Spices @ Furama offers good food

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Main meals and desserts: Chee with his creations.

SPICES@ FURAMA
Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur,
136, Jalan Changkat Thambi Dollah,
Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2788 888
Business Hours: 6.30am until 11.00pm.

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ONE thing that makes dining in Spices @ Furama Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur outstanding is the amazing view of the city.

Located strategically on Jalan Changkat Bukit Bintang, the juxtapose view of the older part of Kuala Lumpur near Pudu and Bukit Bintang, strikes a cord of balance.

Aptly named Spices @ Furama, the restaurant also has a poolside for those who want to relax while enjoying their food.

Explaining more about the concept of the restaurant, food and beverage manager Suresh Maruthan said it has the best of modern contemporary look and feel.

He said patrons would be able to taste the spices used in international as well as Indian cooking.

“The food served is not only local but we have international, Asian and Western flavours.

“We have just opened, so gradually people will be able to see the changes taking place as we have different spices named to every place. For example, the function rooms are called Saffron while the lounge is called Cinnamon.

For this Ramadan season, Spices @ Furama is also serving a scrumptious buffet spread of the unique “Rasa Utara”.

Its must-try is the Laksa with six different types served on different days from Nyonya, Kedah to Penang.

Other delicious dishes from the north include Ayam Percik, Ikan Masak Tiga Rasa and Sambal Petai Udang Rasa Utara.

Speaking about the food, executive chef Kenneth Chee said they catered to the taste buds of everyone by featuring local and international dishes.

On the Ramadan buffet, Chee said there were about 105 dishes with three rotating menus.

He said their laksa should not be missed as the gravy is made with ikan kembong, ikan tenggiri, herbs, tamarind and with coconut milk.

“The gravy is different for Kedah, Penang, Johor and Nyonya laksa. Each has its own unique taste.

“We are featuring the dishes from the north, which has a lot of Thai influence in some parts, so the ingredients have galangal, coconut milk, ginger, tamarind and three types of chilli mixed with cili padi, red and green chillies,” Chee said.

He added that the restaurant is serving roast lamb complete with nasi briyani and nasi tomato among other traditional Malay kuih and desserts like ice kacang and cendol.

Patrons can also try the a’la carte signature dishes like the Caesar Salad with Smoked Salmon, Grilled Lamb Chop, Polenta Cake, Roasted Tomato Cummin, Truffle Cream Soup and Seafood Spaghetti Aglio Olio, to name a few.

Those who want to have a nice salad can opt for the Caesar Salad with Smoked Salmon as it is like a whole meal with fresh salmon, crunchy salad and chicken floss tossed into the home-made dressing.

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Sweet delights: Cendol, kuih and cakes at the dessert section.

The tomato soup is a great way to build the appetite because it is mild while the seafood pasta is just nice without being too oily.

As for the lamb dish, portions are quite generous and the meat is cooked gently, leaving it soft.

For dessert lovers, the tiramisu is a must-try as it is very light yet tasty as you swallow in the layer of dipped coffee flavour cake. It is a nice finishing touch to a wholesome meal.

The buka puasa Rasa Utara buffet is priced at RM63++ per adult and RM30++ per child (three to 12 years). Patrons paying for three will get one for free.


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