If there is anything that the pandemic has taught us, it’s that time we spend with friends and family is priceless. The upcoming month of Ramadan provides us with loads of opportunities to cherish our friendships and love for our family, by attending one of the many buka puasa buffets together!
DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur presents the Jelajah Selera buffet dinner this Ramadan. Jelajah means to explore and Selera means a desire to eat. Excitingly, we accepted the invitation by the hotel to join them at Makan Kitchen for a pre-tasting buffet.
Upon entering the restaurant on the tenth floor of the Double Tree hotel, we’re not only greeted by the friendly team, but also by a life band. It definitely adds to the already upbeat atmosphere at the venue!
What’s on offer?
The first item to catch my eye, was the Durian Tempura dessert. It was calling out to me and begged me to take some. “Can we start with…?” My plus one didn’t allow me though, and she dragged me away from the desserts corner. I followed my friend to the rest of the buffet, while my sulking face went unnoticed. But as I looked around, I noticed the variety of dishes and the incredible amount of food on display. My mood quickly changed! I forgot about the durian dessert. Almost.
First stop and not to be missed is the kambing golek (goat). It’s amazingly tender and goes perfectly well with mint sauce. I went back for a second serving! Next is the seafood bbq, which is very entertaining to watch. After being grilled to perfection, very tasty seafood was served fresh off the grill.
We tried the Thai papaya salad as well, which was a bit too sweet and could be spicier. Of course, when it comes to eating spicy food, we all have our own level of what we can handle! At the Indian food section, we went for the Chicken Briyani and the Tandoori Chicken, which were both super tasty.
Some very special desserts
Finally, I was allowed to look at the desserts corner again… This one is for the durian lovers: Durian Tempura. Even if you’re not a fan, do give this one a try. The dessert is not smelly, it’s crispy on the outside and the durian filling simply melts in your mouth.
There is banana soup on offer and it may sound funky, but my plus one friend went back for more servings and thought it was delicious. And if you’ve not tried tapai singkong before, this is your chance. It is fermented cassava and very special. The local sweets were to die for, as well as the Baskin Robbins ice cream, but only one dessert can be king. If you know what I mean!
Superb is only one of the many adjectives one could use to describe the buffet, so don’t miss out on this one. Happy Ramadan ahead!
You are allowed to serve yourself, but you are requested to wear plastic gloves at each food station. Diners will be entertained by nightly live band performances while dinner commences.
The buffet at Makan Kitchen will be held from 3 April – 3 May 2022, from 6.30 – 10.00pm. It is priced at RM188 nett per adult and RM98 nett per child (aged 5 – 11). Patrons can receive a 25% discount for early bird bookings made before Saturday 26 March 2022.
We were invited by DoubleTree Hilton Kuala Lumpur. As always, our opinion is honest and our own.