The Ramadan month is when Muslims practice fasting that intend to bring the faithful closer to God and to remind them on the suffering of those less fortunate. Muslims often donate to charities during the month and feed the hungry. When fasting, they exercise self-restraint.
It is a time to detach from worldly pleasures and focus on one’s prayers. Many Muslims dress more conservatively during Ramadan and spend more time at the mosque than at any other time of the year. However, after a day being thirsty and hungry, it’s the Muslims who appreciate good food and drinks more than non-Muslims and sometimes, due to work commitment, they had no choice but to rely on Bazaar Ramadan and food outlets to break fast.
If it’s a dilema to some Muslims on finding a place to eat during the Ramadan month in Kuching, I would recommend The Banquet as one of the options to break the fast.
THE BANQUET RAMADAN BUFFET
Located at third mile, Kuching, the Banquet had decided to prepare good food at an affordable price (RM48 for adults and RM24 for chidren under 12 years old) for the Muslims and food lovers around Kuching. Inspired by the beautiful countryside scenery of Sarawak, the Banquet had thoughtfully decorated the restaurant into a village-look-alike so that Muslims patrons would feel at home.
It’s quite surprising that with RM42 per person, the Banquet had generously prepared more than a hundred dishes to choose from. It’s seriously value for money (especially now things aren’t cheap). If you think, you want to start light, you can go for these dishes:
Crab and chicken soup
The dishes served at The Banquet are mostly locally cooked with local ingredients. You’ll see less western dishes here.
Fried Kueh and potatoes
Lamb chop, Stingray and cuttlefish
Now, if you are ready for the main course, you have the options of:
Mix vegetable, beef rendang, fish, fried bee hoon and rice
There were six types of drinks provided free flow, ranging from hot to cold drinks.
Coffee and tea
The dessert were adequately prepared.
I’ve tried almost all the dishes. Although most of them were delicious, I had two favourite dishes that night. There were
Nasi lemak (The rice was from Bario)
It’s okay to bring your family here once a while. I’m sure your wives would be happy to get a night off from cooking. Surely the kids would enjoy eating outside too.
So, if you’re interested to come here for a Ramadan Buffet, please walk in to their restaurant (The Banquet) or call them for booking at 082-451 414 . They are at Sublot 1-8, Lot 745 Blk 218 KNLD, 3rd Exchange Commercial Centre, Jalan Datuk Tawi Sli, Kuching, 93250, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia