Asam pedas twist to sup gearbox

  • Eat And Drink
  • Friday, 10 May 2019

Yatim (left) and his team, executive chef Peter Lee and sous chef Nor Azilina Mohd Ali showing some of Resort Cafe’s Ramadan spread. — Photos: SIA HONG KIAU/The Star

Asam pedas sup gearbox is among the highlights diners can look forward to at Sunway Resort Hotel and Spa’s Resort Cafe.

During the Ramadan preview, we were served the new variation as opposed to the more common peppery clear soup.

However, instead of feeling the heat from the dish, Resort Cafe chef Yatim Supaat said they “made it more sour to lessen the spice level.”

The assam pedas gearbox was cooked over a slow fire for eight hours. The dish was served right after a refreshing Mango and Pegaga Salad.

The two dishes are among the 400 that diners can look forward to in the buka puasa spread.

Aside from the buffet, guests can also savour local delights and international favourites at outdoor bazaar stalls and 10 live action stations.

Among the stations one should visit is the Churrasco live station where meat on skewers will be grilled to the diner’s preference.

Asam pedas sup gearbox strikes a good balance of sour and spicy flavours.

Choose from mustard, black pepper or mint sauce to accompany your meat of choice whether it’s chicken, beef or lamb.

Guests can also try the selection of Middle East offerings like minced chicken kebab and minced seafood kofta kebab.

A must-have station at any Ramadan buffet is the roast lamb.

The lamb was marinated overnight with more than 25 spices and mixed herbs such as old ginger, garlic, lemongrass, galangal, salt, masala, coriander, yogurt, mint leaves and cumin powder before being slowly roasted for four hours to retain its moisture.

There is also a seafood bakar station with a mix of grilled fish, squid, prawns, clams and many more with a variety of sambal.

Other highlights include Malaysian salads like kerabu, rojak buah and ulam-ulam.

Ramadan is also a time for comfort food and at Warisan Station, diners will find dishes like rendang tok, serunding, bubur lambuk, lemang bakar and ketupat.

Mango and Pegaga Salad is a refreshing start.
Mango and Pegaga Salad is a refreshing start.

There are also rice, noodles and satay stations. Among the highlights are stuffed quail briyani, nasi minyak, and Middle Eastern rice dishes like Nasi Mandi and Kabsa.

The goreng-goreng station serves tea-time snacks like goreng pisang, cempedak goreng, keropok lekor, karipap and more.

Alternatively, you could also pick out some sweet local and western treats like pudding, Sarawak layered cake or Raya cookies like kuih siput, kuih bangkit and kuih kapit.

The special Ramadan offering at The Resort Cafe is available until June 4, from 6.30pm to 10.30pm, priced at RM188nett per adult and RM98nett per child, aged between six and 12 years.

For those dining between June 1 and 4, there will be a 40% discount, applicable to both adults and children. During the two days of Hari Raya Aidilfitri, there will be hi-tea for RM88 nett per adult and dinner buffet for RM125 nett per adult, from 12.30pm to 3.30pm for the hi-tea and 6.30pm to 10.30pm for dinner.

For dessert, guests can choose from a variety of Malaysian kuih.
For dessert, guests can choose from a variety of Malaysian kuih.

THE RESORT CAFE, Lobby Level, Sunway Resort Hotel and Spa, Sunway City, Selangor (Tel:03-7492 8000/03-7495 2009) Business hours: 6am-11pm

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

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