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Break Your Fast Kampung-style at The Haven with Lush Backdrop to Match 

By Mei Kuan

The Haven Cuisines Specialty Restaurant at The Haven Resorts Ipoh is featuring over 50 kampung-style delicacies in their Ramadan buffet spread to be made available daily beginning Friday, April 16 till Saturday, May 8 from 7pm till 10pm.

Not to be missed are the Itik Salai Masak Lemak Cili Padi (smoked duck curry with coconut and bird’s eye chilli) and Sup Gearbox (bone marrow soup).

Itik Salai Masak Lemak Cili Padi
Sup Gearbox

“Sup Gearbox, served in a big bowl with condiments, is a favourite of many to break their fast as it takes at least 5 to 6 hours of continuous boiling in order to obtain its flavour. Meanwhile, the Itik Salai Masak Lemak Cili Padi is unique for its spicy kick and aroma. This local dish hails from Negeri Sembilan which is famous for its smoked products. We are featuring these two signature dishes for the first time ever and I believe we might be one of the first in Ipoh to offer such items,” Mohammad Shamsul Azham, Executive Chef explained to Ipoh Echo during a recent food-tasting session

Mohammad Shamsul Azham, Executive Chef

Other timeless classics in the buffet menu to be changed nightly include Gulai Ikan Masin (curry with salted fish), Udang Sambal Petai (spicy chili gravy with prawn and bitter beans), Ayam Masak Merah (Chicken in Spicy Tomato Sauce), Bubur Lambuk (spiced congee), Kambing Peratal (dry mutton curry), Nangka Muda Masak Lemak (jackfruit in spicy coconut gravy), Nasi Hujan Panas (rainbow ghee rice) and stir fried squid with celery.

Besides that, the five live-cooking stalls serve an assortment of barbequed items, noodles, fried snacks, Arabic dishes and soup. Also, save some room for desserts of various pastry, pudding, kuih (traditional cakes) and fresh tropical fruit.

Did I mention that the sumptuous spread is prepared with no artificial additives or MSG? Plus, one would be served by the attentive members of the crew who are ever ready to assist.

Operating with strict adherence to the health and safety standard operating procedures, one gets to dine by the lakeside in wide open spaces and natural distancing. Cuisines Restaurant is surrounded by a primary lush green forest with 280-million-year-old limestone hills sitting majestically over a natural lake. 

The Ramadan buffet spread is open to all at RM104.50 nett per adult and RM82.50 nett per child or senior citizen. Children below 6 years of age dine for free (limited to 2 children with a minimum of 2 paying adults). An early bird promotion is available where bookings made 48 hours prior will be entitled to 20% off the price. Do take note that seatings are limited.

Should you book a stay at The Haven during the Ramadan period, the buffet dinner will be complimentary. Limited to the first 50 bookings for suites. Prayer facilities for Sahur (pre-fasting meal) and Tarawih (special prayer) are also provided. 

The luxury resort has been officially certified 5-star by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture and is of the Top 1% TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice for 5 continuous years.

For reservations or inquiries, call 05 540 0000 or email to sales@thehavenipoh.com. To learn more, visit its website at www.thehavenresorts.com.

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Tan Mei Kuan

Tan Mei Kuan graduated with first-class honours and book prize from University of Malaya majoring in languages and linguistics (English). She is proficient in both written and spoken English and Malay. She is also conversant in Mandarin and has knowledge of Japanese and Korean languages. Mei Kuan has been on the Dean’s List for three years running. Having written for the campus newspaper and residential college magazine, joining Ipoh Echo has helped utilise her writing and language skills. In her spare time she enjoys running (races).

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