Enjoy Ramadan buffet at EQ’s Citarasa Nipah

Enjoy Ramadan buffet at EQ’s Citarasa Nipah

For Ramadan this year, EQ’s famed Malay Chef Muhammad Hajral Lisarni has prepared a gastronomic splendour at Nipah. A lavish spread of evergreen flavours that are true to the traditional methods of Malay food preparation, Citarasa Nipah’s buffet features both traditional and innovative takes on Malaysian favourites.

Don’t miss one the most emblematic dishes of Malaysian cuisine, EQ’s signature satay. The carvery offers kambing golek as an additional meat option (roasted whole lamb). A must-try is the signature Nasi Beriani Kambing Batu Pahat, which comes with nasi beriani and vegetable dhal with lamb as the main ingredient. This was one of my favs from the spread – the spices in the rice, the rich, piquant curries – evoking feelings of nostalgia, filling the palate with flavours of a bygone era. But of course, the roast lamb is always on my list of must-have here at EQ – moist and tender, done just right.

You can also look forward to dishes like Gulai Lemak Cili Padi Daging Salai, one of chef’s signature dishes; Sambal Tumis Udang Harimau; Ayam Goreng Mamu, Tulang Rawan Gulai Kawah, Kerabu Daging, and Popia Basah Ala Nipah, Lompat Tikam Sago and Som Som Gula Melaka, a lovely dessert that’s not too sweet.

Recipes used by chef for this buffet have been used for decades and handed down from generations of women who spent hours slaving over the stove to achieve the coveted “trifecta” of tenderness, richness, and consistency.

There’s also a wide variety of delicious kerabu (local salad) prepared by Chef de Partie Saadiah, a kerabu expert who has modernised the traditional salad and elevated it to new gastronomic heights. Seafood lovers will also find favourites like freshly shucked oysters, mussels, tiger prawns, baby scallops and more among the fresh seafood on ice.

Let’s stop a moment also to savour the dessert segment which offers exotic pastries such as nangka choux and durian crepe, as well as traditional kuih, pavlova, local fruits and sorbet gelato.

There’s something for everyone and while Nipah has been holding its Ramadan buffet annually, this year feels like it has outdid itself with the wide variety offered and range of flavours.

Buffet Dinner (Mac 23 to apr 21):  RM228+(adult)/RM114+ (child age 6-12 years)

Early Bird Vouchers: RM188+ per adult (Redemption Period: 23-26 March and 19-21 April)

Group Vouchers:  RM208+ per adult (Min 12 vouchers) Redemption Period: 23 March –  21 April, 2023

Reservations are recommended. Guests may email dineateqkl@kul.equatorial.com
WhatsApp +60122789239 or book through TableApp at

Add: Ground Floor, EQ, Equatorial Plaza, Jln Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur