Showing posts with label spicy dish. Show all posts
Showing posts with label spicy dish. Show all posts

Monday, March 04, 2024



Siakap Sayap and Kway Teow Bulan Purnama are two ‘must try’ dishes when you break fast at Hyatt Place Bukit Jalil this year. Available from 14 March to 5 April, the Sajian Senja buffet (6.30pm to 9.30pm) spread is a first for the international brand name hotel catering for buka puasa at the Bukit Jalil area.

According to Bennett Peter, General Manager of Hyatt Place, “the culinary team comprising experienced and young chefs work together in true Muhibbah spirit to prepare the inaugural buka puasa buffet in our beautiful Wira Ballroom. The older chefs rely on their experience whilst the young ones draw inspiration from their mothers’ recipes, to showcase the different dishes served.”
Head of Culinary Lee Yew Ken and his kitchen brigade comprising Chef Muhamad Taufiq and Chef Muhammad Afiq will prepare signature specialities like Kway Teow Bulan Purnama, with the golden egg yolk on top resembling a full moon. After sampling the fried flat rice noodles with whole fried egg, we found it deliciously flavourful with a nice smoky char.
Another must try dish is Siakap Sayap or seabass fin curry, blending Malay and Indian culinary influences. The aromatic curry had cumin, garam marsala and other Indian spices in it; making it more piquant and flavoursome. Fleshy parts of the seabass fin and collar are cooked with potatoes and mushroom, yielding an appetising, multi-textural curry.
Notable temptations from the 9 cooking stations and buffet include a most delectable Ayam Percik, sizzling Satay, creamy and well-spiced Lamb Shank Kurma, aromatic Biryani with Roast Lamb Leg, tantalising Deep Fried Fish with Thai Chilli Sauce, zingy Stir-fried Beef with Turmeric and Vegetables, tasty Butter Prawns with Cereal, piquant Ayam Masak Merah and yummy Sotong Masak Kicap Hitam.
Festive feels can be savoured from Lemang and Ketupat Palas accompanied by turmeric leaf-scented Ayam and Daging Rendang, and Serunding Ayam and Daging (spiced chicken and beef floss).

Bubur Lambuk, Steamed and Deep Fried Dim Sum and Tom Yam Soup along with a selection of local Kerabu, Ulam and Sambal can be enjoyed from the line-up.

Sweet endings in the form of Ais Kacang, Malay Kuih and fresh local fruits complete the dining affair. Hot Teh and Kopi Tarik are also dispensed on request whilst a sweet dessert broth of Bubur Kacang Merah rounds off the vast selection.
Sajian Senja is offering an early bird voucher at RM137 nett per adult in a single purchase before 6 March and can be utilised for bookings until 5 April, 2024. (Normal price is RM167 nett per adult and RM97 nett for children aged 4 – 12)
Advanced booking and payment are recommended. For reservations for Sajian Senja, call: 03 9764 9888, Whatsapp +6012 832 8863 or email:

Saturday, October 28, 2023


Guests will never go hungry at Temple Tree Langkawi, thanks to the recently launched Paloh Restaurant and Bar. Aptly named after Perak’s state capital fondly known as “Pa-Lo” in Cantonese, the all-day dining restaurant is located inside the lovingly restored 120-year-old Ipoh House.

Word has it the name “Pa-Lo” refers to the dams constructed along the Kinta River in Perak for fishing. The restaurant’s stately space with classical interior design features: colonial-style windows, distressed wood beams and ceilings, mosaic floors and wooden shutter doors among others segues into sheltered patio and portico areas.

Tastefully outfitted in emerald, teal and turquoise cushioned sofas and eclectic cane furnishings, glimpses of the resort’s namesake tree, lush lawns, main pool and the Pool House are visible from strategic seating spots.

Malaysia’s multi-cultural foodscape is well-represented in Paloh’s various menus, be it for breakfast, lunch, snack or dinner. Changes are often made to the menus; to ensure new and exciting temptations lure repeat patrons with fresh incentives whilst popular specialities are retained for a sense of familiarity.
The launch event was a fine example. Many Langkawi-based expatriates and regular resort guests invited for Paloh’s launching expressed surprise and delight over the beautifully restored heritage houses on-site as well as heaping praises on the various local dishes served that evening.
Designed like an exploratory trail around Temple Tree’s grounds, each culinary stopover at the different heritage houses highlighted Nasi Lemak, Lontong, Pasembur and Teh Tarik; synonymous with the different states where those houses originally came from.
The leisurely pace was atypical to the unhurried pace of a Malaysian kampung (village), allowing guests to have greater appreciation of the local flavours and aroma of each dish.


A modest buffet breakfast spread comprising Malaysian and Mediterranean dishes inspired by the island and resort setting took centrestage each morning. House-made breads, pastries and cookies jostled for attention alongside hot dishes of fried noodles, sausages, and eggs cooked to your liking.
Juices, freshly sliced tropical fruits, cereals and yoghurts, along with coffee and tea completed the line-up; to ensure a good start to the day.
There’s also the unique floating breakfast experience for guests who reserve under the current Unforgettable Escape package.
A large acrylic tray with a choice of brekkie items: think Nyonya Nasi Lemak (RM28) with chicken rendang, chicken satay, tempeh and requisite condiments, Big Breakfast (Rm32), Cheese Vege Omelette (RM24), Pancakes (RM22) or Waffle Toast with Scrambled Egg (RM22) will be prepared for your enjoyment.
The whole tray of goodies will be ‘floated’ your way, to enable you to savour brekkie without having to interrupt your pool-dipping time. Should you wish to enjoy a picnic breakfast, discuss with the Temple Tree team to make it happen.
Lunch for us was specially hosted at the beautiful Colonial House, where we partake the resident chefs’ splendid offerings. We had nothing but praises for the tender Satay (6 chicken skewers RM28, 6 beef skewers RM32) with an on-point peanut sauce and a deliciously smoky-charred Fried Kway Teow (RM38).
A heap of Sardine Sandwiches evoked great memories of the good old days whilst our healthy vege quota was fulfilled by Paloh Nutri Salad (RM28): a huge bowl of mixed mesclun, juicy pomegranate seeds, capsicum strips, cherry tomatoes, quinoa, artisan cheese and citrus dressing.
Hearty Paloh Burger (RM29) comprising beef patty, sliced tomato, salad and honey mustard has already become a firm favourite with resort guests.
In addition to the existing Italian selection such as Pasta Bolognese (RM32) and Pasta Al Pomodoro (RM26), pizzas baked to perfection using a high heat pizza oven are available.
Made fresh on premise, toppings include imported cheese and local ingredient such as locally produced buffalo mozzarella. We took instantly to the two appealing 12” Salmon Pesto and Margherita Pizzas.
A few of us tried the drinks too and they came up to par. Mango Float (RM22) – fresh mango with crushed cookie and gula melaka syrup, and Cleansing Juice (RM19) – a healthy blend of cucumber, celery and pineapple were ideal thirst-quenchers for us to wash everything down.
We also joined a fun-filled cooking session with Chef De Partie Roziyanishima Talhad. She shared some tips on how to prepare one of Paloh’s signature dishes, Daging Kerutuk. The trick to this fragrant beef curry is to sauté the spice paste until the natural oil emerged. Also go easy on the coconut milk and simmer until the gravy is thick and glossy.
After relishing cocktail and mocktail at sundown, we sat down to sample a plethora of kampung dishes which used the freshest, locally sourced ingredients for dinner.  
According to Resort Manager Irene Vairo, the specially composed menu highlighted tastes from the past together with the present. She said the team tries to present dishes synonymous with the heritage houses and places where they came from.
Whetting our appetite were piquant Kerabu Tauge Udang (local salad of beansprouts and prawns tossed with fried grated coconut, chilli and spices), Ulam (fresh raw local herbs) with Sambal Belacan, and Terong Belado (fried eggplant with chilli and spices).
Several robust curries such as Daging Salai Cili Api (Negeri Sembilan’s grilled beef strips in spicy creamy turmeric sauce RM45), Curry Debal (Melaka-style fiery Portuguese chicken curry RM25), and Asam Pedas Johor (braised Andaman-caught sea bass in tamarind gravy RM25) fired up our tastebuds.
We also shared a deftly prepared Siakap Bakar (whole grilled fish with spiced paste) before wrapping up the meal with a chilled bowl of Mango Sago Gula Melaka (RM16).
Live music performance at Paloh Restaurant & Bar amps up extra merriment on Monday nights whilst patrons can revel in daily Happy Hour offerings, alongside cool resort vibes at dusk.

To book a table at Paloh Restaurant & Bar, call Temple Tree Langkawi, tel:+6017 599 5935 or email:

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