One of my favourite venues for buffets in Klang Valley; Essence in Sheraton Imperial recently showcased their 2015 Ramadan spread.
I just got back from Bali and SG, and was certainly in the mood for a smorgasbord of Malaysian delights.
Themed “Tales of Nusantara” the spread didn’t disappoint.
It aims to bring about a delightful and tantalizing Ramadan experience, boasting more than than 210 mouth-watering specialties from Malay, Indian, Chinese, Vietnamese, Indonesia, Singaporean and many more other cuisine.
The highlights of Essence’s Whole Baby Lamb with Mandi Rice, Baked Whole Sea Bass Bumbu Bali Nyonya Curry Laksa, Singapore Chili Crab, Nasi Ambeng are just a few from the 120-metre buffet spread.
Live stations dotted the space, with chefs working cheerily at a furious pace to serve the guests with hot, freshly cooked dishes.
I daresay Essence in Sheraton Imperial has one of the most live stations in their Ramadan buffet.
Live stations at buffets usually covers the grilled seafood, the noodles, the pasta, and sometimes the satay and roti canai.
Here at Essence we have Chilli Crab, Asam Pedas Claypot, handmade kuih kapit baked in front of you and still hot to touch as you shove it into your mouth. This is not to be missed.
At the noodle station, enjoy oodles of soto, curry laksa or mee bandung.
Adding to that, there are 2 (TWO) (depending on the rotating menu) lamb dishes; one whole baby lamb and one already cut up and buried in a mountain of fragrant rice.
So yes, imagine for RM90 you can pick out lamb meat from the Lamb Mendi Rice, and proceed to ask the chef to cut half the lamb for you (if you did they would, but try to leave some for the other diners ok? :P), and load up further on the lamb through the cauldron of Lamb Biryani.
If that this is not a satisfying buffet, I don’t know what is!
For a dish that is less of the ordinary, this year I saw Nasi Ambeng at one of the live stations.
Hmm… in truth it needs a bit more ingredients to be a complete Nasi Ambeng. Well, good try nonetheless.
Yes, Chef, a big bowl of your fragrant Sup Tulang please!
An assortment of local roti made fresh to be savoured with hot thick dhaal or curries.
Pandan Roti Jala.
Chilli Crab, cooked ala-minute to your request.
I reiterate, this Ramadan spread is only RM90!
All the creamy, rich bubur, starting with the savoury Bubur Lambuk to the sweet Bubur Durian and Bubur Kacang.
DUCK – super crispy skin and non-gamey tasting meat.
Grilled seafood with tasty, spicy marinade.
I love the desserts.
It has been almost 7 years of consistent buffet lunch and dinner for me here and over the years the traditional kuih selection remained consistently well made and taste good as good as it looks .
Local or international sweets for you?
I’m sure the selection here will not disappoint.
The layer cake (the original, not the Sarawak one) was moist and buttery.
Frankly one doesn’t see layer cakes on the buffet everyday. It is an expensive item. The market price now is about RM100 for 1 kg of layer cake.
You are welcome to wipe the plate clean of layer cake if you wish, and you will still only have to pay RM90!
See I’m all about calculating the value for my ringgit. 🙂
I’ve never liked the Sarawak layer cake. But this one looks promising enough.
If you do try it, let me know if it’s good ok? 🙂
The rest of the spread are as below.
For appetisers I recommend the seafood and the tuna salad.
Fresh ulam kept fresh on ice and best dipped in a myriad of aromatic and zesty sambals.
There is just so much food for RM90 right?
Essence at Sheraton Imperial is definitely one of the top Ramadan/buka puasa buffet in Klang Valley every year.
Convinced to buka puasa here?
Here are the details, and do reserve early as Essence is usually fully booked during the holy month of Ramadan! 🙂
RM 138 nett/ person with an early bird promotion priced at RM90 nett until the 17th of June.
Kids below 4 years old eat for free and kids from 4 to 12 years old will received 50% off.
18th of June – 16th of July.
For those who prefer to break-fast at home, we recommend you to indulge in the fragrant Ramadan Mandi Rice special, available for take away at Toastina Café & Bar from 18th of June until the 16th of July.
Priced at RM15nett per person, the Mandi Rice will be available for sale from 4pm until 6pm.
FOR OFFICE and PRIVATE EVENTS:
For cozy company gatherings or private get-togethers, we encourage you reach out to the hotel’s Catering team at 03 2717 9900 or e-mail [email protected] to find out more about the hotel’s special early bird Ramadan meeting specials.
Additional benefits for catering buka puasa events includes double SPG PRO points, complimentary Gamelan for dinner booking of a minimum of 300 persons and above.
For reservations, call 03 2717 9933 or email to [email protected] to book your seats today or log on to www.sheratonimperialkualalumpur.com to find out more. 🙂