27 July, 2012

Ramadhan Buka Puasa @ Crowne Plaza Mutiara Kuala Lumpur

It's the month of celebration again, why not head for a sumptuous buffet spread during this holy month of Ramadhan?

#1 Buah Kurma (Dates)

Themed "Semarak Ramadhan", here we go for a "Balik Kampung" experience to Planters' Inn at Crowne Plaza Mutiara Kuala Lumpur in the true spirit of togetherness, sharing and giving! 

From 21 July 2012 to 18 August 2012, Planters' Inn is offering a wide spread of sumptuous buffet along with Terawih Prayers by the Imam, collection of Zakat as well as Ghazal live band performance for the diners! 

#2 Live Performance


#3 Assorted Ulam-Ulaman 

Malay Cold Selection
Assorted Kerabu, Assorted Acar, Sambal Tempe, Sambal Ubi Kentang Salad Lapis, Telur Asin, Telur Dadar, Paru Goreng Berlada Bergedil, Tauhu Sumbat, Rojak Mamak Pajeri, Pecal 

Ulam Celur
Bendi, Jantung Pisang, Pucuk Ubi, Nangka Muda

#4 Cencalok

Local Dip
Sambal Belacan, Budu, Sambal Mangga, 
Sambal Kelapa Sambal Ikan Bilis Dengan Petai, Tempoyak Chili

#5 Assorted Fritters

From Banana Fritters, Fried Sweet Potato, Fried Yam, to Fried Cempedak Fried Karipap, how can you not love these local bites? They're quite crispy when served hot, revealing myriad flavours.

#6 Seafood in Corn Salad

For the starter, I'm spoilt with choices of Keropok Lekor, Pulut Panggang, Otak-otakJeruk as well as Seafood Roulade and Asian Cold Platter. And the list is simply never ending! I'm quite surprised to find such a wonderful spread of buffet especially for Ramadhan. Thumbs up!


#7 Carving Station 
Marinated Roasted Whole Lamb with Garlic & Lemongrass 

Rosemary, BBQ, Mustard, Robert, Thyme Garlic, Shallot Salsa, Coriander Mango Salsa Mint, Horseradish Cream & Pommery and Dijon Mustard

Malaysia is famous for its traditional melting pot of flavourful dishes and Executive Chef Ridzuan, Chef Ishak and Kitchen Brigade satiate my palate with the tender roasted lamb with a zest of minty sauce. Simply nicely done and it is bursting with flavours from the marinade!

#8 Mongolian BBQ Counter
Assorted Raw Vegetables, Chicken Breast, Gizzard, Lamb, Red Snapper, 
almon Flower Crab, Fresh Prawn, Squid, Green Mussel

The key highlight of the evening is the live grilling and cooking at Planters' Inn poolside area. My stomach keeps growling when the aroma of BBQ wafts in the air. Sprinkled with sesame seeds, Mongolian BBQ is lighter in taste, less oily and healthier in a way.

#9 Live Cooking: Penang Char Kuey Teow 

Imagine the choices available from 12 “Kampung” style action stalls set up in and around Planters’ Inn restaurant, all serving up dishes only available during Ramadhan and displayed in outdoor gerai-gerai makanan style complete with pelita and lights.

#10 Pasta Mania
4 Types of Pasta: Spaghetti, Penne, Macaroni, Fettuccine 
Sauces: Bolognaise, Marinara & Carbonara Sauces 
Condiments: Chopped Herbs & Parmesan Cheese

I pick a simple bowlful of mac and cheese, surprisingly it is presented in smaller bite size and it give sme the choice of enjoying more variety. Simply hearty, it taste heavenly after I request for more cheese.


#11 Nasi Briyani

#12 Ketam Goreng (Fried Flower Crabs)

#13 Ayam Goreng Berempah

#14 Daging Gulai Lemak dengan Nangka Muda (Beef)

Among the local delights, I enjoy the tender and delicious Rendang Rusa (Deer) the most, so good for my hearty appetite! Other than that, you should not miss the Nasi Kandar, Bubur Lambuk, Sambal Hati Ayam and Spicy Chicken with Kayu Manis.

#15 Lemang & Satay Station 

Satay Ayam & Daging 
Condiments: Bawang Merah, Timun & Nasi Impit & Lemang 
Rendang: Ayam, Daging, Kambing & Rusa
Condiments: Serunding Daging & Ayam 

#16 Noodle House
Wantan, Laksa Assam, Mee Rebus, Laksa Johor, Bandong, Nyonya Curry

#17 Arabic Corner
Tabouleh (Parsley Salad with Burgoul)
Homous (Chickpea Dip)
Metabal (Eggplant Dip)
Falafel (Deep fried patty made from ground chickpeas)

I tried some Fattuous, a pocket of toasted Pita Bread stuffed with onion, tomatoes, lettuce, and cucumber with Summaq Dressing. As healthy as it looks, I want to sample some Chicken Shawarma with a dip of homous too.

#18 Fresh Seafood On Ice
Prawn, Mussel, Squid Ring, Chilled Oyster, Black Lips Mussel & Crab 
Condiments: Lemon Wedges, Spicy Cocktail & Wasabi Mayo

#19 Japanese Counter
 Assorted Maki & California Roll,
Sushi (Butter Fish, Salmon, Maguro, Red Snapper) 
Condiments: Seafood & Vegetables Tempura

#20 Assorted Fresh Fruits in Basket
 Honey Dew, Pineapple, Watermelon, Papaya, Guava, Nangka, Jambu Air, 
Golden Melon, Rambutan, Langsat, Duku & Longan


#21 Aneka Kuih-Muih Melayu (Assorted Kuih)
Tepung Talam, Keria, Tepung Pelita, Ketayap, Seri Muka, Lepat, Kuih Talam, Bingka Pisang Kuih Sagu, Kuih Badak, Putu, Mayam, Tepung Pelita, Kolie Kacang, Keria, Putu Piring 

#22 Blueberry Pudding

For hot dessert, I have something different than the usual Bread and Butter Pudding. The Chef recommends me the freshly-baked blueberry pudding with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream sprinkled with chocolate rice for the perfect hot and cold enjoyment. Indeed it suits my sweet tooth very well that I go for another bowlful!

#23 Cake Counter
Mini Mango Cheese, Chocolates Torte, Mini Black Forest, Bananamisu,
Fruit Flan, Mirror Cake, Chocolate Charlotte, White Chocolate Mousse,
Lemon Meringue, Crème Brule Crucomboush, Assorted French Pastries

Chilled Pudding And Tart
Layer Jelly in Glass, Caramel Custard, Mango, Corn, 
Strawberry & Coconut Fruit Tartlet, Pavlova with Fruit

#24 Ais Krim Goreng (Fried Ice Cream in Yam Flavour)

To conclude this dining conquest, I get myself indulged in the traditional sweets as well as crepe and a selection of bubur. It's a highly enjoyable dining experience that I have to save more space in   my stomach during my next visit!

Semarak Ramadhan at Planters' Inn Restaurant
Duration: 21 July to 18 August 2012
Time: 7.00pm to 10.30pm daily
Price: RM108++ (adult) & RM54++ (children from 4 to 12 years old)
Reservation: Call 03-2146 3820 /3821 or visit www.crowneplazakl.com

1. From appetizers to desserts, I have over 100 choices for a sumptuous meal. Awesome!
2. Recommended: Marinated Roasted Whole Lamb, Mongolian BBQ and Blueberry Pudding with Vanilla Ice Cream
3. Pricewise, my wallet is as satisfied as my stomach. Surely you'd pay for the value of good food and some quality time with the loved ones and family during the fasting month.

Planters' Inn Restaurant
Crowne Plaza Mutiara Kuala Lumpur,
Jalan Sultan Ismail,
50250 Kuala Lumpur.
Contact: 603-2162 2233
Operating Hours: 6.00am - 10.30pm daily


  1. so many nice foods. yum yum :P

  2. I like the food at Planters' Inn!! Drooling at the blueberry pudding!

  3. Oooooo...cincaluk!!! I want!!! Is this the original Kuala Lumpur Hilton? Always changing names...used to be Mutiara only, I think. Now Crown Plaza taken over management?

  4. I think they got good selection for that price... don't think elsewhere served sashimi and fresh oyster on Ramadhan.. :D

  5. Yummylicious looking foods there& I like the kampung-feel at the entrance of the Inn.

  6. food looks so yummy but rather pricey

  7. mmmm, i must remember to save some stomach space for the rambutan and langsat fruits if i'm here :D

  8. Too bad I seldom travel to KL at this period.

  9. omg crab and dessert i love it so much :3

  10. OMG, the fried yam ice cream looks sinful!

  11. The vegetables look very fresh,,,and prawns and crabs oh my!

  12. wa so many variety. How come always have such a big chunk of lamb.. how can it get finish.

  13. ice cream goreng looks finger-licious! =P

  14. eh! those dates looks so wet eh > . < :X

  15. Uwaaa I want to buka puasa here.. Heehee.. Seafood all looks fresh! Yums!

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