Sometimes, the best things in life come in large quantities – such as sand on the beach, broadband on your phone and Glee reruns on TV. Enjoy a gastronomical quantity with today’s deal: RM52 instead of RM87 to indulge in a Ramadan buffet with celebrity chef, Jaafar Onn, at Checkers Café in Dorsett Regency Hotel Kuala Lumpur.
Malay cuisine gourmands will go fanatical over the range of traditional Ramadan delicacies, from appetizers such as serunding daging, ketam goreng berempah and gado-gado, to hot dishes of bubur lambuk, lemang, beef rending, ketupat and ayam goreng rempah basah among many others.
Seafood connoisseurs can rejoice over the fresh prawns, oysters and mussels while lamb lovers will fall for the succulent whole lamb with briyani rice. Japanese foodies won’t be left out, as there’s also a selection of sushi, including salmon and unagi.
When dessert comes a calling, you’ll be spoilt for choice with childhood favourites like apam balik, pisang goreng, bubur chacha and bubur pulut hitam, as well as the assortment of cakes, rojak, fruits and a magnificent chocolate fountain to dip your heart’s desires into.
The icing on the buffet line is getting the opportunity to meet and mingle with celebrity chef, Jaafar Onn, who will be entertaining as well as dining with customers. Say hello, take a picture or even chat him up about his plans for Ramadan.
Appetizers: Gado-gado, acar rampai, ulam-ulam melayu, ketam goreng berempah, pecal, tahu sumbat, serunding daging, hati ayam goreng berempah, kerabu pucuk paku kerang, kerabu ayam, kerabu perut, kerabu jantung pisang, kerabu paru air asam, som tam mangga dan betik, telur masin, ikan masin goreng
Hot dishes: Gulai ikan kering, sambal petai dengan udang, sambal tempoyak pucuk ubi, ikan asam pedas, kari kepala ikan, pais ikan bakar, ikan bakar air asam, ayam goreng rempah basah, ikan keli goreng cili padi, rebung masak cili padi, pucuk paku masak lemak cili padi, sotong tumis jintan, lamb vindaloo, braised chicken with sea cucumber and beancurd, stir fried choy tam with garlic, mini steak with rosemary cream sauce, bubur lambok, nasi seri tanjung
Others: Selection of sushi, fresh seafood, chicken rice, roti canai, murtabak, mee rebus, marinated grilled meat, roasted lamb with pita bread and Lebanese bread, sup ekor berempah, cream of mushroom soup
Desserts: Apam balik, pisang goreng, cempedak goreng, ice kacang, cendol, ice cream, serawa pisang, chilled peach with sago and coconut, dates crumble, Malay kuih, Nyonya kuih, cakes, cookies, bubur pulut hitam, bubur cha cha, fresh fruit platter
Beverages: Teh tarik, kopi tarik, sirap bandung, sirap selasih, sugar cane, soya bean
Jaafar Onn's signature dishes: Nasi lebaran, nasi pusa, nasi seri tanjung, ayam masak dara, daging masak muara, daging patang pinang