Signatures Across the State: A Makan Kitchen Showcase Starting June 1st

DoubleTree by Hilton properties in Malaysia promise an epicurean adventure with seven chefs crafting a tapestry of tradition and innovation.

Signatures Across the State

Signatures Across the State: A Makan Kitchen Showcase

DoubleTree by Hilton properties across Malaysia invites guests to be part of a unique culinary odyssey as they launch the inaugural seven chefs exchange program through a nationwide campaign, Signatures Across the State: A Makan Kitchen Showcase. This cross-over promotion brings together chefs to create diverse dishes blending their talents and flavors, resulting in innovative culinary creations

From June 1st to 30th, each DoubleTree by Hilton property across Malaysia will host a chef from another Makan Kitchen outlet. With fortes ranging from Javanese Heritage to Nyonya Peranakan Cuisine, the chefs are set to showcase the rich diversity of flavour profile that resonates with the Makan Kitchen brand.

At Makan Kitchen, guests embark on a gastronomic journey through Malaysia's diverse culinary landscape, where traditional flavors and contemporary twists harmoniously converge. From the bustling streets of Kuala Lumpur and Penang to the tranquil villages of Perak, each dish tells a story of Malaysia's cultural heritage and culinary traditions. The restaurant's open-kitchen concept invites guests to witness the culinary magic unfold before their eyes as talented chefs expertly prepare an array of dishes. Makan Kitchen prides itself not only on its delectable cuisine but also on its warm and welcoming ambiance, making it the ideal dining destination for families and corporate entertainment alike.

The Makan Kitchen Showcase schedule unfolds as follows, offering a tantalizing array of themes and menus to indulge in, each presenting a distinct facet of culture, state specialties and flavors we know and love. 

DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur

Javanese Heritage by DoubleTree by Hilton Putrajaya Lakeside 

Chef Muhamad Khairi | Dinner Buffet from 6.30pm – 10.30pm

Price : Weekday RM128 nett/adult l RM64 nett/child | Weekend RM158 nett/adult l RM79 nett/child

Initially captivated by Malaysia's local cuisines, Chef Muhamad Khairi ventured into experimenting with fusion blends. With a fervent dedication to preserving the authenticity of Malay cuisine, he ensures that traditional flavors and recipes remain unchanged. Having extensive experience in promoting Malaysian cuisine globally, Chef Khairi now turns his attention to showcasing the native flavors of Javanese cuisine for cross-promotion initiatives.

Menu Highlights: 

  • Ayam penyet
  • Bakso
  • Lamb Opor
  • Lontong Balap
  • Nasi Ambeng
  • Puyuh Ungkep
  • Pecal

For reservations or more information, call +603 2172 7272, email or visit 

Borneo Cuisine by DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur

Chef Zulkarnaen Suhaili |Saturday buffet dinner from 6:30pm -10:00pm

Adult RM148 nett | Child RM74 nett (6 to 12 years old)

Chef Zulkarnaen is a distinguished Master Chef specializing in Malay cuisine. With a profound expertise in Malay cuisine, Chef Zul has journeyed across Malaysia, Brunei, and China, effectively promoting Malaysian culinary traditions. Chef Zul proudly presents his meticulously curated menu, featuring masterpieces that highlight the rich flavors of Sabah and Sarawak delicacies.

Menu Highlights: 

  • Umai Ikan dan Latok
  • Kerabu petai dan rebung
  • Sabah Tiger Prawn & Asam Terung
  • Umia ikan Nasi Goreng Dabai
  • Manok Pansoh
  • Laksa Sarawak
  • Daun Ubi Tutuk 

For more information, please call +603 8890 0000, email or visit   


DoubleTree by Hilton Melaka 

Flavors of Indian Borneo Cuisine by DoubleTree by Hilton Shah Alam i-City 

Chef Wilson bin Ibid

Every Friday & Saturday

6.30pm - 10.00pm 

RM138 nett per adult | RM69 nett for senior citizens & children aged 6 years and above

Chef Wilson began his journey in Indian cuisine by enrolling in a course provided by the human resource development department. In his spare moments, he passionately crafts inventive menus that harmonize the essence of Indian cuisine with the unique flavors of native Borneo cuisine.

Menu Highlights: 

  • Lamb Shank Banjaran Crocker
  • Tandoori Chicken Bambangan
  • Bharavaan Aaloo Jheenga
  • Indian Lamb Pansuh
  • Scallop Umai | Latok    

For reservations or more information, call +606 222 3333, email or visit  

DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru

Nyonya Cuisine by DoubleTree by Hilton Melaka

Chef Davian Foong

Sunday – Thursday, 6.30pm - 10.00pm |

RM128 nett per adult | RM64 nett per child and senior citizen

Originally from Malacca, Chef Davian Foong commenced his journey at Makan Kitchen and swiftly developed a passion for Asian cuisine, particularly Cantonese, Nyonya, and local flavors. With an adventurous spirit and a hint of unpredictability in his personality, he delved into the intricacies of Nyonya Cuisine while also crafting fusion dishes to cater to the dietary needs of vegetarian guests. Now, in the banquet setting, he revels in the opportunity to unleash his creativity and explore a new culinary horizon.

Menu Highlights: 

  • Otak Otak
  • Seabass with Nyonya Sauce
  • Udang Masak Lemak Nenas
  • Ayam Pongteh
  • Nasi Goreng Udang Sambal Belacan
  • Duck and Salted Vegetable Soup

For enquiries or reservations, please call +607 268 6868, email or visit 

DoubleTree by Hilton Shah Alam i-City 

Johorean Old Time Favourites by DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru 

Chef Jais bin Manan

Friday and Saturday, 6:00pm - 10:30pm

RM158 nett per Adult inclusive of Welcome drinks l RM79 nett per child aged 7-12 years

Chef Jais embarked on his journey in the culinary world in his early twenties, he has swiftly solidified his presence as a formidable figure in the hospitality industry. Particularly adept in Malay cuisine, Jais draws inspiration and guidance from one of Malaysia's beloved celebrity chefs, whom he fondly refers to as his muse, Chef "Papa Joe".

Menu Highlights: 

  • Ayam goreng bawang wangi
  • Ikan bawal Kari mamak Singapore
  • Daging masak hitam
  • Telur sotong Majidee
  • Lamb shank biryani Batu Pahat
  • Mee Rebus Johor Warisan
  • Kacang Pol Haji

For reservations or more information, call +603 5650 0200, email or visit

DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang

Perak Culinary Heritage by DoubleTree by Hilton Damai Laut Resort 

Chef Muhamad bin Muhidin 

Every Saturday, 6.30pm - 10:00pm

RM158 nett per adult | RM128 nett per senior | RM98 nett per child 

A la carte and Dulang Set

Sunday to Friday, 11.00 am onwards

RM128 nett for two persons

Chef Muhamad's culinary journey reflects his passion, dedication, and commitment to excellence. Growing up in Perak, his love for cooking developed in his family's kitchen, where he discovered the enchantment of traditional Malay cuisine. As a Sous Chef, Muhamad's influence goes beyond cooking; he mentors aspiring chefs, encourages creativity, and ensures exceptional dining experiences. Despite challenges, his resilience and integrity inspire both peers and patrons alike.

Menu Highlights: 

  • Sup Kambing
  • Pais Ikan
  • Rendang Tok
  • Ikan Masak Lemak Tempoyak
  • Asam Pedas Tetel

For more information and reservations, call us at +6012 381 7586, email or visit 

DoubleTree by Hilton Damai Laut Resort

Nyonya Peranakan Cuisine by DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang 

Chef Hong Swee Aun

6.30pm - 10.30pm

Sunday to Thursday

RM80 nett per adult | RM40 nett per child

Friday & Saturday

RM128 nett per Adult | RM64 nett per Child

With expertise in Nyonya and Chinese cuisine, particularly Penang's heritage dishes, Chef Hong brings a wealth of experience to the table. Eager to delve into new culinary horizons, he infuses his creations with inventive presentations that showcase his creativity.

Menu Highlights: 

  • Char Koey Teow Arang
  • Kapitan Chicken
  • Yam Duck
  • Ju Hu Char
  • Nyonya Steam Fish
  • Asam Pedas Prawn

DoubleTree by Hilton's nationwide invites you to savor the flavors of Malaysia like never before. From the vibrant streets of Kuala Lumpur to the tranquil shores of Penang, Signature Across the State: A Makan Kitchen Showcase promises an unparalleled culinary experience. With each Makan Kitchen outlet opening its doors to a fusion of tradition and innovation, seven chefs stand ready to tantalize your taste buds and celebrate the rich tapestry of Malaysian heritage. Join this epicurean journey, where every dish tells a story and every bite is an adventure.

For more information, call +60 5684 3333, email at or visit

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