Blending golden age glamour and gastronomy


By CY LEE

An assortment of traditional Malay dishes served at Setia City Convention Centre's buffet spread. - SHAARI CHEMAT/The Star

DINERS wanting to break their fast in a slightly unusual setting can do so in cinematic style this Ramadan.

Setia City Convention Centre (SCCC) in Setia Alam’s “Kenangan” buffet features traditional kampung dishes that are hard to find in urban areas.

The Tan Sri P. Ramlee-themed buffet at SCCC, a collaboration between SP Setia and Faz Food Catering, promises a remarkable journey back in time by merging the nostalgic elements from the golden age of Malay cinema with the authentic tastes of kampung cuisine.

The decor also enhances the dining experience, from the “Pawagam P. Ramlee” entrance to thematic sections named after his famous works, such as the “Sekolah Umum Buta Huruf” set, to the “Bilik Seniman Bujang Lapok” photo area.

Traditional kambing bakar, prepared kampung style.Traditional kambing bakar, prepared kampung style.

In addition to decorations that reflect that golden era, SCCC is also peppered with elements reminiscent of Ramlee’s iconic songs and films, such as posters and screens showing his movies, creating a nostalgic backdrop.

Guests can select from an extensive spread of over 100 dishes and 20 live stalls that showcase an array of traditional kampung food, including street food such as kambing bakar, lempeng and fish satay.

Faz Food Catering founder Mohd Fazren Mohd Rafi said the setup was to blend culture, history and gastronomy for diners.

“The ‘Kenangan’ buffet is crafted to leave a lasting impression. It’s not just a meal, it’s a revival of cherished memories and a celebration of a famous Malaysian icon,” said Mohd Fazren, an actor who went into the food and beverage business eight years ago.

“We offer over 100 traditional Malay dishes, including classics like Lemak Ikan Masin Talam, Ikan Keli Berlada and our signature Telur Masak Kicap.

End your meal with a sweet array of Malay kuih.End your meal with a sweet array of Malay kuih.

“Although it is a simple dish, our customers say it reminds them of growing up in the kampung,” he said.

Mohd Fazren said the authentic traditional flavours are delivered by skilled cooks who hail from around Klang.

As guests dine, they will have a view of the vast oval lawn beside Setia City Mall, Shah Alam, where many gather to break their fast in the evenings.

The “Kenangan” buffet experience is priced at RM118 per adult and RM75 per senior citizen or child. It is available until April 5, from 7pm to 10pm.

SETIA CITY CONVENTION CENTRE,

1 Jalan Setia Dagang AG U13/AG Setia Alam, Section U13, Shah Alam, Selangor.

(Tel: 017-618 4005 or 012-259 5287)

This is the writer’s personal observation and is not an endorsement by StarMetro.

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