Eastin Hotel Petaling Jaya,
Jalan 16/11, Petaling Jaya
Tel: 03-7665 1111 ext 183
Open from 6.00am to 1.00am (daily).

THERE is so much to savour in Malay cuisine and it gets interesting when one goes from state to state as each has unique dishes to offer.

In Negri Sembilan though, the food is highly influenced by Minangkabau cuisine, which is also known as Padang food.

15356E51B6134D16A1175FD6DF0526F8Tasty treats: Chef Azmi (left) serving some of the dishes to Mohammad Razi during the launch.

Famous for their spicy food infused with lots of coconut, the dishes are also served in a unique way, where small portions of various dishes are served with rice. That makes Nasi Padang a miniature banquet of meat, fish, vegetables and spicy sambal.

From now till June 12, guests can savour the wonders of Negri Sembilan food to their heart’s content at the Swez Brasserie in Eastin Hotel Petaling Jaya with the Seloro Negri Sembilan promotion.

Helmed by chef Mohd Azmi Sarginen from Negri Sembilan, the promotion features some original Negri Sembilan recipes.

Azmi said he learnt some of the recipes for the dishes from his mother and grandmother, while others were picked up from older people that he knew.

The popular dishes include Gulai Lemak Daging Salai, Masak Lemak Pucuk Paku, Ayam Goreng Berempah and Rendang Daging.

Azmi, who has been with the hotel for a year, said there were 15 rotating menus for the promotion, which offered various Minangkabau dishes.

“It is a good mix of food, and since we also have a mixed group of customers, it is also a good avenue to promote local food,” he said during the launch last weekend.

Present to launch the promotion was Negri Sembilan Malay etiquette and cultural action committee chairman Datuk Mohd Razi Kail.

The promotion is priced at RM65++ for adults and RM33++ for children.

This is the writer’s personal observation and is not an endorsement by StarMetro.

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