Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Ramadan Buffet Dinner at Temasek Hotel-The Cheapest In Melaka

Cheapest Ramadan Buffet in Melaka Hotel Temasek Menu

If you are in Melaka during the holy month of Ramadan, searching for cheap yet delicious spread of food to feast with your family during "buka puasa" do head over to Temasek Hotel Melaka to enjoy the cheapest Ramadan Buffet Dinner in Melaka. How cheap you may ask? The price is only RM29.90 for adult diner while children (5-11 years old) and senior citizen will be able to enjoy all the scrumptious cuisines and delicacies at an unbelievable low price of only RM24.90. Isn't this a steal? For such unbelievable price tag, my wife, children and I had our very first Ramadan Buffet for 2019!


Cheapest Ramadan Buffet in Melaka Hotel Temasek Menu
Feel the Kampung ambiance at Temasek Hotel

For your information, Temasek Hotel is located just a stone's throw away from the famous Portuguese Settlement. In fact, when you are en route to the Christmas Town of Malaysia, you will surely not miss this majestic hotel, standing astutely on your right. Honestly this is not the first time I have been to this hotel, however it is my very first time enjoying their Ramadan Buffet dinner. OMG~I must say that I was really, really impressed after sampling their morsels of mouth-watering dishes. I am positive you will feel the same as well.

Cheapest Ramadan Buffet in Melaka Hotel Temasek Menu
Nostalgia Sentuhan Desa: Just look at the prices

Themed as "Nostalgia Sentuhan Desa" or loosely translated to "Village Nostalgic Touch", this Ramadan Buffet will surely rewind your tape and bring you back in time to enjoy food that will remind you of the good old days. Surely a lot of my Malay friends will agree with me the moment they lay their eyes on those fresh "ulam" aka raw vegetables that are usually eaten together with our must have staple rice, right?

Cheapest Ramadan Buffet in Melaka Hotel Temasek Menu
Chicken Briyani Rice-My favourite starter for this Ramadan Buffet

Spearheaded by the Executive Chef with 30 years of experience, Mr. Rusli Shuib oversees all the culinary activities which are "cooking" in the open kitchen of the dining area. Rest assured that all the served food and beverages are of course Halal. Interestingly the menu will be changed every day on a rotation basis for your indulgence, so that diners can enjoy different variety of cuisines every single day during the Ramadan month. So you can come over to Temasek Hotel to "buka puasa" every evening. LOL :D Ouh~Did I mention that, the hotel also provides a surau for you to perform your prayers? Talking about courtesy right?

Cheapest Ramadan Buffet in Melaka Hotel Temasek Menu
 Recommended: Stir-fried chili cockle petai!

Cheapest Ramadan Buffet in Melaka Hotel Temasek Menu

Are you ready  for your gastronomy journey, to dive into the melting pot of the cheapest Ramadan Buffet in Melaka? For curtain raiser or appetizer, I went straight to grab my plate of rice. You can either choose plain white rice, rice with raw vegetables or like me-I opted for the chicken briyani rice. Frankly speaking, their chicken briyani rice was really toothsome to say the least. Every grain was  so perfectly cooked and flavorful that it melted in my mouth and tasted so savoury. Maybe I was hungry or maybe the aroma and the sight of the dishes here made me even hungrier. :)

Cheapest Ramadan Buffet in Melaka Hotel Temasek Menu
Fried Pepper Fish 

Cheapest Ramadan Buffet in Melaka Hotel Temasek Menu

Cheapest Ramadan Buffet in Melaka Hotel Temasek Menu
Salad for health conscious diner.  

Cheapest Ramadan Buffet in Melaka Hotel Temasek Menu
Mixed vegetables with shitake 

Cheapest Ramadan Buffet in Melaka Hotel Temasek Menu
Rice with ulam

Cheapest Ramadan Buffet in Melaka Hotel Temasek Menu
My beloved wifey making her move. :D

Besides our usual indispensable rice, the other starters include [most will be in Malaysian Language for convenience purposes]: "Ayam Rebus Batang Keladi", "Masak Lemak Tetel & Rebung, Stir-fried Cockles with Petai, Fried Pepper Fish, Gulai Perut Lembu & Nangka Muda and Mixed vegetables with shitake mushrooms. Of all the entrees, yours truly me personally love the Stir-fried Cockles with Petai which I thought was tantalizingly spicy and inviting. Adding it to my rice added so much layer and texture to my meal, which set the course for me to enjoy more delectable food.

Cheapest Ramadan Buffet in Melaka Hotel Temasek Menu
Behold: Kambing Golek (Roasted Mutton)

After I had whetted my appetite with the starters, I grabbed my plates and wondered towards all the stalls where the main courses were waiting for me. I was SHOCKED to know that they even served Roasted Mutton (Kambing Golek)! WHAT? Yupe~you didn't read this wrongly. For only  RM29.90 you get to enjoy limitless amount of freshly roasted mutton.  The sight of chef roasting the crispy, golden brown lamb right before my eyes really made me drool. I had a few serving of it of course.

Cheapest Ramadan Buffet in Melaka Hotel Temasek Menu
Highlight of the buffet: Tender, succulent roasted lamb

Cheapest Ramadan Buffet in Melaka Hotel Temasek Menu
Wanna have a bite?

The sliced roasted lamb or "Kambing Golek" was really, really lusciously ambrosial-so succulent, tender and juicy! I literally closed my eyes when I spooned these slices of divine lamb meat into my gaping mouth. Oh my...my taste buds were dancing and my tongue was wagging, I had a mouthgasmic experience for sure! The mushroom soup that was poured onto of the roasted lamb totally added a new layer of composition, to enhance the taste (and experience) even further. Finger-licking good! *thumbs up* :)

Cheapest Ramadan Buffet in Melaka Hotel Temasek Menu
Another crowd's favourite-Banana leaf grilled fish with sambal

Of course the Roasted Lamb was not the only highlight which stole my heart on that day. The banana leaf grilled fish stuffed with "sambal" (chili paste) was in a league of its own as well. I could smell these dainty fish from afar thanks to the sweet-scented burning sensation which was permeating the air and the aroma that was exuded by the combination of fresh fish meat and fragrant banana leaf. After I had unwrapped my fish (like a gift), I walloped them with my second or maybe third plate of rice. Goodness gracious~I cannot stop eating on that day.

Cheapest Ramadan Buffet in Melaka Hotel Temasek Menu

Cheapest Ramadan Buffet in Melaka Hotel Temasek Menu
Exotic deep-fried quail

Another worthy mention on the menu was the exotic deep-fried quail (burung puyuh). Exotic because I had never ever eaten any quail for my entire life until that very fateful day. "How would it taste like? Would it be more delicious than chickens?" Those were the questions that were holding me back. Nonetheless I steeled myself and grabbed a few of them back to my table. With trepidation *dub dub! dub dub!* I sank my teeth into the flesh of those crispy, caramel-coloured quail...my eyes opened wide in disbelief...the deep-fried quail tasted damn delicious! Why had not I eaten such delightful dish before?

Cheapest Ramadan Buffet in Melaka Hotel Temasek Menu
They also served fried banana. :) 

Cheapest Ramadan Buffet in Melaka Hotel Temasek Menu
Which "colour" do you wanna drink sir?

Cheapest Ramadan Buffet in Melaka Hotel Temasek Menu
I prefer coffee. Ha :D

Cheapest Ramadan Buffet in Melaka Hotel Temasek Menu
More for you to feast 

Cheapest Ramadan Buffet in Melaka Hotel Temasek Menu

Cheapest Ramadan Buffet in Melaka Hotel Temasek Menu

Cheapest Ramadan Buffet in Melaka Hotel Temasek Menu

Cheapest Ramadan Buffet in Melaka Hotel Temasek Menu

Cheapest Ramadan Buffet in Melaka Hotel Temasek Menu
Mee Soto was really flavourful as well. :) 

Cheapest Ramadan Buffet in Melaka Hotel Temasek Menu

Cheapest Ramadan Buffet in Melaka Hotel Temasek Menu
Just look at it *drooling* 

Cheapest Ramadan Buffet in Melaka Hotel Temasek Menu
 My son loved the mee soto

Cheapest Ramadan Buffet in Melaka Hotel Temasek Menu
Right Jordan boy? :)

Yours truly me was a bit full at this point but heck~I was not going to let my slightly bloated stomach stop me from enjoying all the other dishes right? No way and I soldiered on with my plate and fork; Marching towards the other side of the dining hall. There they were, waiting for me gloriously on the plates and bowls *quipped*. There were the must-have Mee Soto, Mango Kerabu, and cucur just to name a few for you to enjoy. Besides, you can also enjoy a plate or two of on-demand Char Kueh Teow.

Cheapest Ramadan Buffet in Melaka Hotel Temasek Menu
The executive chef was cooking char kueh teow for us! 

30 years of culinary skills! 

Cheapest Ramadan Buffet in Melaka Hotel Temasek Menu
Here you go~one plate of Char Kueh Teow

If you are still not done at this point like me, you could slowly sample those colourful desserts that will not only delight you visually but will also sweeten your palate, putting a smile on your face. Of course no Ramadan Buffet will be complete without a bowl of delightfully shaved ice, sprinkled with an assortment of beans and condiments as well as syrups of different colours. Then only you could say that you had a feast for your Ramadan Buffet~BUUUUuuuurpppp.

Cheapest Ramadan Buffet in Melaka Hotel Temasek Menu
Taste all sorts of kuih (delicacies) 

Cheapest Ramadan Buffet in Melaka Hotel Temasek Menu

Cheapest Ramadan Buffet in Melaka Hotel Temasek Menu

Cheapest Ramadan Buffet in Melaka Hotel Temasek Menu
Lusciously smooth pudding. :)

Cheapest Ramadan Buffet in Melaka Hotel Temasek Menu
Let's dig in! 

Cheapest Ramadan Buffet in Melaka Hotel Temasek Menu
This was just part of what I had 

Cheapest Ramadan Buffet in Melaka Hotel Temasek Menu
Jasmine girl enjoyed her buffet dinner as well. :)

As usual, yours truly me needed a few cups of coffee to help me wind down and digest all the wonderful food that I had wolfed down earlier. Ha :D So all in all, I will highly recommend you to try the Ramadan Buffet Dinner a Temasek Hotel. Besides being the cheapest, it boasts a plethora of food that is fit for a king or well Sultan! By the way, there will be lucky draw every week and FREE parking is provided. If you are interested, do make your reservations so that you will not miss out.

Cheapest Ramadan Buffet in Melaka Hotel Temasek Menu
Don't forget to get a bowl of ABC (Ais Batu Kacang) aka Shaved Ice with Beans 

Cheapest Ramadan Buffet in Melaka Hotel Temasek Menu
Wanna have a spoon?

Cheapest Ramadan Buffet in Melaka Hotel Temasek Menu
Gotta make sure we enjoy ourselves to the MAX!

Right Jasmine girl? :)

Cheapest Ramadan Buffet in Melaka Hotel Temasek Menu
Of course nothing beats coffee. Ha :D 

Cheapest Ramadan Buffet in Melaka Hotel Temasek Menu
I will be back to this Kampung House in Temasek Hotel for sure!

PRICE:
Adult-RM29.90
Children (5-11 years old) & Senior Citizen-RM24.90

Temasek Hotel Ramadan Buffet
Address: 57, Jalan D'Albuquerque, Portuguese Settlement, 75050 Melaka.
Contact: 06-288 3588 / 017-321 3566 / 012-327 3588 / 012-358 8197
Time: 6p.m. - 9p.m.