Friday, December 09, 2022


Beef Wellington. Traditional Roast Turkey
. Roast Lamb Leg with Rosemary and Masala Rub. Baked Salmon with Dill Salt Crust. Honey Glazed Chicken Ham with Caramelised Sarawakian Pineapple. These are the sumptuous ‘show-stealers’ headlining the festive buffet from 22 to 24 December 2022 at Makan Kitchen.

Encased in a flaky pastry coating, the beef is superbly tender and juicy (too busy eating until forgot to snap a photo!). Both the roast turkey and lamb leg are on-point too. We can't get enough of the delicious chicken ham and pineapple pairing either. 
The lavish Christmas Dinner Buffet (6.30pm – 10pm) on every Thursday, Friday and Saturday in December is priced at RM188 nett per adult and RM94 nett per child.
Makan Kitchen is famous for its different ‘kitchens’ serving a myriad of culinary delights ranging from appetisers to dessert, from four corners of the world.
Fresh Oysters, Poached Seafood: Mussels, Prawns, Crabs and Scallops on ice beckon invitingly alongside a Sashimi Station where platters of raw fish, octopus and little dishes of marinated ceviche await.
Homegrown specialities such as Satay, Grilled Prawns, Stingray and Shellfish a la minute, with assorted sauces are one of the unmissable highlights.

Notable finds at the Indian kitchen include the aromatic Turkey Biryani, complemented by Jhinga Makhni (fiery curried prawns), rich and spicy Mysore Lamb Peratal, delectable Tandoori Chicken, and sumptuous Butter Chicken.

The Chinese section is just as stellar with delicious draws like Roast Duck and Chicken, Fried Rice with Ebiko, Fish Maw Soup with Dried Scallops, Fried Glass Noodles with Crab, Fried Chicken with Butter Sauce, Steamed Fresh Tiger Prawns with Supreme (Mala) Sauce, and Teochew Style Steamed Snapper with Sour Plum.

Last but not least, you’d be happy to succumb to the sweet appeal of Chocolate Yule Log, Christmas Fruit Cake, Raspberry Vanilla Mousse Cake, Mixed Fruit Bread Pudding, Stollen, Gingerbread, and Cinnamon Stars after the savoury offerings.
Additional temptations come in the form of Christmas Cupcakes, Mini Mont Blanc, and assorted Christmas-themed petite dessert creations – these lovely treats are not only nice to look at but taste heavenly too.
In addition, your buffet dining experience will include Santa’s appearance and Christmas Welcome Drinks as well.

Christmas High Tea Buffet 

17 & 18 December 2022 

12:30pm – 4:00pm

RM 138 nett per adult & RM69 nett per child


24 & 25 December 2022 

12:30pm – 4:00pm

RM 158 nett per adult and RM79 nett per child

For reservations, please call DoubleTree Hilton Kuala Lumpur, tel: 03 2172 7272, email or visit



Sunday, December 04, 2022


Chinese hot pot or steamboat is increasingly popular in Malaysia hence it’s not surprising to find Demala jumping onto the bandwagon, offering a Halal version to cater to Muslim diners.

Demala Operations Manager, Muhammad Farid Hamidin says diners can opt for the restaurant’s 2-in-1 Soup Base (RM38) or a singular soup base. Choices include Szechuan Mala Soup (RM28), Chicken Collagen Bone Broth (RM28), Mushroom (RM24), Tomato (RM24) and Tomyum (RM18).

For greater value, Demala has Steamboat Set for 2 persons (RM68 and RM88 per set) and 4 persons (RM168 and RM188). These come with free flow of vegetables, fuchok (fried beancurd sheet), mushroom, noodles, eggs, fruit and dessert laid out at a counter alongside assorted condiments and sauces.

which means numbing and spicy is the after-effect to hit your palate once you have a sip of the Szechuan Mala Soup. Demala offers it in three levels of mala spiciness so the mildest version left our tongues slightly numbed from its savoury spiciness.

The broth goes rather well with the tissue-thin Lamb Slices (RM38) and Premium Beef Slices (RM38), in addition to Seafood Taufoo (8 pcs RM9), and Ring Roll Beancurd (6 pcs RM12).

We also intersperse our meal with some Fresh Grower Vegetables (RM8 upwards), while various types of beancurd (RM6 upwards) and mushroom (RM8 upwards) can be ordered separately from the a la carte menu.

The lighter Chicken Collagen Bone Broth is best for dunking in a la carte items such as Handmade Ebiko Shrimp Balls (8 pcs RM38), the fish-shape Premium Ebiko Prawn Paste (RM30), and Seafood Platter (RM128) comprising toman fish slices, tiger prawns, Hokkaido scallops, snow crab stick, and mussels.

Sweet and bouncy, the shrimp balls taste delicious on their own. You can also try sampling them with different saucy concoctions – conjure from the condiment and sauce bar laid out. Thai green chilli sauce, sesame paste, Demala signature chilli, soya sauce, chopped garlic, coriander, and fried minced garlic are some of the items available.

Other notable bites to add interest to the steamboat experience include Handmade Prawn Wonton (6 pcs RM28), and Handmade Chicken Dumplings (8 pcs RM20).

While we waited for the steamboat broths to come to a boil, we shared a platter of Spicy Diced Chicken (RM28). Buried amidst a heap of crisp-fried red chillies, the delicious deep-fried chicken pieces prickling our tongues with slightly salty and peppery accents, and singeing our lips with its subtle chilli fieriness.

To draw the lunch crowd, Demala proffers 7 Sichuan Rice Sets (RM19.80-RM27.80) with free drink and dessert for lunch. If you prefer non-spicy versions, there are 4 choices from RM20.80 upwards.

For reservations, call Demala Hotpot, tel: 03-7499 3705. Address: LG603 & 603A, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, Petaling Jaya, Selangor


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