Top dining options to buka puasa this Ramadan 2024

A myriad of cuisines await at these establishments.

Mandarin Oriental's symphonic feast features the best of Malaysia while adding a touch of Middle Eastern flair (Photo: Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur)

From local perennial favourites to Middle Eastern and Palestinian classics, your loved ones will be spoilt for choice this Ramadan. 


InterContinental Kuala Lumpur

Curated by newly appointed executive chef Siva Krishnan, Serena Brasserie’s Anugerah Warisan buka puasa buffet offers an assortment of local dishes as well as a distinctive Middle Eastern corner comprising Egyptian, Moroccan and Lebanese influences. Starting with appetisers, diners can expect various types of kerabu, sambal, jeruk, the classic Bubur Lambuk of Kampung Baru and Arabic favourites such as Fattoush Salad, Tabbouleh Salad, Hummus and Baba Ghanoush. A slew of masakan kampung as well as Raya staples such as Lemang Pulut, Ketupat Palas and serunding are also available. Do not miss out on a nostalgic ensemble of sweet treats such as assorted Malay kuih, Apam Balik, Aiskrim Potong, Ais Kacang and Cendol, kurma pudding, Onde-Onde Panna Cotta, coconut milkshake, baklava and kunafa at the dessert counter.

Until April 9. RM278 per adult and RM168 per child. For reservations, email [email protected] or contact (016) 202 4623.


Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur

You are sure to be spoilt for choice as chef Mohammad Safee and his team have curated more than 300 dishes for the Sajian Istimewa buffet at Lemon Garden restaurant, with selections of Malaysian favourites, Asian delicacies, international cuisines and Middle Eastern classics. Besides buffet counters, diners can look forward to live-cooking stalls surrounding a koi pond and a dessert pavilion. Warung stations at the terrace garden offer a mouthwatering array of Lemang Pulut, Ketupat Palas, three types of serunding, as well as sweet treats such as Fried Cempedak, Apam Balik, Durian Cake, Bubur Kacang, Ais Batu Campur and Pandan Mango Sticky Rice. While waiting to break fast, enjoy enchanting melodies by the traditional Ghazal Quartet at the main lobby, starting at 6.45pm.

Until April 9. RM250 per person, Monday to Thursday and RM290 from Friday to Sunday. Contact (03) 2786 2378 or [email protected].


Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur, Chinatown

If going to your neighbourhood Ramadan bazaars is too much of a hassle due to limited parking spots and crowds, you can make reservations at Quan’s Kitchen, a renowned halal-certified culinary outlet at Four Points by Sheraton, to experience an upscale version of the food market. Quan’s Bazar Ramadan Cina Muslim presents a tasteful experience combining Northwestern Chinese-Muslim flavours with treasured local kampung favourites. Key menu highlights include Roasted Whole Lamb with Mongolian Marination, Dry Chilli Beef with Chinese Celery, Deep Fried Eggplant with Salted Egg Yolk, Spicy Tofu Chicken with Black Fungus and Hot Chilli Bean, and Nai Pak with Minced Chicken Sauce and Mushroom.

Until April 9. RM158 per person. For bookings, WhatsApp (012) 507 3327 or email [email protected].


Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur

It is natural to crave many flavours when you are fasting. If you feel like eating Middle Eastern food, consider the Astaka Selera Impian buffet by Mandarin Oriental. It offers a generous spread featuring highlights such as Roast Lamb and Döner Kebab, lathered in vibrant spices, herbs and seasonings. And if you want a taste of home, there are traditional Malay dishes to savour. Think Udang Galah Lemak Asam Nenas, Siput Sedut Lemak Kuning and Puyuh Goreng Berempah Bonda. The buffet selection will be hosted at two locations: Mosaic and the Diamond Ballroom. The latter boasts a beautiful Middle Eastern-inspired pavilion with hanging lanterns and chandeliers dangling from the ceiling, complementing the extravagant fare.

Until April 9. RM298 per adult and RM168 for children between six and 11. For reservations, call (03) 2330 8888 or email [email protected].



Social enterprise PichaEats was established in 2016 with the aim of training refugees to become food entrepreneurs so they can have a sustainable livelihood and help their children obtain education. The label continues to develop new initiatives every year and, this Ramadan, it has launched the #FlipInSolidarity campaign to celebrate the spirit of togetherness and generosity that defines the holy month while standing in solidarity with the people of Palestine amid the current atrocities occurring in the region. Customers can participate in the cause by purchasing the Rice Bucket series or Ramadan Special Sets — suitable for four to six pax — cooked by Palestinian chefs and featuring dishes such as Maqlooba, Musakhan, Mansaf and Kabsa.

Until May 12. Place your orders here.

This article first appeared on Mar 18, 2024 in The Edge Malaysia.

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