Brace yourself for the influx of Ramadhan buffet reviews as it is the time of the year again. I’m going to kick off the first of the series with one of my favourite hotels in KL, Aloft Kuala Lumpur. I’ve written about Nook quite a few times (here, here, and here) and generally the dining experiences here have been good. This time it’s no exception.
During the Ramadhan month, Nook will feature local Malay delicacies, succulent barbecue, seafood delights and juicy roasted whole lamb, and the menu was crafted by Chef Adri with his team. There are some of his star dishes such as Stuffed Whole Lamb Kuzi served with Nasi Briyani, Beef Shin Rendang, Sambal Udang Petai, Nook’s steamed chicken rice with condiments, Turmeric Nasi Lemak, Sarawak Laksa and not forgetting, Nook’s fun Ice Kacang.
Let’s take a look at the food, shall we?
Various Salads and Kerabu including Kerabu Taugeh, Kerabu Nenas, Kerabu Kacang Panjang and Kerabu Mangga & Sotong.
Not surprisingly I filled my first plate with smoked salmon, prawns, and a few of the kerabu.
Let’s move on to the hot dishes:
Rendang tok is a must have of course.
Such appetizing colours!
Can’t resist a good ayam percik and I certainly didn’t.
A Glorious Looking Beef Shin Rendang
I’m not much of a lamb eater and find this one just a bit on the gamey side. But the meat is nice and tender though.
More local delights, including Kari Kepala Ikan, Ketam Masak Lemak, Pajeri Terung (my favourite, just give me eggplant and I’ll be a happy girl), and Sambal Udang Petai.
The “bakar” section, including satays as well. The cockles were calling my name, that’s for sure. Porridge (Bubur Lambuk), Dimsum and Nook’s Steamed Chicken Rice (which I couldn’t resist and filled my plate with a portion, it’s pretty decent too. The Dim Sum however wasn’t much to shout about.
Some of the Chinese dishes:
This was pretty good too, full of umaminess.
And a couple of Western dishes including this delectable Lamb stew:
Robust flavour, very comforting to eat.
And Mushroom Carbonara (probably can skip this because it’s hard to make Carbonara taste good when it’s going to be sitting there for a while):
Of course, Sarawak Laksa is also available.
Please ignore the fact that the bf chose to have the instant noodles instead of the traditional mee hoon. The broth can be thicker but nevertheless a passable bowl of Sarawak Laksa.
Didn’t snap any picture of desserts but they are a mixture of western and local sweet treats, also include Nook’s signature Ice Kacang with an element of fun (think syringes and all).
In general, the dishes are tasty, although not on the extravagant side. Suitable for those who are looking for a hip enough place to buka with friends/family/colleagues.
Oh, just so I end this with a little bit of a “shock” to you (rarely talk about my personal stuff on this blog anyway) here’s an abrupt introduction:
Eddy, Cheng Yi, and the love of my life, Kevin.
Get used to seeing him with me from now on. 😉
The A-list Malaysian Feast buffet is priced at RM110nett per person and early bird is available from 1 May until 21 June at RM90nett for 30 vouchers and below and RM80nett for 31 vouchers and above. Chef’s A-List Malaysian Feast is available from 22 June till 16 July 2015.
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