Cinnamon Coffee House,
Concourse Level, One World Hotel,
First Avenue, Bandar Utama City Centre,
Tel: 03-7681 1157
Business hours: 6.00am to 1.00am daily.
CINNAMON Coffee House at One World Hotel takes on the theme of ‘Warisan Bonda’ (Mother’s Heritage) for its Ramadan promotion this year to highlight its array of traditional Malay specialities featuring mum’s home-cooked recipes.
These specialities will be served alongside the restaurant’s melting pot of local and international fare, including Western, Japanese, Chinese and Indian cuisine.
Taking the spotlight are dishes like nasi ulam, while the main course section features items like Ketam Goreng Berlada, Siput Sedut Masak Lemak Cili Padi, Sotong Kari Kandar, Gulai Patin Tempoyak Pahang, Pucuk Ubi Gulai Tempoyak, Ikan Bawal Percik Tambak Johor, Udang Rendang Selat Tebrau, Rendang Daging Kuala Pilah and Peria Tumis Permata.
“Our recommendation is the Ayam Panggang Sarawak, a roast chicken dish similar to ayam percik.
“What makes it different is the herb-influenced sauce, which includes a combination of lemongrass, shallots, garlic, ginger and turmeric,” said junior sous chef Mohd Norhaslan Abu Wahab, 31.
Ramadan favourites such as bubur lambuk, lemang, ketupat palas, pulut kuning, serunding daging and rendang ayam are also served throughout the fasting month.
“We would also recommend the bubur lambuk, which is cooked in beef stock and enhanced with spices like fennel seeds, cumin and coriander powder.
“The condiments like chopped carrots, celery, fried shallots and spring onions are served separately to allow diners to mix and match as they please,” said Mohd Norhaslan.
The chef who grew up in Kelantan, also took the opportunity to dish up specialities from the east coast state for the promotion, such as Nasi Kerabu Berlauk.
“Our Nasi Kerabu Berlauk is served with shredded raw vegetables and budu, a kind of pickled fish sauce.
“The dish goes well with fish crackers, grilled beef and stuffed chillies, although these items are not served here,” he said.
The carving stall offers Malay-style Whole Roast Lamb, which is served with mint and black pepper sauces, briyani rice and roasted vegetables.
On Saturdays, diners can look out for Whole Roast Deer.d
The savouries and pickles lined up for the buffet dinner include Tempeh Ikan Bilis Berlada, Paru Goreng, Ikan Masin Talang, Acar Jelatah, Acar Rampai, Jeruk Kedondong, Jeruk Cermai, Jeruk Kelubi and Hati Goreng Kicap, while the kerabu section offers Urap Pegagap Sari, Kerabu Kaki Ayam, Kerabu Mangga Bunga Kantan, Kerabu Taugeh Bercili and Urap Daun Pucuk Ubi.
Diners who want to take their tastebuds on a culinary journey can try the Claypot Chicken Rice, Hainanese Chicken Rice and yong tau foo from the Chinese corner, aloo gobi, murgh malai tikka, seekh kebab and chicken masala at the Indian section, Seafood on Ice and assorted sushi and sashimi at the Japanese station, as well as international fare like Penne Pasta with Cajun Chicken, Mexican Salad with Prawn, and Wood Fire Pizza with toppings like Seafood Percik, Beef Rendang, Chicken Satay and Masala Veggie.
For sweet endings, the dessert corner offers treats like cakes, puddings, ice creams, tropical fresh fruits and Malay kuih.
The buffet dinner is available until Aug 18, and served from 6.30pm-10.30pm daily.
The Ramadan buffet is priced at RM118++ per adult and RM59++ per child (aged four to 12).
This is the writer’s observation and not an endorsement by StarMetro.