Guest Photographer: AlienGoTravel
It’s been quite a long day for me. Feeling quite under the weather, I nearly dropped dead by the time the clock strikes 6pm. I intended to just stay at home for dinner but remembering that I’m supposed to head over to The Living Room at The Westin KL for their Ramadan 2015 buffet, I dragged myself out of the house reluctantly with my son and husband in tow.
Feeling rather weak, I wasn’t really in the mood to play photographer when I arrived at The Living Room, so I just handed my son his Nikon Coolpix S33 and told him to help me snap some photos, so ladies and gentleman, go easy on us this time if you feel that the photos is not like the usual quality. All the photos in this blog post is taken by my little boy with his Nikon Coolpix S 33 camera, sponsored by Nikon Malaysia. 😛
Neway, enough wasting time with preamble. Let’s talk about what The Living Room at The Westin KL have to offer for Ramadan 2015.
Shrewdly surveying the restaurant when I arrived, I have to admit that I’m quite impressed with their mouth- watering ‘Juadah Iftar’ spread. Rather promising as they are offering to indulge diners with a full Malaysian fare, showcasing and serving up traditional Malaysian dishes with over 15 live cooking stations.
Roasted Whole Lamb with Westin Briyani Rice
All time Malaysian favourite, especially during Ramadan; Ayam Percik. These are sensational. The chicken was roasted to perfection while the gravy was rather creamy and rich.
Moving further in The Living Room, there’s their Chef’s recommendations, the all time Malaysian favourite mixed rice dish, the mamak’s Nasi Kandar. Yes. You are reading that right. They are offering Nasi Kandar, traditional curries and all. One would scorn why would one wants to have Nasi Kandar in a place like this when they can get the authentic ones at the regular mamak restaurant, but I assure you that this is a must try and not to be missed. They are as good at any mamak restaurants. I had two huge helpings of their Nasi Kandar myself, and that alone speaks volumes.
Here’s what their Nasi Kandar section showcased:
Assorted ‘gulai kandar’.
Gulai Kandar Ayam
Gulai Kandar Daging
Gulai Kandar Kambing
Assorted fried ‘lauk’ as your Nasi Kandar side dishes.
Telur Ikan Goreng
And what’s Mamak fare without the favourite rotis? The Living Room is also indulging the diners with roti canai, roti telur and roti bom.
Roti Canai. Again, you might wonder why would we want to go for these when we could just get it from our neighbourhood mamak stall, but trust me, these rotis are different. Instead of the regular cheap cooking oil being used to make the rotis, these are kneaded and cooked with premium butter and fresh cooking oil instead of the recycled ones in those regular mamak restaurants, resulting in buttery and flaky pastries. The rotis paired perfectly with dhal curry, but the assorted kandar curries goes well with them too.
Apart from the Mamak fare, there’s a bit of Middle Eastern goodies here too. This live action stall offers Chicken Shawerma.
Roti John stall
Chicken Rice Stall offering delicious chicken rice and condiments is also available here.
A modest selection of fried dimsum
And wonderful news for the fans of Melaccan Satay celup. The Living Room is also offering Satay Celup here in their Ramadan buffet spread.
These mouthwatering skewered items goes very well with peanut sauce, but this time around I went with the sweet sauce ala Lok Lok instead.
Moving on to the ‘Daily Treat’ Room, we discovered quite a treasure in the form of fruits, desserts and even popcorn booth.
Ais Kacang stall
Assorted freshly cut fruits
Seasonal tropical fruits
The cakes will surely satisfy those who have sweet tooth.
Nyonya kuih can also be found at the dessert section.
Chocolate fountain and assorted items for dipping.
Sweets and gummies
Ice cream section featured an interesting ice cream based dish, which is deep fried ice cream.
Deep Fried Ice Cream. Definitely not something that you would want to miss if you are a fan of sweet stuff. I’m not quite a fan of sweet stuff unless I’m all stressed up or under pressure, so I passed this to my son and he adored this to bits and to say that he polished this off within minutes is an understatement.
Overall, The Living Room is offering quite a wonderful indulgence for Ramadan and guess what? You could bring the experience back home by getting their raya cookies as gifts.
A selection of 6 deliciously wholesome homemade hari raya cookies is sold at the lobby. Check out the flavours offered:
* Chocolate Chips Cashew Nut Cookies
* Cinnamon and Black Pepper Cookies
* Hawaiian Coconut Cornflake Cookies
* Classic Almond Florentine Cookies
* Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies
* Gluten-free Shortbread Cookies
‘Juadah Iftar’ is available from 18th June to 15th July 2015.
RM118nett per adult from 18th June to 26th June 2015
RM148nett per adults and RM74nett per child from 27th June to 15th July 2015.
15% discount is available for group booking with a minimum of 20 diners while SPG members enjoy 20% discount on total food bill.
For further information please visit www.thewestinkualalumpur.com.
Reservation is highly recommended by calling Westin Dining on 03-27738338 or via email: [email protected]