April 30, 2018

The Emperor Chinese Restaurant @ Dorsett Grand Subang

What To Eat At The Emperor

The Emperor Chinese Restaurant has always been a favorite Chinese restaurant to many diners, including mine. Located at Dorsett Grand Subang, the elegant dining space offers new signatures with a new executive chef on board this year.

We revisited The Emperor recently to check out what to eat from Executive Chinese Chef Bryan Teh’s new menu of signatures. Dine at the spacious main dining room or choose from the few private rooms available.

It’s no secret that some of the Dim Sum in Selangor is at The Emperor Chinese Restaurant. The Dim Sums maybe pork free but the skilled dim sum chefs are the restaurant makes of the best dumplings and small bites.

Tuck into gorgeous plump Siew Mai, Har Kow, Char Siu Bao Chee Cheong Fun, Crispy Shrimp and Cheese Roll, Fried Fish Ball, Fried Dumpling, Yam Puff, Black Charcoal Bun with Salted Egg Lava and more.

Chef Bryan’s Smoked Farm Village Chicken (茶香煙焗菜園雞), priced at RM128, is so aromatic that one can salivate at sight of the bird. Dark rich amber hue denoted the smoking process while the air lingers with a wonderful fragrance from the tea and rice smoked process. The chicken is firm and smooth, each bite wondrously yummy with a light dip at the pepper salt mixture and chili sauce.

The next of Wok-fried Lamb with Crispy Garlic and Dry Chilies (避風塘炒羊架), priced at RM25 per piece, was literally mind-blowing yum. Taking inspiration from a classic dish named ‘bei foong thong’ made famous in Macao and Hong Kong, lamb takes precedent in the dish as the main ingredient instead of the usual seafood. Not that we mind because the lamb chops were utterly tender, tasty and irresistible. The renderings of crispy golden bits of garlic, Sichuan peppercorns and dried chilies gave the lamb the wow factor in the dish. A must-order for lamb lovers…

The Poached Pearl Grouper with Taro, Radish and Superior Stock (上湯香芋浸珍珠斑), priced at RM58.30 per 100gm of the fish, was pure comfort at sight. This is a dish that comes from the heart of some family recipes. The freshwater fish is first pan seared before being braised in the broth. The cloudy broth was a result of hours of simmering to extract the essence from Tong Kwai, fish bones, ginger and white pepper. Yam, bean curd and mushrooms are added along with Kei Chi to add more flavours and textures.

End the meal with more nutritious goodness from Double-boiled Peach Resin with Snow Fungus in Young Coconut (椰盅雪耳燉桃膠) at RM42 per bowl. Peach resin is known for collagen enhancing benefit and has a blood lipid, stress-reliever and anti-wrinkle benefits as well. This delicate and sweet broth is served double-boiled in coconut for more goodness and aroma. This sweet broth also has white fungus and lotus seeds as well as longan.

For bookings or inquiry, please call +603 5033 7400 / +6 016 2011 259 or email danyal.chong@dorsetthotels.com

Dorsett Grand Subang
Jalan SS12/1,
47500 Subang Jaya
Tel: +603 5031 6060
Fax: +603 5031 8686

April 26, 2018

Latest Recipe Buka Puasa Buffet @ Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur

Authentic Flavours from Chef Budiman’s Warisan Desa

Chef Budiman Bistari Bin Mohamed is back with authentic flavours of Warisan Desa at Latest Recipe, Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur this holy month. From 21 May to 14 June, diners are in for a full-on spread of sumptuous local and international cuisine at the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant.

Famed for their live stations preparing fresh hot dishes to counter laden with delicious prepared hot and cold dishes from all over the world, Latest Recipe has always been a favorite hotspot for buffets in our metropolitan city. Coupled with the lovely ambiance of the dining area, diners can enjoy their meal with a view of the city.

There are also several private dining rooms for big parties.

The whole buffet area is design with much temptation at sight. From towers of candies to wide spread counters filled with cold ice topped with seafood, salads, and plenty of hot warmers with pots of curries fried noodles and rice as well as bread and more to cater to all foodies of all ages and palates.

As always, the highlight of the Warisan Desa feast is Kambing Panggang or Whole Roasted Lamb. Slow roasted after being marinated with spices, chilies and fresh aromatics, the lamb is steam-baked for succulent notes. There’s plenty of gravies and sauces to go with the lamb as well as some fluffy spiced up rice.

Along with the lamb, there is also Ayam Panggang, Roasted Drumstick, Roasted Lamb and more along with Ikan Panggang as well on alternate rotation daily.

More Malay dishes on the hot warmers featuring Rendang Ayam Pencen Dengan Daun Salam, Sotong Kemangi, Sendi Berbiri Kuah Merah Dengan Tairu Bawang Putih, Masak Lemak Kuning Ikan Bawal Dengan Tomato dan Jeruk Asam Mentimun, Asam Pedas Daging Tetel Haruman Daun Limau, Udang Masak Lemak Rebung, Tempeh-Kentang Berlado Terung Pipit, Gulai Merah Daging and more.

To add on to the list of seasonal favorites, there’s plenty of kerabu and salads as well as an array of condiments to go with the dishes and rice. Tuck into Lele Panggang Garam Kunyit Cili Berlado Dengan Pucuk Ubi Rebus, Kerabu Perut Lembo Air Asam Utara, Krabu Ayam Panggang Bersama Sambal Mangga Tumbuk-Asam Jawa, Kerabu Jantung Pisang-Ulam Pegaga and more. There are also some Western salads like Smoked Salmon Salad with Fennel Celery & Orange Segment and Roasted Lamb with Feta Cheese, Olives, Sundried Tomato & Cucumber.

One simply must try the Nasi Ulam and Indonesian Gado Gado. Add on some Ulam dengan Sambal. Telur Masin, Ikan Masin, Raja Ikan Selat Melaka Panggang and more for extra flavours and textures. Other festive must-haves are Serunding, Lemang and Bubur Lambuk Mikerhani Tumis Darat.

For this year’s Warisan Desa theme, Chef Budiman has created Mee Kuah Putih dengan Salmon Sambal Kering Pedas, prepared upon order at the Noodle station. A coconut based broth with salmon pieces topped on noodles to be enjoyed with a squeeze of calamansi lime, pungent chili sambal and aromatics, this Mee Kuah has an unusual pairing of ingredients that works well in terms of flavours though.

For flavours of Chinese cuisine, there’s a selection of Dim Sum, Braised Duck with Chinese Herb & Sweet Soya Sauce, Fried Noodles and Fried Rice along with Chinese Pastries and more.

The Indian station is laden with plenty of curries, bread and grilled meats. From Briyani Rice to Murgh Kofta Kebab, Lamb Chop Tandoori and Subji Tikka as well as pots of curries such as Lamb Cube in Yoghurt & Spice, Sauteed Crab with Chili & Tamarind Juice and more. Enjoy these with Roti and Naan bread as well as assorted crackers.

Besides our local cuisines, there’s a Pasta station whipping up pasta and sauces of your choice. There’s also a Japanese Sashimi and Sushi Bar as well as a Tempura and Teppanyaki Bar.

There is also a Seafood on Ice with selections of Prawns, Crab, Mussels and Scallop.

The biggest highlight of the feast would certainly be desserts! Endless displays of desserts, from local to international, in all sorts of colors, shapes and flavours are a sight to behold.

Chocolate Fountains to colorful Meringues, Cakes, Cookies, Pudings, Fruits, Pastries and local sweets of Kuih, Pengat Durian, Bubur Cha Cha, Pengat Keledek,, Bubur Kacang Hijau, Lepat Pisang, Pengat Nangka Bersago, Dodol, Putu Piring, Kuih Ketayap and more, the list is endless and tempting.

A must-try would be the freshly made-to-order Crepe added with house special Yoghurt Soft Serve Ice Cream!

RM 180 nett (adult) | RM 90 net (child)             

RM 120 nett (adult) | RM 60 nett (child)
*Available on a first come, first serve basis
*T&C applies

For reservations, visit: www.lemeridienkualalumpur.com/dining or email: dining.lmkl@lemeridien.com or Dining Reservations at 603 2263 7434

Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur
2, Jalan Stesen Sentral,
Kuala Lumpur Sentral,
50470 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +60 3-2263 7888

Business Hours:
Breakfast Buffet: 6:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Lunch Buffet: Sunday – Friday 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Dinner Buffet: 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
A la carte menu available all day

April 22, 2018

Pasar Baru Buka Puasa Buffet @ New World Petaling Jaya Hotel

Exquisite Medan Kampung Sunset Dining

For the coming holy month, New World Petaling Jaya Hotel is taking diners on an exquisite Medan Kampung journey at the market-style set-up at Pasar Baru. With a mouthwatering spread encompassing over 100 local and international dishes, Executive Chef Alexander Chong and his culinary team is going all out in showcasing our melting pot of cuisines.

The new Pasar Baru is spacious and elegantly modern. Featuring several sectioned dining areas for more privacy dining, the ambiance exudes modern refinement with clean lines of comfort. Black backgrounds are elevated with colours and mixes of patterns. Live cooking stations are set along the main dining room, adding to the sensory dining experience for diners.

Tuck into Whole Roasted Lamb to start off your Medan Kampung buffet. Tender and juicy pieces of lamb, beautifully spiced up and served with gravy and sambals.

Let’s not forget this season’s festive favorites of Satay, Lemang, Ikan Panggang and Ayam Panggang!

Bowls of colorful Kerabus, Ikan Masin, Telur Masin and Ulams with Sambals are bound to be explosions of flavours on the palate with their piquant and complex flavours and textures.

From hot buffet warmers, a tempting array of rice and curries are beautifully spread out from Nasi Minyak, Ikan Bawal Goreng Berempah, Kambing Masak Merah to Ayam Penyet, Daging Lembu Panggang Sos Berlada, Sayur Tumis Kacang Panjang and more.

Many will not miss ladling out a bowl of piping hot Bubur Lambuk to warm up the tummy. It’s comfort food and a good dish to start after a long day of work and possibly fasting.

For some Chinese flavours, savor a spread of Fried Wanton, Ginger Beef, Sauté Prawn, Steamed Fish, Fried Rice and Fried Noodle. There is also that classic Szechuan Soup, a concoction of sour and spicy thick broth filled with lots of various ingredients for textures and flavours.

Hit the live stations as chefs will dish up classic favorites such as Chicken Rice, Asam Laksa, Curry Laksa and Vege Lok Lok upon your order. From fluffy chicken rice to slurping noodles in various gravies and tucking into an assorted array of vegetable lok lok and yong tau foo, these are dishes that are comfort crowd pleasers.

The Indian counter is filled with a kaleidoscope of copper and claypots filled with sumptuous flavours of Chicken Tikka, Fish Tikka, Chicken Vindaloo, Chicken Biryani, Naan and Dhall. Behind the open kitchen, chefs are also churning out fresh skewers of Tandoori and Tikka meats as well as hot Naan bread.

The Seafood station is hard to miss with its glorious spread of imported Yabby, Bamboo clams and succulent Crabs and Prawns. The yabbies’ were succulent and sweet that evening.

Sweet notes of Buah Kurma, Aneka Kuih Muih, Cakes, Puddings, Ais Kacang along with house special drinks are always a good way to end the meal. Order freshly made crepes from Crepe Station, topped it with berries and Soft Serve Ice Cream for that luscious note of satisfaction. And if you are a kid like me, grab these giant Candies on your way out…

The “Medan Kampung” buffet is available from 17 May – 14 June 2018, 6.30pm to 10.30pm and is priced at RM168 nett per adult and RM84 nett for children aged 12 years and senior citizens aged 60 years and above. An Early Bird Deal with 20% discount is available for bookings made by 4 May 2018.

For larger groups, Corporate Festive Packages are available from RM148 nett per person, with a minimum booking of 200 persons required. Package bookings by 30 April 2018 are also entitled to a 10% Early Bird Corporate discount.

For more information or reservations, please contact 03-7682 0000 or marketing.petalingjaya@newworldhotels.com.

2nd Floor, New World Petaling Jaya Hotel
No. 1, Jalan SS7/26A,
Kelana Jaya,
47301 Petaling Jaya
Tel: 03-7682 0000

Business Hours:
6:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. daily