Bazar Selera at Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur, Chinatown
We love the idea of a culinary marketplace that takes us back to the ancient Silk Road with a medley of Central Asian specialties and nostalgic Malay favourites with local bazaar and kampung delights. If you’re a fan of noodles, don’t miss the live Lan Zhou La Mien station featuring fresh hand-pulled noodles served in a piping hot bowl of bone broth with fine slices of beef. But if you prefer rice to break your fast with, go for the fluffy Uzbek Plov, a savoury pilaf made of rice, carrots, meat and various spices that is TDF and best paired with the cumin slow-roasted lamb, an iconic dish from Xinjiang. You can also pair it with other mouth-watering mains like Ayam Percik, Ikan Patin Tempoyak, Kari Kambing, Sambal Udang Petai and Sayur Lodeh. Save some room in your tummy for dessert because not only will you get to DIY your own ABC, you’ll want to nibble on the assortment of traditional Malay kuih and have a bit of everything when it comes to the ice cream that comes in local flavours like Cendol, Coconut, Nangka and Teh Tarik.
Where Quan’s Kitchen, Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur, Chinatown
When 13th April to 12th May 2021 (6.30pm to 10.30pm)
Price RM158 nett
Jom Berbuka Puasa Bersama-sama at Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
Talk about a wide selection of dishes and Mandarin Oriental’s Buka Puasa menu quickly pops into mind. Drawing inspiration from the aesthetics of the historically-imbued Malay Kampung architecture, you have the choice of going for the regular Buka Puasa menu, the Grand Buka Puasa menu or the Hari Raya brunch menu. Alternatively, if you’d like to dine from the comfort of your own home, you can get the dishes delivered to your doorstep with the Bunga Raya Set that comes with a selection of nine dishes for four pax at only RM432! Among all the dishes that we tried, the Kambing Golek won our hearts as the meat was extremely tender and well cooked in a variety of spices. Among the other things on the menu we liked: Bubur Lambok Berlauk, Ikan Masak Lemak Chili Padi, Kerabu, Udang Sambal Petai and the BBQ station that serves beef steak, marinated lamb shoulder, roasted chicken and sambal sea bass.
Where: Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
When: Buka Puasa Buffet at Mosaic & Lounge on the Park – 13th to 18th April & 3rd to 12 May 2021 (6pm to 10.30pm), Grand Buka Puasa Buffet at Mosaic, Lounge on the Park & Diamond Ballroom – 19th April to 2nd May 2021 (6pm to 10.30pm) & Hari Raya Brunch at Mosaic & Lounge on the Park – 13th & 14th May 2021 (12.30pm to 3.30pm)
Price: RM188 nett (Buka Puasa Buffet), RM238 nett (Grand Buka Puasa Buffet) & RM228 nett (Hari Raya Brunch)
Muhibbah Malaysia at Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur
What we loved about Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur’s Muhibbah Malaysia Ramadan buffet is that it offers a wide selection of dishes such as four types of Laksa, chicken rice, roast lamb (one of our favourites), shawarma and even fresh durians (yes, durians in a hotel – count us in anytime!). But what kept us going back for seconds was the grill station which included marinated prawn, tandoori chicken and satay that instantly brought back memories of intimate dinners with our families in front of the TV or late-night snacking with friends after a round of drinks.
Where: The Courtyard & Centre Court, Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur managed by Banyan Tree
When: 16th April to 12th May 2021 (6.30pm to 10.00pm)
Price: RM148 nett
Sajian Istimewa Seafood Assisted Buffet at Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
We found it fascinating that the live cooking stations were scattered around the koi pond at Shangri-La Hotel. Featuring signature Malay cuisines, there were over 20 mains to pick from – most of which made us go heart eyes emoji! The Kari Kepala Ikan was TDF as it was unlike any that we’ve tasted before. Made with salmon, the gravy of this dish was rich in flavour and not overly spicy. What totally blew our minds was the seafood station as we got a chance to taste fresh crabs, prawns, scallops and everything else that you can think of – all cooked to perfection! Another thing that we were extremely satisfied with was the Cekodok Cempedak because it’s not every time you go to a buffet that you get to eat simple snacks like this. It was freshly made and oh-so yummy that we kept returning to the same station for more!
Where: Lemon Garden, Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
When: 12th April to 12th May 2021 (Tuesday to Sunday from 7pm to 10pm)
Price: RM178 nett (Tuesday to Thursday & Sunday) & RM198 nett (Friday & Saturday)
Santapan Muhibbah 2.0 at Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur
Since most of us missed out on last year’s Ramadan buffet, we think it’s a great idea for Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur to re-introduce the same menu this year. Set in a traditional, authentic hotel setting, this buffet spread features a wide variety of local Malay delights that’ll bring you back in time before we had to go through the Covid-19 pandemic. Among the well-known selection of dishes from Chef Budiman and his team that you can expect to indulge in when you’re here include the Northern-style beef ribs curry, roasted baby lamb carving with Baharat spice and fresh coriander, stingray cooked in chilli-tamarind broth with okra, various types of Kerabu, Ketupat, Lemang, Serunding and a huge selection of local kuih-muih and cakes.
Where: Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur
When: 13th April to 12th May 2021 (6pm to 10pm)
Price: RM178 nett (Adult) & RM89 nett (Child)