As Malaysia gears up to celebrate its 66th Independence Day, Marriott Bonvoy hotels and resorts across the country are joining in the festivities by offering an array of delectable dining experiences. From sumptuous buffets to exclusive specials, guests can indulge in a culinary journey that pays homage to Malaysia’s rich and diverse culinary heritage.
1. St. Regis Kuala Lumpur
Marking the occasion of Merdeka, Malaysia’s Independence Day, The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur takes immense pride in introducing a culinary odyssey titled ‘Malaysiaku’. This captivating gastronomic voyage stands as a sincere tribute to the opulent cultural legacy and age-old customs that mold the multifaceted tapestry of Malaysia. Meticulously crafted, each dish encapsulates the essence of 14 unique regions, employing genuine constituents and time-honored culinary methods. This culinary spectacle unveils the diverse spectrum of tastes and epicurean gems that Malaysia proudly presents, resonating with authenticity at every delightful bite.
The annual tradition of the ‘Malaysiaku’ dining experience holds a special place at The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur, evolving with each passing year to embrace captivating new themes. This current season unveils the alluring motif of ‘Culinary Narratives from Myths and Legends,’ which masterfully intertwines tales like ‘Puteri Santubong and Puteri Sejinjang,’ ‘The Golden Egg-Laying Duck Chronicles,’ ‘The Captured Split Stone,’ ‘The Tale of Three Goat Siblings,’ ‘Badang,’ and ‘The Epic of King Prawn and Banana.’ These narratives harmonize with Malaysia’s cultural heritage and imaginative spirit, crafting a vivid tapestry of culinary wonder.
Indulge in an unforgettable and engrossing dining affair that reveres the pulsating legacy of Malaysia’s culture. Discover this captivating culinary journey at The Brasserie, our distinguished Michelin-recognized establishment nestled on Level 2 of The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur. ‘Malaysiaku’ is a singular offering, accessible on specific dates: August 17th, August 31st, September 9th, and September 16th. Prices commence from RM364+ per grown-up, inviting you to partake in this exquisite experience.
2. Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur
Drawing inspiration from every corner of Malaysia, Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur presents a spectacular Merdeka Buffet Dinner to celebrate the unity and diversity of Malaysia’s remarkable culinary heritage!
Amongst the highlights are Le Méridien’s Signature Sup Tetel, a hearty beef soup that features a tantalising blend of tender beef, vegetables, and potatoes, perfectly infused with the zesty essence of lime. Crab lovers will love the exquisite flavours of Nandu Peratel, a crab curry that promises to delight your taste buds. Indulge in the succulent crab meat simmered to perfection in a rich medley of mustard seeds and aromatic spices – simply divine!
Embark on a culinary adventure with carved Roasted Lamb Kuzi and Baked Seabass infused with Green Sambal. Explore over 200 dishes including Pandan Vanilla Roulade and customizable Chinese noodles, promising an unforgettable feast.
3. Kota Kinabalu Mariott Hotel
Celebrate Merdeka with Kota Kinabalu Marriott Hotel’s unique buffet deals, à la carte specialties, and refreshing beverages, all artfully prepared by their culinary artisans. At Kitchen@8, indulge in a lavish Merdeka Buffet Extravaganza, showcasing a blend of local favorites and global treats. For couples, savor the set menu with a specially crafted Nasi Lalap, a Tawau delicacy featuring fried chicken and a vegetable medley.
Indulge in a serene afternoon retreat at The Lounge, where an array of exquisite pastries, finger sandwiches, and fine tea assortments await. Relax at the Stylo Rooftop Bar and Terrace, where skilled mixologists have created a refreshing selection of drinks to beat the heat and celebrate Malaysia’s Independence with a toast in hand.
4. Putrajaya Mariott Hotel
On Merdeka eve, from 5pm till midnight, Putrajaya Marriott Hotel will feature an enticing mini buffet and drinks at its vibrant lobby lounge. The mini buffet serves an array of finger food, from steak fries to nachos and much more, along with two pints of beer or two glasses of wine for people to quench their thirst.
After a good morning rest, visit the Zest Lifestyle Restaurant to enjoy a revitalizing Merdeka Day Hi-Tea buffet. Delight in beloved Malaysian dishes such as Lamb Masala Briyani Rice, Beef Ribs Assam Pedas with Nasi Hujan Panas, Hainanese Chicken Chop, Peking Duck, and an array of other delightful selections.
5. Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur, Chinatown
Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur, Chinatown is inviting guests to unleash the Merdeka Magic with an array of exclusive promotions at its three renowned outlets – Quan’s Kitchen, Jann, and Lady Yi’s Tea House. Relish in the FUIYOH Merdeka Magic Buffet at Quan’s Kitchen! Individuals born on August 31, 1957, are eligible for a complimentary dining experience, while those born on the same date can enjoy dining at just RM66+. This gesture pays tribute to Malaysia’s 66 years of independence.
6. Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral
Nook Restaurant at Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral is primed to delight your palate and leave you yearning for more through its exclusive Merdeka and Malaysia Day Buffet Dinner. Immerse yourself in a delectable assortment of local classics, including the renowned Nasi Lemak Kukus Pintu Gerbang Kampung Baru, accompanied by fried Ayam Berempah and an array of delectable condiments. Explore the “Goreng-Goreng Delights” section for a taste of banana fritters, mushroom fritters, and more, complemented by flavorful dipping sauces.
Don’t miss the succulent marinated roasted chicken Kuzi and many mouth watering clay pot dishes like Kambing Masak Hitam and Tunjang Masak Minang. Finally, end the meal with a range of delightful desserts from traditional favourites to exotic treats.
But that’s not all, there’s more to enjoy! Both kids and adults can relish in the goodness of fresh popcorn at Aloft’s exclusive Popcorn Machine station, offering an array of locally-inspired flavors. For a delightful conclusion, guests can let their creativity shine by crafting their own icy dessert fantasy, using a range of Malaysian-inspired ice cream potong, shaved ice, and toppings, including the delectable Cendol Balang.