Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many hotels have either cancelled or altered their Ramadan/ buka puasa offerings, offering takeaway/ delivery instead of in-restaurant dining.
We are trying to compile a new list of info from the hotels which you can read here – https://timchew.net/2020/04/20/ramadan-buka-puasa-takeaway-delivery-and-promotions-2020-by-hotels-in-kuala-lumpur-and-selangor/
In the meantime, kindly check with the respective hotels.
My annual Ramadan/ buka puasa 2020 buffets, dinners, dining and promotions feature returns and includes the following hotels:
- De.Wan 1958 by Chef Wan
- Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur
- EQ – Takeaway/ Delivery
- Hilton Kuala Lumpur
- The Westin Kuala Lumpur – CANCELLED
- Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara – Takeaway/ Delivery
- Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur
- Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur
- Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur
- Renaissance Kuala Lumpur – CANCELLED
- Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral – Takeaway/ Delivery
- Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur
- Pullman Kuala Lumpur City Centre Hotel & Residences
- Berjaya Time Square Hotel – Takeaway Delivery
- PARKROYAL Hotel Kuala Lumpur
- The Saujana Hotel – Takeaway/ Delivery
- Hilton Petaling Jaya
- One World Hotel – Takeaway/ Delivery
and many more!
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De.Wan 1958 by Chef Wan
De.Wan 1958 by Chef Wan seeks to redefine Malaysian cuisine and food culture. One of the most important goals for Chef Wan is to raise awareness of Malaysian food at the international level. It is a cuisine that is full of flavors and colors influenced by the diverse culture that the country is blessed with yet not many people know about what an authentic Malaysian cuisine is like. So he knew that one day he would return home to make this dream into a reality. It would be a place where he can freely share his culinary passion with people who love food as much as he does; it would also be a place where people can create lasting memories and impressions. This is the concept that De.Wan 1958 by Chef Wan is built upon. The restaurant is Muslim-owned and uses halal certified ingredients.
Spreading the spirit of Ramadan, De.Wan 1958 by Chef Wan will be delighting diners with an enticing array of buka puasa delicacies from 27 April to 22 May 2020.
Malaysia’s Food Ambassador, Celebrity Chef Wan, presents ‘Best of Asia Cuisine’, spanning recipes from Terengganu to Johor in peninsular Malaysia, from the korma of Kashmir to the bubur manado of Sulawesi.
The flavours of Malaysia’s diverse states will shine throughout this buffet – expect to be intrigued by Kerabu Nangka Nenas Sarawak, Rojak Betik Terengganu, Rendang Daging Selangor, Bubur Lambuk Pahang, Udang Galah Rendang Perak, Nasi Telor Terengganu, Laksa Johor, and much more to represent our national culinary treasures.
With kampung and kerabu corners, sambal and salad stalls, barbecue carving stations, a warong satay and sections for santapan panas and aneka gulai, the buffet will sizzle with lip-smacking excitement. Save space for desserts, with everything from Pengat Pisang to Pulut Hitam, Kuih Tart Nenas to Kuih Tiram to sweeten this season.
Early bird (15 Feb to 15 Mar) Adult – RM128, Children below 11 – RM58
Late bird (16 Mar to 26 Apr) Adult – RM140, Children below 11 – RM64
Normal price (27 Apr to 22 May) Adult – RM150, Children below 11 – RM70
De.Wan 1958 by Chef Wan is located at:
Lot 2-2, Level 2, The LINC KL,
360, Jalan Tun Razak,
50400 Kuala Lumpur,
Telephone: 010-207 0383
Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur
This Holy Month, come together in love and gratitude at Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur. Diners are invited to take a trip down memory lane with a feast curated by Malaysia’s favourite culinary celebrity, Chef Dato’ Fazley Yaakob. From April 24 to May 23, Sajian Merentasi Zaman (food across generations) will feature beloved recipes from Chef Dato’ Fazley’s childhood days, offering a precious opportunity for the whole family to reconnect.
“In a world where everyone is busy and caught up in their own lives, we understand the value of spending time with those who matter most – that is real luxury,” notes Vinod Narayan, Hotel Manager. “Our team is creating meaningful moments through thoughtful menus and caring service, bringing people together naturally.”
Drawing on a treasure trove of family recipes, Chef Dato’ Fazley recreates Malaysian dishes that have been lost in the mists of time and are rarely found on restaurant menus. Sample delights such as Nasi Tumpang Ayam Bakar Pasu (rice layered with different dishes, served on banana leaves), Puyuh Salai & Kulit Rambai (smoked pigeon with Rambai) and Urap Daun Kaduk & Telur Masin (kaduk leaves & salted egg). Each dish is prepared using healthy cooking techniques, so diners can forget about counting calories.
End the meal on a sweet note with an array of desserts, including crowd-pleasers like Serabai with Gula Melaka (local pancakes with palm sugar syrup), Penjan Ubi Kayu & Pisang (tapioca and banana), and Lempeng Kelapa (coconut crepes).
Along with herbs and spices, Chef Dato’ Fazley seasons his dishes with a liberal sprinkling of gratitude and joyfulness. “For me, cooking is an act of love that’s passed down from generation to generation. My grandmother was the heart of our family, her food brought the whole family together,” he recalls fondly. “Nothing unites us Malaysians more than our shared culinary heritage – I’m so thankful that my job allows me to evoke that wonderful sense of belonging and togetherness.”
Sajian Merentasi Zaman will be hosted in the warm and welcoming ambience of Curate. Local childhood snacks take guests back in time to simpler, carefree days, while live cooking stations add a welcome buzz. Watch Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur’s chefs led by Executive Chef Junious Dickerson in action, and savour smoked delicacies such as crab, prawns and split gill mushrooms. Each table will also receive a bottle of homemade sambal, compliments of Chef Dato’ Fazley.
Sajian Merentasi Zaman is available from 24 April to 23 May 2020 at Curate, Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur, priced at:
· April 24 to 30, 2020: MYR 189 per adult, MYR 94.50 per child (ages 6-12)
· May 1 to 23, 2020: MYR 218 per adult, MYR 109 per child (ages 6-12)
Diners may book via the Four Seasons App or through WhatsApp at +60-323828888
Nipah at EQ makes a bigger and better return with the month-long Citarasa Nipah buffet starting from 24 April until 23 May 2020. Nipah at EQ will be re-introducing fond memories of the yesteryears when the previous Nipah Coffee Shop was a former market leader for this season. The homely ambience and quality of the spread makes this buffet ideal for family, friends and corporate businesses, with over 100 lavish Malay dishes carefully curated for the feast.
The warm and inviting Malaysian hospitality at Nipah at EQ will be complemented by daily angklung and rebana performances at Nipah’s entrance. The open kitchen will treat diners to fragrant aromas and four (4) different menus on rotation featuring the culinary team’s timeless family recipes of comfort food highlight the heritage of Malaysian flavours.
For starters, there will be classic soups such as the Bubur Lambok Istimewa and Sup Gearbox, while the seafood on ice section is always a favourite with myriad fresh selections of mussels, tiger prawns, baby scallops and more. The carving station will have Kambing Panggang, while heartier favourites can be found at the main buffet area with dishes like Nasi Bukhari, Daging Salai Lemak Cili Padi and the signature Kari Laksa Nipah, which is prepared with a classic recipe that has been shared from the early days of Hotel Equatorial back in the 80s.
Chef Ali, the Chef de Cuisine, is known for sticking to classic, authentic flavours. Having grown up in Sabah means his meals growing up were fresh, simple and never overly seasoned. With more than 30 years of experience up his sleeves, diners can expect well-known dishes often found in celebratory Malaysian events such as weddings, open houses and street carnivals. At the outdoor live station, his signature Briyani Gam Johor (Ayam dan Daging) will be served with fluffy, long grain basmati rice and cooked with rich spices, vegetables and meat that falls off the bone.
Chef Afiq, the Chef de Partie of Nipah, has bagged many awards including the Gold Medal of Global Culinary Challenge Malaysia 2019 with his Nasi Lemak Heritage. This year, diners can indulge in his Satay Ayam, Daging, Kambing dan Itik at the outdoor live station. These freshly made upon order skewers are tender and juicy, with a lightly charred finish.
Be spoiled for choice at the delectable dessert counter with childhood favourites such as Aiskrim Malaysia, along with Aneka Kuih Melayu and Serawa Durian dan Pulut. The Classic and Deluxe Nipah Hampers will also be for sale with specially picked items like premium dates, pineapple tarts, kuih bahulu, traditional dodol, premium tea, pandan layer cake and ketupat cookies.
Opening Hours: Citarasa Nipah is available at Nipah daily from 24 April to 23 May 2020, 18:00 to 22:30.
Citarasa Nipah buffet at EQ price:
Early Bird Citarasa Nipah Vouchers at RM108 per person selling from 9 – 31 March 2020 (Redeemable from 24 – 30 April 2020 and 21 – 23 May 2020)
Early Bird Citarasa Nipah Vouchers at RM128 per person selling from 9 – 31 March 2020 (Redeemable from 24 April – 23 May 2020)
Citarasa Nipah buffet dinner at RM158 per person selling from 1 – 23 May 2020 (Valid from 24 April – 23 May 2020)
Reservations are highly recommended. Call +603 2789 7839/7840 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or book through TableApp (https://www.tableapp.com/partner/nipah-eq-kuala-lumpur)
For more info, head over to http://www.eqkualalumpur.com
The Westin Kuala Lumpur
Indahnya Ramadhan! at The Living Room of The Westin Kuala Lumpur
From the moment the sun sets, The Westin Kuala Lumpur has prepared ‘Indahnya Ramadhan!’ buffet spread at The Living Room, a contemporary all-day-dining venue, from 25 April to 22 May 2020. Allow The Westin Kuala Lumpur’s dedicated culinary team led by Executive Chef Halim Chek Lah to whisk you away in exquisite dining of authentic Malaysian cuisine in various live cooking stations.
The Living Room sits beneath a stunning glass sun burst sculpture from the ceiling, a venue like no other in Kuala Lumpur. Being a comfortable place for meals at any time of the day, it strikes a balance in redefining the concept of the comforts and contemporary living, while serving an array of delightful cuisines.
Chef Halim has enjoyed a long and prosperous career in hotel industry with roles dating back to 1998 where he started as a Kitchen Apprentice, progressing to the next level in culinary division. He has a vast experience working in many established organizations such as Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur, St Regis Kuala Lumpur, Grand Hyatt, Hilton Kuala Lumpur and a few renowned boutique resorts. Chef Halim joined The Westin Kuala Lumpur family as an Executive Sous Chef in 2018 and enjoys cooking local and ethically sourced ingredients. Chef Halim’s mission is to provide total customer satisfaction by rendering highest food quality, excellent service, well balanced and affordable meals in line with Westin’s brand pillar programme; Eat Well. With an impressive 20 years of extensive exposure and experience under his belt, Chef Halim now helms the culinary team as the Executive Chef of The Westin Kuala Lumpur.
The ‘Indahnya Ramadhan!’ buffet spread at The Living Room will include a wide selection of delicious appetizers, must-have cuisines and irresistible desserts with more than 100 mouth-watering dishes laid out in the buffet aisle, as well as fine dates from Tunisia, Iran, and United Arab Emirates.
Among the highlighted dishes from Chef Halim are Udang Tiga Rasa (Seafood on Ice), Ikan Bakar Daun Pisang, Sri Muara Live Stations with a variety of Ikan Bakar Daun Pisang to select from, Sabah Fish Head Soup Noodle, Asam Pedas Selat Melaka, Kambing Gulai Kawah, Rendang Tok, Rendang Ayam Hijau, also including Ketupat Palas with Lemang Putih and Pulut Hitam.
End the meal on a sweet note with Malaysian ‘Agar-Agar’, traditional Malay ‘Kuih, Assorted Raya Cookies, Peach Tarte Tatin, Caramel Cream Puffs and many more.
Price: RM178nett per person (adult), RM89nett per person (7-12 years old) while children below 6 years old and below dine for free.
Early Bird Promotion Tier 1
Enjoy special discounted rate at only RM 99nett per person when you purchase the ‘Indahnya Ramadhan!’ early bird voucher:
Selling Period: 21 February – 22 March 2020
Dining Period: 25 – 30 April 2020
Early Bird Promotion Tier 2
Enjoy special discounted rate at only RM 118nett per person when you purchase the ‘Indahnya Ramadhan!’ early bird voucher:
Selling Period: 23 March – 24 April 2020
Dining Period: 1 May 2020 until 23 May 2020
*Marriott Bonvoy members entitled to additional 10% discount. The dining period will be from 1 May 2020 until 23 May 2020.
The Westin Kuala Lumpur is also offering dedicated discounts during the promotional period (25 April – 23 May 2020) for:
- Club Marriott & Westin Dining members are entitled to 20% discount on the above promotions.
- Selected bank cardholders are entitled to 20% discount on the above restaurant promotions for food only
For dining reservations, contact Westin Dining at 603.2773.8495, WhatsApp +6017 281 9231 or head over to http://www.thewestinkualalumpur.com for reservations and more information.
Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara
Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara is set to celebrate Ramadan with a nostalgic trip down memory lane. Once again, the French luxury hotel brand has collaborated with none other than Dato’ Chef Haji Ismail Ahmad to provide a feast featuring the very best of traditional Malay cuisine from the different states around the country.
NOSTALGIC FEAST AT KWEE ZEEN
Kwee Zeen, the Hotel’s all-day dining restaurant will be transformed into a slice of an old Malaysian gallery, with antique decorations that adds character to the ambiance and theme. The Hotel’s Executive Chef Fabrice Bruto, together with celebrity Chef Dato’ Haji Ismail Ahmad promise to provide guests with authentic flavours of traditional Malay cuisine. Themed “Nostalgic Feast”, guests can enjoy a rich spread of unique and diverse tastes of kampung-inspired dishes at Kwee Zeen.
The salad bar offers Pecal, Tauhu Sumbat, Lawar Pucuk Betik, Acar Jelatah, Kerabu Mangga Muda, Kerabu Taugeh dan Kerang, Kerabu Aneka Laut dan Soo Hoon, Kerabu Daging Bakar, and more to kick start your appetite. Among the main courses are Ayam Percik Kelantan, Daging Salai Masak Lemak Cili Padi, Asam Pedas Ikan Pari, Sambal Udang Petai, Telur Itik Masak Lemak Cili Api among others. Highlights of the main course spread are celebrity chef Dato’ Haji Ismail Ahmad’s creations exclusively designed for Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara which includes Botak-Botak Ikan Tenggiri, Paru Berlada, Ayam Kaloi, Daging Masak Hitam, Dalca Sayur, Udang Masak Lemak Nenas, Ikan Pari Asam Pedas, as well as a selection of Panggang Purba served with Malay rice.
Apart from that, the buffet will also feature international fare, which includes Chinese, Indian, Japanese and Western favourites. There will also be live stations, offering everything from Roti Canai, Murtabak Ayam, Pisang Goreng and others. For dessert lovers, indulge in a wide variety of heavenly local Malaysian delicacies like Bubur Cha-Cha, Bubur Pulut Hitam, Bubur Pengat Pisang, Bubur Serawa Durian, a vast selection of Malay kuih-muih, assorted cakes, and pastries, just to name a few. Moreover, there will also be refreshing traditional beverages such as Janda Pulang, a super hydrating drink packed with all the essential minerals and nutrients from Kuala Pilah, Negeri Sembilan.
“We strive to elevate the guests’ dining experience as much as possible by using fresh ingredients and traditional cooking methods to retain the original taste of each dish. Besides all that, the best recipes are still patience and cooking from the heart,” said celebrity Chef Dato’ Haji Ismail Ahmad.
“This year, in honour of the holy month, our menus focus on popular dishes from the different states around the country. These are traditional Malay dishes prepared home cooked style, and with the help of celebrity Chef Dato’ Haji Ismail Ahmad, we want to transport our guests to the kitchens of homes in Malaysia,” said Franck Loison, General Manager at Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara.
“Though he has a hectic schedule to keep to, celebrity Chef Dato’ Haji Ismail Ahmad spent 3 days with my team and I sharing some of his greatest tips, tricks and cooking technique for our preparation”, said Fabrice Bruto, Executive Chef of Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara. Fabrice further adds that there will be three rotation menus throughout the month.
From now till 22 April 2020, there will be early bird voucher available for sale priced at RM141.00nett per adult and RM70.50nett per child.
Normal Price, 23 April to 23 May 2020
- RM188.00nett per adult
- RM94.00nett per children
*Surau facilities are available for Muslim guests as well as ample parking spaces
Besides offering an assortment of tantalizing delicacies, the feast boasts a live ‘gambus’ performance by Dollah Gambus Al-Linggi, daily from 6.30pm to 9.00pm.
CORPORATE MEETINGS, PRIVATE GROUP IFTAR & HARI RAYA OPEN HOUSE
In addition, special meeting packages are also available throughout the fasting month. At RM220.00nett per person (non-Muslim) and RM180.00nett per person (Muslim) for a full day meeting and RM195.00nett per person (non-Muslim) and RM160.00nett per person (Muslim) for a half day meeting, Muslim guests can savour the breakfasting buffet, compliment the package in the private meeting room. For corporate bookings or larger groups wishing for a unique Iftar or even Hari Raya Open house, the lavish Wau Bulan Ballroom is a suitable setting, and priced at RM158.00nett per person and RM178.00nett per person.
Make time for a little relaxation during the Holy month at the award-wining So SPA, and plan your ‘me-time’ with one of the following treatments at RM100.00nett per person:-
- 30 minutes Head and Shoulder Massage
- 30 Minutes Leg Tonic Treatment
- 30 Minutes Quick Body Massage
- 30 Minutes Instant Glow Green Tea Facial
- Available from 27 April to 22 May 2020
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
The hotel will also feature a CSR fundraising initiative, where the proceeds will go to Rumah Jaireh in Baru Arang. The hotel will sell a customised non-woven bag and Hari Raya postcard, priced at RM15.00nett.
Send your thoughts and well wishes to your friends, family and colleagues with beautiful hampers filled with traditional home-made treats and heavenly sweet bites in an elegant and unique packaging that will bring back the memories of each family’s tradition this Holy month. The hampers are available for purchase from in the Hotel’s lobby, and are available from 23 April 2020.
THE RHYTHAM OF LIFE – ART EXHIBITION
Besides the antiques display and plethora of authentic menus, Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara has also collaborated with a local artist, Ms Sandy Lau who will be displaying a series of her works. Titled “The Rhythm of Life”, the artworks express the truth in life. Life that brings our needs, our deepest desires, and our unique talents into harmony, peaceful, passion, purpose and energy. Those art pieces are specially curated by Sandy for the hotel, represents a bygone Kampung scene will be showcased through the sprawling lobby of the hotel between 12 March and 20 May 2020.
For enquiries and reservations, email HA123-FB2@SOFITEL.COM or call (03) 2720 6688
Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur
Essence, the all-day dining venue at Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel is all set to embrace Ramadan with FIESTA RASA MUHIBAH showcasing alluring signature offerings specially crafted by Selangor-born Executive Sous Chef, Hazif Ramli and his team.
Strategically located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur and walking distance to Dang Wangi LRT and Medan Tuanku Monorail stations, Essence at the Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel offers a tranquil and immersive setting that plays perfect host to a lavish and abundant iftar for family, friends or business associates.
As the sun sets, gather with your loved ones and enjoy signature dishes like the aromatic Kambing Carik which is marinated in a special homemade spice rub complemented by the colourful Nasi Hujan Panas that uses natural colouring sourced from fresh turmeric, beetroot and pandan leaves or indulge in a robust concoction of Sup Tulang Berempah with freshly baked Roti Bengali on the side.
For spice lovers, there’s the Itik Salai Masak Lemak Cili Padi or Chef Hazif’s special Asam Pedas Ikan. Other highlights include Daging Dendeng paired with Lemang, as well as the thick and heavily spiced Gulai Kawah.
The buffet resembles a lively Ramadan Bazaar, with daily live-action stalls available throughout the month, with a variety of street food snacks alike such as banana fritters, deep-fried jackfruit and yam, satay, selection of freshly cooked Roti John, Roti Canai, Chicken Murtabak and Chicken Sharwarma.
End the meal on a sweet note with authentic Malaysian desserts such as the classic Sira Pisang Raja, creamy Sago Gula Melaka and the famous Hulu Langat Pengat Durian and more.
Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel has an Early Bird promotion, priced at RM98 nett per person from 1 March till 23 April 2020. Thereafter, the Fiesta Rasa Muhibah buffet is priced at RM148 nett per adult and RM74nett per child from 24 April till 23 May 2020.
During this period, Club Marriott and Marriott Bonvoy member, along with selective participating Bank Cardholders can enjoy a 20% discount.
Fiesta Rasa Muhibah, Kita-Kita Aje – Catering Promotion
Throughout the month, private or corporate iftar can also be organised in the hotel’s refreshed and elevated event spaces. Priced from RM 98 nett per person, this catering promotion requires a minimum booking of 50 persons. Guest can immerse in the atmosphere of Muhibah at sunset that surely will leave an exuberant iftar experience that they will always remember.
Pakej Kareem – Stay Package
Perform the annual observance of Ramadan in the luxury and comfort with Pakej Kareem, a room package inclusive of sahur (pre-dawn meal) with 20% discount for Fiesta Rasa Muhibah dinner buffet at Essence is priced from RM 315++ per night while also enjoying facilities of the hotel. Buffet breakfast, for the package, is also available as an option at Essence if required. Guests may also choose to book Club rooms to enjoy the above benefits along with Sheraton Club Lounge Access.
- Dining reservation, call +6012 337 9980 or email email@example.com
- Catering reservation (minimum 50 persons), email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Room reservation, email email@example.com
- For general inquiries, call +603 2717 9900
For more info, head over to http://www.sheratonimperialkualalumpur.com
Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur – CANCELLED
Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel has a buffet spread of traditional Malaysian dishes this Holy Month. Themed Selera A La Kampung, the culinary team led by Executive Chef Edmund Ng have created an extensive range of kampung delicacies representing the flavours of Malaysia. The menu will feature a selection of hot and cold appetizers, traditional delights, juicy poultry and a variety of desserts.
Enhanced with features of Malaysia’s traditional cuisine along with local favorites, the highlights of the buffet will include dishes like Rendang tok Perak, Gulai ayam nangka muda Melaka, Asam pedas daging tetel, Kajang satay, Sup tulang and more. Seasonal favorites such as Lemang bakar, Ketupat, Gulai kawah and Bubur cha cha are also included.
Start with a wide selection of appetizers from Kerabu mangga muda, Kerabu nanas, Tauhu sumbat, Rojak buah Penang and Acar awak.
Be sure to try the Lamb ouzi, a unique lamb dish which is slow-cooked to achieve a tender and juicy texture, and served with roasted nuts, raisins and tomato rice. Look out for the selection of classic Penang nyonya dishes such as Kiam chye boey, Crispy pie tee, Popiah basah, Jiu hoo char, Otak-otak and Assam prawn. There will also be international favorites include Rogan josh, Saag paneer, Shish kebab and more.
Complete the meal with a dessert spread featuring an assortment of local delicacies from Musang king durian pulut, Durian cheesecake, Sago gula Melaka, Nyonya kuih, Bubur cha cha, Ice kacang and international desserts such as of Lychee crème brûlée and Mango mousse.
The Selera A La Kampung buffet will be available daily from 6.30pm to 10.30pm from 25 April to 22 May 2020, priced at RM 138nett per adult and RM 69nett per child below 12 years old, Club Marriott members are able to enjoy a special rebate of 30% off and Marriott Bonvoy members will enjoy 20% off the buffet.
For groups seeking for an intimate space to break the fast together during the Holy Month between 25 April to 22 May 2020, there are three (3) specially crafted menus to select from. Enjoy favourites such as Sup ekor berempah, Udang assam, Daging rendang, Sambal sotong and other local favorites in one of the hotel’s function rooms. Priced from RM135nett per person for a minimum of 30 persons per booking, each package includes complimentary decoration and floral arrangement on all tables, standard PA system and a host of other benefits.
Throw a memorable Hari Raya Open House and savor an extensive array of nostalgic flavours for an unforgettable celebration between 24 May and 24 June 2020. The menu features traditional local flavors featuring live cooking satay stations, Daging masak hitam, Ikan pedas, Ayam masak merah, Kari salmon, Roti canai and more. Open House packages start from RM135nett per person with a host of inclusions, for a minimum of 30 persons per booking.
For dining reservations, call 03 2771 6692 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral
Makan Yuk with Indonesian delights at Nook’s Ramadan Feast (27 April – 22 May)
This holy month of Ramadan (2020), Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral’s Nook all-day dining restaurant will be inviting guests to experience the world of Indonesian cuisine for an awesome family and friends gathering.
Nook’s sassy culinary team will take you on a gastronomic journey through Nusantara, whipping up over 150 dishes, served on a rotational basis on the buffet spread for you, your family and friends to enjoy when breaking fast. Nook’s Makan Yuk Indonesia-themed menu has been carefully crafted by Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral’s Executive Chef Arfizan and Nook’s Chef de Cuisine – Chef Rais along with their talented team.
Feast on Indonesian favourites such as Kambing Bakar Bumbu, a lamb dish marinated with a combination of local spices including turmeric, coriander seeds, chilli powder, ginger and lemongrass. Once the lamb is marinated, it is slow roasted for two hours to achieve a texture that is tender and juicy. Other highlights like Bakso, Gerai Nasi Ayam, Ayam Cabe Ijo, Tempeh Goreng Berempah and Ikan Bumbu Berempah will be available on the buffet.
Get your phone ready for an instagrammable shot of Nook’s chefs slicing juicy pieces of Daging Sapi Gongso, Nook’s signature, at the live carving station. Marinated with an Indonesian sweet soya sauce, red chilli and a mixture of Asian spices including cinnamon, cardamom, cumin, anise and fennel, this succulent dish will have you coming back for more. The secret to its tenderness? The daging is slowly braised for three hours to retain the flavour of the marinade and to give it that melt-in-your-mouth texture.
Feeling guilty? Load up on your greens with traditional appetisers and salads with dishes including Gado Gado, Urap Sayur, Rojak Uleg Indonesia, Pecal Kangkung, Cilok dengan kuah Kacang and a variety of Kerupuk.
A selection of Sambal and Indonesian Curry dishes including Sambal Matah, Sambal Cabe Ijo, Sambal Terasi, Sambal Bawang, Gulai Ayam Padang, Gulai Daging Tetel, Gulai Telur Padang will be offered along with Indonesian rice dishes, the Nasi Kebuli, Nasi Jagung Madura and Nasi Kuning to complement the meal.
Malaysian favourites will also make an appearance on the buffet including the must-have Bubur Lambuk, Sup berempah, Murtabak and a special stall of freshly cooked Warong Satay.
There will also be international dishes such as Wok-fried Kam Heong Crab, Stir-fried Black Pepper Beef, Lamb Vindaloo, Pizza, Jade Fish Picatta with Mexican Corn Salsa, Vegetable Lasagna and more.
End the meal with crowd-pleasing desserts, including Kuih Lapis Bandung, Kolang Kaling (palm fruit), Bubur Sumsum (sweet coconut rice porridge), Sago Air Gula and Kolak Ubi. International offerings include Tapai Ubi, Bubur Pulut Hitam, Warm Apple Crumble, Warm Banana Bread and Butter Pudding, ABC Station, Lemon Meringue Pie and more.
Quench your thirst with Air Tebu, Sirap Bandung, Air Kurma, Air Jagung, Teh Tarik, Nescafe Tarik and Kopi Hang Tuah.
The Ramadan buffet, Makan Yuk @ Nook, is priced at RM148 nett per adult and will be served daily from the 27 April till 22 May 2020 from 6:30pm to 10:30pm.
Ramadan Early Bird vouchers for Makan Ayuk @ Nook Selera Indonesia will be available for sale from 1 March – 24 April 2020. Vouchers are priced at RM110 nett per voucher for purchases of 1 – 35 vouchers and RM100 nett per voucher for purchases of 36 vouchers and above.
The voucher validity is only for the Ramadan period from 27 April – 22 May 2020. Diners are encouraged to call ahead for reservations prior to dining at Nook.
For reservations or more info, call (60) 3 2723 1188 or visit http://www.aloftkualalumpursentral.com
Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur
Latest Recipe at Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur has a traditional feast themed ‘Santapan Muhibbah’ with dishes specially curated by the hotel’s Executive Sous Chef, Chef Budiman and his team of culinary experts.
To start at the Malay appetiser station with a variety of Malay appetisers such as pecal desa, tauhu sumbat, acar limau, popiah basah, and nasi ulam. While you are there, help yourselves to different varieties of kerabu dishes such as kerabu lala served with green papaya, selom leaves, and pounded yellow chili paste, kerabu itik salai served with mangoes, cashew nuts and sweet and sour sauce, and acar nanas served with ginger and mixed spiced chutney.
Warm up to a selection of soups such as the hearty and flavourful Signature oxtail stew, Spicy chicken soup with chicken balls, mushrooms, celery and glass noodles, Moroccan lamb stew with baked beans, aromatic vegetables, yoghurt and potatoes, Asian-style spicy crab soup and prawn bisque served with coconut cream, vegetables, tofu and kaffir lime or sample the delicious Bubur Lambok, a traditional Malay porridge.
Chef Budiman adds a little twist of his traditional recipes into the variation of main Malay dishes he has lined up for our diners to take pleasure from. Be sure to try out the selection of main dishes featuring Gulai tulang rusuk lembu dan gulai pisang tumis darat, Kepah masak lemak with betik muda, serai and cili padi, Berbiri panggang with rempah baharah, cuka bawang putih and sos asli, and, Assam pedas ikan pari with bendi and haruman kesom. A traditional feast would also not be complete without some tender rendang kambing, accompanied with wok-fried vegetables and steamed white rice.
For some live goreng-goreng action, head over to the Malay main counter, where the chefs serve instant fried Malay delicacies such as aneka pisang, nangka, keledek, keladi, sukun, cempedak, and keropok lekor with sos pedas.
Don’t miss the hotel’s signature Kuah Lemak Putih Jejari noodles, Surime Kepiting (Crab broth with coconut cream, clams and dried shrimp chili paste), laksa Siam, mee kari, and sup herba accompanied by a variation of condiments and toppings to choose from.
At the dessert counter, look out for an assortment of kuih-muih from kuih tepung talam, kuih lapis, kuih sago ubi, pulut panggang, apam balik, lompang warna warni, kuih ketayap, kuih tepung pelita, kuih bingka pandan, kuih koci, assorted dodol, assorted Raya cookies, and fresh dates. There’s also ABC and Cendol with side condiments, bubur jagong bersago, bubur cha cha, bubur pulut hitam, sago Gula Melaka with coconut cream, durian soup with pancake rolls and a selection of soft serve ice cream, plain or fruity yoghurt.
The feast also includes international cuisine at the Indian, Chinese, Japanese, and Western stations. For Indian cuisine, there’s the lamb tandoori, roti naan, dhal curry and other vegetarian and nonvegetarian options. As for Chinese cuisine, there’s an array of dim sum selections such as chicken char siew pau, har kow, black pepper siew mai, carrot siew mai, and lo ma kai. Over at the Japanese counter, expect Japanese delights from sashimi and sushi accompanied with side condiments, selections of teppanyaki and live tempura counter. At the Western counter; the open kitchen serves rotational carvings in addition to live pasta-making where diners could request pastas cooked according to their preference.
The delectable ‘Santapan Muhibbah’ buffet dinner will be available at Latest Recipe from 24 April to 23 May 2020, priced at RM 178 nett per adult and RM 89 nett per child. The same prices are also applicable to those who wish to dine during Hari Raya on 24 & 25 May 2020.
Early Bird Offer & Special Discount Privileges
- Early bird vouchers are currently available until 30 April, priced at RM 128 nett per adult and RM 64 nett per child, on a first-come, first-served basis.
- If you’re a Maybank, Citibank, CIMB, HSBC, Hong Leong Bank or UOB cardholder, receive a discount of 25% off the normal price of RM 178 nett per adult throughout the promotion.
- Both Marriott Bonvoy & Club Marriott members can enjoy the buffet at a special price of RM 140 nett per adult.
To discover more about the ‘Santapan Muhibbah’ buffet, or to make a dining reservation at Latest Recipe, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +60 3 2263 7434.
CELEBRATORY FESTIVE DINNER PACKAGES (Valid from 23 April to 23 May 2020)
Alternatively, apart from Latest Recipe, corporations are also able to rekindle the joy and spirit of togetherness through this fasting month by hosting meetings and sumptuous gatherings at one of the hotel’s well-appointed function rooms complete with a wide selection of menus of authentic Malaysian dishes served in buffet style.
Priced from RM 156.60 nett per person (minimum of 100 persons), the package is inclusive of:
- One (1) Santapan Muhibbah Buffet Dinner
- Delectable selection of kuih and kurma
- Free flow of Sjora juice
- One (1) designated private function room for your group dinner
RAYA OPEN HOUSE (Valid from 26 May to 26 June 2020)
You can also host a successful Raya Open House with family and friends or with corporate clients as Chef Budiman and his team delivers a festive culinary experience! With function rooms, decorated for the occasion, impress your guests with an incredible spread of traditional local Malay delights, paired with the best service in town for a memorable event.
Priced from RM 156.60 nett per person (minimum of 100 persons), the package is inclusive of:
- One (1) Santapan Muhibbah Buffet Dinner
- Free flow of Sjora juice
- One (1) designated private function room with 8 live stations
- Basic PA system
To discover more about Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur’s Celebratory Festive Dinner or Raya Open House Packages, contact the Sales team at +60 3 2263 7888 or email email@example.com
Pullman Kuala Lumpur City Centre Hotel & Residences
Pullman Kuala Lumpur City Centre Hotel and Residences (Pullman KLCC) honours the holy month of Ramadan with the Citarasa Sedap buffet dinner spread from 27 April until 22 May 2020. This year, Pullman KLCC’s Sedap Restaurant will be donning several customs, featuring an Asian fusion menu, featuring traditional dishes with twists of their own, Ayam Bakar Tebu and Rendang Rusa, to locally infused Japanese cuisine; serunding Maki rolls.
Breaking the barriers of typical cuisines but still maintaining the timeless traditional flavor and identity, Pullman KLCC’s Sedap Restaurant will be dazzling diners with an array of innovative dishes, condiments and assortments of delectable desserts.
In order to give diners the full Malaysian ambience and experience, the food stations will stretch from inside Sedap Restaurant to the outdoors in front of the hotel lobby main entrance, where visitors can seep in the bazaar ambience while partaking up to 200 different type of dishes!
Some of the definitely not-to-be-missed delicacies are locally infused Takoyaki and Oden, Signature Hot Pot Soup complemented with freshly squeezed Sugar Cane juice, pisang goreng and keropok lekor cheese, cheesy potato twisters and boba tea.
For those who are looking for Instagrammable or photo/video moments, Sedap will have three live kitchens where the chefs will specially prepare meals on-the-spot, chosen by the visitors.
Start with the ‘Create Your Own Classic Favourite Kerabu’ island, where diners can mix and match different types of herbal kerabu condiments, such as Shredded Chicken, Prawns, Squid Peanut ‘’Melanau Prawn Umai Salads’’ Banana Blossom & choice of Homemade Dressing Pie Tee. Fresh tropical fruits selection are also available and can be turned to rojak with just a splash of shrimp paste for a more local ensemble.
More savoury options are available with 11 custom made sambal selection featuring the likes of Durian Cured Chilies & Vietnamese Mint (Sambal Tempoyak Daun Kesum) and Bird Eye Anchovy’s Chilies (Sambal Ikan Bilis Tumbuk Cili Api), and more, served with assorted crackers and pickles such as Prawn Crackers and Melinjo Chips.
For mains, look out for the Stir Fried Beef Lung (paru) with Chili Paste, Duck Egg with Coconut Cream and Eggplant, Beef Simmered with Potato and Spices and Wok-fried Vegetables with Young Corn among others. The spread also features an array of ketupat palas and lemang, with a variety of toppings including Assorted Beef or Chicken Floss in Asian Spices & Chilies or opt for the traditional bubur lambuk.
Look out for Durian Sensation Dessert bar with specially curated durian themed desserts. Other desserts include fresh cut tropical fruits, assorted Raya cookies and more. Wash down the meal with local beverage favourites such as sirap bandung, the bunga and air jagung.
Drawing inspiration from the Malaysian phrase ‘Sedap’, which means ‘delightful’. Sedap is a stylish restaurant on the ground floor beside the lobby, and has wide dining spaces and high ceilings that exude modern nostalgia with mixed indigenous and edgy wall decorations and designs.
The Citarasa Sedap Buffet Dinner Offerings is priced at RM138 per adult and RM69 per child. The first 1,000 persons get to purchase Early Bird vouchers at RM78 per person. All vouchers are only redeemable from 27 April to 3 May 2020.
The 6% service tax will be exempted, effective 1 March until 31 August 2020 as announced by the Malaysian Government.
Reservations are recommended for the Sedap Citarasa Buffet Dinner. Call the hotel at +603 2170 8888 and request for Sedap Restaurant at Extn. 8119 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Berjaya Times Square Hotel
Berjaya Times Square Hotel is pleased to present the Ramadhan 2020 Promotion entitled “Hidangan Idaman Sekeluarga @ Big Apple Restaurant”, and the Nasi Briyani Gam Batu Pahat (Chicken or Lamb) @ Ground Floor Lobby. Both of these Ramadhan 2020 Promotions will run through the entire month of Ramadhan, from 27th April 2020 to 22nd May 2020.
For the exclusive Hidangan Idaman Sekeluarga @ Big Apple Restaurant, Malay Cuisine Chef, Chef Yusoff and his team of chefs will prepare an array of traditional Malay dishes, such as the Kari Kepala Ikan from Kedah, Aneka Jenis Sup from Wilayah Persekutuan, Ketam Masak Lemak from Negeri Sembilan, Uncle Bakri Fried Chicken from Perak, Daging Masak Hitam from Penang, Ikan Merah Asam Pedas from Johor, Ayam Percik from Kelantan, and the Kharouf Ouzi, Whole Lamb Lebanese Style.
The buffet will include more than 200 dishes; highlights include Daging Masak Hitam and Kambing Masak Merah, Lemang served with rendang ayam/ daging, Satay, Murtabak, Satay, Seafood with kam heong sauce, Otak-otak, Ulam ulam, Ketam masak lemak, Bubur lambuk udang, Nasi tomato, Ikan merah asam pedas and more.
The International Favourites includes favourites such as the Thai Green Curry Fish and Wok-Fried Tiger Prawn with Shrimp Paste, Seafood on ice, Chicken masala, Salmon fillet, Arabic lamb roll, Pasta, Waffle & crepe roll with durian paste, Lamb salad and more.
End the meal on a sweet note with desserts such as Exotic tarts, Pudding caramel, red velvet cakes, selected dates, Serawa durian, Chocolate fountain with fruit skewer & assorted marshmallow, Panna cotta, Assorted malay kuih and more.
For the Nasi Briyani Gam Batu Pahat (Chicken or Lamb) Takeaway @ Ground Floor Lobby, the hotel’s chefs will be preparing the iconic Nasi Briyani Gam for takeaway. Malay Cuisine Chef, Chef Yusoff shared, “This is definitely an event that we look forward to. We have come together to envision an array of traditional Malay dishes that is both flavourful and savory, but we emphasize variety more than anything else, so we took some of the signature dishes from each of the distinctive states of Malaysia and went from there. The result is a glorious arrangement of some of the finest traditional dishes we can offer.”
General Manager of Berjaya Times Square Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Mr. Hugo Gerittsen, shared, “For this exceedingly special holy month of Ramadhan, I would like to cordially welcome and invite everyone to our Ramadhan 2020 Promotions, which includes the Hidangan Idaman Sekeluarga @ Big Apple Restaurant, and the Nasi Briyani Gam Batu Pahat (Chicken or Lamb) Takeaway @ Ground Floor Lobby. It is of the utmost importance that we place the notion of blessings, self-reflection, and devotion through our faith in God. This devotion has to be celebrated with sheer sincerity and thankfulness, and this is reflected by our Ramadhan 2020 Promotions, which serves as an act of giving, as well as spreading love and kindness to each other. During Ramadhan, we constantly empower ourselves through self-reflection, and we celebrate this empowerment by celebrating and commemorating this holy month with the utmost humility and compassion.”
Hidangan Idaman Sekeluarga @ Big Apple Restaurant
- Date : 27th April 2020 – 22nd May 2020
- Time : 7:00pm to 10:00pm
- Price : RM121.00nett per adult, RM 55.00nett per child (27-29 April & 20-22 May 2020)
- : RM130.00nett per adult, RM64.00nett per child (30 April – 19 May 2020)
- *one (1) person dines FREE with every 8 full-paying adults (normal price)
- Early Bird vouchers available @ RM94nett per adult & RM47nett per child
- (For Early Bird vouchers, call / Whatsapp: 016-560 0351 / 012-649 923 / 03-2117 8280)
Nasi Briyani Gam Batu Pahat (Chicken or Lamb) Takeaway @ Ground Floor Lobby
- Date : 26th April 2020 – 22nd May 2020
- Time : 5:00pm to 7:30pm
- Price : RM11.00nett (5:00pm to 7:00pm)
- : RM 9.00nett (7:01pm to 7:30pm)
- A bottle of water will be provided for every purchase
To make a reservation or for further inquiries, call Big Apple Restaurant at 03-2117 8000 (ext. 8133) or head over to http://www.berjayahotel.com/kualalumpur
*Age Range for Eligibility: Kids (4 – 11 years old), Senior Citizen (+60 years old)
**Prices are quoted net Ringgit Malaysia inclusive of 6% SST
PARKROYAL Hotel Kuala Lumpur
PARKROYAL Hotel Kuala Lumpur will be having a special Ramadan buffet promotion starting from 27 April till 20 May 2020. This year’s buffet promotion is entitled ‘Jom Iftar @ Chatz Brasserie’ and will feature over 50 traditional dishes by the hotel’s culinary team who will take you down memory lane, with dishes that reflect mother and grandmother’s cooking.
The buffet will be at the Chatz Brasserie located on Lower Lobby level of PARKROYAL Hotel Kuala Lumpur where diners can enjoy a variety of Malay traditional flavours, live food stall stations and a truly Asia Malaysia culture experience.
Among the signature dishes are Ikan Goreng Kari Pulleh Rangup Johor Berlada Hitam by Chef Isham, Special Nenda Ayam Goreng Inchi Kabin by Chef Hazmi, Kambing Panggang Cik Mek Molek Mewangi by Chef Razalee, Gulai Kawah Pedas Tetel Omak Den with Chef Khairulizam and many more. Back by popular demand, Chef Stewart will also bring back Mi Kolok Bumi Kenyalang to this year’s Jom Iftar.
Special Nenda Ayam Goereng Inchi Kabin is a popular Nyonya dish cooked on ship for the sailors. The chicken is flavored with fennel, cumin, coriander, turmeric, black pepper, chili powder, kaffir lime leaves, coconut milk plus a few more aromatic herbs and then fried using a 32 inches diameter long big Kawah.
For fish lovers, there’s the Ikan Goreng Kari Pulleh Rangup Berlada Hitam station, a classic recipe by great grand mom of Chef Isham. Choose from pomfret, halibut slices or mackerel which you can enjoy with with sambal kalasan, sauce kasturi or ketumbar chili sauce.
Kambing Panggang Cik Mek Molek is a famous Kelantan style barbeque roasted lamb. The roasted whole lamb is marinated with freshly blended pineapple juice, touch of honey and perfumed with freshly grinded Tanah Merah spices. The dish is served together with cinnamon roasted pineapple and moistened with special spicy kuzi raisin sauce, which is a special sauce made of Jabit, spices, tamarind, cashew nuts and dried chilies. Pair the roasted lamb with Middle Eastern ‘mandy’ basmati rice.
Gulai Kawah, a special must have dish at every home during break ‘fast’. Traditionally, parents will wait for the children to be home and then prepare the ‘gulai’ together. The family will enjoy the home cooked gulai during break fast before Isyak prayer. Gulai Kawah Pedas Tetel, braised beef cooked in coconut milk, cloves, star anise cadamon, enhanced with kerisik (fried coconut), gula Melaka (palm sugar and asam gelugor (sliced sour plum).
Mi Kolok, a well-known hawker food and signature noodle dish in Sarawak. Classically served with crushed garlic and shallot, minced meat, spring onion and sliced ‘Char Siew’ chicken coated with shallot oil. The hotel’s special Mi Kolok will be prepared with secret red shallot oil by Chef Stewart.
Look out for the famous Penang Assam Laksa by Chef Chew, served with sliced cucumber, onions, chilies, pineapple julienne, lettuce, mint leaves, ginger bud and rice noodle, in an aromatic and flavourful fish broth.
End the evening with Bubur Kacang Hijau Durian by Chef Azmi, which is a sweet green bean soup boiled with coconut milk complemented with jellies, sticky rice and sago pearls, with a touch of durian.
All the highlighted dishes will be prepared specially by designated chefs from their respective states, where all ingredients are selected thoroughly to ensure the authenticity and originality of each local dish.
The Jom Iftar @ Chatz Brasserie Early Bird promotion will be available from 16 March till 26 April 2020, priced at only RM93nett per person. For walk in guests from 27 April 2020 onwards, Jom Iftar will be priced at RM132nett for adult and RM66 for children (from 5 to 11 years old).
Photo Credits: Respective hotels, casually shot by Andy Kho Photography (www.andykho.com), and author’s own
Cover Photo: The Westin Kuala Lumpur
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