Home-cooked food is always the best but who can resist food priced as low as RM8 per set from a Bukit Bintang hotel?
While we are into the third Movement Control Order (MCO 3.0) and as much as we wish for its end, it’s certainly taking longer than anticipated.
Fortunately now, hotel food is available at stall prices . Sister hotels, Federal Hotel Kuala Lumpur and Hotel Capitol Kuala Lumpur, both located in the heart of Bukit Bintang Shopping District are offering lunch and dinner sets, that are affordably priced from RM8 to RM10, for delivery, takeaway and drive-thru.
Spaghetti Goreng Mamak (RM8) is the first. It’s Mee Goreng Mamak with a twist, spaghetti is used instead of the yellow noodles. All the ingredients and spices in a typical Mee Goreng Mamak are evident in this dish.
Next is Daging Masak Lada Hitam Rice set. Though the beef is tender, it’s a tad dry. However, the tasty black pepper sauce makes up for it. But, the hero for this dish is the sambal belacan.
The Asam Pedas Ikan Kembong set is next. The asam gravy is quite tasty with prominence presence of daun kesum. The fish is fresh and of substantial size.
After a flavourful asam pedas, the next rice set Thai Green Curry Chicken is just alright. All these rice sets are priced RM8 each, and comes with steamed white rice, salad and sambal belacan.
More rice to come and this time, they’re the fried rice sets (RM9 each). The Nasi Goreng Yong Chow has a lot of things going on in, from Chicken Kong Poh to sambal belacan and keropok.
The other fried rice doesn’t disappoint either. With tomyam taste hitting the right notes but not over-powering, the Nasi Goreng Tomyam comes complete with Ayam Paprik, fried egg, sambal belacan and keropok.
There are two Western numbers – the Grilled Chicken with Caesar Salad and the Chicken Pie with Garden Salad.
Generally, chicken breast is a tough meat to work with but here it’s executed well. The chicken breast pieces are succulent and well seasoned. The romaine salad is still crisp and generously sprinkled with chopped hard boiled egg.
The Caesar dressing is a little thick but still acceptable. Perhaps, they should be packed separately. For RM10, its not too bad.
Federal Hotel Kuala Lumpur
TEL 018-371 2080
Hotel Capitol Kuala Lumpur
TEL 018-241 0855
HOURS 11am-2pm for Lunch, 4pm-7pm for Dinner. Last order for delivery is at 6pm.
PAY Between RM8-RM10. Each set comes with Teh ‘O’ Ice. Free delivery for orders made within a 5km radius from the hotel and with a minimum spend of RM20.