The Blessings of Fasting
The Blessings of Fasting
PHOTOS BY: Alvin Toh
The Blessings of Fasting 16. May 2017, Photos by Alvin Toh
Concorde Hotel Shah Alam it’s my second home…

For Hajah Supiah Sulaiman, Concorde Hotel Shah Alam isn’t just a former office address, it’s her second home. When the hotel’s prayer room opened, she was the first customer to step in. Her four adult sons practically grew up on hotel premises. And staff have become extended family.

Every year, she faithfully breaks fast with her family at Concorde’s Buka Puasa (break fast) buffet. “It’s so convenient”, she says. Instead of the mosque, they join an Imam (Arabic for an Islamic leader) and many others in Concorde’s prayer room for Isyak, the day’s last prayer. Because food at the buffet is available longer than elsewhere, they are able to return to their meal long after sundown.

Ramahan Food600X400Certified Halal, dining here gives Hajah Supiah total peace of mind. A hearty menu of Malay, Chinese and international favourites endow this frequent diner with timeless variety. She particularly loves Concorde’s Sup Gearbox (colloquial for bone marrow soup), available only during Ramadan, the holy Islamic month of fasting.

Ramadhan Chefs600X400Prized for its marrow, each serving of bone and broth weigh up to 2kg. Abundant ingredients in generous portions make Concorde’s Sup Gearbox a cut above, says Executive Chef Alham Daldiri who has worked at 14 hotels over 26 years. Two tonnes of bull’s knee joints are specially flown in from New Zealand every Ramadan, while Alham and his team prepare 150kg daily in a 3-hour braise.

Other Ramadan crowd-pleasers include burbur lambuk (a light porridge) in seafood, meat and vegetarian options, ikan pantin masak tempoyak (a traditional Malay dish of fish in fermented durian condiment), and beef rendang (spicy stewed meat). At the Pavilion Terrace, guests enjoy whole roasts of lamb and satay (various grilled meats on skewers).

Concorde Hotel Shah Alam
3 Jalan Tengku Ampuan Zabedah C9/C
Shah Alam 40100
Tel: +603 5512 2200
Email: [email protected]