This year, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur has come up with a special steamboat for “Buka Puasa” and I think that’s such an excellent idea. After a day of fasting, it’s just so good to line the stomach with some hot nutritious soup and freshly boiled ingredients.
The “All Stars Steamboat Affair” in Essence restaurant features 6 unique broths for your dining delight. Diners will be totally spoilt for choice with these 6 broths, ranging from”Jonker Street Asam Pedas to Thai Tomyum, Penang Nyonya Curry and Napoli Beef Braising broth. If you prefer something simpler and subtle, go for the chicken or fish broths. Thanks to the Sheraton Imperial chefs, the 6 broth selections came from the creativity of Chef Kabir, Chef Jamsari, Chef Alessandro and Chef Loo.
My favourite is the Nyonya Curry broth – it’s supremely fragrant, rich and leaves a trail of warmth in the stomach.
My bowl of Nyonya Curry steamboat – almost spilling over!
The accompanying ingredients for the steamboat are just as varied and mind-boggling. The wide array of steamboat items offered include sliced sea bass, salmon, beef, crabs, prawns, all types of fish and meatballs, seasonal vegetables and more.
Yemen Mandy Lamb Rice
Besides the steamboat specials, a Ramadhan feast is not complete without traditional favourites like sambal, jeruk, kerabu, ulam-ulaman, nasi briyani and nasi kandar which are offered together with well-loved dishes at the Chinese corner, Italian corner, the Sushi bar and more.
From left: Grilled Sugarcane Chicken Salad, Ox Tongue Percik Salad, Kerabu Jantung Pisang & Stuffed Marinated Prawns with young mango salad
Sup Tulang Merah Singapore-style
Hot & Spicy Tiger Prawn with Oats
Some may break their fast by indulging in sweets first, before the heavier savoury items. If you prefer to do this, the dessert counters at Essence are heavily laden with traditional delights like seri muka, kuih lapis, kuih talam, bingka ubi, pulut inti, ketayap, tapai pulut, kuih bakar, sago gula Melaka…. oh my god, the list is endless!
Daging Masak Hitam
Herbs-braised Beef Prime Ribs with Potato Millefoille
Kari Kepala Ikan “Hj Kassim” – the demure version
Kari Kepala Ikan “Hj Kassim” – the fierce version!
The buffet is priced at RM108++ per person and is available for dinner only from 12 July to 6 August 2013.
During Ramadhan, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur is offering an exclusive Ramadhan Room Package which includes 50% discount voucher on dining at any of the restaurants; a complimentary rollaway bed and kids get to eat free. Booking is available from 1-31 July 2013 and applicable for stays within the same period. The room rate starts from RM328++ per room per night.
The Merry Chefs
Between 16 and 31 July 2013, SPG members can enjoy 30% discount off on the Ramadhan Steamboat buffet.
If you plan to host a bigger gathering, Essence is offering a 35% discount for group bookings above 30 persons and have confirmed the paying amount. The restaurant will also be conducting a daily Lucky Draw session during where guests stand a chance to win dining vouchers.
For reservations, please call +603-2717-9933 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur
Jalan Sultan Ismail
50250 Kuala Lumpur