This year, after a few years hiatus, my first invite was to the Serena Brasserie at Intercontinental Kuala Lumpur. What really caught my attention was the "Lobster Laksa", which piqued my interest. Before we go further, I should clarify that one should not expect a boston lobster or the huge australian ones, rather, this is the Slipper Lobster.
The best thing about these buffets meant for Ramadhan is it really brings out the best of traditional Malay cuisine, which is highly understated and underrated, which is a pity, because it is such a rich heritage, and such complex flavours derived by a cornucopia of spices and herbs, and is so labour intensive that it is no surprise that it is a dying art among the young generation.
A selection of lemang and ketupat that goes very well with the different types of serunding (a dry pulled meat rendang)
A choice of serundings, as not everyone takes beef.
The dessert selection is pretty impressive too.
Mon- Fri Adult RM178 nett/ Child (6-12) RM59 nett
Sat- Sun Adult RM148 nett/ Child RM45 nett
Interestingly enough, the weekend rates are cheaper.
Do enquire with the hotel for discounts, there is an Early Bird Promotion until 7th May 2018 with 25% off, and numerous other credit card discounts.
For reservations, call
Intercontinental Kuala Lumpur