Muslims all over the world are undergoing Ramadan fasting. In Malaysia, the land of culinary paradise, eateries and restaurants tantalize visitors with various gastronomic delights for buka puasa. As the first fortnight of Ramadan coincides with the mid-year school break, we’ve listed a selection of family-friendly buka puasa events for you.
Furthermore, the 1Malaysia Mega Shopping Carnival is just around the corner. Great timing! Now you can enjoy bargains galore for all your Hari Raya celebration needs. Brace yourself for amazing savings and happy shopping!
‘BUKA PUASA’ EVENTS
Ikan Jelawat Masak Kesom. — Pic courtesy of Hotel Maya
‘CITARASA WARISAN’ AT MAYA BRASSERIE
(Till 23 June; Hotel Maya Kuala Lumpur)
‘Citarasa Warisan’ buka puasa buffet serves local favourites such as Nasi Beriani, Pari Bakar Cekur, Ikan Jelawat Masak Kesom, Kerabu Jantung Pisang Berudang, Ayam Masak Lemak Nangka Muda, Sambal Udang Galah, Mee Sup Utara and Asam Laksa.
For sweet endings, indulge in countless varieties of desserts which include popular traditional treats such as Serawa Durian, Bubur Pulut Hitam, Ais Kacang, Cendol and many more.
Price: RM80 per adult (till 4 June) and RM128 per adult (5–23 June). Half price for children between 5 and 12 years old. All prices are inclusive of GST.
Group and corporate functions can be held in private function rooms or the ballroom. For reservations and enquiries, call 03-27118866 (ext 258). Visit the website for additional information.
Assorted traditional fares for desserts at Palace of the Golden Horses. — Pic by TM Info-Media
‘SEINDAH RAMADAN’ BUFFET
(Till 24 June; Palace of the Golden Horses, Seri Kembangan, Selangor)
Carousel International Coffeehouse at Palace of the Golden Horses has put together a special Ramadan buffet menu themed ‘Seindah Ramadan’. From appetizers to savouries, tropical fruits to desserts, patrons can indulge in more than 150 delectable dishes.
The highlight is definitely the mouthwatering Roasted Camel as well as Pit-roasted Whole Lamb.
At the food stalls and stations, one can get hawker fares, appetizers and salads such as Chicken Rice and Ulam-ulaman Melayu (Malay raw herbs and salads), as well as desserts such as Pengat Pisang Bersagu (Bananas with Sago and Coconut Milk) and Homemade Raya Cookies.
Price: RM108 nett per person for the first and fourth week of Ramadan (till 4 June & 19–24 June) and RM RM128 nett per person for the second and third week of Ramadan (5–11 June & 12–28 June). Price for children and senior citizens: RM78 nett.
Corporate rates are available for up to 800 pax at the Grand Ballroom, at RM98 per pax.
Bubur Lambuk. — Pic couresy of MK Kitchen Facebook Page
(Every Saturday and Sunday till 18 June; Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur)
Cherish the spirit of Ramadhan by observing iftar (the breaking of fast) in the old colonial district of Kuala Lumpur. Held for the third consecutive year, this unique buka puasa experience has also attracted non-Muslims and foreign tourists.
Sitting side by side on a woven mat, everyone will be served popular Ramadan dishes such as bubur lambuk (spiced rice porridge), dates and cakes. All of them will wait for the call to prayer before eating their dishes.
Organized by the National Department of Culture and Arts (JKKN), expect a bustling bazaar and a wide range of activities taking place against the picturesque backdrop of Jalan Raja and Dataran Merdeka. There will be plenty of religious activities as well such as nasyid, marhaban, remembrance, Qur’an reading and more. Entrance is free and everyone’s invited!
For more information, call 03-2614 8200 or visit the JKKN website.
Pic courtesy of Miss SHOPhia Facebook Page
1MALAYSIA MEGA SALE SHOPPING CARNIVAL
(15 June–31 August; Nationwide)
1Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival is part of the country’s thrice yearly nationwide sales campaign to promote Malaysia as a world-class shopping destination to domestic and international tourists.
To be held at major shopping complexes across Malaysia, the event is organized by the Shopping Secretariat Malaysia, Domestic Promotion Division of Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board.