The vibrant vibes of local night markets or pasar malam meet the signature street food of Penang, Melaka, Johor and other Malaysian states at V E Hotel & Residence, KL's newest 4-star hotel in Bangsar South.
Love local laksa? Then you'd be fired up by all 13 varieties of the noodle dish at the buffet spread. Take your pick from the tangy yet appetising Penang assam laksa to laksam from the East Coast and the robustly flavoured Sarawakian version.
Few people can resist the sight, smell and taste of hot-off-the-grill ikan bakar and satay...we certainly couldn't when we saw the tempting array of fish, seafood and meat being char-grilled by a chef on duty.
Relish the smoky, spice-rubbed fare with your choice of dips and sauces, be it sambal belacan, dark soya sauce with sliced chilli, tamarind with sliced chilli and shallot or the classic peanut sauce for those skewers of beef and chicken.
Chicken shawarma, spit-roasted lamb and roast beef should please meat-loving diners. Complement these proteins with aromatically spiced briyani rice and some soulful curries for a substantial meal.
Besides all the hawker-type offerings and rustic kerabu and ulam, expect to find main dishes of ayam goreng berempah, sambal petai goreng ikan bilis, butter prawns, daging masak berkuah and pucuk manis masak lemak among others.
The Straits Estate is the hotel's all-day dining restaurant which boasts soaring high ceiling and a bank of expansive glass windows with soothing views of a water feature. Nearby is the swimming pool which looks out to the bustling enclave of Bangsar South.
Customary servings of dessert such as pengat durian, tapai ubi, assorted local kuihs, macarons, cakes, puddings, tropical fruit and ice kacang can be had to conclude your fast-breaking session.
Available until 5 July, The Straits Estate Pasar Malam Buka Puasa buffet is priced at RM108+ per person. Group bookings of 20 persons and above will be entitled to 25% off.
For reservations, call The Straits Estate, tel: 03-2246 2889. Address: Level M3, V E Hotel & Residence, 8. Jalan Kerinchi, Bangsar South City, KL.