THE NOMAD BISTRO,
The Nomad SuCasa All-Suite Hotel,
222 Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-4251 3833 ext. 457
Business hours: 7am to 11pm, daily.
Chefs take inspiration from hometown specialities for buka puasa spread.
The Nomad Bistro’s “Ramadan Nostalgia Buffet” features almost 100 dishes laid out over several indoor and outdoor stalls.
Other than noodles, these stalls will be serving dishes like Kambing Panggang Berempah (Spiced Roast Lamb) and Ikan Panggang in Banana Leaf (Grilled Fish Wrapped in Banana Leaf) that comes with a side of cencaluk made from durian paste.
The dishes served are inspired by recipes from the different hometowns of Nomad’s chefs, said chef de partie Muhammad Solihin.
“We wanted to bring back memories of our villages and home-cooked food.
“They include dishes which are unique to the states like Negri Sembilan, Johor and Malacca,” he said.
One of the signature dishes from the daily-rotation menu is the Ayam Lemak Nangka Muda, a traditional Negri Sembilan dish made with jackfruit.
“The dish is usually cooked with jackfruit, but we used pineapple and starfruit as well to make the sauce more creamy and flavourful”, said Muhammad.
Another distinctive offering is Udang Gulai Darat from Pantai Timur, Terengganu.
The sweet prawns are accompanied by a coconut milk filled sauce, which according to the chef is likemasak lemak, but with the added heat from the chillies.
The Malaccan dish Ayam Percik Muara features a secret sauce and marinade.
Unlike most other ayam percik that is usually served without sauce, the rich, creamy sauce in this dish gives it a hot, spicy taste.
Other delicious delights include Daging Rendang Cili Padi, Kupang Masak Serai (Mussels Cooked in Lemongrass) and a host of fresh vegetables or ulam-ulam, with a variety of dipping sauces as well as various traditional Malay cakes.
The Ramadan Nostalgia Buffet is available until July 26 from 6.30pm to 10.30pm.
It is priced at RM70nett per adult and RM35nett per senior citizen or child.
This is the writer’s personal observation and not an endorsement by StarMetro.