Ramadan is a month about moderation and control. Restraining oneself from eating, drinking, and doing evil. But most importantly, restraining oneself from spending one’s entire life savings on a luxurious meal.
You may have plans to break your fast at a 5 star hotel until— yikes, look at those prices. As a responsible adult with commitments, you instantly change your mind.
That being said, you don’t have to spend a fortune to have access to a wide range of dishes.
And be honest, how many times have you tried planning a buka puasa outing with your friends only for it to fall through because no one could decide on where to eat? This is your sign to finally finalise your plans, my fellow foodies.
Here is a list of 10 buka puasa spots in Malaysia that won’t break the bank this Ramadan. You can thank me later!
1. Komune Living
Komune Living is not just a hotel— it’s a co-living space with the aim of being an alternative option for accommodation. Their main purpose is to create a community while still providing private spaces for guests.
From 25 Mar to 20 Apr 2023, celebrate this holy month at Komune Living’s Juadah Buka Puasa buffet. They have a wide variety of local and Western dishes to cater to everyone’s taste buds this Ramadan. Rest assured, their kitchen is halal-certified.
The Ramadan buffet features Kambing Bakar, beef and chicken Satay, Murtabak, and a selection of Lauk Melayu and Kuih.
You can even play chef for a while at their DIY noodle station. Choose your own ingredients, pick your noodles, blanch them, and plate your perfect bowl of noodles with piping hot soup.
Adults can feast for RM78, while children aged 6-12 can dine for RM68.
Here’s something exciting for our vegetarian and vegan friends— Hijau is hosting their Rasa Rasa Vegan Ramadan Buffet! Available from 24 Mar to 16 Apr 2023, this feast is perfect for those who follow a plant-based diet.
Hijau is serving the nation’s favourite kampung dishes with a plant-based twist. From Tempeh Kacang Panjang and Terung Masak Kicap to Urap, a steamed vegetable salad, vegans and non-vegans alike are bound to find a healthy dish they’ll love.
The buffet also features food like Satay Tahu Pok, Nasi Ulam, Tauhu Masak Lemak, and Ayum Goreng.
If you still want a special Ramadan treat without the commitment of a buffet, check out their Percik and Rendang Burger. This seasonal menu item is the brainchild of Hijau and Phuture Foods, a plant-based food tech company.
Make a reservation 3 days before your desired dining date for RM58 per adult, or walk-in for RM68. Children aged 7-12 can eat for RM25.
3. US Pizza
Do you remember those class parties you’d have at the end of every school term? The class secretary would use the money collected throughout the year to order pizzas for everyone to share because it was easy and no one knew how to cook at that age.
Think about that, and now dial it up to 100. That’s what US Pizza Malaysia is serving its customers this Ramadan. Their Eat All You Can buffet features over 20 dishes including a wide selection of their Pizzas, Spaghetti with different types of sauces, Fries, Onion Rings, and Mushroom Soup.
It’s running from 22 Mar to 21 Apr 2023 at selected US Pizza outlets. However, you can only dine for 2 hours as the franchise’s buffet has 2 time slots. Be sure to make a reservation through the US Pizza App by selecting the Ramadan Buffet, choosing the outlet, time, and number of guests.
Adults can dine for RM39 while children below 12 dine for RM19.50.
Have you ever dreamed of feasting on good food in a garden in the middle of a city? At LMP’sBuka Puasa Buffet from 27 Mar to 19 Apr 2023, guests get to dine under the stars.
The buffet spreads across over 100 dishes of different cuisines like Japanese, Western, seafood, and even classic kopitiam eats. They have Roasted Lamb as always, fresh Boiled Prawns and Oysters, Sea Bass Collar Asam Pedas, chicken and beef Satay, a variety of kuih, and a White Chocolate fountain. What a mouthful!
Located at Lumi Tropicana, LMP just recently opened its doors to the public on 1 Mar 2023. LMP is a community marketplace that currently houses 4 curated restaurants: W.E.P, Akari, Bite Club, and Savage, all of which are joining forces to prepare a diverse spread for the buffet.
This buffet is priced at RM99 per adult and RM50 for children aged 8-12.
5. Padangs on Wheels
Padangs on Wheels is bringing you a Ramadan buffet featuring over 100 types of dishes. The restaurant specialises in traditional local cuisine and Indonesian-inspired eats.
They gained popularity over the years through their extensive selection of dishes. No matter what type of protein you prefer, they’ve got you covered. Their specialty dishes include Gulai Siput Sedut, Ayam Lemak Hijau, Ayam Berlado, and Gulai Ayam Kalio. Other than that, they have Daging Dendeng, Fried Tempe, and Fried Ikan Keli.
On regular days, Padangs on Wheels also serves Bakso, Lontong, and Soto.
This buffet is available at all 3 outlets— Shah Alam, Damansara Utama, and Subang Bestari. Shah Alam and Damansara Utama residents can join the feast from 25 Mar to 20 Apr 2023. However, Subang Bestari will only start hosting the buffet from 1 Apr to 20 Apr 2023.
Adults can dine for RM88, senior citizens for RM68, and children for RM48.
6. FujiYama Japanese Restaurant
Omakase? In this economy?
Well, you might not get the chef talking you through the menu and explaining each food item being served, but you can still experience a 10-course set at FujiYama Japanese Restaurant this Ramadan.
This 10-course meal includes an assortment of sushi, the restaurant’s Fusion Sushi, Donburi, Spicy Beef Ramen, Seafood Tempura Roll, and Salmon and Mango Sushi.
If you want more, you can also order from their à la carte menu. The restaurant has a wide range of sushi sets, bento, and noodles.
You can even customise your dishes based on the number of diners and your personal preferences, just be sure to contact them prior to your visit.
The best part is that you can bring your family and friends along and still not break the bank. For 2 diners, this course meal will cost RM118, while a group of 4 and 6 will pay RM178 and RM228 respectively. Pretty affordable, I must say!
FujiYama Japanese Restaurant is open for dine-ins, deliveries, and takeaways.
7. Christine’s Bakery
Ever since their humble beginnings in Sunway Geo, Christine’s Bakery has always been set on serving the best hand-rolled bagels, pastries, and desserts. The bakery infuses Japanese techniques into their French recipes to create the highest quality products. Now, they’ve expanded to 5 branches across the Klang Valley.
This year, they’ll be having their very own buffet. Centred around classic Malay cuisine, A Taste of Nostalgia is bound to send you back in time to your childhood. This buffet will serve everyone’s favourite traditional dishes like Kari Daging, Seafood Asam Pedas, Daging Masak Lemak, and Kambing Kunyit. Of course, what would a meal at Christine’s Bakery be without their iconic Bagels?
Christine’s Bakery’s buffet is priced at RM88 for adults and RM44 for children below 12.
A Taste of Nostalgia is only available at the Publika Shopping Gallery and IOI City Mall outlets from 23 Mar to 21 Apr 2023.
8. The Bold Kitchen
Freshly opened in Dec 2022, The Bold Kitchen has been tantalising the taste buds of Seri Kembangan citizens with local cuisine.
Their signature menu items include Nasi Ambeng, Nasi Lemak Ayam, and Ayam Bakar. Their Curry Laksa stands out from the rest, as you can pick out your own ingredients like fresh prawns, fishballs, tofu, and vegetables to be cooked just for you.
For the month of Ramadan, The Bold Kitchen will be having their own buffet from 23 Mar to 18 Apr 2023. Their buffet spread features local Malay eats like Nasi Hujan Panas, Ayam Masak Merah, Keli Berlada, and Paru Masak Sambal. You can also get a taste of their Ramadan special, Kambing Golek.
Additionally, this restaurant is serving appetisers, desserts, and drinks like Mushroom Soup, an assortment of Kuih, Fruit Cocktails, Tea, Coffee, and Fruit Juice.
This buffet is priced at RM45 for walk-in guests, but early birds can dine in for RM39.90. Children between ages 6 to 12 can enjoy the feast for only RM25 per person. Be sure to make your reservation 1 day in advance.
9. Gulai Belanga
Newbie on the block Gulai Belanga specialises in Malay dishes prepared and served in clay pots. On regular days, they serve Masak Lemak and Asam Pedas dishes cooked with protein like Daging Salai, Ikan Pari, and Cendawan Tiram, among many others.
They also have affordable local breakfast items like Nasi Lemak with Sambal Udang (RM6), Laksam Biasa (RM4), as well as breakfast sets like Mee Kari with Kopi O or Teh O for RM7.
Not even 2 months since they began operations, Gulai Belanga is already hosting their own Ramadan buffet for only RM45 per head. With over 40 dishes and drinks, that sounds like a good deal to me!
This restaurant’s buffet runs from 27 Mar to 19 Apr 2023. Children get a 50% off discount and senior citizens can dine for 30% off. Not only that, you can even get a 10% discount if you reserve and pay for a spot 7 days before your intended dining date.
Gulai Belanga is located near Suria KLCC, so you can use the LRT or MRT 2 to get there if you want to avoid traffic.
Lot 1.69A, Ground Floor, Wisma Central, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
+6019 651 6777
Mon to Fri: 5pm – 10pm
Closed on Sat & Sun
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10. Lisette’s Cafe & Bakery
This Ramadan, Lisette’s Cafe & Bakery is shifting their weekly brunch buffets to dinner time! Lisette’s Beautiful Buffet will begin on 27 Mar 2023, and will be held 4 days a week.
Their Empire Subang outlet will be hosting this delicious feast every Monday and Wednesday, while the Bangsar branch will take over on Tuesdays and Thursdays. If you’re planning on breaking your fast here, do note that the Lisette’s Bangsar does not have a prayer room, but patrons of Lisette’s Empire Subang are welcome to use the mall’s prayer room.
The buffet will feature local delicacies, meat dishes, and vegetarian-friendly eats to accommodate all palates.
This restaurant’s buffet is priced at RM65 per person and runs from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.
Most visit the cafe for brunch, and Lisette’s Cafe & Bakery is known for their baked goods like their Pistachio Rose Cake (RM18 a slice), Peanut Butter Croissant (RM9), and Tuna Cili Padi Puff (RM15). If you want to try out their beloved breakfast menu, they serve food like Black Rice Nasi Lemak (RM30) and Baked Eggs Shakshuka (RM28). I’m already drooling.
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