Grand Bluewave Shah Alam is presenting a Ramadan buffet themed ‘Warna Warni Ramadan’, available from May 6 to June 4. Main courses include Nasi Pakistan, Nasi Kabuli, Daging Tetel Asam Pedas, Sambal Tempe Berlada, baked pasta, lamb stew, roasted beef and grilled fish. The ‘Cita Rasa Negri’ stall offers a rotating menu of state specialities such as mee udang from Perak, laksa Sarawak and nasi dagang from Terengganu, while the ‘Viral’ section offers popular treats such as Shellout Kamyong Style, Burger Cheese Meleleh and Roti John Titiwangsa. The buffet dinner is priced at RM138+ per adult and RM70+ per child. On Saturday, Sunday and public holidays, it is priced at RM148+ for one adult and one child. For reservations, call 03-5511 8811 ext 2801/ 2804/ 2806.
New World Petaling Jaya Hotel takes the pleasures of dining, gathering and celebrating to a whole new level with a tasteful take on community dining with its lively market-style set-up at Pasar Baru. Highlights include the restaurant’s signature made-to-order beef and chicken satay, freshly grilled seafood, traditional bubur lambuk and roast lamb accompanied with homemade sauces. For dessert, there are sago gula melaka, blueberry cheese tarts, a selection of kuih and soft-serve ice-cream. Diners can also watch first-hand as the chefs prepare dishes such as noodles and lok lok at the live action stalls. The ‘Santapan Warisan’ buffet is available from May 3 to 31. It is priced at RM128 nett per adult and RM64 nett per child. For reservations, call 03-7682 0000.
This Ramadan, Impiana KLCC Hotel promises a memorable buka puasa experience offering a fusion of flavours and cooking styles. The ‘Selera Serantau’ Ramadan buffet dinner features more than 200 traditional favourites. Not to be missed are the Sup Gearbox Meletup, Kari Kepala Ikan Selatan, Nasi Briyani Gam Kambing Istimewa, Impiana Roti John, ikan bakar with Malay spices, Kerutub Daging, Telur Itik Serati Lemak Cili Padi, Ekor Pedas Berempah, Ayam Goreng Ketumbar Istimewa and ‘Cheezy Pisang’ Abu Goreng with condiments. There are also dedicated counters for Western and Chinese cuisine. Priced at RM148+ per adult and RM74+ per child, the buffet dinner will be available at Tonka Bean Cafe and Deli from May 5 until June 4. For reservations, call 03-2147 1111 ext 3034/ 3035.PASSAGE THRU’ INDIA, 4, Jalan Delima, Off Jalan Bukit Bintang, KL (Tel: 03-2145 0366 - Kuala Lumpur, 03-2094 4366 - Bukit Damansara). Business hours: 11.30am-2.30pm, 6.30pm-10.30pm, daily. Halal. Try the cocktail basket of six mini naan breads with chutneys and condiments, PTI Masala Prawns, Murgh Tikka Butter and Mutton Rogan Gosht.
AUTHENTIC CAPATHI HUT, No. 3, Lorong Padang Belia, Brickfields, KL. (Tel: 03-2276 6001). Business hours: 9am to 11pm, daily. Closed on alternate Wednesdays. This is where you get some of the best chapati in town. The restaurant has a regular customer profile who seek their variety of flatbreads and vegetarian dishes. The Paneer Butter Masala is a best-seller while the Punjabi saag is a must-try for leafy green lovers.
WAY MODERN CHINOIS, G-1, Work@Clearwater, Jalan Changkat Semantan, Damansara Heights, KL. (Tel: 03-2095 1118). Business hours: Noon-3pm, 6pm-10.30pm (Tues-Sun). Closed on Mondays. Pork-free. This modern cuisine restaurant specialises in contemporary fine Chinese cuisine. With 60 uniquely crafted dishes presented in an elegant setting, Way’s menu is a reflection of uber gastronomy resulting from the culmination of 15 months of food tasting and experimentation. Dishes to look out for include Waterless Chicken Soup, Pac Man Dumpling, Snow Bun, Golden Rose Wanton, Cold Flower Crab, Crispy Lion Fish and Truffle Duck.
WARUNG LEKO, LB-1, First Floor, The Curve Link 2, The Curve, Mutiara Damansara, PJ. (Tel: 03-7733 1322). Business hours: 11am-10.30pm, daily. The restaurant is known to locals for its authentic penyet dishes from Surabaya. It is the first Warong Leko in Malaysia and has 46 outlets in Indonesia.
TARBUSH RESTAURANT, LG16, Starhill Gallery, Jalan Bukit Bintang, KL. (Tel: 03-2144 6393). Business hours: Noon-1am, daily. The restaurant serves food using recipes from managing director Mohyddin Al Halabi. A must-try is the Grilled Arayes (minced lamb with vegetables, onions, Tarbush spice, tomatoes) that is spread on pita bread. There are also sweet delicacies like Mahalabia and Riz Bil Halil.
RAKUZEN JAPANESE RESTAURANT, LG 05-06, G Tower, 199, Jalan Tun Razak, KL. (Tel: 03-2161 4800). Business hours: 11.30am-3pm, 6pm-11pm, daily. Pork-free. This popular Japanese restaurant is known for its extensive menu of raw food as well as steamed, grilled and broiled items.
KURIYA, T2, 3rd Floor, Bangsar Shopping Centre, 285 Jalan Maarof, Taman Bukit Bandaraya, KL. (Tel: 03-2093 9242). Business hours: 11am-10.30pm, daily. The restaurant offers a Japanese fine dining experience with a wide range of special and authentic dishes. The menu also features seasonal ingredients air-flown from various parts of Japan. Seafood is flown in from Tokyo and Kyushu fish markets, once a week.
JOGOYA BUFFET RESTAURANT, T3, Relish Floor, Starhill Gallery, 181 Jalan Bukit Bintang, KL. (03-2142 1268). Business hours: 11.30am-4.20pm, 5pm-10.30pm, daily. This pork-free restaurant uses the highest quality of ingredients to present an extensive buffet of Chinese, Western, Japanese, Malaysian and other cuisines. This has made Jogoya a place to enjoy a variety of cuisines.
JUST NYONYA, 21, Jalan 5/62A, Bandar Manjalara, Kepong, KL. (Tel: 03-6279 9996). Business hours: Noon–3pm, 6pm–10pm (Wed-Mon). Closed on Tuesdays. Pork-free. Serves all-time Peranakan favourites from Malacca and Penang like Chicken Pongteh, Chicken Kapitan, Pucuk Paku Masak Lemak Keledek, Sambal Prawn Petai, Nyonya Gerang Asam Fish and Chilli Garam Fish. For dessert, diners have a choice of ABC, cendol and sago gula Melaka.
LITTLE HERITAGE HOUSE, 23, Ground & First Floor, Jalan 17/56, PJ. (Tel: 03-7932 1810). Business hours: 11am-10pm, daily. Pork-free. The best-selling dishes are the homemade Steamed Otak-Otak, Assam Tumis Stingray and Assam Tamarind Prawns. As you walk into the restaurant, you will notice the rare collection of antique bowls and plates.
O’BRIENS, The Curve, Lot G79 Ground Floor, 6 Jalan PJU 7/3, Mutiara Damansara, PJ. (Tel: 03-7727 2181 - The Curve, 03-7726 8977 - 1 Utama Shopping Centre, 03-5632 2616 - Empire Shopping Gallery, 03-2276 3497 - Nu Sentral, 03-4253 4181 - Great Eastern Mall). Business hours: 7am-11pm, daily. Part of a worldwide chain specialising in Irish sandwiches and gourmet coffee. Offers handcrafted sandwiches, wraps, salads, smoothies and juices.
CRAB FACTORY, 21, Jalan SS2/64, PJ. (Tel: 03-7865 5850). Business hours: 11.30am-10.30pm (Tues-Thurs); noon-11pm (Fri-Sun). Closed on Mondays. Pork-free. Specialises in the Louisiana seafood boil concept, where an assortment of seafood such as lobster, crab, shrimp and clams along with sweet corn and mixed vegetables are cooked in different flavours then poured onto a table covered with a plastic sheet. The only way to truly enjoy seafood boil is to feast with your bare hands.H&H RESTAURANT, 25, Jalan PJU 5/12, Dataran Sunway, Kota Damansara, PJ. (Tel: 03-6141 8911). Business hours: 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30pm-10pm, daily. Closed every alternate Tuesday. Available daily for lunch and dinner are items like Curry Fish Head, Kapitan Chicken and Assam Fish Head.
VICTORIA STATION, 11-17 Jalan Setiapuspa, Medan Damansara, KL. (Tel: 03-2093 6888 - Medan Damansara, 03-4257 3388 - Ampang, 03-5637 3388 - Taipan USJ, 03-6150 6618 - Kota Damansara). Business hours: Noon-midnight, daily. Pork-free. Still a popular haunt for those who enjoy steaks. Other offerings are Deep Sea Prawns with Teriyaki Sauce, Charbroiled New Zealand Fillet Steak and Grilled Cajun Salmon.
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