A scrumptious Festive Feast at Ritz-Carlton

Kambing Panggang

The awesome Rendang Tok from Perak, Nasi Kerabu from Terengganu and the perky, spicy and rich Sup Ekor or oxtail soup set the delicious tone for me at a recent preview of the Festive Feast at Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur for the month of Ramadan beginning today. To berbuka puasa or break fast, there is a wide array of sweet drinks, kuih, bubur sago with nangka and other desserts, both local and western.

Superb Rendang Tok

Superb Rendang Tok

Masak Tempoyak Pahang

Masak Tempoyak Pahang — a dish from every state in A Festive Feast

Paru Goreng Berlada Selangor

Paru Goreng Berlada Selangor

At the Cobalt Room in the hotel, the Festive Feast takes diners on a journey through the 13 States in Malaysia, featuring dishes representative of each state. So we wandered round the buffet, first picking out the Kerabu Daging, Mango with Prawns, Kerabu Kacang Botol, Umai and the Keropok Lekor Terengganu which my friend found so addictive.

Ulam and sambal

Ulam and sambal

Then for me it was the main courses: Pajeri Nenas Berempah Johor (I have always loved pineapple in curry),  some of the blue-tinted Nasi Kerabu with fragrant hints of herbs and, Sotong Goreng Lada Hitam Sarawak, Kari Kambing Penang, Mee Goreng Mamak Penang, Sambal Udang Petai Perak, Ikan Patin Masak Tempoyak Pahang and Paru Goreng Berlada Selangor. I would have loved more tempoyak in the ikan patin curry.

Sup Ekor or Oxtail Soup -- delicious

Sup Ekor or Oxtail Soup — delicious

Then it was to the lemang with the fish, chicken and yummy beef serunding, excellent lontong, then the murtabak made a la minute. I have always remembered the Oxtail Soup that was recommended to me by a wait staff last year. It was just as good with the tender, meaty chunks of oxtail in a flavourful, well spiced, tangy and lovely stew.

Shawarma -- lamb or chicken on  a spit to be eaten with pita bread

Shawarma — lamb or chicken on a spit to be eaten with pita bread

I was drawn to the Shawarma, waiting for the lamb and chicken on the red hot rotating spit to be sliced by the chef and filled in pockets of pita bread. It was so delicious. I enjoyed the thick, creamy hummous and chicken bryani at this station. The Kambing Panggang or Roast Lamb on a spit is the centrepiece at every Berbuka Puasa and I had a piece of this juicy lamb.

Murtabak made a la minute

Murtabak made a la minute

On the dessert table, I picked out the lovely and smooth tapioca tapai, the superb bubur sago with nangka, and various kuih like Kek  Lapis  Sarawak,  Talam  Pandan  Sabah,  and  Cik  Mek Molek  from  Kelantan, Cucur Badak Kelantan, Bubur Cha Cha Kedah and Sago Gula Melaka. Then there are the western cakes and cold desserts.

Kuih from the different states

Kuih from the different states in A Festive Feast

Sago Gula Melaka

Sago Gula Melaka

The food at this Berbuka Puasa dinner caters to every palate with its vast variety.The  Festive  Feast  at  The  Cobalt  Room  on  Level  One  will  be  from now till June  12 between  6.30pm  and  10pm.  It  is  priced  at RM118  nett  for adults  and  RM59  nett  for children  aged 12  years  and  below.  For reservations  and  enquiries,  please  call  +60  3  2782  9122  or  email dining@ritzcarlton.com.my.

The Cobalt Room where this Festive Feast is held

The Cobalt Room where this Festive Feast is held

 

 

 

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