There will be three menus on rotation throughout the promotion. For appetizers, there are a variety of delicious, healthy salads such as chicken and onion salad (gao xeu phay), lotus stem and prawn salad (goui ngou sen), and seafood and glass noodle salad (goui miean hai san), which was my favorite salad of the evening. You can also find the popular fresh spring roll with shrimps and herbs here too (goi cuon tom).
Fresh spring roll with shrimps and herbs
Seafood and glass noodle salad - wonderful balanced flavours
Chicken and onion salad
Lotus Stem and Prawn Salad
Other appetizers include tender braised beef knuckle with marinated pickle onion (boo kho an kem kieu chua), which reminded me of salted beef. There will also different soups offered - during our visit, it was a light sweet corn and chicken meat soup with mushroom (sup ngo voi thit ga nam huong).
For hot appetizers, there will be prawn mousse on sugar cane (chaio toam) or watch the Vietnamese chef at the live cooking station make Vietnamese pancake (banh xeo), a thin savory pancake with prawn and beansprouts filling.
Crispy pancake eaten with nuoc cham
Vietnamese seafood spring roll (chau gio hai san)
Moving on the mains, some of the dishes which we tried and enjoyed were the stir fried soft shell crab with chilli sauce (cua soat toong out), chicken curry (ca ri ga), Vietnamese braised beef with cinnamon (boo sot vang) and deep fried chicken wing (caunh gao chiean).
This reminded me slightly of Singapore chilli crabs
Deep fried chicken wings, finger licking good for sure.
BBQ Duck with Honey Glaze (Vot noung mat ong)
Delicious beef stew
And of course, you can't leave without having a bowl of pho. Diners can choose between beef or chicken broth. Here's Chef Bui cooking our bowl of pho bo (beef noodle soup)- the noodles are topped with a rich, clear broth made by boiling beef and spices for at least four hours. Delicious!
Vietnamese fruit candy
Sticky rice dumpling with green bean syrup - reminded me of our Chinese tang yuan
Coconut flavoured Vietnamese caramel custard - my favorite dessert of the lot, love the fragrant shredded coconut on top.
On top of all the Vietnamese dishes on offer, diners can also enjoy the rest of the international spread, including salmon sashimi, Indian cuisine, teppanyaki, Malay food, cheese as well as desserts.
Vietnamese food enthusiasts, this is one buffet worth checking out! The "Just Pho You" Vietnamese promotion is available daily from 6.30pm to 10.30pm, until 20 April 2016. It is priced at RM138 nett per adult from Mon-Thu, and RM150 nett per adult from Fri-Sun. SPG and Credit Card discounts apply.
For reservations, please call Dining reservations at 03-2263 7434 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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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