From cuisines that transport you to other Asian countries to local dishes that remind you of Tok Mak’s cooking, complete your iftar feast this year by making your way to one (or more) of these hotels.
InterContinental Kuala Lumpur
Take a trip down memory lane at Serena Brasserie’s Warisan Kita (RM198+ for adults and RM118+ for children) as the chefs invite you to indulge in recipes passed down to them by members of the older generation. Selections include Pasta Goreng Kawah Cucu Bonda, Nasi Kukus Balqish served with Kari Kepak Barramundi and Rendang Ayam Tok Nek, the succulent and tender Kambing Golek 7ujuh Keturunan, Ramadan bazaar staple Mini Roti John as well as the fluffy and soft dessert Ah Chan’s Apam Balek.
165 Jalan Ampang, KL. Until May 1. For reservations, call 03 2782 6325, WhatsApp 016 2024 623 or email [email protected].
The Chow Kit — An Ormond Hotel
Specially designed by the hotel’s culinary experts for a group of individuals (2 to 3 pax at RM250 and 4 to 5 pax at RM450), the Citarasa Ramadan menu has a set of specific dishes, ranging from Malay kuih muih to Satay Ayam and Cucur Udang to get you started. The main stars such as Curry Udang, Rendang Dendeng, Burung Puyuh Berempah, Golden Sea Bass, Tempoyak Daun Kayu and Kacang Botol Sambal Belacan are served with Saffron Rice, alongside refreshments like Honey Chrysanthemum Tea and Teh Tarik. The Royal Pudding dessert is sure to bring a sweet end to your meal. Berbuka Tiffin is also available as a takeaway option.
1012 Jalan Sultan Ismail, Chow Kit, KL. Until May 2. For reservations, call 03 2778 6688.
The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur
The Cobalt Room brings you its delightfully festive feast curated by Thai master chef Rasikan of Shook! at The Starhill Dining (RM138 per adult and RM69 per child). Catch a stellar showcase by the chef as she creates distinctive dishes such as Murk Ka-taim Pring Thai (wok-fried squid with garlic pepper sauce) and Geang Massaman Kae (Lamb Massaman) to the much-loved favourites of Phad Ka Prow Gai (minced chicken with spicy basil sauce), Tom Yum Goong and Phad Tai Goong Sod. On top of that, choose from a wide variety of more than 50 appetisers, mains and desserts.
168 Jalan Imbi, Bukit Bintang, KL. Until April 30. For reservations, call 011 1764 6056 or email [email protected].
Momo’s Kuala Lumpur
Fancy Tex-Mex cuisine for breaking fast? Try out MoMo’s Ramadhan: Mo’ Feast Mo’ Fun menu, which includes Salmon Avocado Waﬄe Sandwich, Fricken’ Chicken Waﬄe Sandwich, MoMo’s Meatballs, Spicy Wings and Mild Wings. The Spiced Popcorn Chicken references more traditional tastes of Malaysia where the deep fried chicken bites are tossed with curry leaves and served with sweet and sour chilli. To ﬁnish off the meal, indulge in its new range of milkshakes that include the Lemon Gula Melaka, Banana Avocado and Mango Coconut. Prices start from RM68. A takeaway bundle is available.
316 Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Chow Kit, KL. Until April 30. For reservations, call 03 2776 6666. See full menu here.
Hilton Kuala Lumpur
Vasco’s is helping you make up for all the missed opportunities to travel with its Kembara Asia-themed buffet featuring signature dishes from 13 Asian countries (RM208 per adult and RM108 per child). With specialities like Ikan Patin Asam Tempoyak Sungai Pahang (patin braised in spicy fermented durian), Kare Kare (braised oxtail), Sumac Harra (grilled fillet of seabass with tomato and garlic sauce), Nai You Har (stir-fried prawns in butter and milk with golden egg floss), chilli crab and sushi platters, you will be spoilt for choice.
3 Jalan Stesen Sentral, KL. Until May 1. For reservations, call 03 2264 2264 or email [email protected].
Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Expect a variety of dishes from different states in the country at The Courtyard. The dinner spread (RM188 per adult and RM94 per child or senior citizen) includes Ayam Panggang Madu Berbijian from Kedah, Daging Rendang Tok from Perak, Gulai Ikan Tonggol from Kelantan, Kari Kambing Mangga Muda from Perlis, Kari Kepala Ikan from Penang, Gulai Udang Harimau Batang Keladi from Melaka, Ikan Patin Masak Tempoyak from Pahang and Bubur Lambok from Kuala Lumpur. Combined with an assortment of signature sauces, a dessert and fruits corner await as the cherry on top.
170 Jalan Bukit Bintang, KL. Until May 1. For reservations, call 03 2117 2821, WhatsApp 017 206 8805 or email [email protected].
The St Regis Kuala Lumpur
This year’s menu at the Malam Warisan Melayu Buffet Dinner (RM248+ per person) takes on an unusual twist by adding a myriad of fruits to its dishes. Executive sous chef Norazizi Taslim and his team have curated iconic dishes infused with luscious fruits such as starfruit, jackfruit, star gooseberry (cermai), umbra fruit (kedondong), lychee and longan. The star of the show is the Perak Beef Short Ribs Rendang Tok with Honey Jackfruit that melts in your mouth, prepared by chefs Mohd Ridzwan and Norazizi Taslim.
6 Jalan Stesen Sentral 2, KL Sentral, KL. Until May 1. For reservations, call 03 2727 6696 or email [email protected].
Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur
Aiming for a “bazaar-like” concept, Lemon Garden has everything covered — from live cooking stations surrounding a koi pond, offering lemang pulut and ketupat palas with three types of serunding, to a dessert pavilion serving tempting sweet bites like Onde-onde Cupcakes and Rose Bandung Macaroon. There will also be a grill station and seafood counter serving roast lamb and a wide variety of seafood specialities respectively, prepared by chef Safee, chef Safril and team. Feast on weekdays at RM198 or weekends at RM268. Children aged five and below can dine for free.
11 Jalan Sultan Ismail, KL. Until May 4. For reservations, call 03 2074 3900 or WhatsApp 019 390 2257.
Enjoy the live action outdoor stations as you feast on The Resort Café’s lavish Jemput Makan buffet spread (RM198 per adult and RM99 per child). If you are a traditionalist at heart, the array of classics served include Barramundi Ceviche (raw slices of Asian sea bass marinated in lime juice), Ikan Salai Terung Asam (smoked barramundi with sour aubergine) and Kambing Bakar (whole roast lamb). Meat lovers will be delighted to dig into their Daging Salai Panggang (smoked roast beef).
Lobby Level, 1 Persiaran Lagoon, Bandar Sunway, PJ. Until May 2. For reservations, call 03 7495 2009 or email [email protected].
This article first appeared on Apr 4, 2022 in The Edge Malaysia.