Buka Puasa Round-Up: Kuala Lumpur and Penang

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Each year, Malaysians eagerly anticipate the festive seasons, not only for the cherished traditions and fond memories they evoke, but also for the tantalizing array of culinary delights that accompany them. Nowhere is this more evident than during Ramadan, the holy month of fasting observed by Muslims worldwide.

In Malaysia, Ramadan is synonymous with a cornucopia of delectable delicacies, some of which are savoured exclusively during this special time. Hotels and restaurants across the country have embraced the spirit of the season, many offering lavish spreads of mouth-watering dishes at the breaking of the fast (buka puasa) to cater to the appetites of both fasting Muslims and their non-fasting companions, who eagerly partake in the gastronomic festivities.

From casual dining to extravagant feasts, Kuala Lumpur and Penang boast an abundance of buffets during the fasting month to suit every palate and budget. To help you navigate the culinary delights on offer this year, we’ve curated a selection of some of the most noteworthy KL and Penang buffets for your consideration.

 

MANDARIN ORIENTAL KUALA LUMPUR

This year, Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur introduces a journey of flavours in a symphonic feast featuring the best of Malaysia while adding a touch of Middle Eastern flair, in conjunction with the fasting month. Themed Astaka Selera Impian, guests will be able to explore distinct flavours, aromatic herbs, and vibrant spices that define Malaysian cuisine savouring key dishes such as Udang Galah Lemak Asam Nenas, Siput Sedut Lemak Kuning, Puyuh Goreng Berempah Bonda, and many more. The generous buffet spread also includes live carving stations with key feature highlights such as Roast Lamb and Döner Kebab, seasoned with Middle Eastern spices.

When: 11th March onward, from 6 to 10.30pm daily

Priced at: RM298 nett per adult while children between the ages 6–11 is priced at RM168 and children ages 5 and below will be complimentary dining.

Reservations: Please call +60 (3) 2330 8888 or email mokul-fb@mohg.com

Astaka Selera Impian Buffet | Mosaic and Diamond Ballroom, Mandarin Oriental

KLCC, 50088 Kuala Lumpur

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BEN’S x SITI LI BERBUKA BERSAMA

Ben’s by The BIG Group and Siti Li Food and Living are delighted to present Berbuka Bersama, an exciting collaborative buffet that celebrates the rich tapestry of classic Malay recipes in celebration of the Ramadan season. Diners can look forward to a curated buffet spread that features authentic Malay dishes prepared with the finesse and creativity that Siti Li is known for. From iconic Cekodok Comel, Laksa Johor, Rendang, Nasi Kahwin and Soto Ayam to mouthwatering kuih, each dish is a celebration of heritage and flavour. In addition to that, there will be special featured dishes like the Mandy Lamb and Siti Li Nasi Lemak, a crowd favourite hand-wrapped in banana leaf. Nostalgic Raya edition cookies, tarts and serunding will also be for sale.

The Berbuka Bersama buffet will be available at both Ben’s Bangsar Shopping Centre and The Restaurant located on Level 1 in Asia School of Business

When: 17th March – 7th April from 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Priced at: RM138 adult / RM80 child (Ben’s @ Bangsar Shopping Centre) and RM168 adult / RM88 child (The Restaurant @ Asia School of Business); Early Bird and Senior discounts offered

Reservations: Please call +603 2095 7988 or WhatsApp +6017 688 3029 (Bangsar Shopping Centre) / Call +603 2023 3041 or WhatsApp +6016 377 7872 (Asia School of Business)

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FOUR SEASONS KUALA LUMPUR

Experience a fusion of faith, festivity and flavour as Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur invites guests for Malam Cahaya Rembulan — A Cultural Feast Through Traditions. With this lavish spread at Curate, embark on an extraordinary culinary journey through diverse flavours and time-honoured customs. The curated buffet offers a spectacular assortment of cuisines and dishes, inviting one and all to come together during the sacred month. From authentic Arabic mezze, Indian curries and Western classics to a rich selection of Malay specialties such as Char Kway Teow and Beef Rendang, each nightly spread is a celebration of gastronomy around the globe.

Delight your palate with signature delights such as Fried King Grouper with Assam Pedas and Torched Ginger Flower; Braised Lobster Fra Diavolo with Fusilli; and Javanese Fish/Beef Grilled in Banana Leaf with Kalamansi Lime and Sambal. These meticulously crafted dishes pay homage to heritage and innovation alike, combining local flavours with global flair. Savour the ocean’s bounty with premium seafood on ice, explore a tantalising array of Asian street snacks, and enjoy succulent delights from the tandoor. The scrumptious dessert ensemble features Arabic sweets such as Turkish Delight and Baklava, fusion treats like Teh Tarik and Durian Ice Cream, and candy-shop classics such as crafted chocolates and marshmallows.

When: 11th March – 9th April from 6pm to 10:30pm

Priced at: RM318 adult / RM159 child

Reservations: Visit www.fourseasons.com/kualalumpur/dining or call +603 2382 8888

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HILTON PETALING JAYA

This Ramadan, savour a harmonious blend of New and Old with both traditional ‘Buka Puasa’ favourites and modern delicacies at the delectable buffet called ‘Merentasi Tradisi: Sajian Dulu dan Kini’ at restaurant Paya Serai. It is located next to the entrance and has been recently renovated. Brimming with rich flavours that transcend trends and time itself, the buka puasa menu is also crafted with eco-conscious practices in mind.

When: 12th March – 9th April from 7pm – 10pm

Priced at: RM208 nett per adult and RM118 nett per child

Reservations: For reservations, please contact +603 7955 9122 or WhatsApp to +6016 216 0414. Save up to 25% off when you book and prepay online here.

Paya Serai, Hilton Petaling Jaya

2, Jalan Barat, Pjs 52, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

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MICASA ALL SUITE HOTEL

Celebrate Ramadan in style with the ‘Citarasa Khazanah Dinner’ buffet dinner at Sisho Dining at MiCasa All Suite Hotel.

When: 12th March – 5th April from 6pm – 10pm

Priced at: The buffet will be priced at RM139 nett per adult, RM95 nett per senior citizen (60 years and above) and RM95 nett per child (5 – 12 years).

Reservations: WhatsApp Shiso Dining Restaurant at +6017 219 6126 or email to fnbkul@micasahotel.com

Sisho Dining, MiCasa All Suite Hotel 368B, Jln Tun Razak, Taman U Thant, 50400 Kuala Lumpur

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THE ST REGIS KUALA LUMPUR

The St Regis Kuala Lumpur is celebrating Malaysia’s defining diversity this Ramadan at The Reading Room. Curated by executive sous chef Azizi Taslim, each dish is an ode to time-honoured Malaysian recipes. Indulge in a delightful selection of authentic local dishes, each showcasing the unique culinary traditions of the 14 states across the nation. Platforming dishes and creations from across the peninsular, find Penang’s lamb shank curry with banana, Selangor’s fresh tiger prawns with wild pepper leaves, lemongrass, and passionfruit, Melaka’s asam pedas with snapper fish with honey pineapple, and more.

When: 13th March 13 to 8th April 8 from 6.30pm – 10.30pm

Priced at: Early bird rate from 13-17 March 2024 at RM196+ per adult and RM98+ per child. Normal rate from 18 March – 8 April 2024 at RM252+ per adult and RM126+ per child.

Reservations: For reservations and enquiries, please call +603 2727 6696 or email the restaurant at dining.kualalumpur@stregis.com

The Reading Room, The St Regis Kuala Lumpur 6, Jalan Stesen Sentral 2, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur

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W KUALA LUMPUR

Flock, the hotel’s Pan-asian grill, is paying homage to Ramadan bazaars with the return of its Bazaar Malam. Vibrance takes centre stage at W Kuala Lumpur, highlighting the inherent festivity of Malaysian culture. Multiple stalls set against a backdrop of the city’s skyline will serve local delicacies while the restaurant’s interior will house tiger prawn masak lemak, asam pedas telur ikan mayong, and fresh seafood grilled over charcoal and coconut husks.

When: 12th March till 8th April from 6.30pm onwards

Priced at: RM288 nett per adult and RM144 nett per child (6-12 years) / Kids below six eat for free (1 kid per paying adult).

Reservations: please email the restaurant at bf.wkualalumpur@whotels.com or WhatsApp to +60 12 – 347 9088.

Flock, W Kuala Lumpur 8/F, W, 121, Jln Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur

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EQ KUALA LUMPUR

Let EQ’s amazing Citarasa Nipah buffet spread pave the way for goodwill and stronger ties this Ramadan. Enjoy a special selection of authentic Malay favourites curated by Chef Zaini, including a variety of fresh, appetising local salads, kerabu and ulam-ulaman, hearty bubur lambuk, and a tantalising whole roast lamb. The buffet will also serve seafood on ice, with a revolving choice of Western appetisers and salads.

When: 12th March – 9th April 2024 from 6.30pm – 10.30pm

Priced at: RM238+ per adult and RM114+ per child (6 – 12 years old)

Early bird offer available from 12 – 17 March and 7 – 9 April 2024, priced at RM198+ per adult. Reservations: For further information and reservations, please view here.

Nipah at EQ, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur

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LE MÉRIDIEN KUALA LUMPUR

Experience an exciting culinary journey with over 300 delectable selections at our ‘Imarah Selera Nusantara’ buffet dinner, featuring rich flavours of Malay cuisine, and authentic recipes crafted by Chef Budiman and his talented team. Highlights include live action stations and signature dishes such as Kambing Biri-Biri, Daging Kepal Tempayan, Mee Kow Tim, Gulai Tetel and Ayam Royale.

When: 12th March – 9th April 2024

Priced at: RM208 nett for adults and RM99 nett per child

Early bird offer: RM158 nett for adults and RM75 nett per child

Between 18 – 31 March the buffet is priced at RM218 nett per adult and RM99 nett per child

Early bird offer: RM168 nett per adult and RM75 nett per child

The Celebration Buffet Dinner on 10 & 11 April 2024 is priced at RM218 nett per adult and RM109 nett per child.

Reservations: please WhatsApp to +60 12 2158 782.

Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur 2 Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, Kuala Lumpur

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FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON KUALA LUMPUR

Double the festivities as The Mesh gears up the upcoming feasting mood with a blast from the past. A culturally-inspired array of delicacies await at the ‘Nostalgia Desa’ dinner buffet, filled with local flavours that will reignite your fondest memories of ‘masakan desa’. More info here.

When: 12th March – 9th April from 6.30pm – 10pm

Priced at: RM228 nett per adult and RM114 nett per child

Reservations: please contact the hotel at +603 27069099 or email them at fpklcc@fourpoints.com

The Mesh, Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur

Corner of Jalan Sultan Ismail and Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur

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EASTIN HOTEL KUALA LUMPUR

Feast on various mouthwatering signatures prepared by Chef Dennie and his team that features Kambing Panggang stuffed with Briyani Rice, Soup Gear Box Berempah, Ayam Penyet Cabai Hijau and many more at the ‘Icip-Icip Kampungku’ buffet dinner. Be immersed in modern instrumental music by our 2-piece live band performance daily.

When: 15th March 2024 – 8th April 2024 from 6.30pm – 10.30pm.

Priced at: RM195 nett per adult. Early bird offer: RM156nett per person before 14 March 2024.

Reservations: please call the restaurant at +603 7665 1111 ext 183 or email them at swez.brasserie@eastin.com

Swez Brasserie, Eastin Hotel Kuala Lumpur

13, Jalan 16/11, Seksyen 16, Petaling Jaya

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INTERCONTINENTAL KUALA LUMPUR

As the month of fasting draws near, paying homage to the ‘Anugerah Warisan’ theme, InterContinental Kuala Lumpur’s impressive roster of culinary maestros sharpen their knives to cook up a storm this Ramadan with traditional local recipes passed down from generations.

When: 13th March 2024 – 9th April 2024 from 6.30pm – 10.30pm.

Priced at: RM278 nett per adult and RM168 nett per child (children aged 5 and below eat for free)

Early bird special for the dining period 13-18 March & 2-9 April 2024, when you book by 11 March 2024: RM195 nett per adult and RM117 nett per child. Early bird special for the dining period 19 March – 1 April: RM208 nett per adult and RM125 nett per child.

Reservations: For reservations, please contact +60 16-202 4623 or email to fnb.admin@ickualalumpur.com.my

Serena Brasserie, InterContinental Kuala Lumpur

165, Jln Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur

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ROYALE CHULAN PENANG

Enjoy a well-deserved buka puasa meal with your family and friends at the ‘Warna Rasa’ buffet this holy month of Ramadan!

When: 16th March – 8th April 2024

Priced at: RM129++ per adults and RM89++ for senior citizen and children.

Reservations: Please call the hotel at 04 259 8888 or WhatsApp to 016 330 3408 to enjoy the early bird offer for RM100 nett per person (for purchases before 15 March 2024).

Royale Chulan Penang

No 1A, Pengkalan Weld, George Town, Penang

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DOUBLETREE RESORT BY HILTON PENANG

Bask in the joy, serenity and rich flavours this blessed month brings. From signature ‘Buka Puasa’ classics that tickle your nostalgia to old recipes turned new with modern culinary twists, each crafted for eco-conscious consumption. Take delight in every bite that’s grounded in our commitment to sustainability. More info here.

When: 15th March – 7th April 2024 from 6.30pm – 10pm

Priced at: RM158 nett per adult and RM88 nett for senior citizen and children.

Early bird offer: enjoy a ‘Buy 1 Free 1’ deal for bookings made from 15 – 21 March 2024. Reservations: please call the hotel at +604 892 8000, Whatsapp them here or email to PENMB_FBS@hilton.com.

Makan Kitchen, Doubletree Resort by Hilton Penang

56 Jalan Low Yat, Penang

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