Take a nostalgic trip back in time with a sumptuous spread of traditional Malay dishes from Syeun Hotel’s Ramadan buffet beginning May 18 till June 14 at its Garden View Coffee House.

Priced at RM48 nett (adult) and RM30 nett (children 5 to 12 years and senior citizens 60 years and above), it is the cheapest in town in the 4-star hotel category. Early birds can enjoy a discounted rate of RM40 nett and RM21 nett, respectively, for reservation made before May 11.

Six extensive menus, featuring over a hundred local dishes each, will be served on a daily rotation.

According to chefs, Nizamhuri Musa and Fareiz Aziz, highlights include authentic, traditional Perakean fares such as rendang tok Perak (beef rendang) which is simmered with the finest herbs and spices to entice the appetite and served with bukhari rice (aromatic rice dish).

Other evergreens with that familiar taste of home cooking are captain’s chicken curry, perut masak lemak dengan rebung (a fiery dish of cow intestines with diced bamboo shoots) and udang sambal petai (prawn with hot relish and stink beans).

The daily spread includes local favourites like laksa sarang telur (spicy noodle soup with fried egg), ikan bakar (grilled fish), grilled lamb, mee mamak (fried noodle), sup ayam Madura (chicken soup), ikan asam tempoyak (sour and spicy fish with fermented durian accompaniment) and kari ikan masin nangka muda (salted fish curry with jackfruit), gado-gado (salad with peanut sauce dressing), sotong kangkung (water convolvulus with cuttlefish), cincalok (fermented shrimp) and a selection of kerabu (salad).

After dropping by the frying station which whips up various fritters, do check out the array of sweet delights: ABC (shaved ice), fresh fruits, Malay kueh (bite-sized cookies), teh tarik (sweet tea with milk), bubur manis (sweet porridge), puddings and pastries galore.

For the convenience of guests, Syeun has a designated prayer room with a section set aside for wuduk (ablution).

In line with the Ramadan spirit, Syeun Hotel will distribute its signature bubur lambuk (spiced congee) for free on May 17 at 5pm. Drive pass the front of the hotel, along Jalan Sultan Abdul Jalil, and collect your share.

For buffet booking and inquiries, call Garden View Coffee House at 05 253 8889 ext 8224 or 012 510 5330.

Mei Kuan