This Ramadan, come and berbuka puasa with your family and friends in the comfort of Première Hotel’s Grand Ballroom and indulge in delightful traditional and specialised Malay dishes coupled with a range of local kampung favourites specially prepared by Perak-born sous chef Mohd Rosnan,and his team of chefs from 6.30pm to 10.30pm until Aug 30. With a lavish spread of over 150 adventurous choices plus the firm favourites, new and repeat customers will be spoilt for choice! Muslim customers can be assured that the food served is prepared according to Muslim dietary laws. As for Ramadan favourites , Mohd Rosnan recommends Udang Sambal Petai, Siput Sedut Masak Lemak Pucuk Paku, Ikan Patin Masak Lemak Tempoyak, Lala Masak Singgang and Rendang Tok. Not to be missed is one of chef Rosnan’s highly-recommended soups — Sup Rusa. There are five different Ramadan menus served on rotation basis during the fasting month, with a refreshing choice of beverage and sweet desserts. The buffet is priced at RM80nett per person and RM40 for children aged seven to 12 and RM60 for senior citizens aged 55 years and above. Maybankard and American Express card members enjoy RM60nett per person. For reservations, call 03-3325 6844 / 6988 or email fnb@premiere-hotels.com.

Middle Eastern pizza


Papa John’s will be serving a Moroccan-inspired recipe so get ready to enjoy your pizza with a Middle Eastern twist from your favourite Papa John’s Pizza outlet. The Shish Kebab Pizza, on the menu for a limited time only, is served oven-fresh with chicken kebab chunks on a secret salsa sauce; topped with100% real mozzarella cheese, fresh green peppers and crunchy potato wedges. The Shish Kebab Pizza was created to suit the culinary expectations of customers by using real chicken kebab chunks. The chicken chunks are separately grilled and thus have an open flame smoked flavour that gives it its authentic Moroccan taste. We are complementing the new pizza with Spicy Chicken Skewers in our dine-in, take-out and delivery specials. The new pizza can be savoured a la-carte in 9” and 12” servings and from the Shish  kelab special meals; which is definitely value for money with two very special offers.Shish Kebab Pizza Special include Shish Kebab Special 1 (RM29.90) consisting of one 9” Shish Kebab Pizza, one set of Spicy Chicken Skewers & two Soft Drinks and Shish Kebab Special 2 (RM49.90) consisting of one 12” Shish Kebab Pizza, two sets of Spicy Chicken Skewers & four Soft Drinks. Papa John’s created the Shish Kebab Pizza as a special treat for all pizza loving customers to enjoy with workmates, friends and family. The restaurants in the KlangValley are located at Berjaya Times Square, IOI Mall New Wing, Aeon Bukit Tinggi, Sunway Pyramid, Aeon Bandaraya Melaka, Aeon Mahkota Cheras, Aeon Equine Park, Tropicana City Mall, Jusco Alpha Angle and Lucky Garden Bangsar. For details, visit www.papajohns.com.my. Delivery and take-out service are also available by calling1300 88 7272.

Northern delights

Spices @ Furama Brasserie at Furama Bukit Bintang Hotel is offering a sumptuous buffet dinner highlighting famous Malay dishes from the northern states of Malaysia. Besides the main buffet dishes, diners will be able to taste a different laksa dish every day from Laksa Penang to Laksa Kelantan, Laksa Nyonya, Laksa Johor, Laksa Kedah and Curry Laksa. The promotion until Aug25 is priced at RM63++ per adult and RM30++ per child aged three to 12.Every three full-paying adults will entitle the fourth person to dine for free.Spices @ Furama Brasserie provides a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere where diners will be able to enjoy a fantastic view of the pool. The buffet dinner serves appetisers such as lemang pulut, ketupat, Thai Mango Kerabu,fruit pickles, crackers, hot piping soups such as Spiced Chicken Soup, hot and spicy Kelantan Beef Soup and Mamak Beef Rib Soup. The main dishes are Roasted Lamb, Baked Red Snapper, Grilled Fish, Penang Fish Head Curry,Chicken Rendang with Turmeric Leaf, Black Pepper Beef and many more delicious flavours. For reservations, call 03-2788 8888.


CHINA WOK, A3-G1-3A, Solaris Dutamas (Mont Kiara), 1 Jalan Dutamas, KL (Tel:03-6207 9598). Business Hrs: Daily, 11am-9pm. Non-Halal.

Homemade delicious recipes including Fish Head Noodles, Charcoal Roasted Duck & Char Siew, award winning Chicken Rice, Curry Fish Head and Claypot LaLa Pepper Soup.

SOUTH SEA SEAFOOD RESTAURANT, 229, Jalan Dua A, Kampung Baru Subang, Selangor. (Tel: 03-7846 1401/03-7846 5813) Business Hrs: 11am to 11pm, daily.

The restaurant boasts exotic seafood like geoduck, Australian lobster, estuary tiger garoupa, Sri Lankan crab, Japanese escargot, fresh abalone, mantis prawn and Empurau fish.


GREEN GREEN ORGANIC KITCHEN, 40-4, Jalan Metro Pudu, Fraser Business Park, off Jalan Yew, Kuala Lumpur. (Tel: 03-9221 0133) Business Hrs: Daily, noon-10pm.

Closed on Mondays. The chef here is a nutritionist and dietician and knows exactly what he’s talking about. Look out for Nasi Ulam, Hakka Chicken Chop, homemade dumplings, nasi lemak and rojak at this organic restaurant.


THE SULTANI RESTAURANT, Level 5, Hotel Flamingo, Tasik Ampang, Jalan Hulu Kelang, Ampang. (Tel : 03-4251 7360 or 012-2959060) Business Hrs: Daily, 11am to 11.45pm.

The Sultani is a fine dining restaurant serving Royal Mughali and Iranian cuisine. Taste the rich food filled with exotic spices served with the style and splendour of these old kingdoms. Our specialties include Butter Chicken, Palak Paneer and Rani Akhbari. Our Iranian cuisine is famous for its Joojeh Kebab and Koobidah Kebab. You can enjoy the food of royalty with a view of the lake or inside within our Arabian tent decor.


MARCHE, The Curve, Lot G87, Ground Floor, Mutiara Damansara, Petaling Jaya. (Tel: 03-7727 8461). Business Hrs: 11am-11pm, daily.

Offers diners a true-to-life Swiss dining experience. Among the items to look forward to are deep-fried calamari, prawns and vegetables, featuring Marche’s very own unique batter recipe as well as crisp salads, tasty rösti and drinking freshly-pressed juices.


SENTIDOS TAPAS, Feast Village, Starhill Gallery, 181 Jalan Bukit Bintang, KL (Tel: 03-2145 3385). Business Hrs: Daily, noon-1am. Pork-free.

Offers a relaxed atmosphere with a tantalising selection of hot and cold tapas. There is an extensive wine list and a range of imported beers.

LA COCINA & COPA DE VINO, 38 USJ 9/5P, UEP Subang Jaya (Tel: 03-8023 2395). Business Hrs: Mon-Sun, lunch – 11am-3pm; dinner, 6pm-midnight. Bar, Mon-Sat, 5pm-1am.

Pork-free. Indulge in a variety of authentic Spanish food in a comfortable and romantic environment. There is a wide selection of wines from Spain and all over the world. Salsa dance performances are on every Friday night.


HOMST RESTAURANT, 48, Persiaran Zaaba, Taman Tun Dr Ismail. (03-7728 0760) Business Hrs: 11am to 10pm daily. 4.30pm to 10.30pm, Fridays.

A family styled Chinese Muslim restaurant that is known for its sumptuous Malaysian-Chinese fare. Popular dishes include Butter Prawn, Black Pepper Beef, Wet Butter Chicken, Cantonese Kuey Teow, Hokkien Mee, Sambal Prawn Petai and various other dishes.


THE OLIVE, F-0-6/F-1-6, Plaza Damas, 60, Jalan Sri Hartamas 1, Kuala Lumpur. (Tel: 03-6203 5832) Business Hrs: noon to 3pm, 6pm to 11pm. Closed on Tuesday.

A delightful serving of Italian food awaits like Funghi Padella, Carpaccio The Olive and lovely pizzas such as Pizza Alla The Olive, Pizza Quarto Stagioni, Pizza Napoletana, Pizza Salmone Affumicato and Pizza Pepperone, just to name a few.


TAPPERS CAFFE, 5-G, Block D, Palm Square, Jaya One, 72A, Jalan Universiti, Petaling Jaya. (Tel: 03-7958 3198, 03-2241 2963 – Bangsar South). Business hours: Mon to Fri, 8am-10pm; 10am-10pm (weekends & public holidays). Pork-free.

Dishes here are affordably priced and caters to all walks of life. Chicken Parmigiana, Spaghetti Carbonara with Chicken Bacon and Mushrooms, Hainanese Chicken Chop, Sweet and Sour Fish Rice and Tappers Baked Soya Chicken Rice are some of the favourites.

RESTORAN ZENITH, Block B, 3-LG-1, Megan Corporate Park, Taman Desa Petaling, KL (Tel: 03-9056 3668). Business Hrs: Mon-Sat, 10.30am-10pm, Saturday, 11am-10.30pm. Halal.

Menu consists of mainly Chinese dishes, ranging from conventional fried noodles to creative nouveau cuisine. Includes a few Malay and Western specialities.


JOGOYA, T3, Relish Floor, Starhill Gallery, 181 Jalan Bukit Bintang, KL (Tel: 03-2142 1268). Business Hrs: Daily, 11am-midnight.

A Taiwanese chain specialising in brunch, lunch, dinner and supper buffets, priced at RM78++ and RM88++ with a wide spread of seafood, Japanese, Western, Chinese and Indian dishes.


THE SHIP JALAN SULTAN ISMAIL, 40-1 & 40-2 Jalan Sultan Ismail, KL (Tel: 03-2141 8805) Business Hrs: Sun-Thurs, noon to midnight. Friday & Saturday, closes at 1pm.

Still a hit among locals and foreigners. Serves escargots, Chinatown Shark’s Fin with Crabmeat, steaks in 18 different styles. Wait staff dress according to rank of sailors on a ship.

TONY ROMA’S, LL1.43, Lower Level One, Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall, Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway, PJ (Tel: 03-7492 1188). Business Hrs: Daily, 11am-11pm.

The people at Tony Roma’s are passionate about their food, adhering to standards set by the Orlando training centre. Expect hefty portions and enjoy the selection of margaritas, wines, martinis and liqueur coffees.

To submit food listings and food-related queries, please email to metrocfood@gmail.com or call 03-7967 1388 ext 1322.

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