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Ramadan 2021: The 'buka puasa' menus in KL that you should know about

Ramadan 2021: The 'buka puasa' menus in KL that you should know about

Where to have your iftar meals

Text: Rachel Au

Where should you 'buka puasa' this year? We've rounded up some of the best Ramadan buffets in the Klang Valley for 2021—and some of them even offer takeaway or delivery

Ramadan buffets are back, and better than before. If you're wondering what the hotels are up to and just having a hard time deciding where to have your iftar dinners, this list is for you. While the dishes evoke nostalgic memories and please the palate, and stomach, the most important thing at the end of the day is breaking fast and spending time with loved ones. What better way to do so than with food. Here are some of the best Ramadan buffets in the Klang Valley for 2021 and if you prefer to take the more cautious route, there are a couple of hotels that offer takeaway and/or delivery too.

1. Buffet dinner: Malam Warisan Melayu 2021

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When: 19 April - 7 May 2021

Time: 6.30pm - 10pm, daily

Where: The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur

Price: RM238+ per person


Interstate travel may not be allowed just yet, but The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur is offering a culinary journey through the 14 states of Malaysia for this Ramadan period. Executive Sous Chef, Norazizi bin Taslim and Banquet Chef, Mohd Ridzwan bin Mohamed Rasit, and their team will be preparing dishes based on heirloom recipes that have been handed down through many generations.

Highlights:

Negeri Sembilan - Smoked Lamb Shank with Fresh Turmeric, Bird’s Eye Chili and Fresh Coconut Milk

Perak - Braised Beef Short Ribs that melts in your mouth after being braised for six whole hours

Indigenous rendang dishes - Mussels Rendang and Beef Lunch Rendang accompanied with lemang

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Delivery: Malam Warisan Melayu Box

Price: RM448+ (4 pax) | RM888+ (8 pax)

Alternatively, order in and break fast in the comforts of your home. The Malam Warisan Melayu Box similarly features heirloom recipes and ingredients from all 14 Malaysian states. We had the opportunity to try the box, and we were not disappointed at all. While most of the dishes were traditional, some were given a creative and modern reinterpretation.

For the kerabu (Sabah), the fiddlehead fern salad was cushioned within a beancurd for extra texture. Instead of your usual otak-otak wrapped in leaves, the otak-otak kempas (Johor) was grilled with coconut gel, shaped into rectangular cubes, topped with thinly sliced cucumbers, edible flowers and caviar. The sate ayam (Selangor) looked nothing like your typical charred meat on skewers. Instead, the chicken has been minced into a dense, chewy form with a subtle peanut dip and chicken floss on top. Kudos to the team for such creativity.

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For the mains, the top points go to the Perak Rendang Tok (six-hour braised beef short ribs with roasted coconut) and the Wilayah Persekutuan Nasi Basmati Saffron. The beef is so tender that it tears away easily—a testament to the careful and slow cooking methods.

The team's efforts continued to shine in the dessert selections: Kedah Pomelo Sago, Johor Pineapple Tart (in a unique appam-balik-like shape), Pahang Nutmeg Madeleines and Sarawak Soursop Pops.

Last, but not least, the box includes two sambal jars as accompaniments: Terengganu Sambal Hitam Belimbing and Melaka Sambal Udang Kering & Bunga Kantan.

Phone: +603 2727 6696

WhatsApp: +6012 280 1303

Email: [email protected]

2. Buffet: Hidagan Tradisi 2021

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When: 16 April - 9 May 2021

Where: Atas Malaysian Modern Eatery, The RuMa Hotel and Residences

Price: RM180 nett per person

Early bird price: Receive 30 per cent off the total bill (for bookings made from now till 16 April)


Rediscover nostalgic flavours at Atas Malaysian Modern Eatery with the return of their popular Hidangan Tradisi buffet. There will be a barbeque station, a wide selection of side dishes and sambals from different states and a Liquid Nitrogen Durian Ice Cream station.

Highlights:

Percik Marinated Leg of Lamb with Coconut Sauce

Udang Sambal with Petai

Daging Gulai Kawah

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Takeaway: Hidangan Tradisi Atas Takeaway

Price: RM168 (2 pax) | RM268+ (4 pax)

Check out the menu here.

Prefer to eat at home? Take the dishes home with their special takeaway sets that offer just as much variety too. The best part is that you get to pick the dishes per course.

Phone: +603 2778 0888

Email: [email protected]

3. Buffet: Grand Buka Puasa Buffet

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When: 19 April - 2 May 2021

Time: 6pm - 10.30pm, daily

Where: Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur

Price: RM238+ per person


The chefs at Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur will be going all our with their Grand Buka Puasa Buffet, featuring the best dishes from all 14 Malaysian states. For that scale, the buffet will be spread out over three venues: Mosaic, Lounge on the Park and Diamond Ballroom.

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Highlights:

Masala Udang

Gulai Ayam Siam

Ketam Masak Lemak Daun Selasih

Takeaway and delivery

Price:

Bunga Raya Set Menu , RM432 (4 pax)

Bunga Melur Set Menu, RM592 (4 pax)

Check out the menu here.

Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur has something for those who are looking to break fast at home instead. Both menus offer a huge and indulgent variety that won't disappoint.

Phone: +603)2330 8798

Email: [email protected]

4. Buffet: Sajian Merentasi Zaman

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When: 13 April - 12 May 2021

Where: Curate, Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Price:

13-18 April, 7-12 May: RM189 per adult | RM94.50 per child (ages 6-12)

19 April - 6 May: RM228 per adult | RM109 per child (ages 6-12)


Malaysian culinary celebrity Chef, Dato’ Fazley Yaakob, is back to design the Sajian Merentasi Zaman menu with some of the cherished recipes from his childhood. It'll be an introduction to dishes that may seem new to their eyes and tastebuds for the young ones, while it'll be a flashback to the past for the older ones as some of these dishes aren't commonly found today. After a satisfying meal, every family will get to bring home a bottle of homemade sambal, compliments of the Chef.

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Highlights:

Nasi tumpang ayam bakar pasu

Puyuh salai and kulit mangga muda bakar

Ikan sepat masin masak lemak cili api dengan buah cermai dan pucuk pegaga

Private Dining

Buka puasa in the privacy and comfort of the private dining rooms at Curate. Rates begin at RM2,500 nett per room.

Phone: +603 2382 8888

Four Seasons Chat

5. Buffet: Festive Variety Dinner

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When: 15 April - 15 May 2021

Where: Contango, The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Price: RM150 per person


Celebrate The Majestic Way with more than a hundred classic Malay recipes as well as a smash of Japanese, Western Grill and Italian dishes. You'll be spoilt for choice! Plus, all items from the live cooking stations will be freshly prepared to order and then served right to your table.

WhatsApp/Phone: +6014 647 1060

Email: [email protected]

6. Buffet: Citarasa Nipah

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When: 13 April - 12 May 2021

Time: 7pm - 10.30pm, daily

Where: Nipah, EQ Kuala Lumpur

Price: RM188 nett per adult | RM94 nett per child (ages 6-12)

Early bird price: RM148 per person (for bookings made from now till 13 April)


Over 100 traditional Malay and Southeast Asian dishes will be served throughout the course of the Citarasa Nipah buffet at EQ Kuala Lumpur. However, the spread will be rotated weekly so that there's something different each time you visit. Expect the popular seafood on ice section, a carving station, and an outdoor live station.

Highlights:

Kambing Golek

Gulai Lemak Cili Padi Daging Salai

Signature Kari Laksa Nipah (a recipe that has been shared since its Hotel Equatorial days)

Takeaway: 3-tier Tiffin Carrier Sets

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Price: RM128 (individual) | RM508 (family set)

Available from 13 April - 12 May 2021

Available in 12cm and 13.5cm, as well as a range of colours, the signature tiffin carrier sets by EQ will make a great gift. Each set comes with acar, rice, a signature dish, dessert and imported dates.

Phone: +603 2789 7839/7840

WhatsApp: +6012 278 9239

Online: TableApp

7. Buffet: Indahnya Ramadhan!

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When: 14 April - 10 May 2021

Where: The Living Room, The Westin Kuala Lumpur

Price: RM188 nett per adult | RM94 nett per child (ages 7-12)

Early bird price: RM128 nett per person (for bookings made from now till 10 April)


With over 100 tantalising dishes, you certainly won't be disappointed by the quantity or variety. While there are too many mouthwatering dishes to name, their life-size Salad on Sampan, where guests can mix their own kerabu, will be a huge attraction. Durian lovers shouldn't give this a miss either, as there will be a myriad of desserts highlighting the King of Fruits, including Serawa Durian, Pulut Durian and Ketayap Durian.

Highlights:

Ketam Bercili

Sambal Sotong Terung Pipit

Gulai Itik Kerisik

Takeaway/Delivery:

Price:

Ikhlas Set, RM124 (2 pax)

Berkat Set, RM264 (4 pax)

Syukur Set, RM388 (6 pax)

Check out the menu or order online here.

Phone: +603 2773 8495

WhatsApp: +6012 305 1715

Email: [email protected]

8. Buffet: Jom Makan Dinner Buffet

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When: 12 April - 12 May 2021

Time: 6.30pm - 10pm

Where: Sedap Restaurant, Pullman Kuala Lumpur City Centre Hotel & Residences

Price: RM168 nett per adult | RM84 nett per child (ages 6-12)


Pullman Kuala Lumpur City Centre Hotel & Residences will be preparing quite a feast this Ramadan season. Expect to buka puasa with nasi mandy kambing, Japanese maki rolls, bakar-bakar street food, delectable dishes from the goreng-goreng stations and more.

Takeaway: Jom Ta-Pau

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Price:

Riang Ria Set, RM68 nett per person

Harmoni Set, RM58 nett per person (min. 4 pax)

Muhibbah Set, RM100 nett per person (min. 4 pax)

Available from 12pm - 6pm, daily

Free delivery for orders above RM200 within a 5km radius.

The set menus are a combination of dishes from the Sedap Restaurant, Red Chinese Restaurant, and Enju Japanese Restaurant.

WhatsApp: +6016 290 3864

Email: [email protected]

9. Buffet: Selera Serantau

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When: 14 April - 12 May 2021

Where: Kwee Zeen, Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara

Price: RM178 nett per adult | RM89 nett per child

Early bird price: RM124 nett per person (for bookings made from now till 12 April)


People like buffets for its variety and vast quantity, and Kwee Zeen at Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara is taking it up a notch with a spread that will feature more than 200 dishes, ranging from traditional Malay classics to Chinese, Indian, Japanese and Western favourites. But there will be three menus on rotation throughout the month, giving guests an extra reason to return. Plus, there will be a live gamelan performance happening daily from 6.30pm to 9.15pm.

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Highlights:

Paru Goreng Berlada

Ayam Percik Kelantan

Asam Pedas Ikan Pari

Takeaway/Delivery: Sofitel To Go For Ramadan

Orders must be made at least 24 hours in advance.

Free delivery for locations within a 5km radius.

Opt from three different set menus—each consisting of 10 all-time favourite dishes—or pick from the a la carte menu.

WhatsApp: +6018 873 2028

Email: [email protected]

10. Buffet: Bazaar Malam

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When: 13 April - 13 May 2021

Time: 7pm onwards

Where: Flock, W Kuala Lumpur

Price: RM198 nett per adult | RM99 nett per child

Early bird price: Buy-1-Free-1 for bookings made from now till 12 April 2021


Like the name suggests, Flock at W Kuala Lumpur will be transformed into a lively Malaysian bazaar where different stalls will serve a variety of delicious local fare. Helmed by the new Executive Chef, Chef Haznizam Hamzah, the spread is themed around fond favourites found at a night bazaar market. However, a unique offering will be the selection of organic ulam-ulaman—foraged greens and herbs supplied directly from local growers.

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Highlights:

Roasted Whole Lamb

Satay

Musang King Cheesecake

Call/WhatsApp: +6012 347 9088

11. Buffet: Bazar Selera

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When: 13 April - 12 May 2021

Where: Quan's Kitchen, Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur, Chinatown

Price: RM158 nett per adult

Early bird price: RM118 nett per person (for bookings made from now till 12 April)


True to the style of Quan's Kitchen at Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur, Chinatown, the spread takes inspiration from the country's status as a melting pot of culture. For starters, Executive Chef Gerald Chong will take guests back in time to the ancient Silk Road by adding a live Lan Zhou La Mien station. Expect chewy, hand-pulled noodles served in a bowl of hot, flavourful bone broth with thin chicken or beef slices. For dessert, go with either the classic Ais Kacang or Ais Krim Goreng—or both!

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Highlights:

Sup Berempah Tulang Rawan

Cumin Slow-Roasted Whole Lamb

Ikan Patin Tempoyak

WhatsApp: +6012 507 3327

Email: [email protected]

12. Buffet: Bazaar Abang Jaguh

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When: 13 April - 11 May 2021

Time: 6.30pm - 10.30pm, daily

Where: Vasco's, Hilton Kuala Lumpur

Price: RM188 nett per adult | RM100 nett per child (ages 6-11)

Early bird price: Buy-1-Free-1 for bookings made between 1-12 April 2021 via their website


Why 'Abang Jaguh'? It's more of a 'who'. 'Abang Jaguh' is a self-given nickname for a team of chefs. Each of them will have their own speciality station at the Ramadan buffet at Vasco's, Hilton Kuala Lumpur: Hirup-hirup Sup Berapi Abang Adan, Cedok-cedok Abang Jham, Salai-salai Abang Karim, Celup-celup Abang Syam, Golek-golek Abang Sharil and Manis-manis Rasa Abang Din. The spread will also include other cuisines such as Chinese, Indian, Thai and European. Be sure to catch the Cucur Jawa Gula Melaka being prepared live and the dainty cart carrying an assortment of Arabic sweets, tea and petit fours.

Highlights:

Tulang Rusuk

Rendang Tok Daging Rusa

Kambing Bakar Kukus Berempah

Call: +603 2264 2264

Email: [email protected]

13. Buffet: Sajian Warisan

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When: 12 April - 12 May 2021

Time: 7pm - 11pm, daily

Where: JP teres, Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur

Price: 

20 April-12 May: RM178 nett per adult | RM89 nett per child 

13-19 April: RM168 nett per adult | RM84 nett per child


The curation of this Malaysian heritage spread by the traditional food connoisseurs of JP teres—Chef Nazib, Chef Haniff and Chef Sanjay—emphasises sustainability and authenticity. You'll see, smell and taste the finest local produce in over 60 dish varieties and more than 20 mouthwatering desserts.

Highlights:

Kambing bakar ala percik

Ikan bakar Muara

Aneka laksa

Takeaway/Delivery: Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur x Jovian

Price: From RM436 nett

Each iftar set menu comes encased in an exclusive Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur X Jovian designer thermal bag.

Ideal for a family of four or five, dishes include all-time favourites such as Rendang Daging, Bubur Lambuk Daging and Kambing Bakar Berempah.

For every set sold, a curated set meal will given to a family in need.

Check out the menu or order online here.

Call: +603 2203 9188

Email: [email protected]

Online: Website

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