Did someone say (or whisper) ‘Yusuf Taiyoob’? The holy month of Ramadan is coming right up, happening from 5 May to the 3 June. Honouring the religious tradition of breaking fast at sundown, it has become a social custom for all races to gather and enjoy the best of all heritage cuisines. The best way to eat your way through the ABC’s of Malaysian cuisine (as well as the literal and unofficial national desert that is ABC) is at a buffet, so go big or go home:

Did someone say (or whisper) ‘Yusuf Taiyoob’? The holy month of Ramadan is coming right up, happening from 5 May to the 3 June. Honouring the religious tradition of breaking fast at sundown, it has become a social custom for all races to gather and enjoy the best of all heritage cuisines. The best way to eat your way through the ABC’s of Malaysian cuisine (as well as the literal and unofficial national desert that is ABC) is at a buffet, so go big or go home:

1
Mosaic & Diamond Ballroom at Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur

The hotel is proud to present ‘Royal Cuisine of Pahang’ with the permission of Her Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda The Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah Binti Almarhum Al-Mutawakkil Alallah Sultan Iskandar Al-Haj, The Queen of Malaysia. Featuring recipes from Her Majesty’s cookbook  ‘Air Tangan Tengku Puan Pahang Masakan Tradisional Pahang’, some star dishes include ‘Otak-Otak Kukus’, ‘Rendang Haji Mahmud’ and ‘Ketupat Pulut Sotong and Sambal Pahang’. 

Available from 13 May to 4 June at Mosaic at MYR218 per person , or from 13 to 26 May at the Diamond Ballroom at MYR188 per person. 

 

Address
Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur
Phone
+603-2330 8798
Website
2
The Cobalt Room at Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur

Can’t decide what you feel having for dinner? It’s a classic dilemma, but you’ll find the answer at The Cobalt Room. A wide range of Malaysian cuisine will be served, including signature dishes all the way from Perlis to Penang, and even east to Sabah and Sarawak. These include ‘Asam Pedas Ikan Tenggiri’ from Malacca and ‘Nasi Kerabu’ from Terengganu.

Available from 8 to 31 May from 6.30pm-10pm. MYR118 per adult and MYR59 per child. 

 

Address
Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur, 168, Jalan Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Phone
+603-2782 9122
Website
3
Contango at The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur

With arguably the best buffet in town year long, the fasting month presents a diverse culinary scene ranging from Thai, Japanese to Western Grill and Italian. The highlight is, of course, the local Malay cuisine, especially the rendang and roti john. Contango features two open kitchens for some added dinner entertainment.
Available from 3 May to 6 June 2019. MYR150nett per person.

Address
The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Autograph Collection, 5, Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, Tasik Perdana, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Phone
+603 2785 8000
Website
4
Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur

The hotel is honouring some of the best food found around its artsy and cultured neighbourhood that is Jalan Kamunting. Some star dishes include the famous ayam pedas and beef rendang from Capitol Cafe, as well as MMZ’s sup ekor and sup ayam.
Available from 10 May to 6 June 2019 daily from 7pm-10pm. MYR88nett per person.

Address
Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur, Autograph Collection, 25, Jalan Kamunting, Chow Kit, 50300 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Phone
+603 2038 0000
Website
5
Atas at The RuMa Hotel and Residences

Executive Chef Tyson Gee approaches the season with a menu of dishes such as grilled meats and fish prepared by the restaurant’s signature Mibrasa charcoal oven, along with other mains like udang sambal petai, kari ikan with bendi and nasi biryani. And for dessert, get ready to feast on unlimited durian.
Available from 5 May to 3 June. MYR168nett per person. Guests who make reservations before April 30th can enjoy 15% savings when they book.

Address
The RuMa Hotel and Residences, 7 Jalan Kia Peng, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Phone
+603-2778 0888
Website
6
The Courtyard at Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur Managed by Banyan Tree

There’s a system to the buffet here, and it starts with dates flown in from the Middle East. Then, work your way through Penang rojak and gado-gado before finding yourself at the street hawker-style stalls for dishes like satay and apam balik. The Malaysia Classical Traditional Desserts menu has favourites like ais kacang and Hari Raya biscuits.
Available until 9 May to 2 June 2019 from 6.30pm-10.30pm. MYR98nett per adult and MYR40nett per child for purchases until 8 May 2019 / MYR135nett per adult and MYR68nett per child.

Address
Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur Managed by Banyan Tree, 170, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Phone
+603-2117 2821
Website
7
Serena Brasserie at InterContinental Kuala Lumpur

The culinary team are cooking up treasured family recipes using their expertise, for nostalgic favourites and everyday classics like ice cream potong, tau foo fa, and roti canai. A dish you have to sample is the ‘Ikan Merah Tiga Rasa Pac Cik Mortaza’ with its sweet, sour and spice notes.
Available from 6 May to 4 June 2019. MYR188 per adult and MYR69 per child on weekdays; MYR158 per adult and MYR55 per child on weekends.

Address
InterContinental Kuala Lumpur, 165 Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Phone
+603 2782 6341
Website
8
Nobu Kuala Lumpur

Executive Chef Philip Leong infuses Malaysian flavours into Nobu’s signature style of Japanese-Peruvian cooking. Instead of a buffet, the eatery presents a 4-course menu encompassing a cold platter of dates, crispy shiitake and more, followed by a hot platter of sushi, mushroom and baby tiger shrimp. Options for the main dish include Shiso Crusted Lamb and Salmon Yuzu Butter, before ending on a sweet note with crispy sago, soy caramel banana and coconut mousse.
Available from 6 May to 4 June. MYR280++ per person.

Address
Nobu Kuala Lumpur, Menara 3 Petronas, Persiaran KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Phone
+603-21645084 / +6019-389 5085 (WhatsApp)
Website
9
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

If you’re looking for the biggest buffet in town, this is it. The extensive menu includes ocean prawns with Durian king fruit, ‘Portuguese-style’ banana leaf grilled seafood and bukhara Ramadan. 5% of proceeds from the buffet will be donated to various charities.
Available from 8 to 31 May 2019. MYR150nett per person.

Address
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Phone
please call +603 2333 2866 for public buka puasa enquiries or +603 2333 2877 for corporate bookings
Website
10
Saint Pierre

Chef de Cuisine KimKevin de Dood was inspired by the rich culinary heritage of Malaysia and brings his flair for French cooking to present classics like nasi lemak, ikan assam, kari kambing and kari ayam kapitan. At a place this fancy, even the dates are diced with roasted walnut and goat cheese.
Available from 5 May to 4 June 2019. MYR448++ per person with a non-alcoholic beverage pairing at MYR98++ per person.

Address
Saint Pierre, 121 Jalan Ampang, Level 8 W Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Phone
+603-2732 5008
Website
11
Latest Recipe at Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur

Start with appetisers like popiah basah, a selection of soups including oxtail and vegetable, and the traditional Malay porridge, bubur lambok. Executive Sous Chef Budiman Bistari adds his own twist to main dishes like ayam kalio with potatoes, udang galah with tempoyak and lemak cili kampong and, daging pesamah utara with rebung and kerisik.
Available from 6 May to 4 June 2019. MYR180nett per adult and MYR90nett per child below the age of 12. Early bird vouchers are available now at MYR128nett per adult and MYR64nett per child.

Address
Latest Recipe, Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur, 2, Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Phone
+603-2263 7434
Website
12
Vasco's at Hilton Kuala Lumpur

Vasco’s is putting on a feast inspired by regality, showcasing favourites of the royal families of Perak, Melaka, Johor and more. Some of the meals for a king include ‘Kudapan Putera Arjuna Nestapa’ and ‘Char Kway Teaw Kerang Raja Bersiong’ — all while enjoying silat and gamelan performances.

Available from 5 May to 4 June 2019 from 6.30pm-10.30pm. MYR148nett per adult and MYR100nett per child.

Address
Hilton Kuala Lumpur, 3 Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur
Phone
+603-2264 2264
Website
13
Nipah Restaurant at EQ

The return of Hotel Equatorial now known as EQ, as well as its restaurant Nipah after the hotel’s extensive makeover is marked with the launch of this year’s Ramadan buffet spread. A classic recipe shared from the hotel back in the 80s is making a comeback; the signature curry laksa, along with other dishes like roasted lamb and ais kacang to satisfy sweet cravings.

Available from 6 May – 2 June 2019 from 6.30pm to 10.30pm. MYR178 per pax.

Address
EQ, Equatorial Plaza Jalan Sultan Ismail 50250 Kuala Lumpur
Phone
+603-2789 7777
Website