Few people can resist breaking fast with classic Malay kampung dishes during the month of Ramadan and the culinary team at Cosmo Hotel Kuala Lumpur is banking on the tried-and-tested to please the crowd. Served at Mint Café from 5 May to 3 June, the Juadah Ramadan buffet dinner will please sticklers of tradition, from appetisers to dessert.
Opening volleys of assorted kerabu (local salad) such as cockles, prawn with young mango, smoky beef strips and local fern shoots with grated coconut alongside herbaceous greens and pickles will tickle the tastebuds.
Mildly spiced Sup Ekor Lembu (oxtail soup) and Bubur Lambuk (savoury spiced rice congee with beef) are genteel choices to ease patrons after their day-long fast. The impending festive Hari Raya mood is evident with the inclusion of Lemang and Ketupat Palas (glutinous rice wrapped in bamboo leaves) with Serunding (beef floss). Some Rojak Buah (fruit & vege salad) won’t be remiss either as a healthy option.
Notable main dishes to feast on include punchy hot Talapia Sambal Hijau (fried fish topped with pounded green chilli), creamy and redolent with turmeric and heady spices Daging Panggang Masak Cili Padi (beef slices in bird’s eye chilli and coconut milk gravy), and Siput Sedut Masak Lemak (snails in rich creamy turmeric-flavoured gravy).
Festive specialities run the gamut from Ayam Masak Merah (red-cooked chicken with tomato, chilli and spices), Ikan Bakar (grilled fish), Satay and Roast Lamb to Lala Masak Paprik (Thai-style clams with chilli) and Kari Kepala Ikan Merah (fish head curry).
Dessert to sweeten the senses range from colourful Malay Kuih and deep-fried banana fritters to various ice-creams and cool shaved ice treat of ais kacang.
Early bird vouchers for the Juadah Ramadan buffet is only RM65 nett per adult for purchases made between 29 April and 4 May. From 5 May to 3 June, the regular price of RM88 per adult will be applicable.
For information, call Cosmo Hotel KL, tel: 03-2030 1888 or email: Address: 13-15, Leboh Ampang, Kuala Lumpur.