Chef Budiman from Le Meridian Kuala Lumpur took the Malaysian food festival hosted by Westin Hotel Pune to a new foodie level by dishing out his creations.
The festival is on till the end of August and is a must visit.
The cuisine has been designed specifically for the Indian palate.
The dishes served had a beautiful history to it and a traditional style of cooking to it.
Here are some of the highlights of the festival.
Ayam Panggang – A sweet and spicy chicken dish. It tasted amazingly well with the rice and had a beautiful story behind it. The dish is said to be prepared for weddings back there. It represents the sweet and spicy flavour which a newly wedded couple shares on the special day.
Rendang Kombing – It’s a must try for a meat lover. I kept taking about it to the chef and told him that there can’t be a better mutton dish than it. The dish is served in the month of Ramadan and has to be cooked for 6 to 10 hours. The meat was tender and melted in my mouth. A must try.
Ikan Lemak Cili Podi – Red snapper made in a thin coconut curry. The dish had the fragrance of a Thai curry and had a powering taste of turmeric. The fish had perfectly cooked and went well with the rice.
Prawns fritters = Piping hot fritters served with peanut sauce. The fritters had fresh prawns and went very well with the peanut sauce. It was fried by the chef himself and had a crunch and a rich flavour which ticked my taste buds.
Kaih Ketayap – A coconut speciality served in a pancake parcel. A sweet way to serve a desert. The dish was not very sweet and had the right amount of sweetness. It was a surprise in its own.
The buffet was a lavish spread of salads, it consisted of prawns and chicken. The hummus counter was busy through out the evening and so was the sushi counter which had a wide range of sushi dishes to choose from.
Overall a must visit if you like the cuisine of Malaysia and would like to soak in some history too while digging in the delicious food.
Chef Budiman with Mohammad Mukhtiar ( C0-founder Food-Adda )
Guests can enjoy this promotion at the regular price of Rs. 1299 ++ per person from 7 pm onwards.
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