ROAST lamb is a must-have at any buka puasa buffet and when paired with briyani, it quickly becomes a signature item to look out for.
At Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur, the chefs at Warisan Cafe have taken things up a notch with its briyani with roast lamb.
Called The Royale Briyani, the dish features roast lamb, commonly known as kambing golek which is flavourful with herbs and spices from the Middle East used in the marinade.
The hotel’s executive chef Sobri Soid said he came up with the recipe as he wanted to ensure originality.
Sobri holding the pulut mangga and pajeri nenas.
“What makes our Royale Briyani taste different from others is that we make it from scratch.
“The lamb is marinated for a day with herbs and spices that were roasted and blended by our team. We serve 30 types of sauces with it,” Sobri said.
The briyani was not only aromatic but appetising.
This dish is part of the hotel’s Citarasa Nusantara Ramadan Buffet 2018, offering a variety of cuisines such as Thai, Indian, Arab, Javanese, Bugis, Indonesian and Malaysian.
Just like previous years, the buka puasa line-up presents a wide variety of appetisers, mains and desserts.
Ketupat and pulut kuning served with serunding.
“There will be 150 condiments for ais kacang alone, 20 varieties of jeruk (pickles), 40 kinds of ulam and 52 types of kerabu (salads),” Sobri said.
Another speciality is the Bubur Lambuk Royale, with fine texture and a delicate taste.
Sobri also wanted to introduce traditional dishes that are getting scarce these days, such as pajeri nenas.
A popular fruit-based dish in the Malay community, the ripe pineapple in this dish lends sweetness to the rice and goes well with chicken or beef rendang.
Another local favourite is the Gulai Talang Ikan Masin, a delectable combination of sweet, salty and sour.
In Sobri’s recipe, he added some pineapples, allowing the sweet and salty flavours to blend well with the briyani.
A wide variety of desserts for the break of fast. — Photos: SIA HONG KIAU/The Star
Other local delights include Gulai Campur, Ikan Berlado and Mapiau Burger.
“With more than 30 live stations, diners can enjoy freshly cooked food,” Sobri added.
For a sweet ending to your meal, drop by the dessert section which has Malaysian delights as well as Western favourites.
Cakes, traditional biscuits as well as doughnuts are among the items served here.
To quench your thirst, there are 10 types of drinks, including Air Serbat Jawa and Teh Ais Madu. There is also sugar cane, which will be pressed on the spot to produce fresh juice.
Prices are from RM148 nett per adult, RM98 nett for senior citizens and RM74 nett for children (aged six to 12 years old) throughout the fasting month.
Pineapple Pajeri, Bubur Lambuk Royale, Masak Lemak Itik, Ikan Berlado, Gulai Talang Ikan Masin are some of the dishes offered
WARISAN CAFE, Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur, No 5, Jalan Conlay, Kuala Lumpur. (Tel: 03-2688 9688). Business hours: 6.30am to 10.30am (Monday to Friday), 12.30pm to 2.30pm, 12.30pm to 4pm (Saturday, Sunday and public holidays) for high tea and 6.30pm to 11pm for dinner.
This is the writer’s personal observation and is not an endorsement by StarMetro.
Diners who want something light can have the chicken soup with garlic bread.