As a multi-racial country, Malaysia is blessed with many cultural and religious celebrations and festivals. With the holy month of Ramadan just around the corner, we’ve put together a list of hotels and restaurants in KL where both Muslims and non-Muslims can enjoy scrumptious local and international cuisine.
Hilton Petaling Jaya
“Jom makan” is a Malaysian term for ‘let’s eat’, and Hilton Petaling Jaya invites guests to do just that with their Jom Makan buka puasa feast. Focusing on traditional favourites from the different states in Malaysia, guests can sample over 150 dishes at the hotel’s Paya Serai restaurant. Stop at the live cooking stations and watch as chefs whip up grilled seafood, lemang, gear box (oxtail) soup, lontong and more. Malaysian favourites like roti canai, murtabak, dimsum and Hainanese roast chicken rice are also on the menu. Adding to the atmosphere are food truck vendors outside the hotel, presenting street food and local specialties including char kuey teow, rojak and satay cooked over a charcoal fire. The buffet is available from 15 May to 14 June.
For reservations, call +603 7955 9122 or visit zestPJ.com.
The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur
In conjunction with fasting month, the Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur presents its inaugural Festive Feast, with the chefs at the Cobalt Room cooking up a stellar showcase of signature dishes that represent the 13 states in Malaysia in addition to Middle Eastern specialties. Go on a gastronomic journey through colourful Malaysia, as you indulge in the best dishes from each state: Asam Pedas Ikan Tenggiri from Malacca, Ikan Patin Masak Tempoyak from Pahang, Laksa from Kedah, Nasi Kerabu from Terengganu, Penang Rojak, and more. Conclude the evening on a sweet note at the decadent dessert counter, which will feature classics such as Kek Lapis Sarawak, Talam Pandan Sabah and Cik Mek Molek from Kelantan. The buffet is available from 15 May to 12 June 2018.
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Immerse yourself in the flavours of childhood, inspired by grandma's recipes at Shook! at Feast Village by JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur. Going the traditional route, the buffet will feature well-loved appetisers such as Sambal Cincaluk, Acar Jelatah (pineapple and cucumber salad) and Kerabu Kacang Botol (winged bean salad). Mains include the whole roast lamb, Rendang Daging ‘Tok’, Sambal Udang Petai, Tongkeng Ayam Goreng Tepung and Ayam Panggang Sos Percik. Round off the meal with classic desserts such as Kuih Ondeh-Ondeh, Kuih Tepung Pelita and Cucur Badak, served alongside Western delights of Bread and Butter Pudding and Moist Chocolate Cake. The buffet is available from 15 May to 12 June 2018.
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PNB Perdana On The Park KL
PNB Perdana On The Park Kuala Lumpur is offering guests the choice to break fast at its two dining venues: The 39 Restaurant and 10 Binjai. Dubbed Nostalgia Desa Ramadan, the restaurants will both feature a ‘kampung’-themed buffet and their own specialties. At the 39 restaurant, the menu covers classics such as Ikan Pari Asam Pedas, Sotong Lemak Cili Padi, roast lamb and grilled seafood, while over at the 10 Binjai, tuck into Hainanese Chicken Chop, Crab Kway Teow, Ayam Masak Beriani, Kupang Sambal Bawang and Nasi Beriani Kismis. Then, quench your thirst from 18 types of cordial drinks on the buffet line, or indulge in a selection of tasty desserts from the Aneka Kuih-Muih section. The buffet is available from 16 May 2018 onwards.
For reservations, call 03-7490 3939 for The 39 Restaurant, and 03-7490 3838 for 10 Binjai Restaurant.
Royale Chulan Bukit Bintang
Variety is the spice of life, and at Royale Chulan Bukit Bintang’s Buffet Aneka Selera, there’s something for every guest, as the chefs cook up a storm with over 100 traditional and local dishes. Specialities not to be missed are Rendang Itik, Nasi Arab, Kambing Golek and Gulai Kawah, as well as the hotel’s famous Bubur Lambuk (sweet porridge). Items like Ayam Percik, Daging Dengdeng, Labu Masak Lemak Putih Udang Kering and roast lamb will be a hit with savoury dish lovers. For desserts, choose from a medley of local kuih and Western-style cakes and pastries like sago pudding with gula melaka and fruit tarts. The buffet is available from 16 May to 14 June 2018. In the spirit of Ramadan, sponsor a Ketupat Card for just RM10, with proceeds going to the Rumah Anak Yatim Shifa orphanage.
For reservations, call +603-2147 9898 or visit royalechulan-bukitbintang.com