The Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur,
5, Jalan Conlay,
Tel: 03-2688 9688 ext 611
Business hours: 6.30am to 10.30am,
noon to 2.30pm,
6.30pm to 10pm.
BRACE yourself for an array of scrumptious dishes prepared by the chefs at Warisan Cafe in The Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur, this Ramadan.
There are more than 1,000 mouth-watering dishes to choose from and a return visit might be necessary so you can try everything.
With live ghazal performance to accompany your dining experience, the hotel’s buka puasa buffet can only be described as “a feast for the senses”.
Upon breaking fast with an array of Malay kuih and fine Arab dates, guests will be able to savour delectable dishes of traditional Malay and contemporary flavour.
A crowd favourite is certainly the lamb, a common feature at many hotels and restaurants during Ramadan.
At Royale Chulan, executive chef Sabri Soidand and his team are preparing Kambing Golek, a speciality of his.
“Apart form the usual herbs and spices used to marinade meat, I added habbatus sauda (black cumin). This gives the meat a pungent and flavourful taste,” he said.
The roasted lamb was tender and juicy, with its meat falling off the bone.
Guests will also be able to jazz up the lamb slices as there are more than 30 different sauces to choose from.
Some of the sauces include coriander chutney, mint pepper sauce, eggplant raita, capsicum raita and mango chutney, among others.
For appetiers, there are more than 50 types of ulam and over 60 types of kerabu, such as Kerabu Ayam Percik, Tauhu Sumbat, Kerabu Telur Sotong, Kerabu Keli Bakar and many more.
Rojak, jeruk, grilled fish, chicken rice and various types of noodles have a spot on the Ramadan menu, too.
For those looking for a light snack before performing their prayers, the lok lok, with more than 30 ingredients, is a quick option.
The kampung dishes served here that make breaking fast a meal worth waiting for are Gulai Talang Ikan Masin, Kurma Telur, Peha Kambing Masak Kicap, Ayam Masak Merah Badam, Goreng Ikan Berlada, and the list goes on.
Apart from the Malay dishes, diners also have a choice of Japanese, Middle Eastern and seafood dishes.
When it comes to dessert, there are more than 100 types, such as cakes, doughnuts, kuih, Raya cookies, ice cream and also popcorn.
The buka puasa buffet starts today to the last day of Ramadan, and is priced at RM138 nett.
There is a special price for children aged below 12 years old and senior citizens, at RM98 nett.
The hotel is also having a promotion for the first five days of Ramadan for every four adults, one adult eats for free, and on day six onwards – with every nine adults dining, one eats for free.
This is the writer’s personal observation and not an endorsement by StarMetro.