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Savor an iftar-worthy feast at a “Kampung In The City”

Enjoy “Juadah Nusantara”, a myriad of kampung flavors in the heart of Petaling Jaya at One World Hotel.

Normally, we’re not ones who are easily amused by gentlemen who boast of their skill, but by invitation of the Executive Sous Chef Saiful Baharin at Cinnamon Coffee House, who claims to have conjured up a spread of “sumptuous fares fit for a king”, we were admittedly enticed.

Ah, Ramadhan is just around the corner, we thought. Why not have a look at the options for the daily feast – I mean – breaking of fast? And so we arrived at One World Hotel, tummies rumbling and arms open wide to greet the plates and plates of robust dining selections.

I don’t know about you, but I prefer to break my fast with something sweet. I’ve just been doing that since I was little. But there is also a belief, or an encouragement from the Prophet Muhammad (saw), that it is best to break fast with sweet food because after a day of fasting, simple sugars are the quickest to reach the liver, and is what your stomach prefers, especially if it is fresh, such as from a fruit. So if a person eats fresh dates, it will be absorbed quickly by the liver, which will benefit it and other parts of the body.

Now that we’ve learned something new, why don’t I suggest to you which part of the “Juadah Nusantara” should you make a beeline for? Good guess – desserts!

Go on, head straight for the section where they display the colorful and not-to-be-missed treats – from assorted local kueh-mueh like the Ramadan favourite Tepung Pelita, decadent Pengat Pisang, wholesome Bubur Cha Cha, famous Durian cake, and, before I run out of descriptors, the exquisite Coconut Tiramisu. Yowza. 

Other desserts include a three-tiered flowing chocolate fountain and fresh fruits – and maybe 17 other different pastries, custards and cakes. Oh, and not to forget! There are two hunks there at your service to scoop decadent Turkish ice cream, with three flavours to your liking. Oy.

Got a big appetite, even when your stomach has shrunk for half a day? Don’t miss out on a scoop of the Rendang Ekor Lembu, Ayam Percik, Sayur Masak Nangka, or my ultimate favorite of the night, Ketam Kalio. So juicy, you’ve got to eat it with all ten fingers!

Crowd favorites you can’t miss? The Lamb Mandy, Rojak Sotong Kangkung, the tempting Laksa selection, the awesome Nasi Lemak spread featuring five other delicious combinations, the big basket of buttered prawns, and the fancy, fresh Japanese corner – goodness, you’ll be spoilt for choice!

The Juadah Nusantara promotion is available from 6.30pm to 10.30pm every night from 15th May to 14th June 2018. The prices are RM168 nett per adult and RM84 nett for children aged 6 -12 years old.

Reservations are recommended. For further enquiries such as discounts and promotions, contact [email protected].

Note: Cinnamon Coffee House serves halal meat, but also serves alcoholic beverages, so readers are advised to dine at your own discretion.

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