Double Tree by Hilton,
Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2172 7272/7680
Business hours: 6.00am to midnight
Inspired by the local Cantonese heritage, Double Tree by Hilton is presenting its ‘Craving Cantonese’ dinner buffet at the Chinese section of Makan Kitchen.
‘Craving Cantonese’ is a culinary experience that features an array of signature appetisers, BBQ specialities and a la carte dishes, all created by Makan Kitchen Chinese sous chef Cheong Boon Fei.
The restaurant’s distinct interior with strong ethnic influence, along with several locally themed semi-private and private rooms, make it a good place for family gatherings and business meetings.
Apart from the regular buffet, diners of ‘Craving Cantonese’ will also enjoy special appetiser platters that feature local Cantonese favourites. They include marinated jelly fish, pickled lotus and white fungus, smoked duck breast, BBQ-style quail, ginger-marinated long beans and braised peanuts.
On rotation each day are premium signature a la carte dishes served to enhance the overall dining experience.
“There are three items on rotation each day, and they are personally selected by our team of chefs to include the perennial favourites,” said chef Cheong.
These include premium whole steamed fish with scallions, ginger and sizzling sesame oil, scallops on half shell with glass noodles and garlic, and the Buddha Jumps Over the Wall soup served in a winter melon.
“These are also dishes that influenced us (the chefs) during our careers,” he added.
A special feature is the live-action dumpling station that showcases the chef’s dexterity in shaping and frying fresh wo teep (dumpling) that complements the noodle dish of the day.
The dumplings are a must-try.
Stuffed with minced chicken, they taste good on their own or with the noodle-of-the-day, such as Mein Noodles with Szechuan Spice Chicken Ragout and Egg Noodle with XO Infusion.
Makan Kitchen’s special Buddha Jumps Over the Wall soup is another must-try. Setting itself apart, the restaurant serves this nourishing soup in a winter melon.
Wash down all the flavours with the complimentary pu’ er tea from China.
It is said that this tea helps in digestion and is perfect after a wholesome meal at Makan Kitchen.
Guests at Makan Kitchen’s Chinese restaurant will be given a fortune cookie each. Your day will light up with a positive message such as “A great pleasure in life is doing what others say you can’t”.
Aside from the Cantonese specialities, diners can also savour dishes from the popular Malay, Indian, Nyonya, Iban and authentic Malaccan Portuguese spread across three live and interactive kitchens.
The buffet dinner is priced at RM98++ per adult from Thursday to Saturday, RM92++ per adult from Sunday to Wednesday and half price for children below 12 years.
This is the writer’s personal observation and is not an endorsement by StarMetro.
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