KK Blogger's Gathering at Tanjung Ria Cafe, Hyatt Regency

Tanjung Ria Cafe, Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
Jalan Datuk Salleh Sulong
88991 Kota Kinabalu
Sabah, Malaysia
Theme: Ramadan Berbuka Puasa Buffet (Malay Cuisine)
Tel: 088-221234
Time: 6:30pm-9:30pm
Website:kinabalu.regency.hyatt.com
Ratings:
Food: 4.5/5
Services: 4/5
Cleanliness: 4/5
Visit reviewed: 23/08/2010
Special Invitation from Dinoza from http://dinoza2.blogspot.com/ or http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=27831947018 (Sabah Blogger Groups) and Ms.Tina Goh (Hyatt Marketing Communication Manager) to Ramadan Buffet for food tasting. Thank you very much for this sumptuous dinner and nice meeting both of you, also nice meeting Ah Bing from http://www.ahbing.com/ and John from http://www.ravejoint.com/. Catch up again in future!
From left: John, Ah Bing, Dinoza, Ms.Tina and me
Chefs in action
Theme of the buffet "Malay Cuisine", let me introduce you the chef incharge Chef De Cuisine Tarapin Osip, Sous Chef De Cuisine Ismail Saidin and Executive Chef Tunku Farazil, for Ramadan, the team of chefs have really put their effort on making a perfect Ramadan berbuka puasa food for us.
Before you even reach Tanjung Ria Cafe, you already can smell the tempting aroma of cooking. I think is good to check out their buffet again on weekday and on my 2nd occasion I will know how's their food quality control. Guess what? Everything tasted and look as good as it has to be, for tonight, I'd just pick and choose a few dishes that I like for food tasting, still feeling fulled from last night buffet feasting.
Well, where should I start from now?
As we were here early today, it allowed us more time to take photos of the buffet spreads
I'm a big fan of Northern Indian food, if you're too then you must try their chicken tikka, naan and dhall here. Chef Gobin was brought in from Uttar Pradesh, Northern India 3 years ago, if you still remember they were promoting Northern Indian food at Hyatt but wasn't successful cause Sabahan or shall we say Malaysian prefer Southern Indian food more, e.g. Mamak food which the dhall are watery and hot compare to Northern Indian thick texture dhall, heavy on flavor or spices, less chili pipping hot and using more milk products for cooking, popular for their buttery dishes.
Chef in action, cooking Chickend Tikka
Chicken tikka (white) less spices flavor
Chicken Tikka (Red) more spices flavor, I'll pick this one
Grilled Fish and condiments to go with it!
 Murtabak in the making
Freshly Fried Mee Goreng
 Sorry, I just love burger too much, must keep on highlighting this, must try! I miss Chili's burger
One for me, one for you....and
Beef Noodle Soup
Traditional Malay Dishes
Daging Masak Hitam (Beef in Dark Soy Sauce)
Ayam Masak Kurma (Chicken in Spices)
Vegetable cooked in Coconut Milk
Stir-Fried Mixed Vegetables
Fish Head Curry...yummm, my favourite
Balado Eggs
Indian Cuisine - Dhall
Mixed Vegetables
Oxtail Pedas
Hmmm don't remember the dish name, sorry
Nasi Briyani
Delicious Chicken and seafood filling dim sum from Hyatt Chinese Restaurant...hot..hot...good..good!
Salads Bar
Ulam-Ulam
Dipping for Ulam
Keropok and Pickles
Rojak
TeoChew Porridge
 Satays: Chicken and beef
Rendang Chicken
Lemang (Grilled Glutinous rice)
Sotong kangkung
Fried Prawn
Fried Crab
Fried Fish
Fried Chicken
Fried Lung
Condiments to go with the above
I guess I'm lacked of iron, keep craving for red meat
Roasted beef, come back 30 mins later for 2nd round only few cutted pieces left, so you know I'm right, it was good!
Roasted Lamb, same goes with the lamb, 30 mins later almost nothing left. A guy in front of me so generous, he share some with me, well if you ever read my blog i want to say "Thank you" for being sso gentlement.
Chicken Rice
Roasted Chicken and Duck
Chinese Cuisine
Tofu with minced chicken meat
Stir-fried Vegetable
Western food corner: Cream of Potato
Breads, crakers and cheese
Lamb with mustard sauce
Roast Mix Potato
Steamed Vegetable
Pasta with Tuna and Basil Sauce
Grilled Tomatoes
 Drinks: Sarsi, Rose Syrup with selasih, Apple Juice and Milo
Lemon tea, Bandung and Sour plum juice
Teh Tarik
ABC
Ice creams
Freshly Fried Fritter for dessert

Or opts. for something more healthy for dessert
Steamed Banana, Sweet Potatoes and Yam
Crepe and Apam Balik also available
Choices of Sweet Dessert Soup
Pengat Durian, local love this one, acquired taste for foreigner
Bubur Pulut Hitam
Bubur Kacang Hijau
Bubur Cha Cha
 Chocolate Fountain/Fonde
Desserts
If you eat a lot of meat, better have some papaya cause it has the enzyme to helps break down protein.
Ok, time for me to eat my meal
I still pick roast beef and lamb tonight, feeling I'm lack of iron or maybe I just love it

Fuh! Ok, I'm done with it. Hope you enjoy going through all this photos, it takes me 3 hours to get it done!
Wish Everyone Selamat Berbuka Puasa!


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http://www.ahbing.com/ramadan-buffet-at-tanjung-ria-cafe-hyatt-regency-hotel-kota-kinabalu/

Comments

Wow .... you got your post up so quickly! looking at the pictures you took, i think i regret not being able to try everything ... should plan the next outing soon =)
Angeline said…
Hey John, is nice to meet you! Ya! You should have try everything, I ate there a day earlier, so I've tried most of the food, this time I just pick what I think tasted the best and of course food I love ;-)
maslight said…
Oh gawd, the amount of fewd there is not farnie. I dun think I can consume that much of a fewd XD

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