Freshness is emphasised here as are colours and variety – the lavish buffet beckons with tempting dishes of seasonal ingredients, the richness of Malaysia’s multi-racial cuisines and an international miasma.
Who can resist the draw of live, open kitchens manned by award-winning chefs? Or the resultant plethora of sights, smells, sounds and tastes evoked by Latest Recipe’s sublime five-cuisine offerings: Indian, Chinese, Malay, Japanese and Western coupled with modern upscale ‘hawker’ ambience?
The Japanese section is a major crowd-puller as is the teppan and grilled stations where diners get in line for their share of sushi, sashimi, teppan-cooked meat or seafood as well as carvery items. Local hot dishes are perennial delights as are the superb selection of appetisers and starters that range from seafood to salads.
Hot on the hit list is authentic North and South Indian selection. The fiery red Hyderabad Kakadai Crab Curry goes hand-in-hand with Briyani or grab some Tandoori specialities. Scoop up some Lamb Masala to savour with assorted Indian bread. Oh, remember to leave ample tummy room for Chicken Murgh, Eggplant with Masala Curry, Potato with Cumin and Masala Paste, Chick Peas Curry and Lady’s Finger Tomato Curry, just to name a few.
'Like kids in a candy store' is what we felt when we spied the cheery dessert spread. Again the 'no holds barred' concept leaves diners in sweet heaven. Kiss bye-bye to that diet if you love chocolate, cakes, puddings, pastries, kuihs, etc. Now there's even frozen yoghurt with assorted toppings.
I felt like Alice caught in a candy crush saga...spoiled for choice and debating with myself on what to pick. Some of the droolworthy pics here give you a fair idea of my personal faves - a mere 'scratch at the surface' variety that doesn't do justice to the actual array served.
Prices are RM108++ for lunch (Monday to Friday) and RM118++ per person for dinner (Monday to Thursday). Buffet Dinner from Friday to Sunday is priced at RM128++ per person. The Sunday Roast buffet lunch is available at RM 118++ per person.
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