Chef Zam Ramadan Menu @ Rasanya Nyonya Style Premium Steamboat, Pavilion Elite Kuala Lumpur
Level 8, Lot 8.105.00, Pavilion Elite
Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel : 6010-773 0223
FB : RasaNya Steamboat
Business Hours :
Mon – Sun 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Thanks for the wonderful invitation, I recently went to RasaNya, Malaysia’s 1st Nyonya style and Muslim friendly premium steamboat restaurant for its exclusive Ramadhan menu. Their flagship restaurant is located at the Pavilion Elite at the heart of Kuala Lumpur.
Having opened its door just four months ago in November 2022, it was a passion project with a 1 Malaysia theme at the heart of the restaurant. The vision was also to elevate the steamboat dining experience, with a unique concept in an exclusive setting.
Present at the ‘Ramadan-reveal’ event, Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Chris Lee, said that “Since its opening, the restaurant has seen an encouraging number of diners, from all walks of life, from locals to expats and tourists. The shift to endemic and recovery in businesses sees an increase in spending power and the release of pent up demand. It’s an ideal time for us to launch Rasanya,” he adds.
Mr. Chris who worked tirelessly from the concept stage to the unveiling of Rasanya said that the birth of Rasanya is steeped with culture and history, embodying the essence of our country. “Through our collaboration with celebrity chef, Chef Zam, we are really excited to bring both the unique experience and the special Ramadhan menu and recipes to the market”, he says.
Sharon Tong, the Chief Marketing Officer who also spoke at the event added “Whilst this Ramadhan menu was created with Muslim customers in mind, we have injected much loved elements from other cultures, such as unique the ‘Warna-Warni RasaNya’ yee sang, which comprises of ingredients such as jackfruits, pomegranate, papaya, prawn, salmon, lettuce, traditional crackers and others whilst the sauce is made with passion fruit, with the familiar sweet and tangy flavour that everyone loves.”
Recalling the vibrant days of the Peranakans – a cultural hotpot, Rasanya brings you a cuisine not limited to culture, to be savoured by all. It embodies the spirit of Malaysia’s diversity, filling one with more than just a hearty meal. It brings forth premium steamboat meals with a distinctive difference, with localised flavours, designed with every race and ethnicity in mind.
When asked about the ingredients, Chris said “Ensuring only the finest reaches the table, much care is put into sourcing the best ingredients for an elevated experience. Certainly spoiled for choice, one may choose from nine types of unique broths infused with Peranakan elements. Serving only the freshest premium seafood (tiger prawns, Hokkaido scallops, fresh Canadian lobster etc) and the finest butcher’s select (Japanese Miyazaki A5 Wagyu Beef, Australian Wagyu MB9 Beef, Australian lamb etc), along with authentic Baba Nyonya appetisers and dishes, it aims to leave you yearning to return.
Sharon adds “A feast in more than one way, Rasanya is one also for the eyes. Immersed in an intricate setting, the interior and ornamentation pay homage to rich Peranakan decor – decked in traditional tiles and tones, fixtures and textures with stunning floor-to-ceiling fittings. We also have private rooms and our largest can accommodate 20 diners. It is fitted with a state of the art karaoke system and has a private entrance and exit”.
“In the coming future, we are looking to open two other outlets. We plan to offer a more affordable offering to the masses, yet keep to our Peranakan theme, as we would like everyone to be able to enjoy this unique concept,” she closes.
Rasanya collaborates with celebrity chef, Chef Zam who puts together a delectable recipe for the month of Ramadan. Having done stints in various parts of the world, from Indonesia to London, Venezuela to Switzerland, Chef Zam has also hosted TV shows such as ‘Agak Agak’ on the Discovery Channel and ‘Star vs. Food’ season 2 on Astro Prime (both in 2022).
Chef Zam created a special recipe for the Ramdhan themed soup, which includes ingredients such as slow cooked chicken broth infused with fresh coconut water, chilli peppers and soybeans with a hint of fermented broad beans and tofu.
Priced affordably at RM118++/pax, the Ramadan feast is unlike any other and the ingredients are of the highest quality making it great value for money. It comprises a table served buffet menu which includes a luxurious spread of its ‘Kak Nya Special’, ‘Steamboat Menu’’, and a variety of soup bases from Chef Zams ‘Rahsianya’ soup base, to the all-time available soup bases such as the ‘Laut Tomato Merah’ soup base, ‘Harimau in the Laut’, ‘Winter Melon and Herbs’, ‘Aroi Tomyam’ and the ‘Sedapnya Laksa’ soup bases.
Kak Nya Special includes popiah goreng, satay ayam, satay daging, karipap, vegetable kuih, wajid, lemang, rendang daging, ikan bakar, and Rasanya’s very own signature fried chicken wings.
The steamboat menu includes fish fillet, fresh lala, abalone slice, scallop, fresh tiger prawn, bamboo clam, Australian lamb slice, Rasanya’s homemade – fish ball, mushroom chicken ball, cuttlefish ball, dumpling, and wantons. Along with the meats, mushrooms such as enoki and black fungus and vegetables such as cabbage and spinach are served. Kampung eggs, tofu, glass noodles, spinach noodles and white rice accompanies the wholesome meal.
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