Clas­sic and con­tem­po­rary fare

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THE Kuala Lumpur Con­ven­tion Cen­tre’s crowd-pleas­ing “kam­pung in the city” cor­po­rate and pub­lic Ra­madan of­fer­ing re­turns.

This year’s Ra­madan menu fea­tures a host of Kam­pung Clas­sics, such as sig­na­ture dishes like nasi ker­abu tu­lang rusuk kerutup bakar (but­ter­fly-pea flower coloured rice with grilled beef ribs mar­i­nated in kerutup sauce), jan­tung pisang tu­mis pedas ikan tam­ban (spicy sar­dines stir-fried with ba­nana flower), gu­lai ayam kam­pung bersama buah betik ma­nis (farm chicken curry with sweet pa­paya) and nasi dag­ing air asam utara (North­ern-style rice with beef cooked in tamarind sauce).

“We aim to al­ways de­liver a unique all-in­clu­sive Ra­madan ex­pe­ri­ence in one of Kuala Lumpur’s most iconic lo­ca­tions, where din­ers can be as­sured of world-class ser­vice and five-star cui­sine,” ex­plained gen­eral man­ager Alan Pryor.

“To de­liver even more value to guests, we have re­tained our 2015 price point for this year’s of­fer­ing.”

Fo­cus­ing on con­ve­nience, com­fort and cui­sine, the mouth-wa­ter­ing Ra­madan of­fer­ing has been cus­tomised by the cen­tre’s award-win­ning 52-strong culi­nary team to of­fer din­ers the chance to ex­pe­ri­ence au­then­tic kam­pung favourites and con­tem­po­rary buka puasa fare served right in the heart of the Kuala Lumpur City Cen­tre (KLCC).

The cen­tre also of­fers guests a des­ig­nated prayer room, prayer mats, san­dals, on-site ablu­tion fa­cil­ity and an imam to lead Mus­lims in their Maghrib, Isyak and Ter­awih prayers, al­low­ing guests to com­fort­ably per­form their re­li­gious re­spon­si­bil­i­ties be­fore break­ing fast.

With all five of the venue’s kitchens – Chi­nese, Western, Cold, Pas­try and Malay – cer­ti­fied ha­lal by the Depart­ment of Is­lamic De­vel­op­ment Malaysia (Jakim), Mus­lim guests are able to en­joy their meal with peace of mind.

“Our af­ford­able cor­po­rate buka puasa ban­quets of­fer for 100 pax or above, will be avail­able daily through­out Ra­madan, from RM115 nett per per­son,” Pryor added.

“With two cus­tomis­able menu choices – the de­lec­ta­ble Ra­madan Al-Mubarak and the ex­quis­ite Ra­madan Al-Ka­reem – clients have the op­tion to per­son­alise each spread with var­i­ous ‘Chef Ac­tion Sta­tion’ add-ons.”

Pryor added, “Our pub­lic buka puasa is also very well priced at RM115 nett per per­son and is avail­able for book­ings be­tween June 5 and 20.

“With a limit of 250 pax per evening, make sure you book early to avoid dis­ap­point­ment.”

Ac­cord­ing to ex­ec­u­tive chef Hisham Bin Jaa­far, to truly en­cap­su­late the essence of Kam­pung cook­ing in this year’s Ra­madan of­fer­ing, the Cen­tre’s cre­ative culi­nary team have in­fused their own tra­di­tional home-in­spired flavours into ev­ery dish served.

In ad­di­tion to the host of Kam­pung Clas­sics, both the cor­po­rate and pub­lic buka puasa menus of­fer con­tem­po­rary and in­ter­na­tional choices for din­ers look­ing for some­thing dif­fer­ent.

Dishes in­clude pita ke­bab Arab dag­ing cin­cang (Ara­bic-style minced beef ke­bab on pita bread), roasted fish tikka and Mediter­ranean hick­ory-smoked lamb served with black pep­per and mint sauce.

Chef Hisham added, “Guests can also look for­ward to our lively ‘Chef Ac­tion Sta­tions’, where lo­cal favourites such as Pe­nang char kuey teow and Hainanese chicken rice will be pre­pared a la minute.

In ad­di­tion, guests can en­joy chicken and beef satay, whole­some bubur lam­buk and the sta­ple of all Hari Raya gath­er­ings, suc­cu­lently spiced ren­dang tok com­plete with nasi impit, ke­tu­pat and le­mang.

“A tra­di­tional Ra­madan feast would not be com­plete with­out the goreng-goren­gan sta­tion, where din­ers can en­joy jem­put ma­nis, cempedak and sukun frit­ters, keropok lekor and other deep-fried treats.

Those look­ing for sweet in­dul­gence can head to the ‘Ice Cool’ sta­tion for ais batu cam­pur served with var­i­ous condi­ments and ice cream or delve into the sump­tu­ous ban­dung cre­meux (rose-flavoured mousse), spiced mango cheese­cake, pisang sira haru­man cengkih (poached bananas in­fused with clove essence), lo­cal kuih, fresh fruits and more,” chef Hisham con­cluded.

With lim­ited seats for the pub­lic sit­ting and reser­va­tions re­quired for cor­po­rate book­ings, con­tact Abby at 03-2333 2866 or June at 03-2333 2877.

For the lat­est news and in­for­ma­tion on the Cen­tre, visit www.kl­c­c­conven­tion­cen­tre.com.

To truly en­cap­su­late the essence of Kam­pung cook­ing in this year’s Ra­madan of­fer­ing, the Cen­tre’s cre­ative culi­nary team has in­fused their own tra­di­tional home-in­spired flavours into ev­ery dish served.

‘Pisang sira haru­man cengkih’.

‘Tu­lang rusuk kerutup bakar’ (front) and ‘Nasi ker­abu (back).

‘Nasi dag­ing air asam utara’ (front) and ‘Gu­lai ayam kam­pung bersama buah betik ma­nis’ (back).

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