Friday, June 19, 2015

Buka Puasa Buffet At Charcoal or Poolside, Saujana Resort

I've never really bothered to check out the sprawling grounds of the Saujana Hotel, I guess because we usually go at night, but this time, in the late evening, I got to see the poolside and lake, which really is quite ideal for outdoor events.  So when the press release says, "experience a buka puasa amidst lush tropical gardens"'s actually quite true.

More than 150 varietsy of dishes with an "eat as much as you want" DURIAN stall (now that's a first for me, in a hotel)

...a live Ghazi band, 18-live action hawker stalls

..Freshly made and tossed roti canai

Friendliest looking Satay guy ever...

Roast Lamb on a spit... with the Chef detailing how it is to be carved...

Other live hawker stalls will be Ayam Percik, Kerang Bakar, Thai stall with tom yam, etc, Chinese (assorted dim sums, chee cheong fun), Nyonya, (laksa, popiah basah, rojak), Indian, Arabic, Japanese, ...oh my, that's a LOT.

Some things, although not quite practical, bring a blast from the past, and are so much more pleasant to look at than say the modern ice shaving machine.  The guy who was operating this was huffing and puffing after one bowl, and he did say that when the real buffet starts, they will be using an ice machine.

This freshly made roti canai was SOOOO GOOD, I initially asked for HALF a piece, but went back for seconds and devoured the whole thing.  I know, it seems a waste to load up with such carbs at a buffet, but this was really good.

Another item I thought was noteworthy is the Sup Ekor....aromatic spicy soup with meat falling off the ox tail...

The chicken rendang was also excellent.  It was screaming out for some lemang to accompany it actually.

Condiments for the Satay...Oh, Satay was tender and juicy too, I might add.

A plate of the roast lamb, and no, I did not have all of that.  Not a fan of lamb, but if you are, you'd love this.

An impressive spread of ulam ulamans, and a variety of other salads and condiments as well.  I did not try it, but that smoked salmon salad (bottom left) apparently was so good, that the lady from Malaysian Tatler had seconds.

Apart from that, Kerabu Mangga Muda, Lemang Pulut With Serunding, Bubur Lambuk Udang, Daging Rendang Minang, Gulai Kambing With Pucuk Pegaga, Kari Ketam With Nenas, Ikan Patin Masak Pindang are just a few of many highlights in this lavish spread.

Bread and butter pudding, and assorted Malay Kuih, but the winner was the pengat pisang.

The poolside buffet is priced at RM134 for adults and RM65 for children between 6-12.

At Charcoal, the buffet is RM146 for adults and RM73 for children between 6-12.

For group bookings of 10 persons or more, there is 10% off with special group dining deal.

For reservations, call 03-2843 1234 .

The Ramadan buffet starts from 18 June to 15th July.

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