FRENCH LUXURY HOTEL BRAND COLLABORATES WITH MALAYSIAN CELEBRITY CHEF DATO’ HAJI ISMAIL AHMAD TO SERVE AUTHENTIC MALAY & INTERNATIONAL CUISINES AT THE SOFITEL KUALA LUMPUR DAMANSARA THIS RAMADAN

Published by Lavinesh @ 19/03/2020

Chef Fabrice Bruto, Executive Chef at Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara, Frank Loison, General Manager of Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara, and Celebrity Chef, Dato’ Haji Ismail Ahmad

Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara is set to celebrate the Holy month of Ramadan in collaboration with renowned chef, Dato’ Chef Haji Ismail Ahmad to deliver a feast of traditional Malay cuisine from different states across the country. The Ramadan buffet will be held at the hotel's all-day dining restaurant, Kwee Zeen that will be transformed into a gallery of antique decorations to add to the nostalgic ambiance and theme of the celebration. 

Ramadan Themed Decors

Ayam Percik Kelantan with Percik Sauce

Celebrity Chef Dato’ Haji Ismail Ahmad said, “We strive to elevate the guests’ dining experience as much as possible by using fresh ingredients and traditional cooking methods to retain the original taste of each dish. Besides all that, the best recipe will always be patience and cooking from the heart.”.

Chef Dato’ Haji Ismail Ahmad during his opening speech next to Frank Loison, General Manager of Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara, Chef Fabrice Bruto, Executive Chef at Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara

The “Nostalgic Feast” themed buffet

The Hotel’s Executive Chef Fabrice Bruto, together with celebrity Chef Dato’ Haji Ismail Ahmad prepared a spread of authentic and diverse kampung-inspired dishes for the “Nostalgic Feast” themed buffet. Quench your thirst with traditional beverages such as Janda Pulang, a palm-sugar infused coconut drink that originated from Kuala Pilah, Negeri Sembilan. 

Curry Laksa

Malay kuih-muih

Start your feast at the salad bar to kickstart your appetite with varieties of PecalTauhu Sumbat, Lawar Pucuk Betik, Acar Jelatah, Kerabu Mangga Muda, Kerabu Taugeh dan Kerang, Kerabu Aneka Laut dan Soo Hoon, and Kerabu Daging Bakar.

The salad bar, with different Kerabu salads

Vast variety of appetizers and starters; Pecal, Tauhu Sumbat, Gulai, etc.

Among the main courses prepared by the celebrity chef exclusively for the hotel are Ayam Percik Kelantan, Daging Salai Masak Lemak Cili Padi, Asam Pedas Ikan Pari, Sambal Udang Petai, Telur Itik Masak Lemak Cili Api, Botak-Botak Ikan Tenggiri, Paru Berlada, Ayam Kaloi, Daging Masak Hitam, Dalca Sayur, Udang Masak Lemak Nenas, Ikan Pari Asam Pedas, as well as a selection of Panggang Purba served with Malay rice. 

Ayam Percik Kelantan with fried rice

Authentic Malay Kampung-Inspired Dishes

Assortment of Sushi

The buffet also features several Chinese, Indian, Japanese and Western favorites such as Salmon Sashimi, Sushi, Spaghetti and more. Live stations offer everything from Roti Canai, Murtabak Ayam, Pisang Goreng. Indulge in a wide variety of heavenly local Malaysian delicacies like Bubur Cha-Cha, Bubur Pulut Hitam, Bubur Pengat Pisang, Bubur Serawa Durian, a vast selection of Malay kuih-muih, assorted cakes, and pastries, ais krim Malaysia, and ais krim potong.

"Ais Krim Malaysia" and "Ais Krim Potong"

Salmon Sashimi

Custard filled Cream Puffs topped with icing sugar

Live Band Performances

It is the only Ramadan buffet with international and local management and deserves a compliment for the emphasis on using fresh ingredients for all their dishes, especially the sushi and sashimi. Diners can enjoy a multitude of traditional Malay and International cuisines in a comfortable environment with live performances, hospitable Chefs and staff, and a nostalgic experience at the Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara.

 

The buffet is priced at RM188.00nett per adult & RM94.00nett per child and will be available from 23 April to 23 May 2020. For inquiries and reservations, please email HA123-FB2@SOFITEL.COM or call (03) 2720 6688.

Beef satay

Chef Fabrice Bruto with the staff at Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara in traditional Malay outfit

Friendly Chefs at Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara serving food

Malaysian cookies and snacks (Biskut Raya)

Variety of cakes, pies and cream puffs

Self-served noodle choices

Kwee Zeen Restaurant