SPRING GARDEN RESTAURANT
also known as Putrajaya Seafood Restaurant,
Taman Botanic Putrajaya,
Presint 1, Putrajaya.
Tel: 03-88809 1188
Business hours: Noon to 2.30pm
and 5.30pm to 10pm.
ENJOY the scenic view of the lake at Botanical Park, Putrajaya while breaking fast at Spring Garden Restaurant Putrajaya which is offering about 80 dishes this fasting month.
With the theme “Sajian Nostalgia Kampung”, diners can expect some traditional dishes on the buffet.
Restaurant chief chef Hoh Kwai Sang said the highlight of the promotion is the live seafood grill station.
“Seafood has always been our main attraction and this year, we are offering more seafood choices for our diners.
“There are grilled flower crabs, squid stuffed with fish paste, marinated stingray, grilled kembung with sambal as well as grilled tilapia,” he said, adding that the restaurant was part of the Tai Thong Group.
The restaurant, which has a rustic-like decor, offers diners the choice of dining in the air-conditioned area or outdoors by the lake.
Compared to other sup tulang, which usually has a strong beef taste and a thick layer of oil floating at the surface, Spring Garden’s version was considerably clear and flavoursome.
I particularly enjoyed the Ayam Madu Mamak.
Hoh said the chicken was marinated with curry powder and seasoning before being deep-fried until golden brown.
“Then, we cook it with a sauce made of chillies, garlic and pineapple. We add sugar to give it slight sweetness,” he said.
The reddish sauce coated the chicken nicely, and with each bite, a well-balanced taste of sweet, sour and spicy was obvious.
One must not miss the santan-rich fish head curry that goes well with the aromatic briyani.
Using tilapia as the main ingredient, the golden yellow curry cooked with eggplant and long beans has a creamy texture as the chef added coconut milk and fresh milk to it.
Other dishes include beef rendang, Telur Masak Lemak, Ayam Goreng Pedas, Paru-Paru Goreng Kunyit as well as an assortment of kerabu.
Those with sweet tooth can dig into the pengat durian, bubur pulut hitam, durian cakes, cucur jawa and Tok Haji Serban.
Aside from the traditional dishes, the buffet offers dim sum such as siew mai, beancurd roll, fish ball and others for diners to break fast with.
The buffet dinner, priced at RM88 nett per adult and RM58 nett per child (90cm to 120cm), is available until July 1.
For those who enjoy the king of fruits, a durian buffet is available on weekends – while stocks last.
This is the writer’s personal observation and is not an endorsement by StarMetro.