The Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur,
5, Jalan Conlay, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2688 9688 ext 611
Business hours: 6.30am to 10pm daily.
Guests can enjoy traditional specialities as live Ghazal music plays in the background.
The Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur is offering a traditional buka puasa buffet with the theme Warung-Warung Ramadan.
The iftar (breaking of fast) dining experience extends from the Warisan Cafe to Taman Mahsuri, which is the hotel’s atrium courtyard.
Taman Mahsuri is filled with traditional warung (stalls) where local cuisine is served.
After breaking fast with Arab dates and Malay kuih, guests can enjoy authentic kampung fare as well as contemporary dishes.
Banquet chef Mohd Nizam Samsee recommended Roast Lamb (top pic) and Briyani Rice which he said was popular among diners every year.
“This is a must-have every Ramadan. Customers will always look forward to this dish,” he said, adding that the lamb was marinated the night before with a few ingredients including coriander, honey, lime juice, garlic, ginger and chilli powder.
“I will then roast it at 180°C for one and a half hours to bring out the flavours,” he said.
The lamb was certainly tasty and tender and not dry.
The Briyani Rice complemented the lamb and did not overpower it.
Another highlight was the Sup Daging Berempah which was tasty and had a hint of spiciness from the red chilli. The meat was tender, soft and delicious.
As for seafood, the Ikan Kerapu Bakar will suit those who love fish but dislike its smell.
Chef Mohd Nizam said he had kept it simple by using only onion, garlic, ginger, turmeric and lime juice to get rid of the smell.
Other dishes served included Lamb Kofta and Kerabu Udang Mangga Muda. The lamb kofta was soft, with just a subtle hint of spice.
The kerabu was not too sour and the prawns inside were fresh.
Other dishes served at the buffet are Sup Gear Box Utara, Ikan Bakar Sambal Buah Keras, Udang Masak Lemak Daun Selisih and Laksa Kedah.
There are also 20 live action cooking stations in addition to live ghazal music.
The buka puasa buffet promotion ends on July 27. It is priced at RM118 nett per person.
This is the writer’s personal observation and not an endorsement by Star Metro.