If you love seafood, and feasting buffet-style in a hotel, then you have to head to Makan Kitchen in DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur. The all-day dining restaurant is currently showcasing a market-style experience for diners to choose from 10 varieties of made-to-order seafood dishes. This seafood showcase is served in addition to the lavish buffet spread served in Makan Kitchen.
Using only responsibly-sourced fresh seafood, Executive Chef Eric Siew and Makan Kitchen’s Chinese Chef Chong Wai Kin together with their brigade of chefs are kept busy in their open kitchen dishing out the orders.
To enjoy the cooked-to-order dishes, diners are given numbered clips to place their orders by putting their clips in the bowls bearing the names of the 10 dishes.
Out of the 10 seafood dishes, we picked 7 good ones and 1 truly exceptional dish. The 7 which we liked – due to the freshness of the seafood and nicely balanced flavours were these…
Steamed Garoupa with Soy Sauce Hong Kong-style
Fried Red Snapper with Pineapples in Sweet & Sour Sauce
Fried Squids with Salted Eggyolks
Wok-fried Tiger Prawns with Buttermilk & Curry Leaves
Deep-fried Pomfret with Spiced Salt & Pepper
Steamed Mussels in Ginger Emulsion
The most exceptional dish we had was the Wok-fried Yabbies with Soy King Sauce. These babies were super fresh and coated with a sweetish-savoury soy sauce which embellished the crustaceans in the best possible way. We had repeated servings of this – they were really very good – sweet bouncy meat and lots of creamy roe.
Wok-fried Yabbies with Soy King Sauce
We found the Steamed Scallops with Garlic & Glass Noodles and Fresh Clams in Superior Broth rather disappointing though. In both dishes, the shellfish were overcooked, rendering them shrunken and kinda tough in texture. The small morsels of scallops were practically buried beneath a bunch of glass noodles. On a positive note, the superior broth used to cook the clams was richly flavoursome, thanks to the generous amount of Chinese herbs added in.
Steamed Scallops with Garlic & Glassnoodles
Fresh Clams in Superior Broth
Based on the All-You-Can-Eat concept, diners can order these dishes as many times as they wish! And this is in addition to savouring all the other dishes laid out in the buffet counters in Makan Kitchen.
Besides the 10 special dishes, there are also several vegetables dishes available. If you love your greens, then this definitely will delight you.
4 Heavenly Kings
Bittergourd in Salted Eggyolk
Some of our favourites from the buffet couonters
The price for this indulgence:
RM165nett per person
50% discount for kids 6-12 years of age
Kids below 5 years eat for free
This “For the Love of Seafood” buffet bonanza is available until 25 November 2017 and on:
Friday & Saturday
From 6.30pm till 10.30pm
The buffet comes with free-flow of sirap selasih, lemonade mint and lemongrass pandan juice.
Place your dining reservations by calling +603-2172-7272.
DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur
348 Jalan Tun Razak
50400 Kuala Lumpur