THE Palace of the Golden Horses in Seri Kembangan is bringing something unique to its menu this Ramadan by introducing camel meat dishes to its patrons.
Four items, including nasi kerabu with smoked camel meat, camel rendang, camel soup and roasted camel meat, are among the few that will be offered in the delectable spread of about 150 menu items in this year’s “Seindah Ramadan” buffet at Carousel International Coffeehouse.
“The camels are from the United Arab Emirates as they are bigger.
“With camel meat on the menu, we can provide something exquisite to diners,” said Malay banquet sous chef Mohd Tarmizi Manas.
The camel meat was our first choice; it was flavourful and aromatic, thanks to the special marinade, which included local spices.
The nine appetisers will definitely tantalise your palate for the rest of the dishes offered on the buffet line.
The Kerabu Lidah Lembu and spiced fried shrimp were both well-seasoned and juicy, a good way to break fast for the day.
Moving on to the main courses, the restaurant provides 15 stations with different themes to cater to all guests.
The three different pit-roasted lamb, beef and camel meat were grilled to perfection and melted in the mouth.
The barbecue sauce-glazed beef was heavenly as the sweet and thick sauce offered a tangy edge to the meat, which was well complemented by grilled vegetables on the side.
Diners should also not miss the chicken briyani, one of the selections at the Briyani Station, aside from lamb and beef briyani.
Mohd Tarmizi displayed his creativity by serving local favorite “gear box” soup in a steamed coconut shell while diners can dish out the gulai kawah from a huge wok.
After all the savoury dishes, there is an abundant array of desserts and pastries such as chilled mixed fruit cocktail, Hari Raya cookies and local favourites such as cendol and pengat pisang bersagu for the sweet tooth.
The chef presented another innovative dish for guests by serving deep-fried fruits in addition to the desserts on the buffet line.
“Other than the usual fried battered jackfruit and sweet potato, we have rambutan, lychee and pineapple in the mix.
“This is to give diners something special while keeping the traditional desserts this Ramadan,” Mohd Tarmizi added.
The deep-fried pineapple and rambutan were sweet and caramelised but slightly oily, though the home-made batter elevated the taste further.
It was also a pleasant surprise to find that a selection of coconut-based drinks such as coconut chocolate drink and coconut sirap bandung were served, giving it a fun twist to the usual ones available in the market.
“Seindah Ramadan” buffet dinner (from May 22 to June 24) is priced at RM178 nett per adult and RM89 nett for children and senior citizens.
An early bird discount of 15% will be given to those who book and pay before May 21.
Patrons can also enjoy the 9+1 deal where with nine paying adults, one guest dines for free.
The buffet is available from 6.30pm to 10.30pm during the Ramadan period.
CAROUSEL INTERNATIONAL COFFEEHOUSE, Palace of the Golden Horses, Jalan Kuda Emas, Mines Wellness City, Seri Kembangan, Selangor (Tel: 03-8944 3781).Business hours: Daily, 6.30am to 10.30am, noon to 2.30pm, 6.30pm to 10.30pm. Halal.
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