In conjunction with the Ramadhan month, the Pullman Miri Waterfront recently held a Ramadhan Client Appreciation Night to celebrate the spirit of Ramadhan with the orphans of Hamidah Yakub. The event also served as a preview to their Ramadhan Buffet, and I had the chance to tag along with the Sarawak Bloggers. Naturally I couldn’t resist because hey – it’s food!
This will be the first time Pullman Miri Waterfront offering the Ramadhan Buffet since the start of their operation back in April 2016. It was also my first time to the hotel, considering that the year that I left the hotel was still under construction. Also, did you know they have an infinity pool overlooking the Miri Waterfront? I need to book a one night stay for that swim, just imagine chilling over the pool with a view of Miri’s infamous sunset!
THE RAMADHAN BUFFET
With a spread of 98 buffet choices, the Pullman Ramadhan Buffet was especially inviting. As we waited for the VIPs and the event to kick off, we were already salivating at the various food choices! There were roasted lamb, shawarma, ulam, assorted local desserts, noodle bar and classic Malay dishes such as the ayam masak merah.
I love how they included the penyaram as part of the spread. This, ladies and gentlemen is a local dessert, and it’s one of my favourite! My grandmother would whip this out during Gawai celebration, invoking childhood memories. They also had local drinks served in those pink stands – the very same you would find in a night market (pasar malam). Too cute!
I must say the main star of the Ramadhan buffet would be the satay and the lemang. Succulent satay sticks, and little fat lemang – it was so good! I accidentally took the sambal thinking it’s the kuah satay, and ended up having to get the fried fish as well to go with the sambal. Oh well, adding more to the waistline then!
The buffet features three different menus rotated on a nightly basis, so there’s always something new to try. Commencing today (May 27) onwards until the end of Ramadhan (June 30), the Ramadhan Buffet is priced at RM98 nett per adult and half price for kids aged 6 to 12.
THE ENGAGEMENT WITH THE ORPHANS
A total of 90 orphans were invited to the dinner, each decked in their classic Raya outfits. They were such a delight to be with, and check out those cheeky poses!
Guest of honour includes the Mayor of Miri Adam Yii and his wife. The kids each received green packets (duit raya) for this event, and it’s really heartwarming to know they’re being treated really well. Spreading the Ramadhan spirit guys!
Also here is a family photo with fellow Sarawak Bloggers (and their plus ones). We deliberately wore Raya outfits to go with the theme, and check out all the happy faces!
CELEBRATING GAWAI? TRY OUT THE GAWAI FESTIVE BUFFET!
In lieu with the upcoming Harvest Festival, Pullman is also serving a special Gawai buffet spread on the 1st and 2nd of June! For those who are not heading back to their longhouses (like me) this is one place for you to celebrate Gawai. For RM88 nett per adult, and half price for children aged 6 to 12 years it is well reasonably priced. Those below six years get to eat for free! 🙂