Wednesday 20 May 2015

Food: Buka Puasa Treat @ Kembali Kitchen, Ramada Plaza Dua Sentral Kuala Lumpur

Ramadan is a holy month where the Muslim community celebrates a month of fasting and this year, the chefs at Kembali Kitchen, Ramada Plaza Dua Sentral Kuala Lumpur are up to the challenge to tantalize your tastebuds with their festive spread. 

I was at the media preview last week and it was a wonderful gourmet journey savouring a total of 60-80 dishes available. Some of the highlights of the buffet will be included below, so do scroll on to have an idea of how it was like.

The chefs posing with the must-try dishes!

The spread consists of local and international flavours to cater to hotel guests from different backgrounds. There are appetizers, ulam and salads, main courses, carving stalls, noodles counter and desserts as well. The dishes are all on rotation basis so you get new flavours every day and this is specially done for guests who tend to stay for a certain duration at the hotel.

The dining area is spacious and very comfortable. I liked the layout of the place and the arrangement of buffet line isn't too far from the seating area as well.

Start off with some salads as your appetizers!

 Traditional Malay 'ulam' and 'keropok' (crackers) before digging into the main course.

You may mix and match your 'rojak buah' here and make it yourself in the wooden bowl.

Some of the 'kerabu' I tried, they have at least 16 types which will also be on a rotational basis. I highly encourage those who have never tasted it to try it. Pretty good.

Noodles Corner

For those who prefer to go Western, you may have your daily dose of bread, butter and soup here. The butter served here is premium and I particularly enjoyed the vegetable soup which was served on that day.

Beef Satay

Udang Goreng Kunyit

Ayam Panggang Percik

Ketam Masak Tomato

Ikan Asam Pedas

Serunding and Lemang

Daging Rendang

Grilled Items - fish and squids

The sauces - Air Asam and Sambal Manga Muda which complimented the grilled items so well. It enhanced the flavour of the grilled squid and fish. 

The chef carving the roast lamb very diligently!

Roast Lamb

The dessert spread is endless!

The 'ais kacang' station with loads of condiments you can add in. Besides that, there is chocolate, vanilla and strawberry ice cream and I chose to add in almonds and pistachio nuts, no doubt it was super good.

Creme Caramel

Tiramisu Cake


Kembali Kitchen ‘Buka Puasa’ Treat menu starts from 18 June to 16 July 2015 from 7:00pm to 10:30pm. 

Prices are RM100 nett (adult), RM80 nett (senior citizen) and RM50 nett (child). Early bird vouchers are available for sale from now till 15 June 2015 and enjoy 10% savings.

For enquiries or reservations, please call 03-2272 8888 ext 8937/ 8781 or email 

Kembali Kitchen
Ramada Plaza Dua Sentral
8, Jalan Tun Sambanthan
50470 Kuala Lumpur

Saturday 16 May 2015

Food: Ramadan Warisan Buffet @ Palm Garden Hotel, IOI Resort City Putrajaya

Ramadan is the best time of the year because it means there are going to be endless food for 'buka puasa' spreads especially at hotels. So, the first Ramadan buffet I had was at Palm Garden Hotel, IOI Resort City and it was splendid, definitely worth the drive up to this traditionally decorated hotel. 

The restaurant was filled to the brim that night and the buffet spread is available from 18 June till 15 July 2015. 

Some of the artistic fruit carvings which was used to decorate the spread.

For those who can't wait for Raya, here are some goodies you can savour while feasting. They have a wide selection of literally any cookies you are craving for.



Sotong Kangkung

A small section of the buffet spread

A must try (Kawah Kari Kepala Ikan)
For those who ain't a big fan of fish, dip some of your roti canai into the sauce. Trust me, you will never get enough.

Udang Goreng Kandar

Kam Heong Bamboo Clam

Ikan Sembilang Masak Lemak


Nasi Impit

Beef Rendang
I suggest you try some of the beef rendang and eat it together with the nasi impit. Yummy!

Otak-Otak & Ketupat Daun Palas

The chef at the mamak corner, whipping up some murtabak.

Roast Lamb
The chef is diligently carving the roast lamb and he will be there the whole night to serve you fresh, hot lamb right off the grill.


Some of the desserts available and the selection is incredibly extensive. 

While dining, be entertained by the talented Mahligai Ghazal band belting out traditional and modern numbers. Surau facilities are available.

The Ramadan Warisan Buffet will be served at several areas in Palm Garden Hotel starting at the Palms CafĂ© Restaurant to Perdana and Putra Ballroom and other halls. 

For those of you who are interested, it is still not too late to purchase your vouchers.

The Ramadan Warisan Buffet is priced as follows:

EARLY BIRD Voucher Sales by 31 May 2015 (or while stocks last)
Price at RM 70 nett per adult, RM 35 nett per child (Available for dining throughout dates available 18 June – 15 July 2015)

Priced at RM 80 nett per adult, RM 40 nett per child ~ First Week (18 – 24 June 2015) and Final Week (12 – 15 July 2015) 

Priced at RM 95 nett per adult and RM 45 nett per child ~  From 25 June – 11 July 2015

For more information and reservations, please call Palm Garden Hotel at 03 - 8943 2233.