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What Makes Dates Your Perfect “Date” To Break A Fast?

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It is almost the time of the year again where you will start to listen to this phrase on the radio, “Yusuf…Taiyoob…”

If you don’t already know, this is a famous phrase in Malaysia during the festive season in which it is promoting dates. In Malaysia, people go crazy over dates (aka Kurma), especially when the fasting period is quickly approaching. Reason being, dates are actually very nutritious and makes a great breaking fast delight on the go. No wonder, it is nicknamed the power food!

1. What Are Dates?

However, do you know what are dates, and where it is from? First of all, dates grow on trees and those big trees are called “date palms”. Let us give you an idea, just like grapes, dates grow in large clusters too! Commonly found in the Middle East, dates are a native fruit that has been a part of that region for thousands of years!

If you ever come across dates that are sold at the supermarket, you will probably notice that most dates on display are dried and pre-packaged. Nevertheless, if you’re lucky enough, sometimes you will be able to purchase fresh dates that are bright orange in colour! Not to mention, it is super delicious and packed with nutrients too!

2. What Are The Health Benefits of Dates?

Ever wonder why dates are the go-to fruits when breaking a fast? To begin with, dates are high in sugar, fiber, minerals, and phytonutrients. They also contain potassium, magnesium, iron, and small amounts of protein and fat. On top of that, dates are easily digested, making them a quick source of energy and nutrients that are essential for those who are fasting.

On the other hand, the tradition to break a fast with dates is rooted in religious teachings of the Prophet Muhammad, who is quoted as saying: “When one of you is fasting, he should break his fast with dates; but if he cannot get any, then (he should break his fast) with water, for water is purifying.”

3. Best Restaurants To Break Your Fast - Book Now!

Now that you know the benefits of breaking fast with dates, it is time to find the perfect place for your main feast! From tantalizing buffet feast to specially curated festive set dinner you are in for a treat!

>> Check out our hand-picked list of the top restaurants in Malaysia to break a fast and celebrate togetherness!

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Ramadan Festive Menus and Promotions in Klang Valley 2018

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FESTIVE BUFFET & PROMOS – RAMADAN 2018

 

 KUALA LUMPUR 

 

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Kampung Warisan Buffet
@ Bijan Restaurant & Bar

Price: RM110+ (early bird at RM100 nett by 20 May).
Time:  21 May – 13 June, 2018; 7pm – 9.30pm.
What’s Special: 4 specially rotating tailored menus         featuring over 70 dishes per menu with perfect renditions of old-school tastes and innovative flavors.
Location: 3, Jalan Ceylon.

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Jöm Mäkän
@ Vasco’s, Hilton Kuala Lumpur

Price: RM94 nett/adult from 11 June onwards (RM112 nett for reservations via TABLEAPP on 9 and 10, June).
Time: 17 May – 17 June, 2018; 6.30pm – 10.30pm.
What’s Special: Featuring an assortment of local delights from states in West Malaysia. Gather your loved ones and break fast together at ‘Kenduri-Kendara’.
Location: Lobby Level, Hilton Kuala Lumpur, 3, Jalan Stesen Sentral.
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Selera Kampung
@ Gobo Chit Chat, Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Price: From RM98 nett/adult, buy 5 free 1 (T&Cs apply).
Time: 15 May – 14 June, 2018; 6.30pm – 10.30pm.
What’s Special: International flavours with traditional recipes from the Malay heartlands. Other culinary highlights include apam balik, tempe kelapa & more.
Location: Level 5, Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur.

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“Ramadhan Chefs Out”
@ Essence, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur

Price: RM158 nett (early bird at RM111 nett by 15 May).
Time: 17 May – 12 June, 2018, 6.30pm – 10pm.
What’s Special: A feast for family and friends with authentic local taste along with Western stations and fresh seafood with special chef’s sauce.
Location: Level 1, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel, Jalan Sultan Ismail.

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Kampong Festive Dining
@ Shook!, Feast Village Starhill Gallery

Price: RM98 nett/adult; RM58 nett/child.
Time: 15 May – 12 June, 2018; 7.30pm – 10.30pm.
What’s Special: The buffet menu showcases 138 traditional Malay cuisine creations.
Location: Feast Village Starhill Gallery at JW Mariott Kuala Lumpur, 181, Jalan Bukit Bintang.

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‘Selera Malaysia’ Festive Buffet Dinner
@ The Mill Café, Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur

Price: RM158 nett/adult (early bird at RM118 nett).
Time: 16 May – 14 June, 2018; 7pm – 10pm.
What’s Special: Delight in the authentic taste of local favourites such as gulai daging salai, kawah kari kepala ikan, ayam golek, nasi hujan panas and more!
Location: Level 1, Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur, 160, Jalan Bukit Bintang.

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Sajian Selera Desa Buffet Dinner
@ LINK – All Day Dining, Pullman Kuala Lumpur Bangsar

Price: From RM168 nett/adult.
Time: 15 May – 10 June, 2018; 6pm – 10pm.
What’s Special: 150 kinds of authentic local food with whole roasted lamb, succulent durians, grills from Mongolia, fresh seafood and more!
Location: Pullman Kuala Lumpur Bangsar. No. 1, Jalan Pantai Jaya, Tower 3.

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JP teres, Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur

Price: RM178 nett/adult.
Time: From 17 May – 13 June; 7pm – 11pm
What’s Special:
 More than 100 types of authentic Malaysian favorites in a culinary journey at the top luxurious 5-star hotel with stunning views.
Location: Ground Floor, Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur, 12, Jalan Pinang.

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Price: From RM150+/adult.
Time: 30 May, 2018; 7pm – 10.30pm.
What’s Special: A special Buka Puasa Buffet for 1 night only with scrumptious traditional flavors made into innovative dishes.
Location: Lot 7 & 8, 2nd Floor, DC Mall, Plaza DC, Damansara City, 6, Jalan Damanlena.

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Rama V Fine Thai Dining

Price: RM89 Nett/pax.
Time: 16 May – 15 June, 2018; 6pm – 10pm daily.
What’s Special: Celebrate this holy month with a new taste from Rama V with their gastronomic Thai Dinner Buffet. Buy 10 get 1 for Free!
Location: No. 5, Jalan U Thant.

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The Steakhouse

Time: 15 May – 14 June, 2018.
What’s Special: Muslim diners who break fast at the restaurant will get complimentary fruit punch and dates and 10% off on total food & beverage bill.
Location: 48, Changkat Bukit Bintang.

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Opium

Time: 15 May – 14 June, 2018.
What’s Special: Dine at the restaurant this holy month and you can get 10% off total food & beverage bill for orders made between 7pm to 8.30pm. Complimentary dates for all Muslim patrons.
Location: 50, Changkat Bukit Bintang.

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Songket Restaurant

Price: RM110 nett per pax; 50% off for kids (age 3 – 11).
Time:
21 May – 11 June, 2018, 6pm – 9.30pm.
What’s Special: 3 selected menus including Northern, Southern and East Coast Cuisine will be served including a wide selection of items from appetizers to live-grill section and desserts.
Location: 29, Jalan Yap Kwan Seng.

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Ploy Damansara

Price: RM325+ for 4 – 6 pax.
Time:
14 May – 14 June, 2018; 6pm – 11pm.
What’s Special: Feast your eyes and stomach with 12 courses of food featuring Japa-Thai food such as rainbow chips, torched pink salmon, crispy chicken, Malaysian kuihs and a whole lot more.
Location: G-02, Ground floor, Work@Clearwater, Changkat Semantan, Off Jalan Semantan, Damansara Heights.

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Tamarind Hill Kuala Lumpur

Price: RM98+ per pax.
Time:
17 May – 14 June, 2018; from 6pm – 10.15pm.
What’s Special: An extensive Dulang Set featuring hearty dishes like Beef Green Curry, Tiger Prawn Sambal, Chicken Spring Rolls, Thai-Style Cendol and more.
Location: 19A, Jalan Sultan Ismail.

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La Bodega

Price: RM55+ per dish.
Time:
17 May – 14 June, 2018; from 8am – 2am.
What’s Special: Enjoy hearty delights like Braised Lamb Shank, Grilled Beef Striploin, Roasted Chicken Masala, Nasi Lemak Paella at a special price.
Location: All Outlets.

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Megaview Banquet Hall KL Tower

Price: RM128 per adult.
Time:
21 May – 12 June, 2018.
What’s Special: A buffet with spectacular view & various choices including Kambing Pangang, Sate, Vietnam Pho, “Oxtail Stew” Asam Pedas, Serawa Durian and more.
Location: TH02, KL Tower, No.2, Jalan Puncak, off Jalan P. Ramlee.

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Hanare

Price: RM170+.
Time: 16 May – 30 June, 2018; from 12pm – 2.30pm & 6pm – 10.30pm.
What’s Special: A special set menu curated with sumptuous and fresh sashimi and the choice of Teppanyaki Style Salmon, Bara Chirashi and more.
Location: The Intermark Mall, Ground Floor, 348, Jalan Tun Razak.

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Komura Japanese Restaurant @ Corus Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Price: RM108 nett per adult.
Time:
17 May – 14 June, 2018, from 6.30pm – 10.30pm.
What’s Special: A Indulge in Komura’s Finest Japanese cuisines with over 75 choices such as Kobachi (starter), Yakimono (grilled dish), Agemono (fried dish) and more!
Location: Ground Floor, Corus Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Ampang.

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Bazaar Ramadan
@ Dondang Sayang Coffee House, Corus Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Price: RM138 nett/adult (early bird at RM98 nett).
Time: 17 May – 14 June, 2018; 6.30pm – 10.30pm.
What’s Special: Treat yourself to sumptuous offers including continental and local specialties carefully curated for this holy month.
Location: Lobby Level, Corus Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Ampang.

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Nikmati Makanan Nostalgia Dulu-Dulu
@ The Spread, The Gardens Hotel & Residences

Price: From RM135 nett.
Time: 18 May – 11 June, 2018; 7pm – 10.30pm.
What’s Special: Indulge in tantalizing selections of local authentic buffet spread. Explore and enjoy cuisines that are crafted to your personal taste.
Location: Level 6, The Gardens Hotel & Residences, Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra.

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Buffet Promo
@ Sakura Kristal

Price: From RM45.25 nett/adult; RM29 nett/child.
Time: From 18 May – 14 June, 2018; 6pm – 9pm. 
What’s Special: Enjoy over 50 reinventing traditional dishes to grilled creations at a special price during this Ramadan.
Location: No. 301, Jalan Bandar 11, Taman Melawati.

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Selera Ramadan Buffet Dinner
@ Spices @ Furama

Price: RM105 nett/adult (early bird at RM80 nett).
Time: 18 May – 14 June, 2018; 6.30pm – 10.30pm.
What’s Special: A delightful array of mouth-watering Malay cuisine awaits you. Be entertained by Zali’s Quartet & stand a chance to win daily lucky draw prizes.
Location: Furama Bukit Bintang, 136, Jalan Changkat Thambi Dollah.

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East Meets West Fusion Buffet
@ Savini Ristorante Italiano & Lounge

Price: RM80 nett/adult; kids eat for free (T&Cs apply).
Time: 18 May – 13 June, 2018; 6.30pm – 11pm.
What’s Special: Dine in a serene ambiance with no mad rushes to the buffet line and experience classic Italian cuisine through a repertoire of fresh ingredients.
Location: Level 2, Lot 2-05, The Intermark, 348, Jalan Tun Razak.

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PETALING JAYA & NEARBY

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“Juadah Nusantara” Buffet
@ Cinnamon Coffee House, One World Hotel

Price: RM140 nett/adult.
Time: 07 May – 14 June, 2018; 6.30pm – 10.30pm.
What’s Special: Featuring authentic local flavours prepared by Executive Sous Chef, Saiful Baharin and his culinary team.
Location: Level C, One World Hotel, First Avenue, Bandar Utama City Centre, 47800 Petaling Jaya.

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Jöm Mäkän
@ Paya Serai Restaurant

Price: From RM169 nett/adult (RM145/adult from 27 – 30 May).
Time: 17 May – 14 June, 2018; 7pm – 10.30pm.
What’s Special: The restaurant offers an extensive buffet spread with special food trucks lined up outside to give you a complete Buka Puasa experience.
Location: Lobby Level, Hilton Petaling Jaya, 2, Jalan Barat, PJS 52, 46200 Petaling Jaya.

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Tamarind Springs

Price: RM98+ per pax.
Time:
17 May – 14 June, 2018; 6pm – 11pm.
What’s Special: A traditional take on Indo-Chinese dishes such as Perch in Tamarind Springs Spicy Sauce, Stir-Fried Chicken with Lemongrass and Cashew Nuts, Cambodia Beef Curry and more!
Location: Upper Level, Jalan 1, Taman Tun Abdul Razak.

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“Semarak Berbuka Puasa”
@ Kites Restaurant, Holiday Inn Kuala Lumpur Glenmarie

Price: From RM100 nett/adult.
Time: 17 May – 13 June, 2018; 6.30pm – 10.30pm.
What’s Special: Come and treat your friends and family to a lavish spread of local ‘break-fast’ favourites.
Location: Holiday Inn Kuala Lumpur Glenmarie, 1, Jalan Usahawan U1/8, Seksyen U1, 40250 Shah Alam.

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OTHERS

 

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Jöm Mäkän
@ Makan Kitchen, DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru

Price: RM158 nett/adult.
Time: 17 May – 07 June, 2018; 6.30pm – 10pm.
What’s Special: Be spoilt with an assortment of local delights and exquisite Mediterranean, Arabic fare when you dine at the restaurant.
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru, No. 12, Jalan Ngee Heng.

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Three Sixty Revolving Restaurant & Rooftop Bar

Price: RM88 nett/pax.
Time: 19 May – 14 June, 2018.
What’s Special: Savour the world-famous Peranakan Cuisine with especially selected authentic dishes prepared by true nyonya chefs while the dining room revolves 360 degrees.
Location: Level 16, Bayview Hotel Georgetown, 25A, Lebuh Farquhar, 10200 George Town, Penang

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TOP View Restaurant & Lounge 

Price: RM98 nett/adult; RM78 nett/child.
Time: 15 May – 15 June, 2018; 6.30pm – 10pm.
What’s Special: Indulge in a best-in-class international buffet by award-winning chef. Gastronomic experience with 360 degree view of Penang.
Location: 59 Dining Room, Level 59, Komtar, Jalan Penang, 10000 George Town.

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