Choosing a place to eat can be difficult after a long, gruelling day of fasting, especially if you’re craving everything at the same time. And if you’ve tried everything else and don’t know where else to go, we’ve made your life easier by showcasing a selection of eright scrumptious buffets at different price points. Now you can have it all!
Shook! JW Marriott Hotel
Shook exudes a sense of class, and what better way to enjoy the atmosphere than with a traditional kampung experience that bring cultures together. The Kampung Dining Experience features bites from all over Malaysia, such as Pahang’s ikan patin (catfish) and Kelantan’s budu (anchovy sauce), an essential dish from Kelantanese villages. Also featured are traditional favourites such as nasi briyani, sup ekor (oxtail soup), and ulam with sambal cincaluk (fresh vegetables with sambal). What a treat!
Adults RM92.50/Children below 12 RM47.15
One World Hotel – Zuan Yuan
Change things up this Ramadan and break your fast by digging into some mouth-watering Chinese cuisine at Zuan Yuan. This year, they’re offering an all-you-can-eat semi buffet set menu, which boasts an impressive pairing of Malay starters and desserts with Cantonese mains to hit that sweet spot. Dishes recommended are the lemang (gluttonous rice), ketupat (compacted rice dumplings), roasted chicken, stir-fried tiger prawns, and braised bean curd. Get the best of both worlds at One World!
RM350 for 4 persons, RM532 for 6 persons, RM728 for 8 persons
The Majestic Hotel
Don’t miss out on your last chance to gorge yourself at The Majestic Hotel by trying fanciful twists on Malaysian staples such as Chef Kairil’s take on kambing percik (grilled lamb), which is served with a plethora of sauces from far ends of the world. ‘The Festive Variety’ serves up dishes from Thailand, Japan, and Italy with extra emphasis put on Malay cuisine such as udang galah cili padi tempoyak (fermented durian, chilli river prawns) from Negeri Sembilan, acar buah (pickled fruits) and rojak (sweet, savoury, spicy salad).
The Festive Variety – RM145 per person
Majestic Festive Banquet Dinner – RM125 per person
If you’re all about aesthetics, go on over to DoubleTree to experience a pasar malam (night market) within a glamorous locale. The dishes on offer range from decadent kambing golek (whole roasted rotisserie lamb), authentic satay, to crispy apam balik (Malaysian crepe) (for those seeking a piece of their childhood). DoubleTree has also made it a point to make their buffet wholly Malaysian by also incorporating Indian and Chinese dishes for an all rounded melting pot.
Buffet pricing starts from RM148
Bijan Bar and Restaurant
Every year, Bijan never fails to set up one of the most authentic Ramadan buffets with bona fide crowd pleasers. The menu selection consists of classics such as nasi kerabu (blue rice with various sides) and nasi minyak (oil rice) which are elevated by delectable chicken opor, squid in sweet black sauce, nogori prawn rendang, and fried chilli crabs. For that element of surprise, the menus are rotated throughout the month but they’ll also be serving rendang tok good enough to rival your grandma’s.
RM110 per person
A culinary fun fair for the senses, Shangri-La’s Lemon Garden serves the likes of shish tawouk, Iranian tikka mastih, and freshwater prawns Siamese style. The carving corner will house a whole roasted lamb with night market style sides and the Malay theatre kitchen will serve fish stew and zibdiyit gambri (oven-baked prawn with vegetable and spices). Other features include cold appetisers, as well as a dessert pavilion.
Sunday to Thursday RM198, Friday to Saturday RM228
Hilton Kuala Lumpur
Vasco’s Ramadan buffet features over 300 dishes from 11 Malaysian states, making you feel like you’ve travelled across the country in just one dinner sitting. The feast features the likes of gulai daging from Perlis, murtabak raja (savoury pancake) from Penang, ikan bakar (charred fish) from Johor, and asam pedas (spicy and sour fish) from Melaka. If that’s not enough, sushi and Western dishes are also included. There’s also a promotion for the last five days of this buffet which ends on Sunday, so get moving!
Adults RM188, Children RM100
The St. Regis
As the last week of fasting comes to a close, why not celebrate the holy month by dining in luxury? At The St. Regis, the decadent Astor Room will be transformed into a stunning venue with gorgeous decorations fit for the festive season. Chef de Patisserie Hassam Mohammed, who has created a fusion of French/Malaysian desserts such as pandan and kaya Éclairs and teh tarik crème brulee, will curate this year’s goodies. And if that doesn’t tickle your taste buds, traditional dishes such as beef rendang will be on the menu too.
RM220 per person
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