Thursday August 26, 2010
Johor Baru Buka Puasa Guide
Compiled by Mohd Farhaan Shah and Yee Xiang Yun
For a taste of Middle East cuisine, head to 11@Century Hotel, Jalan Pelanduk, off Jalan Harimau here for the Ramadan Al-Mubarak buffet this fasting month. Try their signature Arabian dishes like Beef Kurma, Lamb Kuzi, Nasi Bahmia and Nasi Kabuli at RM46 nett for adults and RM25 nett for children between 6 and 12 years-old. For reservations, call 07-333 3300.
Thistle Johor Baru Hotel’s 1Malaysia Ramadan Buffet is available at the Orchid Ballroom throughout the fasting month. Savour the many types of kuih-muihs, appetizers, favourite kampung and regional dishes, barbecued meats and seafood. Guests will be entertained by Ghazal performances while enjoying their meals. The buffet is available until 9.30pm. It is priced at RM75.00++ (adult) and RM35.00++ (child) above 6 years-old. For reservations, call 07-222 9234.
Cakes make great gifts this Ramadan and Ailidfitri so get your dose of treats from Steps at Thistle Johor Baru Hotel. There are a list of cakes to choose from such as Dates & Prune Layer Cake (Kek Lapis), Moist Pandan and Coconut Cream Cake, Chocolate Toffee Cake, Durian Mousse Cake, Red Bean and Tapioca Cake and a selection of homemade chocolate pralines. Price starts from RM40.00++. For details, call 07-222 9234.
Break fast at The Zon Regency Hotel’s Salt n Pepper Restaurant this Ramadan and enjoy a variety of sumptuous local delicacies. There will be a buffet spread of more than 100 dishes from local and international cuisine and a selection of ulam-ulam such as ulam Raja, daun pegaga, kerabu mangga, kerabu nangka, rojak Asma served with an assortment of sambal. For details, call 07-2219 999.
East-West culinary delights
Break your fast at Puteri Pacific Hotel’s Newsroom café where they will be serving up a wide array of international dishes with Lamb Quzee being the main specialty. Enjoy a whole host of Western and local dishes at the buffet, which is priced at RM75++ (adult) and RM35++ (child). The Ramadan promotion will be served from 6pm to 10pm (until Sept 18). For details, call 07-2199 999.
Traditional Malay meals
Head to Selasih Restaurant at Persada Johor International Conventional Centre to enjoy authentic Malay cuisine. The restaurant serves an array of buka puasa favourites like Mee Rebus, Gulai Kawah and assorted Laksa picks. For information and reservations, call 07-219 8888.
Nasi briyani treat
Grand Blue Wave Hotel Johor Baru offers a spread of various Ramadan delicacies like Meldrum Nasi Briyani with Special Ayam Kuzi, Kambing Masak Merah, Roasted Whole Lamb, Stuffed Lamb With Rice and Gearbox Soup. The buffet starts at 6pm until 9pm, between Aug 11 and Sept 10. It is priced at RM55++ (adult) and RM35++ (child). For reservations, call 07-221 6666.
Buka Puasa at New York Hotel
Taste New York Hotel’s Ramadan specialty like Kambing Golek, Special Durian Goreng and other dishes at the buffet, which begins at 6.30pm until 10.30pm. There will also be a lucky draw for guests. The buffet is priced at RM52 (adult) and RM22 (child) between five and 11 years-old. For reservations, call 07-331 1588.
Mutiara Hotel treat
Indulge in more than 113 dishes prepared for the Sinar Ramadan buffet at Mutiara Hotel Johor Baru from now until Sept 9. Choose from a delectable selection of Western and local fare such as Ketupat Palas, Lemang, Rendang Tok, Serunding Daging, Briyani Gam Johor, Ikan Tenggiri Berlada, Siput Sedut Lemak Kuning, Chicken Lasagna and Sushi Served With Wasabi and Kikkoman sauce. The buffet is priced at RM68++ (adult) and RM40++ (child) aged between four and 12 years-old. For reservations, call 07-330 0300.
M Suites Ramadan specials
M Suites Hotel’s Myra Bistro is serving up a feast of buka puasa delights with live action stalls and a whole host of delicious dishes such as Roasted Lamb, Ikan Bakar, Kebab, Asam Pedas, Briyani Rice, Satay and a variety of curries to choose from. The buffet is ongoing until Sept 9. For reservations, call 07-221 1000.
Feast on Ramadan favourites at the Selesa Hotel Johor Baru from now until Sept 9. The price for the buffet is RM45++ (adult) and RM25++ (child). For details and reservations, call 07-332 3999.
Kampung food at Pulai Springs
Bring your family and friends to Gleaneagles Terrace at Pulai Springs Resort and enjoy sumptuous Ramadan buffet a’la selera kampung. With over 90 dishes to choose from, guests can take their pick from dishes such as Kerabu Pucuk Paku, Black Bean Crab, Roasted Beef With Mushroom Sauce, Roasted Lamb and Lala Berlada as well as mouthwatering local desserts like Seri Muka, Pulut Hitam and Kuih Ketayap. It is priced at RM67++ (adult) and RM40++ (child). The buffet starts at 8pm until 10.30pm throughout the Ramadan period. Place your reservations at 07-5212121 ext 4713.