“TREASURES OF THE SEA” WEEKEND DINNER BUFFET @ ALOFT KUALA LUMPUR HOTEL

Come Friday and Saturday, the buffet counters light up with fresh catches from the sea.  At the “Treasures of the Sea” dinner buffet, diners get to indulge in a variety of seafood on beds of ice, in soups, noodles and cooked in delicious ways kept nicely warm in crockpots and colorful cast iron pots.  All this happens in Nook, Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral’s all-day dining restaurant.

This weekend buffet dinner enhanced with Neptune’s treasures is available on Fridays and Saturdays at RM138nett per person, with free-flow of fruit juices and soft drinks.

Besides regular servings of western and local favourites like Braised Beef with Chilli Teriyaki, Chicken Avongolomelo, Irish Lamb Stew and vegetarian dishes of Palak Paneer and Stuffed Beancurd with Vegetable Paste, seafood lovers get to indulge on tiger prawns, green mussels, scallops, squids, flower crabs and bamboo clams cooked in a variety of ways.

Crab Curry – don’t miss this!

We particularly liked the Baked Seafood Parcels, Braised Giant Garoupa Fish Head, Kam Heong Squids and Poached Tiger Prawns.  Even the very simple Prawn Omelette was executed very well and the spicy Crabs Curry had us going for seconds.  The fiery curry was also perfect for dipping freshly-made roti pratha.  Strange but true, this buffet features one of the best roti canai I’ve ever had – it’s so good I had 2 whole pieces all by myself!

Excellent Roti Canai – eat it hot off the grill!

Sarawak Laksa is one of Nook’s signature items and it’s a permanent item on the buffet.  The broth is deliciously fiery with fragrant spices and a squeeze of lime makes it all the more addictive!  There’s also a grill station where diners can get their selected seafood pieces grilled upon order.  We had some really fresh bouncy tiger prawns grilled to perfection which were polished off very quickly!

Treasures of the Sea Dinner Buffet promotion is priced at RM138nett per pax (adults) and RM69nett/per child (aged 6-12 years old) available on Fridays and Saturdays from 6.30pm.

 

ALOFT KUALA LUMPUR SENTRAL
5 Jalan Stesen Sentral
50470 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2723-1188

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NOOK: A-List Malaysian Feast @ ALOFT KL SENTRAL

NOOK, the all-day dining restaurant in Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral is all set to delight diners with their selections of local and international flavours. Coined as an “A-List Malaysian Feast”, it’s available during the holy month from 8 June till 7 July 2016. The fusion selection of delectable dishes is prepared by Malay Specialty Chef at NOOK, Chef Hamid Buyong together with his team of chefs.

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Chef Hamid hails from Kuala Lumpur and brings with him more than 20 years of culinary experience in both Malaysian and western cuisines. His array of authentic Malaysian dishes use recipes which are passed down from generations. The 39-year-old chef’s passion in food and cooking started when he was 16 years old and with his deep understanding of Malaysian gastronomy, his passion has not waned at all.

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We couldn’t get enough of this kickass Crab Curry!

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During this month-long feature, diners will get to indulge on favourite Malay dishes like crab curry, beef shin rendang, stuffed whole lamb rice, udang masak lemak, “laksa Sarawak”, “ayam sambal petai”, “daging kurma”, “sup tulang rawan” and the popular “bubur lambuk”.

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Kerb Glass Noodles & Prawns

petai chicken

Ayam Sambal Petai

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Siakap Acar Jambu

roast beef

grilled lamb

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From the Chinese counter, there will be the crowd-pleasing Steamed fish with black beans anchovy sauce, wok-fried roasted duck and poached lamb shank. The international spread includes staples like oyster au gratin, grilled samba fish, honey barbecue chicken wings and others.

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Save space for the desserts as there will be a good variety to choose from. Take your pick from sweet “bubur” like bubur pulut hitam, “sago gula melaka”, continental cakes and pastries, puddings, Raya goodies like dodol and bahulu.

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more desserts

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kuih

purple kuih

 

The A-List Malaysian Feast is priced at RM123 nett per person. Early Bird special is available from now till 7 June at RM95 nett for purchases of 35 vouchers and RM85 nett for purchases above 35 vouchers.

 

NOOK
Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral
No.5 Jalan Stesen Sentral
Kuala Lumpur Sentral
50470 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603-2723-1188
Fax: +603-2723-1588
w.alofthotels.com/kualalumpursentral

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ALOFT KUALA LUMPUR – Executive Chef Phoebe Donko-Hanson’s Ethnic-inspired Cuisine

New Executive Chef Phoebe Donko-Hanson from Ghana has been helming the kitchen at Aloft Kuala Lumpur for several months now. Besides leading the kitchen team at the hotel, this seasoned culinary talent has been busying herself creating and introducing new dishes to the menu of Nook, the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant.

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Nook – the all-day dining restaurant

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Prior to joining Aloft Kuala Lumpur, Chef Phoebe was the Executive Sous Chef at W Retreat & Spa in the Maldives. She drew her inspiration from ethnic influences through her experiences in Haiti, Jamaica, South America, Vietnam and Korea. Her culinary style tend to lean on bold flavours that are related to her childhood and memories of her food discoveries during her youth.

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We had a taste of Chef Phoebe’s creations and some refreshed popular items from the Nook menu recently. It’s easy to spot her new items – those with bold robust flavours using ingredients like birds-eye chillies, fragrant spices and garlic. Using these ingredients which are familiar to Malaysians, Chef Phoebe concocted dishes which we all can relate to, flavours-wise.

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Miso-baked Eggplant

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Most of Chef Phoebe’s dishes which we tried were light starters using healthy ingredients. On the top of our list is her Miso-baked Eggplant (RM38) where the delicious eggplant was complemented with quinoa, brussels sprouts, asparagus, fried tofu, spring onions and flavoured with soy caramel.

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Seared Scallops

The Seared Scallops (RM32) were fresh and plump, served with sun-dried tomato risotto, artichoke hearts and gremolata. Definitely on our list of must-order dishes!

More healthy dishes came in the likes of:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABeef Carpaccio (RM33)- paper-thin slices of beef decorated with capers, onions, gherkins, whole-grain mustard, rocket and sprinkled with shaved parmesan

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Pink Pomelo Salad

Pink Pomelo Salad (RM28) – marinated prawns tossed with mint leaves, coriander leaves, beansprouts, carrots, cucumber, cashews and raja vinaigrette. However, we found the dressing to be a tad lacking in flavours. A bit more depth is needed for the flavours.

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Watermelon Mosaic

Watermelon Mosaic (RM22) – such an arresting presentation of watermelon cubes coloured by beetroot, pickled onions, black olives, feta cheese and drizzled with broken beetroot dressing.

Now for the more filling dishes:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABouillabaisse Deconstruct (RM52) – a very tasty dish comprising red snapper fillet, scallops, tiger prawns, mussels, spring onions, mashed potatoes and enhanced with bouillabaisse reduction.

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Braised Beef Shortribs Sandwich

The Braised Beef Shortribs Sandwich (RM38) was one huge stack of thick-cut bread, braised beef short ribs, melted Gruyere cheese, red cabbage & carrot slaw, chilli mayo and pickles. It’s a truly fulfilling sandwich as it’s also served with a tin of addictive chunky fries by the side.

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Sago Gula Melaka

Nook’s signature Sago Gula Melaka (RM18) remained the same – tapioca pearls, palm sugar and coconut milk with homegrown jackfruit and garnished with pomegranate. The syringes of coconut milk and gula melaka were interesting but I felt the gula melaka was not strong enough.

There will be more new dishes to be introduced by Chef Phoebe in the coming months and I can’t wait to taste those. I’m particularly intrigued by those with stronger hints of her ethnic heritage.

 

NOOK
Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral
5 Jalan Stesen Sentral
Kuala Lumpur Sentral
50470 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2723-1188

Website: www.alofthotels.com

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