Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Berbuka Puasa In Rama V

There is a certain air of festivity during the holy month of Ramadan. True, it is a time for Muslims to reflect, repent and refrain, it is a time when pahalas (plus points in heaven) are multiplied for good deeds, and dosas (sins) are likewise multiplied. However, there is that sense of anticipation of the coming Eid Fitri, or known as Hari Raya Aidil Fitri in my country, ....and it is a time when F&B establishments have innovative menus to accommodate the important breaking of fast.

I love it when friends of all colors and creed gather around the dinner table for this buka puasa. And Andre Shum of Rama V provided us with such an opportunity recently, when he invited a group of bloggers to try out their ramadan buka puasa buffet. And WHAT a spread there is in RAMA V. Quality over quantity, for starters. There's something to be said for variety, but give me less of it, if it is at the expense of quality. I love the spread at RAMA V, and not just because we were invited to dine, but because, its different from the usual hotel spreads, for starters, and the food is genuinely tasty.

Lovely refreshing salads adorn the starter table.

A wide array of hot foods, such as deep fried calamari, stir fried vegetables, otak otak.

The highlight has to be these plump juicy fresh oysters....

which are accompanied by a special Thai sauce. If you are an oyster lover, this buffet is value for money to the max.

Look at my plate, and I wasn't even fasting.

I liked this version of pad thai. The noodle was a bit al dente which gave it a lovely crunch.

There is an AWESOME sambal belachan to go with the ulams.

Check out the spread of these lovely barnacles.

Their signature blue lotus dumplings, which are still good.

Spring Rolls, which are crisp, and not overly oily, despite their deep fried status.

A lovely night by all...and we were treated to the MESMERIZING voice of Joel Wong, one of the singers in KL YOUNG SINGERS, who sang a solo for THAMBY, ...since August is her birthday month, and like typical royalty, the celebrations seem to drag on forever.

I got this tip from the queen of the dslr herself. If lazy to edit the pictures, just make them black and white. It covers a multitude of sins.

Thanks again to Andre for his usual generosity.

The buffet is priced at RM75++....there is a comprehensive dessert selection too, which I forgot to take pictures off, but do head over to Ciki's post here for stunning pics of the place and food, and also a complete menu.


aly said...

nice - i love how you thank Andre for his 'usual' generosity!

J said...

What is cheeky Monkey boy pointing at in the shot?

Kenny Mah said...

Hehe, was gonna ask the same question as J: what is monkey boy pointing at? :P

gfad said...

So oysters and mussels are in the same family as those blistering barnacles stuck on rocks and abandoned ships??

Pad thai looks good! I always like going for Thai buffets because I luuurve their appetisers and desserts and can eat to heart's content without having to touch the mains.

Ciki said...


anyway I LOVE that shot with andre.. love all ur food shots too.. sigh, lets go hangout there again soon:)

vialentino said...

wah...must try the blue lotus dumpling then...very unique and special

J said...

LFB> Great minds think alike? ;P

Chaokar said...

memang so gembira sekali.
i miss the oysters and the thai chilly condiments now.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

wooo this is the new blog template u were talking about..nais..but the picter too big liao..

Yin said...

Oooh, new blog look :)

armouris said...

info tentang puasa Ramadhan di SIHAT SELALU - Puasa Baik Untuk Kesihatan

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

wah new look ar? once you've gone black there's no turning back.

fatboybakes said...

thamby, i'm sure thats your area of expertise.

yin, yalar, sick of white.

fatboybakes said...

nipples, yalar, the picture sizing is driving me nuts.

chaokar, indeed hor, we look like a gembira ria bunch

fatboybakes said...

J&LFB, aiya, obviously monkey boy is pointing at his bosom buddy la. hangon, or issit his buddy's bosom?

vialentino, the blue lotus dumpling is yummy

fatboybakes said...

ciki, any shot with andre looks good la hor. he so handshum ma...

gfad, indeed i think they might be, billions of blistering blue barnacles!

fatboybakes said...

aly, why ah? as opposed to his unusual generosity issit?

Yin said...

by the way ah...it's Young KL Singers ler...not KL Young Singers...I know, I got it wrong too when I first joined :P