Food Review – Ramadan Buffet @ Dorsett Grand Subang & Arthur Guinness Projects Award Ceremony
Food Review – Ramadan Buffet @ Dorsett Grand Subang
[Ramadan Buffet Special]
MHB’s Angelica Tan (pictured above with the gleeful or is it greedy face and I visited the Dorsett Grand Subang for the preview of their special menus for the upcoming month of Ramadan. This year, Dorsett Grand Subang will be having three special promotions this Ramadan month with the Ramadan International Cuisine buffet at Terazza Brasserie, Warna Warni Ramadhan at Melati, and special Buka Puasa sets at the hotel’s Chinese restaurant – The Emperor.
Now we were given only a preview hence the limited photos in this post but do expect over 80 varieties of delicacies both local and international Muslim cuisine will be served to patrons with daily menu rotations at both TERAZZA and Melati.
Ramadhan International Cuisine @ TERAZZA
Start off your meal with the massive Gearbox Soup, then try the wide range of appetizers such as Kerabu Mangga, Kerabu Daging Ala Thai, Jeruk Betik, Jeruk Mangga and ulam-ulaman with sambal belacan dip.
For the main course, there are local and western favourites such as Briyani Gam, Fried Mee Hoon Siam, Rendang Ayam Kampung, Rusuk Kambing Vindalo, Roasted Beef with Mushroom Sauce, Chili Crab and many more. There will also be ten live stalls with different cuisines and styles such as the Noodle Stall, Japanese Stall, Pasta, Chicken Rice, Roasted Lamb with Lebanese Rice, Penang Char Kway Teow, Roti John and Dessert Special.
For desserts, there is the Bread Pudding, Badak Berendam, Onde-onde, Bubur Pulut Hitam, Penget Keledek and assorted Fruit Jellies, then wash down your meal with the Kopi Kart drinks.
Guests will also stand a chance to win special prizes in the daily lucky draw.
This buffet runs daily throughout Ramadan from 6.00pm to 9.30pm and is priced at RM120++ per person, while senior citizens and children ages 6 to 12 years enjoy a 50% discount.
For reservations at Ramadhan International Cuisine @ Terazza Brassiere, call 03-5031 6060 ext 1912.
Warna Warni Ramadhan @ MELATI
Meanwhile on the Mezzanine floor, is the Warna Warni Melati Ramadan buffet, which also serves a buffet spread similar to TERAZZA but with a sprinkling of celebrity stardust with celebrity Chef, Jaafar Onn and the Dorsett Grand Subang culinary team showing their culinary prowess by preparing some traditional warna warni Malay cuisine delights at his action station. To add to the festivities, songstress Haiza will be serenading diners with classic Malay hits, and there will also be lucky draws!
The buffet is available from 6.00pm to 9.30pm and is priced at RM110.00++ per person, while senior citizens and children ages 6 to 12 years enjoy a 50% discount.
For reservations at Warna Warni @ Melati, please call 03-5031 6060 ext 3032.
Buka Puasa @ The Emperor
For those who prefer a more Chinese dinner sit down style of buka puasa, The Emperor Chinese Restaurant has three (3) Buka Puasa sets; each featuring its own signature dishes namely Stir-Fried Shrimp with ‘Medan’ Style, Stir-Fried Diced Chicken with Dry Chili and Cashew Nuts and Tom Yam Chicken Soup. A complimentary assortment of Malay Kuih-muihs also comes along with each set.
The sets are priced at RM100.00++ per person for a minimum of 2 pax.
For reservations at The Emperor, call 03-5031 6060 ext 1954
Dorsett Grand Subang is also offering an Early Bird Voucher of 25% which you can purchase before Ramadhan starting 4 June 2014 at the Ramadhan Counter which is located at the hotel lobby, in front of Piano Lounge.
Dorsett Grand Subang is located at:
47500 Subang Jaya,
Telephone: +603 5031 6060
Arthur Guinness Projects Winner Announcement
Attended the Arthur Guinness Projects award ceremony on 20 June 2014 at the Tavern at the Guinness Anchor Berhad brewery along Jalan Klang Lama in Petaling Jaya (my favourite place in Malaysia to enjoy freshly brewed Guinness draught!). The award ceremony was to announce the lucky six Malaysian social enterprises who will receive financial and business support up to the value of RM240,000 from the second wave of the Entrepreneurs For Good 2014, organised by the Arthur Guinness Projects in partnership with the British Council.
Earlier this year, Arthur Guinness Projects held a nationwide road show to find the best of the best Malaysian Social Entrepreneurs – those who made the bold choice to set up businesses not focused solely on profit, but on actively benefiting the lives and livelihoods of the communities around them. Now being an entrepreneur is not easy and I’m speaking from experience, however when you’re successful the feeling of satisfaction something that is really very fulfilling.
20 semi-finalists were shortlisted from the nationwide search road shows and were given business mentoring and training over the last 6 months, and the top 12 social ventures out of that were then selected to go into the final stages of the program.
The 12 finalists then pitched their winning social business ideas in front of an expert panel of judges consisting of industry leaders and leading social enterprises at a public pitch held in April 2014 (which you can read more about here – https://timchew.net/2014/03/21/arthur-guinness-projects-launch/) at Publika in Kuala Lumpur.
Out of the 12 finalists, the judges selected 6 awardees, while one of the remaining six Social Enterprises was awarded the ‘People’s Choice Award’ following a public vote on www.arthurguinnessprojects.com.my
The six awardees received between RM20,000 and RM40,000 each as part of this year long programme, as well as training, mentoring and other assistance to help them achieve their objectives. The winning social enterprise for the “People’s Choice Award”, will receive training and mentorship from the Arthur Guinness projects and British Council.
The winners were:
Arthur Guinness Projects – British Council, ‘Entrepreneurs for Good’ Award
THE MAD EXPERIENCE
MAD is on a mission to empower everyday people to get involved in poverty alleviation. This is achieved by giving people the opportunities, tools and support they need so that they can raise funds and volunteer to implement high impact projects that break the cycle of poverty. By combining online crowd funding with responsible volunteering, MAD aims to create an online crowd fundraising platform dedicated to raising funds for poverty alleviation projects. Through this platform, passionate individuals will be able to set up a personal online fundraising campaign to raise funds for a project they are parrionate about. After sucessfully raising an anount, the unique offering by the MAD experience is that they offer fundraisers to travel and visit the disadvantaged communities they chose to support. The experience gained from this travel often invites other fundraisers and more people to do good for the community.
CleanBites serves delicious, healthy, and balanced food, with a focus on making this food easily available to the public. An innovative subscription-based delivery service makes eating healthily easily achievable and affordable to people living busy lives. General fod are often high in salt, sugar and other processed seasoning including GMF. By educating the public about eating healthily and introducing them to great-tasting and easily-accessible healthy food, CleanBites aims to improve the health and well being of Malaysians.
CATAMA CRAFT ENTERPRISE
Catama Crafts works with women in rural, underprivileged communities within Sarawak to assist them in gaining economic stability through exploration of indigenous arts and crafts. By creating high-end products for the international market, Catama Crafts seeks to encourage the preservation of traditional knowledge and empower communities with pride in their craft and cultural identity and the autonomy to change and adapt. Crafts created will be marketed and sold to local and international consumers and profits will be shared with the rural communities, providing economic stability to the women and community at large. In addition, ensuring the preservation of traditional skills and knowledge.
BYOB GREEN CONCEPTS
BYOB stands for Bring Your Own Bottles, an environmentally-friendly store built around the ‘3R’ concept of reduce, reuse, and recycle. BYOB seeks to educate society about the dangers of plastic pollution and to stop them from treating plastic bottles as rubbish. Offering communities a chance to help protect the environment by reusing their plastic bottles instead of throwing them away, BYOB allows the public to bring their empty plastic bottles to the store and refill them with a variety of cleaning products. This comes from a study that recycling doesn’t really work as it creates a carbon footprint whilst in the recycling process. Furthermore, it is costly as well.
British Council’s ‘Entrepreneurs for Good’ Award
SHUTTLE GO (BUSCO)
Busco is a short distance, low density private shuttle service helping people in urban environments to make use of public transport in a sustainable way. Focusing on the ‘First Mile Problem’ – the difficulty people face in accessing public transport from their homes – Busco provides communities with the opportunity to become mobile and live more fulfilling lives. Busco also seeks out unemployed and underemployed youth, and trains them to drive and manage the operations.
Ecocentric Transitions is committed to cultivating an environmentally empathetic and sustainable society. Through workshops and consulting, Ecocentric Transitions aims to build environmental awareness in communities. Ecocentric Transitions educates and gives practical advice on how to become more eco-responsible through interactive activities relating to topics such as Food Security, Waste & Resources, Environmental Education and Sustainable Living.
The People’s Choice Award – TANOTI
Tanoti is dedicated to keeping alive the traditional Malaysian craft of songket weaving. By contemporizing the art of songket weaving and passing on the skills to younger generations, Tanoti aims to reinvigorate the trade so songket weavers can make a steady and sustainable income from this art form. In order to achieve this goal, Tanoti intends to work with songket weavers to establish supply chains from the bottom up, building a viable and fair business which can sustain both the community and the craft.
For more information on The Arthur Guinness Projects Malaysia, head over to www.arthurguinnessprojects.com.my