Kampong Festive Dining at FEAST VILLAGE, Starhill Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

Let me start by saying the Festive Buffet by JW Marriot Kuala Lumpur happening at Feast Village in Starhill Gallery is one of the best-value-for-money Buka Puasa buffets in town. Priced at only RM98 nett per person, the huge selection of local favourites is unbeatable!

Executive Chef Zaffar Samad and his team have done a brilliant job cooking and serving the traditional dishes that’s so popular with the dining crowd. Besides the main counters laden with local delights, several stalls have also been set up around the spacious dining area to resemble a traditional village.


At the centre of the grill station, the roast whole lamb takes centrestage. Mounted on a rotisserie, the lamb is roasted to a perfect golden crisp on the outside while the meat remains tender and tasty. There’s always a queue at this spot and the whole lamb is gone before very long – so I’d advise you to start from here if you are a lamb fan!

Start queuing here early!

For the rest of the extensive spread, take your time to savour the pots of curries and “lauk” – mostly traditional dishes inspired from grandma’s era and recipes. I really couldn’t decide which to start first, from the old-time favourites like Rendang Tok, Gulai Daging dengan Nangka, Ikan Patin Tempoyak, Ikan Bakar, Ayam Panggang, Sambal Udang Petai, Ikan Tenggiri Asam Pedas and host of others.

Ikan Bakar

The satay here is excellent, especially the beef – so well-marinated & tender!


Then there are the stalls to tackle – all of them offering mouth-watering goodies like ulam-ulaman, rojak, satay, roti canai, nasi ayam, nasi kandar, noodles, vegetarian, BBQ, soups, sweet porridge, ice cream, fruits and endless desserts! These are stations that can’t be missed! Remember to have your ulam with sambal belacan, sambal tempoyak, sambal cincaluk and even Budu, a classic dip from Kelantan.

My favourite is the roti canai station – they make fresh rotis on the spot and I had two, done extra-crispy! Just couldn’t stop at one – the Marriott hotels’ restaurants do some of the best rotis in town, I tell you! And there is such a good selection of delectable curries to go with the roti.

Save some stomach space for the desserts – local and western types, all ever so tempting! Everything looks so inviting that it’s not surprising that plates are always piled high with cakes, pastries, raya cookies and traditional sweets.

Kuihs, cakes, jellies everywhere!

This value-for-money Festive Feast is priced at RM98 nett per person, available till 24 June 2017 from 7.00pm till 10.30pm.

For reservations, please call +603-2782-9099 or
email: festivebuffetpromotion@ytlhotels.com.my


Feast Floor
Starhill Gallery
181 Jalan Bukit Bintang
55100 Kuala Lumpur

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