Ramadan Buffet 2011 – Santapan Buffet Delights @ Latest Recipe, Le Meridien KL

“The bountiful buffet spread at Latest Recipe keep patrons coming back yearly. Consistent cuisine quality & decorations resembling a bustling night bazaar allows one to enjoy hearty traditional delights & international fare in true muhibbah spirit.” 

– says the press release as provided by Le Meridien.

I certainly concur on the bountiful spread. After all; key selling points of buffets are value-for-money, sheer variety and the freedom of choice in addition to the copious amount of food you may partake for the hours you are present at the venue.

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For a 3-digit priced Ramadan Buffet (so far I have sampled Dorsett KL & Maytower Hotel where each are priced at <RM80/pax), Latest Recipe does deliver the works.

There’s the requisite roasted lamb for starters; which to me it’s a must for Ramadan buffets!!

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Still, I opined that the lamb could do with better or longer marination as I found it to be rather bland. Well, at the very least, that could be fixed with some mint sauce. The rice suffered the same fate; not lacking in colour obviously, but in taste & aroma.

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The perennial lux items like fresh oysters, seafood & Jap sashimi made their appearance of course. I had expected nothing less than stellar quality seafood & I wasn’t disapppointed.

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The Japanese favourites of freshly made california rolls, sushi & makis were plentiful to please the dining crowd.

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Zooming in on the sashimi, I gleefully heaped my plate with cuts of butterfish, salmon & tuna!

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As expected the Japanese live station was the most popular among diners.
There was a perpetual queue for the teppanyaki station, where you can opt for beef, chicken, scallops or prawns to be cooked on the spot for you.

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I observed that the chef at the station didn’t get any break at all the whole night.  :P

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I was aiming for the cod fish of course, but the queue put me off & I went on the attack the Indian station instead.

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But if the locally spiced grilled seafood & meats are more up your alley, just next to the Japanese corner another chef dutifully grills chicken wings, fish, lamb, beef to your liking.
I didn’t sample any, as I couldn’t find any of the items displayed that night. I saw the action each time I walked past, but didn’t see any cooked meats displayed on trays/plates etc for the guests.

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Not to worry, there were more to distract me. Breads are a no-no for buffets since they are such tummy-fillers, but I couldn’t resist as they looked really good. From my past visit to Favola, the breads were fantastic & I assumed that the same chef baked these below.

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Yup, still as good as before & I stuffed some cuts of imported cheese into a bun while waiting for my pasta.

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Chef Antoine Rodriguez is the executive chef for Le Meridien and he also helms Favola the Italian restaurant here. The moment he steps behind the pasta station, a queue formed; as everybody wanted their pasta to be prepared by him.
He asked each diner “So, how do you want your pasta?”. Everyone replied “Give me your special one Chef.” LOL!

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Moving on, I spied the Belgian waffle station…

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..and stole a shot of this little girl’s waffle…

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…of which she decorated herself with the assortment of toppings & ice-cream available at the bar.

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After some exploring, I settled for the Indian station & had the beef shank (which was a tad salty for me), dhal with some Indian breads ( I liked the dhal!)  before going Chinese.

** Beef shank which was alike marinated minced beef around the bone.

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** The wide assortment of curries were alright.

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**Indian breads – Murtabak & the good old roti canai. 

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**Loads of pickled Indian condiments.

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Tandoori chicken & fish.

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And more curries!

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Like I said, I went Chinese & found the steamed buns & assortment of dumplings to be satisfactory.

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To be honest, nothing in particular stood out for me here, so I busied myself taking pictures, talking & joking with fellow bloggers at my table. Anyhow, it’s my 1st time at Latest Recipe so I won’t be able to compare the spread to previous visits. It was definitely not lacking in variety for sure, & I probably stuffed myself out too much at the Jap section to appreciate the rest of the spread.

Pictures:

Appetisers/Salads.

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Cold Cuts. 

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SALTS: The little delights that you get when you dine at first class venues like this; premium salts to go with your food!  :P

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The dressings were housed in little tubes & mixed at perfect proportions to douse over your greens. Take your pick from Salsa Verde, Ranch, Strawberry & Malta dressings. Like I said, one is spoiled for choice here!

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For the local salads, douse them with fiery sambals!

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And here we have the local appetisers…

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Tangy Malay salads – “kerabu” for those Malaysian at heart. :P

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Fried salted fish & floss.

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SOUPS/CONGEE.

Sup tulang merah, bubur lambuk.

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MAINS – HOT DISHES.

Noodles station.

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Chicken Rice.

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Individual hot dishes.

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Desserts.

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Chocolate fountain! BOTH DARK & WHITE CHOCOLATE!

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TRADITIONAL & local sweets.

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DURIANS!! :P
Serawa Durian. Subtly stinky & wonderfully creamy, meant to be paired with the roti jala. 

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No ais kacang for me this time, but Chendol instead. The chendol here comes with freshly steamed glutinous rice!

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Stuffed? End your gluttony meal with some fibre.

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For a heart-warming buka puasa, invite family and friends for dinner at Latest Recipe for RM 118++ per adult and RM 59++ per child or with additional Ramadhan, seafood, and grilled specialties at RM 128++ and RM 64++ on Friday and Saturday.

With a minimum of 50 people, guests can also entertain business associates for RM 128++ per adult and RM 64++ per child at the Grand Salon, level 8 or the Ballroom, level 6. All Ramadhan buffet dinners are accompanied with free flow kurma juice, teh tarik, sirap bandung, sugar cane juice and soy milk.

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Starting from 01 – 26 August 2011.
Time starting from 6.30pm – 10.30pm.

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Comments ( 22 )

  • J2Kfm says:

    Trust Latest Recipe for their omnipresent chocolate fountain. Not that it’s a bad thing, mind you.

    Guess you are paying for what the spread’s worth, hence the premium price for a Ramadan buffet.

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    rebeccasaw Reply:

    Yup, and the fact that Latest Recipe is quite an established F&B outlet here in Le Meridien. Same goes for FAvola.
    Haha.. those fountains are for the choc lovers I tell you!

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  • munkey says:

    Just too much food for me to handle if I would to go but I’m a big eater so most likely I would like to indulge myself with this Ramadhan buffet treat… awesome food, never had sushi, fresh seafood for Ramadhan before, maybe this gonna be a good treat with my Muslim friends at the le meridien :heart:

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    rebeccasaw Reply:

    Never had sushi?? WHAT?? Oh wait, u meant for Ramadan buffets?

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  • Baby Sumo says:

    OMG so much food… actually saw the spread when we walk past to go to Favola… smells damn good also.

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    rebeccasaw Reply:

    For 3 digits, it better be! ;p
    But I’m guessing like me, you’ll be stuck at the Jap section too! Hehehe

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  • Sean says:

    i wonder if i should try any ramadan buffets this year. i’ve been skipping them the past few years, but maybe if there’s an interesting one this year… :d

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    rebeccasaw Reply:

    I’m still looking too! So far all is pretty standard – international or local delicacies.
    But Sheration Imperial has one that’s featuring Malaccan dishes!

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  • Isaac Tan says:

    Whoa, so many nice and yummy dishes. That really a lot to go around. 3 digit price eh, but for the presentation and food, i guess its worth it.

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    rebeccasaw Reply:

    Yes, like I said, the Jap, seafood, and lamb must be present. So at least tht makes up for the bulk of the price! :)

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  • Michelle Chin says:

    My mom loves the buffet here just because they serve really fresh stuff at their sushi counter. :)

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    rebeccasaw Reply:

    Ahh i see i see! I have heard good things abt it so I did have high expectations of the food!
    Yups, undeniably the Jap counter is excellent!

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  • Nikel says:

    the ice-cream is supercute.. keke :good:

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    rebeccasaw Reply:

    Hehe.. cute & nice to eat too!

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  • Jardness says:

    OMG!! the pictures are so beautiful!!! and the dishes look so yummy in the pictures (compared to real life) ekekeke

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    rebeccasaw Reply:

    Heheee! Thanks!! The Samsung is a pretty nifty camera. Most lighting conditions are fine unless it gets too dim!

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  • JoinMe says:

    Hi rebeccasaw,
    Kindly be informed that this post has been reprinted on JoinMe.com.my, thanks.
    P/S: We have put your name and link credit back to this article.

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  • kianfai87 says:

    wow I didnt know that Ramadan Buffet can be multi variety choices! such as sushi and pasta existed! :good:

    man I am so sampat now lol

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  • Nana Eddy says:

    wohoo~~ If anyone looking at these pics but do not feel hungry, there most be something really wrong with that person… lols

    It was nice meeting u too, Rebecca :)

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    rebeccasaw Reply:

    Same to u! nice meeting u & I’m looking forward to read your review!

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  • suituapui says:

    No more Ramadan buffet for me – I remember the one I had at Pearl International…and that very night I had my first ever gout attack – couldn’t walk for days…could not bend my knees, could not sit down on the toilet bowl to do my business… Never again. I’ve learnt my lesson well…and omigawd! That price!!! *Pengsan!!!

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    rebeccasaw Reply:

    What?? Gout from one night of buffet?

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