Recently, I was at Carousel International Coffeehouse, Palace Of The Golden Horses to try out their latest "Juadah Utara" promotion this September 2015. Featuring one of Malaysian's most loved delicacy, the Nasi Kandar, it was indeed a rather nice spread of dishes. Hailing from Penang, I'm no stranger to the northern style of cooking, and here Chef Mohd Tarmizi, Sous Chef of Carousel International Coffeehouse brought to us a taste of "Juadah Utara".
|Juadah Utara @ Carousel International Coffeehouse, Palace Of The Golden Horses|
Start your meal at the appetizers buffet line and enjoy choices of Kerabu Nenas (Pineapple Salad), Ulam ulam Melayu (traditional mixed leaves salad), Pecal Kampung, Tauhu Sumbat, Kerabu Nangka Muda, Kerabu Jantung Pisang, Telur Masin and Ikan Masin.
|Carousel International Coffeehouse, Palace Of The Golden Horses|
Offerings at the main buffet line include Rendang Ayam Cili Padi, Kambing Berempah Pedas, and Kambing Briyani. Some must tries include Ketam Bunga Goreng Pedas, Sotong Sumbat Pulut Kuning, Sotong Masak Berjintan and Udang Sambal Kerisik. These traditional recipes were passed down from Chef Tarmizi's grandparents from Kedah. The flavours are really strong, similar to the nasi kandar dishes I've had back in my hometown, Penang.
|Deep fried prawns|
|Ketam Bunga Goreng Pedas|
|Another variation of the crab dish|
With more than 100 choices on the menu, guests will also be able to indulge in their wok-fried beef with bitter gourd and fermented black bean, roasted pei-pa chicken with seafood sauce, Pan-fried Chicken with Apricot Orange sauce, Oven-baked vegetable lasagna, roasted lamb with thyme sauce and a host of other international delights.
|Sotong Sumbat Pulut Kuning|
|Kambing Berempah Pedas|
Another section worth mentioning is the 'International Cheese Platter' with offerings of Emmental, Gouda, Gruyere, Cheddar, Gorgonzola, and cream cheese with mini crackers. For the sweet toothed, indulge in delicious choices of Bubur Jagung, Bubur Cha-cha, Penang Kuih muih, Ais Kacang and cendol, and a whole lot of other sweet indulgence.
|Traditional northern malay kuih muih|
Grab the chance to enjoy the buffet at a discounted rate with the Mines Privileges Card which offers diners a 30% discount. Diners can apply for the card at the hotel upon arrival and enjoy the benefits which are valid for a year. For enquiries and reservations, do contact Palace of the Golden Horses at 03-89464888 ext 3484 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .