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In conjunction with the border reopening, the newly-opened Sunway Hotel Big Box in Sunway City Iskandar Puteri, Johor, has prepared a sumptuous gastronomic spread for the month of Ramadan.

Conceptualised as “Juadah Big Box,” the buffet features delicacies by the newly-installed Executive Chef Jamaluddin Sadikum, a seasoned Chef who has been in the industry for close to 30 years and his team of culinary experts. Chef Jamaluddin Sadikum also brings his experience from Sunway’s flagship hotel in Sunway City Kuala Lumpur including stints with international hotel chains. 

Together, the culinary team has reimagined timeless classics for the modern palate to craft an extraordinary Ramadan affair that comes complete with live-action cooking stations. For the entire month of Ramadan, there will be three different menus on rotation with more than 300 palate-pleasers. 

Each of the menus will feature aromatic soups such as soup pindang lautan, soto ayam madura, and sup tulang tambak. 

Some of the must-try meat dishes that are stewed in aromatics and infused with an abundance of spices for hours till they are tender are the rendang kambing, kambing krutuk, and daging rendang. 

Seafood enthusiasts will be delighted to find a selection of seafood dishes cooked to perfection in fragrant coconut milk such as sotong sumbat masak lemak selasih, ketam masak lemak nanas, as well as a classic favourites such as ikan patin masak tempoyak bertimum tua. 

For those who enjoy the bustling bazaar experience with the mingling of exotic aromas wafting through the air, the main attraction will be the eight live action stations at the outdoor area next to the infinity pool. The action stations with its cheerful chefs will operate throughout the promotion period. 

The dessert station offers a wide spread of home-made traditional kuih such as the kuih ondeh-ondeh, kuih keria, kuih gula hangus and kuih ketayap. The grill station offers grilled fish, a selection of satay, seafood, and a whole roasted lamb with assorted grilled vegetables. The fried snacks station offers everyone’s favourite roadside indulgence including ubi goreng, durian tempura, goreng pisang and cucur udang. The shaved ice station offers ice-cold ais kacang and cendol, while the murtabak station offers bazaar favourites like murtabak and roti john.

Yong tau foo and braised noodles are also available at the braising station. The fried noodle station allows diners to create their own noodle dish with a selection of seafood and vegetables, while the chicken and duck rice stall serves up every Malaysian’s go to dish. 

As perfect accompaniments to the Ramadan feast, diners will be spoiled for choice with a wide assortment of more appetisers and salads, savories and pickles, and dressings and sambals will also be served every day. 

The Juadah Big Box is available at Sunway Hotel Big Box’s Pendas Café from April 5 to April 28 from 6.30 pm to 10.30 pm daily and is priced at MYR128.00 nett per adult and MYR64.00 nett per child (aged 6 to 12 years). Early bird reservations are until April 4, and will be at RM 108.00 nett per adult and MYR54.00 per child (aged 6 to 12 years). The Pendas Café kitchen is halal certified. 

For reservations at Sunway Hotel Big Box, please call +607-5336653 or e-mail