A range of options to break the ritual fast this Ramadan.
As one of the most observed periods in the Islamic calendar dawns, hotels across Jakarta have put together menus for the special meal marking the end of the fasting day. From traditional Indonesian favourites to global delights, we present a few options available this year.
A Ramadan Traditions
The Sultan Hotel & Residence Jakarta
To mark the Holy Month, The Sultan Hotel & Residence Jakarta invites guests to dine at Lagoon Cafe’s Ramadan Buffet Delight, a special celebration of food and culture inspired by Ramadan’s true spirit of giving and sharing.
The hotel invites guests to share the ceremonial breakfasting with loved ones in the relaxed, family-friendly setting combining Royal Javanese ambiance with Middle Eastern Style. The hotel offers a deliciously authentic Iftar buffet where guests may enjoy a plentiful array of Middle Eastern specialities and beverages, including Nasi Kebuli and Kebab, combined with Indonesia traditional dishes and a delightful variety of Arabic dates, sweets, and desserts. Meanwhile, Lagoon Lounge has mouthwatering Tajil, which consist of Indonesian Jajan Pasar, Kolak (sweet potato with caramel sauce), dates creation desserts and cookies.
The Sultan Hotel & Residence Jakarta offers Ramadhan hampers full of Lapis Legit, Kastengel, Nastar, Double Choco Cookies, Cheese Stick and Chocolate Praline that one can present to relatives in Idul Fitri. Ramadan is a time for family, friends, and reflection. Create unforgettable memories by celebrating traditional Ramadan festivities with loved ones at The Sultan Hotel & Residence Jakarta.
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Luminous Ramadhan Experience
Hotel Borobudur Jakarta
To enliven the Ramadhan season, Hotel Borobudur Jakarta presents Luminous Ramadhan Bazaar. The most awaited bazaar will be held along the lobby area of Bogor Cafe during May 11 to June 8 with various tenants and products from fashion, lifestyle to food and beverage.
Hotel Borobudur Jakarta also offers a variety of mouth-watering culinary at its outlets. To start the breakfasting, Pendopo Lounge prepares Tajil Station with buffet and special beverages with choice of Fi Al Fajr (Dawn), Al Shafaq (Dusk) and Layl (Night). Bogor Cafe is ready to serve with a wide variety of Breakfasting Buffet or you may choose to have Breakfasting Dinner at Timor Room during the Holy Month. For Japanese food lovers, Miyama Japanese Restaurant specially prepares Ramadhan Mini Bento during the festive season.
To celebrate the majestic Eid Al-Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan with Idul Fitri Corner at Bogor Cafe. Borobudur Hampers are also available at Borobudur Gourmet as a gesture to greet family, relatives, friends or colleagues during Ramadan. hotelborobudur.com
Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta
Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta invites guests to break the fast with an array of delicious food offerings and share the well wishes through its beautiful hampers. This year, Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta’s Ramadan decoration features a colourful Moroccan tent inspiration at Lobby Lounge.
The hotel highlights the culinary breakfasting at SATOO where chefs will present special culinary creations from Indonesia, which offers the most loved cuisine for breakfasting such as Sweet Tajil appetisers including Bubur Tampah, Es Selendang Mayang, and more. The special savouries menu are Nasi Kebuli Rempah, Sop Buntut with Trio Sambal, Martabak Telur, Ayam Bakar Pecak and more.
To share the holy month’s blessings, SATOO Deli Shop offers Ramadhan hampers. The hampers come in golden boxes that comes in three sizes namely Ajwa, Hikmah, and Sukkari, it contains the delicious selection of Indonesian and western Lebaran cookies. shangri-la.com/jakarta
A Journey through Baharat Market
The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Pacific Place
The month of Ramadan is upon us, where fasting is the most remarkable feature of the blessed month. This year, Baharat opens from May 16 to June 10. Located in the 4th-floor Ballroom Foyer of The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Pacific Place, Baharat offers a tantalizing Iftar and traditional Ramadan delicacies with a special themed this year, Souq – a Middle Eastern traditional market.
The hotel is proud to welcome back Chef Rabih Yantany from Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Oman – accompanied by Chef Muhammad Shareef; these two well-trained and highly skilled chefs carrying rich experiences specializing in Arabic and Lebanese cuisines.
Transformed into Souq market with classy décor, Baharat is an ideal venue within the mall for socializing with friends and family during Ramadan. With capacity up to 250 persons, guests can experience a small high-end shopping from various vendors. With the tasteful choice of entertainment, the unique venue will give an unforgettable Ramadan ambiance.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/indonesia/jakarta-pacific-place.
Raffles Hotel Jakarta
Enjoy the Turkish Festival with your family and friends at Arts Cafe by Raffles. Chef Ismail and Chef Bayram from the Swissotel Bosphorus, proudly present “The Bridge over The Bosphorus”, bringing you the very best that Istanbul has to offer. They will be preparing specialities from both “European” west as well as the “Asian” east bank of the famous river. Savour true authentic Turkish cuisine such as the various spiced Lamb Kebabs, live Shawarma station, thin crust Turkish pizzas, Turkish salads and Chefs’ famous Baklava. It is no surprise that Istanbul is often referred to as the city where East meets West.
Celebrate this joyous occasion with the whole family while enjoying the most lavish Turkish spread in town. The Chefs will present all the most popular dishes of the month to commemorate the Eid Al-Fitri holiday.
“The Bridge over The Bosphorus” continues in the newest Ramadan Pop-Up restaurant: The Turkish Bazaar. In collaboration with the Turkish Embassy of Jakarta, discover the authentic experience of dining in a Turkish Bazaar including Turkish entertainment, decoration, traditional artifacts, and Sisha! raffles.com/jakarta
Hotel Mulia Senayan, Jakarta
Hotel Mulia Senayan, Jakarta welcomes the holy month of Ramadan by presenting the tradition in its outstanding hotel restaurants. The breakfasting tradition features a wide selection of buffet dishes, including Cantonese and Sichuan flavours in Table8, authentic French and Pan-Asian dishes at ORIENT8, tasteful Japanese cuisine at Edogin, and International cuisine at The Café, complimented at the start of the breakfasting with a special Tajil dish and beverage. Extend your warmest Ramadan greetings with Hotel Mulia Senayan, Jakarta’s exclusive selection of personalised Ramadan Hampers during the month of Ramadan at The Chocolate Boutique. The special Ramadan buffet is available May 15 to June 16.
The Moroccan Way
Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Jakarta
This year, Cinnamon and Lyon at Mandarin Oriental Jakarta present a Moroccan-themed breakfasting offer with Guest Chef Salim Ait Ezzine from Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech. Born into a family of chefs, Chef Salim started his career at the Relais & Châteaux Ksar Char-Bagh Hotel before moving to the Middle East, where he extended his knowledge of French gastronomy under the leadership of Chef Taiffour, a former collaborator of Michelin-starred Chef Yannick Alléno.
Guests dining at Cinnamon during the Holy Month can enjoy an all-you-can-eat dining experience featuring authentic Moroccan delights such as Tangia Marrakchia – slow cooked calf shank, Kebab Maghdour – Moroccan Tajine of cubed meat, and Harira – traditional soup from Fez. Cinnamon’s warm atmosphere is perfect for gatherings with families, friends, and colleagues.
The Iftar experience at one of Jakarta’s finest French restaurant, Lyon, will feature a wide range of delectable French delicacies with a touch of Morocco and Indonesia.
Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta
As Ramadan is approaching, the talented chefs at Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta have prepared various Indonesian Ramadan favourites at Signatures Restaurant from Es Cendol to Gulai Ayam. Begin the fasting day with Suhoor and end it with an Iftar buffet, which comes with an assortment of Tajil and hot tea. Celebrate the special day with Eid-themed buffet, Ketupat Brunch, where diners will enjoy an extensive buffet of local specialties, including the Ketupat, Opor Ayam and Sambal Goreng Ati for Eid Al-Fitr Day.
Breakfasting gathering is also available on our rooftop The Sky Pool Bar and Café with an Iftar buffet for a minimum booking of 30 persons. And for a special Tajil menu, Lobby Nirwana Lounge also offers a package to break your fast.
To share the holy month’s blessings, Sweet Boutique by Kempinski offers Eid Hampers for your family, friends, and colleagues. Allow us to assist you with our delectable combination of cakes, cookies and sweet bites that will impress your loved ones!
The Spirit of Ramadan
Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta
Starting from mid-May until mid-June 2018, Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta offers an array of exceptional experiences for you to gather with family and friends in the spirit of Ramadan. Palm Court offers a stylish venue to breakfast for discerning gourmands. The culinary team has carefully prepared a selection of home-cooked Indonesian favourite Tajil, such as Kolak Pisang, Tempe Mendoan, Arem-Arem and many more. Then indulge in an Iftar set menu featuring local delights and traditional dishes with a modern twist.
For larger corporate groups looking to mark the occasion, the Ballroom is the ideal setting for breaking the fast together. The culinary team has also prepared special buffet selections of Indonesian, Asian and Middle Eastern Menus with a mix of regional and international delicacies. In addition, the culinary team offers an array of live stations to choose from, that truly showcase the skills of our culinary team.
In this season of giving, spread kindness through the exclusive Ramadan hampers. The team has put together special delicacies including Stuffed Dates, Lapis, and Eid Homemade Festive
such as Kastangel, Nastar, Chocolate Cookies and Putri Salju, that will bring back the memories of your family Ramadan tradition. fourseasons.com/jakarta
Ramadan & Eid Al-Fitr 1439 H Celebration
Hotel Gran Mahakam
To commemorate the holy month of Ramadan and Eid Al-Fitr 1439 H, Hotel Gran Mahakam presents package offers for stay and breakfasting at Le Gran Café and AOKI Japanese Cuisine. The room package this year will start from June 4 to July 1 will include an accommodation in a Deluxe Room, early breakfast for two persons, welcome drink and fresh fruits upon arrival.
The guest will be pampered with sumptuous breakfasting buffet from May 15 to June 14, Le Gran Café has prepared a wide range of tempting sweets Tajil and various dishes that only available during the month of Ramadan. Superb selections of the tasty and authentic Ramadan Highlight menu such as Sop Iga Asam, Kambing Bakar Saus Kurma, and the famous Nasi Kecombrang, will pamper your breakfasting moment. For dessert lovers, the innovative chef will prepare Putu Mayang, Lapis Beras Pink, Ketan Pandan Kinca, Tape Bakar, Kurma Cake and the refreshing drink Coconut Lime Green.
To fulfil your needs in preparing Ramadan events such as gathering or Halal Bihalal, the hotel also offers a banquet and On-Site Catering package to be held at Hotel Gran Mahakam or at your own place.granmahakam.com