During the month of Ramadan this year, Latest Recipe in Le Meridien KL (LMKL) will be showcasing traditional local Malay cuisine by celebrity guest Chef Zubir as well as the team from LMKL. Chef Zubir is renowned for his stint as a judge on the MasterChef Malaysia cooking competitions.
"It is essential that my cooking remains as traditional as possible as diners look forward to familiar tastes that is reminiscent of their mother's or kampong's home cooked food," says Chef Zubir.
Latest Recipe will feature culinary styles from Kedah, Kelantan, Perak, Penang, Negeri Sembilan and Johor. The buffet dinner is available from 29 June to 27 July 2014, priced at RM138++ per person (Monday to Friday), RM128++ per person (on Saturday & Sunday). Children between the ages of 4-12 yrs old are entitled to a 50% discount as well as senior citizens on weekends only. SPG members will receive a 20% off total food bill. There are also early bird vouchers available at RM100 nett per person, to be purchased before 20 June 2014.
Buffets are fun as you get to try a little bit of everything. I was eager to try the wonderful array of food on offer. To start, diners can choose from an array of kerabu (local vegetable salads), Malay spiced spring roll, fruit acar, prawn fritters, ulam-ulam and more. Must-tries (recommended by Chef Zubir himself) is the Ayam Masak Gulai Merah Lengkuas and Masak Lemak Cili Padi Daging Salai Bersama Rebung. There are also celebrated dishes such as roasted baby lamb marinated in Arabic spices, gear box soup, Javanese rendang beef with offal and tripe, and cat fish cooked in fermented durian and coconut chilli gravy. In addition to the authentic Malay fare, there will also be a selection of Indian, Japanese, Western and Chinese cuisine as well as desserts.
Some of my personal favorites from the preview Ramadan buffet spread includes kerabu pucuk paku (fiddlehead fern kerabu), Javanese rendang beef, as well as the baked red snapper with Portugese spices. I also enjoyed the selection from the Indian (lamb kashmiri) and Japanese (teppanyaki, sashimi) kitchen. Oh and I was really excited to see that they had deep fried cempedak here, one of my favorite Malay goreng snacks.
Javanese rendang beef - really tasty, had to go for seconds :)
Spicy prawn with black pepper and dry chilli
Catfish with fermented durian (tempoyak)
Baked Red Snapper with Portuguese Spices
Roasted lamb with Yemen spices and tomato minted sauce and pickled onion
Cempedak - can't say NO to that
Coconut cendol pudding
Pandan Layer Cake
Putu Piring and Putu Mayam
With Chef Zubir at Latest Recipe :)
Complimentary parking for all diners on Saturday and Sunday. Free flow date juice, sirap bandung, sugar cane juice and soya bean milk is included with the buffet.
For reservations, please call Dining reservations at 03-2263 7434 or email email@example.com
Opening times: Monday to Sunday: 6.30pm to 10.30pm (Dinner)
Location: Latest Recipe, 5th Floor, Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur, 2 Jalan Stesen Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel: 03- 2263 7434
GPS Coordinates: 3.135685, 101.686524
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