We visited JP teres at Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur next to the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center for a buffet lunch recently and pleasantly found the Malaysian cuisine presented by its live cooking stations rather delectable.
The international hotel chain, Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur, with 412 hotel rooms opened its doors 8 months ago, right in the heart of the city.
We were pretty impressed by the hotel just by walking into the minimalist foyer with a high ceiling. JP teres is located on the right side as you walk in from the main entrance of the hotel. The sophisticated ambience all round simply feasted our eyes before the lunch buffet. We arrived about noon just before the business lunch crowd started trickling in. The frequent patronage turnover certainly showed that they were here not just for the ambience but JP teres’ culinary tastes as well.
If you prefer the warmth of the tropics, you can sit outside by the sports bar
We are always apprehensive when hotels attempt to capture the unique flavors of Malaysian cuisine within its fancy walls. The beautifully decorated interior with high ceilings and comfy cool climate may offer a visual treat and respite from the tropical heat and humidity outside, but could the cuisine, which many Malaysians are so familiar with, be as good in taste and authenticity? Well, JP teres’ kitchen team surely had picked the right fresh ingredients and applied the right recipes, because we were certainly satisfied with which ever marinated meat we picked and a la carte dishes ordered.
Check out those thighs!
Two live kitchens, one for Malay and Indian cuisine, and another for Chinese cuisines, offer diners a clear view of the chefs and assistants chopping, marinating, mixing, baking, grilling and cooking up tasty dishes to be served on the buffet and for special orders.
Cry me a prawn noodle!
This lady waiting for you by the window
Penang-style Assam Laksa with well balanced flavors
Succulent large meaty satays and squid grilled fresh before your eyes
Spring rolls made to order
JP teres features the best of Malaysian cuisine such as roti canai, beef rendang, satay, asam laksa, chicken rice, ais kacang (shaved ice dessert), and kopi and teh tarik (Malaysian style coffee and tea). The local cuisine cooked by local chefs at JP teres are bound to satisfy both travellers and locals alike in a comfortable setting.
Shine bright like a Roast Lamb – so sexy, the chef can’t take his eyes of her
Cendol Jelly make you go jelly
Another look at the sexy roast lamb
Briyani rice with all the necessary meat and seafood. Don’t you feel something is missing?…
Well the curries, of course! And there is plenty on the buffet line including local salads and sambal
Signature drinks from JP teres – Iced Lychee Tea & Fizzy Homemade Lemonade
Toss up your own fruit salad and dress it up with your own rojak sauce mix
What would you like in your Ais Kacang?
Visible from the sky-bridge that is connected to the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, guests at JP teres may enjoy indoor seating or outdoor dining in the large terrace among greenery and water features. The restaurant also has two private dining rooms for guests to choose from for a more reserved setting. This authentic dining place in Kuala Lumpur is an ideal venue for after lunch meetings, after work mingling, family occasions or catching up with friends.
The making of JP teres’ Chocolate Chiffon Cake with Cherries and Soft Serve Vanilla Ice Cream
(basically a deconstructed Black Forest Cake)
JP teres’ kitchens featuring satay grills, tandoor ovens, roti hot plates and wok stations are ready to serve up freshly prepared ala carte lunch and dinner from 11.30 am to 11.00 pm.The restaurant has a total seating capacity of 226 guests including two exclusive private dining rooms and is conveniently located on the ground floor with direct street access.
The lunch buffet is priced at RM70++ per person.
Reservations for Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur may be made by calling +603 2182 1234 or visiting www.kualalumpur.grand.hyatt.com