Monday, May 1, 2017

Ramadan Buffet 2017 @ Sunway Resorts & Hotels

This Ramadan, The Resort Cafe at Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa will be featuring a collection of timeless recipes, with over 400 authentic dishes for breaking fast. Inspired by the proverbial expression "Jemput Makan", diners are invited to immerse themselves into the bustling energy of The Resort Cafe, and be enticed by the interactivity, aromas and flavours of the nostalgic and traditional dishes from different regions in Malaysia specially put together by Chef de Cuisine Parthiban Nalliah and his kitchen team.

Taking centrestage this year are 16 varieties of Rendang, Steamboat with 5 signature broths and 70 ingredients to choose from, Live action stations with fresh and grilled seafood, Kambing golek, Bubur lambuk, Seafood on ice, Sup Gearbox Turbo, and 18 varieties of specialty rice dishes.




During the media preview, we were served a Warisan Ramadan Platter, which consisted of three types of Nasi (Nasi pandan, nasi hujan panas and nasi kerabu) along with three types of rendang (chicken, duck and beef) as well as lemang and serunding on the side. Such a pretty platter and it was utterly delicious too.




Our favorite was the Rendang Daging Tok, a dry beef rendang originating from Perak - the beef chunks were gloriously tender. The other two rendangs that we had was the Rendang Ayam Minangkabau from Negeri Sembilan, as well as the less common Rendang Utara Itik from Kedah. Diners can also expect other rendang during the Ramadan buffet such as Rendang daging Rembau, Rendang Daging Mamu, Rndang Daging Nyonya, Rendang Ayam Serai, Rendang Hati, Rendang Berempah Hitam - Pasir Mas and more.





There will also be 18 varieties of nasi served on a daily rotation, other than the three that we tried, there will also be Nasi tomato, Nasi kunyit ayam, various types of Nasi biryani (ayam, telur, gam, udang, kambing),  Nasi pelangi, Nasi kerabu, Nasi bukhara buah gajus and more.


Lemang

For the steamboat, the chefs will help you cook your chosen ingredients in the chosen broth. The seafood selection is fantastic, you can choose from red grouper fish fillets, bamboo clams, green and black mussels, flower crabs, and prawns as well as premium meats such as beef, chicken and lamb. Other than that, diners can also choose vegetables, mushrooms, and noodles to complement the meal. Next, diners can select one of the signature broths for their ingredients to be cooked in - assam laksa, tom yum, assam pedas, sichuan and clear broth. Finally, diners can choose from 16 different sauces to go with their steamboat.







The carving station will feature Kambing Golek- the whole leg of lamb is boiled for two hours and then marinated with local spices and mixed herbs such as ginger, garlic, salt, masala, coriander, yoghurt, mint leaves and cumin powder, and then slow-roasted for four hours. The meat was tender and juicy, served with a percik sauce.





For seafood enthusiasts, a variety of fresh seafood on ice will be on offer such as clams, prawns, half shell mussels, slipper lobsters, flower crabs, salmon sashimi and tuna sashimi.





One of the most sought after dish at The Resort Cafe's Ramadan buffet is the aromatic Sup Gearbox Turbo. This crowd-favorite is cooked over a slow fire for eight hours, and individual bone marrow is served to diners from a large cauldron.




The Bubur Lambuk Parit Buntar is inspired by Chef Norza's grandmother's recipe - it is a confluence of recipes and cooking methods from Kedah, Perak and Penang.



Noodle lovers are in for a treat - we sampled the Selera Assam Pedas, whereby egg noodles are served with a huge and fresh king river prawn in Chef's special assam pedas broth. Wonderfully appetizing.  There will also be mee rojak, mee bandung Sumatra, laksa lemak, laksa Johor, prawn mee and pan mee.



There will also be a Warung Bakar-Bakar, where you will find grilled fish, squid and other seafood. Don't forget to check out the Gulai Kawah that will be served outdoors in super large cauldrons.





You will also find mains such as sambal petai prawn


There will be traditional ulam-ulaman, kerabu, pasembur, gado-gado, mieng kham, som tam, pecal jawa, and rojak buah. We tried the Pecal Jawa, a traditional Javanese influenced Malay salad, consisting of mixed raw vegetables, meehoon and peanut sauce dressing.







Pecal Jawa


For dessert, check out the vast selection of Malay and Nyonya desserts as well as goreng-goreng items such as goreng pisang and keledek, penget durian, apam balik and fresh tropical fruits. There will also be a chocolate fountain, bread and butter pudding and much more.












In conjunction with Ramadan, Sunway Hotels & Resorts announces its partnership with Kechara Soup Kitchen. From this collaboration, the hotel will redistribute its food surpluses to a worthy cause.

The Ramadan Buffet, themed "Jemput Makan" will run from 27 May to 24 June 2017, from 6pm to 10pm and is priced at RM188 nett per adult and RM98 net per child (aged between 6 to 12 years old). There will be an early bird discount for purchases made until 26 May of RM118 nett per person for dine-in between 27 May to 5 June 2017.



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

Website: http://kualalumpur.sunwayshotels.com



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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Suki-Ya, MyTOWN KL - Shabu-Shabu

A couple of years back, we used to go to Suki-Ya in Pavilion or Paradigm often, but it's been a while since we visited. Last week we went to check out the newly opened MyTown Shopping Mall, and there was a Suki-Ya there so that's where we headed to for lunch. MyTown is connected to IKEA Cheras.

Now that the kids are older, they really enjoy this whole shabu-shabu affair. They would go choose their own items from the Healthy Bar (and would volunteer to go and get things for us too), though we would still do the cooking for them for safety reasons.



There are four types of soup to choose from - shabu-shabu, sukiyaki, miso and kimuchi. We went for the shabu-shabu and kimuchi. From the Healthy Bar, you will find different types of mushrooms (enoki, Eryngii, shitake, oyster), vegetables (spinach, lettuce, pak choi, leeks, corn, Chinese cabbage, carrot), tofu, udon, shirataki noodles, lala clams, sausage, fish cake,  fish balls, and much more. You can also help yourself to the sushi at the bar.


Suki-Ya is an all-you-can-eat place, so help yourself to anything you like.





Once the soup comes to the boil, you can first add some vegetables such as radish, leeks and Chinese cabbage to the soup for flavour. The beef and lamb are thinly sliced so they take a matter of seconds to cook. Just swish swish in the soup and they're ready to eat. I love dipping the meats in the misotare sauce. You can get unlimited refills of the meat.




Beef



Lamb



Once you're done with the meat and vegetables, help yourself to the soft serve ice cream ... the flavours vary on every visit. I like the green tea ice cream with chocolate sprinkles and konnyaku jelly.




The price is RM31.90++ for adults and half price for kids for lunch (11am-5pm). There will be a RM2 surcharge on weekends. For dinner, price is RM39.80++. Kids under 4 eat for FREE. Buffet time is 120 minutes.


Checking out some of the wall art / murals at MyTOWN after that




Opening times: 11.0am - 5.00pm (Lunch); 5.00pm - 10.00pm (Dinner)

Pork-free.
Service: Good.

Price: Total bill RM118.60 for 2 adults 2 kids.

Location: Suki-Ya, L2-042, Level 2, MyTOWN Shopping Centre, No 6 Jalan Cochrane, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Waze: IKEA Cheras or MyTOWN)

Tel 03-9226 7732

GPS Coordinates:  3.134107, 101.722801


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