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From sunrise to sunset, from simple to sumptuous. JOM! Selamat Berbuka Puasa 2019!

From sunrise to sunset, from simple to sumptuous. JOM! Selamat Berbuka Puasa 2019!

[编辑 Editor 吕大人   英译 Translator 刘大人   摄影 Photographer 刘大人]

 

Sharing a meal to break fast together is a beautiful tradition. Not only does this time-honoured tradition of iftar gives us a chance to catch up with our family and friends, but it also provides a moment of togetherness that is all too fleeting in our hurried digital age. If you like breaking your fast amidst some of the city’s best hotels and resorts, here’s our round up for the best Ramadan buffet deals in town …

 

AMARI JOHOR BAHRU

Who says we can only have Malay cuisine during iftar? Led by Cluster Executive Chef Andy Oh and his creative culinary team, we can all enjoy a Ramadan buffet with a Thai, Indian, Asian and Western twist, as Amari Johor Bahru came up with a unique concept of a bustling local street scene with LIVE cooking stations for Muslims and Non-Muslims to enjoy!

With the stirring of the Rendang Rusa Gulai Kawah by Area General Manager Dean Rossilli, followed by a traditional welcome Malay dance by the Flock Team from Angry Birds Activity Park Johor Bahru, we were treated to only the second edition of their Warisan Tradisi Asia Buffet with over 350 guests. In conjunction with the Ramadan period from 8 May to 4 June 2019, we can look forward to breaking fast with over one hundred dishes of various ethnic origins, ranging from Kambing Golek, Murtabak Tom Yam Seafood, Bubur Lambuk (must have!), assorted Satay, Ayam Masak Merah, Ikan Bakar, Nasi Impit, Serunding Ayam, NZ Beef Tenderloin, Seafood on Ice, Tom Yam & Rendang Pizza, Tandoori Chicken just to name a few. The desserts to die for include many things #Durian, from Durian Tempura, Durian Cheese Cake, Durian Crepes, Durian Ice Shave and Durian Porridge, while your sweet tooth will thank you with Kurma, Banana, Roselle to Prawn Fritters, Bubur Pulut Hitam, Ice Kacang, assorted Malay Kuih and French pastries.

During the fasting month, there will also be a display of handicrafts for sale, as well as rattan weaving demonstration by the friendly folks from JARO (Johor Area Rehabilitation Organisation) from 6.00pm to 9.00pm on Fridays to Sundays, as well as be entertained daily by a local Ghazal performance as we dine!

Warisan Tradisi Asia Buffet


📆 8 May – 4 June
🕡 6.30pm – 10.30pm (daily)
👨 RM129 nett/adult RM 103.20 nett
👦 RM64.50 nett/child (age 6-12) RM51.60 nett
👴🏼
RM64.50 nett/senior (age 60 and above) RM51.60 nett
🎉 Purchase 5 adult vouchers and get 1 additional voucher for FREE!

Early bird special (before 7 May 2019)
👨 RM103.20 nett/adult
👦 RM51.60 nett/child (age 6-12)
👴🏼
RM51.60 nett/senior (age 60 and above)

📞 +607 266 8888
📧 amaya.johorbahru@amari.com

Sahur Buffet / Breakfast


📆 7 May – 4 June
🕡 3.00am – 5.30am (daily)
👨 RM29 nett/adult
👦 RM29 nett/child (age 6-12)
👴🏼
RM29 nett/senior (age 60 and above)

Hari Raya Hi-Tea Buffet


📆 5 & 6 June
🕡 12.30pm – 3.30pm
👨 RM78 nett/adult
👦 RM39 nett/child (age 6-12)
👴🏼
RM39 nett/senior (age 60 and above)

Hari Raya Aidilfitri Buffet Dinner


📆 5 & 6 June
🕡 6.30pm – 10.30pm
👨 RM98 nett/adult
👦 RM49 nett/child (age 6-12)
👴🏼
RM49 nett/senior (age 60 and above)

Amaya Food Gallery @ Amari Johor Bahru
📍 82C, Jalan Trus, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor
📞 +607-266 8888
📧 amaya.johorbahru@amari.com

 

BERJAYA WATERFRONT HOTEL

Having attended countless Ramadan previews, we were intrigued at the sight of a Chinese dumpling steaming trays cleverly used to serve Malay food items like ketupat, bringing back memories of childhood trips to “The Zon”!

Cheered on by this discovery and ingenious cross-cultural use of utensils at Berjaya Waterfront Hotel, we were also impressed by three giant pots or kawah that are bubbling with Gulai Kambing (lamb), Beef Rendang and Soup Gear Box at the entrance, along with a choice of menus made up of more than 200 dishes put up by Head Chef Jamal and his team of talented chefs. In the tradition of buka puasa, the Sajian Warisan Ibunda theme continues with traditional Ikan Panggang stuffed cincaru that are freshly grilled, aromatic mouthwatering favourites like Asam Pedas and Curry, Bubur Lambuk, Chicken Shawarma grilled Middle-Eastern style and a colourful range of local kueh as well as cookies, pastries, puddings and jellies that are just too tempting to miss.!

Sajian Warisan Ibunda


📆 6 May – 5 June
🕡 6.30pm – 10.00pm (daily)
👨 RM88 nett/adult
👦 RM48 nett/child (age 4-12)

Early bird special (before 30 April 2019)
👨 RM65 nett/adult

📞 +607-221 9999 (ext 5106 / 5107)
📧 bwh.rsvn@berjayahotel.com

Salt n’ Pepper @ Berjaya Waterfront Hotel
📍 88, Jalan Ibrahim Sultan, Duty Free Zone, 80300 Johor Bahru, Johor
🕛 Daily 6.30pm – 10pm
📞 +607-221 9999
📧 bwh.rsvn@berjayahotel.com

 

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON JOHOR BAHRU

Finally, it’s the season for JOM Makan making a comeback with Bubur Lambuk, Roasted Lamb, Roasted Beef Ribs and even Grilled Wagyu Beef!

With distinctive flavours of iconic dishes across all 14 Malaysian states, there’s no better time and better place to be than the Makan Kitchen at DoubleTree by Hilton! Mee Bandung from Johor, Tiger Prawns with Sambal Petai from Selangor, Gulai Tempoyak Ikan Patin from Pahang, Daging Batang Pinang Masak Kayu Manis from Penang, Sago Gula Melaka, there’s so much food but too little time, so JOM Makan and check it out!

Besides dining at Makan Kitchen, DoubleTree by Hilton JB also offers Jom Makan breaking-of-fast Banquet Packages if you have a party of 10 and above and hosted at the Ballroom on Level 11. Starting from 13-31 May only, the Feast@11 presents a daily rotating menu with the fresh durian live station being our favourite highlight of them all!

JOM Makan Buka Puasa Dinner @ Makan Kitchen


📆 5 May – 4 June
🕡 6.30pm – 10.00pm (daily)
👨 RM178 nett/adult RM158 nett
👦 RM89 nett/child RM79 nett
🎉 For group purchase promotion, please call +607-268 6868!

Feast @ 11th Banquet Package


📆 21 May – 7 June
🕡 6.30pm – 10.30pm (daily)
👨 RM138 nett/adult RM118 nett
👦 RM69 nett/child RM59 nett
🎉 For group purchase promotion, please call +607-268 6868 or email NurulAtiqah.Irwan@Hilton.com!

Hari Raya Buffet Dinner


📆 5-6 May
🕡 6.30pm – 10.30pm (daily)
👨 RM178 nett/adult 
👦 RM89 nett/child

Hari Raya Hi-Tea Buffet


📆 5-6 May
🕡 12.30pm – 4.00pm (daily)
👨 RM108 nett/adult
👦 RM54 nett/child 

Makan Kitchen @ Doubletree by Hilton, Johor Bahru
📍 12 Jalan Ngee Heng, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor
🕛 Daily 3pm – 6pm
📞 +607-268 6868
📧 JohorBahru.Info@hilton.com

 

FRASER PLACE PUTERI HARBOUR NEW!

If you fancy breaking fast in a cheerful ambience with their signature Fraser’s Hospitality, amidst a floor-to-ceiling glass wall that offers a panoramic view of Puteri Harbour and beyond, then ventures no further than the Citarasa Muhibbah at Fraser Place Puteri Harbour!

Playing host to its first-ever “Buka Puasa” celebration at the all-day dining outlet – Swatches, there’s no way we could miss out one of Chef’s latest invention, the must-have triple “S” aka Salmon Sambal Strawberry, with possible inspiration (or intervention) from our ever-bubbly host. Grilled to perfection and topped with a secret blend of sambal & strawberry sauce, fish-lovers will certainly appreciate the taste of the entire dish!

Carnivores can also take delight with succulent meat from the LIVE BBQ station features assorted Satay Skewers, Whole Slow-Roasted Lamb and more, as the chefs dish out Nasi Arab, Ayam Penyet, Chilli Crab, Salted Egg Prawn, Gulai Lemak Sotong & Nenas, Asam Pedas Ikan, Bubur Lambuk Ayam & Daging with condiments. Before we go, the distinct aroma of Malaysia’s King of Fruits took us to some special deep-fried wonton, not filled with the usual pouch of minced meat but stuffed with the creamy flesh of real durian! Pre-purchased vouchers are available while guests could enjoy a private buffet session with a guaranteed minimum of 15 tables (150 people) too!

Citarasa Muhibbah


📆 7 May – 3 June
🕡 6.30pm – 10.30pm (daily)
👨 RM108 nett/adult
👦 RM63 nett/child (age 6-11)

Early bird special (before 5 May 2019)
👨 RM90 nett/adult

📞 +607 530 6837
📧 fnb.puteriharbourjohor@frasershospitality.com

Swatches @ Fraser Place Puteri Harbour
📍 Jalan Persiaran Tanjung, Pengkalan Puteri, 79100 Iskandar Puteri, Johor
🕛 Daily 6.30pm – 10pm
📞 +607-530 8888
📧 reservations.puteriharbourjohor@frasershospitality.com

 

GBW HOTEL

With over a dozen Ramadan’s buffet previews well under our belts by the end of April, the time has come for us to join our Muslim friends for Iftar which marks the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan in the month of May. Aptly named “Rempah Ratus Ramadan” and for our third year running courtesy of our friends from GBW Hotel (formerly Grand Bluewave Hotel), Chef Karim and his gourmet team will again be dishing out perennial favourites and specially prepared cuisines, presented in a concept of buffet and stalls that comes with many selections and choices!

Dive into a medley of over 100 dishes, or head straight to the many Live Action Stations which serve up a variety of comforting local flavours such as Char Kuey Teow, Mee Goreng, Ikan, Udang and Sotong Bakar. Signature dishes such as Kambing Masak Briyani with Roasted Whole Lamb, Nasi Hujan Nanas, Nasi Lemak Ayam Berempah, Ayam Percik and Satays are a must for meat lovers, while the classic Ulam dishes such as Kerabu Udang, Kerabu Daging, Kerabu Mangga, Kerabu Nenas and Kerabu Bendir also offers an alternative burst of festive flavours. Desserts feature a good mix of Malay Kuih such as Onde-Onde, Bingka Ubi, Tepung Talam, Kuih Lapis and colourful and delicious Western desserts such as Butter Pudding, Apple Crumble, Tiramisu and Creme Brulee; but we will be gutted if we missed out on the King of Fruits from their diversity of durian delights in the form of glutinous rice with Serawa Durian and Fried Durian!

Rempah Ratus Ramadan


📆 7 May – 3 June
🕡 6.30pm – 9.30pm (daily)
👨 RM92 nett/adult
👦 RM45 nett/child (age 6-12)
👴🏼 RM45 nett/senior (age 60 and above)

Early bird special (before 7 May 2019)
👨 RM75 nett/adult

📞 Mr Ismail +6012-750 8067; Mr Syahmi +6016-710 0048;Ms Aiza +6016-723 3558 or Ms Urfa +6016-710 0073
📧 sales@gbwhotel.com.my

Madini 2, Level 7 @ GBW Hotel
📍 9R, Jalan Bukit Meldrum, Tanjung Puteri, 80300 Johor Bahru, Johor
🕛 Daily 6.30pm – 9.30pm
📞 +607-221-6666
📧 info@gbwhotel.com.my

 

HOLIDAY VILLA JOHOR BAHRU CITY CENTRE

Taking a closer look at vintage bicycle parked next to a buffet of dried dates and preserved fruits.we were thrilled to discover the baskets at the front and rear of the parked bicycle are filled with our favourite traditional sweets and snacks and help ourselves to the rolls of haw flakes and golden tubes of lemon tablets even before we begin our Sajian Tradisi spread at Holiday Villa Johor Bahru City Centre!

With a spacious and welcoming ambience unlike most buffets at the hotel lobby, Fern Pine Cafe on the 9th floor boasts stunning ceiling to floor windows which emphasise the magnificent height of the dining area as well as providing us with an indulgent space to enjoy our meals. As always, the gulai dishes whipped up by Executive Sous Chef Abdul Halil Salim and his team are robust with flavours with different meats like mutton, beef, and chicken, and the outdoor bazaar-style stations are also packed with many of us marvelling at the chefs demonstrating their showmanship and expertise at the live cooking stalls and carving stations. AND for goodness sake, don’t contemplate leaving without grabbing a handful of those childhood tidbits, won’t you?

Sajian Tradisi


📆 6 May – 4 June
🕡 6.30pm – 10.00pm (daily)
👨 RM128 nett/adult
👦 RM68 nett/child (age 4-11)

Early bird special (before 5 May 2019)
👨 RM108 nett/adult

📞 +607 290 3367 / +6016-679 4278
📧 hvjbcc@holidayvillajb.com.my

Fern Pine Cafe @ Holiday Villa Johor Bahru City Centre
📍 260, Jalan Dato Sulaiman, Taman Abad, 80250 Johor Bahru, Johor
🕛 Daily 6.30pm – 10pm
📞 +607-290 3388
📧 hvjbcc@holidayvillajb.com.my

 

HOTEL JEN PUTERI HARBOUR

It’s DURIANS galore all night long, plus over 150 luscious dishes ranging from Middle Eastern to Thai all geared towards preserving the street food heritage at Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour, do we still need a second invitation?

Come the special month of Ramadan, Harbour Cafe will feature a mix of Malaysia’s favourites, some of which are prepared in authentic Malay kampung-style LIVE-COOKING stations. Aptly themed Citarasa Nostalgia at Puteri Harbour and meticulously prepared by Chef Rusli, Chef Ehsan and their team, we were given a glimpse of some of the freshest grill and seafood selection, as well as pop up stalls offer mouth-watering cuisines, ranging from Kambing Kuzi Johor, whole roasted Kambing Golek, Mee Rebus, Gearbox Kambing, Asam Pedas Pak Rusli and Kari Ikan Kawah to traditional comfort food such as Ayam Percik, Kerabu HIdayat, Opor Ayam, Sambal Udang Pati Santan, Sotong Masak Hitam, Serunding Ayam and Daging, as well as our ever-present Bubur Lambuk.

Also check out Hotel Jen’s very own Pastry Chef Asbullah, famed for his exquisite sweet creations together with his team which offers a wide variety of sweetness from assorted Malay Kuih to a durian adventure that features Pengat Durian Cake, Durian Cheesecake and Durian Goreng, besides other delectable line up of other traditional and western desserts.

Citarasa Nostalgia at Puteri Harbour


📆 6-31 May
🕡 6.30pm – 10.30pm (daily)
👨 RM128 nett/adult
👦 RM64 nett/child (age 6-12)

Early bird special (before 30 April 2019)
🎉 Receive ONE FREE buffet with every FIVE paying guests!
🎉 Receive TWO FREE buffet with every TEN paying guests!

📞 +607 560 8900
📧 harbourcafe.hjph@hoteljen.com

Harbour Cafe @ Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour
📍 Persiaran Puteri Selatan, Puteri Harbour, 79000 Iskandar Puteri, Johor
🕛 Daily 6.30pm – 10pm
📞 +607-560 8900
📧 harbourcafe.hjph@hoteljen.com

 

LE GRANDEUR PALM RESORT

Kudos to Le Grandeur Palm Resort for again doing their part for charity as the resort not only provides us and our loved ones to savour a generous array of rich and robust flavours in the holy month of Ramadan, but RM2 will be donated for every booking made for their upcoming Selara Iftar buffet!

Escape to the lush greenery near Senai International Airport, amidst a charming enclave with a terrace overlooking the pool for a taste of Chef Ravi‘s exhaustive menu of over 150 dishes. Top on our list in any “Buka Puasa” is the all-too-familiar Bubur Lambuk, and other familiar favourites such as Kambing Kuzi, Warung Satay, Sup Gear Box and the unique Gear Box Berampah Tomato! From our past experience, we recommend saving some space for various Gulai Kawah cooked in huge woks so that we could feast to our heart’s’ content. Most importantly, check out the other live show kitchens that encompass Indian, Chinese, as well as a variety of HK Dim Sum, Japanese sushi and western and traditional desserts! With 4 rotational menus throughout the month, reservations are encouraged!

Selera Iftar


📆 5 May – 3 June
🕡 6.30pm – 9.00pm (daily)
👨 RM90 nett/adult
👦 RM65 nett/child (age 4-12)
🎉
Receive ONE FREE buffet with every NINE paying guests!

📞 +607 599 6000
📧 fnbsec@palmresort.com

The Ishwara Asian Brasserie & Terrace @ Le Grandeur Palm Resort
📍 Jalan Persiaran Golf, Off Jalan Jumbo, 81250 Senai Johor
📞 +607-599 6000 (ext 8607)
📧 fnbsec@mutiarahotels.com

 

LEGOLAND HOTEL

AWESOME awaits at LEGOLAND Hotel for our final Ramadan food review before the Buka Puasa season begins shortly, and here’s one FINAL CHANCE to still able to purchase a Triple-Park annual pass at the early bird promotional rate until 8 May 2019!

Aptly themed Spices of Nusantara International Buffet, the 2019 edition provided a great variety of local and international favourites to spice up our feast! Filled with fun figurines everywhere, we first tucked into an appetising variety of fresh ulam-ulam and fruits, before making a stop at each station to taste a bit of everything. Crustacean-lovers, in particular, will be pleased with their mixed grill and seafood-on-ice, while the dessert department was also just as elaborate. We were almost filled to the brim before making an exception (and some room) for one final Chef’s Special – Beef Rendang pasta with Serunding! Trust us, you’ve got to try this when you stop by Bricks Family Restaurant after a day of fun in all the three theme parks, including the upcoming SEALIFE Malaysia on 9 May 2019!

Spices of Nusantara International Buffet


📆 6 May – 6 June
🕡 6.00pm – 10.00pm (daily)
👨 RM148 nett/adult RM108 nett
👦 RM78 nett/child (age 5-11) RM58 nett

Early bird special (before 8 May 2019)
👨 RM108 nett/adult
👦
RM58 nett/child

📞 +607-560 3808 / 3884
📧 admin.fnbhotel@legoland.my

Bricks Family Restaurant @ LEGOLAND Hotel
📍 No 7, Jalan Legoland, Bandar, 79250 Johor Bahru, Johor
🕛 6.30pm-10.00pm (Dinner)
📞 +607-597 8888
📧 admin.fnbhotel@legoland.my

  

MUTIARA JOHOR BAHRU

When words got around that Mutiara Johor Bahru will be our 8th stop in this whirlwind month of April, we were greeted with envious glances and messages to offer their “assistance” just in case the Warisan Tradisi Mutiara buffet is too much for our stomachs to handle 🤣!Stop envy and start booking as Early Bird promotion ends on 5 May!

With live cooking kitchens and a scrumptious spread over 5 rotating menus that encompasses local flavours and oriental delights from the award-winning Meisan Szechuan Restaurant, Warisan Tradisi Mutiara offers one of the best of Johor’s multi-cultural food scene. As usual, our feasts begin with our customary Bubur Lambuk kampong baru, Sup Belanga and Laksa Johor, before moving on to the traditional “must-haves” lemang, ketupat, serunding, keputat, roti jala, assam pedas, nasi biryani Johor and much more! For dessert, we simply cannot miss the “tallest ABC” in town with over 20 toppings to choose from, as well as our childhoods’ favourites Tapai Ubi Kayu (fermented tapioca) and Roti Aiskrim, just to name a few. So, gather your family, friends and co-workers in a unique ambience and relish traditional Mutiara’s hospitality and make your reservations today!

Warisan Tradisi Mutiara


📆 6 May – 4 June
🕡 6.30pm – 10.30pm (daily)
👨 RM125 nett/adult RM108 nett
👦 RM65 nett/child (age 4-12)
🎉 Group bookings of a minimum 50 guests RM100 nett/person!

Early bird special (before 5 May 2019)
👨 RM108 nett/adult

📞 +607 330 0300 / +6012 754 6471 (Ms. Shreeni)
📧 marcomjb@mutiarahotels.com

Seri Mutiara Restaurant @ Mutiara Johor Bahru
📍 779, Jalan Dato Sulaiman, Taman Century, 80250 JB, Johor
📞 +607-330 0300
📠 +607-331 8884
📧 fbjb@mutiarahotels.com

 

PONDEROSA GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB

When popular emcee Embun’s in the house keeping us entertained throughout the night, Chef Zamani‘s charcoal-grilled whole lamb flying off the grilles and his special beef, chicken, duck and catfish smoked with coconut husks disappearing by the minute, we know we are in good company at Ponderosa Golf & Country Club for a taste of what’s to come this Ramadan season!

Aptly themed “Sajiran Klasik Nusantara“, this year’s buffet will highlight “warungs” (stalls) serving humble, everyday local favourites such as Nasi Ambang, Nasi Lemak, Nasi Ayam Penyet, Keropok Lekor, Roti Canai, Murtabak, Sop Soto and our all-time favourite Fried Carrot Cake and Fried Kuay Teow. For those of us who love vegetable, there’s always the kampong-style salads such as Kerabu, Rojak, Ulam Raja, Pucuk Pegaga and even Petai to eat with Keropok, Salted Egg and Salted Fish dipped into various types of Sambal, Cencalok and Budu! For desserts, choices are aplenty but this year’s speciality is Chef Zam‘s Bebola Pelangi Pengat Pisang so you know which to pick first before they are all gone!

Sajiran Klasik Nusantara


📆 9 May – 2 June
🕡 7.00pm – 10.00pm (daily)
👨 RM78 nett/adult RM68 nett
👦 RM35 nett/child (age 6-12)

Early bird special (before 8 May 2019)
👨 RM68 nett/adult

📞 +607-354 9999 (sales department)
📧 neba@ponderosagolf.com

Ponderosa Golf & Country Club
📍 3, Jalan Ponderosa 1/1, Taman Ponderosa, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor
🕛 6.00pm-10.00pm (Dinner)
📞 +607-354 9999 (sales department)
📧 enquiry@ponderosagolf.com

  

PULAI SPRINGS RESORT

Regardless of the occasions, our spirits are immediately lifted at the thought of dining in Pulai Springs Resort and today’s Ramadan preview is no different. In fact, our team and fellow media friends almost turn up in full force despite the distance, such is its popularity!

With over 10 food stalls, both indoor and outdoor to select and savour our favourite Ramadan delights, we wasted no time in filling our plates with the Gulai Kari Kambing 28 Hari, Ayam Masak Merah Orang Kahwin, Daging Salai Masak Lemak Cili Api and Assam Pedas, as well as evergreen favourites such as the traditional Bubur Lambuk and Sup Tulang Merah served with French Loaf and Sambal Kicap.

Headed by Junior Sous Chef Tom and his brigade of skilled chefs, the spectacular array of over 150 must-have buka puasa dishes also boasts a plethora of piquant local salads, pickles, meat, seafood, BBQ and carving station, as well as Middle Eastern, Western and Chinese food corners. Add the refreshing ABC, Klebang-style Coconut Shake, Ais Krim Malaysia and a wide array of local and western desserts, all of us had a wonderful festive evening to remember! As always, early bird promotions starting from RM84 awaits if you book before 30 April so make your reservation now!

Bufet ala Bazar 28 Hari


📆 7 May – 3 June
🕡 7.00pm – 9.00pm (daily)
👨 RM99 nett/adult RM84 nett
👦 RM49 nett/child RM42 nett
🎉
RM88/adult & RM44/child on 1st week of Ramadan
🎉 Receive ONE FREE buffet with every NINE paying guests!

Early bird special (before 30 April 2019)
👨 RM84 nett/adult
👦 RM42 nett/child

📞 +607 521 2121 / +6017 745 5776 (Ms Nadia) / +607 555 4845 (group booking)
📧 enquiry@pulaisprings.com / jbso@pulaisprings.com (group booking)

Gleneagles Terrace Restaurant @ Pulai Springs Resort
📍 20KM, Jalan Pontian Lama, 81300 Johor Bahru, Johor
🕛 12pm-2.30pm (Lunch); 6pm-10.30pm (Dinner)
📞 +607–521 2121
📧 enquiry@pulaisprings.com

 

RAMADA MERIDIN JOHOR BAHRU – NEW!

With an abundance of delectable local and regional flavours presented all in one spread by award-winning chef, we know we’ll be in for a treat and the time is ripe to Say Hello to RED® again at Delish Restaurant on level 5 at Ramada Merdin Johor Bahru, PLUS enjoy early bird specials from now till 5 May 2019!

Helmed by our award-winning chef – Chef Mozart Muhamad, a guest judge for Masterchef Malaysia from 2011-2013, expect no less than 200 dishes with an assortment of traditional delights and mouth-watering fare from all across Malaysia. When you see us gulp down 2 big bowls of #LaksaJohor, a huge serving of Roasted Whole Kambing with Kuzie Spices and replenishment of Baked Whole Tenggiri Fish with Asian Herb & Spices, Nasi Kukus Ayam Serai Berempah, Ayam Buluh, Satay, Assam Pedas, Char Kuey Teow Kerang and Mee Goreng Mamak, you know how much we’ve enjoyed ourselves. The only thing missing for this round was our customary Bubur Lambuk, which means we will be back again when the real Buka Puasa comes around!

Citarasa Tradisi


📆 10 May – 2 June
🕡 6.30pm – 10.00pm (daily)
👨 RM88 nett/adult RM75 nett
👦 RM58 nett/child RM48 nett

Early bird special (before 5 May 2019)
👨 RM75 nett/adult
👦 RM48 nett/child

📞 +607 531 8888
📧 info@ramadameridinjohor.com

Delish Restaurant @ Ramada Meridin Johor Bahru
📍 5, Jalan Legoland, Bandar Medini Iskandar, 79250 Iskandar Puteri, Johor
🕛 6.30pm-10.00pm (Dinner)
📞 +607–531 8888
📧 info@ramadameridinjohor.com

 

RENAISSANCE JOHOR BAHRU HOTEL

A perennial buffet favourite among local diners, Cafe BLD at Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel is well-known for its delightful blend of traditional dishes, as well as Malaysian and international favourites from the world over.

Curated by Executive Chef Arnold, we were treated to some of his new creations such as the spectacular Sup Tulang Merah, the comforting Mee Kawah or the healthier Popiah Basah, on top of our usual favourites, including Lamb Quzi, Bubur Lambok, Nasi Briyani Arab, Ayam Percik, Ayam Golek, Rendang Daging, Udang Goreng Rempah, Soto Ayam, Sup Ekor, Rojak, Satay-satay and more.

Fans of Japanese cuisine are also in for a treat with a special sushi and sashimi counter, but the highlight for us would always be the ever popular seafood-on-ice section which offers fresh morsels like tiger prawns, green mussels, and oysters. For desserts, you must not miss out on the Fried Durian Roll!

Mai Makan-Makan


BUY 10 GET 3 ADDITIONAL FREE!
📆 Purchase date: 1 March – 8 May
📆 Dinner date: 8-15 May
🕡 6.30pm – 10.30pm (daily)
👨 RM165 nett/adult
👦 RM78 nett/child

BUY 10 GET 2 ADDITIONAL FREE!
📆 Purchase date: 1 March – 15 April
📆 Dinner date: 8 May – 3 June
🕡 6.30pm – 10.30pm (daily)
👨 RM165 nett/adult
👦 RM78 nett/child

BUY 10 GET 1 ADDITIONAL FREE!
📆 Purchase date: 16 April – 8 May
📆 Dinner date: 8 May – 3 June
🕡 6.30pm – 10.30pm (daily)
👨 RM165 nett/adult
👦 RM78 nett/child

🎉 15% discount for SCB card holder
🎉 20% discount for Club Marriott member

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 To host your own private iftar gathering, two selections of menu starting from RM98 nett/pax are also available with a minimum of 30 people

📞 +607 381 3312 / +607 381 3317
📧 rosliza.lazim@renaissancehotels.com / evelyn.soh@renaissancehotels.com

Cafe BLD @ Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel
📍 2, Jalan Permas 11, Bandar Baru Permas Jaya, Johor Bahru, Johor
📞 +607-381 3388
📧 rhi.jhbbr.wanlirestaurant@renaissancehotels.com

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THE PUTERI PACIFIC JOHOR BAHRU

The chance to savour one of the best Bubur Lambuk in town, PLUS the prospect to win attractive prizes, including return flight tickets to our favourite holiday destinations (locally & Indo-China countries); and get up close and personal with special performances by Datuk Ramli Sarip and co., do we still need a second invitation?

As a special treat to break fast with some of our favourite entertainers, we can make a date with Hafiz Suip on 7 May, Siti Nordiana on 10 May, Liza Hanim on 26 May and Datuk Ramli Sarip on 31 May 2019 at Persada Johor International Convention Centre. Priced at RM128 nett/adult and RM65 nett/child, enjoy the feast put up by Chef Zainuddin, with part of the proceeds to be contributed to charity in aid of an orphanage.

Equally lavish, the culinary team led by Chef Zamri will put up a spread of over 100 mouthwatering and sumptuous selection of traditional, local and international favourites. Top on our list is our must-have Bubur Lambuk and the much talked about Lamb Kuzi which is stuffed lamb with aromatic basmati rice roasted with the finest herbs and spices. Uniquely this year, there will be a thematic “Daily Must Try” specially prepared in a freshly cooked 15-cycle menu comprising Chinese, Indian or other cuisines. Not forgetting our regularly replenished wok-fried Char Kuay Teow, western and local BBQ grilled meat, seafood and homemade desserts, this year’s “Sajian Puteri” is definitely worth every Ringgit, especially with the attractive early bird price of only RM88 (valid till 30 April 2019)!

Sajian Puteri


📆 6 May – 3 June
🕡 6.30pm – 10.30pm (daily)
👨 RM108 nett/adult RM88 nett
👦 RM55 nett/child (age 6-12) RM45 nett
🎉 Receive ONE FREE buffet with every NINE paying guests!
🎉 Stand a chance to win attractive prizes*

Early bird special (while stock lasts)
👨 RM88 nett/adult
👦 RM45 nett/child

📞 +607 219 9999 (ext 9399)
📧 sales@puteripacific.com

The Puteri Cafe @ The Puteri Pacific Johor Bahru
📍 Jalan Abdullah Ibrahim, 80730 Johor Bahru, Johor
🕛 6.30pm to 10.30pm
📞 +607 219 9999 (ext 9399)
📧 sales@puteripacific.com

 

THISTLE JOHOR BAHRU

Bring along a huge appetite as this year’s theme at Thistle Johor Bahru brings us to different parts of Malaysia to savour 150 different authentic Malaysian dishes, with over 18 styles of Rendang, 18 flavours of Bubur (porridges) and 12 Durian dessert creations inspired by the King of Fruits alone, need we say more?

If there’s only so much Rendang that you could stomach, we recommend you go straight for the Rendang Daging Hijau (beef marinated with green chilli and a combination of wet green herbs and 10 types of dried herbs, and braised for 3 hours over slow fire) and the Rendang Minang (braised buffalo meat with herbs), which is an excellent source of lean protein and provides a variety of essential nutrients, like B vitamins, zinc and iron. Then, there’s the Whole Lamb that was marinated for 6 hours using 5-spice powder and 8 types of Malay herbs and steam for half an hour and roasted to perfection; or the Kambing Celup Sebulan (lamb leg), which was marinated overnight with 12 types of herbs and spices; baked for an hour and braised for another 3 hours in clay pot over slow fire. AND don’t forget the Shell-out, Lok-Lok and Satay, or the various kopis and teh tarik to wash down our palettes before going for more! With daily ghazal performance to keep us entertained over 5 rotating menus, there’s really something for everyone so make your reservations now!

Ramadhan Ria


📆 6 May – 4 June
🕡 6.30pm – 10.30pm (daily)
👨 RM138 nett/adult RM118 nett
👦 RM69 nett/child (age 6-12) RM59 nett

Early bird special (while stock lasts)
👨 RM118 nett/adult
👦 RM59 nett/child

📞 +607 222 9234
📧 fnbcoordinator.jb@thistle.com.my / salesthistle.johorbahru@thistle.com.my

Thistle Johor Bahru
📍 Jalan Sungai Chat, 80100 Johor Bahru, Johor
🕛 6.30pm to 10.30pm
📞 +607 222 9234
📧 info@thistle.com.my

 

TROVE JOHOR BAHRU NEW!

Presenting its inaugural celebration of Ramadan with Juadah Masyarakat Malaysia this year with over 200 of Malaysia’s favourite dishes, we could be forgiven for overlooking the fact that the latest new boutique hotel by the Care Luxury Group only opened in December 2018!

Having impressed us since its awe-inspiring grand opening in December and its culinary innovation evident from their CNY menu early this year, we have no qualms about turning up in full force at Trove Johor Bahru to savour a taste of Chef Fadren Oyob‘s signature creations. Prepared for a good eight hours and made with Trove’s secret recipes, the highlights for the evening include the Rendang Kambing Tok, aromatic Lamb Oxtail Gulai Warisan Utara, Masak Lomak Burung Puyuh (quail), Itik Salai (smoke-dried duck), Ayam Penyet Siram with Kuah Lemak, Minang Style Rusa Rendang (venison), Masak Lomak Udang Galah (giant river prawn) and the specially crafted Cumin Rice with Lamb with spices specially flown in from the Middle East. The Bubur Lambuk Tulang is something we will never miss and so is their fusion Mee Rebus Soba! For desserts, we highly recommend the 3 Sisters Cheese Cake, namely the Trove Cheese Cake, Chilled Yoghurt Cheese Cake and the Santa Maria Cheesecake, among others!

Juadah Masyarakat Malaysia


📆 7 May – 3 June
🕡 7.00pm – 10.00pm (daily)
👨 RM128 nett/adult
👦 RM78 nett/child (age 4-11)

Early bird special (before 20 April 2019)
👨 RM108 nett/adult
👦
RM68 nett/child (age 4-11)

📞 +607 272 8805 (Lada & Clove) / +6012 8818 413 (Mr Hatta)
📧 rsvn.trovejb@careluxuryhotels.com

Lada & Clove @ Trove Johor Bahru
📍 Jalan Dato Abdullah Tahir, Taman Abad, 80300 Johor Bahru, Johor
🕛 7.00pm to 10.00pm
📞 +607 272 8888
📧 info.trovejb@careluxuryhotels.com

 

TUNAMAYA BEACH & SPA RESORT DESARU COAST

Fancy going back in time with our toes-in-the-sand dining (almost) under the tropical trees, then look a little further from town towards Tunamaya Beach & Spa Resort Desaru Coast for a feast by the beach, happening from 7 May till 2 June 2019!

The brainchild of Chef Naza and his talented culinary team at Pawana Restaurant. the “Citarasa Senandung Melayu Asli” features the ever-popular Nasi Daging Utara Air Asam Tomato, Daging Goreng Halia Madu, Ayam Percik Bambu Kelantan. spicy Negeri Sembilan signatures such as Masak Lomak Daging Salai (Smoked Beef), Keli Salai (Smoked Catfish), and Itik Salai dengan Belimbing Buluh (Smoked Duck). Also remember to check out the LIVE stalls serving kampung-style chicken and beef Satay, “Bakar Herba” Roasted Lamb, Bubur Lambuk, Mee Rebus Tulang and Nasi Lemak Halba Kukus Ayam Goreng Berempah.

Having travel this far, you will feel gutted if you miss out the “Tradisi Kuali Panas” station, a selection of spicy soups from the sea with Red Snapper, Sea Bass or Mackerel or from the land with oxtail, beef, lamb and tetel (minced beef) soup, as well as the Sweet Temptations Corner with an assortment of traditional Malay Kuih and French pastries.

Citarasa Senandung Melayu Asli


📆 7 May – 2 June
🕡 6.30pm – 10.00pm (daily)
👨 RM68 nett/adult RM58 nett
👦 RM48 nett/child (age 4-11) RM40 nett

Early bird special (before 30 April 2019)
👨 RM58 nett/adult
👦
RM40 nett/child (age 4-11)

📞 +6012 766 9427 (Mr. Rozaizul) /  +607 833 8805 (Pawana Restaurant)
📧 rsvn.dtbsr@careluxuryhotels.com

Pawana Restaurant @ Tunamaya Beach & Spa Resort Desaru Coast
📍 Bandar Penawar, 81930 Kota Tinggi, Johor
🕛 6.30pm to 10.00pm
📞 +607 833-8888
📧 info.dtbsr@careluxuryhotels.com

 

AMANSARI HOTEL NUSAJAYA

Even though this is our first visit to the property strategically located in Gelang Patah, there is a festive feel in the hotel and the adjacent cafe terrace which is set up with live-cooking stalls and self-serve stations, as we joined underprivileged children from SK Taman Nusa Perintis and SK Sri Pulai Perdana to enjoy the spread prepared for the coming Ramadan month by AmanSari Hotel Nusajaya.

Our eyes were originally on the central island with mouthwatering dishes such as Ayam Masak Merah, Beef Rendang, Udang Masak Lemak Chili Padi Nenas, Gulai Kawah Ikan Pari, Sayur Pucuk Paku and Sotong stir-fried with Dried Chili, while the buffet spread that lines both opposite side of the hall continues with numerous festive must-haves like juicy dried dates, kerabu mixed salads, choices of ulam-ulam, lemang and ketupat to savour with serunding, and a variety of local kuih and pastries. Equally appealing are the outdoor sections, where the chefs are in non-stop action serving Whole Roasted Lamb, freshly grilled Satay, Murtabak squares, pasta, prawn fritters and durian fritters, Mee Rebus as well as our all-time favourite shaved ice dessert – ABC, Chocolate fountain, Bubur Kacang Hijau, Pengat Pisang and Pengat Durian. With live entertainment and music throughout the spread and daily lucky draw, this Ramadan Special Buka Puasa Buffet is a steal at only RM75 nett/adult and RM35 nett/children!

Ramadan Special Buka Puasa Buffet


📆 11 May – 2 June
🕡 6.30pm – 9.30pm (daily)
👨 RM75 nett/adult
👦 RM35 nett/child

📞 +607-869 1168 / +6012-799 0192
📧 sales.nj@amansarihotels.com

The Cafe @ Amansari Hotel Nusajaya
📍 Jalan Persiaran Nusa Puncak, Taman Nusa Puncak, 79200, Iskandar Puteri, Johor
🕛 6.30pm to 9.30pm
📞 +607-869 1168
📧 info.nj@amansarihotels.com

 

AMANSARI RESIDENCE RESORT

The atmosphere from the moment we step inside Amansari Residence Resort was welcoming, greeted by the cool breeze and with it the aroma of smoky grilled meat as we make our way down the stairs and towards the Courtyard Cafe.

One of the many golf resorts to offer a unique market-like-experience with its “Sinaran Ramadan” buffet, we can find a collection of LIVE action stalls with plenty of la minute specials such as kambing kuzi, kampung satay and notably the Laksa Johor which received thumbs up from all our makan kakis. Sadly, our customary Bubur Lambuk was missing this time around due to its lacklustre response from previous years but that was more than made up by the wide array of over 100 dishes from a daily rotating menu! Available from 10 May to 4 June 2019, enjoy great savings with their BUY 5 FREE 1 early bird promotion if you make your booking before 30 April 2019!

Sinaran Ramadan


📆 10 May – 4 June
🕡 6.30pm – 10.00pm (daily)
👨 RM85 nett/adult
👦 RM49 nett/child

Early bird special (before 30 April 2019)
🎉Receive ONE FREE buffet with every FIVE paying guests!

Early bird special (after 1 May 2019)
🎉Receive ONE FREE buffet with every TEN paying guests!

📞 +607 381 7070 (ext 811)
📧 hotel.info_sa@amansarihotels.com

Courtyard Cafe @ Amansari Residence Resort
📍 Jalan Persiaran Seri Alam, Bandar Seri Alam, 81750 Masai, Johor
🕛 7.00pm to 10.00pm
📞 +607 381 7070
📧 info.arr@amansarihotels.com

 

BOAT NOODLE

Ok, so far it has been all about buffets and all-you-can-eat spreads. What if there’s only two of us and we wouldn’t want all the good food to go to waste? Last but not least, we present the Rachatda Dulang from the folks at the popular homegrown brand Boat Noodle to complete our recommendations that’s unconventional but has proven to be quite irresis-thai-ble!.

All four outlets in Johor Bahru, including the latest in The Mall, Mid Valley Southkey now serves the Ratchada Dulang set, as well as a new themed menu which highlights the unique flavours of Ayutthaya and Pathumthani to compliment the varieties of Thai boat noodles for Muslims and Non-Muslims alike. Reminiscent to the unique experience of feasting in a busy market atop rusted train tracks, the large platter consists of crispy fried Soi Polo Chicken, papaya som tum, enoki mushrooms, wonton, meatballs (chicken or beef), fresh Thai ulam, Ratchada rice with a choice of two dipping sauces (pulut rice and the Bangkok sauce).

Priced from RM35.90, the Ratchada Dulang is available for order from 3 May until 7 June 2019 and includes takeaways for those who wish to share this meal for breakfast in the comfort of their own homes. In the spirit of festivity, the More-eh special also features a 15% discount for our new favourite tasty chicken wings and Sangkayaa (decadent bread with Thai pandan and custard) at selected outlets which will be opened till 12am for the supper crowd after Terawih prayers.

So what are you waiting for? Pai taan khao duai gan na khrub (Let’s go and eat together) and try beating the current record 37 bowls of noodles!

Ratchada Dulang


📆 3 May – 7 June
🕡 10.00am – 10.00pm (daily)
🥗 RM39.50 nett/set 

Special promotion (3 May – 7 June)
🎉 15% discount for the new tasty chicken wings and Sangkayaa!

 

Boat Noodle outlets in Johor Bahru
📍 LG013, Lower Ground, The Mall, Mid Valley Southkey, 81000 Johor Bahru, Johor
📍 Lot 307, Third Floor, KOMTAR JBCC, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor
📍 LOT L1.38, Aras 1, Angsana Johor Bahru Mall, Pusat Bandar Tampoi, Jalan Skudai, 81200 Johor Bahru, Johor
📍 Lot S17, Second Floor, AEON Bandar Dato’ Onn, No.3, Jalan Dato’ Onn 3, Bandar Dato’ Onn, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor
🌐 https://www.boatnoodle.com.my

That’s all for now folks! Here’s wishing all our Muslim friends and associates “Selamat Berbuka Puasa” and bon appetit for our non-Muslim fans joining the festivity as well!

 

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