Saturday, May 04, 2019

BAZAAR JALAN KERINCHI AT CAPRI BY FRASER KUALA LUMPUR


With Kampung Kerinchi right at its doorstep, it’s savvy of Capri by Fraser Kuala Lumpur to capitalise on the idea of conjuring up a lively bazaar atmosphere for the upcoming buka puasa period.
 
Billed as Bazaar Jalan Kerinchi, the hotel’s Caprilicious restaurant will showcase over 120 mouth-watering specialities, based on five rotational menus. Located right in the heart of Bangsar South City, Capri by Fraser Kuala Lumpur should be a convenient buka puasa outpost for residents and the working crowd in that area.
Decked up with the requisite Hari Raya decor, the high ceiling and spacious Caprilicious has ample room for a buffet line, hot and cold drinks, dining space and a shaded patio where ten cooking stalls will be serving up hawker-style fare during Ramadan.

 
Right off the bat, the Mee Mamak was on-point — the noodles had a nice smoky aftertaste with the faint zing of chilli heat. Also up my alley was Ikan Bakar — the assorted fish like stingray and kembung rubbed with turmeric and ground spices, and wrapped in banana leaves for grilling emerged with perfect doneness.
 
As expected, the stall proffering Satay with complementing condiments proved to be a perennial crowd fave. Well-marinated, the skewers of chicken and beef held their own, with or without peanut sauce.
 
Rice lovers should make a beeline for the aromatic and spice-laden Nasi Biryani. Pair it with some Fried Chicken for greater taste satisfaction. A whole Roast Lamb in addition to Burger, Murtabak, Roti Canai, Ais Kacang and Cendol form the remaining stall offerings.
Senior Sous Chef Fikri Fauze recommends Ikan Patin Masak Tempoyak but this acquired Pahang speciality isn’t for the faint-hearted. Cooked with fermented durian, the yellow fish curry hit the spot for me as I’m an avid fan of the ripe, pungent gravy.
 
 
My top picks from the extensive cornucopia include Pucuk Paku Tumis Sambal (fern shoots with ground sambal), Sambal Taucu, Telur Dadar (omelette with chilli), Gulai Tulang Rusuk Kambing Nangka Muda (rich young jackfruit and lamb ribs curry), and Ayam Percik Panggang (roast chicken basted with spicy sauce).
 
 
 
 
Dessert ran the usual gamut from dainty Kuih Bahulu cakes to Fruit Rojak. Assorted fritters such as Goreng Pisang, Goreng Keledek and Keropok Lekor as well as Malay kuih and tropical fresh fruits are laid out to wrap up the meal.
 
 
 
Early Bird vouchers at RM98 nett each are still available until 5 May. The regular price for the Buka Puasa dinner is RM128 nett per adult while senior citizens get 50% off the normal price. Children 5-12 years old will be charged at RM48 nett child.
 
A special Bazaar Jalan Kerinchi dine and stay package is available at RM390+ per night, applicable from 8 May to 1 June 2019. Perks include:
·         daily buffet breakfast or pre-dawn meal
·         Bazaar Jalan Kerinchi buffet dinner for 2 adults and 2 children below 4 years old at Caprilicious
·         Complimentary parking for 1 car
·         Complimentary in-room internet/Wifi access


For reservations at Caprilicious, call tel: 03-2386 0891. Room reservations can be made via tel: 03-2383 0888. Address: Capri by Fraser Kuala Lumpur, No.5, Jalan Kerinchi, Bangsar South City, Kuala Lumpur. Website: www.capribyfraser.com


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