Ramadan Berbuka Puasa Buffet at Nada Lama, Hotel Equatorial Penang

BY CK Lam

Selamat Berbuka Puasa at Hotel Equatorial Penang

From now till 17th July 2015, Hotel Equatorial Penang marks the iconic celebrations of Ramadan and Hari Raya with buffets at its restaurant, Nada Lama.

The space formerly known as Coffee Garden has been renovated and reopened last October with bright and welcoming decor. The inside is huge with much seating space which can accommodate up to 200 guests.

Ramadan Berbuka Puasa Buffet at Nada Lama, Hotel Equatorial Penang

 

Be swept away by many local classic delights alongside parades of appetizers, hot dishes and sweet desserts at the Ramadan buffet.

Start off with lighter fare of ulam, acar, serunding, ketupat, and kerabu of many kinds that promises to bring up your appetite. Besides, there are five different types of keropok (crackers) to munch on.

Ramadan Berbuka Puasa Buffet at Nada Lama, Hotel Equatorial Penang

 Ramadan Berbuka Puasa Buffet at Nada Lama, Hotel Equatorial PenangRamadan Berbuka Puasa Buffet at Nada Lama, Hotel Equatorial Penang

 

At the al fresco area are several action stalls serving deep-fried Japanese tempura, Mongolian BBQ, dim sum, and  kibas panggang – a wholesome dish of nasi Arab with condiments.

Ramadan Berbuka Puasa Buffet at Nada Lama, Hotel Equatorial Penang

Kibas panggang

 

There is also a grill station featuring sizzling items like satay, beef steak and sausages. Nearby is a Thai food stall serving somtam (papaya salad), tomyam seafood, green curry chicken, yellow curry duck breast and Thai fish cake.

Ramadan Berbuka Puasa Buffet at Nada Lama, Hotel Equatorial Penang

 

There are also indoor stalls offering everything savory from murtabak, ikan bakar, noodle soup to sweet deep-fried snacks of sweet potatoes and banana.

 Ramadan Berbuka Puasa Buffet at Nada Lama, Hotel Equatorial PenangRamadan Berbuka Puasa Buffet at Nada Lama, Hotel Equatorial Penang

 

When it comes to hot specialities, there are offerings like chicken with Szechuan bean sauce, Harissa garden vegetable, ayam masak lemak, lamb leg with rosemary sauce, sweet and sour fish fillet, lamb tagine, braised mustard heart with garlic, and beef goulash.

 Ramadan Berbuka Puasa Buffet at Nada Lama, Hotel Equatorial Penang 

 Ramadan Berbuka Puasa Buffet at Nada Lama, Hotel Equatorial Penang

Harissa garden vegetable

 Ramadan Berbuka Puasa Buffet at Nada Lama, Hotel Equatorial Penang

 

The nasi kukus counter offers options of nasi lemak and nasi kerabu complemented by ayam percik Kelantan, daging rendang, udang sambal petai and gulai ikan tongkol, ikan masin and many condiments. The choices of dishes are well thought-out.

 Ramadan Berbuka Puasa Buffet at Nada Lama, Hotel Equatorial PenangRamadan Berbuka Puasa Buffet at Nada Lama, Hotel Equatorial Penang

 

The sweet things of Ramadan had diners hankering for more. There is everything from cakes, Malay kuih muih, ais kacang, ice cream, seasonal fresh fruits to refreshing beverages of nutmeg, sugar cane, syrup bandung, soya milk, and warm teh tarik.

Assorted cookie jars are displayed on the counter, filled with traditional delicacies of the festival, such as kuih bahulu, batang buruk, kuih kapit. and rempeyek topped with kacang (roasted peanuts).

Ramadan Berbuka Puasa Buffet at Nada Lama, Hotel Equatorial PenangRamadan Berbuka Puasa Buffet at Nada Lama, Hotel Equatorial Penang

Raya cookies and beverages

Ramadan Berbuka Puasa Buffet at Nada Lama, Hotel Equatorial PenangRamadan Berbuka Puasa Buffet at Nada Lama, Hotel Equatorial Penang

Cakes and ice kacang

Ramadan Berbuka Puasa Buffet at Nada Lama, Hotel Equatorial PenangRamadan Berbuka Puasa Buffet at Nada Lama, Hotel Equatorial Penang

The specialties include murtabak durianand kuih muih

 

The Berbuka Puasa Buffet available daily from 6.30pm till 10pm is priced at RM120nett for adults and RM60nett for children.

Marketing Communication manager Debra Gerardine Jayesuria said six diners can look forward to win a China Airlines return flight ticket to Taipei in a separate lucky draws.

Ramadan Berbuka Puasa Buffet at Nada Lama, Hotel Equatorial Penang

 

For reservations, call 04-6327188.

Hotel Equatorial Penang
1 Jalan Bukit Jambul
Bayan Lepas
11900 Penang

* Many thanks to Hotel Equatorial Penang for laying on this invitation.

* Header photo courtesy of the hotel

 

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