Friday, 20 July 2012

Food Tree's Ramadan Buffet

The month of Ramadhan is a time for everyone to gorge themselves silly with food. I’m not kidding. People just like to makan, and makan and makan some more. I mean, why shouldn’t they? The restaurants are all providing us with buffet after buffet for really economical prices, to help both your stomach and your wallet.

Well, Forever Hungry does not miss out on the chance of great Ramadhan food. We were fortunate to be invited to a special Ramadhan buffet spread by the good people at Food Tree, under the OWG group.

This is a pretty unique review because we were not only served Malay dishes, but also halal Chinese dishes like the siao long bao and bing pei (frozen skin) mooncakes. More on that below.

The one problem with Food Tree is its location. If you were expecting the place to be a huge tree laden with food, please grow up. Food Tree is located in Glenmarie, notorious for its peak hour traffic jams and difficult to navigate (if you’re not familiar with the area) roads. I will provide a map and possibly the GPS coordinates below.

Now on to the food. The one thing I love about Ramadan is how everyone comes together to makes delicious food, regardless of race. Food Tree is no different. As you will see in the pictures below, there is a variety of food available, from Chinese to Indian to Malay cuisines. All halal of course. 

Look at that delicious spread. 

Look at all those food we're going to eat!

The Singapore Chilli Crab. 

It was a bit cold by the time we got to try it but it still retained that spicy, tangy taste of the Singapore Chilli Crab. I didn't like to use my hands but for the sake of good food, what must be done must be done.

Mutton Rogan Josh. 

I think this is a mutton made by a person called Rogan Josh who was so proud of his mutton that he named it after himself. Very regular mutton, and I would expect this Rogan Josh to average as well. But, y'know, it's all speculation up to this point.

 Ayam Tandoori. 

Typical mamak food. I didn't really like this one because it was too dry. And nothing is worse than dry chicken meat in your mouth. Believe me, I know.

 Nasi Kerabu Pucuk Paku. 

Rice, a staple for any Malaysian Ramadan meal. 

 Siput Sedut Masak Cili Api. 

As a person who cannot eat anything spicy, the name itself scared the living heck out of me. But it turned out to be quite manageable. The only thing was that I needed other people to teach me how to eat this. The trick is to suck really hard and hope that the siput is not shy and comes out from its shell.

Nasi Kerabu Taugeh & Kerang.

More rice? Wow.

Xiao Long Bao. 

Insanely, this usually porky dish is halal. But that takes nothing away from its taste. Aside from maybe the lack of pork, this is a relatively good replica of the soupy xiao long bao you find at Chinese restaurants. Again, the main issue is that it became cold. 

Next came the appetizers, which were strangely served mid-meal. I don't know why either. And because I was mouth deep in food by this point, I may not have been able to correctly name all the below food. But you probably can judge for yourself based on the pictures right?

 Okay, you may not know it but this is filled with kiwi paste. Imagine jam, but kiwi. Lots and lots of kiwi. 

Yam balls. 

I think. I'm definitely sure it's yam though. Balls? Maybe more like egg-shaped. So Egg Shaped Yam Balls.

 This is shrimp fried dumpling with roe

Again, I'm not really sure, but I'm hazarding a guess that what I put into my mouth was shrimp. Of that I am most certain.

This is definitely ABC ice kacang. Honestly, it was too sweet. And when I say something is too sweet, it's probably capable of inducing diabetes at a moment's notice.

  Mango shaved ice with sago. And a cherry on top. Beautiful ain't it?

Technically, the next dish isn't a dessert. It's bing pei (snow skinned) mooncakes. As all mooncakes go, there's a choice of lotus, red bean and other different flavors. This awesome smiling chef here is Chef Chee, the guy who made it all happen. 

 Chef Chee with his masterpiece.

Of course, let's not forget these pretty ladies, Evelyn and Choulyin who tried their hand in making the mooncakes. Not as nice as the Chef Chee's but close enough. 

 Delicious snow skinned mooncakes. Made by the chef and not the pretty ladies, mind you. 

Finally, this is possibly the best thing I ate all night. Seriously, all the above dishes I have gone through, has to bow down to this one dessert. Get ready to feast your eyes on what may possibly be the most delicious dessert you have ever laid eyes on.


I don't know why they called it durian pancakes because these babies look like freaking durian PILLOWS! So soft, so yummy and so DURIANY! I had to slap myself several times to prevent taking too much for myself. If I was alone, this whole plate below...

...would become something like this.

I'm serious. It's that good. But it's kinda expensive at RM6 for a bolster, I mean plate.

It's Puasa Month already. So why not berbuka puasa at Food Tree? The Aneka Bazaar Ramadhan 2012 buffet costs about RM78.90 for adults and RM39.45 for children 5-12 years old and senior citizens above 60 years old. This awesome buffet will feature an international cuisine which changes every day. So you can be sure that no two dinners will be the same. This buffet will be available from 23rd July to 17 August 2012.

More info below:

OWG Food Tree

10, Jalan Pelukis U1/46, Section U1,
Temasya Industrial Park,
40150 Shah Alam, Selangor.

Phone: 03-5566 8079




  1. Hmmm that looks so yummy. Best to try for this Ramadan 2013. That looks amazing. Now I'm hungry, and guess forever will be. LOL. Ramadan Kareem to you!


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