THE WESTIN DESARU COAST RESORT PRESENTS GANDINGAN CITARASA AIR TANGAN CEF ADU | The Westin Desaru Coast Resort announces a collaboration dinner on this holy month with restauranteur and MasterChef Malaysia Judge, Chef Adu Amran. From 3 April to 2 May 2022, the resort will play host to the guest chef at their Gandingan Citarasa Air Tangan Cef Adu dinner buffet.

Known as one of Malaysia's most accomplished chefs with an impressive resume under his belt and a Johor native, Chef Adu actually began his career as a dancer. Looking for a career change, he pursued an adventurous journey towards the culinary arts starting with learning to cook for himself and his friends with recipes from his family. He then enrolled in Stamford College, Kuala Lumpur in Culinaire and Kitchen Management and opened is first restaurant in Langkawi, called Champor-Champor Restaurant in 1994.

Now, with nearly 30 years of experience in the business and having worked and opened a restaurant in London, his Champor-Champor Restaurant, London Bridge was recommended and listed in the UK Food Guide, the UK Michelin Guide and Zagat’s Special Gold Edition Best Restaurants in the World. It was also AA-Rosettes rated for 9 years and was awarded accolades including the Winner of Restaurant Magazine’s Best Dishes Awards 2007 in the Best Curry Division.

Chef Adu has also ventured in the restaurant business in his home country, Malaysia. He is an author and have published cookbooks, Ikan Di Laut, Asam Di Darat and Ke Mana Tumpahnya Kuah which is also the winner of the 2018 Anugerah Buku Negara in the Buku Umum Terbaik (Kulinari) category. He is currently operating a restaurant in Bangsar named, Adu Sugar.

No stranger to the cameras, Chef Adu was a guest judge in Season 1 of MasterChef Malaysia, then became a permanent judge for Season 2. He was also a judge for Season 1 & 2 of MasterChef Selebrity Malaysia, as well as MasterChef Malaysia All Stars. He was featured in a list of other TV shows on Astro, TV3, NTV7 and more! Finally, also a designer for his own brand, he created Aduh! by Adu - a fashion line featuring exclusive Traditional Menswear, Women’s Hijab, and a Unisex collection designed by him using high quality imported material from all over the world.


With his flair for local delicacies and timeless Johorian favourites, Chef Adu will be presenting his take on some of Johor’s most coveted dishes including the Laksa Johor, Nasi Minyak Pengantin, Mee Bandung Maharani, Ikan Assam Pedas Chef Adu, Ayam Ros, Pechel Jawa Cef Adu, Pajeri Mangga Muda, Telur Pindang and more alongside the resort’s selection of curated local and international dishes led by Executive Chef, Adrian Jackson.

Guests and diners alike will delight in a myriad of selections presented at the Gandingan Citarasa Air Tangan Cef Adu dinner buffet spread that evokes nostalgia of dining with family and loved ones at home. The dinner buffet will include different sections featuring a Chef Adu Specialty corner exclusively serving his signature dishes & appetizers, complemented by the resort’s stalls offering Sup Gearbox, Aneka Sate, Kambing Golek, Ulam-ulaman Desa, Bubur Lambuk Ayam, Rendang Sapi Ala Minang and more.

Served at the Desaru Coast Conference Centre, located within a 5-minute walk from the resort, the ballroom is adorned in an elaborate Kampung-esque fashion. The foyer area of the conference centre will be bedecked with stalls and live stations resembling a food bazaar serving Malaysia’s favourites. Available from 3 April to 2 May, The Westin Desaru Coast Resort’s Gandingan Citarasa Air Tangan Cef Adu dinner buffet is priced at MYR148+/person.


Discounts and Offers

Guests and diners who makes reservations to book their slots from 3 – 31 March will be entitled to enjoy a special Early Bird price of MYR120+/person. Prior reservations are required.

For the duration of the dinner buffet, Marriott Bonvoy Members are entitled to a 10% discount for Member and Silver Elite, 15% for Gold Elite and 20% for Platinum Elite members and above. Additionally, Club Marriott and Maybank Credit Cardholders and will avail to a 15% discount.

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