Empire Subang, Jalan SS16/1
47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Tel : 603-5565 1228
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Mon – Sun
A truly festive and traditional experience is what could best describe the atmosphere at the Kitchen Art Brasserie, located on Empire Hotel Subang’s Level 2 during this time of year. With its ‘Gempita Citarasa’ themed dinner buffet this festive period, guests will get to savour popular, traditional Malay cuisine from all states of Malaysia and be entertained by a Live Ghazal band nightly.
Cucumber and Oyster Mushroom Salad
Acar Timun Dengan Cendawan Tiram
Half Shell Mussels with Herbs Vinaigrette and Boiled Tiger Prawn
“We aim to give our guests and patrons a place where you can experience the festive atmosphere and at the same time sample traditional favourites from almost all the states in Malaysia” says Ho Ricky, Group General Manager, Empire Hotel Subang.
“We named our theme this year Gempita Citarasa which describes the festivity of the occasion because that is the kind of atmosphere you would experience the minute you arrive at our lobby around this time of year.”
Roasted Whole Lamb
A must try in the dinner buffet is the hotel’s Sup Gearbox – one of the signature favourites that saw guests heading for second helpings after trying the delicious broth last year.
According to Chef Firdaus Husein, the bone is braised for almost 8 hours with local herbs and spices to enhance the taste. “The secret is in the right balance of spices and condiments that when boiled over a few hours, brings out a rich flavor. You get great value as large portions of the meat is served with the soup.”
Other recommended dishes to look out for include Coriander Chicken with 3 special sauces, Sambal Udang Petai, Roasted Lamb and Satay. Apart from the local cuisine, an interesting surprise in this year’s spread is the Chicken Shawarma and Paella.
Mussel in Bean Sauce and Green Chilli
Kupang Masak Tauchu Dengan Cili Hijau
Braised Chicken with Bitter Gourd
Ayam Masak Lemak Dengan Peria
Braised Beef in Black Pepper and Soy Sauce
Daging Masak Hitam
Prawn Sambal with Petai Beans
Sambal Udang Petai
Fried Fish with Belacan Sauce
Sambal Ikan Tenggiri Goreng Dengan Sayor Bendi
For those with a sweet tooth, a wide variety of local and international desserts will regularly be featured. Pengat Durian (with pulut), a house specialty by Chef Hanafi Zakaria tops the list of local desserts. Other sweet delights to look out for include Kuih Wajik, Buah Melaka, Lepat Ubi, Kuih Lompang, Kuih Seri Muka and Kuih Keria.
Kuih Loyang, Kuih Bahulu, Kuih Peneram, Kuih Makmur
Pecan Nut and Dates Baked Tart
Assorted Desserts Station
The Gempita Citarasa dinner buffet, available from 17th June – 16th July, is priced at RM128 nett per adult and RM98 nett for children or senior citizens.
For reservations and enquiries, kindly call 603-5565 1228 or visit www.empirehotel.com.my for more information.
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