Monday July 25, 2011
Riverside offers 250 dishes for Ramadan
PWTC, Jalan Tun Ismail, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2614 6701/ 6702/6262
Business hours: 7.00am to 7.30pm.
VARIETY is the name of the game when it comes to Ramadan at the Riverside Restaurant in Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), Kuala Lumpur.
With over 250 Malaysian favourites, patrons are spoilt for choice as they approach the buffet spread. Six menus are rotated daily as well.
The menu include various ulam and salads, keropok, salted fishes, pickles, sambal, side condiments, kerabu, hot dishes, desserts, porridge and soups.
Variety: The Ramadan spread has an array of appetisers.
At the buffet, diners can expect action stalls serving noodles, chicken and duck rice, roti canai and murtabak, soups, grilled fish and satay, ais kacang, yong tau fu and assorted tempura items.
Most of the Malay dishes are very spicy and flavourful while the desserts are creamy and rich in taste.
The soups are also well made with the taste of the meat and spices infused in the broth.
The man behind this gastronomic project is executive chef Suzaini Mohamed Salih.
He said with so many dishes, there was something for everyone.
“About 80% of our dishes are of Malay flavours with some Western and Chinese dishes thrown in.
“Everything we make is fresh.
“Among our specialties is the Oxtail Asam Pedas because normally fish is used. Another must-try is our soup station with three different broths — chicken, lamb and beef,” he said.
Tender: Chef Mazlan Abu Bakar carving
the Kambing Bakar.
Suzaini added that the crowd at the restaurant were mostly families and from the corporate sector.
“We are known for authenticity in our food and this attracts people who come to our buffet.
“If there are any special requests, we would advise them to inform us earlier, so preparations can be done in advance,” he said.
The buffet will be available from Aug 1 to 28, 7pm to 10pm, and priced at RM65 for adults while children aged between six and 12 will pay according to their age.
For senior citizen above 60 years old, the buffet is complimentary as long as they are accompanied by a paying adult.
Lucky patrons will also stand a chance to win an umrah package for two.
During the Ramadan month, guest artists like Farawahida Ali, XPDC, Tomok, Sofaz and Jamal Abdillah will be invited to break fast at the restaurant.
In conjunction with the holy month, PWTC is also organising its Islamic Calligraphy Exhibition from July 25 to Aug 10 at the concourse area, Level 2 in collaboration with Yayasan Restu.
This is the writer’s personal observation and is not an endorsement by Star Metro.