Our Sungkai experience @ Garage Kafe, Kota Kinabalu

Written by @joehairie 
(Photos by curiostraveller.com)

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Thought of the day-“To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.”-Francois De La Rochefoucauld

It is a cafe located on the roadside, not belonging to any of 5 star properties. We were here twice, this is our third visit. We’re here to break fast or to have our Iftar. Yes, we were invited but as most have known already, we are two stubborn writers. We do stick to our honest opinions and we write things, as we see it, not by what others have seen. This is Garage Kafe, a cafe that is increasingly becoming quite popular among diners in Kota Kinabalu city. Our break fast session at Garage Kafe was one of the best Sungkai in Ramadhan Month 2017.

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Ramadan Buffet Dinner @ Dreamtel Cafe, Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu : Our Photo Gallery

Written by @Lan 
(Photos by curiostraveller.com)

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Thought of the day-” Price is what you pay, value is what you get.”-Warren Buffet

We recently had our Iftar at Dreamtel Cafe, Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu. This hotel is located in the city center, next to Padang Bandaran. The buffet price is RM60 nett per adult and RM30 nett per child. We do think that the price is reasonable and we recommend this place for your next Iftar. Do note that the Ramadan Buffet Dinner is from 2 June 2017 to 18 June 2017 only, on weekends (Friday to Saturday). This week is their final week for the Ramadan Buffet Dinner therefore we do encourage you to start making reservations. To give you an idea about how the buffet looks like, here is our Photo Gallery so that you can  familiarize yourself with the buffet presentation.

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Children Of Madrasah Tahfiz Darul Hikmah Enjoy Break Fast At Hyatt Regency Kinabalu

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Photos by curiostraveller.com

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KOTA KINABALU, SABAH – To celebrate the spirit of the holy month of Ramadan, Hyatt Regency Kinabalu hosted an annual breaking of fast dinner for children from Madrasah Tahfiz Darul Hikmah, Kg Delima Melayu Sepanggar yesterday evening.

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Nestlé® Aiskrim Tradisi Acknowledges Malaysia’s Unsung Heroes During Ramadhan

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For Nestlé Malaysia

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“Ramadhan is a month that elevates charity, selflessness and family togetherness.”-Yit Woon Lai

The Sepotong Kenanganku Campaign an effort to thank the unsung heroes of society

SHAH ALAM, May 29, 2017​ – Everyday heroes walk amongst us, committed to their job saving lives and caring for others. In today’s fast-paced society their contribution can sometimes go unnoticed. In the spirit of Ramadhan, Nestlé® Aiskrim Tradisi visited “Jabatan Bomba dan Penyelamat Kuala Lumpur” and “PLUS Malaysia Berhad” headquarters as part of the “Sepotong Kenanganku” campaign to uncover everyday heroes and express gratitude to those who have dedicated their lives to serving the community.

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Buffet Sungkai @ Promenade Cafe, Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

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Promenade Hotels & Resort

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At Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu, the popular Buffet Sungkai continues at Promenade Cafe with over 200 lavish Ramadan dishes on top of the existing International Buffet Dinner spread featuring 3 signature dishes Ala Promenade namely.. ‘Nasi Panggang’, ‘Kari Ayam Durian & Keju’ and Malabar Sos Udang Harimau’ at RM148nett per person.

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Promenade Hotels & Resort Hosted “Buka Puasa” with Orphans and Members of the Media

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RAY residents receiving ‘Duit Raya’ and Aromatherapy Soap by Nizo Soap from Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu’s General Manager-Mr.Hafizan Wong, Promenade Hotels Group Director of Sales & Marketing-Ms.Anita Chung and Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu Sales Manager-Mr.PG Mohd Khairul Anwar

Bintulu, SARAWAK; Kota Kinabalu & Tawau, SABAH – June 2, 2017. Promenade Hotel Bintulu, Promenade Kota Kinabalu & Promenade Hotel Tawau ushered in Ramadan Al-Mubarak within a span of 1 week by hosting “Majlis Berbuka Puasa” with members of media fraternity based in Bintulu, Kota Kinabalu and Tawau respectively to signify the essence and true spirit of peace, forgiveness and togetherness at the forefront of this piety month of Ramadan.

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15 Reasons why you should have Iftar @ Selera Kampung, Sutera Harbour Resort, Kota Kinabalu

Written by @Lan 
(Photos/Videos by curiostraveller.com and Terrance Terry Labansing)

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Yes, we will be honest. We were invited to see what Selera Kampung has to offer to Iftar Diners. However, we were there, just the two of us, without supervision from any of the Hotel’s staff. We were given the liberty to judge for ourselves whether this particular Selera Kampung is great for Iftar Diners. We wrote this article without any influence from the hotel’s management. We came to a firm conclusion that Selera Kampung @ Sutera Harbour is the place for you to come and have Iftar. Here are 15 reasons to justify our findings (as to why you should have Iftar @ Selera Kampung: The Pacific Sutera Hotel’s Ballroom, Sutera Harbour).

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Bazaar Ramadhan At Latest Recipe Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu

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For Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu
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“Ramadhan is a wonderful example of how we Malaysians come together at every occasion, whilst respectful of each other’s’ religions, beliefs and practices. At Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu we are pleased to showcase this harmony and heritage through the sheer variety of dishes and cuisines at Latest Recipe and to share that with our diners and guests from other countries.  On behalf of the management and associates of our hotel, I take this opportunity to wish all our Muslim guests ‘Selamat Berpuasa’.”-Pavin Ravindran, Director of Food & Beverage

Kota Kinabalu, 27 May 2017 – Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu’s Bazaar Ramadhan, the city’s best-loved and most renowned Berbuka Puasa buffet, continues to engage diners with the introduction of a new perspective at Latest Recipe, the hotel’s all-day-dining restaurant.

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Our Iftar Experience @ Bazaar Ramadhan 2017 : Latest Recipe, Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu

Written by @joehairie
(Photos by curiostraveller.com)

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That particular Briyani Gam station caught our attention. It’s that first impression that matters. Big whole Lamb with Briyani Rice were indeed the stars here, at least for us. It’s our first Iftar experience outside home this year. A dining experience that we will cherish for a very long time as the dishes were just amazing in numbers, taste and presentation. This is our Iftar experience at the famous Bazaar Ramadhan 2017 at Latest Recipe, by Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu.

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Idea #14 Buka Puasa-Memorable Ramadan Evening @ Hyatt Regency Kinabalu : 60 Sungkai/Iftar Ideas 2017

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Explore and enjoy an exciting show kitchen buka puasa dining experience this Ramadan at Tanjung Ria Kitchen. Save more when you purchase Hyatt Regency Kinabalu early bird voucher now. Walk in to Tanjung Ria Kitchen to purchase or call 088221234 to speak to Hyatt Regency Kinabalu associates for more information. Alternatively, refer to the promotional banner below.

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Idea #12 Weekend Ramadan Buffet Dinner @ Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu, Sabah : 60 Sungkai/Iftar Ideas 2017

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Another great option for your Sungkai/Iftar in Kota Kinabalu City is Dreamtel Cafe @ Dreamtel. Their Ramadan Buffet Dinner is from 02 to 18 June 2017 and available only on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

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Idea #11 Selera Kampung @ Sutera Harbour Resort Kota Kinabalu, Sabah: 60 Sungkai/Iftar Ideas 2017

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According to their Official Facebook Page ; “Embrace this holy month of Ramadan in the company of your families and friends and discover our unique Iftar experience; Sutera Harbour Resort Selera Kampung at the BIGGEST Ramadan Bazaar in Kota Kinabalu!”

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Idea #10 Jom Makan di Four Points @ Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan, Sabah: 60 Sungkai/Iftar Ideas 2017

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This year, the Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan is having Jom Makan di Four Points! According to their Official Facebook Page “It’s time for a makan-makan gathering with your families, friends, colleagues and loved ones in this holy month!” Special rate vouchers available at The Eatery, join them as they serve various choices of delicacies featuring whole lamb, Nasi Kandar Pak Basri, ikan bakar, gulai kepala ikan, and MORE!

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Garage Kafe @ Penampang Bypass : As we see it- Revisited after 13 months!

Written by @joehairie
(Photos by curiostraveller.com unless stated otherwise)

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Thought of the day-“Food brings people together on many different levels. It’s nourishment of the soul and body; it’s truly love.”-Giada De Laurentiis

(This cafe is owned and managed by Muslim owners)

Good food is cooked with love and soul. A great Cafe is not only about serving that good food but is also a place where people ably to sense that warm and inviting atmosphere. Being inside, it feels like almost being at home. Feeling comfortable is the keyword. In the long run, people will only return to cafes that they feel comfortable at. These are the qualities of a great cafe. Kota Kinabalu city is increasingly dotted with new cafes, not all have that ‘great qualities’ but Garage Kafe @ Penampang Bypass does. That’s how we see it, an observation of ours that took 13 months to reach that firm conclusion.

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Real Selera Kampung Flavors @ Biggest Ramadan Bazaar, Sutera Harbour Resort, Kota Kinabalu

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Traditional Kampung-style cuisine is known for its comfort food. It is something that most people especially the city folk look forward to as it brings back fond memories of Ramadan.

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Longest Sungkai Buffet 2016 @ Dorsett Grand Labuan

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Serving 220 food items to delight guests taste buds, Victoria’s Brasserie @ Dorsett Grand Labuan claimed to have the Longest Sungkai Buffet in Wilayah Persekutuan Labuan. We both traveled all the way to Labuan from Kota Kinabalu just to be able to break fast here and see for ourselves if the Sungkai Buffet is really ‘Long’ enough as suggested by the name/theme in the Dorsett Grand Promotional Banner. For most people, this post might be a bit too late to be published as Ramadhan month is over. It’s Syawal Month now. However, this write-up has one long run objective. This write-up will enable future guests in 2017 to compare the products(foods) offered in 2016.

Related entries:

Dorsett Grand Labuan: Our Stay Experience

Sahur @ Dorsett Grand Labuan

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The Colors of Buffet Sungkai @Promenade Cafe, Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu

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“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”
-J.R.R Tolkien

“Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what’s for Sungkai.”-curiostraveller.com

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‘Buka Puasa’ Feast : Tanjung Ria Kitchen @ Hyatt Regency Kinabalu

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“We recently had this opportunity to feast at the Tanjung Ria Kitchen, feasting for the finest dishes by @hyattregencykinabalu. We’re not only amazed by the overall concept of the foods and restaurant’s atmosphere but we’re having this unexplained thoughts about homecoming. 14 years ago, we had the same buffet meals here during Ramadhan and now we’re back again. Is this ‘home’ for us?”-curiostraveller.com

Special Mention:

Our Angel (Ervina), KSS (Ch.Kurus), Executive Chef: Tunku Farazil Hussain, Front and Kitchen Staffs at Tanjung Ria Kitchen

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