Starting from 1 March until 30 April 2017, DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur will be offering five Thai-inspired promotions. One of the ongoing promotions is the Absolute Thai Buffet Dinner at Makan Kitchen, happening daily from 6.30pm to 10.30pm. We were invited over to the restaurant last week and the food was absolutely fabulous!
Priced at RM135 nett per person, guests can expect to find Thai specialty dishes such as Grilled Black Angus Thai beef salad, River prawn tom yam kung, Raw Tiger prawn with premium Thai dip, Steamed fish with fragrant lime broth, Chokanan mango sticky rice and many more. There will also be Thai inspired drinks such as Iced red tea, Lemongrass tea and Iced green tea, which will be served on a rotation basis throughout the promotion.
The amazing Thai buffet spread is prepared by Chef Jib, the Head Thai Chef for Conrad Bangkok. She will be here at Makan Kitchen until 31 March 2017, and then Chef Chu from DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok will take over until 30 April 2017. The two guest chefs will also be teaching some of their signature Thai dishes - choose either a cooking class session with Chef Jib (18 March) or with Chef Chu (15 April).
Chef Jib with her assistant, Chef Cha
During our review dinner, we were served a selection of Chef Jib's signature dishes, starting with the Som Tam, Thai papaya salad with dried shrimps, roasted peanuts and chilli-lime dressing. Very appetizing, mildly spicy and it definitely whetted our appetite for more!
Chef Jib making som tam for guests
Since I cannot take papaya, Chef Jib made me a Thai mango salad which was sweet and spicy.
My favorite dish of the evening was this Gung Che Num Pa, raw tiger prawns with premium Thai dip. The prawns were exceptionally fresh and were complemented beautifully by the appetizing dip, made from tamarind, fish sauce and coriander.
Hot and sour, Chef Jib makes her Tom Yam Gung with river prawns. The soup is infused with lemongrass, kaffir lime and galangal, as well as the roe from the river prawns.
For mains, we had the Pla Neung Manao (steamed seabass with fragrant lime broth), Nam Tok (Grilled Black Angus Thai beef salad), Gang Kiew Wan Gai (Thai green curry chicken) and Rau Muong Xao Mam Tom (stir fried morning glory with chilli and shrimp paste). Everything was lip-smacking delicious - I kept spooning the sauce from both the fish and chicken dish onto my plate of rice. Hubby especially loved the Nam Tok and heaped praise on it. We were told that the sirloin was first cooked sous vide and then finished off the grill, to deliver tender, juicy meat to all guests.
We were served a trio of desserts, Khao Nieaw Mamuang (Chokanan mango sticky rice), Sangkaya Fukthong (Pumpkin custard) and Tub Tim Krob (red ruby & jackfruit in coconut milk). A lovely end to our meal here at Makan Kitchen.
Other than dishes that we tried, there will be a variety of other Thai specialties on the buffet spread such as seafood on ice (bamboo clams, prawns, mussels and flower crab) with Thai dressing and a variety of Thai salads.
For mains, you can also find Pla Salmon Phad Cha (fried salmon fish with chilli and green peppercorns), Khao Phad Sab Plarod (fried rice with pineapple, raisin and chicken), Gang Kiew Wan Talay (green curry with seafood), Pla Kapong Tod Rad Pring Sam Rod (fried seabass with chilli sauce) and Steak Nue Rad Sauce Pring Thai Sod (Beef steak with fresh green peppercorn sauce).
There will be Thai desserts such as mango sticky rice, pumpkin custard, Peak Guan (taro paste), Saku Peak Lam Yai (sago with longan) and Wun Krathi (coconut jelly).
Chef Jib is also skilled in fruits and vegetable carving
Click here for more information on the Flavours of Thailand promotion at DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur. For reservations, please call 03-2172 7272.
Opening times: Dinner 6:30pm to 10:30pm.
Location: Makan Kitchen, Level 11, DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur, The Intermark, 348 Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel: 03-2172 7272
GPS Coordinates: 3.161620, 101.719670
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