7 places in Kuala Lumpur with Ramadhan offerings that are not from hotels 

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We explored the various Ramadhan specials from some of Klang Valley’s established restaurants that offer consistent quality and unique experiences, ranging from steakhouse to fine dining, buffet spreads to vegan Ramadhan specials. There’s something for everyone during Ramadhan 2022, whether you’ve been fasting in observance of the holy month or just want to enjoy the best of what Klang Valley dining scene has to offer. 

Modern Malaysian: Rasa Lama 

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The team behind Rasa Lama’s champions Malaysian food heritage history, delivering substantial Malaysian dishes with a modern twist. Rasa Lama was launched in 2020, just before the pandemic struck. Within the last two years, Rasa Lama has persevered in the face of adversity and survived the pandemic.

Aneka Rasa Lama is a celebration of a better year ahead. Anticipate offerings of a full-fledged feast – whole lamb on BBQ pit, a slow-roasted with its tender-falling-off-the-bone-meat paired with house-made rosemary sauce. Must-try dishes are gulai daging kersik from north Malaysia, ayam percik Pak Mail, nasi kuning from the Minang culture and of course the nostalgic, Ais-krim Malaysia. They also offer scrumptious range of Raya cookies

Rasa Lama range of delectable Raya cookies based on Malay food heritage

Aneka Rasa Lama Ramadan Buffet will be available till 30th April, from 6pm till 10pm, daily.

Pricing: RM78 nett per pax and RM40 nett per child (5-12 years).

Promotion: Early booking individual can enjoy a promotional price of RM130 nett for 2 pax, limited seats only.

For more details, visit here. For reservations, visit here 

Located at 9G, Jalan SS 15/7, Ss 15, 47500 Subang Jaya

Kampung Style: Sambal Hijau 

Sambal Hijau began as a modest, basic restaurant in 2004 and gradually grew in popularity after being featured in a cookbook. It is now one of the most well-known Malay eateries, with lines forming throughout the day. Over 80 varieties of kampung (village) Malay cuisine and Minang meals are now available at Sambal Hijau.

This Ramadhan, Sambal Hijau offers 2 Ramadhan sets this year, which are perfect for friends and family dinners. Set Nasi Padang (RM79) for 4 pax consists of some of their signature dishes – Masak Lemak Tunjang, Rendang Minang Paru, Masak Lemak Nangka, Sambal Hijau. Set Ayam Kampung (RM79) for 4 pax features Ayam Kampung Goreng Rempah, Sup Tulang Daging Tetel, Paru Balado, Urab Pucuk Paku and more. Each set comes with rice, drinks and local dessert. 

Operating hours is from 12pm to 8.30pm during the Ramadhan month 

Pricing: RM79 for each set, 4 pax

For reservations, Whatsapp +6012 880 5803

For more details, visit here

Located at 2990, Jalan Sungai Penchala, Kampung Sungai Penchala

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Malay Home Style: Restaurant Rebung Chef Ismail

Entering this restaurant is like entering the homes of Chef Ismail and Dr. Sheikh Muszaphar. Decorative dishes, knickknacks, and memorabilia of the type common in Malay houses adorn the walls. Rebung Chef Ismail’s cooking and kampung charm drew in both new and returning clients.

This Ramadhan, their Iftar Ramadhan Buffet includes specialties such as Daging Salai Masak Lemak Ciliapi, Telur Itik Masak Lemak Ciliapi, Serawa Durian, Nasi Kerabu, Pari Assam Pedas and more than 70 dishes  to choose from the buffet spread. There are 10 stalls to tantalize your taste bud.

Rebung Ramadhan Buffet will be available till 1st May 2022, from 6pm to 10pm. 

Pricing: RM88 per pax for adults/seniors and RM58 per pax for kids aged 5 to 11 years old 

For reservations, contact 03 2276 3535 or 03 2276 2525 

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Located at 5-2, Level 5, 1 Jalan Tanglin, Taman Botani Perdana

Fine Dining: Bijan Bar & Restaurant 

Bijan Bar & Restaurant’s website says, “Imagine Fine Malay Cuisine.” Bijan Bar & Restaurant, named one of the World’s 50 Best Essences of Asia, has been serving traditional Malay food with a modern polished balance of old and new since 2003. Bijan Bar & Restaurant is an oasis for those seeking a more refined dining experience, where you can relax with a glass of wine yet the food stays distinctly Malay.

This year for Ramashan, Bijan’s Simply Malay Buffet is back by popular demand and will include all of their signature dishes such as Satays, Ikan Kembong Bakar, Lemang Pandan and more. 

Bijan’s Simply Malay Buffet will be available till 28th April, from 6.30pm to 9pm 

Pricing: RM99 per pax 

For reservations, contact 03 20313 575 or 016 4316 568 

For more details, visit here

Located at No.3, Jalan Ceylon, Bukit Ceylon

Steak: Maria’s Steakhouse 

For over two decades, Maria Steakhouse, a recipient of the World Top Gourmet Award in 2018 by World Gourmet, has been serving fuss-free, good quality steaks, that is afforable in a comfortable environment.  This family-run business has now expanded to four outlets in the Klang Valley, namely, in Damansara Perdana, Bangsar, Sunway, Suria KLCC, and one in Ipoh. This Ramadhan, Maria’s Steakhouse is offering two types of Ramadhan Sets to cater to everyone – Beef Set and Non-Beef Set, which comes with appetizer, main courses, desserts and Raya Edition Percik sauce. Enjoy Australian Grain Fed Ribeye for the Beef Set and lamb cutlet and Atlantic white cod for Non-Beef Set. 

Maria’s Steakhouse Ramadhan Sets will be available till 5th May. 

Pricing: Beef Set for 2 pax at RM255, Non-Beef Set for 2 pax at RM239. Available for dine-in, takeaways and deliveries. 

For reservations at any of their outlets, visit here or WhatsApp 017 9020339

Located at Bangsar | Damansara Perdana | Sunway | Ipoh| KLCC

Vegan: Hijau 

Found its new home at the heart of Downtown KL within REXKL, Hijau is known for its hearty fare that’ll fill up herbivores and omnivores alike. Dishes are rich in robust flavours, such as Umami Bomb, a vegan caviar served with tempeh wrap in crispy seaweed, Ultimate Mac and Cheese with plant-based cheese sauce and more! Experience their 12 dishes Ramadhan spreads from 7pm onwards at REXKL. 


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Vegan Malay Buffet is available till 1st April, from 7pm onwards

For reservations, visit here

Located at 80, Jalan Sultan, City Centre

Raya Gifting: Tumboh 

Tumboh launched in the middle of the pandemic. Derived from the Malaysian word for “grow”, Tumboh is a social enterprise that aim to do good by providing impactful contributions to underprivileged Malaysain communities. For this Ramadhan’s gifting, they have teamed up with The Good Fat Company and Concrete Dezign on two types of Gift Box Sets. Shop online here

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Ramadan Gift Box Set  at RM65

3 x 32gm Peanut Butter sachets

1 x 200g Almond Butter

1 x 85gm Pandan & Coconut Granola

1 x 85gm Chocolate & Cranberry Granola

Raya Gift Box Set at RM85

2 x Octogano trays

1 x 200g Almond Butter

1 x 85gm Pandan & Coconut Granola

1 x 85gm Chocolate & Cranberry Granola

Each order will be packed in a Tumboh gift box with fillers, wrapped in ribbon with a Salam Aidilfitri gift card attached.

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