Honestly speaking, I did go to Makan Kitchen when it first opened, as I had the Hilton Premium Card, (still do actually) and was absolutely unimpressed with the spread at the time (around 3-4 years ago, I think, when they first opened). So, it was with a bit of apprehension that I went. To my surprise, I was the only one (blogger) there that night, so I had the full attention of the two lovely ladies, Stephanie and Amanda, and private tour of the premises by Indian Kitchen Sous Chef Prem, and I have to say the buffet spread this time certainly looked rather good. I reserved my judgement at that point, because looking good doesn't necessarily equate to tasting good.
The purpose of the invitation was to sample the new unique dishes, reinvented Malaysian fare, that sounded positively fascinating. Alaskan King Crab Otak Otak, Braised Spicy Venison Ribs, Peking Duck Roll, Pansoh Manok, Tandoori Prawns and Long Rib Beef Rendang.
Obviously, when it comes to a buffet, one has to be discerning, and not load up on carbo, or water...
Anyway, I was rather pleased that I went. It's like buying a CD, usually you're lucky if there are more than 3 songs that you like in an entire CD. Just like a buffet, usually if I can find more than two items I really like, I consider it good. This time, there were so many...double boiled soup, long rib rendang, cheese naan (swoooon, sooo good), pansoh manok, the ULAMS!!! Oh, and the ice kacang (sendiri bikin la..translation, DIY), and nyonya kueh selection!!
Priced at RM108++ per person.
Double Tree By Hilton at
348 Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur