Traditional spread for festive season


  • Food News
  • Wednesday, 20 Nov 2019

Dense and moist, fruit cake is a must on a Christmas menu.

ENJOYING a traditional Christmas dinner with family and friends is certainly one of the highlights of the festive season.

Among the staples that everyone looks forward to are roast turkey, mince pies and fruit cake.

These dishes and more will be available at Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel, which will showcase its Christmas-themed buffet dinner from Dec 15 to 30 at its coffeehouse, Feast.

Feast head chef Tan Tik San said a team of 20 worked to curate the Christmas menu.

The roast turkey comes with a generous serving of giblet and cranberry sauce.The roast turkey comes with a generous serving of giblet and cranberry sauce.

“We hope that diners will experience the joy of Christmas when dining here, ” he said.

Most diners like me will make a beeline for the juicy and tender roast turkey which comes with generous servings of giblet and cranberry sauce.

With the additions of buttered vegetables, chestnut stuffing and sweet potatoes, the dish is an appetising sight and proved to be a lovely indulgence.

The succulent flesh falls apart easily and is as good as it looks, taste wise.

Nothing spells Christmas like traditional mince pie filled with sweet dried fruits.Nothing spells Christmas like traditional mince pie filled with sweet dried fruits.

The turkey roulade which is nicely done is another dish one can happily relish.

A Christmas menu is incomplete without desserts and the choices at Feast are a sight to behold.

The mince pie is not to be missed. Its flaky crust complements the moist mixture of dried fruits and raisins, strawberries and orange peel rather nicely.

While churros are not often associated with Christmas offerings, they were my personal favourite. I initially mistook them for banana fritters due to the colour and shape. The chocolate syrup served with it was lovely.

Feast boasts a wide selection of sweet offerings comprising cakes, pies and cookies.Feast boasts a wide selection of sweet offerings comprising cakes, pies and cookies.

Of course, fruit cake is expected at a Christmas meal. In Britain, it is also known as plum cake or Christmas cake. The Feast fruit cake is dense yet moist, just the way it should be.

There is also an assortment of traditional cookies, if you are looking for some crunchy bites. I particularly liked the star-shaped cinnamon cookies glazed with icing for the chewy texture. Young ones will certainly love trying out the differently-shaped cookies.

The buffet dinner, from 6.30pm to 10.30pm, is priced at RM118nett for adults and RM59nett for children aged five to 11. The traditional roast turkey is priced separately at RM350 per bird.

FEAST, Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel, Jalan Utara C, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. (Tel:03-7622 8888). Business hours: 6am to 11pm, daily.

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

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