Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Vietnamese Food Promotion @ Latest Recipe, Le Meridien KL

Just PHO You this April, Guest Chef Bui Qui Kim from Sheraton Hanoi Hotel will be showcasing Vietnamese cuisine at Latest Recipe, Le Meridien KL. This Vietnamese Food Promotion will run from April 11-20 (for dinner only), and will feature iconic dishes such as Hanoi crispy fried shrimp spring rolls, traditional pho noodle with beef, Vietnamese pancake and many more.

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 

Curry chicken 

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!

For desserts, we tried an assortment of Vietnamese fruit candy, sticky rice dumpling with green bean syrup (cheo troai noouc), black bean sweet soup (cheo naau nen), jelly (rau caau), and coconut flavoured Vietnamese caramel custard (baunh ca ra men vi dua).

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

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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  1. I really love your blog! I get to see beautiful dishes from different places. All are very appetizing and inviting. Delicious!

  2. Looks really good! too bad I had to miss it.


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