Sunday, April 21, 2019

Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka-One of The Best In Melaka

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka

Ramadhan is just round the corner and if you are looking for one of the best and affordable spread of buffet dinners in Melaka to have "Buka Puasa" or "Iftar" in 2019 with your family and friends, do head over to Novotel Melaka. Yours truly me just had a feast fit for a king at this international 4-star hotel with my family last week for its Ramadhan Buffet preview and boy we really, really enjoyed ourselves. All the food was so delightful ranging from the inviting appetizers to the dainty desserts!


Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka
Ready to for a gastronomic ride?

Located in the heart of Melaka City, Novotel Melaka is just a stone's throw away from the various must-visit historical landmarks such as A'Famosa, St. Paul's Church and Dutch Square just to name a few. Undeniably, it is one of the best hotels for your staycation should you want to visit Melaka during the holy month. Personally I have had buffet dinner in this place before previously and it was already very delicious. However this Ramadhan Buffet was really on another level and it totally blew my mind with its wide range of gastronomic delights. Even my picky children and demanding wifey were all praise for this scrumptious spread.

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka
I went straight to grab my roasted lamb 

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka
You will be drooling like me too 

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka
There are 3 different sauces to choose from 

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka
And the fragrant Arabian Rice

This year, the theme for the Ramadhan Buffet chosen by Novotel Melaka is Selera Warisan Ramadhan which can be translated to Ramadhan Heritage Cuisines. Food lovers will immediately be dumbstruck by the sheer amount of food that is at their disposal, I know I did. Not only can one feast on our favourite Malaysian dishes, you will also be enjoying countless international platters. In other words you will be spoiled for choices and towards the end you will realize that you have too much on your plate...literally!

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka
Kapitan Mutton 

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka
Salmon Fish Head Curry 

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka
Tok's Rendang Beef 

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka
Khasmir Curry Chicken 

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka
Vegetables with salted fish 

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka

Be WARNED that this Ramadhan Buffet is perfect for those who want to indulge in  the finer food in Melaka...excessively! In other words, gluttons like me will definitely enjoy all the food that we can stuff into our mouth. First and foremost, the moment we were given the green light, yours truly me headed straight to the roasted lamb station on the outside first. As expected, there was already a bee line of people lining up with their empty plates to get a piece of the delectable "Kambing Golek". Sitting nicely next to the lamb was the fragrant Arabian Rice (Nasi Arab) which really complement the grilled lamb with its soft, fluffy texture. There were 3 different sauces to go with your Arabian rice and grilled lamb and I picked the black pepper sauce which of course made the whole dish even more tantalizing.

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka
Thousand island 

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka
Petai anyone? 

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka Menu

Those who savour something more traditional will be glad to know that there will be nasi ulam together with some raw vegetables such as petai, carrot, cucumber and tiny tomatoes just to name a few for you to savour. Other main courses include the appetizing Kambing Masak Kapitan, herbaceous Daging Rendang Tok, slightly spicy Ayam Kari Khasmir and toothsome Ikan Keli Masak Lemak Nangka. By now I am sure you will be drooling like me. I was literally at my wits' end, deciding which cuisine I should try. Decisions~Decisions! Oh by the way, I really enjoyed their crunchy Sayur Kailan with salted fish even though I am not a veggie kind of person.

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka Menu

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka Menu
Crispy and yummy! 

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka Menu

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka Menu

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka Menu
This tasted really exotic. :) 

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka Menu
Aww...who doesn't like cencalok?

Salad lovers need to rejoice as there is a fresh salad bar dedicated specially for them. I did not touch any of the salads as I am more carnivorous. LOL :D Those who enjoy eating fish will be elated to know that there will be the lip-smacking Portuguese Grilled fish that is wrapped in ambrosial banana leaf. The fiery sambal really brought out the savory taste of the meat. Make sure you help yourself with a few servings of these. There were also chicken and beef satays for those who love to eat skewered meat served with distinctive chili paste.

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka Menu

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka Menu
So what do you wanna grill? 

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka Menu
Crowd's favourite-Ikan Bakar Portuguese 

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka Menu
Murtabak! 

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka Menu

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka Menu
My children love this!

My children really enjoyed the freshly made murtabak a lot. In fact they had more than one serving of this stuff pancake which is crunchy on the outside and damn tasty on the inside thanks to its filling. The dal must have been really good as well as I saw my kids busy dipping the murtabak into it. Next, we tried the laksa which was also very, very good. The spicy broth was bursting with flavors which really made the noodle very pleasant. Those who want to try something less spicy can opt for western spaghetti and pastas. I ordered mine and requested it to be complemented with chicken bolognese sauce. The moment I sink my teeth into my pasta...I was so, so damn surprised...it was so soft and springy at the same time-AL DANTE-and the chicken bolognese sauce was really, really luscious, that I kept on spooning more into my gaping mouth. Dayum!

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka Menu
Pasta anybody? 

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka Menu

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka Menu

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka Menu
Pasta with super ambrosial bolognese chicken! 

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka Menu
This tasted really, really, really GOOOOOD!

We were almost full by then...but our bloated stomachs were not going to stop us from savouring one of the best food we had in this Ramadhan Buffet-DESSERTS! I am not just talking about any ordinary desserts, mind you! You will be able to feast on a banquet of royally luscious desserts that are fit for a king! I doubt you could ever finish all of them even if you just take each of every different desserts available. Jordan boy and Jasmine girl were obviously having a great time munching on these dainty, colourful desserts which look like something borrowed from movies. Even my picky wife agreed that the desserts were really good.

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka Menu
The desserts are to die for! 

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka Menu
Make sure you are quick! 

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka Menu
All of them look so delicious! Damn it! 

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka Menu
These desserts are work of arts! 

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka Menu

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka Menu
 Red Velvet

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka Menu

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka Menu
This is my personal favourite-you must try it! 

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka Menu

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka Menu

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka Menu

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka Menu

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka Menu

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka Menu

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka Menu

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka Menu
Traditional Kuih anyone? 

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka Menu
Bubur Cha Cha and Pengat 

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka Menu
Fruits for health conscious glutton? :p 

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka Menu
Even the bread looks so good 

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka Menu

I am impressed to know that they also provide traditional Malay Kuih (Cakes), kurma (dates) and even dodol. Those who wish to savour desserts which are more Malaysian can always opt for pengat, cendol and bubur cha cha which were really, really good. Another highlight for me personally about this Novotel Melaka is its coffee machines! Honestly any hotel which provides free flow of gourmet-like coffee deserve my attention and worth my mention. Yours truly me had at least 4 cups of coffee after my gratifying meals. Too bad there is a limit to how much I could drink. I am sure I could have a few more lattes and cappuccinos if I could stay longer. Ha :D

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka Menu
Time to dig in! 

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka Menu
We really had a feast! 

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka Menu
Succulent, juicy roasted lamb with Arabian rice! Hmmm...Hmmm.... 

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka Menu

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka Menu

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka Menu

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka Menu
Obviously Jordan boy loved all the desserts 

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka Menu
Do you enjoy yourself? :) 

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka Menu
We sure did right? 

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka Menu
Thank you for all the glorious food!

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka Menu
 There will also be Ghazal Performance

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka Menu
Coffee makes everything taste much better! 

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka Menu
Yours truly me is greedy. Bahahaha :D

All in all, my family and I truly enjoyed the good food here and we really wish to return to enjoy more of their wonderful morsels of cuisines and desserts. Frankly speaking, I feel guilty as I could not try all the food here. Why? Because there were simply too many different types of divine food but so little stomach space. If you are looking for one of the top Ramadhan Buffets in Melaka, look no further as yours truly me highly recommend Novotel Melaka. Two thumbs up! Do make your reservations now to enjoy Early-bird Promotion!

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka Menu
I will be back for more. 

Top Best Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Novotel Melaka Menu

NOVOTEL MELAKA RAMADHAN BUFFET
Selera Warisan Ramadhan

8th of May - 29th of May 2019
6:30pm - 10:00pm daily

PRICE:
Adult: RM88 [RM70.40 early-bird promotion until 3rd May 2019]
Children/Senior Citizen: RM44

ADDRESS: No. 1A, Jalan Melaka Raya, Taman Melaka Raya, 75000 Melaka.

CONTACT: 06-2898222
WHATSAPP: 019-642664


Head over to Novotel Melaka to enjoy one of the best Ramadhan Buffets in 2019!