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THERE is no need to wait for Ramadan for a variety of good food, with the month-long celebration organised by Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel, in conjunction with its 16th anniversary.

The hotel’s participating restaurants have lined up an array of food to savour from local street cuisine to Middle Eastern favourites.

Temptations is focusing on some of Malaysia’s favourite dishes alongside other Asian flavours. Murtabak ayam, satay and rojak are some of the must-have street food items.

The noodles station, which gives you the liberty to choose the ingredients you’d like to include in your Tom Yam Noodles Soup ­­— celery, carrots, tomatoes, a variety of mushrooms and seafood — was a delight. However, the soup did not live up to the spicy goodness that I expected.

The variety of Indian favourites are not to be missed. Little flags indicating the country of origin makes it easier to identify the dishes. The Onion and Mint Pulao was perfect and complemented well with side dishes like the soft and tender Lamb Kofta and Chickpeas Masala. The brinjal dish is also not to be missed. There was also a variety of pickles available for that extra tickle.

Plain white rice and Ghee Rice with Spice are also available. Other dishes worthy of a mention are Tenggiri Thai Red Curry and the healthy Roasted Potato with Smoked Salmon.

The Japanese corner served a variety of sushi and sashimi. There was also the seafood corner with a selection of oysters and prawns.

The dessert station served the typical favourites for the sweet toothed like apple crumble, a variety of cakes and bread pudding, tarts, kuih-muih and ice cream.

The station that attracted most children however, was the chocolate fountain corner. They were seen dipping and covering fruits or marshmallows in chocolate to end their meal on a sweet note.

F5DEDE55037C48B982D340A440238DFA  A hit with children: Marshmallows waiting to be dipped in the chocolate fountain.

Besides Temptations, Vogue Cafe is offering a Middle Eastern/Arabian buffet priced RM95++ per person which includes shawarma, tabbouleh and Arabic mixed grill.

Those wanting a Japanese spread can head to Sagano Restaurant to savour an assortment of 16 sushi, sashimi and signature dishes for lunch and dinner at RM79++ per person.

Meanwhile, the non-halal Dynasty Restaurant is running a selection of 16 dim sum at RM6++ and 16 signature dishes at RM 46++ per portion for lunch and dinner.

The promotion is available until July 15. In conjunction with the anniversary celebration, diners have a chance of winning an iPad by dining 16 times during the promotional period or by having a party of 12 persons (free for two) at any of the participating restaurants.

This is the writer’s personal observation and not an endorsement by StarMetro.

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