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Hari Raya Classics by Marina Mustafa

I was immediately drawn to the cover of this cookbook, by the big wide smile of the author herself. Marina Mustafa is the author of “Hari Raya Classics”, one of the latest books from MPH Publishing under its MPH Masterclass Kitchens series. Marina is no stranger to cookbook writing - this is, after all, her 6th cookbook and her 2nd one in English. As the name suggests, it’s a book on classic Hari Raya dishes. It’s not a very thick book. There are 25 recipes featured here, under 5 categories: … [Read more...]

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Kelantan Delights – Berbuka Puasa the traditional way

For a taste of authentic Kelantanese fares this Ramadhan, head on to Kelantan Delights, one of my favourite Malay restaurants. This year, Head Chef Muslim Sadli and his team have come up with a splendid spread of more than 80 delicious dishes for Berbuka Puasa. When I visited Kelantan Delights at Chitta Mall recently – my first time there, I located the restaurant from the aromatic trail from their Gerai Ikan Bakar. Stalls have been set up at the entrance and in front of the restaurant, … [Read more...]

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Let’s Berbuka Puasa @ BIJAN, Kuala Lumpur

There are 3 reasons why I love BIJAN (the fine Malay restaurant and not the sesame seed). Reason No.1 is for its incredibly lovely ambience; reason No.2 is for its out-of-this-world Chocolate Durian Cake and reason No.3 is for everything served in between the gorgeous walls and the cake! A restaurant specializing in fine Malay cuisine, Bijan in Jalan Ceylon holds court as purveyor of serving traditional fares with modern day ingredients for a unique dining experience. Locals … [Read more...]

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Buka Puasa “Dinner Indulgence” at China Treasures, Sime Darby Convention Centre

One of the best valued Ramadhan promotions that I’ve come across this year must surely be the “Dinner Indulgence” offered at China Treasures in the Sime Darby Convention Centre. For RM118 nett per person, diners get to eat-all-you-can from 60 a-la-minute dishes, 69 delectable dim sum and 22 hot pot steamboat items. It’s truly a sumptuous indulgence that’s bound to satisfy even the biggest of eaters. From the a la carte menu, the chef’s top recommendations are … [Read more...]

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Savour the Selera Malaysia Buffet at Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur this Ramadhan

Gobo Chit Chat is all set offer its patrons a delicious Selera Malaysia Buffet during this Ramadhan - a time when Malaysians gather with families and friends. The buffet dinner is available from 6.30pm to 10.30pm daily. The layout of the food counters is very conducive for a leisurely meal. The curries section is very popular with their authentic fares: beef rendang, chicken curry and gorgeous nasi briyani. There’s also a Seafood Grilling station where fresh fish, tiger … [Read more...]

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Ramadhan Selera Kampung in PARKROYAL Kuala Lumpur

After a long day of fasting, there’s nothing more welcoming than breaking the fast with a bowl of steaming delicious rice porridge. Besides the traditional Bubur Lambuk, this year the chefs at Chatz Brasserie are cooking 18 types of porridge for their Ramadhan Selera Kampung. The clay pots are all lined up in one corner - lift the lids and you will be greeted with the lovely aromas of lobster porridge, bubur menguh Bali, bubur isi ketam and a whole lot more. Malaysian kampung cuisine … [Read more...]

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A Traditional Ramadhan Feast at Latest Recipe, Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur

It’s that time of the year again. Yes, the holy month of Ramadhan is upon us. This time round, Latest Recipe at Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur will feature traditional dishes from various states in Malaysia. The repertoire of authentic Malay dishes is presented by Executive Sous Chef Budiman Bistari and his team. Born and bred in Kedah, Chef Budiman is excited to have guests taste his specialities like Laksa Utara, Rendang Tok and Gulai Ikan. Inspired and influenced by his mother, Chef … [Read more...]