Among the best things to look forward to during Ramadan is the avalanche of amazing F&B promotions, specials and deals offered by standalone and hotel dining establishments. We get to indulge in an embarrassment of culinary riches during the Holy Month, especially from traditional Malay cuisine, thanks to the feasts laid out by even the most renowned of restaurants, such as the ones below:
Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
Themed Santapan Warisan Melayu, the hotel’s Ramadan buffet features specialty dishes from each of the 13 states of Malaysia, highlighting the essence of each state’s culture and traditions. The hotel’s signature buka puasa will showcase a mingling of flavours across the country, with a unique blend of traditional as well as modern dishes. Inspired by this, Sous Chef Saiful Asrul bin Sadin developed a menu to reflect the different aspects of Malaysia’s culinary history, presenting a variety of dishes from different states, such as Udang Galah Lemak Asam Nenas from Perak, Siput Sedut Lemak Kuning from Negeri Sembilan, Puyuh Goreng Berempah Bonda from Perlis, and many more.
For those looking for gifts during this auspicious month, The Mandarin Cake Shop will be featuring an array of local favourites like dried fruits, pineapple tarts, semperit, an assortment of Raya cookies, marzipan dates, dodol, and a variety of Raya cakes such as Dates Salter Caramel Kek Lapis, Nutella Orange Kek Lapis and Lapis Rolls. These goodies are available in store and online (kualalumpur.mandarinorientalshop.com) from 13 March onwards (please order 48 hours in advance).
The Santapan Warisan Melayu buffet will commence on 23rd March, from 6pm to 10.30pm daily, and is priced at RM298nett. There’s also the Hari Raya Brunch on the 22nd and 23rd of April 2023, from 12.30pm to 3.30pm, priced at RM245nett. Enjoy up to 25% discount for reservations made from 15th to 19th March 2023.
Date: Santapan Warisan Melayu buffet (23 March to 22 April 2023)/ Hari Raya Brunch (22nd & 23rd April 2023)
Location: Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur
Grand Spice Bazaar Buffet
A themed setting centering on Turkish and Middle Eastern chic, Grand Spice Bazaar entails a sumptuous Ramadhan spread with over 90 authentic local dishes; and special Turkish cuisine highlights by a guest chef from Istanbul, for a new buka puasa dining experience. The experience will be accompanied by a curated souk featuring selected local brands and vendors, and grand inclusions of live performances, a dedicated kids’ corner, and daily Lucky Draw prizes, enabling casual groups of leisure and business guests to experience a bazaar of food, retail and entertainment in one place. Click here to view the menu. The Grand Spice Bazaar Buffet will be available on:
April 1st to 18th, 2023 (6:30pm – 10:00pm)
priced at RM228 nett (Adult) ǀ RM114 nett (Child)
Early bird price: RM208 nett (Adult) ǀ RM104 nett (Child)
Those in favour of buka puasa jollity at JP teres are in for a treat this blessed month, as Ramadhan Feast brings back the flavourful spread of Malaysian varieties, with exclusive Indian cuisine highlights by a guest chef from Chennai. The line at Ramadhan Feast includes exciting live stations that will feature all-time favourites like Sup Gear Box, grilled sustainable seafood, JP teres Signature Chicken Rice, noodle station, Australian beef and Kambing Bakar carving station, as well as Tau Fu Fa, Ais Kacang and Cendol, amongst many others. Ramadhan Feast at JP Teres will be available on:
March 23rd to April 22nd, 2023 (6:30pm – 10:30pm)
priced at RR218 nett (Adult) ǀ RM109 nett (Child)
Limited time offer: RM198 nett (Adult) ǀ RM99 nett (Child)
*Valid until March 21, 2023 while availability lasts
Date: 23rd March to 22nd April 2023
Location: Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur
The Gardens Hotel
The Gardens Hotel will be buzzing when its F&B outlet, The Spread, launches its annual break fasting dinner called Selera Bazaar Ria Buffet Dinner this Holy Month. Featuring five menus on rotation, its must-try dishes include chef’s specialties such as Lamb Bone Marrow Biryani, Udang Goreng Ala Mamak, Chicken Shawarma, Kambing Bakar, Tempe Goreng Berlada, Ayam Madu Special, Satay Ayam/ Daging, Ikan Siakap Ala Pak Wan, and Asam Pedas Ekor, and many more available at food stalls for you to choose from.
The buffet will also feature a variety of dishes from different cuisines, such as Indian, Malay, and Chinese, live cooking station, and a dessert corner to satisfy your sweet tooth. Enjoy this amazing Ramadhan spread at The Spread restaurant, Gardens Hotel from:
27th March to 20th April (7pm to 10.30pm)
priced at RM158nett per adult, RM79nett per child (6 to 12 years old), and RM128nett per senior citizen (55 years and above).
Early bird rate: RM128nett per adult valid from now until 19 March.
Date: 27th March to 20th April 2023
Location: The Gardens Hotel
W KL Hotel
Ramadan is just around the corner and earlier this week, we were invited to try out the Bazaar Malam at FLOCK, W Hotel Kuala Lumpur. The all-day dining restaurant was revamped into a bazaar-like buffet with multiple stalls where diners can dive into the flavors of Malaysia by sampling an array of local delicacies. If you’re looking for a place to buka puasa during the fasting season, then you can sink your teeth into succulent and juicy meats, expertly prepared and seasoned to perfection! This year’s Bazaar Malam at W KL promises a BIGGER and BETTER option, with a sumptuous spread of Malaysian dishes specially prepared by our talented Executive Chef Haznizam Hamzah and Sous Chef Suhalmi Md Tasir. Join in the amazing Ramadan feast at W KL at:<>
FLOCK, Level 8
24th March – 21st April 2023 (6.30pm – 10:30pm)
RM288 nett per adult | RM144 nett per child 6-12 years
Kids below five eat for free – 1 kid per paying adult
Date: 24th March to 21st April 2023
Location: W Kuala Lumpur
This year, Maria’s SteakCafe offers its Raya Set for two with its Raya Special Edition Percik Sauce, starting from RM290++. Beef and non-beef options are available to mix and match for a family dinner, and steak lovers can always opt for upgrade options from Australian Black Angus to Japanese Wagyu A5 Miyazaki. In conjunction with Ramadan, Maria’s SteakCafe will also offer its Ramadan Special Rose and Honey Lemon drink for all customers who break their fast at Maria’s SteakCafe; or order their Raya sets that are available from 21st March 2023 till 30th April 2023!
Date: 21st March to 30th April 2023
Location: Maria’s SteakCafe
Fire & Slice Pizzeria
Interested in trying pizzas starring fresh, local ingredients? Well, it’s time to drop by pizzeria Fire & Slice at Tiffin At The Yard! Dedicated to serving farm-to-table pizzas and elevating Asian and Malaysian flavours, Fire & Slice is here to bring new tastes to the table. With curious combos such as Laksa Pesto, Langkawi Pizza and the unforgettable Baby Kailan Pizza, each meal will be an adventure all on its own.
As founder and Chef Shawn Koh says: “We would love for our diners to be able to enjoy the entire pizza, from toppings to single crust, and realise that local talents can create kickass pizzas with bunga kantan, daun kesom, Mui Heong salted fish, and be proud that we can reinterpret classics.” Open from 5pm to 10pm on Thursdays and Fridays, and all day on weekends from 10am to 10pm; feel free to visit and bring your appetite and sense of adventure!
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