Ramadhan has arrived and since we are focusing on family time and how privileged we are, we’re also looking forward to the extraordinary traditional food that only comes once every year. What better than having a buffet spread during the Ramadhan period in the form of an exceptional banquet with appetizers, mains and side dishes? So to celebrate Ramadhan, here are some incredibly delicious buffet feasts you can break your fast at in the Klang Valley.
When it comes to feasting, Latest Recipe goes all out every year. They boast a plethora of international fare elegantly spread out at all the stations. It’s that time of the year again for traditional buka puasa food, home cooked by Kedah-born Executive Sous Chef Budiman and his culinary team. The Traditional Feast includes signature dishes from the festive month from Grilled Stingray, Roasted Baby Lamb with spices, Baked Sea Bass with Creamy Curry Sauce to Rendang Kambing Pedas. The live goring-goreng station brings in typical Malaysian snacks that can be found on the streets. The smorgasbord of food is staggering in its variety and for those who are making a return visit, you should note that there’s also a special dish of the day on a rotating menu, to keep things exciting.
Address: Latest Recipe, 5th floor, Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur Hotel, 2 Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Malaysia.
Contact: +603 2263 7888
Bijan Bar and Restaurant
Bijan is known for their fine dining style which chiefly targets expats who wish to discover traditional Malay food. They celebrate every year with a buffet table with the best recipes and are rotated daily with five specifically tailored menus with a la carte options available after 9pm. Their signature dishes include Nasi Minyak and Nasi Kerabu to be eaten along with Chicken Opor, Squid in Sweet Black Sauce and Rendang. Bijan’s chef will take diners down memory lane and stir up fulfilling memories of some almost forgotten dishes of yesteryear, marrying them with modern day ingredients to recreate that acquainted taste.
Address: Bijan Bar and Restaurant, 3-5, Seri Bukit Ceylon, 8 Lorong Ceylon Off, Jalan Raja Chulan, Bukit Ceylon, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Contact: +603 2031 3575
This pop art inspired restaurant sets a new modern vibe when you are dining for Ramadhan. The specialities include Kari Kepala Ikan, Ketam Masak Lemak and Gulai Daging served in claypots to keep them hot throughout the evening. Their impressive spread Ramadhan favourites such as Ayam Percik, Roti John, Bubur Lambuk and other delightful sweet pastries make you feel like the festive Raya season is close. They also provide a selection of Western delights to add some refreshing elements for everyone. The buffet line may seem small but it is actually very extensive and complete with appetisers, salad, condiments, breads, soup etc. Also, don’t forget to get a helping of their roasted whole chicken that is so tender and appetizing, no condiments needed.
Address: Nook, Aloft Kuala Lumpur, No, 5, Jalan Stesen Sentral 5, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Contact: +603 2723 1188
Pearl International Hotel
The hotel will be highlighting a spread of all-time nostalgic favourites of Malaysian and Western cuisines. With over 100 authentic dishes served from the in-house kitchen you are certainly spoilt for choice. There are more than a few stations to cater to specific dishes like Live Hawker Action stalls, Kerabu Action Salad Station and more. The buffet is also known for its three-style whole roasted lamb with a choice of Harissa spiced with mint yogurt sauce and their Malaysian Kambing Golek will leave you wanting more. Showcasing their ‘Sentuhan Ramadhan Berbuka Puasa’ with authentic Malaysian food and the rojak counter with a selection of fresh fruits with shrimp sauce, young mango and more will leave you salivating.
Address: Pearl International Hotel
, 5, Jalan Klang Lama, Taman Hock Ann, 58100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Contact: +603 7983 1111
Melting Pot Café
Putting the diners in mind, Melting Pot invites you to dine on kampung-style dishes made the authentic way that will melt your palate in every way. A must-have for Ramadhan would be their mouth-watering Stuffed Whole Lamb with Briyani Rice, with the lamb roasted over a low fire for nine hours to retain its natural flavours. Not only does their Ramadhan spread serve Malay food, it features many other options like Chinese dim sum, Indian Roti John and Mee Mamak. Try the Ikan Merah Percik Bermadu, as this huge fish will satiate any fish lover’s cravings with its tender and tasty flavours.
Address: Melting Pot Café
, Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur, 2, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Contact: +603 2144 2200 ext 2337
Kitchen Art Brasserie
Empire Hotel Subang is set abuzz with the preparations of traditional local and Middle-Eastern cuisines, and this is the ideal buffet for a hearty meal that is sure to satisfy any hunger pangs after a long day of fasting and praying. Themed ‘Sajian Dapur Ibunda’, Executive Chef Jamaluddin and his team create a myriad of lavish buffet menu food featuring refreshing local salads from kerabu daging, kerabu betik muda udang and more. The buffet extravaganza showcases over 150 different authentic local dishes with a touch of Middle Eastern flavour. Some signature favourites include Daging Hitam Pedas Mami, Ketam Goreng Halba Campur Sungai Dua and Ayam Masak Lengkuas.
Address: Kitchen Art Brasserie, Empire Subang, Jalan SS16/1, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
Contact: +603 5565 1228
by: Adeline Tan