Saturday, 13 July 2013

Om nom nom! Buka Puasa Buffet at the Grand Millennium Hotel (Jalan Bukit Bintang)

Having lived out of Malaysia for the past 2 years, I've missed 2 Hari Rayas. Which means that I've also missed 2 Bulan Puasa and all the (over) indulgent Buka Puasa buffets that come along with it.

With Brazil being a predominantly Catholic country, it is impossible to find a Ramadam buffet, even in the big, metropolitan city of São Paulo. In fact, I would have been surprised if the average person on the street even knew about Ramadan !!!

So, I was thrilled to attend my first Ramadan buffet in 2 years.

On Thursday, I sampled the Ramadan buffet at the Mill Café of the Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur. It's the hotel next to the Pavilion in Bukit Bintang.

The theme of the buffet was 'Rasa Rasa A La Kampung', and the line up offers an extensive selection of traditional Malays dishes and regional specialties. Also served daily are Indian Lamb Masala, Japanese Sushi/Sashimi and a wide selection of local/international desserts.

And without further delay, let the drool feast begin!

The buffet served appetizers..

 The 'bakar-bakar' stuff (ikan pari, ikan kembong, sotong, etc..)


The goreng- goreng stuff...
Burung Puyuh


Ketam & Udang
 Satay !!! (FYI - prior to today, I haven't eaten satay in 2 years!)

And of course, Malaysian favourites such as Rendang Daging, Udang Masak Kerisik, Bubuk Lambok, etc...

They also served a rather unusual dish (below). It was labeled 'Kupang Petai Asam Pedas' and it was a dish with mussels & petai cooked in asam pedas sauce (spicy tomato sour sauce) SLURP!

As mentioned earlier, they also serve international dishes such as...

Sushi/ Sashimi

Roast Lamb

Specialty Dish - Braised Short Ribs Meat in Sweet Teriyaki Sauce
I'm the kind who ALWAYS has space for dessert, so after my meal, I checked it out. They have 2 seperate counters for desserts; one for local desserts and another for international desserts.

Kuih Muih
Om nom nom!
The international dessert counter had some interesting cakes. The picture below is of a green tea and poached peach cake..

No dessert counter is complete without a Red Velvet cake
The Buffet was overseen under the watchful eye of Executive Chef Laurent Lherisson and team. Laurent has been living in Malaysia for about 10 years. Good team, great food.

I suppose buffets in general would not be the best of ideas for those wanting and working out hard for your bikini body - but heck, everyone deserves a treat once in a while :)

This buffet is priced at RM108.00++ per person. Considering that this buffet has oysters and roast lamb, this is a pretty good price. They have an early bird special - book and pay by 14 July and pay only RM100.00 nett per adult and RM62.64 nett per child (5 to 12 years old).

For reservations, you may call 03 2117 4163 or email

They also organize private functions for Buka Puasa Dinner at their Banquet Rooms. For enquiries, you may call 03 2117 4327 or email

Selamat Berpuasa to all my Malay friends and family! <3

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