* Guest post by Angelina.

A few days ago, I had committed the sin of gluttony, filling myself to brim with Padang food from Concorde Hotel’s ‘Warung Nasi Padang Ibunda’ buffet. It is located in Concorde’s large, high-ceiling, brightly lighted ballroom which was beautifully dressed to fit the Indonesian theme. There were even performers from Indonesia flashing their intricate costumes.
But the main focus of course was towards the food, which was finely displayed in each corner of the room.

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Padang food, by the way, is the cuisine of the Minangkabau people of West Sumatra, Indonesia. It is known across Indonesia as Masakan Padang, which directly translated to English is Padang Cuisine. Padang and Malay food share some similarities, but Padang dishes differ in the few main ingredients used and the method it’s prepared, resulting in a total difference in taste, texture, and aroma.
Padang food is famous for its rich taste of succulent coconut milk and spicy chilli, the spiciness of which I can definitely testify to be true.

There were pots and pots of savory, spicy food, some hotter than others. My favorite among all was definitely the Rendang Daging.

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The Daging Dengdeng Belado. 

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Along with the Nasi Padang, there were also an array of food from the local and international fare such as satay, roasted whole lamb, Mee Rebus Johor, yong tau foo, prawns and pasta; to name a few.

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The smoked duck was amazing. With just one small bite, it had my eyeballs roll to the back.

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My favorite part of the whole buffet spread is probably the dessert portion. I’m not usually much of a sweet-tooth, but the dessert display had a magnetic pull on me.
So many colors, so many varieties, so many choices. Cheesecake, tarts, pudding, creme brulee, chocolate cake…beyond bliss. I delighted in the baked cheescake the most and I couldn’t stop going for it even when I was completely stuffed with food!

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Overall, I favored the dessert section the most. The food from the various other portions was fine, but only a few had my palates bursting.
The Warung Nasi Padang Ibunda food promotion is only on for a limited time as below.

Melting Pot Cafe
July 10th to August 7th, 2013
Price: RM108++ per person.

Concorde Ballroom
July 16th to August 4th, 2013
Early bird special price: RM90++nett with purchase of voucher.
Normal price: RM114++

For individual/corporate group bookings and other enquiries, call Melting Pot Cafe at 2144 2200/2337 or email [email protected]

Comments

  1. Amber says

    Something different! Padang cuisine on top of the usual traditional Malay spread. I’m scooting around since I’m in charge of booking a few dinners for my company and clients. Is Concorde one of the better ones from all that you have reviewed?

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