Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Ramadan 2014: Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside

Street-style bazaar by the lakeside

Relish in a melting pot of authentic ‘kampung style’ delicacies served buffet-style and live-cooking hawker stall favourites featuring more than 100 varieties of Malaysian delights at Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside this Ramadan.
The 1Malaysia Bazaar by The Lake will be held at Laguna, an outdoor dining venue offering breezy lakeside atmosphere, from June 30 to July 25 July, 7pm to 10.30pm.
There will be 14 stalls such as the pasta stall, noodle corner, rojak stall, and cucur (fritters) stall among others.
At the carving and grill station, there are whole roasted lamb or venison, satay, grilled fish.
Malaysian favourites include Rojak Pasembur, Rojak Buah, Popiah Basah, Chicken Murtabak, and Roti John.
Be spoilt for choice with desserts like assorted French pastries, assorted Bakhlava, Turkish Delights, an assortment of cakes as well as local delights like Kuih Batang Buruk , Sarang Semut , Kuih Bangkit and Bubur Pulut Hitam.
Sous chef Mohd Hanafiah Awalludin and his team have also created some Middle Eastern specialties such as Shawarma and dishes infused with olive oil, pita bread, sesame seeds and dates.
At the media preview, we were served Mee Hoon Sup Tasik Putrajaya, which was made from beef broth, at the start of the meal. I love the peanuts in the broth, which added crunch.
One of the highlights was the Kambing Goreng 1 Malaysia as it is marinated in a Chinese style, served in Malay paprik sauce, and (Indian) pakoras.
We were also served Oxtail Assam Pedas Mak No, a recipe by one of the restaurant’s chefs who also lend her name to the dish.
True to its name, the Ayam Goreng Cili Api was fiery for someone like me who has a low spicy threshold, but I enjoyed it nonetheless as the chicken was tender and well-marinated.
I also love the Ikan Tenggiri Masak Kicap Berempah (Spanish mackerel cooked in herb sauce), which had me going for seconds.
The dishes went well with tomato rice.
The bazaar also offers diners a chance to try signature dishes from 14 states in Malaysia.
According to the chef, the Udang Lemak Pegaga served at the preview is a Malaccan specialty and the Pucuk Manis Goreng Labu is from Negeri Sembilan.
For desserts, we were served Semanis Jemari Syawal, a rich chocolate cheesecake.
It is served with the three-colour kuih bingka ubi, which was not too sweet.
Pastry chef Zam Zaini used chocolate with 76% cocoa content, fresh raspberries for the raspberry puree and mangoes, not mango puree, to make the mango sorbet.
“The sorbet and puree cleanses your palate and counters the richness of the chocolate cheesecake,” he said.
Kudos to the chef for concocting this sweet and sour dessert, much thought must have gone into it.
A Ghazal Band will be at hand to entertain guests with live music daily.
It is priced at RM115 nett per adult and 50% off for children between 6 to 12 years old.
For enquiries and reservations, call 03 – 8890 0000 ext 6812.
To know about the Ramadan meeting and residential offers (June 30-July 31), contact the sales department at 03–8890 0000 ext 6614.
*LAGUNA, PULLMAN PUTRAJAYA LAKESIDE,
No 2, Jalan P5/5, Presint 5, Putrajaya
Tel: 03-8890 0000 ext 6812
Business hours: 7pm to 10.30pm daily




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