Tonka Bean’s exciting Ramadan offering
Writer: Brenda Ch'ng
Published: Fri, 06 Jul 2012
KUALA LUMPUR: Get treated to an assortment of up to 200 dishes this Ramadan at Tonka Bean Cafe’s buffet dinner at Impiana KLCC Hotel.
With the twinkling Petronas Twin Towers right beside the hotel, patrons can soak up the view whilst savouring the durians served outside the restaurant.
From 7pm to 11pm daily, the buffet will literally leave patrons speechless as they fill their mouths with spoonfuls of scrumptious local and foreign delicacies.
At only RM108++ for adults, this value-for-money buffet dinner is recommended for food lovers who are fickle minded about what cuisine to have after breaking fast.
Patrons can start off with “buah kurma” (dates) before sampling their cold cuts like turkey ham, chicken and sausages, or dig into the display of mussel, salmon, oyster and prawns on ice.
For a healthier choice, mix yourself a serving of fresh salad in their very own cheese bowl, before topping it with a choice of honey, orange or thousand island dressing.
To add flavour to the salad, top it up with more condiments like black olives, capers, gherkin, pumpkin seeds, dry mango and croutons.
If you’re too lazy to mix your own salads, try out their ready mixed greens like mixed garden salad, coleslaw with raisin or potato salad.
Next up, head on down to their many stalls categorised under different flavoured cuisines.
The Indian stall serves acar timun, papadom with mint-tomato yoghurt, mutton dhalcha, pita bread, chicken shawarma and nasi briyani.
Meanwhile, their “sambal” (chili paste) themed stall will have a variety of chilies to go with the ikan bakar, like sambal cili kicap, sambal belacan, sambal tempoyak, sambal nyiur and sambal tomato.
Also available at that stall are seafoods like snowfish, stingray, squid and crab which are recommended to be dipped into the spices provided.
When you’re done with these flavours, take a breather before heading to fill your plates with assorted tempura, keropok lekor, cucur udang and cucur sayur with thai chili sauce and tomato sauce.
Lovers of nightmarkets and “mamak” foods will be in for a treat when they chance upon the stall serving roti john, roti canai, murtabak and chicken curry, putu piring, mee mamak and mee rebus.
Fresh salad to be mixed in the cheese bowl.
If you think that is enough to get your clothes bursting at the seams, wait till you see the main buffet table which will be filled with tomato rice, nasi ulam, ayam sambal petai, nasi briyani, daging kurma johor, vegetable dhall and gulai telur itik with belimbing buluh.
For those with a hankering for Chinese food, your cravings can be satisfied with yong tau foo with sauce, Chinese fried rice with silver anchovy, braised chicken with preserved vegetables and steamed tofu with mushrooms.
This year, the chef will be adding on the ever popular Malay dish, bubur lambuk, which can be topped with shredded chicken, fried shallots, salted egg, salted fish, anchovies, peanuts and spicy soy sauce.
When you’re done with the mains, move on to the next palette-pleaser dish, the dessert section.
First, tease your sweet taste buds with fruit rojak consisting of mangos, papaya, jambu, and cucumber topped with peanut sauce.
Next, move on to the chocolate fondue, dip the stick of marshmallows into the fountain and coat it with the rich creamy sweet.
To complete your dessert experience, choose from the variety of Malay kuih, jelly, pudding, ABC and cendol, red bean soup, chilled barley with gingko nut and western cakes and pastries.
Lovers of Malay kuih will definitely be pleased with the huge spread that includes onde-onde, kuih lompang, kuih kole kacang, ketayap, cucur badak, dodol and wajik.
This Ramadan buffet will only be available from July 21 to August 18 and children below six will get to dine for free.
Children between six and 12 will be charged half price. On the first and last three days of Ramadan, diners will get a further RM20++ off their bill per person.
To make reservations, call 03-2147 1111 ext 3320, 3034 or 3035.