Hatten Place is situated strategically near the main landmarks in Melaka and it is highly accessible. In actual fact it is just a stone's throw away from the famous Christmas town of Malaysia-Portuguese Settlement. Without a doubt, it is one of the best hotels in Melaka where you should be staying during the Ramadhan or upcoming Hari Raya holidays. Staycation aside, yours truly me have dined in Hatten Place for a few times and I can personally vouch that it is definitely one of the best hotels in Melaka which serves delicious food at an amazing low price. Hence it goes without saying that their Ramadhan Buffet Dinner was really a lip smacking affair that will leaving you wanting for more! Come join me to relive my gastronomical journey at this wonderful place!
As usual, my family and I arrived early for our Ramadhan buffet dinner as we wanted to be the first to savour the scrumptious spread. Themed as Rasa-Rasa Ramadhan, foodies will be tantalized by the rich Ramadhan flavours that will surely overwhelm them. The lavish banquet is teeming with our fovourite Malaysian cuisines as well as a whole slew of delightful international cuisines. Rest assured that like me you will be holding your plate not knowing where you should start. Literally, there will be too many choices and you might need to take a bit of everything (just like me). Though there was too much on my plate(s), I just couldn't help it. All the food looks so irresistibly inviting and it would be a sin if I didn't try all of them, right? :p
Our star attraction for the evening-Roasted Lamb!
Behold our chef-d'oeuvre!
There were also wedges and vegetables to make our lamb a bit more balanced. :p
Aww...the fragrant Dhal rice.
What's your flavour?
The chef meticulously slice the lamb for diners.
Make sure you STARVE yourself a little bit (or a lot) before coming to this Ramadhan buffet dinner in Hatten Place as there will be too much delish food to feast on! As usual, the first station that I checked in was was the Roasted Lamb stall. The passionate chef was already busy slicing the juicy drool-inducing lamb into smaller pieces so that it will easier for us-gluttons to just touch and go. Don't forget to grab the amazingly fragrant Dhal Rice with peas which really complemented the well-marinated lamb. You can also enhance the flavour of this lamb plus rice combo with various sauces and condiments such as Garlic Sauce, Rosemary Sauce (2 thumbs up), Black Pepper Sauce and Mint Sauce (5-star recommendation) just to name a few. Speaking about divine gastronomical experience for diners!
Besides the chef-d'oeuvre roasted lamb, diners will get to enjoy countless traditional dishes such as Gado-gado which I thought was really delightful and spicy at the same time! Throw in the ingredients and mix-mix (gado-gado) them together with the carefully prepared chili sauces and cancalok which really tinged my taste buds. Moving on, you can also enjoy various ulam-ulaman (raw vegetables) that will surely bring you back to the past and reminisce the good old days when you got to appreciate the common rural delicacies. If you are feeling kinda "salty", do indulge in the various salted fishes and salted egg as well. By the way there was also banana-leaves-wrapped lemang for those who want to revel in the bamboo-cooked glutinous rice. Kinda nostalgic right?
One of the main dishes that I loved was the crazily divine Opor Daging Termai which was really lusciously divine and creamy at the same time. The texture of this spicy dish really dovetailed with the Dhal Rice and I had a blast in my mouth! Other main dishes that you guys should not miss are the toothsome Tumis Pertola Udang Kering, Sauteed Beef with Onion and Ginger, Rendang Hati Rembau and Sambal Ikan just to name a few. Another notable dish that really worth mentioning was the mouth-gasmic Ikan Masin Masak Lemak Nenas which was really in a league of its own thanks to its fragrant aroma and creamy texture that will do wonders for rice lovers (like me)! My wife and I really enjoyed this cuisine a lot! And ouh yeah...the sweet and sour chicken was simply irresistible as well. :D
There were also 3 big woks of appetizing dishes prepared specially for diners ranging from the huge succulent prawns to the scintillating ayam masak merah! Hatten Place is also very thoughtful as they have also prepared the more common delicacies that we are used to such as grilled fish, roti canai, roti John, SATAY (YES!), popiah and even sotong kangkung. Those who prefer to have noodles for dinner will be glad to know there is a noodle station to whet their appetite. For those who are a bit more waistline-conscious, there is a fresh salad bar for them satiate their hunger without feeling too guilty.
Fruit lovers will be ecstatic to discover a colorful fruit stall and a Rojak Buah corner to help them get their much needed fibres. Have a penchant for steamed food? Then you are in luck as there are steamed corns and chickpeas for you to munch on. Can't live without a date during this Ramadhan? Fret not as there will be a variety of delicious dates for you to sample in this buffet. There was pengat pisang and pulut hitam (black glutinuous rice) for those who love traditional Malaysian desserts. I preferred the latter while my wife voted for the former: so there is everything for everyone in this Ramadhan buffet dinner.
They say no matter how stuffed your stomach is, there is always room for a little bit more food especially when we are talking about DESSERTS! After eating for almost an hour (seriously), our bloated stomachs had raised the white flags, telling us that they could no longer take in anything; However our taste buds had other ideas-to keep on eating! And so the sweet tooth in us went to the desserts corner to grab a few more helpings to gratify our addiction for those luscious treats and exquisite confectionery. Boy~we were really astounded by how well these desserts were "crafted" especially the heavenly marble cheese cakes! There was even chocolate fondue for chocoholics who love to dip everything into the hot molten cocoa. Dayum! My kids and I really loved the brownies. :)
Did I mention that there will even be daily Ghazal performances to jazz up your evening? What really impressed me was the fact that the band could also serenade English and Cantonese songs, much to our amazement and by then we were applauding non-stop for their sweet carols. It was really a marvelous Ramadhan buffet dinner at Hatten Place thanks to the good food, splendid music and posh & cozy ambiance. The grandiose decor in Thyme All Day Dining really set the mood for feast! If you are looking for the best place or hotel to enjoy the best Ramadhan Buffet in Melaka, then Hatten Place Hotel is the place you should be! In other words, it is the place to be if you are looking for the ultimate experience of global haute-cuisines!
First up-traditional dishes
Loving this Gado-gado dishes
Salted fish anyone?
Cencalok? Sambal Belacan? You will have everything here.
For those who love it RAW!
Chef Gary Lim is ensuring that everyone is having a pleasant gastronomic journey.
Sauteed Beef with Onion and Ginger
Opor Daging Termai
Wifey highly recommends this dish!
Ikan Masin Masak Lemak Nenas
Sweet and Sour chicken
Don't forget to eat your vegetables.
Timeless favourite-roti canai
Nobody can resist satay!
Noodle lovers will stop here
Salad lovers look over here!
I believe this is a bit too exotic for my palate. :p
Let's get fruity!
Beautifully carved fruits. :)
Aww...aren't these oranges and grapes look adorable?
Mix and match your fruits
You will get plenty of dates here!
These particular dates look yummy!
Pengat Pisang (left) or pulut hitam?
Snack on something light
Want something steamed? Here you go.
Make you own cendol of ABC!
Welcome to the SWEETEST corner of the Ramadhan Buffet-desserts!
Luscious marble cheese that will leave you wanting for more
One bite and you will be hooked!
Snowy white with a hint of blueberry
A heaven made of chocolates
Sweet tooth rejoice!
Fluffy polka dots
My all-time favourite Malay cake
Ok! Ok! I get it...
Chocolate fondue anyone?
For bread lovers!
Little Jasmine loves her loaves of bread
This is the best roasted lamb I have tried for the whole month.
Crispy on the outside and yet tender and juicy on the inside.
Succulent...I am drooling right now...
We really enjoyed our Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Hattan Place
Roasted lamb with rosemary and mint sauces
Nothing can stop us from eating these candy-coated bites!
Gado-gado got really elevated my appetite!
Wifey enjoying her pengat pisang!
My applause for them. Really soothing and entertaining at the same time.
HATTEN PLACE MELAKA RAMADHAN BUFFET
8th May 2019 - 2nd June 2019
6:30ppm - 10:00pm daily
Adults: RM88 (10+1 Free at RM880 nett)
Children/Senior Citizens: RM48
Address: Level 12, Hatten City, Jalan Melaka Raya 23, Taman Melaka Raya, 75000 Melaka.