I never fail to get a bit awed whenever I step into Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur’s all-day dining restaurant, Mosaic. The place breathes elegant classiness and contemporary chic-ness at the same time, while reflecting the Peranakan culture, as its theme. The high ceilings, distinctive vibrant flooring, the intricate hanging pewter lights, the bespoke mosaic walls and the ornate chandeliers over the desserts counter always make me pause a while in admiration, no matter how many times I have been there.
The central round buffet counter is always set up beautifully and always with a huge vase of exotic orchids, with its immense variety of starters. Since it is the Ramadhan holy month, Mosaic is all geared to showcase its unique rendition of authentic local favourites from 19 July to 20 August 2012.
Start with the appetizers spread out in the centre… savour Gado-gado, Rojak, Soto Ayam, Ulam Kampung and Tauhu Sumbat and pile on some kerabus, too as these are good for you. Choose from Kerabu Jantung Pisang, Kerabu Pucuk Paku or Kerabu Daun Selom.
Warm your stomachs with a selection of hot soups such as Sup Tulang, Sup Kambing, Sup Ekor Lembu or just a plain comforting Sup Bebola Ikan. The must-have Bubur Lambok is also available.
The local main courses served are Ayam Percik, Daging Dendeng, Sambal Udang Petai, Lala Lemak Cili Api and Chicken Rendang … which should be eaten with the Lemang or Nasi Minyak. Satay (beef and chicken), murtabak and roti canai with several types of curries are available at the tandoor live station.
Mosaic has always been superb with their international cuisines – the Grill Station has always been my favourite. Fish, chicken fillets, lamb, steaks, sausages, kebabs are all laid out, ready to be grilled once you have given your orders to the waiting chefs. There’re also the wok and noodles stations where Chinese dishes and various types of noodles are served respectively.
I’m happy to note that Mosaic maintains a good balance of local authentic dishes as well as their international spread. The freshest sashimi, sushi, Romanaport Braised Sardinian Lamb Ragout, roast beef, woodfire pizzas – these and more, are there to tempt your palates.
I love the desserts island, simply for its unique glass “cabinets” housing all the delectable sweets, thoughtfully served in small individual portions. The enclosed cabinets also ensure the cakes and pastries do not dry out. Next to the cabinets are pots of Bubur Pulut Hitam, Bubur Cha-cha and Pengat Keledek… don’t miss out the Ice Kachang, Chilled Chendol and Red Beans and Icecream!
The Ramadhan Buffet is priced at RM108++ from Sundays to Thursdays and RM128++ for Fridays and Saturdays. For more information and reservations, please call +603-2380-8888 or email [email protected].
Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur City Centre
50450 Kuala Lumpur