Going rogue at the rooftop


A good selection of freshly baked bread on the buffet at The Rouge in Red by Sirocco Kuala Lumpur. — Photos: AZLINA ABDULLAH/The Star

LUNCHES that come with a breathtaking view in the heart of Kuala Lumpur are more often than not pricey but a new buffet venue, in town, gives diners savings to look forward to.

For only RM25+ per person, the Eat All You Can Buffet Lunch at the rooftop bar in Red by Siroco is definitely an affordable lunchtime dining experience.

Served at The Rogue, this rooftop bar on the 25th floor promises diners more than 40 dishes daily, showcasing local favourites alongside an array of mouth-watering desserts.

“Although affordably priced, the quality and variety of dishes are maintained as

we want to give diners value for money when dining here, ” said Sirocco Hospitality Group food and beverage director John Ivan Chin.Chin, who is also Monopoly Mansion Kuala Lumpur general manager, added that the menu is rotated and changed daily so that diners will have something new to try every day.

The cosy rooftop bar has a picturesque view of the four-star boutique hotel’s pool and the Kuala Lumpur skyline in the background.

Unlike other restaurants, The Rogue has a modern and sleek design with bar-like high top tables and chairs, and a few regular seating arrangements for two diners per table.

We enjoyed being seated at the high top tables because it was arranged next to desserts that went along a moving dessert train, similar to those seen at Japanese restaurants.

But instead of plates of sushi going around in circles, there were desserts such as cookies and a variety of bread pudding going round in circles to tempt those abstaining from sweets!

To our delight, there was another dedicated dessert counter with cheesecakes, chocolate cakes, and local desserts like kuih lapis, kuih ketayap and kuih keria for us to indulge in.

For RM25 per person, eating the desserts alone would have given us our money’s worth.

Another feature I liked was the noodle station which had curry noodles cooked to order and served hot from the pot.

The curry was appetising and worthy of a second round.

The laksa came with a choice of three noodles — yellow noodles, mee hoon and kuey teow, along with a variety of condiments which diners can choose from.

Other dishes on the buffet line include Kampung Fried Rice, Mutton Masala, Ayam Masak Kurma, Sweet and Sour Fish and Sambal Egg.

We were also impressed by the variety of bread offered, which included soft rolls, sourdough, multigrain buns and even olive herb bread.

The bread can either be eaten with some butter or dipped in the creamy mushroom soup, which was served with a side of crispy garlicky croutons.

According to Chin, the bread is made fresh at the Barkery Cafe on the ground floor.

Diners can enjoy this all you can eat buffet daily from noon to 3pm.

THE ROGUE, Red by Sirocco Kuala Lumpur, Level 25, Menara M101 Dang Wangi, 3, Jalan Kamunting. (Pork free) (Tel: 03-2603 1133). Business hours: 7am to 11pm daily.

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

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