Friday, 12 October 2012

Peruvian Buffet, Ritz Carlton, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Peruvian buffet, Ritz Carlton, Peru Embassy Malaysia, fine dining, Latin American food
Causa
Peruvian buffet, Ritz Carlton, Peru Embassy Malaysia, fine dining, Latin American food
Papas a la Huacaina
Peruvian buffet, Ritz Carlton, Peru Embassy Malaysia, fine dining, Latin American food
Ceviche
Peruvian buffet, Ritz Carlton, Peru Embassy Malaysia, fine dining, Latin American food
Mussels
Peruvian buffet, Ritz Carlton, Peru Embassy Malaysia, fine dining, Latin American food
Cherimoya Dessert
Peruvian buffet, Ritz Carlton, Peru Embassy Malaysia, fine dining, Latin American food
Ran Fanote
Peruvian buffet, Ritz Carlton, Peru Embassy Malaysia, fine dining, Latin American food
Torta de Tres Leches

Peruvian Buffet at the Ritz Carlton, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Cancel all of your dinner plans for the next five days and make a reservation for the Peruvian buffet at the Ritz!

Peruvian buffet, Ritz Carlton, Peru Embassy Malaysia, fine dining, Latin American foodPeruvian gastronomy is known amongst South Americans as lo mejor (the best). Of course, each Latin countryman is proud of their national cuisine, but there seems to be a general consensus, that when it comes to delectable dishes, the Peruvians are leading the pack.

Combining a wide mix of cultures and a vast range of terrain producing incredibly diverse ingredients, the cuisine from this region is nothing less than a foodie’s dream. From the Andes to the Pacific, the extensive diversity of quality produce has led to a seemingly innumerable collection of plates that are uniquely Peruvian.

Peruvian buffet, Ritz Carlton, Peru Embassy Malaysia, fine dining, Latin American food
Starter
Three chefs from the J.W. Marriot, Peru and 100s of kilos of ingredients (mostly potatoes, seafood and spices) have arrived to Malaysian shores ready to introduce their culinary treasures to KLites. Even after our second night of dining here, we remained impressed with the most comprehensive themed buffet I’ve seen in the city. We were amazed to see the entire spread (not just a section) filled with exclusively Peruvian food.

A long time fan of food from this region, I have for many years missed the home made dishes of my darling friend Rosa Maria – the Peruvian wonder woman who first introduced me to scrumptious Peruvian plates from her kitchen (and a whole lot of other wisdom that came as a compulsory side dish with each serve).

Peruvian buffet, Ritz Carlton, Peru Embassy Malaysia, fine dining, Latin American food
Conchas
Without naming every single item on the buffet, the picks I believe you must get on your plate are: Causa (yellow mashed potato topped with crab tuna or chicken salad, lime and chili); Papas a la Huacaina (boiled potatoes topped with a creamy chili sauce); Ceviche (no less than five varieties of fish marinated in lime juice producing a magnificently succulent tang of slurpy addiction); Seafood Soup; Suspiro Limeño (Lima Whisper - traditional pudding made with condensed and evaporated milks); Ran Fañote (cream cheese, topped with lime zest, nuts, apricots, grated coconut, toasted bread and drenched in sticky honey) and; any of the desserts containing cherimoya (a fruit commonly used in Peruvian food).

It would be hard to imagine a Peruvian feast without the national cocktail, Pisco Sour. Fortunately there’s no need to as the buffet comes with two per diner.

Peruvian buffet, Ritz Carlton, Peru Embassy Malaysia, fine dining, Latin American food
Peruvian Dessert
The spread is only running for six days and the menu will change nightly so you can come every day and taste something new. The buffet is open from 7:30pm daily but will only run until Tuesday October 16th, so be advised to get in early as you will want to return. Priced at RM180++ per person some of you might gasp at the numbers. The reality though, is that three chefs and a mountain of ingredients have been transported across oceans from the other side of the world and, well, it is at the Ritz. Compared to a plane ticket, it’s a good deal.

Peruvian buffet, Ritz Carlton, Peru Embassy Malaysia, fine dining, Latin American food
Pisco Sour
Reason to visit:  a rare chance to dine on authentic Peruvian food in KL prepared by three top chefs and ingredients all the way from Peru.

Cesar’s
Level One
Ritz Carlton, Kuala Lumpur
168 Jalan Imbi
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
+6 03 2142 8000
ritzkl@ritzcarlton.com.my

19 comments:

  1. Every picture, in my mind "oh" ! Peruvian buffet at the Ritz ... I'd say "picturelicious" (if there is such a word)

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    1. I like that new vocab. :-) Hope you get to try the buffet WCW.

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  2. After seeing all these food pics, I'm so excited about our Peru trip now! :D

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    1. You're off to Peru! Email me! I have lots of tips. One of the BEST travel spots in the world.

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  3. A fab write up.. food was indeed awesome! I wanna go again!

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    1. That was my second night running. I swear if I could squeeze it in I would be there every night until it closes. :-)

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  4. I spied my favorite... Ceviche!!! drooling.....so early this morning... :P

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    1. And... you're going to love this! - at least 5 different types!

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  5. i'm salivating like a rabid dog over your luscious photos! and i think i'd go barking mad if i don't get another opportunity to taste the ceviches here! :D

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    1. What a choice of ceviches right! No less than 5! Oceanic heaven. :-)

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  6. I've never had Peruvian cuisine b4, Amazing!

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    1. Slee, don't miss this chance. It will save you a trip to Peru!

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  7. "I'm not going to write up this one, I'm just going to enjoy myself" one tall, attractive woman told me on Wednesday night....I knew you wouldn't be able to resist blogging! I couldn't look too long at your pictures as I started drooling on the keyboard...such a fun evening and such great food!

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    1. Ha! I did stick to my word regarding Wednesday's opening. I returned Thursday for the write up! What an excuse to get to eat that yummy spread twice :-)

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  8. Hey, what's Causa? Like Slee, I've never tasted Peruvian cuisine. Cool!

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    1. Causa is the most deliciously yummy meal made with simple ingredients - yellow mashed potato is layered with a salad of tuna, chicken or crab with lots of lime juice and chili that gives it flavour but not heat. Addictive. :-)

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  9. The peruvian cusine is really delicious.. you have to try it and you'll see.
    :P

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    1. I agree. Peruvian food is one of the world's treasures - everyone should have the chance to try it at least once. :-)

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