Tales of Nusantara Buffet at Essence, Sheraton Imperial KL

The Ramadhan month is officially here! First of all I want to wish all Muslim friends who are fasting “Selamat Berpuasa”, and non-muslim friends to practise extra sensitivity during this holy month. And I’ll be looking forward to visiting the Ramadhan bazaars, can’t wait! Anyway, here’s the last of the Ramadhan buffet series from me, and this is another buffet restaurant that I’ve been to way more than once: Essence at Sheraton Imperial KL.

If you want to treat your family and friends to a buka puasa event with a difference, this is it. This year, Essence is bringing the “Tales of Nusantara” experience to you, where you can find your favourite Ramadhan delights at a collection of stalls and live cooking stations with each traditionally decorated to its food origins.

During the media preview, we were definitely taken on a journey with more than 200 mouth-watering specialties from a variety of cuisines. I shall start with the local delights here:

So many interesting kerabus and appetisers, needless to say we were spoilt for choice.

There are more to the cold sections:

Of course, let’s zoom in the prawns.

More prawns is always good.

All matters of fried food available too, such as these:

As well as fried noodles

One of the live cooking stations is Tandoori, which they do quite well here.

Which you can pair with your choice of gluten:

Such as these naan bread.

Heavily spiced dishes are of course amongst the most popular.

Okra, which is my favourite.

Singapore Chili Crabs

In fact, just pick your protein! Beef, Lamb, Chicken, Prawns, Fish; you name it, they have it.

Happy to see these beautiful Roti Jala, pairing perfectly with the curries.

Want a bit of textural contrast? Have the keropok.

This time, the centre piece is the famous Essence’s Whole Baby Lamb with Mandi Rice.

And next to it, the Baked Whole Sea Bass Bumbu Bali (this was really good)

I tried to colour correct, but sorry for the weird hue.

Moving on, more Chinese dishes:

Roast Duck

Including a noodle station where you get to choose your toppings and noodles. Nyonya Curry Laksa comes highly recommended.

Of course, there are non-local dishes too, and my favourite would have to be the Moussaka.

If there are still space in your tummy, go for their amazing dessert spread.

The Malay Kuehs

And all matters of sweet treats.

The Buffet is priced at RM 138 nett per person with an early bird promotion priced at RM 90 nett until the 17th of June. It is available for dinner only from 18th of June until the 16th of July. Kids below 4 years old eat for free and kids from 4 to 12 years old will received 50% off.

If you are staying with us a like to have your sahur in room, you will be able to choose from 3 different set menus which includes favorites such as Braised local catfish with chilli paddy in coconut milk, River patin fish cooked with coconut and “pegaga leaf”, Oxtail soup with potato and carrot and many more. Deliver to your room for just RM 52nett.

For those who prefer to break-fast at home, we recommend you to indulge in the fragrant Ramadan Mandi Rice special, available for take away at Toastina Café & Bar from 18th of June until the 16th of July. Priced at RM15nett per person, the Mandi Rice will be available for sale from 4pm until 6pm.

Wait no longer! Go ahead and plan your Ramadan gathering with your loved ones today at Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel’s Essence restaurant. For reservations, call 03 2717 9933 or email to restaurants.imperial@sheraton.com to book your seats today or log on to http://www.sheratonimperialkualalumpur.com to find out more.

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