Convenience, comfort and cuisine that tantalises are the three pillars of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre’s (the Centre) buka puasa offering this coming Ramadan.

In addition to its location in  the heart of Kuala Lumpur, the Centre has a designated prayer room and an on-site ablution facility for Muslims to perform their Maghrib, Isya’ and Tarawih prayers led by Ustaz Haji Ahmad Shazili Abdullah and provides patrons with prayer mats and sandals.

“The convenience and comfort of our guests are important to us. With prayer and ablution facilities on-site, Muslim diners can perform their religious responsibilities before breaking fast and with all our five kitchens; Chinese, Western, Cold, Pastry and Malay certified halal by the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM) since 2011, Muslim guests can enjoy a Ramadan meal with peace of mind,” said Datuk Peter Brokenshire, General Manager, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

According to Executive Chef Richmond Lim, this year’s theme, ‘A Ramadan feast with traditional and contemporary cuisine’ will feature a fusion of food from various countries.

Elaborating, Chef Richmond said one of the signature dishes will be Harissa Lamb for diners yearning for something spicy. “Featuring the Tunisian hot sauce, Harissa, the lamb is infused with a mixture of herbs, spices and a dash of honey to balance out the heat.

“Other ‘stars’ include authentic Nasi Padang with an array of side dishes such as  Dendeng Berlado (Chilli Beef) and Puyuh Goreng Bambu (Fried Quail), Sup Ekor Sapi Indonesia (Indonesian Oxtail Soup) and a wide selection of barbequed seafood infused with Thai flavours.”

Also on the buffet spread are Pita Kebab Arab Daging Cincang (Arabic-style minced meat kebab on pita bread), roasted fish Tikka, a range of Italian pasta made àla minute to each guest’s liking as well as local favourites of mee goreng mamak, Penang char kuey teow, Hainanese chicken rice, assam laksa, mee curry Nyonya, prawn mee and wantan mee, chicken and beef murtabak, roti bom, roti jala served with dhall curry and sardine sambal.

And no Ramadan buffet is complete without Chicken and Beef satay, wholesome signature bubur lambuk (rice porridge), and the staple of all Hari Raya gatherings…succulently-spiced rendang tok complete with nasi impit, ketupat and lemang.

To round the meal off, head to the ‘goreng-goreng’ stall to enjoy banana, jackfruit (cempedak) and bread fruit (sukun) fritters, keropok lekor (fish and prawn crackers) and other deep-fried treats while sweetening the occasion with a steaming cup of teh tarik, sumptuous serawa durian, local kuih, cakes, pastries, fresh fruits, Mariami dates and Malaysia’s favourite ice-dessert, ‘the ABC’.

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre’s ‘A Ramadan feast with traditional and contemporary cuisine’ will be available daily from 16 – 30 July 2013, from 6.00pm to 10.00pm. Priced at RM127.20 nett per person for adults and RM63.60 nett per person for children between 4 and 12 years old, one dines for free for every group of 10.  As reservations are recommended, please contact Abby at 03 – 2333 2866 for the Ramadan buffet.

For guests preferring to host their own private buka puasa gathering, the Centre has a selection of menus starting from RM146.28 nett per person for a minimum of 100 people. Reservations for private functions may be made with June at 03 – 2333 2877.

Early birds who make their reservations before 15 June 2013 enjoy a 5% discount.