Gemersik Selera Buffet, The Mill, Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Gemersik Selera, Ramadhan Buffet, Mill Café, Grand
Millennium Hotel, Kuala Lumpur by Polly Szantor
Recently, I was able to relish of
some of the treats in store for Buka Puasa diners at the Grand Millennium
during the holy month of Ramadhan. 
Gemersik Selera, or Melody of Flavours, is the hotels signature dinner
buffet bringing together a medley of the finest recipes from the Middle East,
India and Malaysia.  For me, there were
several outstanding dishes, but the very best of them all was the succulent,
tender Roast Lamb accompanied by Rosemary Hollandaise and Mint Sauce.  I’m very fond of roast meat, but rarely cook
it at home, so it’s always highly satisfying to find it well executed at a
restaurant.  The press release for this
Ramadhan Buffet mentions the “famous oven-roasted whole lamb”, and the accolade
is entirely justified.  This is one of
Chef Markhan Singh’s
special dishes, which he cooks to perfection. 
Without a doubt, this is the best lamb I’ve tasted at the Ramadhan
Buffet previews I’ve been to recently, a true masterpiece that I’d be very
happy to try again.
I also found the Lamb Kofta Curry
distinctive and worthy of a second helping.  
I loved the tender kofta meatballs and the spicy tomato curry
sauce.  It was especially good served with Naan Bread
to mop up the thick, rich juices.   Chef Markhan is generously willing to share
his recipe too.  “I made
the lamb kofta into meatballs in order to absorb the curry like a sponge,
therefore the meatballs are juicy and soft. I marinated the meatballs with some
masala, salt, cumin, garlic and yogurt. As for the curry, I kept the curry base
simple with ginger, garlic and tomatoes but I added yogurt and chilli padi to
spice it up a little.” 
Mmm!  Definitely recommended.
You will find all the buka puasa favourites
here.  Sup Ekor (oxtail soup), Ikan Patin
Masak Tempoyak (Catfish in fermented durian sauce, which was rather strong for
me but which was pleasing to several local guests), Ayam Percik (spicy
marinated chicken), a very tasty Rendang Udang Berkerisik (shrimp in a fairly
dry coconut-based sauce) and a pleasant Sayur Lodeh (vegetables in coconut milk
with fresh ginger and turmeric).  There
were several fried items including a lovely chicken tika, morsels of marinated
chicken breast perfectly fried to maintain tenderness, squid and Burung Puyuh
Keropok, papadam and pickled fruit accompanied
the main dishes and there were several salads: Kerabu Perut (marinated tripe,
beansprouts and ginger flowers), Kerabu Manga Muda (sour mango salad), and
Kerabu Jantung Pisang (banana flower salad). 
Desserts included Pisang Goreng, Sukun Goreng and Cempedak Goreng,
various deep-fried fruits, which were all nice and crispy, Pengat Nangka (jackfruit
in coconut milk), Semolina Milk Pudding, Tab Tim Grob, and a delicious Mango
Cheese Cake.
This is only a small sample of delights in
store for diners during Ramadhan.  In
addition there will be Indian Tandoori, Japanese Sushi and Maki Roll, Pizza,
Pasta and wide selections of desserts.
Reason to Visit:  I would
definitely return for the fabulous roast lamb and lamb kofta curry.
This Ramadan buffet is priced at
RM 98 ++ per person.  There is an Early
Bird Special for bookings made before 20th July at RM 72++ per person. To
purchase the required prepaid vouchers for the Early Bird special, or for more
information, please call (603) 2177-4888 of fax (603) 2142-1441
A surau is available on the third
floor for guests who wish to perform their Maghrib prayers.
Mill Café

Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur 
160 Jalan Bukit Bintang
55100 Kuala Lumpur
+6 03 2117 4302
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  1. I went to this hotel for conference..
    food there is good..

  2. The food is pretty tasty for sure, and there's something for everyone!

  3. Next to Pavilion? Now, you had a post on this in her blog the other day… Too expensive for me, I'm afraid. 🙁

    • Oops!!! I mean…who had a post… Sorry!

    • Yes, this hotel is next to The Pavilion, but I'm not sure which post you mean. This is the first time I've eaten at the Grand Millennium, and my first review of their buffet restaurant. I entirely understand about the price, but maybe it could work for a special occasion?

  4. Nice write up Polly. Hubby still "mmmms" thinking about the lamb. 🙂

  5. Yes, me too…it really was totally delicious!

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