Federal Hotel Kuala Lumpur,
35, Jalan Bukit Bintang,
Tel: 03-2148 9166
Business hours: 24 hours
Ramadan: 6.30pm to 9.30pm.
GUESTS dining at the Federal Hotel this fasting month will not only be served dishes prepared by chef Sharun Ramli and chef Hamizie Mohamed but will also savour popular favourites from Tunku Abdul Rahman’s kitchen cookbook.
“Everyone who comes to the hotel remembers that we serve Tunku’s favourite dishes and will always return to us when they crave for it,”said Sharun.
The hotel, he said, was the only one in the city serving the country’s first Prime Minister’s much loved dishes from the cookbook titled Favourite Dishes from the Tunku’s Kitchen as a tribute to him.
The book is published by Federal Hotel with the guidance of Tunku’s niece Datuk Tunku Mukminah Tunku Mohd.
Among the dishes that will be greeting guests from the cookbook are Udang Goreng Berlado, Terung Masak Lemak Putih, Ikan Assam Pedas, Sotong Masak Kicap, Ubi Kentang Berlada dengan Soohoon, Ayam Tempra, Sotong Masak Hitam, Lamb Kapitan, Daging Salai Cili Api dengan Belimbing Buluh and Tomato Rice.
To add on to the interesting array of dishes, guest chef Hamizie will also be preparing the popular Indonesian dish of ayam penyet with a twist in its ingredients.
“In Indonesia they use a lot of bay leaves and candlenut for the chicken but I am changing it to suit the local taste buds,” he said.
For Hamizie’s version of ayam penyet, he had added onions, ginger and chilli into the recipe to enhance the flavour better, with a hint of spiciness instead of the original recipe that has a hint of sweet aftertaste.
Besides that, Air Janda Pulang and Ais Anai-Anai are special beverages on the buffet line.
Air Janda Pulang has a mixture of brown sugar and young coconut while Ais Anai-Anai is made out of honeydew, selasih seeds and crushed ice.
The hotel serves up to 100 dishes every night, rotating on four different menus offering other dishes prepared by the duo such as Prawn Noodle Soup, Murtabak, Roti Canai, Ayam Masak Minang, Daging Masak Lawar, Prawn Sambal Petai, Ikan Masin Gulai Nenas, Ayam Percik, Pucuk Paku dengan Keledek, Kari Kambing, Tetel Masak Assam Pedas, Ikan Lemak Kuning, Telor Itik Pucuk Ubi Tempoyak, Ayam Berempah, Grilled Fish, Chicken Rice, Soup Gearbox, Tandoori Chicken, Acar Rampai, Kerabu Nangka, Kerabu Sotong, Acar Limau and Shawarma Chicken.
Those who fancy Western and Chinese dishes will be delighted to find Chicken Lasagne, Ratatouille, Braised Oxtail Stew with Carrot, Grilled Chicken with Concase Sauce, Stir Fried Fish with Celery, Roasted Chicken with Plum Sauce, Fried Singapore Noodle and Grilled Mushroom on the menu too.
Before heading home, make sure to try desserts like Dodol Kampung, Wajik Kampong, Puding Buah, Bubur Kacang, Bread and Butter Pudding, dates, prunes, assorted cakes, ice-cream and jellies.
The buffet dinner is available till Thursday and is priced at RM78+ (adults) and RM 39+(children).
This is the writer’s personal observation and is not an endorsement by StarMetro.