EXPERIENCE the diversity of local food as signature dishes from various states in Malaysia come to fore.
Sedap Restaurant in Pullman KLCC is highlighting signature dishes from all states during Ramadan.
There are more than 200 local delicacies served each night throughout the fasting month for buka puasa including salads, curries and noodles, as well as traditional kuih and dessert.
Guests can savour dishes like asam pedas – a Melakan speciality – Kedah’s Gulai Kawah Tulang Kambing and nasi kerabu from Terengganu as well as Gulai Tempoyak Ikan Patin from Pahang.
For a truly hearty broth, the sup gearbox from Kedah which contains beef ribs, oxtail, beef tendon and root vegetables is served with potato, celery and fried onions.
One of the more unique dishes was the Telur Itik Masak Lemak, a Negri Sembilan speciality.
Duck eggs and terung pipit (pea eggplant) are cooked in a spicy gravy of coconut cream and bird’s eye chilli.
The Gulai Tempoyak Ikan Patin is definitely an acquired taste. Here, the taste of tempoyak (fermented durian) was not too strong. The fish went well with the slightly salty and sweet gravy.
There are plenty of other dishes at the action stations where the food is cooked on the spot.
At the grilled station, a variety of fish and meat are grilled over a charcoal stove. Fish options include stingray, squid and mackerel.
The stingray, in particular, was tasty as it was lightly marinated with aromatic herbs and spices before being grilled. The texture was slightly flakey and the hint of lemongrass was a nice surprise.
To add to the festivities, guests will be treated to caklempong performance by local musicians from 6.30pm.
The buka puasa buffet is available until June 5 from 6.30pm to 10pm.
It is priced at RM138 nett per adult and RM69 nett per child (between four and 12 years old).
SEDAP RESTAURANT, Pullman KLCC, Jalan Conlay, Kuala Lumpur. (Tel: 03-2170 8888 ext 8119). Business hours: 6.30am to 10.30am and weekdays, 6.30am to 11am on weekends , 12.30pm to 2.30pm, 6.30pm to 10.30pm daily.
This is the writer’s personal observation and not an endorsement by StarMetro.