Food Review: Johor Fiesta, Seasons Coffee House, Grand Seasons Hotel KL

Every now and then I like trying new food.. or at least different kinds of food… it is only interesting to let our taste buds travel as well.. unlike my other half who seems to like mamak food a lot… hahahah…

But for me, I love trying new things.. and Malaysia is a place where food is abundant. And not only is it abundant but did you know that every different states of Malaysia has their own different style of cooking and dishes..

Today’s blog post is about food… from the southernmost tip of Peninsular Malaysia. The name Johor was said to be derived from the Arabic word, ‘Jauhar’, which literally means ‘Precious Stones’, probably due to the early Arab traders who traded spices in Johor and from there introduced more flavors and styles to create a unique and delicious cuisine of the Malays archipelago…

Johor food should not to be missed, and so for the month of November, the Seasons Coffee House at Grand Seasons Hotel, Kuala Lumpur will be bringing you the best in Johor cuisine….

Yours truly was there to try out the buffet lunch and believe me, I could not have enough…

Their Senior Sous Chef with 20 years of experience, Chef Mohd Fauzi  from the Malay Kitchen will definitely tantalize and delight your senses as he take you through a culinary journey  of Johor State cuisine.

There will be about 90 different authentic Johor dishes created with original Johor recipes handed down through generations, served in 7 different sets , one for every day of the week…so you can dine in every day in a week and get served something different ….

With a choice so varied and tantalizing, you will definitely find it irresistible… like me… huhuhu

Rojak Tauhu

This is the Telur Pindang.. it is the Malay version of the Chinese Herbal Egg or Century Egg. It is boiled for nearly a whole day with herbs and spices before being set aside and eaten cooled.. 

On my plate: some telur pindang, telur masin, and pecal (a type of Javanese /Malay Salad with peanut sauce)

There are just so many dishes from Appetizers such as the Kerabu Pucuk Paku, Ikan Bilis Goreng Petai, Rojak Tauhu, Kerabu Mangga, Kerabu Pucuk Ubi, Telur Pindang, Pajeri Terung, Puyuh Goreng Berempah, Lemang Ayam, Mini Sotong Bakar, Telur Masin, Ikan Masin Johor, Rojak ASma, Ikan Bakar, Kerabu Ikan, Kerabu Kerang, Pasembor Johor and Acar Rampai….

Sup Kambing Berempah

For Soups, there is the Soto Ayam Soup, Sup Kambing Berempah and Gearbox Soup

Do not forget to try out the special Noodles from Johor….Laksa Johor is a combination of spaghetti-like noodle, fish gravy and condiments such as some salted fish meat, cucumber, onions and salad. If you want the extra spicy kick, be sure add some sambal, a special chilli paste to go with the dish. I could not get enough of this… this was just delicious…

Then there is also the Mee Bandung Johor …a combination of yellow noodles to a broth made of a mixture of chilli, onion, spices, shrimp paste and dried shrimp and of course, some condiments such as fishball/ fish cake or shrimp…this one if a must try…

Of course, there might also be Mee Soto Ayam or Mee Rebus, depending on the day you go….

Omelet Johor

Assam Pedas Johor

Longtong Johor

Nasi Goreng Kampung

For yummy mains or nice warm meals to fill your stomach, check out the spread consisting of Masak Lemak Belimbing Sotong, Kambing Johor Masak Hitam/ Kacang, Ayam Masak Pedas Johor, Pajeri Nenas, Lontong Johor, Ayam Masak Lemak Chili Padi, Stir Fried Crab with Belacan, Ikan Senangin Masak Lemak Belimbing, Kambing Masak Tanjung Putri, Kepah Buluh Masak Lemak, Ayam Panggang Johor, Lontong Kering etc……

If you are there for dinner, be sure to check out the live cooking stations with Roti Jala and Curry Chicken and Otak-Otak Bakar…

Finish your meal with some savoury dessert or sweet dessert… with Halwa Maskat, Kacau Labu, Jagung Bakar, Pulut Panggang, Kuih Kasui, Pengat Pisang, Bubur Pulut Hitam, Pisang Nagasari, Talam Ubi, Bingka Ubi, Onde Onde, Lepat Pisang, or some western dessert from puddings and jellies etc…

The spread is definitely irresistible and I was so stuffed from being a glutton since the food was just so good here…

Price for buffet lunch is only RM78 nett while for buffet dinner is RM88 nett… this will only be on for the month of November, so hurry make your reservations and bring your friends, family or colleagues… it is definitely worth the little splurge…

For more food pictures from the buffet, check out my facebook page here and here

In case you do not know it, the Grand Seasons is one of Malaysia’s tallest hotel strategically located along Jalan Pahang (off Jalan Tun Razak) within walking distance to the KL Monorail and KL Hop On/Hop Off City Bus Tour bus stop. There is even a free GO KL City Bus just right outside the hotel that brings you to Pavilion / Bukit Bintang…

Address: Grand Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur, 72, Jalan Pahang, Kuala Lumpur

www.grandseasons.com

 

 

 

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