Thursday, June 18, 2015

Restoran Dulu & Kini @ KLMUC - Wisma Sachdev (Jalan Raja Laut, Kuala Lumpur)

While Restoran Dulu & Kini is located in the heart at the Putra Campus in Wisma Sachdev and along Jalan Raja Laut as you turn right after Wisma Sime Darby, I as usual overlooked and drove further up. Then another drive back on the same street before arriving on time for the soft launch of the restaurant by Kuala Lumpur Metropolitan University College (KLMUC). Having begun its operation on the 1st June, Restoran Dulu & Kini is a joint venture between Malai Food Industries and Cosmopoint Group and is open to all students and the public.

The name of the restaurant takes after the ambiance of the restaurant, adorned with vintage photos of the city set amidst the present backdrop of today's Kuala Lumpur and will be manned thrice weekly by the students themselves. Gradually the students will get involved in its business operations once the restaurant is in full swing to coincide with the core essences of the "Real World Practice" that combines learning alongside with practical experiences.

Being a number one fan of Malay delicacies, I was definitely in for a real feast. Indeed it was like a walk down the memory lane. The traditional dishes such as the sambal belacan, spicy authentic dips, ubi kayu with sambal ikan tamban, pengat durian, sambal udang petai, asam pedas and kuih-muih/cakes are those I always drool over and wouldn't miss since I was young. Even until today, if possible, a dip of sambal belacan is a must for almost every meal.

These dishes will also be part of the Ramadhan buffet spread, commencing on the 18th July until the end of the fasting month. Currently the restaurant serves authentic Malay cuisine and for the ala cart menu prices start from as low as RM5 and RM48 nett per pax for the Ramadhan buffet and is open to the public from 6pm to 9.30pm.

During the launch, I had the chance to watch and learn how to make ambuyat - the national dish of Brunei. Ambuyat is sticky/glue-ish dish made from sago, twirled over the v-shaped wooden/bamboo stick and eaten by dipping into the various cacah/dips.

Meanwhile as I tucked into the delicious Ramadhan buffet spread by Chef Sabrin (Chef Bai), I exchanged greetings with the staff of the college and Chef Adu Amran, a London based Malaysian culinary expert, author, MasterChef Malaysia judge and an entrepreneur from Johor.

Indeed it was a pleasure to be present at the soft launch. Thank you very much for the invitation.

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  1. Ur pics are tempting me madly ....... :)

  2. Nava everytime you come up with such an amazing place with so many delicious dishes!! ;)

  3. Cool! I love this concept! If only they've got such training grounds for students during my time......

  4. The place looks clean and the food presentable. Tahanks for sharing these pics.

  5. The food here looks different yet yummy i loved the ambience of this place.. I hope u are doing much better healthwise.. Tk cr :)


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