Tying up with one of my new favourite chefs, (as in, he's a new favourite of mine, he's not new in the market), Chef Eric Siew, Executive Chef of Doubletree Hilton, they are having this "FABULOUS FIVE" nightly dinners, from 1st August to 31st October, at Makan Kitchen, at RM125 nett per person, in conjunction with the hotel's 5th Anniversary Celebration.
So, considering Makan Kitchen has such an extensive buffet, what EXACTLY is this FABULOUS FIVE?
Curry Kapitan Chicken. Just reverse engineering this dish in my head was enough to give me a headache, for that sauce looks so complicated, and probably contained 300 ingredients. (okay, I exaggerate a little). But oh so good. Not your usual run of the mill curry kapitan.
And finally, the famed "Ma Lai Koe" steamed sponge cake. I asked why the name "Ma Lai Koe" which literally translated means Malay Cake, ...since the Malays don't really subscribe to this as theirs, .. well, there was no real answer. The specialness in this particular version is the premium gula melak (palm sugar) used in the concoction, which has to be specially sourced from a special vendor. There is a little heap of grated gula melaka on the top as well for the unadulterated flavour.
Now, these five dishes, whilst part of the buffet spread, are not served in the buffet line, but a la carte style, ie, you will be served this by the dish. And the good news is, yes, you can have seconds. So it's comforting to know that your crab porridge will be served individually, and not from a large cauldron with all and sundry attacking the crabs leaving you with grains of rice.
And then, there was an encore performance. Apart from the FABULOUS FIVE, (by the way, all the FIVES are in conjunction with Doubletree Hilton's Fifth anniversary), there's also a FIVE-BULOUS DURIAN available during the weekend High Tea.
Before you read on, this is only for parties of five, and above... so if you are four, you better just call me along for the ride. At RM91 nett per person, apart from the usual high tea spread, you get this multi tiered platter of the following:
So to recap, bring a party of 5 for high tea and get this platter as part of the high tea.
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