i've always preferred to iftar (break fast) during ramadhan at home. i mean, who doesn't enjoy a lovingly homecooked meal prepared by a doting mother?
i especially detest iftar buffets. honestly, after your tummy is empty for approximately 13hours or so, exactly how much food do you think you'd be able to wolf down? It makes it worse when some of the restaurants and eateries, jack up the prices of the buffet for ramadhan to capitalise on all these folks who find it necessary to suddenly meet up and iftar together. i don't get it, you have 11 months out of 12 that folks can meet up have breakfast, lunch, high tea, brunch or coffee together, but noooooo, it must be during ramadhan that they must meet up. When it's difficult to find a good place to break fast which serves reasonable food, has good service, not too crowded and is near a place for maghrib prayers.
Don't get me started about how these lavish iftar buffets makes me wonder, how we value this holy month. What's the point of avoiding food and drink during the day, when you just end up stuffing your face when you break your fast. is this really hardship you're trying to experience? come on? *tsk*
anyhow, i had to attend a work dinner cum iftar event at the Carousel last night (some of our international guests were muslims, so we could only host them to dinner). Being the only good hotel halal buffet (aside from straits kitchen) in town, obviously they were also cashing in with an iftar buffet special. I think carousels spread is pretty decent, but what a waste, i didn't manage to eat very much. Definitely not enough to cover 52+++ price tag per head. and for some reason, their dessert platters were so disappointing. i wonder if the dessert chefs were also fasting and didn't get to taste what they were baking- it was all sickeningly sweet and MOI has a major sweet-tooth, and for me to think it's sweet- it's most certainly sweet!
i ended sticking to some cheese for dessert instead.
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