Sunday, June 22, 2014

Ramadan Special Sets @ The Local, Jaya One

With about a week remaining till Ramadan begins, folks have started planning where to break their fast throughout the month. Those living or working in Petaling Jaya can consider The Local, where chef Othman Hasan & his team whip up wallet-friendly dinnertime delights, featuring many traditional favourites, in a fuss-free setting. Love the cheerful portraits on the outlet's walls.

Three Ramadan sets are available, comprising portions for two (RM42++), four (RM90++) or six (RM135++), with completely different items in each set. The selection can be found at thelocal.com.my (see the promotions section). Each set comes with one starter; we like the cucur udang (in the four-portion set) _ crispy, not greasy.

Four main courses are included in each set: the sotong sambal (in the two-portion set) is a worthwhile option for fans of seafood, with fresh slices of squid blanketed in thick, tangy sauce (spicy but not unbearably fiery).

Meat-lovers, have no fear; your choices range from tender mutton masala to rendang daging to ayam sambal madu.

Servings of nasi biryani surface in the six-portion set, with bowls of creamy 'dalca' vegetarian curry. Fibre-loaded components in the other sets include kerabu mangga & sayur kailan goreng, a tasty representation of the country's multiple culinary cultures.

Pleasurably sticky-chewy 'buah melaka' rolled in grated coconut, or 'onde-onde,' is The Local's recommended Ramadan dessert.

Throughout Ramadan, The Local's regular a la carte menu remains available; the char kuey teow is competently executed, with lots of lovely little cockles to be found.

Chef Othman is from Kelantan, so he takes pride in the nasi kerabu with a hearty serving of savoury, lip-smacking ayam percik (offered on the a la carte menu, or available as part of a set lunch with beverage for an encouragingly reasonable RM12.50++). Many thanks to the folks at The Local for hosting this meal.

The Local
D-53-G, Jaya One, Jalan Universiti, Petaling Jaya
Mon-Sat, 8am-9pm. Tel: 03-7931-1741

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20 comments:

  1. Ya, sure makes a lot of sense to come here - the prices sure are wallet friendly unlike the ridiculous ones at the hotels - over RM100 per head, not that the dishes are anything that would be worth that much...and I wouldn't be able to go for a second helping, not anymore, so it is simply not worth it. Ooooo....I love nasi kerabu - just had that on Saturday, nice one here, but we only get it once a week.

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    1. Suituapui: ya, the sets here are basically decent value, at about RM20++ per person, with one starter, four main courses and a dessert :) i'm a fan of nasi kerabu too ... a good one is always pretty satisfying for a lunch treat :)

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  2. Good suggestion - I have been seeking such value Ramadan meals to feature too but it is usually the hotels that are more aggressive in the marketing.
    The hotel buffets has its merits - especially for the variety and the fact that corporations are not about to be caught dead "entertaining " their clients to a RM20++ /pax meal!
    Still I believe there are many of the locals would opt for a simple breaking fast meal . Well there's always the Ramadan bazaars which is like a buffet in its own right! :P

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    1. Rebecca: yeah, i guess with a full month of ramadan ahead, it'd be useful to have a wide variety of choices. this set meal at the local does seem like good value for cash, with good food and good portions. i don't think i'll be able to check out any of the hotel buffets this year, so am glad to have had this meal at the local :)

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  3. Good to see a variety of prices. I often wonder about what other options there are over a buffet. It seems buffets are the oft chosen meal during this period.

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    1. The Yum List: yeah, it seems like the past decade, the ramadan buffet option has really flourished, but it's good to go back to the basics for once and enjoy a simpler, smaller spread :)

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  4. The Coke machine really caught my eye, Sean! :)

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    1. Linda: ooo, i actually didn't even notice it there until you observantly pointed it out! :)

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  5. Nasi kerabu...ayam percik...all for RM12.50++...nuff said! :3

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    1. Ulric: ya, about half the price it might cost at a klcc cafe, heheh. the ayam percik was surprisingly good, quite flavoursome :)

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  6. Love the colors of that nasi kerabu

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    1. Ken: blue is an alluring colour for rice, heheh :D

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  7. Omg... the amount of food!!! O.o

    Can I tear the sotong sambal picture and munch on it? :P

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    1. Waverly: heheh, ramadan is for both fasting and feasting these days, i guess :) i must admit, that sotong sambal is quite irresistible :)

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  8. Ramathan this year a bit early ya.
    The sambal sotong looks good, nice to go with nice. :D

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    1. CK: yeah, it'll be hari raya by the end of july (wonder if you'll still be in KL then) :D and ya, sotong sambal and rice is a perfect partnership :D

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  9. My Muslim friends here in the Philippines are very excited for Ramadan 2014. They said if it wouldn’t start tomorrow, then it would be on Sunday depending on the moon sighting. I respect how much they cherish this occasion and also enjoy it, especially their Muslim delicacies. :D Happy Ramadan to everyone, dear friends and may your purpose be done. Cheers!!
    http://meowchie.snydle.com/ramadan-in-the-philippines.html

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    1. Meow: it'll be Sunday here. thanks for your greetings :)

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