69 nett per child (four to 11 years old).
Groups of four and above can also have their buka puasa meal in the Diamond Ballroom between now and July 3 at RM158 nett per person and RM79 nett per child (four to 11 years old).
The ballroom is great for large gatherings of friends and business partners and offers not just authentic Malay food, but also Chinese and Indian favourites with live-action stations.
This is the writer’s personal observation and is not an endorsement by StarMetro.