Ramadan Buffet @ The Resort Cafe, Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa
It's already a week plus into the month of Ramadan. This Ramadan, The Resort Café at Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa has crated a kaleidoscopic of over 400 authentic dishes for breaking-of-fast / buffet dinner from 27 May to 24 June 2017. I savoured their fares a couple of weeks back under a media preview, and they totally got a thumbs up from me. Check it out below.
|Ramadan Buffet @ The Resort Cafe, Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa|
This year, alongside the many perennial dishes, the brigade of chefs led by The Resort Café’s Chef De Cuisine Parthiban Nalliah and a team of 20 speciality chefs are introducing a melting pot of timeless and generational recipes to entice and rekindle the palate. There's just so much to choose from, you'll be amazed.
|The chef slicing some delicious meat for us to savour|
The carving station will feature the “Kambing Golek”, on the buffet spread where the chefs will slice the succulent meat directly unto the diners’ plate. The whole leg of lamb is boiled for two hours and then marinated with local spices and mixed herbs (ginger, garlic, salt, masala, coriander, yoghurt, mint leaves and cumin powder) before slowly roasting for four hours to retain its moisture, producing a tender and juicy meat for diners to enjoy. Good stuff!
|These are really good!|
Taking centre stage during Ramadan this year will include the 16 varieties of Rendang, Steamboat with 70 choice ingredients with five signature broths, Live Action Stations with Fresh and Grilled Seafood, Kambing Golek, Bubur Lambuk and Lauk Pauk, Seafood-on-Ice with fresh prawns, slipper lobsters and mussels, 18 varieties of speciality rice dishes including Nasi Hujan Panas and Nasi Arab, the popular Sup GearBox Turbo and a dedicated island buffet filled with local and western desserts; On a daily rotation for 29 delicious days.
|Many varieties of rendang is available|
From the 16 types of Rendang, the three types of Rendang that are must-have are the Rendang Ayam Minangkabau, Rendang Daging Tok and Rendang Ayam Kerisik. The others on the buffet rotation include Rendang Daging Minangkabau, Rendang Daging Rembau, Rendang Ayam Rembau, Rendang Daging, Rendang Ayam, Rendang Daging Mamu, Rendang Daging Nyonya, Rendang Daging Kerisik, Rendang Daging Serai, Rendang Ayam Serai, Rendang Berempah Hitam – Pasir Mas, Rendang Ayam Gelang Patah and Rendang Hati.
Sup Gearbox Turbo - Must TRY!
|Sup Gearbox Turbo|
Back by popular demand and the most sought after dish over the last two years was The Resort Café’s Sup Gearbox Turbo – and it continues to be the restaurant’s must-have dish in 2017. This popular favourite is cooked over a slow fire for eight hours and individual bone marrow which is the prized ingredient of this dish is served to diners from a large cauldron, providing diners with a visual feast and aromatic treat.
Inspired by the proverbial invitation and expression “Jemput Makan”, diners are invited to immerse themselves into the bustling energy of The Resort Café, and be enticed by the interactivity, aromas and flavours of the nostalgic and traditional dishes from Malaysia and around the region
Seafood on Ice
|Seafood on ice|
Seafood enthusiasts will be dazzled by the variety of fresh seafood-on-ice including Clams, Prawns, Half Shell Mussels, Slipper Lobsters, Flower Crabs, Salmon Sashimi and Tuna Sashimi; served with its complementing sauces and dips.
Steamboat at a buffet? Why not!
|Steamboat? Yes please|
|Succulent seafood for the steamboat|
In addition to the extensive speciality dishes and offerings, The Resort Café will be serving Steamboat on the buffet with 70 choice ingredients featuring succulent seafood with varieties like Red Grouper fish fillets, bamboo clams, green and black mussels, flower crabs, and prawns; premium meats with the freshest slices of beef, chicken and lamb; a wide selection of vegetables, including six varieties of mushrooms, white cabbage, leek, corn, baby spinach, bitter gourd and more.
|Introducing the kuih section|
|Dodol, traditional malay kuihs and more|
|Crunchy, sweet , savoury stuffs|
They have a whole 'island' of dessert at the buffet! The Apam Balik at The Resort Café comes in four filling choices – the traditional corn with nuts or for a twist, give the Red Bean, Pulut Hitam (Black Sticky Rice) and Sweet Coconut Palm Sugar (Inti Kelapa) filling a try. Platters of home-made Malay and Nyonya desserts complete the meal. Diners can also enjoy an assortment of agar-agar with agar cendol, agar-agar santan, agar-agar Gula Melaka and agar-agar jagung; an assortment of puddings like chocolate, jagung and kacang merah; Lempeng @ Pek Nya with kelapa and pisang.
To complement the extensive selection of Malay and Nyonya desserts, Goreng Pisang, Pengat-Pengat like Pengat Durian, Tapai Ubi and Tapai Pulut are amongst the desserts along with The Resort Café’s Bread and Butter Pudding, Chocolate Fountains with 15 fresh fruits, berries and candied condiments and so much more.
Noodle lovers are also in for a treat with a wide variety of soup and gravy based noodles at the noodle station which includes the Mee Rojak, Mee Bandung Sumatra, Laksa Lemak, Laksa Johor, Prawn Mee and Pan Mee. Another recipe which makes a comeback this year is the Bubur Lambuk, created by Chef Parthiban and Chef Norza. Inspired by Chef Norza’s grandmother’s recipe, the Bubur Lambuk Parit Buntar is a confluence of recipes and cooking methods from Kedah, Perak and Penang steep in tradition.
The Resort Café will serve its Ramadan buffet dinner nightly from 27 May to 24 June 2017, starting from 6.00pm to 10.30pm and priced at RM188 nett per adult / senior citizen and RM98 nett per child (aged between 6 to 12 years old). For more information and dinner reservations, please call +60 3 7495 2009 / +60 3 7492 8000 or email to email@example.com to secure preferred seats and/or tables.