A Beautiful Buka Puasa Feast with a Gorgeous Ending!
Continuing my journey of Ramadhan feast, I landed at the acclaimed Mosaic at Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur. Mosaic has always been one of my favorite buffet places to visit. Renowned for dishing out a medley of local and international gastronomic delights with top notched quality, this is one buffet truly worthy of a visit! From 10 July to 10 August 2013, break fast at Mosaic with over 100 dishes to choose from at its Buka Puasa feast to savor authentic Malay cuisine and international favorites.
Mosaic, the hotel’s all day dining restaurant is designed with elegance and modern in blend with local touches. Different sections of the restaurant have different themes and the other end of the restaurant is filled with long rows of various live stations. The whole restaurant has gorgeous different chandeliers strung from above to give the whole ambience a soft and bright glow.
Chef De Cuisine, Chef Raymond Abou Rjeily and Malay Sous Chef Kamarudin Bin Dali are both responsible for the amazing spread of buffet together with their kitchen team.
Diving straight at the glorious spread of Buka Puasa feast, one should start with the salad station of Kerabus, Lemang, Ketupat, Serunding and more before heading on. Check out the various Western salad and the array of Kerabus on rotations like Achar Daging Panggang, Kerabu Jantung Pisang Ikan Bilis, Kerabu Pucuk Paku, Kerabu Daum Selom dan Udang, Kerabu Makanan Laut, Kerabu Manga Muda Sotong Kering, Acar Jelatah and more. Savor Rojak Buah, Gado Gado, Ulam Kampong with Sambals, Tahu Sumbat and Telor Masin or go for authentic classics of soft sticky Lemang and Ketupat with heaps of Beef or Chicken Serunding and Aneka Keropok. The Lemang and Serunding with thick rich Beef Rendang is simply marvelous!
Need something to perk up the appetite after a long day of fasting? Take a bite at the Malay condiments of Jeruk Mangga, Jeruk Betik or Jeruk Buah Pala to whet the appetite…
Soup is certainly a good way to warm up the tummy. Tuck into local soups such as Sup Kambing Ubi Kentang, Sup Makanan Laut Bersantan, Sup Ekor Sapi dengan Ubi Kentang and Sup Tulang Rawan or sample the comforting Bubur Lambok before heading over to other stations for mains.
For mains, there are over 50 dishes with rotation menu to indulge in starting with Ayam Kurma Seri Melayu, Sambal Udang Petai, Rendang Daging, Udang Galah Lemak Cili Api, Ikan Merah Assam Pedas, Daging Temasik, Gulai Kawah Dading dan Rebung Madu, Ekor Sapi Masak Kicap Berlada, Gulai Ayam Dara Kerisik dan Betik, Ayam Goreng Kunyit Bawang Cili and so much more. The list is long and I spied loads of authentic Malay dishes that will go perfectly with rice dishes like Nasi Minyak Halba, Nasi Kukus Daun Pandan, Nasi Goreng Kerabu or even Biryani!
Other station also offers hawker fare like Murtabak and Roti Canai to go with Ayam Rendang and Dhal or sink your teeth into thick cuts of succulent Chicken, Beef and Lamb Satays… I had quite a few of the flavorful satays…
At Mosaic, there is quite a luscious spread of international dishes too! For those who simply love seafood, head over to the ice bar where Fresh Oysters, Smoked Salmon and Trout vies for attention with the Japanese must-have of Sushi and Sashimi.
The Grill Station is magnificent, leaving one in awe of its spread from Steaks, Lamb Cutlets, Sausages, Chicken Skewers, Fish, Seafood, Lamb Kofta, Meatballs and a beautiful Roast Leg of Lamb. Twirling skewers of meat catches one’s attention without fail while Pizza, Braised Lamb Shoulder Provencal and Grilled Vegetabes, Potatoes and other sides hold their own fort. My plate of grilled meats and seafood is a plate of wonderland in my books…
Let me share a secret with you… Mosaic has a stunning array of Indian dishes! It is simply one of the very best I had in a hotel and it never fails to please my taste. The Indian dishes served here are well balanced with spices and shows off refine flavors of Indian cuisine to its very best. That night, the station held copper and clay pots filled with Myailapur Chili Chicken, Amritsari Bengal Fish Curry, Kairiwali Bhindi, Aloo Matar Madras, Tandoori Chicken and Assorted Naans. Little copper buckets on the side are filled with lots of delicious looking Chutneys, Sambals, Yoghurt, Pickles and more. I made sure to savor this station as much as I can and the flavors are simply marvelous and highly addictive!
Craving for Chinese? There is the Chinese station laden with freshly whipped up dishes of Peppered Lamb, Peking Duck, Wok Fried Prawns with Pumpkin Sauce, Kung Pao Chicken, Deep Fried Stuffed Eggplant and more. Fill up with Chinese soups that changes each day or simply head on to the Noodle station to get some noodling action. There were pastas like Pasta Carbonara, Pasta Napolitana and local noodles like Mee Mamak, Curry Laksa and a whole lot more.
One needs a good strategy at Mosaic to be able to get to the Dessert Bar. Although it doesn’t take much to twist your arms, it still needs pure control as the desserts at Mosaic will have one drool endlessly at the breathtaking Chocolate Truffle and Praline, Cakes, Mini Desserts, Eclairs, Chocolate Fountain, Cupcakes, Macarons, Chocolate Lollipops, Puddings and house made Ice Creams.
The ice cream is simply a must… my Mango, Vanilla and Pandan Coconut was out of this world!
Cheese Board offers a nice range of cheese, cracker and grapes to lend a savory finish.
Let’s not forget Malay traditional desserts like Ramadhan Cookies, Bubur Kacang Hijau Durian, Bubur Jagung Manis, Buah Kurma, Assorted Malay Kuih, Ice Kacang, Chilled Chendol with Red Bean and more.
Alternatively, the Ramadhan buffet is also available at their newly refurbished Diamond Ballroom from 16 July to 1 August 2013. Exuding grandeur that is perfect for all occasions, the Diamond Ballroom promises a banquet-like showcase of not only authentic Malay, but also Chinese and Indian favorites with live-action stations – making it a perfect ambience for large gatherings of friends and business partners.
The Ramadhan Buffet is priced at RM138++ per person for both Mosaic and Diamond Ballroom. For more information or dining reservations, please call +603 2380 8888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
*Read about my last year’s Ramadhan here.
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Lobby Level Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur
P.O. Box 10950
50088 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603-2179 8960
Fax: +603-2380 8833