Kembara Tujuh Sajian at ONE WORLD HOTEL, Petaling jaya

Every year when the holy month of Ramadhan rolls in, the Cinnamon Coffee House in One World Hotel is a big burst of colours, aromas and tastes! On any ordinary day, the dinner buffet selection in Cinnamon is always huge and varied but when it’s Ramadhan, the selections become even more extensive and mind-boggling! (if that’s even possible!)

 

This year is no different – the theme is “Kembara Tujuh Sajian” where dishes from 7 states of Malaysia are presented. Guests get to indulge on kampong-styled traditional dishes and local street fares from Selangor, Pulau Pinang, Johor, Kedah, Melaka, Perak and Negeri Sembilan prepared by Executive Sous Chef Saiful Baharin and his culinary team. Imagine – 7 states and the whole Cinnamon is all decked out with additional stalls in the side terrace and walkways. I can’t imagine how it would be if all the states of Malaysia are featured!

The main aisle of Cinnamon has long buffet tables serving all kinds of appetizers (from cold boiled seafood to local kerabus), mains (curries, rendang & popular local dishes like Kari Ayam Kandar, Sambal Udang Petai, Kambing Semur Kerisik, Gulai Daging Tetel Kawah Tok, Asam Ikan Pedas, Perut Lembu Masak Cili Api and Sayur Pucuk Manis. Numerous live food stations are kept very busy, like the Indian station with naans and curries, Hainanese Chicken Rice, Sup Kambing, Goreng-goreng, Rojak Mamak, Mee Kari and BBQ Seafood. These time-tested dishes are showcased in 6 rotational menus with over 100 items daily.

Succulent & juicy Ayam Percik

Then there are the international line-up: the Japanese and Western counters are always crowded.

Save room for the desserts as the selection is really very extensive. Desserts range from Western-styled sweets such as Coconut Choux, Apple Cinnamon Frangipane, Baked Lime Cheese Cake, Mango Panna Cotta, Raspberry Éclair, Pavlova to colourful local ones like Assorted Kuih Muih, Agar Agar, Kek Kukus, Bubur Pengat Pisang, Ais Kacang and Pulut Serawa Durian.

Don’t miss out the Chocolate Fountain!

Available from 6.30pm to 10.30pm nightly, it is priced at RM148.00 nett per adult and RM78.00 nett per child (aged 6-12 years) from 24 April to 5 May 2019 and RM175.00 nett and RM90.00 nett respectively from 6 May to 4 June 2019.

Reservations are encouraged to avoid disappointment.

For reservations and further enquiries such as discount or promotions, please call +603-7681-1157 or email cinnamon@oneworldhotel.com.my

 

CINNAMON COFFEE HOUSE
One World Hotel
Bandar Utama City Centre
Bandar Utama
Petaling Jaya

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Juadah Iftar at THE WESTIN KUALA LUMPUR

With the holy fasting month of Ramadan starting soon, chefs at The Living Room at the Westin Kuala Lumpur is all ready to to serve their “Juadah Iftar” when the sun sets. Led by Executive Chef Halim Chef Lah, the culinary team will whisk you away on a trip of exquisite dining of authentic Malaysian cuisine. The spacious dining area of The Living Room comes alive with buffet counters laden with all kinds of deliciousness, huge woks propped up on stands filled with the most fragrant curries and live cooking stations ready to serve guests with food cooked-on-the-spot!

There are more than 50 mouth-watering dishes laid out on the buffet aisle – “Juadah Iftar” heralds a great start with fine dates from Tunisia and Iran. Once you have sweetened your palate, move on to traditional favourites like “Gear Box Soup”, Roasted Whole Lamb, Roti John Pelangi Ayam, Braised Beef Short Ribs and not leaving out Ketupat, Palas, Nasi Impit eaten with thick creamy Kuah Kacang.

The desserts spread over several counters and tables – it’s hard to pick the favourites from the trays of traditional Malay Kuih, colourful western cakes, pastries and cookies, fresh fruits and tins of old-world biscuits, so reminiscent of our childhood!

Durian lovers are in for a special treat – The Living Room will be serving the King of Fruits in a specially constructed canopy. Chefs will be popping open durian kampung this year, so be sure to head over if you are a durian fan.

*Durian photos courtesy of The Westin Kuala Lumpur

Price
RM158 nett per adult
RM79 nett per child (7-12 years old)
*Kids below 6 years dine for free

Available from 8 May to 4 July 2019.

Early Bird Promotion
Buy the Early Bird Voucher at RM108 nett per person by 5 May 2018

For dining reservations, please call +603-2773-8495.

 

THE LIVING ROOM
The Westin Kuala Lumpur
Jalan Bukit Bindung
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Website: www.thewestinkualalumpur.com

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Salam Ramadhan from CHAKRI PALACE RESTAURANTS

If you are looking to break fast with Thai cuisine this Ramadhan, do check out Chakri Palace. This time round, from 13 May 2019 onwards Chakri Palace will be serving buffets of Thai cuisine alongside local favourite dishes at their restaurants:

*Chakri Palace Sky View Dorsett Hotel Hartamas
*Imperial Chakri Palace KLCC
*Chakri Palace Pavilion KL

We had a chance to try out some of scrumptious dishes at a preview recently at Chakri Palace Sky View in Dorsett Hotel Hartamas. Their dedicated team of Thai chefs have certainly gone all out to tantalise diners with their spread of more than 50 modern and authentic Thai and local favourites. We were spoiled for choice, truly and couldn’t decide where to start!

From local ulam-ulam and kerabus to the traditional Mieng Kam, Thai Mango Salad, Som Tam to crispy Thai Spring Rolls and Crispy Fried Noodles, we took our time sampling a bit of everything. For main courses, we couldn’t have enough of their Thai Green Curry, Salted Egg Buttersauce Prawns, Tomyum Seafood, Spicy Squids, Black Pepper Beef and Chilli Fish. There were also local favourites like Rendang Dating Tok, Masak Lemak Gulai Daging, Ayam Kapitan and Nasi Beriani.

Papaya Salad

 

 

 

We walked around the spacious restaurant to sample delicacies prepared at the live action stalls. Our plates and bowls were filled with nicely-grilled Chicken & Beef Satay, Ikan Bakar and tongue-tingling Tom Yum Noodles.

Do remember to save some stomach room for Thai desserts like Mango Sticky Rice, Red Ruby Water Chestnuts and Pumpkin Tart. Additionally, go for the local Malay kuih, Bubur Jagung & Pisang and other sweets.

This “Tantalizing Tastes of Thailand” Buffet Dinner will be available from 9 May 2019 from 7pm onwards.

Prices:

*Chakri Palace Dorsett Hotel Hartamas @ RM128++ (adult), RM64++ (child)
*Imperial Chakri Palace KLCC@ RM108.80++ (adult), RM54.40++ (child)
*Chakri Palace Pavilion KL @ RM98.80++ (adult),RM64++ (child)

For enquiries and reservation, please call:

Chakri Palace @ Dorsett Hotel: 03-26021031
Chakri Palace @ KLCC : 03-23827788
Chakri Palace @ Pavilion KL: 03-21431141

Email: marketing@chakri.com.my

Website: https/www.chakri.com

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Medan Kampung Sunset Dining at PASAR BARU, New World Petaling Jaya Hotel

With the holy month of Ramadhan going into full swing, many are looking for nice venues to break fast. One of the latest hotels to open in Petaling Jaya, New World Petaling Jaya Hotel takes dining to a whole new level with a tasteful take on community dining with its lively market-style set-up at Pasar Baru.

Delicious Kampung spread

Grilled Stingray

Grilled Squids

The hotel’s Executive Chef – Alexander Chong, together with his master chefs have skilfully put together a sumptuous buffet spread which features over 100 mouth-watering dishes of local and traditional Malaysian delicacies, promising an exceptional dining experience for all.

Fresh seafood

We started off with a selection of freshly imported seafood such as yabbies, bamboo clams and succulent crabs and prawns. Next were traditionally prepared Malay dishes from the main buffet counter, including Pasar Baru’s signature made-to-order beef and chicken satay, freshly grilled seafood and traditional ‘bubur lambuk’ . Those looking for lighter and healthier options can toss up their own ulam-ulam or pick from a variety of ready-made salads on offer.

Pasar Baru’s magnificently roasted lamb is one of the best we’ve had so far, succulent and crispy to the bite and accompanied with home-made sauces. Actually I felt the lamb tasted better without any sauces!

Finally we ended the feast on a high note, with a variety of delicious confections all beautifully plated at the dessert counter. What I liked about this was that the desserts were kept fresh and replenished often. We had sago gula Melaka, blueberry cheese tarts, a selection of home-made Malay kuih and soft-serve ice-cream.

Dates are a must for breaking fast

To add to the merriment of the occasion, guests can get up close and personal with the chefs at the various live-action stations and watch first-hand as they prepare and serve delightful fare, especially the enticing noodles and lok-lok station. Curry Laksa is my absolute favourite here!

The “Medan Kampung” buffet is available from 17 May – 14 June 2018, 6.30pm to 10.30pm.

Prices:
RM168 nett per adult
RM84 nett per child aged 12 years & senior citizens aged 60 years and above

For reservations, please call (603) 7682-0000 or email marketing.petalingjaya@newworldhotels.com

 

PASAR BARU
New World Petaling Jaya Hotel
No.1 Jalan SS7/26A
Kelana Jaya
47301 Petaling Jaya

Jom Makan at VASCO’S, KUALA LUMPUR this Ramadhan!

As the holy month of Ramadhan has just dawned and Muslims have started fasting, the breaking of fast is a time of giving, sharing and celebrating togetherness. Towards this, Vasco’s at Hilton Kuala Lumpur is offering a buka puasa buffet themed “Kenduri-Kendara” featuring more than 200 authentic local dishes. In fact, it covers culinary favourites from 11 states in Malaysia as the main attraction.

Vasco’s at Hilton Kuala Lumpur is elegantly fitted to showcase the best that their kitchen can offer. The culinary team’s line-up of authentic Malay cuisine from the different states of Malaysia is truly impressive. Diners can look forward to some really traditional flavours here and many of the food stations have chefs manning them with live cooking, offering guests food cooked-on-the-spot.

Curries galore!

Roast Whole Lamb

In addition to the regular servings of western, Japanese, Indian delights & desserts on the buffet, diners can look forward to such local favourites like…

*Gulai Daging from Perlis
*Murtabak Raja & Pasembor Boria Padang Kota from Penang
*Asam Pedas Dondang Sayang dengan Burasak from Melaka
*Nasi Dagang Ulek Mayang & Nasi Kerabu Watimang Landok from Trengganu
*Sup Merah Temasik Bengkulu & Ikan Bakar Safari Sri Kuda Kepang from Johor
*Masak Salai Guai Lemak Cili Api Nismilan from Negeri Sembilan
*Ayam Masak Lemak Rebung Joget from Selangor
*Ikan Patin Sungai Tempoyak Gurindam from Pahang
*Singgang Rusuk Lehmbau Cong Code from Kelantan
*Spicy Sambal Tumis Udang Harimau dengan Petai Berangkai from Perak

 

Delicacies from Pahang

Kelantan favourites!

The desserts spread at Vasco’s is nothing short of spectacular. There are lots of traditional kuihs and festive cakes to satisfy every sweet craving you may have!

And if you are lucky, you can even catch Chef Teen in action, demonstrating how to make the traditional “Kuih Loyang”!

 

Prices of buffet:

17 May to 17 June 2018
Starts from RM188 nett (adult), RM100 nett (child 6-11 years old)

Last 5 days (13 June to 17 June 2018)
Starts from RM100 nett (booking made online via TABLEAPP.com with full pre-payment)

For reservations, please call +03-2264-2264Jom Makan!

 

VASCO’S
Hilton Kuala Lumpur
3 Jalan Stesen Sentral
Kuala Lumpur Sentral
50470 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2264-2264

JW MARRIOTT KUALA LUMPUR’s Kampong Festive Buffet at SHOOK! FEAST VILLAGE, Starhill Gallery

The JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur’s buffet at Shook in Feast Village has always been popular. Come Ramadhan, the buffet takes on a kampong festive atmosphere. The venue is transformed to give diners the feel of breaking fast in a traditional village, as the creative displays and stalls showcase Malay cuisine at its best.

Within such a charming traditional ambience, Chef Rafizan Abdul Rahim and his culinary team have come up with an amazing repertoire of dishes. Start with local ulam-ulaman served with Sambal Belacan, Sambal Tempoyak, Sambal Cincaluk and Budu and move on to other appetisers, pickles, salads and soups. From there, do proceed slowly to savour such classics like Rendang Tok, Ikan Patin Masak Tempoyak, Paru Goreng Berlada, Sambal Petai Ikan Bilis, Nasi Biryani, Sup Ekor and Bubur Lambok – these are surely must-have dishes during Ramadan!

In the village setting, mouth-watering aromas and irresistible displays beckon from the Gerai Satay, Gerai Ikan Bakar, Gerai Nasi Ayam, Gerai Roti Canai (my favourite), Gerai Mee and Gerai Rojak Buah.

I’m glad I saved stomach space for desserts because the sweet spread seems endless. The colourful local kuih, ice-cream, fresh fruits and western sweets were more than enough to satiate any sweet cravings!

 

The Festive Kampong Buffet is available from 15 May till 12 June 2018 from 6.30pm till 10.00pm.

Price: RM98 nett per adult and RM50 nett per child aged 12 years and below.

For reservations and more information, please call +603-2782-9122 or email festivebuffetpromotion@ytlhotels.com.my

 

SHOOK!
Feast Village
Starhill Gallery
183 Jalan Bukit Bintang
55100 Kuala Lumpur

HILTON PETALING JAYA: Experience Ramadhan the kampung way

As Muslims around the country begin their fasting during this holy month of Ramadhan, it’s time to check out certain venues for a gathering of loved ones for breaking of fast. Berbuka Puasa is often made more meaningful when sharing with friends and family. Paya Serai at the Hilton Petaling Jaya is well-known for its splendid buffet of local dishes and it’s one of my personal favourites as well.

“Jom Makan” at Hilton Petaling Jaya this time features a stunning array of 150 dishes covering both traditional and modern takes of everyone’s favourites. The appetizers tables are a good place to start – great selections of salads, seafood bar, ulam-ulaman, jeruk, keropok and various local rojak.

Various stalls are also set up to offer carved roast meats, nasi kandar, grilled seafood, Indian specialities with all kinds of roti (canai, naan, capati, murtabak), dim sum, Japanese favourites (sashimi, sushi, tempura, teppanyaki) and seasonal favourites like gulai kawah, gearbox soup, bubur lambuk, lontong, lemang with curries and rending. Don’t miss out the stalls dishing out noodles, pasta, simmering claypots of gulai, Hainanese chicken rice, deep-fried delicacies and my all-time favourite: satay!

You must save tummy space for desserts because the sweet temptations at Paya Serai are absolutely divine. Honestly, the dessert spread here is one of the best in town. Besides the huge selection of local kuih & festive sweets, there’s also a good selection of western desserts jostling for space on the counters.

This year, in addition to the buffet spread, the Buka Puasa feast includes several food trucks as well. Parked at the front of the hotel, these food trucks serve local favourites like pasembor, cendol, putu bamboo, char kway teow and durians! Well, durians were available when I was at the preview about a month ago and I hope they will still be available throughout Ramadhan.

Prices of the Jom Makan buffet:

1st Three Days (15-17 May 2018)
RM169nett (adult) and RM89 nett (kids)

The following weeks (18 May 2018 onwards)
RM189nett (adult) and RM99 nett (kids)

Last Three Days (11-14 June 2018)
RM169nett (adult) and RM89 nett (kids)

For reservations, please call 03-7955-9122.

 

PAYA SERAI
Hilton Petaling Jaya
2 Jalan Barat
Petaling Jaya
Tel: 03-7955-9122
Website: www.zestPJ.com