‘Dapur Berapi’ (Kitchen On Fire) by Celebrity Chef Ismail at Promenade Café, Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu

Blogged by @Lan 
For Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu 


Malaysia’s very own Celebrity Chef – Dato’ Chef Ismail Ahmad (or affectionately known as Chef Ismail) was specially flown by Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu to showcase his mouthwatering Signature Malay cuisines at Promenade Café this month of Ramadan.


Dato’ Chef Ismail Ahmad

Inspired by traditional and authentic Malay Delicacies, Chef Ismail is well known for his meticulous preparation with emphasis on traditional recipes and the preservation of culinary heritage for the younger generation to appreciate.


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Originated from a small Malay village in Negeri Sembilan, Chef Ismail officiated his presence in Kota Kinabalu by preparing one of his *17 Signature Dishes- ‘Nasi Ulam Chef Ismail’ in a half hour cooking demo, which was officially witnessed by Guest of Honour- Yg.Bhg Datuk Dr.Yeo Boon Hai (Mayor of Kota Kinabalu City Hall) at Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu’s 24 hours coffeehouse- Promenade Café.


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This was followed by Special Cooking Challenge between the Guest of Honour and a Local Celebrity- Tian Long, which was won by Yg.Bhg Datuk Dr.Yeo Boon Hai (Mayor of Kota Kinabalu City Hall)!


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The event ended with the breaking of fast before all present were treated to Promenade Café’s Buffet Sungkai spreads that has over 200 lavish Ramadan dishes including Celebrity Chef Ismail’s 17 Signature Dishes, namely:

Gulai Lemak Telur Itik
Asam Pedas Ikan
Ayam Kurma
Ayam Percik Kelantan
Bubur Lambuk
Daging Bakar Air Asam Kerisik
Daging Masak Hitam
Kerabu Mangga Rebung
Kerabu Pucuk Paku & Taugeh
Ketupat Sotong
Laksa Asam
Lawar Jantung Pisang
Lemak Cili Padi Daging Salai
Nasi Minyak
Nasi Ulam Chef Ismail
Sambal Udang
Air Bandung Chef Ismail



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All the dishes are served on rotation basis, on top of the existing renowned International Buffet Dinner spread, which includes Promenade Café’s Malay Sous Chef Mohd. Firdaus Abdullah’s signature dishes- Fish Head Curry, Oxtail Asam Pedas ala Promenade, Udang Masak Petai and Coconut Milkshake. All these for only RM138 per adult and RM69 per child (6-12 years old) throughout the month of Ramadan.


According to Mr.Hafizan Wong, Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu’s General Manager- besides the month of Ramadan, the hotel has also planned a choice of buffet feats to celebrate the arrival of the new moon on the 1st and 2nd day of Hari Raya in June. Be sure to make your advance reservations at Promenade Café in Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu by calling (60) (88) 252 396.


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Hafizan went on to say that – “If you’re planning Iftar Ramadan, Sahur or Hari Raya gatherings, just let the Catering Team at Promenade Hotel to handle the catering while you entertain your families and friends at the hotel, your office or in the comfort of your own home.”

For details, call Catering Hotline at Tel: 088-251 415 or email: sales@promenade.com.my

For patron’s convenience, ‘Solat Sunat Terawih’ service is made available every evening in Teratai Room at the 2nd floor of the hotel.






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