Feast Tonight For Tomorrow We Fast - Our Guide To The Best Buffet Spreads In KL And Jakarta
During the holy month of Ramadhan, Muslims around the world fast from sunrise to sunset.
One of the best places to indulge in a Ramadhan feast is at a hotel buffet. Here UNRESERVED round up some of the buffet offerings this Ramadhan.
Selera Kampong Enak Festive Dining
If you’re craving a traditional Malaysian spread head over to Shook! Prepared by Chef Rafizan, each recipe has been carefully curated from age-old kampong recipes to bring you the best flavours for a heart-warming breaking fast. The assisted buffet includes all-time Malaysian favourites such as beef rendang tok, ikan patin tempoyak and oxtail soup. Malaysian food is not complete without sambal, Chef Rafizan pounded his sambals to perfection, ranging from sambal belacan, budu and many more.
Available from 16th April-13th May, 6:30 pm- 10 pm daily. The assisted buffet is priced at RM98+ per adult & RM49+ per child 12 years and below. Reservations are required.
The Raffles Ramadhan
Head over to the Raffles hotel in Jakarta to gather with family and friends for breaking fast. An array of classic Indonesia and Middle Eastern dishes await. If you prefer a fine dining experience guest Chef Maxie Millian from Bali takes Iftar to a new level. Inspired by Indonesian spices and herbs, Chef Maxie’s fine dining menu consists of unique Indonesian dishes from all over the archipelago.
Available from 13th April-12th May, 6:30 pm- 10 pm daily. The buffet is priced at DR 415,000++ per person.
Available from 19th April-6th May, 6:30 pm- 10 pm daily. Iftar at The Dining Room with Chef Maxie Millian IDR 500,000++ per person.
The Ritz Carlton, Kuala Lumpur
A Middle Eastern Feast at The Cobalt Room
The Middle Eastern theme buffet at The Ritz showcases a stellar spread of Middle Eastern staples. The assisted buffet features an array of appetisers such as mezze, hummus, Arabic salads, freshly baked pita bread and moutabel. Quench your thirst with a variety of drinks from sirap bandung to fresh orange, mango, apple juices and soya bean all individually bottled for your convenience. For mains enjoy Arabic inspired pasta dishes, grilled meat platters and Arabic rice with lamb. For dessert feast on baklava and Turkish delights.
Available from 16th April-13th May, 6:30 pm- 10 pm daily. The assisted buffet is priced at RM128+ per adult & RM64+ per child 12 years and below. Reservations are required.
JW Marriot Hotel, Jakarta
Sailendra Restaurant at JW Marriott Hotel Jakarta takes you on the road less travelled. Try unique culinary dishes from Sumatra, Java, Sulawesi, Lombok and more, along with international cuisine presented by Executive Sous Chef Heri Purnama and his team. The buffet’s highlight includes Buntut Bakar Sambal Koja, Arsik Ikan, Udang Garo Rica, Sate Rembiga, Ayam Rarang, Gecok Babat, all originated from across Indonesia.
Available from 13th April-12th May, 6:30 pm- 10 pm daily. The buffet is priced at IDR 438,000 per person. For reservations call 021 5798 8888 or WhatsApp 0811 5886 111.
The St. Regis, Kuala Lumpur
Malam Warisan Melayu
Executive Sous Chef Norazizi Taslim teams up with Banquet Chef Mohd Ridzwan taking inspiration from all 14 states to bring you a culinary journey across Malaysia. Celebrating togetherness and the best traditional recipes from each state. The must-try dishes are the Negeri Sembilan smoked lamb shank with turmeric, bird’s eye chilli and fresh coconut milk, melt-in-your-mouth Perak Braised Beef Short and Mussels Rendang.
Available from 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM daily. The buffet is priced at MYR238.00+ per person. For reservations call +60327276696, WhatsApp +60122801303 or email [email protected]
Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta
The Flavour Journey
The culinary team at Cinamon Restaurant prepared a fantastic array of dishes for breaking fast. The iftar buffet features Middle- Eastern influenced dishes together with signature Indonesia favourites. Start the evening with an array of sweets and baklava. Followed by mains like Chicken Curry and Mie Ayam Ceker Sambal Matah , Ayam Pop from Sumatra, Bebek Betutu from Bali, Selat Solo and Sambal Goreng Kentang Kapri from Java.
Available from 13th April-12th May, 6:30 pm- 10 pm daily. The buffet is priced at IDR 428,000 per person. For reservations contact Hello MO via WhatsApp at +62 (21) 2993 8888 or email to [email protected]
EQ Hotel Kuala Lumpur
EQ’s diverse Ramadhan spread offers over 100 delectable traditional Malay dishes. The perfect buffet for families, Nipah offers a cosy setting within bustling KL. For starters, dig into crowd-pleasing classics such as the Urap Pucuk Manis dan Taugeh, Kerabu Limau Bali, Udang Harimau dan Kacang, as well as the tantalising seafood on ice section which includes fresh selections of mussels, tiger prawns, baby scallops and more. The carving station features succulent Kambing Golek, heartier favourites can be found at the main buffet area with dishes like Gulai Lemak Cili Padi Daging Salai, Assam Pedas and the signature Nipah Kari Laksa.
Available from the the13th April to 12th May, 7 pm – 10:30 pm daily. The buffet is priced at RM188 per person. Reservations are recommended. Guests may call +603 2789 7839/7840 or WhatsApp +6012 278 9239
Shangri- La Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Sajian Istimewa Seafood Assisted buffet at Lemon Garden
Head over to Shangri-La for their Ramadhan buffet if you are a seafood lover, their cold seafood station offers Tiger Prawns, Mud Crabs, Green Lips Mussels, Scallops alongside a wide selection of Sushi and Sashimi. Executive Chef Scott Henderson and Lemon Garden’s Malay Kitchen Chef Safee and Chef Safril are infusing authentic and traditional flavours into Malay cuisine. Dishes to try are the Daging Rendang Minang, Kambing Masak Kurma, Udang Masak Sambal Petai, and Ayam Masak Lemak Cili Api. A unique feature is their Bazaar-like, live cooking stalls featuring Lemang Pulut, Ketupat Palas, and three types of Serunding alongside Fried Cempedak, Cekodok, Bubur Kacang, Ais Batu Campur (ABC) and Pandan Mango Sticky Rice to get your appetite running.
Buffet Dinner is priced at RM178 Nett per person from Sunday to Thursday and priced at RM198 Nett per person from Friday and Saturday. For reservations kindly call +603 2074 3900 or WhatsApp +6019 390 2257.