July 3, 2013

GTower, Rajang Hall: A Sneak Peak at 2013 Ramadhan Feast!

Buka Puasa with GTower’s Ramadhan Feast!

Traffic was horrendous the day this review took place. Among a few wrong turns and a few drivers who seem to love hogging the fast lanes just to show how slow they are, I arrived an hour and half late at GTower. Since dinner awaits no one, I had to steal food shots from Sid as I am pretty sure no one wants to see leftover shots of a feast…

Held at Rajang Hall, GTower, the Ramadhan feast is set to feature an array of authentic Malay dishes for indulgence. Though the hall is smaller compared to other places, the place is nicely setup with the buffet line outside and inside the hall to make it accessible to all. If you happen to be working or located about the Jalan Tun Razak area or anywhere in the city vicinity, this may be the place to hang out for a Ramadhan feast while waiting for the traffic to clear during this period.

Let’s peek at the Feast…

Roast Lamb Shoulder with Arabic Rice

Never fails at every Ramadhan feast to have a much demand lamb! This one is a whole lamb shoulder spiced up and roast to pink perfection. Savor this succulent lamb with Arabic rice also seasoned up with spices. The combination is a spicy affair of flavors!

Roast Baked Red Snapper

A big red snapper is also marinated in spices and ‘bakar’ to a smoky doneness. The firm flesh is fairly sweet and can be further enhanced with a series of sambals and sauces. I hope they will keep this dish hot to fully maximize its flavors…


I have seriously yet to find any Ramadhan feast without this all-time-favorite Satay! Load up on chicken, beef and lamb satays with sides of nasi himpit, onion, cucumber and satay sauce to your heart’s content. It is a must-have here as the meats are tender and really well marinated with a nice sweetness!!

Malay Cuisine highlights…

Beef lungs cooked in a chili pepper sauce, offal in full glory in the name of Paru Goreng Berlada. Spicy to counter the rich flavors of the lungs… I was told this a favorite among Malay dishes as it goes really well with rice. There is also another classic dish of Ikan Keli Goreng Cili Api where local catfish rules the pot with chilies. How does Gulai Nenas Ikan Sepat sounds to you? Salted Ikan Sepat is braised in a tangy and creamy pineapple curry.

Ayam Goreng Lengkuas is delicious… redolent of a root called galangal or lengkuas. The aroma of the rhizome is tantalizing while the flavors are savory with a hint of peppery note. There is always another crowd pleaser in Ayam Masak Kari Dengan Kentang. Great depth of spices and flavors while the gravy is medium thick, letting me drown my rice in this awesome curry happily.

Sambal Udang Besama Kapis is the favorite of the night… this one was polished off in a jiffy! Loaded with shrimps and scallops, the lightly sweet and spicy sambal sauce tasted really good on the palate. I also like the fact that the shrimps are peeled… making this dish easy breezy to eat!

Other yummies present was Daging Salai Percik Sauce, Dalcha Kambing, Aloo Ghopi, Stir Fried Vegetables Nyonya Style and more.

A special highlight here is their Nasi Hujan Panas, a colorful and aromatic spiced up rice that is so flavorful, even on its own! There is also Nasi Briyani and more rotated on daily basis.

The raw or cooked vegetables like Ulams and Sambals show bold taste and textures.  Kerabus are always welcome for their assorted pungent flavors and one cannot help but crave for classics like Kerabu Jantung Pisang, Kerabu Perut, Kerabu Ayam, Kerabu Pucuk Paku and Jelatah Nenas. To further whet the appetitie after a long day of fasting, there are assorted Ikan Masin, Telur Masin and Acar Buah to perk up the appetite!

Besides rice and hot classics, this Ramadhan buffet offers Mee Jawa, Bubur Lambuk and Sup Ekor. I like the robust and warming Sup Ekor, a meaty broth filled with essential spices and coriander. Make it personal by adding various ingredients like fried shallot, coriander, peanuts and more. Noodles and porridge are also good tummy fillers.

Desserts always provide a sweet ending! Here, we are treated to Assorted Malay Kuih, French Pastries, Mixed Fruit Platter, Fruit Cocktail, Mango Pudding, Rojak, Banana & Orange Trifle and Pengat Labu dengan Sagu. There are plenty of choices and menu rotates on daily basis.

To quench the thirst, GTower also offers a quaint selection of Teh Tarik, Sirap Bandung, Soya Bean, Cendol, ABC and coffee & tea.

Executive Chef Johnny Fua and the Kitchen team are set to ensure that everyone leaves with a full experience of lots of classic Malay and international dishes. There are quite a wide selection of hot stations and chilled bar with desserts to be savored. Make a reservation today to catch a taste of Ramadhan feast at Rajang Hall, GTower!

RM 90 ++ per adult / RM 45 ++ per child (ages 7 - 12),
*Kids under 6 years old will eat for free.

For reservation and enquiry, call +603-2168 1919 ext 7040 or email them at  fnb.admin@gtower.com.my

Rajang Hall, Mezzanine Floor,
199 Jalan Tun Razak
50400 Kuala Lumpur
Tel No: +603-2168 1919 ext 7040



  1. Those lemangs look very good - various types of grains and all! Wahh, u so rajin to collage everything so nicely :-)

  2. I sure would like to try the roast lamb with arabic rice...and I would love all the Malaysian delights - my kind of cuisine, any time any day!!!

  3. I can't wait for the lemang stalls to open again nearby my place...

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