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THE Melting Pot Cafe at the Concorde Hotel is offering a buffet spread of delightful cuisines for Ramadhan.

Starting this August, mother and son team, chefs Nurdeli Mansorman (better known as Mak Deli) and Irwan Arifin will be dishing up a stunning array of Padang specialties.

Originating from Pariaman; a  coastal city in West Sumatra, Mak Deli and Irwan create delicious traditional Padang cuisine, famous for its rich taste of succulent coconut milk and spicy chilli.

Their signature dishes includes Ayam Goreng Berempah, Daging Dendeng Bakar, Gulai Urat Kaki Lembu, rendang daging Pariaman, Ikan Goreng Sambal Merah, Sambal Terung, Dendeng Paru, Udang Tusuk and many more.

Padang dishes are somewhat similar to our local Malay dishes, but have totally different taste and aroma. The chefs, however, have tweaked the dishes slightly to suit the local palate.

The Rendang Ayam, Udang Tusuk and Gulai Cincang Kambing were well-seasoned and quite spicy.

E0108D5FC02047D3B44A553CBB200D22  A HIT: Irwan’s Ikan Bakar is marinated with 18 different spices.

Ikan Goreng Lado Hijau and Terung Balado were my two favourites, cooked to the perfect texture and wonderfully flavoured. The spicy dishes go well with a warm plate of rice, Keropok Malinjo and Keropok Kulit Lembu.

The central attraction of the buffet would definitely be the Ikan Bakar, marinated with 18 different spices and cooked right before your eyes.

The tasty talapia, kembung and keli is extremely tasty and cooked to perfection, as the tender meat comes right off the bones.

951CCA50C0CE4F0392B1E54D198ACC49SPICY: Terung Balado is cooked to perfection.

Chef Irwan’s Ikan Bakar is a hit among many, including his wife. “The first time I made my Ikan Bakar, my wife finished three fishes,” he laughed.

Besides Padang dishes, the buffet also serves other dishes such as the Melting Pot’s famous Hainan Chicken Rice and a fresh seafood counter. There’s also a spread of desserts and popular Padang kuihs like Kue Kelapong, Lapek Bugis made from bananas, and Sala Bulek filled with fish.

Mak Deli and her son will be cooking up this amazing culinary experience everyday for the month of August.

Melting Pot Cafe is offering a 20% discount during the first and fourth week of Ramadan. This halal buffet is priced at RM89.90++ per person. For reservations, call (03) 2144 2200 ext 2337.

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