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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 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.
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).
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.
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.
Ritz Carlton, Kuala Lumpur
168 Jalan Imbi
55100 Kuala Lumpur
+6 03 2142 8000