Showing posts with label ulam. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ulam. Show all posts

Thursday, March 30, 2023


Homegrown talents of Four Seasons Hotel KL (FSHKL) take the limelight this Ramadan at Curate. Chefs Hanif Ahmadiah, Putri Farisya Amirza and Mohammad Alif Muazzam Saffarudin explore and honour Malaysia’s diversity, indigenous ingredients and familial heritage through their renditions of cherished dishes: Curry Laksa, Nasi Ulam and Apam Gula Hangus, to name a few.

Billed as Sajian Kayangan Kita, this year’s buka puasa charge at Curate is led by Sous Chef Hanif’s Curry Laksa. Luxe up with salmon and caviar, he recommends crispy egg noodles for greater textural interest. The santan-rich gravy exudes tantalising scent of ground chillies, lemongrass and local spices.
Using her Perlis-born mother’s Nasi Ulam recipe, Sous Chef Putri Farisya elevates the traditional herbed rice dish by topping it with shaved truffle and century egg; two ingredients rarely eaten by the Malay community.

“Truffle adds a touch of luxury to my version of nasi ulam,” said the young chef. “It lends a depth of flavour to the rice. As for century egg, I’m partial to it so I hope to persuade more guests to try it with nasi ulam. The selection of local herbs used will depend on whatever is fresh in the market: cashewnut leaves, tenggek burung (Melicope ptelefolia) and ulam raja among others.”
Chef De Partie Alif is a sweet rebel who dares to rock the crème br
ûlée boat. Reinterpreting the classic French dessert by adding cubes of yam and sweet potatoes and substituting regular sugar with gula melaka, his Coconut Cha Cha Brû
lée emerges as a winsome palate-pleaser.
The young chef also proffers caramelised spongy Apam Gula Hangus; best savoured with jackfruit strips, caramel sauce and coconut ice cream.
Do keep your eyes peeled for Egyptian specialities of Chef Abd El Rahman from Four Seasons Resort Sham El Sheikh. This is a good opportunity to sample distinct delicacies such as Muammar Rice, Vegetable Moussaka, Beef Kofta, Slow-cooked Lamb Shank and Seabass Sayadieh.
In addition, curtain-raisers to break your day-long fast range from Arabian Mezze and Local Kerabu Salads to Assorted Sashimi and Poached Premium Seafood.
To assuage the call of hearth and hometowns, make a beeline for Kambing Panggang Utara, Sup Daging Berempah, Lontong, Tuaran Seafood Noodles and Apam Balik, serve upon request from the festive stalls manned by FSHKL chefs.
The kampung-style plethora of Malay fare includes Rendang Daging Hitam; Beef, Lamb and Chicken Satay; Fish, Beef and Chicken Floss; Curry Puffs; Ketam Bakar Cili Api; Ikan Patin Tempoyak and Pajeri Nenas Timur amongst others.
Spicing up the dinner spread are popular Indian specialities: Mushroom Biryani Rice, Chicken Tikka, Goan Crab Curry, Fish Ghobi Manchurian, Tandoori Prawns Masala and Spiced Lamb Rack.
Continental dishes of Roast Prime Rib, Fish Fillets with Paprika Sauce, Swiss Meatballs with Wild Mushroom Cream, and Steak Au Poivre on Burnt Shallot Cream add international appeal. 
Local dessert broths: Pengat Kacang Hijau and Bubur Pulut Hitam beckon invitingly alongside Malay Kuih, Fresh Fruits, Macarons, Chocolate Dipped Dates, Assorted Baklava, Turkish Delight, dainty servings of Cendol Jelly, Cakes and French Entremets.
Priced at RM289 per adult and RM145 per child, Sajian Kayangan Kita buka puasa buffet at Curate is available until 21 April 2023.

For reservations, contact
Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur, tel: 03-2382-8888

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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