KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 29 August 2018- Makan Kitchen, the signature all-day dining atDoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur is taking us on a journey filled withcuisines of diverse cultures. Makan Kitchen, touted as the true showcase ofMalaysian dining, is a gastronomic introduction to the versatility that is trulyMalaysiancuisine.
Malaysia not just amelting pot filled with historical monuments and stories but also known as aplace for culinary adventures. Viewed as the hub of culinary action, MakanKitchen is the heart of food. Keeping true to its "heritage dining village"theme, the new Makan Kitchen comes with a wide range of culture, flavour andtaste.
Venture into a NewRealm of Multicultural Cuisine
One of the manythings Makan Kitchen is known for is its wide range of culture when it comes tofood. Diners who enter Makan Kitchen are brought on a trip down memory lanewith signature Malaysian dishes and at the same time, introduced to newofferings.
Panning across all ofthe many Malaysian cultures, Makan Kitchen introduces and infuses the use of localinfluences such as the Malay, Chinese and Indian cuisines that are popularlyknown across Malaysia and to and foreign visitors. Beyond these local popular cultures,Makan Kitchen also highlights an array of authentic taste to Malaysia throughthe cultures of Kristang, Peranakan and Iban cuisines.
Come and journeythrough the culture of Kristang, a creole ethnic group of people of mixed Portuguese and Malaccan descentbased in Malaysia as well as Singapore. The Kristang culture fuses bothPortuguese and local flavors, inspired from local Malay, Chinese and Indianspices used to cook the ever popular dish CariDebal also known as Devil's Curry, a very spicy curry flavored withcandlenuts, galangal and vinegar.
Adventurethrough the Peranakan section at Makan Kitchen, madeup of people who are descenders of Chinese immigrants who came to the MalayArchipelago used to be known as British Malaya (now Malaysia and Singapore,where they are also referred to as Baba-Nyonya). The Peranakan cuisine came aboutthanks to the union of Chinese ingredients and distinct spices and cookingtechniques used by the Malay, Indonesian and Chinese community. A dish famouslyknown is Nyonya Laksa, a dish with the presence of coconut milk that adds adistinctive richness to it.
Explore the Ibanculture, a branch of Dayak(native people of Borneo). Most Ibans live in Sarawak, with a small portionbased in Sabah and some in West Malaysia. The traditional Iban food are usuallymeats, chicken, fish, vegetables and even rice cooked together with spices andare all put together into a bamboo stem, then directly placed over an open fireto be cooked. Called "Pansuh", whichtranslates to food, cooked in a bamboo stem this dish is a must have and tastesoh so heavenly.
With thediversity of different cultures coming together in one place, Makan Kitchenoffers an exquisite celebration of local favorites not to be missed. Savortantalizing signature dishes while enjoying a breathtaking view of the PetronasTwin Towers when visiting Makan Kitchen.
Come and try thenew signature dishes, which is a reflection of what it means to have a trueMalaysian dining experience, featuring traditional favorites like Laksa Johor withtuna infusing the traditional with modern and fresh ingredients, Laksa Sarawakwith live yabbies', to even local desserts like apam balik with three choicesof filling; traditional, nestum and milo, to choices of seafood such as Seafoodin XO Broth, Fish head curry, Seafood Congee, Steamed Seafood with Nyonya Sauceand Salmon Umai.
Other signaturedishes includes, Lala Mee Suah, Cantonese Seafood Yee Mee, Penang White CurryNoodles for noodle lovers, Beef Kut Teh, a traditional twist on a Chinese soupcommonly found on the streets of Malaysia and an ever famous Malay dish, BeefRendang prepared with premium beef short ribs. Try the variety of local drinkslike Teh Tarik Pandan, Kopi O, Sirap, Milo and Longgan and a must have are thedesserts made with the king of fruits the durian; Durian Swiss Roll, DurianPuff Pastry and Durian Tart.
Makan Kitchentruly displays the meaning of Malaysian Dining.
Spearheading theKitchen is Executive Chef Eric Siew, who has been with the team since thepre-opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur. With over 15 years of culinaryexperience under his belt, Chef Eric Siew has been remarkable in providingexcellence in food preparation.
With theadditions of signature dishes from and around local Malaysian culture, MakanKitchen at DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur truly highlights the versatilityof the Malaysian cuisine. It is time to take a journey back to the roots ofMalaysian Cuisine at Makan Kitchen.
Makan Kitchen isopen for breakfast from 6:00AM to 11:00PM with lunch served from 12:00Noon --2:30PM (Mondays -- Fridays), Hi-Tea from 12:00Noon -- 4:30PM (Saturdays andSundays), and dinner served from 6:30PM -- 10:30PM.
Prices for lunchand dinner is as follows:
Lunch : RM79 per person
Hi-Tea : RM91 per person
Dinner : RM135 per person
To make areservation or for further queries, please call +603 2172 7272 oremail KULDT_FBReservations@hilton.com.
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