Celebration of Malaysia’s culinary heritage


THE newly opened Penang Marriott Hotel welcomes diners to savour “Malaysia’s Culinary Heritage” through its Ramadan buffet dinner.

With a heartwarming selection of traditional Malay dishes alongside exciting modern offerings, the spread at Sago Restaurant is sure to have something for everyone.

Executive chef Lee Keen Suaan said highlights include the Kambing Golek with Sarawak Black Pepper Sauce, and the kawah station featuring an array of mouth-watering favourites.

Lee carving the Kambing Golek, which is among the buffet highlights.Lee carving the Kambing Golek, which is among the buffet highlights.

These include Rendang Daging Tok, Ekor Asam Pedas, Kepah Kukus Cili Api, Kerang Sambal, Sup Meletop Tulang Merah and bubur lambuk.

Meanwhile, the hot dish section offers Ayam Goreng Lengkuas, Sotong Sambal Petai, Bendi Goreng Belacan, Kailan Masak Ikan Masin and Mamak-Style Salmon Curry Fish Head.

He said each dish is prepared according to classic recipes.

“This ensures a burst of flavours that not only tantalise taste buds, but also bring a sense of nostalgia,” said Lee.

The ulam-ulaman station has hydroponic greens and fresh local herbs.The ulam-ulaman station has hydroponic greens and fresh local herbs.

The culinary team is not afraid to deliver some surprises, such as the Salmon Gravlax Berempah that is house-cured with coriander seeds, cumin, galangal and lime.

The ulam-ulaman station has trays of live, hydroponic greens which guests can harvest themselves and then pair with fiery sambal.

Adding some variety is the seafood station where prawns, flower crabs, clams and scallops are prepared with kam heong, Nyonya curry or sweet and sour sauces.

Completing the savoury offerings are popular local dishes such as Murtabak Ayam, Roti Bom, Sup Ayam Berempah, kerabu, jeruk, rojak and dim sum.

Those with a sweet tooth might find the dessert spread irresistible. Local kuih, pengat pisang, bubur kacang hijau, baklava and kunafa are among the options.

Kepah Kukus Cili Api (foreground) and Ekor Asam Pedas (background).Kepah Kukus Cili Api (foreground) and Ekor Asam Pedas (background).

But what catches the eye is the creative fusion of local flavours in western pastries – with novelties such as Cempedak Financier, Cendol Cheesecake, Harum Manis Mango Tart, Teh Tarik Swiss Roll and Mango Mahalabia.

The Bandung Vanilla Float, Yam Milk Float, Ice Cream Sodaboi and Lemongrass Jawa free-flowing drinks are further testament to that.

The buffet dinner is available until April 7, from 7pm to 10pm.

It is priced at RM158+ per adult and RM88+ per child and senior citizen.


Penang Marriott Hotel, 55, Gurney Drive, George Town,

Penang. (Tel: 04-566 1888).

Business hours: 6.30am-11pm.

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

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