The recipe for an awesome meal is good food (of course!) and great company, and that is exactly what I got when I dined at MAKAN, Tune Hotel’s sole F&B outlet. Makan, which means “eat” in Malay, perfectly sums up the Malaysian culture that heavily revolves around food.
MAKAN was launched late last year to replace its previous restaurant and the result is a refreshing yet simple space for travellers to indulge in great food. But it’s not just a cosmetic change—the menu has also been revamped and boasts a wide selection, ranging from local delights to Western cuisine.
Except for the morning buffet, the food at MAKAN is made-to-order, which means you get a hearty, warm meal using the freshest ingredients. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that the bread is also baked in the kitchen every morning and sauces like the sambal are also made in-house. The people behind MAKAN are serious about food and they don’t compromise on quality.
Here’s what you can expect from MAKAN’s new and improved menu.
This place love its puns! Frequent Fryer (RM19) caught my attention first and I chuckled when I saw it on the menu. Frequent Fryer is a full breakfast set that includes beef bacon, two sunny-side ups, sausages, hash browns, baked beans and cherry tomatoes. If you don’t take beef you can always request for something else in exchange.
Those looking for a lighter option then opt for Berries + Granola Berry Bowl (RM20), which is also baked at the kitchen. The tangy fruits is a definite pick-me-up for the groggy traveller and not as heavy especially if you are planning to catch an early flight and prefer not to have a bloated tummy while on your way to your destination.
The one dish that really stood out for me was the Salted Egg Shrimp Aglio Olio (RM32). I have raved about salted egg yolk dishes in the past and there’s no exception here. The creamy egg yolk with a hint of curry thanks to the curry leaf is a winning combination. MAKAN is a good place to chit chat and play catch up but make sure that your food doesn’t get cold, especially the pasta which is best enjoyed warm!
Another highlight is the Homemade Oxtail Soup (RM18) or sup buntut, originating from Indonesia. At MAKAN, the chef puts his spin on the oxtail soup and makes it creamier, almost to a gravy-like consistency. The combination of spices packs a punch and I savoured every bit of it. The best time to enjoy this soup would be on a chilly, rainy day when the soup would instantly warm the body and soul. Don’t believe me? Try it for yourself when the weather gets chilly.
Of course, all good things must come to end and I decided to end it on a sweet note. I was recommended the Red Velvet (RM13) and the Mango Cheesecake (RM13). So why not pop in for an afternoon tea and enjoy a homemade cake (yes, the cakes are also made at MAKAN’s kitchen)? The Red Velvet Cake is not too sweet and the sponge cake is light and fluffy.
I can imagine myself ordering a cup of tea and whiling away at MAKAN. The space is very chilled and relaxed.
Even if you’re not a guest or a flyer but someone who lives around the area, this is great place to grab a bite. The level of sophistication at MAKAN is unparalleled and anyone who spends their time here will definitely have a great time.
Tune Hotel klia2, Lot Pt 13, Jalan KLIA 2/2, 64000 KLIA, Selangor Darul Ehsan,Malaysia