• Caroline Donough

"Juadah Malaysia to the World" at The View Cafe @ Best Western i-City Shah Alam - Ramadan

Ramadan is on the horizon once again and Best Western i-City Shah Alam is all set to wow you with a delicious Ramadan buffet at their restaurant, The View Cafe (located at Level 5 of the hotel) from 7.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m. nightly, starting from 18 May 2018 to 12 June 2018.


© Best Western i-City Shah Alam

Reflecting a globalised yet homely Malaysian feel, the buffet is aptly named "Juadah Malaysia to the World". It's centred upon the spirit of family and togetherness, and to help set the tone, there will be tropical coconut-themed specialties and live music nightly.


The View Cafe dining room

I had the pleasure of attending its review this week and the spread that greeted me at The View Cafe was nothing short of impressive. According to the hotel and restaurant management, the buffet will feature around 200 dishes across a 7-day rotation, so there will be something different each day and surely something for everyone. There were buffet stations both inside the restaurant as well as outside on the garden patio.


Al fresco garden patio

Yes, the garden patio. The restaurant extends out to an al fresco garden patio which overlooks the colourful i-City Theme Park. And if you know i-City, you know how the Theme Park and its surroundings light up at night, so it should be a dining experience that's a treat for both your taste buds and sight.

MENU:

Speaking of sight, feast your eyes on these pictures I snapped of some of the main dishes:

According to the press release they handed out, the daily menu (with selected dishes on rotation) will feature the following items:

Stall 1

Roasted Whole Lamb

Briyani Rice | Tomato Rice | Nasi Minyak (1 type per day)

Acar

Stall 2

Grill Station:

Ikan Bakar

Lamb Shoulder

Sliced Beef

Sotong

Ketam

Udang

Chicken and Beef Satay with Condiments

Stall 3

Noodle Stall:

Laksa Sarawak

Laksa Penang

Laksa Johor

Belacan Noodles

Curry Mee

Kuey Tiaw Tomato

Mee Rebus

(2 types on daily rotation)

Stall 4

Pasta Station:

Spaghetti | Macaroni | Penne

Bolognaise

Carbonara

Aglio Olio

Stall 5

Roti Canai

Murtabak

Vegetable Dhall

Indian Vegetables

Coconut Chutney

Stall 6

Chicken Rice

Duck Rice

Stall 7

Melaka Satay Celop

Yong Tau Foo

Stall 8

Char Kuey Tiaw | Mee Mamak (1 type per day)

Stall 9

Cucur Udang

Keropok Lekor

Keledek Goreng

Cendawan

Keladi Goreng

Pisang Goreng

Dipping sauces: Chilli, Tomato, Thai Sauce, Condensed Milk

Stall 10

Roti John Berinti

Stall 11

ABC with Condiments

Cendol with Condiments

Stall 12

Rojak Buahan

Rojak Sotong

Rojak Singapore

Stall 13

Coconut Delight

That's a lot, right? But guess what? We haven't reached the end of the list yet. Not kidding, there's more! But before I go on, let's take a look at a few other pictures I took of the dessert, fruit and acar sections:

OK, back to the list:

Desserts

5 types of Malay Kuih

Chilled Sago with Coconut Milk | Longan Almond Pudding

Fresh Popcorn

Chocolate Fondue

Bread and Butter Pudding | Warm Chocolate Cake

Ice Cream with Condiments

5 types of French Pastries

Assorted Mousses and Jellies

4 types of Cut Fruits

3 types of Whole Fruits

Bubur

Bubur Lambuk

Bubur Berempah

Sweets

2 types of Sweet Porridge

Assorted Dates

Bread Station

Selection of Homemade and Local Breads

Butter

Drinks Counter

Cold:

10 types on daily rotation

Hot:

4 types on daily rotation

End of List

Phew! Talk about a long list. They weren't kidding when they said it was extensive!

So anyway, as you can see, there's a ton on offer. So if you'd like to savour this sumptuous buffet to the fullest, come on an empty stomach and eat to your heart's content.

PRICES

For the sheer size of the menu, I think this buffet offers really good value at the following prices:

  • Early Bird Promotional Price: RM89.00 nett per adult (if you book before 25th April 2018)

  • Regular Price: RM109.00 nett per adult (if you book after 25th April 2018)

  • Child and Senior Citizen Price: RM59.00 nett each

  • Plus... buy 9 at Regular Price, get 1 FREE.

GETTING THERE

If you're going to Best Western i-City Shah Alam for the first time, I would recommend using Waze. It could get a bit tricky at night because there isn't really a clear sign pointing towards the hotel, and you could end up next door at i-SoHo... like me! So use Waze, OK?

Anyway, the "Juadah Malaysia to the World" buffet should provide a delectable treat for Muslims breaking fast as well as everyone else wishing to partake in the lush feast. With a spread so lavish and at such a great value, response is expected to be really good. So call 03-5521 9000 today and book early to avoid disappointment (or email enquiry@bestwestern-icity.my).


From L to R: Nurafizah Muhd Ali (Front Office Manager), Anthony Kong (General Manager), myself and Adriena Ng (Guest Services Manager)

I would like to thank the wonderful folks at Best Western i-City Shah Alam for their gracious hospitality and hosting such a stunning event for reviewers. It was outstanding and the food was exquisite. I really enjoyed the dishes I had. Thank you! I'm sure the buffet will be a resounding success when it officially launches next month.

For ease of reference, let me close by providing the following quick details once again:

  • Buffet Name: Juadah Malaysia to the World

  • Date: 18 May 2018 to 12 June 2018

  • Time: 7.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m.

  • Venue: The View Cafe @ Best Western i-City Shah Alam (Level 5 of the hotel)

  • Address: A-GF-01, No.6 Persiaran Multimedia, CityPark, i-City, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia (Waze it!)

  • Tel: 03-5521 9000 (or email enquiry@bestwestern-icity.my)

  • Prices:

  • RM89.00 nett per adult (Early Bird Promotional Price - bookings before 25th April 2018)

  • RM109.00 nett per adult (Regular Price - bookings after 25th April 2018)

  • RM59.00 nett per child or senior citizen

  • Buy 9 at Regular Price, get 1 FREE

Get ready to share the spirit of Ramadan at The View Cafe @ Best Western i-City Shah Alam.

Selamat berbuka puasa and bon appétit.


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