Ramadan Buffet & Corporate Dinner at Fresh Restaurant in Thistle Port Dickson

Thistle Hotels & Resorts Malaysia operates the Thistle brand in Malaysia. Currently, it has 2 properties, Thistle Port Dickson Resort which rebranded from Guoman Resort Port Dickson in April 2009 and Thistle Johor Bahru which opened its doors in June 2009. Both properties are 5-star hotels, endorsed by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia. Their hotels seeks to deliver a traditional hotel experience including attractive accommodation, fast & free wireless broadband, great places to eat and drink, and of course, warm Malaysian hospitality.

In line with this, Thistle Port Dickson held a corporate dinner Ramadan buffet called Thistle Nostalgia Ramadan for companies and organizations related to them.

The buffet has 11 food cooked in Kawah, which all has exceptional food varieties that will surely satisfy your cravings.

You can also see the live cooking areas like the Satay and Murtabak. Watch the above videos!

They have wide choices of food & desserts, which includes ABC (Air Batu Campur) and Fried Noodles – which was Yusof’s favorite because it was hot & spicy and just cooked so they serve it warm (watch the above video – it’s still smokin’ hot even when we were about to eat)!

There are also the laksa, noodles & kuetiaw variations.

Of course a buffet will never be complete without roasted lamb. This is perfect for the lamb lovers and it is presented still on a grill! Surely your mouth will water with just the view of it.

Of course a meal can never be complete without rice. In this case, you can pick between plain rice which you can pair up with many of the main dishes or try their chicken rice as it is.

Shafa’s found her favorite roti jala at the buffet table too. There are also different kinds of salad to choose from if you want to go light on the meals.

But of course, there are various desserts to choose from. The buffet caters desserts from traditional to modern ones that would surely fit one’s love for something sweet. Watch below live videos for full understanding of the Ramadan Buffet and the corporate dinner. We even managed to get the head chef to speak on the first video!

Thistle Port Dickson is located at KM16, Teluk Kemang, Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan within a 36 hectares Tropical Paradise and only an hour’s drive from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, the Resort boasts a private 3KM sandy beach shoreline.

The Ramadan buffet 2019 is available till 02nd June 2019 at RM68.00nett (Adult) | RM38.00nett (Child: 7-12 years old).

Ramadan Buffet at Reef Cafe in D’Wharf Hotel & Serviced Residence

This year, Reef Cafe set up delicious local fare, highlighting traditional Malay and kampung flavours throughout this fasting month. Menu is rotated daily from 10th May to 2nd June 2019, promising a buka puasa treat with more than 50 traditional Malaysian dishes comprising appetizers, soups, main dishes, drinks and desserts that will satisfy your palate!

The buffet is set up at one corner so it is easier to spot.

Ulam, Sambal & Keropok will greet you immediately as you approach the set up.

They also have ayam kerutuk & daging goreng kunyit, which are Shafa’s favourite, as well as Pucuk Paku Kacang Panjang.

The main highlight would be the “Special Spice Lamb Soup & D’ Wharf Lamb Legs” served with specialty sauce at the carving station. With its secret marination and seasoning recipe, the lamb is roasted to perfect succulent meat texture, smothered with homemade gravy and served with side servings. There will be 5 stalls items which changes on daily basis.

The Special Spice Lamb Soup is Shafa’s favourite since she was a kid. Brings back a lot of good memories with her late father.

Bubur lambuk is also served for rice porridge lovers.

They also served another one of Shafa’s favourite : Salai Ikan Keli Masak Lemak Cili Api.

And for those who like simple food, there’s the Fried Noodle to balance the overwhelming food choices.

Also there’s Sambal Tauhu & Ikan Bilis for a delightful taste.

One may continue his/her dinner journey with assorted local desserts such as the Apam, Cara Berlauk, Kuih Bakar, Kuih Lapis, Puteri Mandi, Wajik, Asssorted French Pastries, Assorted Jelly & Pudding, Assorted Cream Caramel, fruits and assorted flavoured ice-cream.

Choose from various traditional and modern desserts available.

This cafe is overlooking PD Waterfront and it’s near to the beach. From the café you can see the PD Waterfront. As we finish up with this buffet experience, we managed to get the picture of the chef with the buffet!

To complete the Ramadan package, D’ Wharf Hotel also provides prayer facilities for the Muslim patrons and ample free parking space. This year, the Ramadhan Buffet is priced at RM 68 nett per adult and RM 30 nett per child / Senior citizen for the Walk-in Guest.

Room Promotion Packages
Date Promotion: 5 May to 9 June 2019
Superior Room – RM 180 nett inclusive Breakfast or Sahur for 2 person. Premier Suite – RM 350 nett inclusive Breakfast or Sahur for 4 person.

Date Promotion: 10 May to 2 June 2019
Superior Room – RM 278 nett inclusive Breakfast/Sahur for 2 person & Berbuka Puasa for 2 person
Premier Suite – RM 548 nett inclusive Breakfast/Sahur for 4 person & Berbuka Puasa for 4 person

D’ Wharf Hotel & Serviced Residence is strategically located in the heart of Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan. The Hotel is accessible via the North-South Expressway and is about an hour drive from Kuala Lumpur.

Ramadan Buffet at Klana Coffee House in Klana Beach Resort

We get the chance to spend time at a Muslim-friendly hotel – the Klana Beach Resort located at Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. Read our previous post on stay review at Klana Beach Resort.

Aside from the mesmerizing view of the sea and sky while having a refreshing dip, we also get to enjoy the food the resort offers!

The main buffet of various food is located inside the cafe of the resort but they have a few stalls outside surrounded with beautiful string lights which really intensifies the experience.

Eating a delightful food right outside – beside the beach – what a view to enjoy a sumptuous meal, right?

One of the food that we tasted was the Lai Chi Kang, which satisfied our sweet tooth cravings.

We also tried the Ayam Rendang Cili Api, Pucuk Ubi Tempoyak and Gulai Siput Sedut. They were hot with the right amount of spices, making us went for second serving!

Sambal and salted fish were star food for Kampung food lovers like Shafa. There were many types of sambal available, you will surely find one that suits your taste bud. Mouth-watering, right?


The savory Lemongrass Rice paired with meals like Ayam Penyek, Daging Masak Hitam, Kacang Buncis Goreng, Ikan Masin and Bubur Lambuk & Bubur Kacang Hijau.

The selection was really wide, I know. But here’s more! The Sambal Udang, though, is a star. Every bite is bursting with the delicious flavor of the prawn and complex flavor of the fiery sambal.

And of course, there are these various types of Keropok – Malaysian’s favourite finger foods!

And what better way to end tasty meals than by having luscious desserts! And like all the meal, the selection is also wide. You can pick from a combination of traditional and modern desserts like chocolate fountain with fruits, cakes and Lemang, which is a traditional Malaysian favourite.

Watch the above live video, recorded on Facebook, for the full information on the menu available at the Ramadan Buffet in Klana Beach Resort.

What also made us happy was the availability of surau nearby, which is perfect for Muslims to perform their prayers.

Have you tried Ramadan Buffet at Klana Beach Resort before? Let us know your experience!

BBQ Dinner @ Coffee House, Glory Beach Resort – Enjoying BBQ Food By The Beach

What a great weather these days, so our family decided to spend a night at the Glory Beach Resort and indulged in a BBQ buffet – thanks to the grassy area overlooking the ocean in the resort, everything was awesome!

Let us take you back to our mouth watering experience! The desserts, salads, coffee and tea were outstanding. Tip: Take small bits of everything so you don’t miss out on any.

First on the list was the grilled marinated lamb and its sauces. It had a very distinctive taste, as well as juicy and smoky. It’s from a mild marinade that you could still taste the mix. Oozing with rosemary garlic and it’s herb-y flavors, we can still remember the little kicks in every bite! If you love to dip them in sauces, feel free to choose the sauce that fits well to your lamb taste buds – you have plenty to choose from. 😉

Another star was the grilled marinated chicken. You’ll know it was marinated and grilled just enough. You see its tenderness and plumpness when you see it but what you also need to know it is healthy, no fuss and packed with so much flavor.

You’ll never not notice the potato wedges because you can smell the parmesan on it and you see it’s oven fresh as well as the corn on cob – you’ll not miss the butter smell either.

For pasta people, the spaghetti bolognese is highly recommended. If you’re a rice person, there’s definitely the delish fried rice.

All in all, It’s definitely one to remember. Watch the above live video for the real experience of the environment. Until next time! 😉

Family Set @ Coffee House, Glory Beach Resort – Approved By The Elderlies And Toddler

As many of our readers know, our family were recently blessed to stay at the Glory Beach Resort in Malaysia. It was a lovely experience full of the utmost comfort, serene views and family-friendly adventures. Our toddler, especially, loved our accommodations; he didn’t waste a single moment before he was off exploring our apartment and basking in all of the excitement in the way that only starry eyed toddlers can.

In a previous blog post we talked more about our suite as well as our adventures (the beach, sight-seeing, etc.). If you missed it you can view it here. In today’s blog post, however, we want to focus on one of my favorite parts of travel: the food. Being on the go so much as we are, we have infinite chances to try some of the best dishes our country has to offer. Being able to stay at the Glory Beach Resort meant that once again we’d be able to sample the delights of our travels. This blog post will focus on the Coffee House and the aromatic, taste bud tantalizing family set meal. We opted for the 4-pax meal, which is priced at RM68. If you dine with more people, you may opt for the 6-pax, which is priced at RM78.

The first part of the meal we want to mention is the Nasi Putih. There are a lot of people who don’t like plain white rice but personally, we eat it plain or with sides, which are traditionally served as proteins and vegetables.

In fact, Sayur goreng campur, which are fried mixed vegetables, is another dish that we were able to sample and that went very well with the Nasi Putih. Ours came in a light, savory broth that complimented the vegetables well. Although you can eat the Sayur goreng campur as is, in the broth, you can also mix it up a bit and spoon the broth & vegetables over the Nasi Putih. Both versions of the dishes, alone or together, are absolutely delicious.

A personal favorite of ours, out of the set we sampled, was the Ikan siakap 3 rasa. For those who are unfamiliar with this particular dish, it is one you have to try out for yourselves if you’re ever at the Glory Beach Resort. At the heart of the dish, you have a wonderfully fried sea bass with a sweet, sour and spicy sauce that compliments it perfectly! The parsley garnish sprinkled over the top adds a pop of color as well as speaks to the eye of the avid foodie.

Are you a fan of eggs? For us, there is no “set” time for an omelette. Morning, noon and night; any time is great for an omelette or as it is known at the Coffee House, Telur dadar. Traditionally, the fluffy Telur dadar is created by adding a teaspoon of water to your egg mixture, beating until the mixture is bubbly and pan frying in a bit of oil. You can also fry it in butter if you prefer but either way, Telur dadar is a tasty dish for any time of the day. Our dish was loaded with fresh vegetables and served with fresh tomato and sheets of romaine lettuce.

Last but certainly not least is another plate that we found to be quite tasty as well: Tomyam ayam. This broth based soup is not only fragrant, giving off a lovely spicy smell, but also full of garlic & herbs as well as shallots and lemongrass. To add to the aromatic broth, you get a well-rounded blend of hearty chicken, spring onions, chili peppers and a hint of coriander. For the soup lovers and also for those who enjoy a little bit of heat to their meals, this Thai soup is a keeper and a must-try dish!

Our family take our food very seriously. It is one of our favorite parts of traveling, aside from the sense of great adventures around every turn. Watch this live video to listen to the comments from ourselves as well as both of our mothers!

The Coffee House at Glory Beach Resort is a must-stop destination if you’re staying within the resort or looking for a brief respite from your adventuring with friends, or in our case, family!