Food Review: The RuMa Hotel & Residences’ Ramadan Buffet Is RuMa-rkable!

Ramadan specials and one-of-a-kind hotel and restaurant offerings are among the nicest things to anticipate during the Holy month, and The RuMa Hotel & Residences has a special treat for you this year.

This festive season, The RuMa Hotel & Residences celebrate the spirit of Ramadhan by paying tribute to the rich and varied tastes of traditional Malay fare. Journey and discover the authentic and bold flavours of our country all at one place. The best part is that you get to feel entirely at home when partaking in The RuMa’s delectable dishes. Read on to find out how!

Hidangan Tradisi: Edisi SANTAI

Buka Puasa with loved ones at SANTAI, where Chef Mohammad Rizuwan, Chef de Cuisine of Production Kitchen at The RuMa Hotel & Residences, draws from the flavours of his childhood, which shaped his palate and culinary abilities. The buffet will focus on the more distinctive and frequently overlooked elements of traditional Malay cuisine, in addition to crowd-pleasing favourites.

Expect a glorious spread of lemang, daging serunding, satay and ayam rendang complemented by a large variety of ulam-ulaman, and kerabu as well as punchy jeruk and crunchy keropok. Alongside these favourites are modern iterations of Malay classics, from salmon bakar and slipper lobster percik, to durian strudel and pandan crème brûlée to finish on a sweet note. Here’s some of what we tried:

For starters, we had the satay and peanut sauce. The chicken satay was really tender and charred to perfection. As for the peanut sauce, it was sweet and nutty. We really enjoyed a good amount of well-cooked satays. You can also choose to pair some nasi impit or even lemang with the peanut sauce. Definitely a yummy combo.


Next, we went for the mains and tried the nasi kabsa with

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