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Malang hotels, restaurants present special dishes for 'iftar'

Nedi Putra AW

The Jakarta Post

Malang, East Java  /  Sun, May 12, 2019  /  01:02 pm
Malang hotels, restaurants present special dishes for 'iftar'

Hotel Tugu Malang's SaigonSan restaurant serves Thai and Vietnamese food presented in a special dragon boat. The package, named Chao Praya Night Market, includes Thai and Vietnamese barbecue, Lao-lao beef and mango salad. (JP/Nedi Putra AW)

Several hotels and restaurants in Malang, East Java are offering special iftar (breaking-of-the-fast meal) menus for those wishing to break their Ramadan fast and proceed to dinner. The iftar menu is usually presented in packages for group dining with family or friends.

For those in Malang but craving Balinese food for iftar, Ubud Hotel and Cottages in Malang may be a good choice. 

The establishment is presenting main courses such as sate lilit (ground meat seasoned with herbs grilled on lemongrass skewers), ayam taliwang (spicy grilled chicken dish), urap-urap (green vegetable salad dressed with spicy shredded coconut), complete with Balinese special chili and spicy condiments sambal embe and sambal matah. 

For those in Malang but craving Balinese food for iftar, Ubud Hotel and Cottages in Malang can be a good choice. For those in Malang but craving Balinese food for iftar, Ubud Hotel and Cottages in Malang can be a good choice.  (JP/Nedi Putra AW)

The menu is presented in the Kampoeng Ubud package that can be enjoyed for Rp 75,000 (US$ 5.24) per pax.

Meanwhile, Whiz Prime Hotel is serving up its Delight of Ramadan menu featuring Javanese cuisine.

Guests can enjoy tofu and tempe penyet (prepared by lightly beating the tofu or tempe to sambal chili sauce), fried anchovies and catfish accompanied by fresh green vegetables, kering tempe (thin sliced tempe, fried and smothered with sweet and spicy sauce) and Malang’s signature cwie mie (chicken noodle soup). 

Those with a sweet tooth could opt for bubur sum-sum (sweet rice pudding), bubur kacang hijau (sweet mung bean porridge), or bubur ketan hitam (sweet black sticky rice pudding). The menu can be enjoyed for Rp 75,000 per pax.

Whiz Prime Hotel in Malang, East Java, is serving up a special menu titled Delight of Ramadan featuring Javanese cuisine.Whiz Prime Hotel in Malang, East Java, is serving up a special menu titled Delight of Ramadan featuring Javanese cuisine. (JP/Nedi Putra AW)

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Other exciting options come from two restaurants in Hotel Tugu Malang that are going the extra mile by preparing special dishes from various countries in Southeast Asia. 

Melati restaurant is presenting its 101 Malay Street Food package, which includes gulai ikan bawal Kelantan (sour and spicy fish stew), laksa lemak Melayu (Penang laksa noodle soup), and Char Kway Teow Penang (fried flat noodle with shrimp and mussel). 

Meanwhile, SaigonSan restaurant is offering Thai and Vietnamese food presented in a special dragon boat. The package, named Chao Praya Night Market, includes Thai and Vietnamese barbecue, Lao-lao beef and mango salad.

Packages are available for groups of 10, with prices starting from Rp 225,000++.

Hotel Tugu Malang also presents Indonesian culinary delights through traditional snack platters. Hotel Tugu Malang also presents Indonesian culinary delights through traditional snack platters. (JP/Nedi Putra AW)

Hotel Tugu Malang is also presenting Indonesian culinary delights through traditional snack platters that include onde-onde (sweet fried ball filled with mung bean custard and sprinkled with sesame seed) and kue mangkok (Indonesia's take of cupcake made from rice flour). (gis/mut)

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