Monday, March 07, 2022


Eighty mouth-watering dishes representing the best of our nation's 13 states
beckons for buka puasa at Makan Kitchen, DoubleTree by Hilton Putrajaya Lakeside this year.

Drawing inspiration from the nationwide Jelajah Selera Bersama Hilton campaign, Executive Chef Mohd Faizal Abd Ghani and his team are highlighting a culinary voyage around Malaysia.

Muslim guests can break their day-long fast with a variety of dates and cold drinks before sampling assorted local salads such as Urap Pengaga Udang Batu Jemala (Pegaga Leaves Tossed with Prawns and Spicy Grated Coconut) and Kerabu Paku (Spicy Fern Shoots Salad) among others.

Then whet the appetite with Assorted Spiced Seafood: Sambal Gesek Prawns, Tom Yum Mussels, Sambal Hijau Bamboo Clams, Nyonya Asam Sauce Scallops and Sambal Merah Manila Clams. These options are a tantalising departure from the usual poached version served elsewhere. Balance it with some Ulam-ulaman, fresh raw local herbs with condiments.


The eye-catching centrepiece of Kambing Panggang Berempah Sanggai  (Marinated Roast Lamb with Roasted Spice Rub) accompanied by Nasi Briyani Saudagar Arab (Spiced Biryani Rice) taste as good as they look.

Enhance the rice with some delicious Gulai Daging Rusa Kapar (Kapar Venison Curry) and Salmon Fish Head Curry. Biryani Rice with Quail Egg in Bamboo offers an interesting variation with the aromatic rice studded with sultanas and cashews, wrapped in turmeric leaf cooked in bamboo containers.

From the East Coast, Chef Faizal proffers distinctive dishes such as Ketupat Sotong Ganu (Stuffed Squid and Minced Seafood Served with Coconut Gravy) and Satar (Grilled Parcels of Spiced Fish Paste in Banana Leaves).

Traditional Hari Raya delights: Lemang, Ketupat Palas and Serunding are also available, evoking a sense of festive spirit into the dinner. Street food-style specialities such as Ikan Bakar (grilled fish), Otak Otak (grilled parcels of fish paste wrapped in coconut leaves), Satay and fritters add to the expansive culinary line-up.

Sweet endings are equally varied, ranging from fresh fruits and local kuih to mini glasses of puddings and creamy dessert broth such as Pengat Pisang.

The ‘Around The World in 80 Dishes’ themed-buffet dinner (6:30pm to 10:30pm) begins from 3 April to 3 May is priced at RM178 nett per adult and RM89 nett per child (aged 6 – 12).

For reservations at DOUBLETREE BY HILTON PUTRAJAYA LAKESIDE, call tel: 03 8890 0000, email: or visit:

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