In the spirit of Ramadhan, Santai is paying tribute to the rich and diverse tastes of traditional Malay fare. This year, embark on a culinary journey as you buka puasa at Santai. Chef Mohammad Rizuwan, Chef de Cuisine of Production Kitchen at The RuMa Hotel and Residences, draws flavours from his childhood.
“Ramadhan is a time for connection with all that we hold dear: our values, our community, our family and our roots,” he shares. “I learned to cook from my mother and to me, the festive season will always bring back the flavours of ulam-ulaman kampung—herbs like pucuk paku, daun selom, and jantung pisang grown in our own backyard that my mother and I would pick and prepare for buka puasa. These traditional preparations will always take me back to my childhood—a reminder of the importance of family and of sharing during this special time,” says Chef Mohammad Rizuwan.
Buka Puasa at The Ruma
The Ramadhan buffet at Santai will feature a glorious spread of crowd-pleasers. From familiar favourites such as satay, asam laksa, and rendang to the more unique and often overlooked aspects of traditional Malay cuisine. Some of the star dishes that caught our eyes during our recent visit were the black pepper mussels, beef cheek rendang and telur ikan balado. Our top recommendations are the grilled salmon, slipper lobster percik and prawns served with over 10 different condiments from sambal kicap, sambal manga, air asam jawa and many more.
Indulge in an expansive assortment of aromatic ulam, piquant kerabu, punchy jeruk, and crunchy keropok. Nostalgia lends to the inspiration behind the serving of these traditional accompaniments, local herbs daun pegaga and ulam raja paired with a smorgasbord of sambals. Don’t miss the assortment of kerabu, such as mangga sotong, taugeh kerang, and jantung pisang guaranteed to take you down memory lane.
For dessert enjoy an array of traditional kuih muih, durian strudel and pandan crème brûlée to finish on a sweet note.
Traditional Malay Cusine
Indulge in the bold and unique flavours of Malaysia’s culinary heritage. And take a trip down memory lane with Santai’s exceptional Ramadhan buffet.
The Ramadhan buffet will be available daily from 6:30 PM and is priced at MYR 218 nett per person. Guests who pre-purchase before March 31st, 2023, can enjoy a 20% discount on theruma.com.my. This promotion requires a reservation made at least two days in advance and will not be available for walk-ins. For reservations and inquiries, please contact SANTAI via WhatsApp or call +603 2778 0614.
Hari Raya Gifting
Ramadhan is a time for reflection, growth, and connection. Making gifts the perfect way to show your love and appreciation for your family. Available from the 13th March – 20th April 2023, The Ruma gift set includes kuih bunga dahlia, symbolising kindness and beauty; peanut cookies as a wish for longevity and good health; pandan sable to symbolise care and affection; or chocolate chip cookies for a lovely and cheerful life.
Each box of cookies comes with a selection of three kinds of dates as well and elegant raya packets. These festive delicacies are priced at MYR128 per box. For orders and inquiries, please contact our In-Room Dining team via +60327780745 or email IRD@theruma.com.
For more information visit The Ruma.