Enjoy a Ramadan buffet at MPHS
By Patricia Hului
The season of dates is finally here.
In conjunction with the holy fasting month, Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites (MPHS) is hosting the annual Ramadan Buffet Dinner at Balai Merdeka starting from June 18 to July 16 from 6pm to 9pm.
Everyday the hotel’s culinary team presents more than 100 varieties from local favourites to international specialties.
But the star of the buffet line-up is none other their signature Spit-Roasted Whole Lamb.
Don’t be intimated by the size of the lamb which weighs at least 10kg.
Under the professional hands of the hotel’s chef, the huge lamb will be carved expertly into bite-sized morsels before making its way on to the guest’s plate.
Patrons can start their gastronomic journey with Tunisian dates known for their sweetness and soft textures.
At most buffet tables, salad bars are the norm but at the Ramadhan Buffet Dinner, opt for the atypical appetizers like fresh ulam-ulaman, jeruk, acar, umai, and assortment of kerabu.
Then guests can proceed to must-try hot dishes such as Bubur Pedas, Nasi Bukhari with Lamb, Umbat Kelapa Masak Lemak, Ayam Masak Merah Madu, Kuzi Kambing, Daging Lembu Masak Kicap and Deep Fried Telapia with Sweet Chili Sauce.
Balai Merdeka is redefining the term ‘fresh from the oven’ with their live-cooking stations and live-kitchen stalls.
There, food like Sarawak Laksa, Lok Lok and Roti Jala will be freshly prepared right in front of all guests.
For those who are big fans of pasar malam or night market’s staple food Roti John would never thought this delicious Malaysian-made omelette sandwich also has a spot in Merdeka Palace.
Craving for something from the west? There are wood-oven pizzas and pastas with sauces such as Carbonara, Bolognese and Napolitina also made available.
The pastas are also made fresh upon request.
Diners can easily make themselves at home with DIY counters to whip up their very own ais kacang, rojak and sotong kangkong.
The culinary adventure can be perfectly rounded off with assorted bite-sized French pastries and traditional creamy desserts like Bubur Kacang Hijau, Pengat Pisang and Bubur Cha Cha.
What is breaking fast during Ramadan without local desserts? Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites also offers local kuih such as curry puffs and onde-onde.
The Ramadan Buffet Dinner was launched by Sharifah Hasidah Sayeed Aman Ghazali, political secretary to the chief minister and Semariang assemblywoman on June 16 and attended by Megat Shahrul Azman, vice president of hospitality division in Felda Investment Corporation that took over the management of MPHS since June 1 this year.
At only RM78nett per adult, everyone can enjoy Ramadan Buffet dinner while children (4-12 years old) and senior citizens (60 years old and above) will enjoy 50% off.
For further inquiries and details on Ramadan Buffet Dinner, please contact 082-258000 ext 8061 (Aurora Court) or F&B office ext 8004 (8.30am to 5pm).