Tuesday, 15 July 2014
Ramadan Buffet 2014 at Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel
Johor Kaki was invited to try out the Ramadan buffet at Thistle Hotel.
The numerous food stalls were set up under a tall canopy in the airy grand court yard at the Lower Ground level. I feel I was exploring a Ramadan bazaar in the garden.
Guests take their food from the stalls and enjoy their dinner in the spacious adjacent Grand Ball Room.
The guests were entertained with traditional Samrah performance while enjoying the sumptuous buffet spread.
Thistle's Ramadan buffet is the brainchild of Executive Chef Imran. 22 years of culinary experience under his belt including a stint in the UK with Jom Malaysia (UK), Imran credits his mum for his achievements. Imran said that he was inspired by mum's cooking at his hometown in Kulim, Kedah.
Let's take a look at the colours and flavours at Thistle Hotel's Ramadan feast.
The ever popular grilled lamb (kambing pangang) station.
I love to tease out the bits of aromatic and flavourful lamb from between the bones :D
Grilled fish (ikan bakar) station.
This heap of freshly grilled spicy fish will be gone in moments :D
The chef frying fresh prawns filling the air with pungent spicy aroma.
There were many more dishes on offer - this was squid cooked with salted egg yolk and spices.
Sauteed beef with onions. Ostrich was also available.
With so much meat to choose from, I love to have some fresh vegetables for balance.
I love the kambing soup, especially the tendon and cartilage at this stall. Went two rounds here :D
Dodol, a traditional hot sweet dessert is made everyday.
Eat durians, durian puffs and fried durian fritters to your heart's content.
Besides traditional kuih kuih, Thistle also serves Western cakes and desserts from the bakery of pastry chef Ibrahim.
The old school drinks stall.
I lost count of the number of rounds I went, including desserts and durian :P This was the first round :D
Round two. Got some sushi from the Japanese stall.
I stop here. You've got the idea :D
Come over to Thistle Hotel for buka puasa.
Child (12 years old and below): RM76++
Best to call for reservation as Thistle's Ramadan buffet is understandably, extremely popular.
Tel: +607-167-8984 or 607-222-9234 ext 80189
Restaurant name: The garden court yard (at Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel)
Address: Jalan Sungai Chat, Johor Bahru
Hours: Buka puasa till 10:30pm
Date visited: 10 Jul 2014
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