Restaurant aims to have new dishes every Ramadan
Azam Pandan Sdn Bhd,
Kelab Golf Perkhidmatan Awam Bukit Kiara,
off Jalan Damansara,
Tel: 03-7955 1216 / 79560122
Business hours : 6.30pm to 9.30pm
MORE than 10 years ago, Azam Pandan Sdn Bhd, which manages the buka puasa promotion at the Kelab Golf Perkhidmatan Awam, only had about 30 customers who would break fast at their restaurant.
However, its chief executive officer Mazmadi Mohamad said business has definitely turned around over the years as they are now receiving an average of 700 to 800 guests nightly.
The number, he said, was constantly growing which was why the company has to introduce new dishes every year to cater to the ever-changing tastebuds of their clients.
One dish which has to be on their menu was their famed satay which he felt was the crowd-puller.
“My chefs have to keep grilling sticks of satay throughout the buffet session as it will be snapped up within minutes by our guests,
“Everyone keeps telling me it is the best satay they have ever tasted, so it must be good if you keep getting the same feedback,” said Mazmadi.
He said they could only grill about 4,000 sticks every night and yet it was never enough to cater to the high demand from guests who would never fail to pile their plates with satay.
“They are times I have to advise them not to take too many if they cannot finish it, as we do not encourage food wastage,” he said, adding that there were times he even had to ask his staff to hand out food boxes so that guests could pack leftover food home.
With over 200 dishes, one cannot go hungry even if the satay is snapped up as Mazmadi’s warung concept offered authentic Malay dishes such as Daging Salai Masak Lemak, Ikan Keli Goreng Berlada, Ketam Lada Hitam, Telur Itik Masak Lemak dengan Belimbing Buluh, Daging Tetel Masak Assam Pedas, Siput Masak Lemak, Kupang Berlada, Ayam Kuzi, Daging Masak Merah, Ayam Percik, Sotong Sumbat Bercili, Briyani Ayam, Ikan Kembung Rebus Air Assam, Sambal Udang Petai, Kerutuk Hati and Rendang Kerang.
This year Mazmadi also included the Steamed Patin Fish which was a favourite among guests as many enjoyed Chinese cooking style hence, he had specially ordered about 40 of the fish to be served daily for the breaking of fast.
The Tandoori Chicken and Naan Bread counter was another addition to its line together with an action station dishing out grilled fish, prawn, crab and two whole lamb nightly.
Also on the buffet line were various vegetable dishes such as Loh Hon Chai, Kailan Ikan Masin, Pucuk Manis Keledek, Yong Tau Foo and kerabu.
Those who fancy having noodles for dinner can try Curry Mee, Penang Laksa, Char Kuey Teow, Mee Rebus and Roti Jala with Chicken Curry.
For dessert, one can indulge in ice kacang, traditional Malay cakes, jeruk, rojak buah, banana fritters and deep fried sweet potato, jackfruit and cempedak.
Before you call it a night, make sure to stop by the drinks counter some soya bean, sugarcane, cincau bandung, kedondong with assam boi, sirap pandan, calamansi and chrysanthemum.The buka puasa buffet is priced at RM58++ (adults) and RM30++ (children) and is available from July 23 to Aug 17.
This is the writer’s personal observation and is not an endorsement by StarMetro.