Ayubowan! (Long life in Sri Lanka greeting) Berjaya Times Square Hotel (BTSH) this time brings you guys a fine taste of Sri Lankan cuisine for the whole month of April 2018 at its Big Apple Restaurant. This was my first time tasting Sri Lankan food which perhaps impossible to make it if I did not travel to that country. Situated in the middle of trading routes for sea farers in the ancient times as well as contact with foreign traders who brought new food items, cultural influences from neighbouring countries have helped shape Sri Lankan cuisine. Influences from India, Indonesia and Dutch are most evident in shaping the taste and ingredients of their dish.
One of the most common yet specialty in Sri Lankan cuisine are the crabs. Deemed as one of the finest dishes among Sri Lankan cuisine line-up, these Sri Lankan crabs will be the highlight of the month-long food promotion in BTSH. The hotel purposely fly in 2 distinguished chefs from Berjaya Hotel Colombo to perform and prepare authentic Sri Lankan cuisine throughout the promotion in serving the best.
We also saw Sri Lankan High Commissioner A.J.M Muzammil graced the event with his presence.
|Fish Ambul Thiyal with Gravy (Sri Lankan Sour Fish Curry)|
|Chicken Kalupol Curry (Black Spices and Roasted Coconut Chicken Curry)|
|Beans Dry Curry (flavoured with onion, peppers, coriander)|
|Prawns Mellum (Authentic Prawn Curry)|
|Brinjal Moju (Pickled Eggplant)|
|Dhal Curry(Lentil and Sri Lankan spices in coconut milk curry)|
|Potato Tempered (tender and succulent potato dish)|
|Sri Lankan Kerabu Salad|
At the night of media preview, we were served with Pol Sambol (shredded coconut sambal), Seeni Sambol (spicy caramelized onion relish), Lunu Miris (Hot and Sour sambal paste), Gotukola Sambol (Sri Lankan Kerabu salad), Thebu Cola Sambol (Costus Speciosus), Mukunuwenna Mallum (Herbs Sri Lankan salad), Fish Ambul Thiyal with Gravy, Prawn Mellum, Chicken Kalupol Curry, Brinjal Moju, a selection of Deep Blue Seafood on ice display, such as King crab claw, pranws, crabstick, mussles, tuna and smoked salmon.
Some selections of dessert such as Curd & Tracle (buffalo milk yogurt with palm sugar), laddu and kesari were seen to tempt us as well.
During Sri Lankan Seafood Festival, guest will have the opportunity to experience Sri Lankan tea, from Sri Lankan family tea company Dilmah. Garden fresh, unblended tea is a hallmark of Dilmah and offers a unique taste of unblended Ceylon Tea.
There will also be extragavanza offer on 2 April 2018 for the first 38 guest at RM38 nett per person while 39th- 58th guest price at RM58 nett per person.
The Sri Lankan Food Festival will be available throughout 2 April- 30 April 2018 at Big Apple Restaurant, Level 14 at 12pm - 2.30pm (weekday lunch), 12.30pm-4pm (weekend Hi-Tea), 6.30pm - 10.30pm (daily dinner) and will be priced at RM98 (per adult), RM61 (per senior citizen) & RM41 (per child). You will also be entitled to every 3 full paying adults, 1 dines for free while Maybank credit card holders will be entitled to a 30% discount for full paying adults. For patrons spend a min RM88 in a single receipt during the promotion period will be entitled a lucky draw. Stand a chance to win a holiday inclusive return air tickets to Sri Lanka, sponsored by Sri Lankan Airlines and 4 days 3 Nights hotel stay, courtesy of Berjaya Hotel Colombo.
To make a reservation, please call Big Apple Restaurant @ 03-21178000 (ext. 8133) or log onto www.berjayahotel.com
*prices are quoted net RM inclusive of 6% GST.