Citarasa Kampung @ Thistle Port Dickson

Embrace this reflective month of Ramadhan @ Thistle Port Dickson. Staying traditional with a heritage theme “Citarasa Kampung”- it featured a wide array of mouth-watering ‘Malaysian Favourites’ that one would associate with the holy month of Ramadhan. Set to entice your senses, the Ramadhan buffet was held at Fresh Restaurant in a backdrop replicating a kampung ambience.

Thistle Port Dickson in conjunction with the holy month of Ramadhan played host to 50 children and caregivers of “Yayasan Anak-Anak Yatim”, Daerah Port Dickson and also to their loyal contibutors and supporters from the Corporate and Government sectors which was held on the 29th May 2017.

Buffet connoisseurs would definitely make a beeline for the unique and special Malay dishes from different states. Dishes includes kari kepala ikan, Salai Masak Lemak Ikan Keli and the extensive spread of authentic Malay Cuisine that includes the ever popular Malay Ulam such as Kacang Botol, Ulam Raja complemented by local dressings such as Sambal Belacan, Cincaluk, Budu and Tempoyak. There are also other types of local favourites such as Nasi Dagang, Satay, Ikan Bakar, Roti Paratha, Murtabak, Nasi Ayam and many more.

To satisty the colorful taste buds of fellow Malaysian food enthusiasts, there are also a selection of International dishes such as grilled lamb, chicken and many more.

Guest are invited to experience yet another beautiful Malaysian custom with family and friends. A buka puasa dinner adventure only @ Thistle Port Dickson. Don’t miss this selection of lip-smacking traditional delicacies from all over Malaysia. This versatile function space will be donning a nostalgic kampung setting that will take diners on a trip down memort lane.

The Grilled lamb- It’s bursting with flavour and will leave you feeling satisfied. The best grilled lamb I have ever had the pleasure to eat! The cooking sauce was perfect with the blackened surfaced of the chops and the inside was moist and very tender.

Chicken Rice- The chicken rice is definitely a hidden gem as it is unusually delicious.Succulent chicken meat served with a plate of that fragrant chicken rice, which has been cooked with chicken stock and oil, form a wonderful combination that resulted in this dish being named as one of our national treasures.

Kari Kepala Ikan- To be honest, this was my first time trying out the Kari Kepala Ikan and it’s not disappointing at all! Served piping hot and trust me, once you scoop those fragrant smelling curry on top of your white rice, you will not be able to stop eating!

Murtabak- Sinful yet irresistable ultimate murtabak!

Roti Paratha- It’s absolutely delicious! It arrived piping hot and is cripsy on the outside, while fluffy on the inside. Plus, it was not oily at all, they certainly managed the heat well. Dipping it into the curry will make it taste even more heavenly.

Nasi Briyani- is a wholesome rice-based dish prepared with spices, rice (eg basmati) and meat. The popularity of this exotic dish is attributed to its aromatic flavors and distinctively rich taste.

Daging Rendang-well marinated and chunky, the beef meet itself explodes with flavour with every bite. You will probably not see chicken rendang in the same light anymore after a taste of this.

Satay-the chefs could hardly keep these coming out fast enough, since people were taking at least two handful sticks every round. It took me  three tries to get some satay. The satay kampung in particular deserves a special mention because of how tender and juicy each stick was, whilst not containing too much fats! The ratio was perfect and the sweet glistening char on each stick was most enjoyable.

Fruit/mixed Rojak and Keropok- was also an offer, two items I would ordinarily make a beeline for, but we were just too stuffed after all the curries and rice, unfortunately.

Quench your thirst as an assorted array of truly- Malaysian drinks like Teh Tarik, Air Bandung, Sirap and much much more. No meal is complete without a sweet ending and surely the desserts selection will not disappoint. Indulge in a host of local sweet such as Seri muka, Kuih lapis, ABC, Cendol and many more.

At an affordable price of RM68.00 nett for an Adult and RM38.00 nett for children ages 7 to 12 years old, the Team at Thistle Port Dickson has cooked up a gastronomic storm of mouth-watering traditional and International favourites. With more than 80 dishes available, the talented Chef Azlin and Chef Helmy promised and showcased a wide selection of dishes that emphasized on a variety of flavours and scent that had excited my palate after a long day of fasting.

Break fast with an authentic spread prepared by Thistle’s talented Chefs before you this Ramadhan with live band and music that will serenade you with traditional yet comptemporary music. You will find yourself making several trips to the buffet line because it is impossible to savour every dish in one seating.

For more information and enquiries, please contact Thistle Port Dickson at +606-648 2828 or email


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