come and indulge in all things lemongrass at Hilton hotels in Malaysia
LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 4 September 2018 - Lemongrass is a
wonderful and aromatic herb used in many Asian cuisines. Most people use it whole:
simply by slicing off the bottom of the stalk, peeling off any dried-out
layers, then bashing the woody top end with a rolling pin to soften and release
some of the aromatic oils. This amazing ingredient makes its debut as the hero
ingredient for the month of September across all Hilton hotels in Malaysia.
Lemongrass feature is a part of #EatDrinkHilton, Hilton's first nationwide
dining promotion in Malaysia, which underpins our commitment to delivering
exceptional experiences to our guests by serving some of the most amazing
cuisine in the country using locally sourced produce. From Kuala Lumpur to
Penang and Melaka to East Malaysia, each region has its own special style of
cooking, reflecting the rich and colorful Malaysian culture.
we welcome guests to appreciate the country's culinary heritage through our
chefs' creations that are inspired by traditional cooking and flavors.
* Chefs from all hotels operating under Hilton Hotels & Resorts,
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotels & Resorts and Hilton Garden Inn brands have
developed a variety of signature creations using the chosen produce, lemongrass.
Do not forget to visit all the participating hotels under the
Hilton brand in Malaysia from Hilton
Kuala Lumpur, Hilton Petaling Jaya, Hilton Kuching, Hilton Kota Kinabalu,
DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur, DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru, DoubleTree
by Hilton Melaka, DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang, and Hilton Garden Inn
Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman North.
Experience the aroma of Lemongrass
Hilton spares no expense in ensuring you
experience the wonders of lemongrass with all five senses.
- Touch - Regarded as the elementary sense, guests
can experience lemongrass with their tongue, teeth, palate and fingertips. As
consumers place greater emphasis on the food they eat, food texturisation is
seen as an area of opportunity for us to develop new, innovative textures in
the food we serve. It is also testament to how our chefs use their creativity
by incorporating the element of touch in their lemongrass creations.
- Sight -- It is said that one eats with one's eyes.
Sight is the most evolved of our senses and perhaps the most delightful. It is sight
that allows you to see color, which influences our idea of flavors. Our chefs choose the freshest of lemongrass stalks that are firm,
pale-green and bulbous at the base, bringing out the delicacy of each dish whether
used in teas, soups and curries or in meat, chicken and seafood dishes.
- Smell -- Smell acts in tandem with taste to
identify food flavors and helps us to appreciate the alluring flavors of food
The smell of lemongrass known to be relaxing, soothing and balancing has a light
and fresh lemony smell with earthy undertones. This September the lemongrass fragrance will waft throughout all Hilton
hotels in Malaysia as a distinctive marker. Our sense of smell also has an
immense bearing on our cravings.
- Hearing -- A relationship between the sense of
hearing and lemongrass may sound far-fetched. However, think of the sounds you
associate with when you take a cup of tea infused with lemongrass. The sound of
the bruising of lemongrass to release the essential oils while the stick falls into
the pot; the whistling of the kettle indicating the tea is ready; the sound of
tea being poured and of taking a sip of the delicious drink indicating domestic
harmony that lulls you in to a serene isle of tranquility.
- Taste -- This is the most appealing sense of all. Taste
comes mostly from smell, and what we call flavor is usually a combination of
taste, smell, temperature and texture of food. Did you know that lemongrass
has a flavor profile of its own? While it is citrusy with a lemon-flavor, it
tastes almost like a mix of lemon and lemon mint, which is light and does not
overpower other flavors in a dish. It adds a slightly sharp and tangy taste
without the bitterness of a lemon. Our chefs use lemongrass in traditional and
modern dishes as it has an elegantly subtle citrus flavor that complements
Lemongrass everywhere at Hilton
hotels in Malaysia
Read on to find out how lemongrass takes center
stage in all the Hilton hotels in Malaysia in September.
When you visit Hilton Kuala Lumpur Malaysia's upper upscale 5-star hotel, dine at
Vasco's the all-day dining restaurant and order the Grilled Chicken Lemongrass Skewers
and Sing Sang Patinfish Lemongrass Soup to get your fill on all things
lemongrass. Additionally, the chef's at Vasco use all Malaysian ingredients fresh
from the local farmers market.
Hilton Petaling Jaya, the iconic hotel in the
state of Selangor, will have seasonal produce highlighted in all its dining
outlets. Diners are spoilt for choice with an option of dining at Genji; Hilton
Petaling Jaya's notable Japanese restaurant where they can order the Teriyaki
Chicken Lemongrass Skewer. Alternatively, they could dine at Paya Serai, the
all-day dining outlet and order the ever-famous Thai Tom Yum Goong: a must for lovers
of spicy food. Did you know that serai translated to English is lemongrass?
Make Paya Serai the ideal location for hosting your social events this
Centrally located along Jalan Ampang at the Jalan
Tun Razak crossing, DoubleTree by Hilton
Kuala Lumpur will be ready to serve a variety of lemongrass-inspired
dishes. Makan Kitchen filled with cuisines of diverse cultures within Malaysia
will be serving Lemongrass Ice Cream and Lemongrass Swiss Rolls as part of its
dessert corner. Having a meeting or just a quick bite to eat? Order the
Lemongrass Coconut Tart, Ice Honey Lemon Serai or Green Tea with Lemongrass at
Staying at Hilton
Garden Inn Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman North located in Chow Kit known as the
historical commercial district in Kuala Lumpur? Head on over to Garden Grille for
a Lemongrass Mint Lime Spritzer after a day of walking around where you have visited
some of the local sites and monuments, or have the Grilled Salmon with Lemongrass
Sauce for lunch or dinner.
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang, the country's
first DoubleTree Resort invites you to their very own Makan Kitchen where you
can find spicy Thai style Tom Yum using all Malaysian sourced ingredients from
lemongrass, galangal, kaffir lime leaf and even fresh water prawns. Want to
quench that thirst after all that spice? Try the Lychee and Lemongrass Smash or
the Lemon Peaches. You will not be disappointed.
Staying at DoubleTree
by Hilton Melaka with stunning views of the Straits of Melaka? Those who
are looking for a little kick in their drinks while watching the sunset should try
the Lemongrass Cucumber Cocktail made with gin, cucumber, and lemongrass and
sugar syrup. After having your drink head on over to Makan Kitchen and order
some of the Combo Set Lunches:
- Lemongrass Black Squid "Cili Padi" -- a spicy
sautéed squid dish with blended lemongrass and spices, squid ink and bird eye
- Lemongrass Giant Squid Fried Rice -- with chicken,
shrimp, and shredded lemongrass crisps with juicy crispy battered squid
- Aromatic Lemongrass Portuguese Baked Fish -- a
baked sustainable fish (sourced locally) fillet with lemongrass paste,
turmeric, chilies and lime infused
DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru, located in the most Southern part of Malaysia, offers diners a variety
of different items from the menu. At Tosca, one should have the Salmon Tortelli
in Lemongrass Soy Butter Cream Sauce or Baked Lemongrass Chicken with Poached
Pear and Walnut Salad. At Makan Kitchen, be sure to try the Thai Prawn
Lemongrass Salad, Ayam Masak Serai ala Ungkep, Stir Fried Prawn with Basil,
Chili & Lemon Grass, an Indian dish called Masala Tawa Machi; Lemongrass
marinated fried fish. Do not miss the Passion Fruit Lemongrass Éclair from Food
Staying at Hilton
Kota Kinabalu? The team believes in a good start to the day, which is why a
rushed breakfast is unheard of. You can enjoy a buffet breakfast of wholesome,
good quality food, which will give you a nutritious boost, to enjoy your day
outdoors with the right amount of energy. Accompany your cup of tea or coffee
with the Lemongrass and Pandan Leaf infused Water using lemongrass and leaves
from Kundasang, foothills of mount Kinabalu.
Deciding on something to indulge during teatime
then head on over to Zest Café and order the White Chocolate Lemongrass Ganache
on Lime Infused Fudge Cake the ingredients used are sourced locally. Dark and
white chocolate from Tawau, coffee beans from Tenom, East coast of Sabah and
the hero ingredient the lemongrass and lime from Kundasang.
Hilton Kuching, the Central Kuching hotel on
the beautiful waterfront, will be serving the Lemongrass Brulee: a dish best
eaten chilled made of Vanilla Ice Cream, caramelized with organic palm sugar. Dine
at Toh Yuen the Oriental oasis known for an eclectic mix of Sarawak-inspired
Cantonese flavors, order the Lemongrass and Hoisin Baked Chicken using all
locally made or produced ingredients. For steak aficionados, the award-wining Steakhouse
will be preparing the Pan Fried Seabass Fillet with Lemongrass Cream Sauce.
order our one-month only special, be sure to take a photo and upload it to your
Facebook and Instagram. Tag us in your photos and hashtag #EatDrinkHilton and
#Lemongrass. Look out for what is coming up in the month of October: it is all
about Tamarind. Stay tuned!
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