Putrajaya Marriott Hotel & Spa,
IOI Resort City,
Ramadan hotline: 03-8949 8888 ext 1330 or 1965
Business hours: 6.30am to 10.30pm daily.
AS ITS name indicates, the Ratusan Resipi Ramadan at Zest in Putrajaya Marriott Hotel & Spa offers diners hundreds of dishes at the buffet table.
One of the highlights is Putrajaya Marriott’s signature Ramadan buffet specialty — Tujuh Kawah, which consists of Kari Kepala Ikan, Ayam Kerutup, Daging Gulai Kawah, Ikan Assam Pedas, Perut Lembu Masak Cili Padi, Kambing Kuzi, and Dalca Tulang Rawan.
The affable Malay chef Zulkifli Mohammad took us through the buffet spread, introducing the various items offered.
“Over the years, we have found that the Tujuh Kawah and wok-fried seafood items are popular among our diners, hence, we decided to have it again on the menu, this year.
“New additions to the menu include veal and a selection of local fruits like durian, nangka, rambutan, mangoesteen and cempedak,” he said.
For seafood lovers, there are grilled seafood items like squid, prawns, crab, stingray and otak-otak.
Fried items include chicken wings, ikan basung, and seafood items on skewers.
At the noodle station, take your pick from curry mee, assam laksa, prawn mee, mee siam, and mee goreng mamak.
If you are into rojak, then choose from an array of rojak pasembur, rojak sotong kangkung, rojak buah and rojak singapore.
A Mumbai chef has been invited to manage the tandoor station that serves North and South-Indian dishes such as murtabak, roti canai and different types of curries and chutneys.
Apart from the Indian chef, the hotel’s chefs from its in-house restaurants have also contributed their expertise to the buffet spread.
For example, Midori chef Uramoto Katsuyuki has created a selection of Japanese delectables like maki sushi (rolled sushi), California maki rolls and salmon slices.
Of course, old favourites like satay, ketupat and serunding still have primary spots in the buffet line-up.
The buffet also offers nasi briyani, nasi kerabu and bubur lambuk.
If you feel like having Mexican grub, then head to the live station that will deliver familiar items in the form of tacos, enchiladas, chimichangas and various salsa creations.
For desserts, you will be spoilt for choice with the variety of kuih-muih, cakes, tarts, verrine (confection served in small glass), sweet porridges and teppanyaki ice cream.
The Ratusan Resipi Ramadan Buka Puasa Buffet is priced at RM105++ per adult and RM63++ per child.
It is available until Aug 15.
Surau rooms are available for Muslim guests.
Apart from the buka puasa buffet, Zest will still have its regular buffet dinner during Ramadan on Aug 16, 17, 18 priced at RM88++ per adult and RM53++ per child.
The Hari Raya Hi-Tea Buffet, priced at RM68++ per adult and RM41++ per child offers local and international dishes like serunding daging and ketupat, rendang, wajik, ais kacang, roti jala and satay.
The Sahur Buffet is also available until Aug 18 from 3am until the subuh prayer.
Priced at RM52++ per adult and RM31++ per child, the Sahur Buffet is exchangeable for guests who are entitled for the regular breakfast buffet.
Guests can also enjoy sahur in the comfort of their rooms with five rotating menus after midnight until Aug 18.
Priced at RM52++, it is exchangeable for breakfast buffet for all in-house guests who are entitled to breakfast.
Other restaurants at the hotel also offer buka puasa promotions such as the Ramadan all-you-can-eat dinner at the Summer Palace, Ramadan Special Bento Set at the Japanese restaurant Midori and Ramadan Special Italian Set Dinner at the Italian restaurant Tuscany.
This is the writer’s personal observation and is not an endorsement by StarMetro.