The Original Macam-Macam Ramadan Mega Buffet returns as we welcome the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. Dubbed the biggest buffet in town, this mega buffet which is held at Grand Margherita Hotel has earned its reputation with its never ending rows of buffet items. This year, the buffet boasts over 200 choices of food including the authentic flavours of Indochina and Middle East, adding to selection of Japanese, Malaysian as well as Western cuisines available at the buffet.
This year, the launching of the Original Macam Macam Ada Ramadan Mega Buffet is officiated by the Assistant Minister of Tourism, Sarawak, YB Datuk Haji Talib Zulpilip, who is also the chairman of Sarawak Economic Development Corporation Sarawak (SEDC). The Ministry of Tourism & Heritage is also having a “Majlis Berbuka Puasa” at the hotel on Sunday, 7th August 2011 which will be attended by YB Datuk Amar Abang Zohari, Minister of Housing & Urban Development. Invited guests will be dining amidst the relaxing ambiance of the Poolside Pavilion that overlooks the Sarawak River as they enjoy the many varieties of the Original Macam Macam Ada Ramadan Mega Buffet.
Diners of the buffet can start off their memorable culinary experience with the red dates which is an important part of the breaking fast ritual. Do not miss out on the Ramadhan specialties such as Bubur Pedas. Ikan Terubok, Assam Pedas, Lemang and plus a number of local delicacies, served fresh and hot. Live cooking stations which feature the Indo-China specialties are the Thai Station, Cambodia Station, Vietnamese Station and Khmer-Charcoal Station, Indo-China Corner and Thai Corner.
Highlights from the invited Cambodian chefs include delicacies such as Pad Thai, Banh Choo, Phobo, Som Tam, Moan Ang, Nom Dong Dot, and many more. Not forgetting the Penang Hawker speciaties such as Penang Assam Laksa, Penang Char Kway Teow, Loh Bah Penang, Hokkien Prawn Mee Soup, Ju Hu Eng Chai and Penang Fruit Rojak.
According to the hotel’s Executive Chef Ricky Kong, the invited Indochina chefs are from established hotels in Cambodia, namely Angkor Palace Hotel & Ree Hotel while the Penang chefs hailed from well known dining spots in Penang.
Macam-Macam Ada Mega Buffet caters the needs of all diners as the selection in the massive spread rangers from Malaysian, Western, Chinese, Japanese, Indian to Middle Eastern delicacies. The buffet also features all-time favourites complete its host of appetizers, soups, hot dishes, desserts and beverages.
Diners who would like to give Middle Eastern cuisine a try may opt for tantalizing choices such as Spring Lamb on the Spit with Rice, chicken or Lamb Shawerma (kebab), Dajaj Lafat (Baked Stuffed Chicken) and Kofta Bil-Tahina (Lamb Ball in Tahina).
One of the major highlight of this year;s Macam-Macam Ada are the Indo-China delicacies, with a wide variety of appetizers, flavourful choices of soups, ravishing spread of main dishes and mega buffet of desserts. With twenty one beautifully prepared cold dish and appetizers, such as Kong Phak Cher (Prawn Salad with Bittergourd) and Ma-Kak fruit salad (Kedondong with Smoked Fish), it will be no surprise if you are done too soon. So, save more room and make sure to try out the main dish too like Moan Ang (Marinated Chicken on Bamboo Skewer), Tear Tim (Steamed Duck with Vegetables Stuffing) plus more than forty different dishes for you to choose from. All this selections, and add in thirty five more choices of sweet desserts, all originated from Indo-China countries.
Enjoy daily selections of Chinese Cold Cuts and other appetizers such as Ikan Terubok Goreng, Houmus, Moutabil, Tabolah, in addition to a wide variety of Salads such as Kerabu Salai, Kerabu Kacang Botol, Kerabu Assam Mango, Ulam-ulaman, Gado Gado, Karedok, Urap and many more.
Bubur Pedas, Paru Goreng Rempah, Daging Rendang with Lemang, and are just some of the local Ramadan specialties available at Macam-Macam Ada. Popular Indonesian dishes like Ikan Goreng Sans Cabek, Pendeng Balado, Pepes Ikan Mas, Ayam Plecing, Daging Balado, Opor Ayam Keluwak, plus twenty four more hot selling items are made available especially for Macam-Macam Ada.
A delicious selection of soups and broths includes Sup Rawa, Soto Ayam, Sup Buntut, Soto Ayam, and Soto Madura, served fresh and steaming hot. BBQ lovers can choose to have their dishes barbequed ala Chinese, Western. or local style with selections such as “Meisan” Roasted Chicken. Braised Duck with Brown Sauce, Sirloin Steak, Seafood Panggang and Satay Ayam, Daging and Lamb.
Macam-Macam Ada also caters for the vegetarians with selections such as Potato Samosa, Vegetarian Spring Roll, Wok Fried Lo Han, Changkuk Manis Masak Lemak & Labu, Tumis Sayuran, and a selections of Steamed Pau. Indulge in the wonderful flavours of Indian cuisine like the all-time favourites, Briyani Rice with Condiments, Tandoori Murg, Roti Naan, Garlic Naan, Papadom, Aloo Gobhi, and Dhal Vegetables.
An abundance of attractive desserts are just waiting to be picked and savoured, ranging from international to local delights such as Creme Caramel, Ais Kacang, Sago Gula Melaka, Bubur Pulut, Pastries, as well as a host of local and Nyonya kuih-muih.
Attractive prizes are up for grabs when you dine at “The Original Macam Macam Ada”. Stand a chance to win the grand prize, a 42 inch LCD Television plus a fantastic holiday package, inclusive of return tickets for two and accommodations. Simply drop off your gift certificate stub into out Lucky Draw Box at the main lobby. Weekly draws are done every Monday while the Grand Draw will be on 29th August. Priced at RM80++ per person, the buffet is available daily the Poolside Pavilion from 1st – 29th August 2011.
Apart from the glorious Macam-Macam Ada Ramadan Mega Buffet, the hotel is also offering the ‘Ramadhan Stay In’ room package as well as a Ramadan Meetings Package. The Ramadan Stay in Package starts at RM180++ for 2 days 1 night accommodation, buffet breakfast for 2 adults and 2 children, and a complimentary signature dish at the Meisan Restaurant. For the Ramadan Meetings Package, a half day meetings package starts at RM20++ per pax while a full day package is from RM80++ onwards. With considerations to the fasting Muslim guest, those who did not utilize their high tea will be entitled to a complimentary The Original Macam Macam Ada Ramadan Mega Buffet dinner voucher. The Ramadan Stay in package is valid from now till 5th September 2011 while the Ramadan Meetings Package is valid till 31st August 2011.
Bookings for The Original Macam Macam Ada as well as the Ramadan Meetings Package can be made by calling the hotel at 082-42 3111 while those interested to take up the attractive Ramadan Stay In Package can contact their Central Reservations Team at 082-418911.