Friday, May 6, 2016

2016 Ramadan Buffet @ Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa

Ramadan is just a month away now. This Ramadan, The Resort Cafe at Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa as well as the brand new Cafe West at Sunway Pyramid Hotel West will be enticing diners will over 400 authentic and traditional local specialities from 6 June to 5 July 2016 (from 6.00pm to 10.30pm daily). The buffet will be priced at RM168 nett per adult and RM68 nett per child (aged between 6 to 12 years old) at both restaurants. 

The nightly buffet spread will feature local culture-infused dishes from Malaysia and around the region at The Resort Cafe's 'Bustling Asian Food Hall', while over at Cafe West, the 'Live Food Bazaar' will showcase action stations of local seasonal favorites and kawah stations. Along with all the dishes, the chefs will be sharing their favorite recipes for the much sought-after condiment, homemade sambals. In total, there will be 25 types of sambal (8 types will be served daily on a rotational basis) for a true sambal adventure.

Five of the must-have house specials are sambal belacan bonda, sambal cabai hijau, sambal petai, sambal kelapa, and sambal kelapa pudina

Kerabu to start the meal

Kerabu Sotong Bunga Kantan (Squid salad with ginger flower)

Kerabu Udang Cili Muda (prawn salad with green chilli)

One of the favorites at The Resort Cafe is the churrasco - here you will find tender and juicy grilled king prawns, Hokkaido squid, chicken wings, fish and assorted vegetables. These have been marinated with lemon, salt and herbs and are freshly grilled on large skewers for diners to enjoy. 

The highlight at The Resort Cafe will be at the carving station, featuring the Roasted Jumbo Beef Leg and Venison. The 28kg whole leg is boiled for 2 hours, then marinated with local spices and mixed herbs before being slow-roasted for 4 hours.

Roast Venison

The most sought-after dish at the dinner special last year was The Resort Cafe's Sup Gearbox Turbo - the bone marrow is slow cooked for 8 hours in a large cauldron for a rich, aromatic soup.

The traditional cheong fun gets a unique twist here at The Resort Cafe - the rice noodle (chee cheong fun) is filled with either beef rendang or chicken satay. We like it a lot.

See this video on how to make cheong fun from start to finish (view in full screen here)

Noodle lovers are in for a treat with a wide variety of soup and gravy-based noodles at the noodle station, including mee rojak, mee bandung Sumatra, laksa lemak, laksa Johor, prawn mee and pan mee. I had the laksa Johor and the gravy is delicious and thick.

Murtabak, roti tisu and shawarma


Enjoy your favorite rotis or rice dishes with the selection of Gulai Kawah, served outdoors in super-large cauldrons



Siput Sedut Masak Lemak Cili Padi

Chicken Kabsa

Over at the newly opened Cafe West, you will find nasi ambang, a popular dish from Johor. Usually served at a kenduri in large latters, the dish consist of many side dishes mixed together before consuming. The nasi ambang here will consist of white rice with sambal, roat chicken, mee goreng, salted egg, salted fish. mixed vegetale with tempeh, tomato and cucumber.

Seafood enthusiasts will be delighted to find a variety of fresh seafood at the Seafood Bakar counter, including clams, squid, prawns, stingray, fish and half mussels which have been marinated in local spices and grilled to perfection.

At Cafe West, you can also find traditional lemang served with beef or chicken rendang, as well as serunding and gulai kawah.

Ayam Goreng Dara Berempah 

Bright red, green and yellow tandoori chicken (classic, spinach and turmeric marinade)

Roast lamb, oven-roasted for 3 hours

Beef Soup - Mamak Style, a flavorful broth made by boiling different parts of beef such as bones, meat, tongue, liver, brisket and stomach for two hours with a mix of rich spices and fresh herbs

This year, both restaurants will also be serving up a new bubur lambuk recipe, created by Chef Parthiban and Chef Norza with a recipe inspired by the latter's grandmother. Bubur Lambuk Parit Buntar is a confluence of recipes and cooking methods from Kedah, Perak and Penang, which includes the clever infusion of hand-grinded ingredients such as cumin seed, fennel, black pepper, star anise and many other secretly-guarded spices and ingredients.

At the dessert bar, you can find various local favorites such as apam balik, putu piring, pengat-pengat, kuih, festive cookies, ice cream, tarts and more.

Putu Piring, straight off the steamer

Apam balik with 4 different fillings

New on the dessert menu this year is ice kepal with cotton candy. Thinly shaved ice is topped with red bean, corn, sirap and gula melaka for the nostalgic memories.

Kuih muih

Ice cream sandwich

Local fruits 

Early Bird Offer: Purchase before 5 June 2016 to enjoy the early bird pricing of RM98 nett per person (valid for dine-in from 6-14 June 2016). For dinner reservations and enquiries, diners can call +603-7495 2009 to book their seats.

Opening times: 6.00pm to 10.30pm daily.

Location: Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa, Persiaran Lagoon, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Selangor, Malaysia.

Tel: +603-7495 2009


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