Last Saturday, Amari Johor Bahru presented an 80 kg Mango Sticky Rice (Pulut Mangga) to DYMM Sultan Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar in conjunction with his birthday celebration at Padang Hoki, Majlis Perbandaran at Batu Pahat, Johor.
It took Pastry Chef, Syeriff Hafizal, one week to prepare the decorations on the pulut mangga which was made of marzipan, fondant and chocolate. The base was made of mango sticky rice which the mango tree was created out of chocolate and the elephants were carved with marzipan. On top of the mango sticky rice were also rows of cut mango. At the side was fresh coconut milk and ripe mangoes to serve with the mango sticky rice.
The idea of the mango sticky rice came about as Amari is a Thai brand. Managed by ONYX Hospitality Group in Thailand, Amari Johor Bahru features subtle touches of Thai design. Hence, the concept of presenting Thai Mango Sticky Rice represents the dessert that the hotel serves.
In addition, the hotel also distributed 1,000 pieces of cut cakes to the public who attended the Sultan of Johor’s birthday celebration.
Syeriff and the hotel’s baker, Nor Faizal took about an hour to put together the decorations when they arrived in Batu Pahat. This is the first time the hotel is officially presenting the pulut manga to the Sultan of Johor since its opening last year in May.