Special spread of traditional favourites

Daging Rendang Minang.

RAMADAN is a time where families come together to strengthen their bonds.

When it comes to enjoying great moments, little else can beat having a wholesome and hearty meal together.

This year, Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur’s Lemon Garden is offering over 150 dishes at its Sajian Istimewa Seafood Assisted Buffet throughout Ramadan.

Diners can break fast with family and friends over signature Malay dishes from all corners of the country as well as a selection of seafood and international delicacies.

Lemon Garden’s inviting atmosphere boasts a seating capacity of 180, alongside well-placed buffet counters and live action stations surrounding the koi pond area.

The dishes are laid out in sections around the restaurant with helpful employees at every station to assist diners with their portions.

Those wanting to keep with authentic cuisine will be glad to know that Lemon Garden’s chefs have lent a five-star touch to traditional Malay dishes.

From a selection of salads — including Urap Kacang Botol and Ikan Bilis Halus Goreng — to mains like Kambing Masak Kurma, there is something for everyone.

Other traditional dishes include Daging Rendang Minang, Udang Masak Sambal Petai and Ayam Masak Lemak Cili Api.

The buffet features stalls as part of the bazaar-like set-up, serving lemang and three types of serunding (fish, chicken and beef meat floss) alongside fried cempedak, banana fritters, bubur kacang, ais batu campur as well as Pandan Mango Sticky Rice.

Lemon Garden’s Malay Kitchen chef Safril Abdul Rahman said almost every state in Malaysia was represented at the buffet with traditional recipes being rotated into the menu.

“We drew inspiration from all regions of the country and have four variations of some of the popular traditional dishes.

“For example, rendang is the name of the basic dish but we rotate the styles from day to day.

“This is because some guests may return another day and we want them to have a slightly different experience each time, ” he said.

There is also a carving corner that serves roast lamb with

condiments, a barbecue stall serving tikka masti (charcoal grilled marinated beef cubes with yoghurt), fish harrah as well as pandan chicken.

Seafood lovers can tuck into a variety of specialities, ranging from tiger prawns to green-lipped mussels and scallops alongside a selection of sushi and sashimi.

Chinese, Italian and Western cuisines are available.

To cap off the dining experience, executive pastry chef Roberto Hernandez and his team have filled up the dessert pavilion with interesting selections such as Onde-onde Cupcakes, Rose Bandung Macaroon, Tropical Tiramisu and Strawberry Clafoutis, to name a few.

Shangri-La Hotel general manager Gonzalo Duarte Silvas said, “Lemon Garden will leave guests captivated, not only by the overall set-up, but also by the suitably lavish spread of food available.”

Sajian Istimewa Seafood Assisted Buffet is available for dinner until 10pm, priced at RM178nett per person from Sunday to Thursday, and RM198nett per person on Friday and Saturday.

Children between the ages of six and 12 dine at half price while children below six dine for free.

Golden Circle discounts are available for Gold, Jade and Diamond tiers comprising 10%, 15% and 20% respectively.

Alternatively, guests can purchase digital vouchers for the buffet at RM160nett (Sunday to Thursday) and RM178nett (Friday and Saturday) by visiting www.shangri-la-specials.com

The dishes are available for both delivery and self pick-up.

Options include Kambing Panggang, whole roasted ayam percik, lemang with serunding, satay, Daging Tulang Masak Gulai, Daging Rendang Minang, Ikan Barramundi Masak Asam Pedas, Sayur Lodeh and Ayam Kapitan alongside three choices of rice — nasi minyak, nasi tomato or nasi goreng kampung. Each dish is suitable for up to four persons.

For orders, call 03-2074 3900, WhatsApp 019-390 2257 or visit www.shangri-la-specials.com

LEMON GARDEN, Lobby Level, Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. (Tel: 03-2074 3900). Business hours: 6am to 11.30pm daily.

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

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