Tuesday, June 05, 2018


Chilli Crabs from Le Méridien Singapore is among the hundred specialities curated for the Destinasi Rasa buka puasa promotion at Le Méridien Putrajaya this year. Hubby the crab fanatic vouches for its deliciousness -- I like the bright, lush sauce that packs a wallop.

With about a week to go before the holy month of Ramadan ends and the joyous Hari Raya celebration begins, there’s still time to visit Latest Recipe for buka puasa. You’d have a chance to savour the explosion of flavours from different states in Malaysia, while sampling the signature dishes from Le Méridien hotels from around the globe until 14th June.

Taking pride of place is Roast Lamb with Kebuli Rice, a perennial house special by the Le Méridien Putrajaya team. We also recommend the chef’s familial recipe of delicious Dendeng Daging alongside Ayam Percik a la Kelantan, Ayam Goreng Berempah and Udang Masak Lemak Cili Padi Belimbing Buluh.

From Le Méridien Bangkok comes the tantalising salad of Som Tam (young papaya salad) and Bakso from Le Méridien Jakarta. The latter should please soup lovers as the mildly spiced beef broth is soul-satisfying with textural bite coming from the assorted chunks of tendon, innards and beef balls.

Amping up the spice quotient is Keema Bati – minced lamb curry from Le Méridien Jaipur and succulent Chicken Tandoori from Le Méridien Gurgaon. Both offerings are piquant on the palate and goes well with rice or some oven-fresh Indian breads.

Crisp at the edges yet fluffy towards the centre, the appetising Oyster Omelette from Le Méridien Taipei is on-point. My personal faves expand to cover Shawarma Chicken with Pita Bread, Roti Durian and Kambing Masak Hijau.


We were told the buka puasa menus are rotated throughout the week with daily specials served from five ‘live’ kitchens. Crowd-pullers range from assorted Sushi rolls, fresh and smoked salmon and tuna, grilled meat and roasts with signature sauces, and huge woks of gulai kawah.

Save ample tummy space for irresistible dessert before you leave. Choice treats include Cheese Banana Fritters (cekodok), Tapai Pulut, Malay Kuih, Ais Kacang and Chocolate Fountain with Marshmallows and Fresh Fruit.

The ‘Destinasi Rasa’ buffet is priced at RM168 nett (adult) and RM84 nett nett (per child aged 5-12). Preferred discounts available to holders of CIMB, Maybank, Citibank and HSBC debit or credit cards (terms & conditions apply).

For information or reservation, please call Latest Recipe, Le Méridien Putrajaya, tel: 03-8689 888/6847/6868 or visit www.lemeridien.com

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