Holiday Inn’s exotic Ramadan menu
Published: Fri, 27 Jul 2012
SHAH ALAM: Diners wanting to break fast this Ramadan will find delectable international cuisines at Holiday Inn Kuala Lumpur Glenmarie from July 18-Aug 18.
An extensive and luxurious buffet awaits, with over 150 local and international dishes ranging from Arabian, Chinese-Muslim and Mughal to authentic Malaysian.
A memorable Ramadan experience is in store as guest chefs from across the globe bring their skills to the kitchen of all-day dining international restaurant Kites.
Chef Ebrahim Mohd brings 25 years of experience in Arabic delicacies all the way from Damascus, Syria.
He will be preparing a selection of his specialties like grilled meats, kebabs and koftas for the celebration, along with another Middle Eastern favourite hummus.
Middle Eastern food is a complex and spice-driven cuisine, commonly using black pepper, garlic, cinnamon, clove, cumin and coriander.
Chef Santosh Chaniyal specialises in Mughlai cooking, which has a rich history dating back to the 16th century kitchens of the Mughal emperors who occupied northern India.
Mughlai cuisine uses ingredients like exotic and aromatic spices, nuts, raisins, cream, yoghurt and milk to create rich and spicy dishes with unique aromas.
He will be bringing a collection of his favourite recipes for guests to enjoy, like the Kashmiri rogan josh made with goat or lamb meat and cooked with fragrant spices.
A must-try item is the jhinga til tinka, which are king prawns marinated in fresh aromatic spices and dipped in a butter made from eggs, green chillies and cardamom.
Vegetarians will love the quasar-e-pukhtan, otherwise known as shahi paneer, the tarkari tawa masala, dal bukhar and dal dhabe wali.
Among the delights one can expect from Chef Wuanh Wenhai, from Zhengzhou, China, is preparing hand-pulled noodles.
It is a complex craft with a wonderful display of dexterity which transforms plain dough into beautiful noodles.
He is also bringing other Chinese-Muslim delicacies such as mutton noodles, mushroom and chicken noodles, homemade mutton soup and pan-fried egg dumplings.
Apart from the specialties on offer, Kites restaurant will be bringing back many of the popular dishes that were well received last year.
Among them is the gearbox soup, which is braised beef knee served with fried shallots and lime, and kambing mamak – a spicy and fragrant lamb curry.
This special, and secret, recipe cannot be tried on any other day as executive chef Francis Lau keeps this dish only for Ramadan.
Also on the menu is resident Malay cuisine expert Chef Haniff’s signature dish, udang galah masak kalio, which are king prawns in coconut milk, chili, lemongrass and turmeric leaves.
The buffet is priced at RM 94++ for adults while children and senior citizens can enjoy it at RM 55++.
The hotel also accepts group or company bookings and surau facilities are also available.
For bookings and reservations, call 03- 7802 524 during office hours or 03- 7802 5200 after 5 pm, or email ramadhan @holidayinnkl.com.my.