Ramadhan Buffet – La Maison, Silka Maytower Hotel & Serviced Residences

** For more Ramadhan reviews click HERE –> Ramadhan Buffets – Where’s your favourite?

This Ramadhan buffet at Maytower was one of my favourites last year. When I receive the preview invite few weeks back, I was ecstatic. Oh yes, flashback of the lamb, satay and the amazing assam grilled fish came to mind and I gulped down my drool in anticipation.

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In fact, over dinner I was reminded of the video I did last year for the Ramadhan buffet! Here is it:

Unfortunately, I gave up doing videos this year. I barely have enough time to write; not to mention picture editing so I can’t imagine doing videos as well. 🙁

Anyhow, let’s look at what the Ramadhan buffet has in store for us this 2012. Admittedly, it was on a much shrunken scale in comparison to 2011. However, we were assured that this was merely a preview; and the actual Ramadhan buffet during the Ramadhan month will be a full blown affair of over 100++ dishes.

Looking back at my last year’s post, I realized the desserts section was as disappointing as ever. LOL!
Well, due feedback was given and I’m sure the chef will take heed.

Below: The rather weird bubur cha cha minus any yam or potatoes. This was similar as last year’s so perhaps this version is a specialty of the chef’s? Anyhow, it needs some getting used to!
The Jackfruit in Coconut Milk was reportedly decent though.

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They do a rather creative if not bland version of a bread and butter pudding.

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This B & B pudding was a tad dry and fortunately made bearable only by the chocolate chips.

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If all fails, there’s always fresh fruits! 😀

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Nevermind that the desserts wasn’t up to expectations; after all in buffets hits and misses are common. I recommend dousing your “sweet” sorrows with the ” fiery” curries.  All the delectable curries on the spread especially at the Assam Pedas which is a specialty of the chef here.

Sotong (Squid) Asam Pedas, Asam Pedas Daging, Asam Pedas Ekor Lembu, Asam Pedas Udang – all very lovely and it screams to be eaten with white rice!

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Beef Asam Pedas.

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Chicken.

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Each pot was aromatic & explosively flavourful; a testament to the chef’s skill. The fish below was sweet and flaky; thus was an absolute delight to eat.

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The prawn version.

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Rendang. For those who are unfamiliar, rendang is Minangkabau (Indonesian ethic group) style of curry. It is a dry curry, where meat are stewed for long hours in coconut milk and spices till tender. What we sampled that night was lacking in the tender department but passed in terms of flavours.

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We had a lovely array of Ketupat Palas, Ketupat and Lemang to pair the rendang and serunding (meatfloss – not pictured here) with.

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And of course, how could anyone forget my favourite – THE LAMB!

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We do not have a whole lamb on display this time, but 2 roasted legs of lamb was enough to get me beaming in anticipation. 🙂

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The leaner cuts were a tad dry while the fattier cuts were thankfully better. A far cry from last year’s lamb, but decent nonetheless.

The hot mains followed suit and I enjoyed the Sambal Ikan Keli (catfish) the most as the creamy, sweet flesh married wonders with the spicy sambal.

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Daging Salai Masak Lemak Cili Padi.

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Udang Masak Percik.

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Eggplant in curry.

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Gulai Ikan Masin dengan Nenas – Salted Fish Curry with Pineapples. This is actually a very flavourful dish that I would encourage any foreigner to try. Imagine sweet tangy sweetness from the tropical pineapple, then the slight heat of the curry plus savoury brininess of the salted fish. Complex but delicious, that’s my assurance to you! 🙂

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Sotong Masak Kicap.

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Sup Ekor – aromatic but a bit thin.

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The rest of the spread that night is as below; starting with the appetisers.

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More desserts:

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** In short (as of time of review); avoid the desserts and dive right into the Asam Pedas and the traditional hot dishes! 🙂

Venue: La Maison Restaurant
Lobby Level, Silka Maytower Hotel & Serviced Residents, No. 7, Jalan Munshi Abdullah
Kuala Lumpur 50100.
Price:  RM75 ++ per adult, RM 37.50++ per senior citizen (55 years and above), RM30 ++ per child. 50% for 1st 7 days and last 7 days of Ramadhan.
Time:  7.00pm to 10.30pm.

E-mail: [email protected]
Tel: +603-2692 9298 ext. 8094 (Call 7am – 10pm daily) .

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** A good choice of buffet for those seeking traditional Malay favourites with a fair price ofRM75.00++ per adult, and an exclusive 50% discount is extended to all diners on the first and the last 7 (SEVEN) days of Ramadhan.

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Browse more if you wish:

  1. Dorsett Regency, Kuala Lumpur
  2. MayTower Hotel & Serviced Residences, KL
  3. The Mill, Grand Millennium Hotel, Bukit Bintang 
  4. The Lounge, GTower Hotel, KL
  5. The Living Room, Westin KL
  6. Cinnamon Cafe, One World Hotel
  7. Latest Recipe, Le Meridien KL
  8. Paya Serai – PJ Hilton

These are for last year Ramadan’s.
I’m running the Becky’s 30 Days 30 Giveaways and for coming days it will be mostly Ramadan buffets for 2 pax. So do visit my page RebeccaSawBlog FB here and stay tuned for the announcement. 🙂

Here’s the round-up for 2012 Ramadan Buffets. I’ll include the links once I published the posts this week. I’m trying to write as fast as I can! 🙂

1. Ramadhan Buffet at Melting Pot Cafe, Concorde Hotel, KL
2. Ramadhan Buffet at Soi 23, Pacific Regency, KL
3. Ramadhan Buffet at Fuzion, Sunway Spa and Resorts
4. Ramadhan Buffet at Checkers Cafe, Dorsett Regency, KL
5. Ramadhan Buffet at Flavors, Swiss Garden Hotel, Pudu KL
6. Ramadhan Buffet at Cinnamon Coffee House, One World Hotel
7. Ramadhan Buffet at Kitchen Art Brasserie, Empire Hotel Subang
8.  Ramadhan Buffet at The Mill, Grand Millenium Hotel, KL
9.  Ramadhan Buffet at JW Marriot, KL
10.Ramadhan Buffet at La Maison, Silka Maytower Hotel & Serviced Residences

11. there’s more for sure… let me eat first and I’ll update! 🙂

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Leave me a comment if you have any enquiries on Ramadhan Buffets this year ok? 🙂