Sungkai in style at Cafe TATU's Buka Puasa Buffet!

6 August 2012

Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa, or more locally known as KK's 5 Star Beach Hotel never disappoints when it comes to their Cafe Tatu's buffet spreads. I rememeber Ray and I went for his birthday once, and we left feeling very pleased with ourselves!
Yes, he looked a lot different in '08! ;p
Anyhoo. A few days ago I had the chance to try out their special Ramadhan buffet. Serving from 5.45pm (Just in time for sungkai (the time when Muslims can have their first meal of the day after fasting from around 4 something in the morning during the month of Ramadhan)) to 10.30pm, the buffet features a variety of traditional and international halal dishes.
With Samantha Siow, Director of Communications of STAR
In no particular order (cz it's really hard to decide where to start!), here's what was on offer:

Breads & Salads
A variety of bread.
Hummus! I love hummus.. *A little suggestion for STAR: Next year serve it with hot pita bread? YUM! =D
Assorted Bean Salad with Grilled Corn
Avocado with Mango and Crabmeat Salad
Roast Chicken with Mushroom Salad
Asparagus with Soft Boiled Egg
Tuna with Yoghurt Dressing
Assorted Cheese and Dried Fruits.
Fresh Vegetables, and Pickled Vegetables!
Local Delicacies
Ayam Berlada (Spicy Chicken)
Pumpkin in Coconut Milk
Sumur Daging (Beef)
Chilli Crab
Ikan Asam Pedas (Spicy-Sour Fish)
Gulai Kambing (Lamb)
Sotong Goreng Kunyit (Fried Squid)
Arab, Malay and Indian Food
Chicken Shawarma
Shells and fillings for the shawarma
Ikan Goreng (Fried Fish)
Chicken and Beef Satay, comes with Peanut Sauce
Roti Canai and Yellow Dhall
Biryani Rice
You can find Chicken Tikka, Dhall Thurr, Pita Bread, Vegetable Jalferazi and Fish Masala at this station. Due to the lighting over this station though, I was unable to get any good photos of the actual food.. =(
Japanese / Korean Specialties
Sushi (comes with, what else? Wasabi!)

Roasted Duck (Served with a choice of yellow mustard, pommery mustard, dijon mustard and horseradish sauce)
Roast Beef (with gravy)
Whole Roast Lamb
Fresh Seafood
Big, juicy prawns; shellfish; and crab, served with an array of different sauces!
International Cuisine
Beef Lasagna
Seafood Thermidor
Roasted Lamb with Rosemary Sauce
Noodle & Pasta Stations
Yours Truly
Yellow Noodles, Mee Hoon, Green Vege and Beansprouts
Beef Balls, Chicken, Beef, Fish Slice and Condiments
Pasta Station
Beef Bacon, Minced Meat, Bolognaise, White Sauce
Choose between Spaghetti and Ribbons!
Sweet & Savoury Kuih
Bahulu!! =D

Sinful Desserts
Mango Gelatin Cake!
Bread Pudding
4 different ice cream flavours, with 3 different toppings
  And Fresh Fruit to take off some of the guilt
Papaya, Honeydew, Watermelon, Pineapple
There was so much choice, I'm sure I missed out some! In fact, I know I missed out the soups (there were 2 choices), and the ice kacang! My favourite choice would probably be the roast beef and the.. Oh my, so hard to choose! =D Desserts-wise, I'd definitely recommend the mango cake, and please do try the kuih and pancakes! I forgot.. =( I so wanna go back and re-stuff my face! Hahaha.. On every table there is also a plate of kurma (dates) and a glass of sirap bandung!

Til next time honeys!

The Buka Puasa Buffet will be on til 10th September, available at RM98nett per person. Due to the popularity of the promotion, interested parties are advised to call ahead for reservations to avoid disappointment (which really wouldnt be good, especially at this time of month!) 

Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa
Tel / Fax: +6088-327888

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