“Memory Makers” have made their appearances in Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur recently. What are they?
They are a collection of new dishes specially created by the Traders Hotel’s culinary team, based on guests’ preferences and feedback over a period of time. It was truly a challenging test of skills and creativity for the culinary team. The task was pretty daunting – creating and fusing new dishes using new and nostalgic elements. Some dishes are refreshing new interpretations of old school favourites – memorable dishes that Malaysians love through the ages.
After numerous trials and tastings, the Memory Makers have been fine-tuned and are now available for diners exclusively in Traders Hotel’s Gobo Upstairs, Gobo Chit Chat and Sky Bar…
Mushroom Tea (RM35 nett) – a very light and flavoursome wild mushrooms-infused broth served with salted tempura oyster mushrooms on the side.
3some Meat Platter (RM250 nett) – a medley of 3 grilled meats: chicken, lamb and tenderloin steak. For the lamb, it’s accompanied by artichoke and coriander pesto while a fragrant Rosemary and Bordelaise sauce with pumpkin puree complemented the steak.
Cherry Bommm (RM30 nett) – a gleaming sphere of white chocolate on a plateau of edible flowers and raspberries. Warm dark chocolate was then poured onto the white chocolate shell which slowly crumbled to reveal the treat within.
GOBO CHIT CHAT
Nasi Lemak 2.0 (RM30 nett) – a national favourite which needs no introduction but here it’s given a refreshing upgrade. The rice is insanely aromatic, having been steamed with thick coconut milk and coconut water inside a coconut shell. To add-on more coconut goodness, scrape off some of the tender coconut from the shell itself and mix it with the rice. The Nasi Lemak comes with spicy prawn sambal, fried anchovies and peanuts, boiled egg and either chicken rendang or ayam berempah for the traditional flavours.
Le Bon Vivant Ice Kepal (RM20 nett) Inspired by the local “ice balls” in the 1970’s and 80’s which I loved as a kid. Topped with raspberries and drenched with bright pink syrup, the surprise was the ice cream core hidden beneath the layer of shaved ice.
Sky 33 (RM35 nett) – a fruity concoction of fresh kiwi juice mixed with vodka on ice. I adored the cubes of kiwi vodka jelly in this refreshing cocktail.
Selangor Sling (RM48 nett) – It’s a lovely pinkish red concoction of Tranqueray gin, hibiscus syrup, Elder flower syrup, pineapple juice with a dash of absinthe, shaken and topped with a roselle. This fragrant floral and fruity cocktail is definitely an improved version of their Selangor Sling and it’s something I would order again and again.
So the next time you are in the vicinity of Kuala Lumpur City Centre, why not pop by Traders Hotel to check out their Memory Makers – it’s a good stint down memory lane too, with some of these delectable dishes.
TRADERS HOTEL KUALA LUMPUR
Kuala Lumpur City Centre
50088 Kuala Lumpur