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  • David Pillai

Shook Village Ramadan 2018

It is a common belief that Ramadan buffets are not as good as people make it out to be. But here at J.W. Marriott, Chef Rafizan Abdul Rahim goes above and beyond to deliver delicious food for breaking fast, and you can be sure of it.

Of course, typical of any Ramadan buffet, there will be an array of meats. Whether you're looking for lamb, fish, chicken and beef and whether you're looking to have it roasted, stewed, steamed, barbecued, you'll find it here.

Everything is to be paired with rice, but to pace ourselves, we chose to leave the carbs out.

Whether or not you're a sweet tooth, you must try their kuih. If you're afraid that you might be too full at the end of your meal to give it a try, here's a tip: try it at the beginning of the meal. After all, a little sweetness does wonders to whet the appetite.

As mentioned before, you can enjoy meats, curries, and an entire array of dishes that will probably dizzy you. Too many choices is a good problem to have.

We loved the set up of the whole place. It was done in a traditional kampung kind of manner and it made us feel like we were really enjoying a communal buka meal.

Don't just feast your eyes on these stunning photos of the various dishes they have there. You will have to actually make a trip down to savour all the flavours!

Shook Village impresses with a menu list that can go on from gerai styled foods like Rojak Buah, Satay, Ikan Bakar, Roti Canai for starters, to the deeply authentic dishes, that represents the Malay culture in totality, like Rendang Daging ‘Tok’, Ikan Patin Masak Tempoyak, Sup Ekor, Bubur Lambuk, to condiments such as Sambal Belacan, Sambal Tempoyak, Sambal Cincaluk, and even Budu to go with the Ulam-ulaman. And of course, as local desserts such as Kuih Ondeh Ondeh, Kuih Lapis, Kuih Seri Muka, Kuih Tepung Pelita and Cucur Badak…

One incredibly outstanding dish was the Ayam Panggang Sos Percik (Roasted Chicken Cooked in Spicy Coconut Sauce), or known in plain form as Ayam Percik, and it was by far, the best I’ve had throughout the Klang Valley and in the Federal Territory. If we have anything to say about it, is that it’s authentic, spiced perfectly to open up your palate to consume all that strong coconut-y flavour it has.

Overall, for a buffet priced at MYR98 nett per adult and MYR50 nett per child aged 12 years and below, it is reasonable.

It truly saddens me that we only showcase cuisine like this during it’s festive season, when it should be offered all year round. To enjoy this as much as we have, be sure to check it out this Ramadan season.


Feast Village Starhill Gallery

181, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur

For reservations and more information, please

call +60 3 2782 9122 or email

All photos credited to: Nor Amirah Syamimi

#Malaysia #Ramadan

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