A Journey of Heritage with the “Kampong Boys” @ InterContinental Kuala Lumpur

This holy month of June, InterContinental Kuala Lumpur hotel’s all-day dining restaurant Serena Brasserie presents A Journey of Heritage: With the Celebrated “Kampong Boys”, beginning 6 June to 5 July 2016. 

Our family was invited by the good people of InterContinental Kuala Lumpur to preview their Buka Puasa buffet spread. 

Celebrated “Kampong Boys” dressing down to the theme, setting the ambiance for a lovely kampung feel. 

Executive sous chef, Abdul Razak with his signature Laksa Johor; rich and flavourful as opposed to the sour savour of customary laksa variations. 

Malay chef, Yusma Yahaya presents udang masak lemak cili padi with pineapples; a dish with strong remembrance to his Negeri Sembilan origins. Mild sweetness with rich coconut fragrance, a right fit for those with a palate for fresh, piquant herbs. 

Banquet chef, Yusof Salamat’s Asam Pedas Daging Tetel is a spin-off to the customary asam pedas cuisine which utilises the fish. This classic dish, bursting with the fragrance of chilli, shallot, lemongrass, tamarind juice and ginger flower is a great twist with its addition of the beef, comprising a thick gravy savour not to be missed. 

Chef de cuisine, Suhalmi Tasir’s Nasi Minyak Rendang Tok carries fond memories of his childhood conquests. Slightly sweet and full of spice, the scrumptious cuisine is reflected upon Chef Suhalmi as a heart-warming “get-together” dish.

Executive Pastry Chef, Chan Eng Hua’s Apam Balik carries nostalgic memories of lively kuih baking days, whereby the family will continuously help out, from assembling the ingredients, to beating batters, with whiffs of fresh bakes lingering in the air.

Besides these celebrated “Kampong Boys” signature dishes, we were also treated to an array of traditional fares. 

This traditional salad selections kept me busy that evening. It was presented beautifully on our table and I can’t stop myself from eating the ulams with sambal belacan. 

Lemang made of black and white glutinous rice, ketupat and ketupat palas served with serunding and kuah kacang is simply satisfying.

If those are not enough, they also serve ketupat sotong. 

Sotong stuffed with glutinous rice makes a very rich and filling dish. 

A classic Cantonese dish, prawns fried in delicious savoury sauce. 

Sayur buncis goreng telur will definitely remind you of home :)

Spicy, sweet and incredibly delicious kung po chicken. 

Local delicacies such as seri muka pandan, onde onde, dodol, baulu and lots more.

Fancy having tapai pulut and tapai ubi? I look forward to buka puasa bazaars for these!

Last but not least, the highlight of the my day. My favourite part of dinner is here:

DURIANS! All you can eat durians!

All You Can Eat Durian

Look who is stuffing his face with durians too! *following his mummy’s footsteps* emo31-3

Priced at RM148 nett per adult and RM78 nett per child (6 to 12 years old) from 6 to 12 June and 1 to 5 July, and RM178 nett per adult and RM98 nett per child from 13 June to 30 July.

For reservations, please call 03-27826228 or email

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    Forget about the rest of the food, just give me the durians! :D Yay, Ayden likes to eat durians!


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    Oooooo…lovely theme! I wish I could go too – I most certainly would enjoy all those local and kampung delights – my kind of cuisines plus all the kuehs and durians for dessert.

    Personally, I do feel we have the best…our very own, right here in Malaysia.


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    So fast Ramadan is coming and all the food here looks so good ! It’s been ages since I last went for a Ramadan buffet!


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    Time flies. Ramadan is coming. Thought just yesterday it was Hari Raya. Haha.

    I like the staff and chef wore those white shirts. Very traditional and lay-back. Durians! Your boys love durians huh? Make sure they drink enough water. Very heaty.


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