We arrived on a rainy Monday evening to sample the Sajian Warisan Ramadan buffet at Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur. Because of the rain, all the live cooking stations had to be moved inside. While it was a shame that we didn’t see any cooking action, it didn’t really bother us, as we were there to eat!
I don’t know about everyone else, but the first trip I make at a buffet is to scope out what’s on offer. And then I go round again to decide what I’d be taking. At Sajian Warisan, there was simply too much that I wanted on my first plate for the night…
So many dishes!
Here’s where it’s handy to have my plus two: I make both of them take on a little of everything on their plates so that we – or rather I – can give (almost) everything a try. With the kid settled at the table with his plate of kambing bakar ala percik (roast lamb with percik sauce), fried ikan (fish), daging masak hitam (beef in spicy dark sauce) and both nasi hujan panas (rainbow rice) and nasi kandar utara (yellow rice), my husband and I went to fill ours.
We got plates of lemang, a must in my books during Ramadan and Raya with rendang daging (braised beef with onion, lemongrass, turmeric and coconut milk) and serunding (meat floss), ikan bakar (grilled fish), satay and rojak buah (fruit salad). Back at our table, we were both surprised to find that our kid had cleared his plate! When asked how the food was, his reply was: “Good!” (with a thumbs up).
While my husband and I tucked into our plates, we found that the lemang was soft and sticky and went perfectly with the tender rendang daging and serunding.
The mee goreng mamak from the mamak station was a hit with my husband, while I tucked into my sup kambing (mutton soup) which was bursting with flavours, but unfortunately was not hot enough (I do like my soups piping hot!). I tried bubur lambuk (spiced beef porridge) for the first time at the buffet and oh my, have I been missing out.
There is also chicken rice at the buffet but surprisingly, even the kid gave this a miss. He couldn’t get enough of the nasi kandar utara and daging masak hitam. I guess it’s time to cut down on the number of times chicken rice makes an appearance at home!
Some space left for desserts?
As for desserts, we didn’t find the dessert station that exciting as compared to the hot dishes available. It was the usual fare of desserts: nyonya kuih, fresh fruits, variety of cakes and tarts with ice-cream and candy floss for the children. They did have kek lapis (layer cake), dates and dodol (sugar palm-based confection) though. I opted out of the desserts, but instead had my fill of sirap bandung (condensed milk with rose syrup), which was just sweet enough!
Being from the East Coast, I left the buffet completely satiated. It was like a food trip down memory lane for me. My plus two were just as stuffed!
Sajian Warisan at JP Teres, Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur is a feast of local cuisines, celebrating Malaysian heritage. If you’re craving for authentic Malaysian dishes, this is the place to be! The buffet is priced at RM178 nett (adult) and RM89 nett (child). Have a look here at the hotel’s Ramadan brochure.
Would you like to read about more Ramadan buffets in town? Have a look here at our extensive listicle!
We were invited for this buffet by Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur. As always, our opinion is honest and our own!