August 8, 2011

Chatz Brasserie, Parkroyal KL: Ramadhan Feast with a Taste of ‘1Malaysia’!

Another Ramadhan Buffet spread sighted at Chatz Brasserie, Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur this round with a taste of ‘1Malaysia’ cuisine featuring a grand plethora of various Malaysian cuisine featuring dishes from Malay, Chinese, Indian, Nyonya, Sarawak and Sabah!

This Ramadhan, one will be spoilt for choice with Chatz Brasserie’s feast of mouth-watering local specialties featuring home-cooked favorites from major ethnic groups in Malaysia. The buffet here features a lovely array of unique dishes which I have never eaten before! There are various stalls set up all over and it was a tough decision to pick out what to eat as they all looked very attractive and tempting… J

The main attraction of the buffet will be Chef Hasbullah’s indigenous dishes from the Sarawak and Sabah states. Traditional cuisine of the native tribes in East Malaysia is partially influenced by Malay, Chinese and Indian cuisines. Seafood and freshwater fish are staples along with chicken, and the usage of sago, tapioca and spices are common in the native cooking style. Be sure to try specialties like ‘Manok Pansoh’, also known as Ayam Pansuh which is chicken cooked in bamboo with lemongrass, ginger, and tapioca leaves, a traditional Iban dish from the land of hornbills. Another recommendation is the ‘Daeng Semur’ or Tenggiri Semur, which is mackerel cooked in coconut milk, a native dish of Bajau-Petagas tribe in Sabah.

The plethora of Kerabu salads had me snapping away as there were just so many to choose from. There was Kerabu Perut, Kerabu Ayam Daun Kesom, Kerabu Nangka Sambal Kelapa, Jelantah Epal, Kerabu Jantung Pisang, Kerabu Pegaga, Pinongot Kampungan, Paru Goreng Sambal and so much more and it’s simply a tough decision in selection.

My favorite is a unique Umai Udang Borneo which is marinated Borneo style raw prawn salad and a fish version salad. Love the sourish flavors and the slightly crunchy texture of the raw seafood!!

Ulam-Ulam Mentah & Rebus and various types of Ikan Masin were also present. I don’t think I have ever seen so many types of salted fish at one buffet! Among the various salted fish, there was Ikan Talang, Gelama, Ikan Sepat and more.

Sambal fans, please make sure to try all the various types as they all looked and taste amazing. My favorite is the Sambal Belachan and Cincalok. There is also Sambal Tempoyak, Sambal Kicap Manis and Budu!

How can one enjoy Ramadhan without Lemang and Serunding? My favorite in every Ramadhan buffet!! J

Here come the main dishes which was all lined up in claypots and kept warm under heating lamps. These will have you binge on rice like Nasi Kerabu and Briyani.

A lovely array of cuisines such as Inche Kabin, Ikan Humek Salai Berlada, Udang Asam, Daging Masak Berlada Hitam, Kari Ikan Telur Sentul, Gulai Ikan Jantung Pisang, Rendang Rusa Sarawak, Ketam Tumis Berlada, and Peria Goreng Bertelur are featured on rotation basis. I even saw an American guest dousing his plate of rice with plenty of Ikan Masin Lemak Nanas gravy! The fella was smiling at me and gave his thumb ups on the dish!!

The Grilled Station features a selection of various Grilled Fish and a whole Barbequed Lamb. I love the four selections of sauces to accompany the grilled items.

Get nostalgic Malay ‘kampong’ offerings such as Lemak Putih Jantung Pisang, Dendeng Daging, Gulai Kawah, Satay and more. For Chinese, there is Dim Sum, Roasted Chicken or Duck Rice, Prawn Noodles and even a Steamboat Station. I also spied Sup Tulang, Bubur Lambuk and Beriani Gam!

Finished off the meal with an array of Pengat Durian, Kacang Merah, Longan, Ais Kacang, Nyonya Kuih Muih, Apam Balik, cakes, cookies and best of all… Haagen Daz Ice Creams!!

The choices at Chatz are superb and I certainly wished I could sample all the dishes that night. My only gripe is that I only have one tummy… hahaha! The price is worthy considering there is something for everyone from its wide range of local and international cuisine featured this Ramadhan on daily basis. Check it out for yourselves… J

Ramadhan Feast with a Taste of ‘1Malaysia’ at Chatz Brasserie is available from 7pm to 10.30pm daily, from 1st to 29th August. Priced at RM86++ per adult and RM43++ per child (4 to 11 years of age).

PARKROYAL Prestige, UOB, Standard Chartered, Alliance Bank and American Express cardmembers are entitled to an exclusive 20% discount on the Ramadhan buffet, as well as guests staying at PARKROYAL Serviced Suites Kuala Lumpur.

On 30 and 31 August, enjoy a feast of International and local Malaysian fares at the Double Celebration Hi-Tea as one celebrate Hari Raya and Merdeka with families and friends. Priced at RM55++ per person, the Double Celebration Hi-Tea is available from 12 noon till 4pm.

For reservations of enquiries, please call +603 2782 8301 or email chatz.prkul@parkroyalhotels,com

Chatz Brasserie
PARKROYAL Kuala Lumpur
Jalan Sultan Ismail,
50250 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2782 8301


  1. I'll concentrate to the ice-cream *evil grin*

  2. ikan masin masak nenas? yummilicious! not many stalls or places serve that these days!

    choi yen: the ice cream is such a brilliant idea!

  3. i love da desserts and wooooooooot Haagen Dazs!!

  4. Nikel: Truly all Malaysian!

    Choi Yen: That is an awesome idea...

    Missyblurkit: Since the kwai lo is gobbling this ikan masin, I had to taste this and truly.. yummy and addictive!

    Merryn: I had quite a few scoops... :P