RAMADAN is a great time to get together with family and friends.
If you are looking for an affordable buffet spread for buka puasa, consider Caprilicious@Capri by Fraser Kuala Lumpur.
At RM90, diners will be spoilt for choice with the appetising selection offered for buka puasa.
There are many Malay dishes available including traditional ones such as Pajeri Kedondong, prepared by sous chef Harmizie Mohamed.
Pajeri is a slightly sweet thickened curry that is popular in Kedah. It is usually cooked with pineapple or brinjal.
Harmizie said he chanced upon the dish during a holiday in Pendang, Kedah.
“I saw an old woman selling this dish, and I thought it was interesting because I have never seen anyone cooking pajeri with kedondong (umbra fruit) before,” he said.
As the fruit is sour in nature, Harmizie adds palm sugar to balance the taste of the pajeri.
One of my must-haves during buka puasa is murtabak and Caprilicious did not disappoint me.
I was also happy that they had ubi rebus as it is something I have not eaten for a long time.
It is best savoured with the accompanying coconut flakes and sambal.
The hotel also served roasted lamb. After having tried out a few buka puasa buffets in the city, this roasted lamb was the best, so far.
The meat was tender and juicy, and went well with either mint sauce or black pepper sauce.
The selection of dishes may not be extensive but dishes on the buffet were tasty and I would opt for quality over quantity.
Some of the highlights are Rebung Lemak Dengan Udang, Ikan Patin Masak Tempoyak, Nasi Dagang Utara, Gulai Ikan Sepat Masin Nenas, Asam Pedas Ekor Lembu, Paru Goreng Berlada and Perut Lemak Cili Api.
There are also mouth-watering desserts such as ais kacang, cendol, cakes and kuih to finish off your meal.
The early bird price is RM72, and children between the ages of five to 12 years get 50% discount.
CAPRILICIOUS@Capri by Fraser Kuala Lumpur, 5, Jalan Kerinchi, Bangsar South City, Kuala Lumpur. (Tel: 012-386 0888). Business hours: 6.30am to 10pm; noon to 2.30pm; 6.30pm to 10pm.
This is the writer’s personal observation and not an endorsement by StarMetro.