Buffet puts spotlight on Selangor’s rich tapestry of flavours

Nasi Ambeng, one of Selangor’s heritage foods.

The Ramadan buffet at Mercure Kuala Lumpur Glenmarie is a tribute to Selangor and its people.

Crafted by executive chef Zaharullail Ashari, “Sajian Darul Ehsan” highlights the diverse and rich tapestry of the state’s flavours.

“Each dish encapsulates the cultural heritage, flavours and stories of Selangor, creating a symbolic journey on every plate,” said Zaharullail, better known as Chef Awie.

Signature dishes here include Kambing Salai and Ayam Bakar Percik with spices sourced from Hulu Langat district, as well as Wadai Kipeng dessert of glutinous rice flour served with coconut milk and palm sugar gravy that honours Zaharullail’s Banjarese heritage in Sabak Bernam.

There is also Ikan Purbakala featuring stuffed seabass deep-fried with beaten eggs, Sambal Taun made with galangal, bird’s eye chilli and beef skin or cockles, and punten, a Javanese snack made from soft mashed cooked rice accompanied by spicy anchovies and green chilli gravy.

Also served is nasi ambeng, recognised as one of Selangor’s heritage foods and offers a communal dining experience.

It traditionally has white rice, fried noodles, soy-braised whole chicken or turmeric and lemongrass braised chicken, serunding, potato-and-herb dumplings, Javanese stir-fried beans, mixed bean curds with glass noodles, fried fermented soybeans and salted fish served on a platter.

Ayam masak merah from Mercure Kuala Lumpur Shaw Parade’s Ramadan spread.Ayam masak merah from Mercure Kuala Lumpur Shaw Parade’s Ramadan spread.

The buffet is served at Warna restaurant until April 7, priced at RM138+ per adult and RM69+ per child.

For reservations, WhatsApp 011-3148 2889.

Meanwhile in the city centre, Mercure Kuala Lumpur Shaw Parade is showcasing flavours of the Malay heritage at its Chorak Restaurant.

Besides its classic Slow Roast Mutton, other highlights include satay, roti john, and lemang served with serunding.

In addition, hot highlights from the wok include nasi briyani, ayam masak merah, Rendang Daging Minang, Squid Masala and Crispy Prawns with Nestum.

There is also a seafood corner offering fresh items such as prawns, mussels and crabs.

Sous chef Ahmad Aiman Razally said, “The menu is inspired by my mother’s favourite recipes.

“It offers an opportunity for me to share some traditional Malay dishes with diners, especially for those who are away from home and miss having traditional or home-cooked fare in a casual ambiance.”

The “Sinar Ramadan” buffet is available on selected dates until April 6 and priced at RM118nett per adult and RM58nett per senior citizen/child.For reservations, WhatsApp 019-280 9268.

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