Month of Ramadhan is half way through, how's your buka puasa food hunting so far? I was travelling so often that I down with flu and fever =( Right at the moment I really hope I can get some spicy chicken marinated by herbs to clear my blocked nose.
Don't heard me wrong, I know Chinese wouldn't encourage spicy food during sick, but in contrary, chilies has high amount of Vitamin C that can boost your immune system, so as long as you don't over do it to your throat, so it should be fine. Speaking of which, I has the best spicy food in Concorde for years.It was their Buka Puasa spread for the press and I was God damn lucky to join them.
This year, Concorde's Buka Puasa theme is Warung Nasi Padang Ibunda.
Padang food, which is also popular in neighboring Malaysia and Singapore is famous for its rich taste of succulent coconut milk and spicy chili. The distinct difference between Padang and Malay cuisine lies on the methos of cooking of course, there are are similar dishes by name, yet one or two main ingredient used in a Padang dish can give a totally different taste, texture and aroma.Among the Padang dishes feature was
Daging Dendeng Baladu
Kelio Ayam Nangka
Urat Kaki Lembu
Udang Gulai paku
Although these 6 dishes are the highlight, there are many more padang dishes as well,
Ikan Goreng Lado Hijau
Ayam Goreng Berempah
Gulai Lomak Cili Padi
Overall, Padang dishes offered by Concorde wan't really SUPER spicy. My experience dining in my laboratory's canteen told me that that Padang dishes are really hot. They put the chili padi's seed into every dishes they can think of. After eating those Padang dish, my stomach, tongue and throat can literally feel the burn.On contrary, Padang dishes offered by Concorde in this Buka Puasa spread is really amazing, It was not like grande in the stomach but still able to tickle your taste buds to the spiciness w/o destroying it.
Apart from the Padang theme dish, they also offer various stall such as:
Roasted Whole lamb
Ikan Pangang Berempah, Grill Fish with herbs.
Satay Ayam, with condiments like
Red Onions, Nasi Himpit
Well, if you really got chicken out that want something more neutral, why not try the Chinese section of the buffet,
and mild flavored meats dish.
If that's not enough, various type of Yong Tau Foo is here to server.
As for me, my favourite dishes in Concorde Buka Puasa Spread would be their appetizers:
They have the freshest jumbo prawn and
largest oysters in any Buka Puasa Buffet I have EVER saw.
Even the blue mussels are out of this world (not literally, duh...)
I personally like the chicken salad and roasted duck with asparagus. The tender chicken made a great match with the sour sweet cherry tomatoes, whereas the roasted duck is still thickly oiled with it's own fragrant fats.
Other than that, various popiah(salad roll) or salads are also available. Not just available but it's state of art.
If you are worried you can't find any things to break fast, then look no further in the appetizer section as well. Not only dates, but lots of pickles(jeruk) waiting for you.
Some say, human have a second stomach for dessert, so they can never be too full for desserts. For me, it's not the case =( I never tried any of the dessert as I was too full.
From fruits to ice-creams,
cakes to more cakes and
more countless types of cakes.
Not to forget the locals as well like BuburJagung, Bubue Pulut Hitam and Bubur kacang Hijau (not in picture).
So, tempted yet?
With support from Embassy of Republic of Indonesia and NGI GoldRich Events, the Buka Puasa promotion will be priced as below:
Melting Pot Cafe: RM108++ per person (July 10 to August 7)
Concorde Ballroom: RM90++ nett with the purchase of voucher, RM 114.00++ nett normal price (July 16 to Aug 4)
15% discount for cardmembers of Alliance Bank. CIMB, Hong Leong, Maybank, Pub;lic Bank and RHB.
For individual/corporate grounp booking and other qnquires, please call Melting Pot cafe at 21442200 extn 2337 or email firstname.lastname@example.org