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At first, I thought that the holy month of Ramadan is still a long way to go, but no, it is just about six weeks away! Therefore, it is time to plan, time to budget and indeed, time to make that reservation to break fast with family and friends.
I may be non-Muslim and I may not fast, but that doesn’t mean that I can’t indulge in a scrumptious buka puasa meal, right? I think Ramadan bazaars are our favourite food hunting ground for the entire month! Yums!
For those of you who are “stuck” in Kuala Lumpur during Ramadan and missing homey kampung delights, worry not! Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (The Centre) is bringing back their crowd-pleasing ‘Kampung in the City’ menu, at 2015 prices!
Local classics that guests can look forward to include signature dishes such as nasi kerabu tulang rusuk kerutup bakar (butterfly-pea flower coloured rice with grilled beef ribs marinated in kerutup sauce), jantung pisang tumis pedas ikan tamban (spicy sardines stir-fried with banana flower), gulai ayam kampung bersama buah betik manis (farm chicken curry with sweet papaya) and nasi daging air asam utara (Northern-style rice with beef cooked in tamarind sauce).
Dining at one of Kuala Lumpur’s most iconic premier venue of The Centre is an experience by itself. But to do so with loved ones over mouth-watering 5-star authentic kampung fare that reminds one of home takes that experience to a higher level.
To cater to a wider dining crowd with discerning palate, The Centre’s buka puasa menus also offer contemporary and international choices such as Pita Kebab Arab Daging Cincang (Arabic-style minced beef kebab on pita bread), roasted fish Tikka and Mediterranean Hickory-Smoked Lamb served with black pepper and mint sauce.
When it comes to a Ramadan feast, the highlight of the buffet is usually the action stations, and it is no different at The Centre. ‘Chef Action Stations’ will be offering crowd favourites of Penang char kuey teow, Hainanese chicken rice, beef satay, wholesome bubur lambuk and succulently-spiced rendang tok. These are just a number of items offered.
Don’t forget to wrap up your meal with the wide variety of desserts. The array of sweet indulgence include Ais Batu Campur (ABC), bandung crèmeux (rose-flavoured mousse), spiced mango cheesecake, pisang sira haruman cengkih (poached bananas infused with clove essence), kuih muih, fresh fruits, and my personal favourite, ice cream!
Muslim guests will be comforted to know that during this period, in place are a designated prayer room, prayer mats, sandals and on-site ablution facility. An Imam will lead Muslims in their Maghrib, Isya’ and Tarawih prayers.
Oh, by the way, all five of the venue’s kitchens are Halal-certified, so Muslim guests can enjoy their meal with complete peace of mind.
So, what’s the price, I hear you screaming. There are two packages; Public and Corporate.
Public: RM115 nett per pax
Bookings are open from 5th to 20th June, 2017 – limited to 250 pax per evening.
Corporate: RM115 nett per pax for reservations of 100 pax and above
There are two customisable menu choices – the delectable Ramadan Al-Mubarak and the exquisite Ramadan Al-Kareem, with the option to personalise each spread with various ‘Chef Action Station’ add-ons.
Knowing how busy and packed popular buka puasa venues could get, make your reservations early to avoid disappointment. Remember, seats are limited for public sitting, so do take action fast.
To reserve your seats, contact: Abby at +603 2333 2866 or June at +603 2333 2877.
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
Add: Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: +603-2333 2888
Fax: +603-2333 2800
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