This Ramadhan, be ready to undertake the great Buka Puasa buffet adventure at Essence Restaurant, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel. The buffet is priced at RM118++ per person, available for dinner only from 1st July 2014 till 24th July 2014, 6.30pm to 10.30pm daily.
Chef Faizal and his team from Essence Restaurant aims to bring out more than 150 mouth-watering local and international specialites, prepared using the freshest and finest ingredients, and line up in the extensive 120-metre buffet spread.
With a dramatic and stunning interior that boasts from lively, artistic backdrops to bold, red colour carpeted floor; patterned white floor tiles; trendy dark colour furnishing; bushes of bamboo; and flashy, high ceilings, Buka Puasa experience at Sheraton Imperial KL will definitely goes more invigorate.
Begin the eating adventure with Malay “Kerabu” and appetizers that covers from Pecal Desa, Tauhu Sumbat, Acar Limau, Popiah Basah, Acar Jelatah, Kerabu Pucuk Paku, Kerabu Mangga Muda, Kerabu Taudeh dan Kerang, Kerabu Ayam, Kerabu Daging Kerabu, Aneka Laut dan Soo Hoon, and Nasi Ulam.
Ulam-Ulaman Desa section goes classic with Pucuk Petik, Pucuk Gajus, Ulam Raja, Petai, Jering, Daun Selon, Tenggek Burung, Daun Pegaga, Bendi Rebus, Terung Rebus and Petai Rebus. Have together with Sambal Belacan, Sambal Bacang, Sambal Belacan Nenas, Sambal Belacan Binjai, Sambal Tempoyak, Sambal Cencalok and more.
Continue with main dishes that feature an array of Kambing Dhalca dengan Sayuran, Pajeri Nenas, Stir Fry Prawn with Salt and Chilli Pepper, Stir Fried Prawns and clam with Asparagus in Belachan, Sauteed Fish with Szechuan and Asparagus, Roasted Chicken Percik Terengganu, Telur Itik Masak Lemak Cili Padi, Sotong Masak Lada Hitam and Ikan Sembilang Masak Lemak Tempoyak.
We found the Telur Itik Masak Lemak Cili Padi something interesting, having silky smooth duck egg braised in a bed of tumeric, coconuty gravy. A very simple dish that shines among many other herbs & spices loaded delights.
Satay is good too, especially the chicken version. Generously skewered with huge chunks of meats and deliver a juicy, meaty, sticky sweet result.
Whole Baby Lamb With Mandy Rice
Baked whole snapper Portugese Style
Get the friendly staff to offer you pieces of tender Tandoori Chicken with Youghurt and Indian Spices, then hop on to pots of Indian dishes adjacent to it. Squid Masala, Lamb Masala, Bhendi Masala all appear to be red hot, taste bud tickling for sure.
Fill your bowl with Shanghai Noodles, Kway Teow, Yellow Mee or Wantan Noodles alongside with prawns, squid, chicken, beansprouts, mushroom, vegetables, meatballs, then drenched with Mee Bandung, Nyonya Curry Laksa, Tom Yum Soup or Clear Chicken Soup for a bowl of delicious, soupy local delights at “Kaunter Mee”.
At the same counter, diners can opt for Marinara or Carbonara Pasta. We skip this, as the choices are too basic to impress.
Western fares such as Braised beef short rib with mashed potato gratin and natural braising juice, Oven baked sea bass with chick pea, spinach and tomato-bisque sauce Beef Lasagna are available too.
Toss up some juicy, crispy fruits such as jambu, jambu batu, cucumber and papaya with Rojak sauce, add a dash of crushed peanuts. Too full to try this out, but our friends had few helpings of this, so we believed the Rojak sauce tastes good.
The choices seem endless, and is all around the restaurant. Japanese corner serves up varieties of Tamago Nigiri, Crabmeat Nigiri, Inari and Maki brimming with maguro, tamago and cucumber.
Enjoy steamboat or “lok-lok” experience with choice of kangkung, mushroom, beancurd, fish cake, crabmeat stick, sausages, fishballs, beancurd sheets and wantan on skewers. Boil them in the hot pot, flavoured up with a dip of chilli sauce and sweet sauce.
Stalls at the entrance presents a selection of Char Kuey Teow, Seafood Fried Rice, Apam Balik, Keropok Lekor, Deep Fried Banana, Deep Fried Tapioca and Ice Kacang. Not to forget is the Assam Pedas Melaka that lends a spicy aroma as we pass by, drawing us to order a bowl.
After savouring all dishes from different counters, finally it’s time for dessert. Chocolate Tiramisu, Semolina Cake, Sweet Corn Pudding, Apple Strudel, Vanilla Creme Brulee, Cococnut Mango Jelly Cake, Strawberry Cheese Tart and Lemon Meringue Roulade from French pastries counter seems promising.
Trays of local Nyonya Kuih such as Seri Muka, Kuih Talam, Onde Onde, Pulut Inti, Kuih Kochi, Kuih Lapis, Pulut Seri Kaya, donuts, Kuih Ketayap, etc. extends the dessert selection.
Tempted? Wait no longer! Go ahead and plan your Ramadan gathering with your loved ones today at Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel’s Essence restaurant. For reservations, call 03 2717 9900 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org or log on to www.sheratonimperialkualalumpur.com to find out more
In the season’s true spirit of sharing, the hotel has also devised several special offers and discount structures to enhance your Buka Puasa events. Guests who confirm their reservations before 24 June, 2014, will be entitled to 40% discount off on the food bill (subject to a minimum of 4 persons and maximum of 10 persons for dine in) between 1 and 6 July 2014.
Meanwhile, SPG members can enjoy 20% discount off total food bill. If you plan to host a bigger gathering, Essence is offering a 35% discount for group bookings that are above 30 persons and with confirmed payment.
What’s more, UOB and Maybank card holders can enjoy special privileges while dining at Essence. Terms and conditions apply.
For those who prefer to break fast at home, we recommend you to indulge in the fragrant Chicken and Lamb Briyani Rice special, available for take away at Toastina Café & Bar. Chicken Briyani Rice is priced at RM15nett each while Lamb Briyani Rice is priced at RM18nett each. The Briyani Rice will be available for sale from 29 June to 24 July 2014, Monday to Friday from 4pm until 6pm.
For those who would like to break fast in the comfort of their homes or in more exclusive venues, the hotel also caters for outside catering or at its various function spaces. For cozy company gatherings or private get-togethers, we encourage you reach out to the hotel’s Catering team at 03 2717 9900 or e-mail email@example.com to find out more about the hotel’s special Ramadan meeting and banquet packages. Additional benefits for catering Buka Puasa events includes double SPP points, complimentary Gamelan for dinner booking of a minimum of 300 persons and above, and others. Find out more today!