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Sensory Stories: “Jom Makan” at Hilton Hotels in Malaysia Makes A Comeback

By April 10, 2019 No Comments

Buka Puasa buffet at the iconic Paya Serai Restaurant has once again made a comeback in March this year. During the month of Ramadan, Hilton Hotels around Malaysia invites guest on a gastronomy journey to savour over 250 authentic local dishes. Mise En Place was recently invited for a food review, and we were absolutely spoilt for choice with the widespread array of the all-time favourite Malaysian cuisines.

Well, who doesn’t like Malaysian food anyways? 🙂

Flaunting the theme “Sajian Warisan Paya Serai”, diners will get to enjoy an epicurean trip down memory lane through 35 years of Iftar at Paya Serai. During the food review, Mise En Place was able to savour a sumptuous display of Ramadan classics from kampung dishes, Arabian delights and secret recipes from fond memories and dishes inspired by the chef’s mom’s to the recent modern Ramadan on wheels, food truck concept.

We were honoured to speak with Executive Chef, Mohammad Badrul Mohammad Nor, who enlightened us on some of the cooking techniques and equipment used to prepare a buffet for a 1000-strong crowd a day. To prepare the dishes, a traditional cooking style is used in tandem with modern equipment such as combi ovens, broilers, grillers, hot plates, and high pressure stoves.

“With 1000 plus people to serve everyday, we have to use modern equipment as these machines help us prepare the dishes much faster and more efficiently. Dishes take a longer time to get cooked using traditional equipment and this will not help us with efficiency when we have such a large crowd to serve daily, during this Ramadan season”, Chef Badrul explained.

If you have dined at Paya Serai during Ramadan throughout the years, be sure to indulge in all of the crowd pleasures under one roof this year. If you have this, don’t miss out on this great opportunity to savour the diverse and unique flavours of the Malaysian cuisine.

Gather your loved ones and Jom Makan at Hilton Hotel Petaling Jaya!

  • Buka Puasa Buffet Dinner from 5th – 7th May 2019 from 7.00pm – 10.30pm – Adult: RM169 nett, Child: RM89 nett.
  • Buka Puasa Buffet Dinner from 8th May – 1st June 2019 from 7.00pm – 10.30pm – Adult: RM189 nett, Child: RM99 nett.
  • Buka Puasa Buffet Dinner from 2nd – 4th June 2019 from 7.00pm – 10.30pm – Adult: RM169 nett, Child: RM89 nett.
  • Raya Open House Buffet from 5th June – End of Syawal

Weekdays from 2.30pm -4.30pm priced at Adult: RM 109 Nett and Child: RM 56 Nett

Weekends from 2.30pm -4.30pm priced at Adult: RM 122 Nett and Child: RM 66 Nett

Applicable for 30 persons & above only.

For reservation, please call +603 7955 9122 or visit

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