Level 1, Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral
No 5, Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel : 603-2723 1154
FB : Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral
Business Hours :
Mon – Sun 6:30 a.m. – 12 a.m.
Thanks to the wonderful invitation, I recently went to Nook, Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral’s all day dining restaurant for their ‘Joms Buka @ Nook Selera Indonesia’ Ramadan Buffet with a sensational spread of traditional Indonesian and Malaysian dishes at its live action stations.
The Selera Indonesia-themed menu this year was carefully created by Nook’s Sous Chef, Ahmad Zaki Harun and Junior Sous Chef, Muhammad Hafiz Izham. Nook’s sassy culinary team will be cooking up over 150 dishes, served on a rotational basis, on the buffet spread for guests to enjoy when they break fast during this spiritual month.
Enhanced with features of Indonesia’s traditional cuisine along with a Malaysian Ramadan favourites, the highlights of the buffet will include dishes like Kambing Bakar Bumbu, a lamb dish marinated with a combination of local spices including turmeric, coriander seeds, chilli powder, ginger and lemongrass. Once the lamb is marinated it is slow roasted for two hours to achieve a texture that is tender and juicy.
You can also sample dishes including Indonesian’s favourite Soup Bakso, Gerai Nasi Ayam, Ayam Cabe Ijo, Tempeh Goreng Berempah and Ikan Bumbu Berempah at the buffet.
Traditional appetisers and salads showcasing Indonesia’s flavours will be part of the buffet line up with dishes including Gado Gado, Urap Sayur, Rojak Uleg Indonesia, Pecal Kangkung, Cilok dengan Kuah Kacang and a variety of Kerupuk.
A selection of Sambal and Indonesian Curry dishes including Sambal Matah, Sambal Cabe Ijo, Sambal Terasi, Sambal Bawang, Gulai Ayam Padang, Gulai Daging Tetel, Gulai Masak Lemak Nangka will be offered along with Indonesian rice dishes, the Nasi Kebuli, Nasi Sagung Madura and Nasi Kuning to complement the meal.
Taking centre stage at the carving station is the Daging Sapi Gongso. Marinated with an Indonesian sweet soy sauce, red chili and a mixture of Asian spices which includes cinnamon, cardamom, cumin, anise and fennel. The marinated meat is slowly braised for three hours to retain the flavours of the marinade and keep the meat tender.
Malaysian favourites will also make an appearance on the buffet including the must-have Bubur Lambuk, Sup berempah, Murtabak and a special stall setup Warong Satay, for freshly cooked satay. The spread will also include some Chinese, Indian and Western dishes on the buffet such as Wok-fried Kam Heong Crab, Stir-fried Black Pepper Beef, Szechuan Style Bean Curd with Minced Chicken, Lamb Vindaloo, Gosh Badami Kurma (Lamb Kurma), Spicy Mutton Masala, a Pizza Pit Stop, Jade Fish Picatta with Mexican Corn Salsa, Vegetable Lasagna, Pan Seared Fish Fillet and many more.
No buffet is complete without a spread of desserts. A variety of Indonesian, Malaysian and Western desserts will fill the buffet line including Kuih Lapis Bandung, Kolang Kaling (palm fruit), Bubur Sumsum (sweet coconut rice porridge), Sago Air Gula and Kolak Ubi. Other desserts will include Tapai Ubi, Bubur Pulut Hitam, Warm Chocolate Brownies, Warm Apple Crumble, Warm Banana Bread, Butter Pudding, ABC Station, Lemon Meringue Pie, Strawberry Mousse Cheese Cake, Trio Chocolate Mousse Cake, Fruit Berries Tart and more.
Priced at RM138 nett per adult, the ‘Joms Buka @ Nook Selera Indonesia’ Ramadan Buffet will be served daily from 7 May – 3 June from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm.
The Ramadan Early Bird vouchers will be available for sale from 1 April – 3 May 2019. Vouchers are priced at RM105 nett per voucher for purchases of 1-35 vouchers and RM95 nett per voucher for purchases of 36 vouchers and more. The voucher validity is only for the Ramadan period from 7 May – 3 June 2019. Diners are encouraged to call ahead for reservations prior to dining at Nook.
For reservations, please call 603-2723 1188 or visit www.aloftkualalumpursentral.com.
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