5 hotels with amazing Ramadan buffet spread to buka puasa in

5 hotels with amazing Ramadan buffet spread to buka puasa in

The holy month of Ramadan, which begins on May 6, is a time when Muslims all around the world practice daily fasting, and commune to break fast together. In Malaysia, a land that overflows with yummy food, there are plenty of restaurants and hotels offering amazing spread, also known locally as Ramadan buffets, for iftar (or “buka puasa” in the Malay language). For special breaking fast gatherings with family and friends, we’ve rounded up a list of hotels in Peninsular Malaysia offering Ramadan buffet. Plus, some of these establishments will contribute a portion of sales to the underprivileged during this month, so you’d get to do good while filling up your tummy — a win-win, we must say!

Let’s check ‘em out!

Petaling Jaya, Selangor: Cinnamon Coffee House, One World Hotel

If you’re craving for classic Malay dishes, you’d probably find them all at the Cinnamon Coffee House at One World Hotel in Petaling Jaya. This year, the buffet will showcase kampung-style dishes and local street fare from seven states of Selangor, Penang, Johor, Kedah, Melaka, Perak and Negeri Sembilan. With six rotating menus comprising over 100 dishes daily, it’s not an overstatement to say the buffet spread has something for everyone.

Highlights: The flavorful Mamak-style chicken curry, the spicy sambal udang petai (prawn in petai beans stir-fried in chili paste) and beef curry. Make sure to check out the outside area for cendol, jellies and lemang!

Price: From 24 April – 5 May: RM148 nett (adult), RM78 nett (child aged 7 – 12 years old)

From 6 May to 4 June: RM175 nett (adult), RM90 nett (child aged 7 – 12 years old)

Time: 6.30pm – 10.30pm (daily)

For reservations: Call 03-7681 1157 or email [email protected]

Bangi, Selangor: Funtasia Restaurant, Bangi Resort Hotel

Bangi Resort HotelJust 40 minutes’ drive from Kuala Lumpur, Bangi Resort Hotel has a unique twist to its Ramadan buffet. If being the first hotel in Malaysia that serves appetizers on a 4 meter-high Ferris Wheel doesn’t impress you, then having a robot barista named Robbie serving you ice cream and coffee would! For the food, the buffet will feature a Mongolian-style BBQ spread, and grilled lamb. Check out the “Robo-Wok” fried rice, whereby a robot-like machine would take only a minute to make fried rice. Pretty impressive, huh?

Highlights: Oxtail and lamb soup, fish head curry, serawa durian (durian dessert in coconut milk).

Price: RM120+ (adult)*, RM60+ (children aged 6 – 12 years old)

Time: 6.30pm – 10.30pm (daily)

For reservations: Call 03-8210 2222 or email [email protected]

*Note: For each adult customer, RM3.50 will be donated to the Islamic Relief Malaysia fund.

Kota Bharu, Kelantan: Cerana Coffee House, Hotel Perdana Kota Bharu

Hotel Perdana Kota BharuIn Kelantan during the Ramadan? Then, head over to Hotel Perdana Kota Bharu to break fast. With over than 150 exquisite dishes from all over Malaysia, you’ll be spoiled for choice. Just by looking at the soup selection itself — from the unique (eel soup) to the exotic (bull penis’ or better known as torpedo soup), to the more familiar (chicken soup), you’d get an idea what “extensive menu” means. For main dishes, the spread will include dishes with Arabic, Indonesia and Thai influence such as lamb and chicken mendy, har lok prawns, and teochew-style steamed fish.

Highlights: Stalls inside the restaurant offering classic Ramadan must-haves such as whole roasted lamb, lamb gearbox curry, chicken curry with jackfruit.

Price:  RM85 nett (adult) and RM42.50 (children aged 4 – 12 years old)*

Time: 6.30pm – 10.30pm (daily)

For reservations: Call 09-745 8888 or fax 09-748 8855

*Note: For every pax of Ramadan buffet purchased, RM1 will be donated to selected homes for the underprivileged.  

Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu: Permai Hotel

Permai HotelFor those in the East Coast, you can check out the Ramadan buffet at Permai Hotel. This year, the hotel offers delectable roast dishes such as Moroccan-style lamb BBQ and classic roast chicken. With over 100 dishes from appetizers to desserts to choose from, the spread promises diners a flavorful journey for iftar. Make sure to check out the live station where you can see the lamb being roasted right in front of you!

Highlights: Chicken roasted in herbs and spices, mendy rice, prawns in spicy chili paste.

Price: RM65 nett (adult), RM33 (children aged 6 – 12 years old)

Time: 6.30pm – 10.30pm (daily)

For reservations: Call 09-622 2122

Johor Bahru, Johor: Le Grandeur, Palm Resort Hotel

Palm Resort HotelIn the southern part of Peninsular Malaysia, La Grandeur at Palm Resort Hotel is offering an irresistible Ramadan buffet featuring classic Malay dishes. Expect all-time favorites such as lamb gearbox curry, mussels in chili paste and lemongrass chicken. There’s also an extensive local ulam (vegetables) for veggie-lovers, complete with spicy sambal belacan for dipping!

Highlights: Laksa Johor, satay and delectable desserts such as mango pudding, chocolate tart and strawberry jelly.

Price: RM90 nett (adult), RM65 nett (children aged 6 – 12 years old)

Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm

For reservations: Call 07-599 6000

It’s nice to indulge in good food from time to time , but do remember that Ramadan is the month where we should also practice moderation, patience and avoiding wastage. Have a blessed Ramadan, everyone!

Note: Photos belonged to the respective hotels.


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