Fri. Sep 17th, 2021

jw-marriott-ramadhanThe JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur is proud to bring back its long-standing tradition of serving 108 of nenek’s traditional recipes and more for its buka puasa buffet this holy month of Ramadhan in Malaysia.

Geared towards preserving the convivial heritage of a Malay kampong celebration, the ‘buka puasa buffet’ will revisit the nostalgia of breaking fast in a vibrant Malay village.

What makes this buffet unique is that the 108 recipes are handed down from the grandmothers of the chefs at the JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur, while recipes for some 30-odd modern interpretations are by the chefs themselves.

For those who may not know, the city of Kuala Lumpur is also home to some of the best places to buka puasa during the month of Ramadhan.

Buka Puasa Buffet at JW Marriott KL

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JW Marriott Buka Puasa Buffet

The Ramadhan feast will feature a colourful collection of gerai – rustic wooded stalls serving specialities such as Satay Kampong and Ikan Panggang and heartier dishes at the Gerai Nasi Dagang, Nasi Kandar and Nasi Ayam.

The whole succulent lamb on a spit grilled over charcoal fires is bound to excite young ones and adults alike, and still, others will be satiated at the tandoori meats and seafood, barbecue and noodle stalls.

The extensive spread will also feature some harder to find dishes such as Rendang Kerang, Daging Salai Masak Lemak dengan Bachang, Sambal Udang dengan Petai and Tongkeng Ayam Goreng Cili -these made from authentic recipes learnt at nenek’s hearth.

Sweet endings come in the form of the Gerai Bubur-serving a selection of sweet fruit and legume porridges. The ever-popular shaved ice and rose syrup creation, Ais Kacang, provide perfect options for ending the meal.

In keeping with the spirit of “silatul rahim” or building sincere ties at Ramadhan and giving thanks for what we have, the JW Marriott Ramadhan buffet is priced at a reasonable MYR75++ at the Poolside and MYR65++ at the 4th floor Starhill Conference Centre; children ages 6 to 12 dining at either venue may enjoy the buffet at half price.

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Ramadhan with Nenek Menu

Ulam-Ulaman

  • Ulam Raja, Ulam Pegaga, Daun Selon, Timun, Jering, Jantung Pisang, Kacang Botol, Petai

Sambal-Sambal Melayu

  • Sambal Belacan
  • Sambal Tempoyak
  • Sambal Mangga
  • Sambal Nenas
  • Sambal Cencaluk
  • Budu

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Pembuka Selera Melayu

  • Gado-Gado dengan Kuah Kacang
  • Kerabu Pucuk Paku
  • Kerabu Mangga dengan Ikan Bilis
  • Acar Buah
  • Telur Masin/Ikan Masin (Sepat, Gelama dan Pari)

Keropok

  • Keropok Ikan
  • Keropok Udang
  • Keropok Belinja
  • Keropok Sayur
  • Papadom

Pembuka Selera Antarabangsa

  • Assorted Garden Greens, Lettuces with Dressings
  • Condiments -Carrot, Onion, Cucumber, Tomato
  • German Potato Salad
  • Coleslaw

Gerai Rojak Buah
Mangga Muda, Betik Muda, Jambu Air, Jambu Batu, Sengkuang, Timun bersama Kuah Rojak, Kacang Tumbuk dan Biji-Bijan

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Beef Satay or Sate at the JW Marriott

Gerai Sate

  • Sate Ayam
  • Sate Daging
  • Kuah Kacang
  • (Timun, Bawang dan Nasi Impit)
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Ikan Bakar at JW Marriott Buka Puasa Buffet

Gerai Ikan Bakar

  • Ikan Pari
  • Ikan Cencaru
  • Ikan Kembong
  • (Sambal Belacan, Sambal Kicap dan Air Asam)

Gerai Nasi Ayam

  • Ayam Panggang
  • Ayam Kukus
  • Nasi Ayam
  • Sup Ayam
  • (Cili, Kicap, Halia dan Timun)

Gerai Mi

  • Laksa
  • Mi Kari
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ABC or Ais Kachang condiments

Gerai Ais Kacang

  • Ais Kacang
  • Cendol

Gerai Sup

  • Sup Tom Yam
  • Sup Ekor Berempah
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Various Malay dishes for Buka Puasa

Selera Utama

  • Rendang Daging
  • Daging Salai Masak Lemak dengan Pucuk Ubi
  • Pucuk Manis dengan Labu Masak Lemak Putih
  • Ikan Tenggiri Masak Asam Pedas
  • Ayam Masak Merah
  • Kari Kambing dengan Kentang
  • Ayam Masak Halia dan Daun Bawang ala Cina
  • Daging Lada Hitam ala Cina
  • Sayur Campur ala Cina
  • Nasi Tomato
  • Nasi Putih

“Istimewa Di Bulan Ramadan”

  • Bubur Lambuk

Gerai Pencuci Mulut (Dessert Counter)

  • Assorted Malay Kuih
  • Assorted Malay Biscuits (Bahulu, Kuih Karas and Wajik)
  • Agar-agar and Pudding
  • (Santan Pandan, Gula Melaka with Cincau, Crème Caramel Butterscotch with Ros Merah)
  • Assorted Butter Cakes (Vanilla, Chocolate and Banana)
  • Sago Gula Melaka
  • Bread and Butter Pudding
  • Chocolate Pudding
  • French Pastries
  • Buah Kurma

Gerai Buah-Buahan
Tembikai, Nenas, Tembikai Susu, Rambutan, Pisang Emas, Mata Kucing

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The rack of lamb after the buka puasa session at JW Marriott KL

Conclusion

You can also check out this other article about the best places to Buka Puasa in PJ and KL, highlighting some great locations in both cities.

Encouraging families, friends and colleagues to gather together for the mouthwatering buka puasa meals that have long become a part of the Malaysian custom, the Ramadhan buffet will be served from 7.00 pm to 10.30 pm daily.

This buffet will run from Wednesday, 10th July, till the eve of Hari Raya Aidil Fitri. For reservations, please call +603-2719 8666 or email bukapuasa@ytlhotels.com.my.

By David

David Hogan Jr, a Malaysian travel writer, photographer and amateur film-maker since 1998. Semi-retired and manages award-winning travel blog Malaysia-Asia and Bird Watching Asia. Now active in bird watching and relaxing.

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