“Kembara Iftar” Ramadhan Buffet 2019 @ WEIL Hotel Ipoh

For this year’s Ramadhan buffet, WEIL Hotel Ipoh chose the theme Kembara Iftar, meaning Journey of Ramadhan in which they will showcase two Ramadhan menus, featured on a rotation basis. It is the journey of discovering the diverse spread of Malaysia’s signature dishes hailing from some of the 12 states around the country to reminisce the sweet hometown memory that each of us grew up in.

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Note: This is part of my Staycation@WEIL 2019 review. Links will be updated here once they’re posted. Keep checking back for updates!

"Kembara Iftar" Ramadhan Buffet 2019 @ WEIL Hotel Ipoh

One of their must-try signature dish – Whole Barbecued Lamb with 3 choices of gravy.

BBQ lamb is a must for me everywhere I go but I always prefer WEIL Hotel’s BBQ lamb more than anywhere else mainly because of the gravy selection.

Another favorite would be their satay. Absolutely DELICIOUS. Skewered meat cooked with perfection with yummy peanut sauce.

"Kembara Iftar" Ramadhan Buffet 2019 @ WEIL Hotel Ipoh

Both the menus include more than 10 types of local salads, served with a selection of salted fish, crackers and sambal and four international salads. Their Main Course features 14 dishes combining cuisine from the three main ethnic groups – Malay, Chinese and Indian with the highlight being their favorite Sup Tulang Kambing.

"Kembara Iftar" Ramadhan Buffet 2019 @ WEIL Hotel Ipoh

Assistant Food and Beverage Manager, T. Saravanan said that the theme came from Malaysia’s diverse cultural and historical influences that make our food, ever so colorful and tasteful.

“Let us bring you on Malaysia’s cuisine journey with our Kembara Iftar buffet spread, tickling that spicy, sweet and flavourful tang into your tastebud,” Saravanan said.

"Kembara Iftar" Ramadhan Buffet 2019 @ WEIL Hotel Ipoh

Their infamous Action Stall Corner featuring eight authentically decorated stalls serving Malaysian cuisine from across the nation will also be making a comeback.

You can find local favorites like popia basah, shawarma, chicken rice, fried noodle, and even ais kacang to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings.

"Kembara Iftar" Ramadhan Buffet 2019 @ WEIL Hotel Ipoh

Their ulam-ulaman section has all kinds of ulam and sambal.

"Kembara Iftar" Ramadhan Buffet 2019 @ WEIL Hotel Ipoh

Their dessert selection never disappoint. From cakes to tarts to puddings to local kuih.

"Kembara Iftar" Ramadhan Buffet 2019 @ WEIL Hotel Ipoh
Indian Paella Rice with Seafood

At the Indian cuisine section you could find a variety of Indian dish but there’s one type of food that really caught my interest – the lamb murtabak!

It was my first time tasting a murtabak with lamb filling instead of the common beef and chicken. It’s SO GOOD. Seriously, I wish people would sell lamb murtabak.

"Kembara Iftar" Ramadhan Buffet 2019 @ WEIL Hotel Ipoh

Apart from murtabak, you could also find roti john and tandoori.

"Kembara Iftar" Ramadhan Buffet 2019 @ WEIL Hotel Ipoh

There’s one drink I always look forward to – the masala tea.

The live ‘Teh Tarik Counter‘ prepares the normal teh tarik but you could also choose to either add ginseng or masala. I absolutely LOVE masala (or in another name, chai tea). It may not be everyone’s cup of tea, though, especially if you’re not a fan of the aromatic and strong taste of spices such as cardamom, cloves, etc.

Their masala tea is quite mild and not as strong as authentic Indian chai tea but it’s still good.

"Kembara Iftar" Ramadhan Buffet 2019 @ WEIL Hotel Ipoh

When I was busy taking pictures and video, I noticed a group of people including photographers coming my way. I ignored them at first but as they got closer, I realized they were taking pictures of the Menteri Besar Perak, YAB Dato’ Seri Ahmad Faizal bin Azumu.

It was awesome to finally see the new Perak’s menteri besar up-close. Also present was Mr. Liew Yu-Wei, the Executive Director of WEIL Hotel Ipoh.

I loved everything that I tried at the buffet, especially the BBQ lamb and satay, of course. And lamb murtabak, oh my gosh.

A favorite during the Ramadan is the Bubur Lambuk and their Bubur Lambuk Ibunda just can’t be missed! During Ramadhan, Bubur Lambuk Ibunda will be distributed to two mosques in Ipoh frequented by the less fortunate.

The Kembara Iftar Ramadhan buffet dinner is priced at RM88 per adult, RM78 per senior citizen and RM39 per child (five years and above). Enjoy the Early Bird promotion of RM70 per adult available until 13 May.

For more information and inquiries, please call WEIL Hotel at +605 208 2228 or email enquiries@weilhotel.com

Here’s a short video of the Ramadhan buffet that I’ve put together. Don’t forget to subscribe to my new channel – Creative Neko Media


WEIL Hotel Ipoh is managed by WEIL Resources Sdn Bhd, a member of the Thong Fook Group. The Chairman is Dato’ Liew Sew Yee, whose late father started the Thong Thye Groundnut Factory under the popular Pagoda brand in 1945. WEIL Resources is spearheaded by Mr. Liew Yu-Wei, the Executive Director.

An urban retreat set in a quaint city famed for the authentic charm of its locals, WEIL Hotel keeps the Ipoh heritage of simplicity and hospitality alive, in a stylishly-designed contemporary setting.

WEIL Hotel is designed around the idea of perpetuating the simple, endearing hospitality of Ipoh’s local community, delivered in the form of the WEIL signature service by highly-trained professionals – and actualized within a contemporary chic environment.

Located at Jalan Sultan Idris Shah (formerly known as Brewster Road), WEIL Hotel is not only situated in the heart of Ipoh but it is made even more strategic by the adjoining Ipoh Parade, a renowned shopping destination.


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Tany @ Sinfully Delicious

Tany has been blogging since 2001 and is currently a full-time blogger/writer and aspires to be a published author. Based in Ipoh, she shares her passion & love for delicious foods as well as events & happenings around Ipoh. A bubble tea & social media addict, Tany spends her free time on Youtube & Netflix. Email sinfullydelicious.net@gmail.com for collaboration/event invitation.

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