Seri Pacific Hotel Kuala Lumpur,
Tel: 03-4049 4352
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Business hours: 6.30pm to 10.30pm daily.
Taking a cue from Malaysia’s delicious street food, Seri Pacific Hotel Kuala Lumpur’s Sajian Nostalgia offers an array of stalls with dishes prepared on-the-spot.
Hawker stalls and food truck-shaped kiosks that line the Pacific Ballroom bring to mind street markets, allowing guests to walk at leisure and choose from the different types of cuisine.
The buffet combines Ramadan and street food favourites like burgers to char kuey teow with the hotel’s chefs standing by to prepare and dish out the food piping hot.
The chefs recommended starting off on a healthy note with Ulam-Ulam Kampung made up of fresh vegetables with its raw crunch combined with cencalok and a variety of interesting fruit sambal such as pineapple or mango sambal.
Among the many stalls is a section reserved for the hotel’s signature dish, Nasi Briyani Gam, with its traditional sides of dhal and acar that provide a combination of sweet, savoury and sour flavours.
A popular favourite too is the Soup Gear Box, and Seri Pacific’s portion is large enough to share with the family.
The broth is stewed in a large pot for about eight hours straight giving the myriad spices used for the soup a chance to seep in and soften the marrow so it can be slurped straight from the bone.
Another must have for buka puasa is the Roasted Marinated Whole Lamb tenderly slow roasted over a barbecue pit.
“For Ramadan it has always been a must to balik kampung – including going back to our roots in search of good food, too,” said Seri Pacific’s Malay cuisine chef Mohd Azman Jemangin.
“There are about 14 to 15 stalls for the buffet, serving dishes from different kampung in states like Johor and Selangor.”
He added that the Lauk Pauk Kampung section serves various types of fish that have been marinated in spices and grilled.
Recipes featuring different flavours and marinades have been blended together to suit the texture and taste of different types of fish.
The hawker theme extends to the beverages with drinks like sugar cane juice, coconut water and air bandung.
To end the meal, try the Bubur Kacang Hijau with Durian or decadent Serawa Durian that is not complete without sticky rice.
For a lighter dessert, the cold, syrupy ais kacang is a sure winner.
The buffet has five rotating buffet menus and is ongoing at the Pacific Ballroom until July 5 at RM98 nett for adults and RM49 for children.
Seri Pacific’s Zende Restaurant is featuring the Sajian Nostalgia buffet with six rotational menus until July 4 at RM128 nett for adults and RM64 nett for children.
This is the writer’s personal observation and not an endorsement by StarMetro.