As Deepavali is approaching, Malaysians are rushing to prepare for the special occasion. Just head over to Little India to witness the festivities. Nothing like an array of Indian sweets and colourful sarees to get you in the mood of celebration. The most wonderful part about living in Malaysia is being able to get together with family, friends and neighbors to celebrate festive holidays.
Another part of our culture that we all love and treasure is open house! No matter what festive holiday it is, Malaysians love to entertain guests at their home to share food, laughter and company. However, some people are not a big fan of the hard work that comes with hosting an open house. Though it is enjoyable, it also tends to be stressful and tiring.
No worries, there is always solution. Just because open houses are too much does not mean that we should swear off guests forever. There is a stress-free option for you and it is buffet. Here’s a list of deepavali buffets that you can bring your family and friends to.
1. Deepavali Dinner Buffet @ Sedap Restaurant, Pullman KL
Spice up your festival of lights with Deepavali Dinner Buffet at Sedap Restaurant, Pulman Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. The buffet spread offers a variety of Indian appetizers, breads, curries and tandoori meats alongside the usual dishes.
Not to mention, guests can also expect appetizing Indian Baked Spices, whole Australian Lamb Tandoori With Jheenga Masala and desserts such as Laduu, Payasam and many more.
Priced at RM140 nett per adult, the Deepavali Dinner buffet at Pullman is sure to warm and light up your celebration! Happening only on the 6th of November, be sure to book yourself (and your family) a seat at the table.
A: 4, Jalan Conlay, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
M: +603 2170 8119
2. Nook @ Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral
Another great option for a Deepavali feast is Nook located in Aloft KL Sentral. So close to the jovial Little India, Brickfields, you can’t miss it! This “Indian Spice Trail’ promotional buffet is inspired by the father of Chef Kumeresan Chandra Sagaran. The Indian cuisine Chef wanted to convey his nostalgia and childhood in this buffet.
The spread features Jera Pulau Rice, Mattar Pulao Rice, Dhal Tarka, Vegetable Sambar, Madras Fish Head Curry, Sri Lankan Fish Curry, Lamb Keema, Chicken Perattal, Chicken Curry Leaf, Bhindi Baigan Masala, Aloo Gobi, Palak Masala, Vegetable Jalfrezi, Cabbage Thoran, Chick Pea Varuval and Chef Kumarasan’s personal favourite, Lamb Varuval.
If you’re craving for fusion, Nook @ KL Sentral also has chicken masala pizza and tandoori pizza. What could be better than that? Well, the carving station begs to differ. You can satisfy your carnivore with their roasted lamb with chutney or fish eaters can also indulge in baked fish with toum sauce.
Not to mention all the different Indian desserts for guests to delight in such as Rasgula, Rasmalai, Coconut Candy, Palgova, Mysore Pak, Laddu, Gulab Jamun and Payasam.
The varieties of dishes at Nook will surely lighten up your mood on the festive holiday that is Deepavali. There is always something for everybody which makes it the perfect place for you to enjoy with your family and friends! The promotion starts on Nov 1 from 6.30pm to midnight and priced at RM118 nett per adult and RM58 for children aged 6 to 12 years old.
A: NOOK, ALOFT KUALA LUMPUR SENTRAL, Level 1, No 5, Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur
M: +603 2723 1188
3. Buffet High Tea, The Resort Cafe @ Sunway Resort Hotel
Immerse yourself in the scrumptious spread of Indian food at Sunway Resort Hotel’s Deepavali Buffet High Tea. Since it is high tea, this buffet is only available on the 6th of November from 12pm until 3pm.
If you’re looking for a cheaper option among the other buffets then this is yours to enjoy with friends and family. The buffet high tea is priced at RM88 nett per adult while kids can enjoy for RM58 nett.
Book your seat today!
A: Persiaran Lagoon, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
M: +603 7495 2009
4. Deepavali Buffet @ Serena Brasserie, Intercontinental Kuala Lumpur
Welcome the Festival of Lights with the luxurious Deepavali Buffet at Serena Brasserie, Intercontinental Kuala Lumpur. Start off your buffet with Jal Jeera and breeze your way through the traditional Indian feasts.
You can expect classics such as Aloo Samosa, lamb on Briyani rice and Gulab Jamun. Since it’s a celebration, you can also make your way to the tosai counter and dig in.
The buffet is available for dinner from 3rd until 5th of November while lunch is available only on the 6th of November. Don’t miss out this golden opportunity to feast with your family and friends.
A: 165, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
M: +603 2782 6000
5. Festival of Lights @ Maya Brasserie, Hotel Maya
At Hotel Maya, Deepavali comes early so starting from 8th of October until 5th of November, you can join the celebration for the buffet lunch only at RM95 net per adult and half price for children between 5 to 12 years old.
The best part is, if you pay for 10 adults, you’ll get one free! All the more reasons to bring your friends and family with you. The more the merrier, right? Buffet lunch is available from 12pm until 2.30pm and it’s only available on weekdays.
For reservations, call Maya Brasserie at +603-2711 8866.
Deepavali is a cause for celebration with family and friends. So why not splurge on the special Festival of Lights at these luxurious that will surely light up your Deepavali this year!