Serving up the best of 13 states

  • Eat And Drink
  • Monday, 14 May 2018

There is an assortment of starters, including kerabu.

SIGNATURE food from 13 states in Malaysia will be the highlight of Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur’s Ramadan buffet.

Helmed by executive chef Chad-Jan Neuman, the culinary team at The Cobalt Room have also prepared Middle Eastern specialities to add to the variety.

The Ramadan buffet kicks off the hotel’s Festive Feast.

Out of the two, I preferred the beef satay for its tenderness and flavour compared to the chicken satay.

The Grill Lamb was juicy and didn't leave an unpleasant aftertaste and could be eaten as it is without needing any sauces on the side for added flavour.

Diners can look forward to dishes like Melaka’s Asam Pedas Ikan Tenggiri, Pahang’s Ikan Patin Masak Tempoyak, Laksa Kedah, Terengganu’s Nasi Kerabu and Penang Rojak, to name a few.

The dessert counter will feature traditional Malay kuih like kek lapis Sarawak, talam pandan Sabah and cik mek molek from Kelantan, in addition to Western desserts such as chocolate cakes and puddings.

Like any Ramadan feast, the highlight is always the lemang and serunding, although the glutinous rice here was a little dry.

Personally, I prefer to have lemang with rendang, and their Rendang Daging Tok Perak was tasty.

The beef was tender and well marinated with spices.

The team of chefs led by (from left) Chef De Cuisine Aris Fadilah, Shamsul Farez and Executive Chef Chad-Jan Neuman. — Photos: YAP CHEE HONG/The Star
The team of chefs led by (from left) Chef De Cuisine Aris Fadilah, Shamsul Farez and Executive Chef Chad-Jan Neuman. — Photos: YAP CHEE HONG/The Star 


Though the sambal was tasty, unfortunately the taste was not marinated in the prawns long enough.

There is roti canai, too, but I opted for the murtabak ayam which was slightly thinner than the ones you find at a stall.

The skin was not too thick and the filling was packed with chicken and onions, making it a delicious and simple meal.

You can pair the murtabak with either vegetable dalcha or mutton curry with Kentang Penang.

A good thing about this dish is that the meat is not gamey or chewy.

If you like prawn sambal, try the sambal udang petai.

The action counters has, among other things, grilled lamb. It was juicy, without any strong smell or aftertaste.

There is also lamb or chicken shawarma at the Middle Eastern corner.

Murtabak ayam is a must-try.

A variety of Malaysian kuih-muih is served for those who have never tried the delicacies from different states in Malaysia.

The Festive Feast will run from tomorrow to June 12 from 6.30pm to 10pm.

It is priced at RM118 nett per adult and RM59 nett per child below 12 years.

All fully paid reservations made from now until April 30 will have a 10% discount.

THE COBALT ROOM, Level One, Ritz-Carlton,Kuala Lumpur. 168, Jalan Imbi, Pudu, Kuala Lumpur. (Tel:03-2782 9122) Business Hours: 6am-10.30am (breakfast) 6.30pm-10pm (dinner).

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

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