A Sensual Dining Experience at Mosaic!
A time for reflection and spiritual renewal, it is also a time for families and loved ones to gather and feast. As the journey of the holy month of Ramadhan continues, I landed at Mosaic, Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur to revel in its sumptuous ‘Buka Puasa’ feast of authentic local and international favorites of over 100 dishes available from 19th July to 20th August 2012.
Mosaic, an award winning restaurant and recently renovated all day dining restaurant, was magnificent at first sight! Boasting an elegant ambience echoing modern Peranakan heritage with grandeur, Mosaic features bespoke mosaic walls, prestige chandeliers, intricate pewter hanging lights, various chic live stations among its dark wood and plush furniture. Divided into refined dining sections, the restaurant features two semi private dining rooms suitable for pleasure dining and business lunches and dinners. The restaurant’s signature focus point is the various interactive live cooking stations laden with a vibrant mix of local and international cuisine.
For starters, the appetizer and salad bar is a resplendent centerpiece of mouth-watering flavors! Each dish is served in small portions for freshness and the kaleidoscope of salads, Kerabu, appetizers, sambals and condiments are simply almost mind-boggling in choices.
Savor a tradition of Gado-gado, Rojak, Soto Ayam, Ulam Kampung, Tauhu Sumbat and the different types of kerabu dishes such as Kerabu Jantung Pisang, Kerabu Pucuk Paku dengan Taugeh and Kerabu Daun Selom.
Warm up to a selection of soups such as Sup Tulang Rawan, Sup Kambing dengan Ubi Kentang, Sup Ekoy Lembu and Sup Bebola Ikan or sample the infamous Bubur Lambok, a traditional Malay porridge. There is even international Beef Goulash and more at the soup station. Tummies will certainly be warmed here!
Seafood on Ice and Japanese Sushi and Sashimi is always a favorite! Fresh oceanic oysters to chilled prawns, clams and salmon are a delight while basic array of Sushi and Sashimi provided the much craved raw seafood addiction to diners.
For the traditionalist, relish in a variety of main courses in the various Malay, Indian and Chinese live stations. Lemang, Rendang and Keropok together with Jeruk Buah are there to bring back memories of festive moments where tedious efforts are put into festival dishes. Other main courses featuring an authentic Malay cuisine are the noteworthy Ikan Goreng Ibunda, Ayam Golek Bermadu, Kambing Berlada, Daging Dendeng, Ayam Percik, Kurma Ayam Dengan Ubi Kentang, Rendang Daging, Udang Petai, Lala Lemak Cili Padi and more.
Spiced up with the luscious array of refined Indian favorites like the Tandoori Haven featuring Murg Malai Kebab, Tandoori Lamb Chops, Salmon Tandoori, Chicken Tandoori, Kashimiri Lamb Kofta, Chicken Tikka, Kesari Paneer Tikka and more. Plenty of flavored Naans and Murtabak are also available to mop up luscious curries such as Madras Fish Curry, Kadhai Chicken, Dhal Terkawali and more. Check out the various spicy and fruit Chutneys, Pickles and Yoghurt to be savored with Briyani as well!
Heading over to the Chinese live station, one can indulge in Steamed Seabass in Supreme Soy Sauce, Kung Pao Chicken, Wok Fried Beef with Black Bean Sauce, and lots more. There are also Fried Ee Fu Noodles, Noodle Soup and Curry Noodles for some canoodling!
My favorite station of the night would have to be the Roast and Barbeque live station. One gets a carnival of spinning Roast Chickens, meat and seafood in flames while a fun list of condiments are setup for more merriment. Jazz up your palate with marinated Beef and Chicken Skewers, Sausages, Lamb Cutlets, Prawns, Salmon and the list goes on. Satay, Pizza and Roast Beef all vie for attention together with sides. The Italian side has pasta lovers checking out the various pasta offerings from Gnocchi, Spaghetti Bolognese, Penne Carbonara, Pikante to Al-Salmone.
High on the delicious list is Roast Beef, fillet of tender and pink beef to be savored with a multitude of sauces and condiments!
Saving the best for last, Desserts are simply divine at Mosaic! Chef Holger Deh’s creations are fabulously pretty to look at and luscious to savor. Lust up your sweet tooth with miniature decadent desserts or French inspired cakes and mousse to Berries Bread Pudding and Chocolate Fountain with Fruit Skewers. House made Ice Creams and Sorbets, Pannacota, Crème Brulee, Peach Tart, and more are just a glimpse!
Else savor local desserts of Assorted Kuih Muih, Kurma Dates, Ais Kacang, Chilled Cendol, with Red Bean Bubur Pulut Hitam, Pengat Keledek, Bubur Cha Cha and Fresh Fruits. Wash all these down with a lovely Beverage Bar of Fresh Juices, Soya Bean, Sugar Cane and Teh Tarik to complete the meal!
Malay Sous Chef Kamarudin, cooking up a feast of authentic Malay dishes at Mosaic!
Mosaic certainly takes the cake in Luxurious! Quality and ambience is top notch while service is always with a smile. Whether you are avoiding the traffic in the bustling city or even making way to Mosaic in the traffic, the feast at Mosaic is definitely drool worthy. Head on over to Mandarin Oriental for a luxurious feast this Ramadhan to Buka Puasa in style!
The Ramadhan Buffet is priced at RM108++ from Sundays to Thursdays and RM128++ or Fridays and Saturdays. For more information and reservations, please call +603 2380 8888 or email email@example.com.
Lobby Level Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur
P.O. Box 10950
50088 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603-2179 8960
Fax: +603-2380 8833