The bustling centre of Bangsar South saw the entrance of the spanking new V E Hotel & Residence several weeks ago. The towering blocks house 427 well-appointed guest rooms and service residences, further boosting this thriving busy cosmopolitan commercial hub. Opened just in time before the festive period of Hari Raya, its all-day dining restaurant, The Straits Estate, is all ready to serve diners with a lavish buka puasa buffet.
The “Pasar Malam” theme of the buffet rings the right bell for all streetfood fans with its numerous hawker stalls dishing out local favourites. The highlight must surely be the restaurant’s offer of 13 types of laksa (one from each state of Malaysia) served every day! I’m not sure how one can savour 13 types of laksa in one seating but that’s what’s promised by the chefs at The Straits Estate!
Laksa laksa everywhere!
So, be prepared to check out their Penang Assam Laksa, Sarawak Laksa, Laksa Johor and much more. Personally, my favourite was the KL Curry Laksa, one of several served during a media preview recently.
There are stalls with popular staples like satay, grilled seafood & ikan bakar over charcoal, roti canai and murtabak on hot griddles as well as chicken and lamb shawarma.
Murtabaks bursting at the sides!
Before heading for the mains, check out the ulam-ulam counter showcasing kerabus, sambals and salads. The popular choices are the kerabu sohoon with seafood, kerabu nangka, kerabu pucuk paku with prawns and the crowd favourite of ulam kampong.
The main buffet line holds pots of beef rendang, daging masak merah, butter prawns, ayam goring berempah, pucuk manis lemak, sambal petai goring, among others and all these go well with the fluffy fragrant nasi beriyani kurma.
To linger over this lavish feast, indulge in their variety of desserts like local kuih-muih, French pastries, pistachio baklava, ice cream and the refreshing ais kacang or cendol. For something more local and traditional, there are also pots of sinfully rich tapai pulut, tapai ubi and pengat durian.
The Straits Estate Pasar Malam Buka Puasa buffet is priced at RM108+ per person. Bookings for 20 & above diners will get 25% discount,.
For reservations, please call 03-2246-2889 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
THE STRAITS ESTATE
V E Hotel & Residence
8 Jalan Kerinchi
Bangsar South City
59200 Kuala Lumpur