Latest Recipe at the Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur has always been one of my top choices where buffet meals are concerned. Seriously, this place offers a huge variety of tasty food and the best thing is that there are many live cooking stations where food is prepared a la minute for you.
Now the good news is that Celebrity Chef Zubir is returning to Latest Recipe this Ramadhan to cook up a stupendous feast for diners. With him around, you can be sure the Malay cuisine lined up is as authentic as it gets. Together with his successor, Executive Sous Chef Budiman, the kitchen of Latest Recipe is alive with the aromas of Malay dishes from Kedah, Kelantan, Perak, Penang, Negeri Sembilan and Johor. Did I tell you that you will be spoiled for choices?!
Start at the Malay Kerabu station where there’s all kinds of local vegetable salads, pickles, sambals, spiced spring rolls and acar.
Favourites like roasted baby lamb marinated in Arabic spices, braised rendang lamb, fish head curry, gear-box soup, prawn samba, Javanese rendang with offal and tripe as well as catfish in fermented durian and coconut gravy are there to please many.
There’s also a live cooking station where bananas, yam, sweet potatoes and chempedak are piled in front of it while the chefs are busy frying these in huge woks at the stall.
Every day, there’s a special dish featured, based on a rotating menu. So, diners will get to be pampered with delicious items like Balinese baked fish, slow roasted turkey galantine with fruit chutney, wok fried seafood with spicy chilli bean sauce, roasted chicken with kuzi gravy or Portuguese-style baked fish.
Besides the authentic Malay fares, the usual large variety of Indian, Japanese, Western and Chinese dishes are all served at their various counters. My favourites are the Sushi counter and the Teppanyaki counter – these are my “must-have” stations. The Indian stall features both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes, all laid out so tantalisingly.
The desserts corner serves a superb range of western and local sweets.
Delectable Pear Tarts
There’s putu mayam, ice cream teppanyaki, roti jala with durian gravy, kuih muih, assorted omachi and cakes. Surprisingly the roti jala with durian gravy was so good that I even piled on the durian gravy onto my freshly made waffle. Oh, you must not miss the waffle station – the waffles are quite legendary! And the chocolate fountain – chocolate lovers, please leave some room for this.
Roti Jala with Durian Gravy – it got kinda addictive for me after a while…
I had the same durian gravy with my waffle too!
The buffet spread is inclusive of free-flow date juice, sirap bandung, sugar cane juice and soya bean milk.
The Buka Puasa buffet is available until 27 July 2014.
Price: RM138++ per person from Monday-Friday; RM128++ per person on Saturday & Sunday. There’s a 50% discount for children between 4-12 years old.
A discount of 50% is applicable for senior citizens on Saturday & Sunday only.
SPG members get a 20% off total food bill.
For reservations, please call Dining Reservations at +603-2263-7434
or email: [email protected]
Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur
2 Jalan Stesen Sentral
Kuala Lumpur Sentral
50470 Kuala Lumpur