CHECK IT OUT: Makanan Lazat at the Diamond Hotel, Manila
Discover what makes Malaysian food unique.
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(SPOT.ph) It's incredibly easy to get confused when faced with a selection of Southeast Asian food. The flavor profiles feel similar; the ingredients are generally the same. So what makes one kind of Southeast Asian cuisine different from the other?
Corniche hopes to help us make this distinction with Makanan Lazat, a festival of food from Malaysia. Prepared by Chef Cheong Yan See, the culinary head of Enderun Colleges, the dishes reflect his version of Malaysian cuisine. From September 5 to 16, 2012, guests can discover what makes Malaysian food unique vis-à-vis other Asian cuisines at the Corniche Lunch and Dinner Buffet (P1,600 nett per person, P1888 for freeflowing tropical drinks).
Dishes not to miss include the Satay Ayam, or Chicken Satay; the moist chicken is perfectly seasoned and grilled, and tastes heavenly with the sweet peanut sauce. The Beef Satay is also a winner: the softness of the meat brings out the seasoning, and the peanut sauce just gives the dish the perfect kick of sweetness. There is also Chef Yan See's specialty Curry Laksa; the soup is perfectly fragrant and has that distinctly Asian sweet/sour flavor. Just make sure you have a glass of Teh Tarik, or Malaysian milk tea nearby! If you're looking for something a little bit sweeter, there's the Mangga Dan Sago Gulameka, a sweet pudding matched with mangoes and a coco caramel sauce. Assorted rice cakes from Malaysia, called Serbernika kuih muih, are also featured at the dessert station.
Photos courtesy of Corniche