Ramadan 2015: Vasco's @ Hilton Kuala Lumpur

A visit to Vasco's this Ramadan is akin to having all the yummy Pasar Ramadan under one roof and in a comfortable set up. Savour a selection of over 150 mouth watering dishes from regular Ramadan comfort foods to Chinese, Indian, Japanese and Western options.

I personally like the Ramadan ambiance at Vasco's. The traditional bazaar Ramadan stalls and candle-lit lanterns gets better with the lovely aromas of the fresh food and a view of the skies as it turns dark. Yes! Book your seats early and enjoy your buka puasa feast with sunset! Get your phones ready because a table by the window also gives you a good time lapse video of passing traffic especially when its darker.

Warm ambiance with yellow bulbs, lanterns and traditional roofs!
Dinner for 2

The traditional Malay dishes are amazing. Helmed by Chef Faizal, traditional favourites include Hati ayam goreng bebawang, serunding ayam dan daging (Sauteed chicken liver with onion, dried chicken and beef floss), Ayam masak merah Bentayan (Braised chicken in coconut gravy), Daging Phadprik (Beef with lemongrass and kaffir leaves), Telur itik masak lemak dan cili api (Braised duck egg in tumeric coconut gravy), Sotong masak lada hitam (Black pepper squid) and Ikan sembilang masak lemak tempoyak (Simmered catfish in fermented durian coconut gravy).
Ol skool style of pots filled with traditional local favourites that will have you taking extra portions of rice to savour the delicious gravies.
Telur itik masak lemak dan cili api
Assortment of kerabu and ulam. Absolutely glad to see them serve petai with its skin on too!
Options and more delicious options!

My personal favourite is the nasi briyani and roast lamb. Succulent baby lamb marinated and slow cooked. You may not want to stop on the first serving but do leave room for the other items on the buffet!

Nasi beriani
Roast lamb

And if you fancy something freshly local delicacies including Ikan dan sotong goreng tepung (battered fried fish and squid) or even a dish of asam pedas Melaka (take your pick of meat or fish and have it cooked in a chili tamarind broth).

The Japanese and fresh seafood section may not be large but it is sufficient and good. Fresh cuts of sashimi, sushi and of course plenty of shellfish as well. Must confess that I took quite a few servings of these in between the local favourites.
Fresh raw goodness
No one stopped at the first serving. Many returned for more shell fish and the thick cut salmon and tuna.

Its always good to breakfast with something soupy. The soup menu rotates and on my visit it was chicken soup. Hearty, tasty and gets even better with a squeeze of lime. In fact, this is one of the better sup ayam I have had!

There are a few live stations for those who love piping hot food prepared before them. Fresh Indian breads, steamy yong tau foo or even a good hearty pasta. Of course this being a buffet, go ahead and enjoy your meal. Pick a little from here and there to create a pretty platter for your buka puasa meal.
A pretty plate from a few stations. Can you guess which stations are these?
Kebabs were great on its own or with breads.
My plate of extra spicy aglio olio cooked upon request. I hear the carbonara is pretty popular too!

Always leave room for dessert! Take your pick of fruits, pastries and cakes or even traditional favourites such as appam balik and ais krim potong. And if the tummy needs help to settle down after a feast, there's coffee, tea or even Malaysian all time favourite teh tarik.
Delicious local desserts
Crispy appam balik
Lots of local fruits including these delicious mangosteens. BTW, do you know that mangosteens tell no lies?
Berries, watermelon, jackfruit and guava.
Delicious dodol to kick start the meal or end the meal...its all a matter of preference. I like them after a meal.

Adding to the whole kampung and festive mood, diners will dine to melodious tunes from a Ghazal group. The musicians are amazingly talented and friendly too...just like all the chefs as well. So give them a smile to thank them for cooking and serenading you. Snap a picture or 2 if you fancy!
Chef at work!
Ghazal musician and some of the friendly waiters waiting to usher guests to their tables.
Happy chefs at Vasco's who whipped out delicious fares day after day.

This delicious Ramadan feast runs till 16 July 2015. Priced at RM184 nett per person with the following discounts:
• 20% discounts 12-18 July 201
• Weekend Deal (Saturday and Sunday) 20% Off  Hilton Premium Club members and CIMB credit cardholders
• 15% off MaybankCardmembers
• Purchase of 50 or more Vasco’s Buffet Vouchers will be entitled to a 20% discount.

Vasco's @ Hilton Kuala Lumpur
3, Jalan Stesen Sentral
50470 Kuala Lumpur
T: +603 2264 2596

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