Double Tree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur brought authentic Thai flavours to us when they bring guest chef from Conrad Bangkok and Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok to dish up the rich flavours of Thai cuisine this March and April. Featuring head Thai Chef of Conrad Bangkok, Inthira “Chef Jib” Phumpaijitr and Cluster Sous Chef at both Hilton and Double Tree by Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok, Puttipong “Chef Chu” Tinkratok, diners can expect a robust culinary flavour along with the showcase of fantastic fruits and vegetables carving skills to shine from signature dishes of Thai spread.
This Absolute Thai Buffet Dinner at Makan Kitchen highlights Thai specialty dishes such as Grilled Black Angus Thai Beef Salad, River Prawn Tom Yam Kung, Raw Tiger Prawn with Premium Thai Dip, Steamed Fish with Fragrant Lime Broth, Chokanan Mango Sticky rice and more. with over 80 dishes of buffet spread for all you can eat, diners will be expecting a more intense taste of Thai flavours that are exquisitely presented for RM 135 nett per person. Starting with the renowned appetisers, we tasted some real chrunchy young papaya tossed with dried shrimps and roasted peanut that’s drizzled with chili-lime dressing for that tang, Som Tam has always been my favourite sort of kick-start meal. However, it did not outshine the Gung Che Num Pa– the raw tiger prawns served fresh on ice with premium Thai dip.
The Thai culinary that contribute to my love for the cuisine is attributed by perfect combo in the meal sequence- soup before the mains. Serving decently sized River Prawn Tom Yam Gung, every sip is filled with intensive and pack flavours of prawn roe and is well balanced with infusion of lemon grass and kaffir lime. Did I mention the prawns were really fresh too?
Main serves a steamed seabass with fragrant lime broth, <Pla Neung Manao; some beautifully laid slices of grilled black angus Thai beef salad ,Nam Tok; delicious Thai green curry chicken Gang Kiew Wan Gai and the perfectly stir fried barks of morning glory with chili and shrimp paste, Rau Muong Xao Mam Tom. Food is impressive when ingredients are fresh and when serving things like fishes, our catch seemed to complement the dish well.
To satisfy the thirst for sweet finishing, the dessert bar is ready to make them into artisanal with the presentation so the delicate pieces of dessert serving are surely pleasant to the eye and the camera. Alas, it was peculiar to most of our palate that is tuned to mainly sweet in the Tub Tim Krob instead of this version of slight salty in between those crushed ice and coconut milk. Good thing the Sangkaya Fukthong (pumpkin custard) is there to redeemed this platter, but my vote goes to the Khao Nieaw Mamuang– the mango sticky rice.
These dishes serving were arranged prior and would be available on their buffet spread as their signature Thai dishes. Also, if anybody is interested with a 5 course Thai fusion wine dinner (RM 168 nett) happening this 24th March 2017 or Thai-Italian Tapas and Beer (RM 168 nett) at Tosca, or even a cocktail pairing dinner(RM 125 nett) at Cellar Door, feel free to visit their website for more information.
Makan Kitchen (Level 11) Double Tree by Hilton is located at:
The Intermark, 348, Jalan Tun Razak,
50400 Kuala Lumpur.
Phone: +60 3-2172 7272
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