Friday, 28 March 2014

Traditional Malay Cuisine at Songket Restaurant Jalan Yap Kwan Seng Kuala Lumpur





Where can you find a restaurant that offers top quality Malay cuisine in the heart of Kuala Lumpur? Well, I was invited to the 4th Anniversary of the Restaurant and a preview of the new menu.



Finding the Songket Restaurant which is located at Jalan Yap Kwan Seng can be a little challenging especially if you are not that familiar with this area. Having found the place, you will feel like going into a kampong like atmosphere as the restaurant is decorated to resemble a village house.


The ambience of the restaurant brings memories of our Malay kampong adventure. The venue is especially suitable for entertaining foreign guest as it will give them a cultural tour of a Malay kampong atmosphere while dining in exquisite traditional Malay Cuisine.



 So, the next time you would like to organize a corporate event, weddings or private function with a Malay theme, you should try it out at Songket. They can also arrange traditional Malay dance for your function too.

For the night, Songket introduce a few new dishes as part of the new offering which are as follow:




Ketayap Pandan Dengan Ice Cream

 
Kukus Mangga Madu (Ikan Siakap)




Durian Tiramisu

For the lovely evening, we were served a buffet spreads which consists of some of the specialty dishes like Ayam Rempah Bertumis, Masak Lemak Ayam Dengan Nangka, Daging Salai Masak Lemak Cili Api, Rendang Kambing as the main meat dishes.



The meat in the Rendang Kambing was cooked with the right amount of spices and the meat was tender enough to be eaten without much struggle.



We were also served with seafood specialty like Ikan Masak Lemak Tempoyak, Udang Sos Mentega and Ikan Lemak Asam Gelugur.



For fish dishes, Songket offers a variety of fishes that you can choose ranging from Ikan Siakap, Ikan Jenahak, Ikan Senangin, Ikan Bawal, Ikan Patin, Ikan Tongkol and Ikan Tenggiri. After choosing the type of fish, you can then select the style of your choice, which among others include the Masak Lemak Cili Api Dengan Mangga Muda, Masam Manis, Kukus Mangga Muda, Asam Pedas, Goreng Sambal, Masak Tempoyak Utara, Masak Lemak Asam and Gulai Kari.My personal preference was the Ikan Lemak Asam Gelugur that was served that night.



Most of the dishes that was served that night in the buffet was Songket signature dishes which you can order ala-carte from the menu.



To eat together with these delicious dishes, you can opt for either the white rice, Nasi Minyak and Nasi Kerabu



As part of the buffet spread they have dessert like the Ketayap, Sago Pudding and etc.Songket Restaurant is truly a place to be for traditional Malay Food. 

To complement and able to cater to other tastebuds, Songket also offers Western Cuisine too.