Let’s eat Malaysian style!

 

By Danielle Ringgit
@danitbpseeds
 

 

THE YEAR 2014 is Visit Malaysia Year and without a doubt, both visitors and locals might enjoy their holiday by visiting various local places and indulging themselves in a variety of fun activities. But, what better way to get to know a certain local community and country if not through its local cuisine?

 

In conjunction with Visit Malaysia Year 2014, the Orchid Garden Coffee House at Grand Margherita is offering a buffet lunch serving a diverse selection of Malaysian dishes.

 

If you are in ‘hunger mode’, why not head straight to the Malaysian selection section where mouth-watering steamed rice or lemang, beef rendang, cucur sayur, mee siam goreng, lamb briyani and kebab are served?

 

Best of all, diners get to watch the chefs cook any selection dishes of naan, prata, jala, and satay on the open kitchen.

 

CRUNCHY AND DELICIOUS: Large rock- salted prawn with chilli flake and spring onion.

CRUNCHY AND DELICIOUS: Large rock- salted prawn with chilli flake and spring onion.

FROM THE CHINESE WOK SELECTION: Wok-fried seasonal vegetables.

FROM THE CHINESE WOK SELECTION: Wok-fried seasonal vegetables.

FLAVOURFUL: Try their lamb briyani.

FLAVOURFUL: Try their lamb briyani.

 

Also available are the BBQ selection of roasted duck, otak-otak, sambal ikan and chicken, satay grill with rice cake, diced cucumber onion and peanut sauce, and even a chicken rice station.

 

For those who do not feel like having rice for lunch, a variety of noodles and soups such as spinach, egg noodle, yellow noodle and kway teow and ‘ekor sapi’, lamb, chicken, Ark Th’ng, crab and terung assam soup are available.

 

SIZZLING HOT: Fresh satay on the grill.

SIZZLING HOT: Fresh satay on the grill.

LIVE PERFORMANCE: Watch the chef prepare your dish of roti canai.

LIVE PERFORMANCE: The chef preparing some roti canai in the open kitchen.

FRESH LOCAL VEGETABLES: Midin and paku.

FRESH LOCAL VEGETABLES: Midin and paku.

 

From the salad bar section, a wide selection such as Mesclun Lettuce Mix, potato ‘Yin Yang’, century egg with chilli flake, Ulam Ulam Sambal Belacan and Cincaluk, Kerabu, Umai Ikan and Terubok Masin are served. Choices of dressing such as wasabi, French dressing, tomato, or thouisand Island are available for diners to choose from.

 

TOO PRETTY TO EAT: Kerabu Kacang Lendir.

TOO PRETTY TO EAT: Kerabu Kacang Lendir.

FINGER FOOD: Crispy Cucur Sayur (Vegetable Fritters)

FINGER FOOD: Crispy Cucur Sayur (Vegetable Fritters)

 

For those with a sweet tooth, be sure to try the local desserts: kueh lapis “asli”, a selection of nonya kueh and ice cream with condiments, Indian sweets, bubur kacang, pulut in coconut cream, banana and sweet potato, cheng tea, and kueh jala.

 

BITE-SIZE: Mini kuih gula Melaka served in shot glasses.

BITE-SIZE: Mini kuih gula Melaka served in shot glasses.

A MUST TRY: Make your own sandwich at the sandwich station

A MUST TRY: Make your own sandwich at the sandwich station

 

But, probably the highlight of it all in my point of view was the sandwich Mix and Match Station. Diners have the luxury of requesting and customizing their sandwich according to their preferences. You can choose your own bread and topping selection such as rye bread, French bread, cold cuts, cheese, tuna, mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato and cucumbers.

 

I requested a sandwich made out of rye bread with toppings of mayonnaise, cheese, egg, beef salami, lettuce and tomato, and found it really satisfying.

 

So, for a taste of what Malaysian food is like, head on to the Orchid Garden Coffee House at Grand Margherita Hotel.

 

The Malaysian Buffet Lunch is available only on Mondays to Wednesdays at 12 noon till 2.30 pm from 1st to 31st March 2014. The price ranges between RM50+ to RM53 nett per person.

 

For enquiries or reservation, feel free to contact at 082-532111

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