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Restaurant Review :- Ramadan Buffet at Grand Lexis Port Dickson

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My Review on the Ramadan Buffet at Grand Lexis Port Dickson

My first Buffet Ramadan Stop this year was in Grand Lexis Port Dickson. The buffet was held at the Duyung Restaurant. This year apart from the local goodies they had a Middle Eastern station loaded with Kebab, Lamb Mandi Rice with Chick pea and my favourite of all these dishes was the Hummus. It was something different from the normal.

As we came during the first week of Ramadan there was not much of a crowd, so my wife and I really took our time eating. We didn’t need to rush.

 

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THE BUFFET CENTRE PIECE

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EIGHT TYPES OF COLD BEVERAGES

At the Ramadan Buffet in Grand Lexis they have eight types of cold beverage which was Bandung, Kurma Cordial,Corn, Sugar Cane and so on.

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ULAM AND SALAD COUNTER

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THE DESSERT COUNTER

As with most Ramadan Buffet elsewhere, there were lots of cakes, local kuih and pastries. At the dessert counter, they even had Middle Eastern desserts such as Rose Shaped Arabic Danish, Ghreyba Butter Cookies, Turkish Tulumba Arabic Doughnuts.



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THE MIDDLE EASTERN STATION

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ACTION STALLS

There was a noodle counter serving a variety of noodles like Chicken Soup, Tom Yam and Mee Curry (my favourite). And also a Murtabak and Roti Herba counter preparing different breads like Roti Canai, Murtabak, Roti Herba, Roti Arab, Capati and Naan.

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THE GRILL STATION

At the Grill Station there was beef and chicken satay, kebab, lots of different grill seafood and meats

For the main course there was Seafood Padprik, Chicken in Chili and Honey, Rendang Beef Bones, Mix Vegetables and much much more.

Address:-
Duyung Restaurant
Grand Lexis Port Dickson
Batu 2 Jalan Seremban, 71000, Negeri Sembilan
Telephone number: – 06 653 2000

Verdict:-
The food was nice but there were not much action stalls like Roast Lamb and Freshly Grilled Meats and Satay that you find in some other Ramadan Buffet. Make early reservations as the air conditioned area is small. We noticed a few people had to sit by the walkway or poolcafe. The buffet is priced at RM80.00 nett per person and RM40.00 nett per child. They have also group packages for 5 till 20 persons, you will get a 20% discount and 21 person and above there is a 25% discount.

 





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Sights and Sound of Bazaar Ramadhan



Today Muslims around the world will be celebrating the Holy month of Ramadhan. This is when they would fast between sunrise till sunset. The month of Ramadhan means alot to some. Its a time devoted to spiritual contemplation and contemplate the suffering of others. Apart from that to some the Ramadhan signify that Hari Raya Puasa is just around the corner, especially for the little ones. The litle ones look forward to the nice Raya cloths and the little green packets filled with money. For me the fasting month is an opportunity to try food that is quite hard to come by. Cause during the month of Ramadhan food stalls will be set up selling mouth-watering food and drinks to break fast with. The area where the stalls are set up is usually in a large carpark or an open field. So far the biggest and best Bazaar was at the Shah Alam Stadium in Batu 13 Shah Alam. They took most of the carpark and there are hudreds of stalls of every kind of food and beverage.


There you can find usual ‘buka puasa’ food, such as ‘murtabak’, ‘roti John’, chicken rice. There is also other traditional specialties like the nasi kerabu’ and ‘nasi minyak’ served with a variety of dishes. My favourite will be the “Sambal Ikan Bilis Petai” Yummy!!! At the Bazaar look out for the stall selling Ayam Golek. Its skewered whole chicken slowly roasted over gas and charcoal in a rotational movement. On normal months its hard to find this dish. At the Ayam Golek stall also look out for their Honey Roasted Chicken Wings. Its yummy Apart from food there are also stalls selling a colourful display of beverages. You will find sugar cane, coconut, soya bean and many more.
Bazaar Ramadhan
Photo Credit :- Phalinn Ooi

Stalls are normally set up at about 3 in the afternoon as they want to capture people that leave from work at 5. And for dessert you will findlots of local kuih like kuih ketayap, onde onde and kuih cara. So the place gets very busy and crowded around 5.30 till 6.30pm. So if you have the chance come early thats when you don’t have to rush and get first choice of the goodies. Don’t expect to see any dining area or chairs around as the foods were made to be taken away.
So if you are in Malaysia during the fasting month head over to the Bazzar Ramadhan and you will not be disappointed.

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