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For the forth article of the buka puasa buffet 2014 series, lets go to Jalan Yap Kwan Seng for a positively meaty Ramadan buffet at Las Vacas meat shop.

For those who aren’t familiar with Las Vacas, they have several branches in Klang Valley, including one at Kelana Jaya and another at Mont Kiara that even serves breakfast.

Las Vacas Meat Shop at Jalan Yap Kwan Seng
Las Vacas Meat Shop at Jalan Yap Kwan Seng

The branch at Jalan Yap Kwan Seng is Las Vacas’ latest and biggest, so naturally it is most suited as a location to offer their buffet dinner for this fasting month. Parking is plenty and free, while the location is quite suitable for those who work in the city and decide to buka puasa before heading home.

The buffet is priced at RM100++ for adults and RM50++ for children aged 12 years and under, and served from 6.30pm – 10.00pm, 8th July 2014 to 27th July 2014.

canapes, salad, kuih, salad, and drinks
canapes, salad, kuih, salad, and drinks

If you compared to the offerings from hotels, the buffet spread here isn’t particularly impressive in terms of size, tho there are certainly enough variety to provide a more than balanced meal. However, you don’t come to Las Vacas to have 300 different dishes, you come here because of the meat.

Anyway, starting with appetizers and desserts, there a selection of canapes and salads, including smoked beef with mustadard, tuna mayo egg, teriyaki, black olive tapenade, chicken with creamy pesto, smoked turkey salad with balsamic, salad with beef strips, girlled begetables and red cabbage slaws and so forth.

There are also some traditional kuih as well.

nasi hujan panas, ayam masak merah, spaghetti with mushroom, tempura, sayur campur masak lemak putih
nasi hujan panas, ayam masak merah, spaghetti with mushroom,
tempura, sayur campur masak lemak putih

For main, you can find classics such as nasi hujan panas (the version here was very good!), nasi minyak, nasi tomato, beef rendang, ayam masak merah, ikan bakar, ayam pedas, and more.

Australian steaks, New Zealand lamb, burger patties, and sausages
Australian steaks, New Zealand lamb, burger patties, and sausages

Then, we get to the real reason why you would come to Las Vacas for buka puasa – the all-you-can-eat Australian steaks and New Zealand lamb! There’s also burger patties and sausages too if you prefer a little bit of variety.

be sure to ask for how well you want the meat to be done
be sure to ask for how well you want the meat to be done

For someone who likes my steak medium rare, I find the preparation served here slightly too cooked, perhaps it is to cater for the general public. Luckily, you can always tell the chefs to prepare the beef at your preferred “doneness” and they’ll be more than happy to comply.

Las Vacas also stock some pretty delicious French and whole grain mustard that goes very well with the meat.

Haze, Suan, Horng, & KY at Las Vacas Jalan Yap Kwan Seng
Haze, Suan, Horng, & KY at Las Vacas Jalan Yap Kwan Seng

On Friday and Saturda, there will also be traditional Malay performances to compliment your meal. As with many other places, imported dates from Middle East is available to provide a “proper” way to break fast. The restaurant also have an in-house surau for your convenience.

All other ala-carte menu item will still be available for order as usual during this period.

direction to Las Vacas meat shop, Jalan Yap Kwan Seng

Address:
Las Vacas Meat Shop
No. 33, Lot 5, Ground Floor,
Wisma Winbond,
Jalan Yap Kwan Seng,
50450 Kuala Lumpur
GPS: 3.162898, 101.714842
Tel03-2181 5586

Discuss : KY eats – Las Vacas at Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, Ramadan Buffet 2014

  1. I was there too, why didn’t see you? Maybe I was quite late that day or else we will bump into each other :smile:
    PS: Will you recognize me if I greet u? :???:

  2. KY,
    What kind of buffet was it? Was it Malaysian Thai and Western? Look good and which one is your best dish?

    • immature

      cham cham 1, campur here and there

    • Vickie: I guess in Malaysia it’s always hard to pin down the type of buffet as we have very diverse offerings and even more diverse taste buds. I’d say it’s a mixture of local + western cuisine.

  3. But still…no seafood? RM100++? That sounds a bit.. steep..

    Maybe I’m finally getting used to prices in Penang..

    • realgunners: It’s pretty alright if you’re a meat eater, I guess for the size of the restaurant they can’t afford to offer too big a spread. Plus Las Vacas isn’t at all known for seafood.

  4. Oh dear, the buffet madness has really begun. ;-)

  5. Dear KY,

    RM100++ for this buffet?? On my recent food safari in KL, I splashed it on awesome street food that hit all the right spots.

    • ChopinandMysaucepan: different strokes for different folks, we have street foods all throughout the year, but for fasting month things change a little bit.

  6. Hi KY, sorry to ask an unrelated question. I saw your post on gum contouring, just wanna ask if it’s painful and how long did it take to recover? Thank you.

    • Jenny: No problem! The process actually wasn’t painful but it was a little bit irritating (literally) for the next few days, full recovering took slightly less than 2 weeks for me. Was a good decision :D

  7. Bet this is anytime better than what they have at the hotels. That’s one thing about hotel food – you’ve tried one, you’ve tried them all. One is not much different from the other…and after a couple of times, even the smell will put you off. Hmmmm…hotel prices here as well, I see.

    • suituapui: haha you have a point, but some hotels do try hard to offer something out of the ordinary though, like soup gear box!

  8. OZ Steaks and NZ Lamb sound good! Is that Dijon Mustard? Best la!

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