MORE than 200 dishes will rotate over six menus in this year’s Sinar Ramadan, Summit Hotel Subang USJ’s Ramadan buffet.
Available until June 12, chef Satya Hamid has prepared a mix of Asian and Western meals to meet the needs of guests during the fasting month.
The difference this year is the introduction of rendang rusa (deer rendang), a must-try with briyani rice.
Alone, the briyani would not have fared so well. The tender deer meat was well marinated with spices making it flavourful and fragrant.
Guests during the review made a beeline for the dish.
Of course there was roast lamb, but what Satya was proud of among the Western dishes was the Baked Cheese Potato that goes with the lamb.
The potatoes had a sticky exterior when picked up but it was soft inside and tasted of cream and cheese.
However, since it was named baked potatoes, I was hoping for it to have a crisp skin on top and soft on the inside.
Nonetheless, the pairing was good and can go with either black pepper, rosemary or barbecue sauce.
Satya said guests should look out for the Salmon Fish Head curry that was unfortunately not served when we dined there.
There is also laksa Johor and Thai laksa which are prepared at live cooking corners during Ramadan.
Many of the dishes served that night packed a lot of spice, from the strong curry flavoured Udang Masak Berempah and Pari Asam Pedas Tanjung Keling to the mee goreng mamak.
Even the popiah basah was tasty; I enjoyed it as the skin was not too chewy, and had just the right ratio of sauce to filling.
The sauce, however, was spicy. I detected a hint of cili padi but still enjoyed the simple meal.
The Ramadan buffet also serves up some cooler dishes such as Seafood of Ice and Japanese meals like sushi and temaki.
Available until June 12, the buffet dinner is priced at RM108 nett per adult and RM40 nett per child.
OCEANIA RESTAURANT, Summit Hotel Subang USJ, Persiaran Kewajipan, USJ 1, Subang Jaya.(Tel: 03-8023 3000 ) Business hours: 7am to 10.30am, noon to 2.30pm (Monday to Friday) Noon to 4pm (weekend high-tea)
This is the writer’s personal observation and not an endorsement by StarMetro.