Wednesday, March 22, 2023


Traditional Malay cuisine rules the roost for Iftar at Melting Pot Café, Concorde Hotel Shah Alam this year. After a day-long fast, nothing is more than satisfying than a heart-warming bowl of Bubur Lambuk. The hotel culinary team proffers 3 variants: Bubur Lambuk Ayam Dara Lada Hitam, Bubur Lambuk Daging Batang Pinang and Bubur Lambuk Makanan Laut daily for buka puasa.

Then proceed with appetisers such as Kerabu Sotong Suhun Utara, Stir Fried Green Mussels with Thai Basil, and Kambing Panggang Berempah Bawang Putih to tease the palate.
For main courses, have your fill of Nasi Putih Kukus Pandan Wangi, Nasi Jagung Bergajus, Nasi Briyani Kismis Emas, Nasi Bukhara or Nasi Hujan Panas – flavourful rice dishes to serve as the ideal canvas for robust servings of Kari Kepala Ikan Jenahak Tomato Bendi, Mussels with Dried Chillies, Ketam Masak Cili ‘Chef Mong Style’ and Ikan Patin Gulai Tempoyak.

Bringing a typical Bazaar Ramadan atmosphere to diners, Concorde Shah Alam chefs will dish up popular crowd-pleasers such as Sup Kambing Mamak, Popia Basah, Roti John Mayonis Bersusu, Murtabak, Roti Jala and freshly prepared Keropok Lekur, Pisang, Keledek, and Pisang Goreng as part of the nightly spread.

Of course, buka puasa is never complete without dessert. To sweeten the experience, sample delightful treats of Agar-Agar Buah Peach, Almond Tartlets, Assorted Malay Kuih, Bubur Kacang Hijau, Cendol, Chilled Leng Chee Kang, Chocolate Fountain, Ice Cream and Condiments, in addition to cool bowls of Ice Kacang.

Thirst-quenching Air Bandung, Air Kembang Semangkuk, Sirap Pandan Selasih, Air Tebu, Air Teh Bunga, Nescafe Tarik and Teh Tarik will also be served.

Iftar at Concorde Shah Alam is priced at RM140 nett per adult, RM108 nett per senior citizen and RM70 nett per child aged 5 – 12 years old. Reservations for Iftar made between 23-25 March and 19-21 April will be entitled to special price of RM112 nett per adult and RM56 nett per child.

Special room rates starting from RM180 nett per room per night (Room Only) or RM200 nett inclusive of 2 sahur or breakfasts are available throughout the month of Ramadan.

For Ramadan enquiries or reservations, contact: Ramadan Centralized Counter | Lobby Level, T:03 55208000, HP: 012 289 8103, Email: 

For room enquiries or reservations, contact: Room Reservation, Concorde Hotel Shah AlamT:03 55208000 extn 2500 or 2404, email:


Saturday, March 18, 2023


Kampung fare and Thai specialities by Chef Mohammad Yusoff and Chef Nopporn Nutto reign supreme at Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur’s buka puasa buffet for this coming Ramadan.

Aptly named Gabungan Duo Rasa A La Kampung & Thai, the nightly spread will be based on two rotational menus highlighting the two chefs’ culinary handiwork.

Fire up your tastebuds with tantalising Thai starters such as Yum Gai Yang (spicy chicken salad with chilli and lime), Yum Woon Sen (Thai glass noodles salad with seafood), Nam Prik Khai Khem (assorted vegetables and salted egg with Thai chilli dip), Yam Ma Muang (mango salad with peanuts), Neua Yam Nam Tok (grilled beef salad) and Larb Gai (spicy minced chicken salad) amongst others.

Be prepared for a slew of spicy, sour, peppery, sweet and savoury flavours to stimulate your senses when you sample mains such as Gaeng Massamam Neua (beef curry with potatoes), Pad Krapow Kung (sautéed shrimp with basil) and Pla Muek Tod Kra Tiam (deep-fried squid with garlic and pepper).
Ramadan is also the time when cravings for delicious kampung delicacies arise. Chef Mohammad Yusoff has got your back with freshly grilled Ikan Bakar, creamy rich curries of Gulai Tunjang Minangkabau and Kambing Kurma Kasturi, Masak Lemak Udang Harimau Rebung, Kambing Masak Hitam Manis, Labu Lemak Putih and Ikan Tenggiri Berlado.

Requisite favourites Bubur Lambuk and Sup Gearbox to break your day-long fast with, alongside Hari Raya treats such as Kambing Panggang, Ayam Masak Merah, Satay and Daging Rendang Tok are also served.
Dessert time is no less lavish. Indulge your sweet tooth with tempting Thai Banana Coconut Milk, Bua Loy (rice dumplings in coconut milk) or Tab Tim Krob (diced waterchestnuts 'red rubies' with jackfruit strips in coconut milk).

Other delightful treats range from Baklava, Cendol and Rose Agar-agar, Apam Balik, Pandan Layer Cake, Sweet Corn Pudding and Dodol to Fresh Fruits, Sarawak Layer Cake, Durian Cream Cake and Ais Kacang.
Available from 23 March to 21 April, Melting Pot Café’s Gabungan Duo Rasa A La Kampung & Thai buka puasa buffet (6.30pm – 10pm) is priced at RM178 nett per person. Early bird reservations made between 23-26 March and 20-21 April, the special price is RM142 nett per person.
For reservations, please call Melting Pot Café, Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur, tel: 03 21442200 or email:

Monday, March 13, 2023


Inspired by Malaysia’s unique cultural tapestry and culinary heritage, this year’s Citarasa Serantau theme calls for buka puasa diners to explore the iconic flavours of Malaysia and beyond.

Aside from local favorites and signature dishes from Makan Kitchen, the extensive buffet also draws references from regional flavours and tastes of our neighbouring countries like Indonesia and Thailand. The buka puasa buffet menus are also kept on a weekly rotation to keep things fresh for repeat diners.

It's impossible to fit everything in at one go, so strategise by picking popular specialities befitting the Ramadan and Hari Raya feels first.
Top draws to break your fast with include 
Bubur Lambuk, Gulai Tulang Rawan, Sup Kambing Meletop, Rendang Tok, Sup Ayam Berempah, Kupang Masak Hijau A La Thai, Kerang Sambal, Siput Masak Lemak Cili Api, Kerabu Udang, Kambing Kuzi and Rendang Ayam Minang.

Head over to the Malay kitchen for some fluffy and aromatic Nasi Minyak Kurma, Kambing Golek with Black Pepper Sauce, Ayam Goreng Lengkuas, Satay, Otak-otak, Lemang Pulut Hitam, Serunding with Ketupat Palas, Lemang and Nasi Impit.

More spicy delights beckon from the Indian kitchen: Kashimiri Pulao, Lobster or Lamb Marsala, Prawn & Fish Tikka, Cheese Naan, Paneer Burgi, Mamak Style Salmon Fish Head Curry and Chicken Peratal.

Chinese culinary specialities to sample range from Perch Fillet with Salted Egg Sauce and Cuttlefish with Black Pepper Honey Sauce to Stir-fried Chicken with Marmite Sauce and Dim Sum.

Dessert is always a high point at Makan Kitchen. Luscious creations to sample include Plum Caramel Ciku Cheesecake, Mango Burnt Cheesecake, Durian Choux, Pisang Montel Chocolate Cake, Carrot Walnut Cake, Cempedak Financier, and Teh Tarik Swiss Roll.

Makan Kitchen's Citarasa Serantau buka puasa buffet dinner runs every Saturday to Wednesday night, from 23 March to 21 April 2023, 6:30pm to 10:30pm. 
It is priced at RM178 nett per adult with local beverages and RM89 nett per child aged 6-12 years old. Early bird offer is priced at RM148 nett per adult for bookings and full payment made from now till 21 March 2023.
For reservations or information, call DoubleTree by Hilton Shah Alam, tel: 03-5650 0200, email: or visit: 

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