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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

“Jom Makan” with Hilton Hotels in Malaysia Makes A Comeback

It's the third day of Ramadan for us here in Malaysia so I wish to all of you my readers Ramadhan Kareem. May we all give our hardest in our ibadah in this holy month and gain His Grace and Mercy. On Monday, I had an invitation to Hilton Kota Kinabalu to buka puasa with guests and fellow blogger and media friends.




In the month of Ramadan this year, Hilton Hotels in Malaysia invites guests to dine with Jom Makan at Hilton - a special celebration of food and culture inspired by Ramadan’s true spirit of giving and sharing. Bringing back last year’s successful “Jom Makan” theme, Hilton hotels in Malaysia encourages guests to dine together as the sun sets while relishing the companionship of many.




As Malaysians, we are brought together by the diverse and unique flavours of our food. Hence the theme “Jom Makan”, a local lingo that is affectionately embraced by all Malaysians. It is a joyful merriment of good food, get-togethers and a time to celebrate with loved ones.


 

Passionate kitchen members at live stations.

This year throughout the fasting month, Hilton Kota Kinabalu will be highlighting a widespread of all-time favorite Malaysian cuisine. With over 150 authentic dishes served, diners are definitely spoilt for choice. Each Hilton property will portray a unique theme that showcases the very best of Malaysia’s spice trails.



A meal at Urban Kitchen for Ramadan is a delicious ode to the good ol’ kampung days. With their “Balik Kampung” theme, featuring an assortment of local traditional dishes, our talented chefs will serve up a homely feast with action stalls serving grilled items (locally known as bakar-bakar) with choices of sambal and condiments for a ‘makan’ journey like no other.


Now, let's go to the food galore! I'm going to show you guys the highlight dishes for this year's Ramadan buffet. 


 

Ayam Masak Madu (Honeyed Chicken) and Oxtail Asam Pedas (Spicy Oxtail Stew)


 

Kari Kepala Ikan (Fish Head Curry) and Nasi Briyani (Briyani Rice)



Roast Beef



Roast Chicken



Roast Lamb

Warung Bakar-Bakar


 

           Fishes and Seafood


 

Variety of sauces available for your dipping sessions!


 

Of course, chicken and beef satay!


 

It'll be incomplete without some beef serunding and nasi himpit!


 

Beef rendang and chicken serunding!



Lemang also available.


So those are what you'll be having nearby the lobby area and now let's go to the the array of choices available for you in the Urban Kitchen

Western Aisle


 

Ayam golek and beef in soya sauce.


 

Ayam gulai and Szechuan Lamb.


 

Squid cooked in chili paste and creamy butter prawn.


 

Fish in spicy coconut gravy and steamed tofu with minced chicken.


 

Wok-fried mixed vegetables with mushroom and stir-fried long bean with prawn paste.

Noodle Station



Lots of options to choose from for your noodles!


 

There's a Luk-luk station nearby and pappadom which marks the beginning of...


Indian Aisle 

 

There are Chapati, Tosai and paratha available for you to request for the kitchen members to prepare for you and that's Aloo Jeera; potatoes with Indian spices.


 

Vegetable curry and fried cabbage with mustard seed and curry leaves.


 

Khumb palak (mushroom in spinach gravy) and more vegetable curry. 

Warung 'Goreng-Goreng'


 

Vegetable pakoras and fried wings.


 

Deep fried fish and prawns.


 

Fried chicken with herbs and fried prawn with spices.

Traditional corner


It's May and as we're approaching the harvest festival, why not have traditional food as well?

 

Kolupis and hinompuka.


 

Hinava and local vegetables.


 

Tuhau and bambangan.


 

Ayam bambangan and

 

Ikan asam pedas and Pinasakan (to be served with ambuyat)


Warung Bubur




 

Variety of sauces to go with blanched or raw vegetables.


  

kerabu daging and kerabu mangga.


 

Kerabu bilis and kerabu kacang panjang

 

Kerabu ayam and kerabu hati buya.


Dessert Aisle

Variety of desserts available at the buffet; from cookies to traditional kuehs; you can find all of it in here.


Red dates and cookies in the red jar!



Mango puddings, panna cotta and coconut pudding!



Swiss roll cakes and mini cakes!









Traditional kuehs.


Not forgetting, shaved ice!


Of course, need to balance your meal with some fruits!


Buka Puasa Buffet Dinner from 5th May – 4th June 2019, from 5.30pm to 10.30pm. The price for adult is RM158 Nett or RM 120 Nett (early bird voucher) and as for child is RM79 Nett (ages 6-11 years only).



Ready to pose with your friends and fam bam for Raya greeting cards!


Overall, the food was amazing! I love all scrumptious dishes available for the Ramadan buffet this year especially the Warung Bakar-bakar and not forgetting the super delicious traditional kuehs. You gotta love the nostalgic feeling of eating those sweet treats with your grandparents as if you're back in kampung during Raya.

I guess that's all from me! I'll see you guys next time! Selamat berbuka puasa!



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Hilton Kota Kinabalu
Location | Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, Asia City, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
Contact | +6088 356 000 or email kotakinabalu_fnb@hilton.com
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