Monthly Archives: June 2015

Buka Puasa at In Colonial Restaurant, The Intermark

Fancy something else than a buffet for buka puasa? Team E.T.A knows a place that offers proper homey food that will be such a comfort to the tummy this Ramadan.

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One could easily mistake the restaurant for serving Western food, but don’t let the appearance fool you. In Colonial is actually a restaurant specialized in serving Chinese food.

They have a few set meals that you can chppse from but here’s sharing what we managed to try during their Ramadan media preview:

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A platter of appetizer: Swiss Spring Rolls, Shrimp Ravioli, Mango Prawn Rolls, Noodlefish with Salt and Chilli and last but not least, Beef and Chicken Skewers.

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Here’s some of the chef recommended dishes that we manage to try that day: In Colonial Black Pepper Rib Eye Cubes, Steamed Sea Garoupa in Lemon Juice, Admiral Butter Tiger Prawns, Padprik Veggies, Claypot Oysters and Seafood, and last but not least, Golden Brown Minced Garlic Scallops.

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In Colonial Black Pepper Rib Eye Cubes. Well seasoned with pepper, this will warm up your body in a jiffy.

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Steamed Sea Garoupa in Lemon Juice is rather refreshing and the fish have no fishy smell whatsoever. Quite a pleasant dish to have on it’s own or pair it with rice.

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Admiral Butter Tiger Prawns. Succulent, fresh prawns with oceanic flavours still intact. Perfectly flavoured and not overly done that it drowns the naturally flavours.

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Padprik Vege. Nothing to complain and nothing to shout about. We think that the dish is rather ordinary.

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Claypot Oysters and Seafood was sensational. Everyone at the table seems to love this dish.

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Golden Brown Minced Garlic Scallops is another favourite that night. The scallops was fresh and well-seasoned.

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We had these to wash our food with. Some fancy fruit juices.

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We ended our meal with this, herbal jelly with honey.

Overall, the meal satiated our appetite and for the coming Ramadan 2015, In Colonial Restaurant is offering sets similar to what we had for RM80 per pax. Quite a good deal for such satisfying meal.

For bookings and enquiries:

In Colonial Restaurant
Address: Ground Floor, The Intermark, 
Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur
Telephone: 03-2856-9033
Opening Hours: Daily, 10am-11pm.

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Malaysian Flavours Ramadan Buffet 2015 at TEMPTationS Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel

After a long day of fasting during the month of Ramadan which starts from 18 June to 16 July 2015 and in keeping the spirit of “silat-ur-rahim”, bond with family and friends at TEMPTationS Restaruant over a sumptuous feast of more than 100 Malaysian favourite dishes plus typical traditional dishes normally enjoyed during the buka puasa.

The buffet is priced at RM135nett per person and half price for children from 6 to 12 years old. Early birds will also enjoy great savings as the buffet is priced at RM103nett per person from 18 to 22 June and 13 to 16 July.

The Buka Puasa Buffet spread at TEMPTationS is inspired to please every palate. From authentic local selection of “kerabu” and “sambal” to the various types of specially prepared rice such as Nasi minyak, Nasi tomato and Nasi bukhari to an array of “gulai”, and not forgetting the daily Roasted whole lamb with percik sauce.

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Roasted Whole Lamb with Percik Sauce

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Assorted Gulai and hot selection of local flavours to be discovered include Daging tulang rawan rendang pedas, Daging Palembang, Udang harimau masak lemak cili padi,

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To further tease your palate, check out the ‘live kitchen’ dishing out à la minute grilled seafood or juicy chicken and beef satays with its classic peanut sauce.

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The noodle station offers Laksa Johor, Laksa Penang, Laksa Kelantan or Nyonya Laksa.

Don’t forget to check out the Malaysian stall dishing out Rendang Minang, Gulai kawah or Rendang tok on a rotation basis. Meanwhile, there is also the Western, Chinese and Indian sections to dine on.

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Save the best for last! There is a sumptuous spread of Nyonya & Malay kuih such as Seri muka, Kuih kasui, Kuih lapis, Pulut panggang, Pulut inti, Kuih lompang, Kuih keria,  Kuih angku, Kuih bakar, Tepung gomak, Cucur badak and Wajik. There is also a selection of Malay cakes and snacks evocative of the festive spirit – Bahulu, Dodol, Kuih bangkit, Kuih ros, Murukku, Buah rotan, Rempeyek, Kuih kapit, Kek pisang, Kek lapis and Kek kurma.

Every evening, there will be two types of Malay bubur served from an array of Bubur jagung, Bubur pulut hitam, Bubur kacang merah, Pengat keladi, Pengat pisang, Bubur cha cha, Serawa durian, Serawa pulut nangka, Bubur kacang hijau with  durian and Bubur gandum.

Meanwhile, for those of you who will be in the city on 17 and 18 July, please  make way to TEMPTationS to delight in their Aidilfitri Long Lunch from 12.30pm to 4.00pm and priced at RM122nett per person.

Located in the East Wing – Lobby Level of the Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel, TEMPTationS’ Buka Puasa Buffet is available daily from 6.30pm to 10.30pm daily throughout the month of Ramadan.

For restaurant reservations and to discover more, please call 03 2716 9388 or email [email protected] We recommend that you book early to avoid disappointing your palate.

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Getting to Know the T.rex

It’s the Dino month in Petrosains and Team E.T.A were invited for a special screening of National Geographic Channel’s new two-hour special, T. Rex Autopsy at TGV Cinemas @ KLCC, Kuala Lumpur.

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At 14 metres long, nearly two metres wide and lying lifeless in a specially constructed biology lab, the world’s first full-size, anatomically complete recreation of a Tyrannosaurus rex awaits dissection.

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In National Geographic Channel’s new two-hour special, T. rex Autopsy, four intrepid scientists get to the heart (literally) of what made this fearsome creature tick.

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This once-in-a-lifetime experiment will offer viewers an unprecedented opportunity to explore questions such as whether or not T. rex had feathers; how it fed with tiny arms; whether it was primarily a hunter or scavenger; how it digested food; how old it lived to be; how it procreated; and whether it was warm-blooded like a mammal or cold-blooded like a reptile. With eyes the size of grapefruits, 30 centimetre-long teeth and a stomach big enough to digest a four-year-old child, the recreation of the T. rex is lifelike inside and out. Using cutting-edge special effects in collaboration with esteemed veterinary surgeons, anatomists and palaeontologists, T. rex Autopsy illuminates the latest research and findings about the Tyrannosaurus rex.

In their quest to document, x-ray and scan the T. rex, the experts must cope with unexpected surprises (such as the overwhelming smell manufactured for its innards) as they saw through bone, wade through blood and slice through muscle to determine how this 65-million-year-old beast may have lived – and died.

T. rex Autopsy headlines a colossal month of dinosaur programming on the National Geographic Channel that includes the premiere of Dino Death Match, T. rex: Ultimate Survivor, Bigger Than T. rex and the two-hour special Top Ten Biggest Beasts Ever which happens every Sunday, 10pm. The adventure continues on the weekdays with more Dino programs daily at 7pm on National Geographic Channel (ASTRO Channel 553).

T.Rex Autopsy is set to premiere on June 14 at 10.00pm, National Geographic Channel (ASTRO Channel 553).

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