WHEN it comes to festive celebrations, the thing that unites Malaysians is food and camaraderie.
A special high tea buffet featuring traditional and well-loved Indian dishes awaits everyone this Deepavali on Oct 27 at The Resort Cafe, Sunway Resort Hotel and Spa.
Among the usual delicacies diners can look forward to are mutton briyani, vegetable biryani, tandoori chicken, tandoori whole leg of lamb and Amritsari whole golden snapper.
The aroma of familiar spices drew us into the area where different curried dishes were presented side by side, namely crab perattal, fish head curry, chicken vindaloo and chicken kurma.
Guests will also be treated to squid masala, pumpkin perattal and brinjal kuttu.
The mutton briyani was hard to resist. Simmered in a blend of different fragrant spices, the rice is slowly cooked with chunks of tender mutton pieces, best enjoyed with curries.
Aside from Indian dishes, the buffet will also feature local delicacies such as mee goreng mamak and some western food.
As for dessert, guests will be spoilt for choice with ladoo, gulab jamun, payasam, cakes and puddings.
The ubiquitous chocolate fountain will attract both children or adults, with its shiny cascading waterfall-like liquid inviting one to stick a skewer filled with fruits or marshmallows.
The Deepavali high tea will be served from noon to 3pm and is priced at RM88 nett per adult and RM58 nett per child.
Guests will be greeted at the hotel lobby by a vibrant kolam inspired by the peacock which symbolises grace, pride and beauty.Earlier, the hotel launched its Light and Unity celebration to commemorate Deepavali where a traditional lighting ceremony was held, attended by cluster manager Roger Marcz and recently-crowned Miss Malaysia Indian Global (MMIG) 2019 Sumittra Gunalan.
A group of underprivileged children from Rumah Charis were also treated to dinner at The Resort Cafe and given school bags.
Complimentary Sunway Lagoon theme park passes were given to underprivileged children from Caring Community Centre in Kapar, Selangor, which is supported by MMIG.
THE RESORT CAFE, Lobby Level, Sunway Resort Hotel and Spa, Sunway City, Selangor. (Tel: 03-7492 8000/03-7495 2009). Business hours: 6am to 11pm.
This is the writer’s personal observation and not an endorsement by StarMetro.