Buffets are the order of the day during the month of Ramadan and SabahBah heads over to see what all the fuss is about at Shangri La’s Tanjung Aru Resort’s Ramadan Buffet in Kota Kinabalu.
If you’re looking for a buffet to help you berbuka puasa and keep you busy for hours after sunset, look no further. You have arrived.
Desserts and mains, salads and soups, are all clearly divided, but with the many offerings trying to attract your attention, you’d want to eat with your eyes first before picking the best and loading your plate.
The spread is extensive and the colours are vivid, it’s hard to rest your eyes before the next item distracts you. Then the aromas hit your nose and you know it’s dinner time.
During Ramadan Shangri La Tanjung Aru’s kuh counter should be your first stop. You know, those tasty little sweet desserts that’s designed to give your blood-sugar a boost after a whole day of not eating?
Once the fast is broken, which in Sabah is at 18:35, and your digestive juices are flowing, the Starter counter is next. Freshly baked breads calls you from the one side, while a choice of 6 cheeses and crakers beckon on the other.
Your choice of mains aren’t any easier. Will it be the scrumptious seafood, succulent beef, juicy lamb, a made-on-the-spot pasta or perhaps a chicken kebab from one of the live stations? Or will you go for a lasagne, rendang, or the tasty stews?
After the savoury goodness of whatever you picked, your mind naturally starts to yearn for something sweet. You might head back to the kuh corner for another helping of the Malay yummies, or you might head for the dessert counter.
The fresh fruits are inviting, if only you weren’t distracted by the mouses and cakes and rolls just off to the left.
A fresh coffee or perhaps a soothing tea is perfect way to cap your buffet at Shangri La Tanjung Aru Café TATU.
A little-bit-of-everything approach is a good idea if you want to get glimpse of everything on offer at Shangri La’s Café TATU, although be warned, you will be stuffed.
The Shangri La Tanjung Aru’s buka puasa buffet is on until the end of Ramadan and cost only RM98 per person, excluding service charges and taxes.