How Much of A Malaysian Are You?

Put your taste buds to a test through Thistle Johor Bahru’s Selera Malaysia buffet spread

all are durian-based!
This station is dedicated to everything durian - fritters, muffins, cake rolls, traditional kuih-muih, all are durian-based!

Malaysia’s cuisine is a melting pot of food across cultures and it has its own distinct taste and level of spices. Thistle Johor Bahru is offering every kind of Malaysian food especially Malay flavours in their ‘Selera Malaysia’s buffet for this year’s fasting month and I would not want to miss this chance to savour their local food offerings.

Delectable Biryani Rice
Delectable Biryani Rice cooked with Roast Lamb
Fish Head Curry
Fish Head Curry in all its red glory – made mouth waters just at the glimpse of it!

Being greeted by the strong whiff of Malaysia’s beloved king of fruits, the durian could not get any more Malaysian for me. A stall dedicated to serving all-durian based cakes and desserts were immensely popular. Thistle’s signature soft, durian fritters did not get a chance to cool on the serving table! It was totally sought after from the guests for its crispy yet creamy taste.

The eight woks of main Malay dishes were lined up right next to a barrel of fragrant white rice was calling out to me but I settled with a bowl of hot, tasteful red ox bone soup (Sup Tulang Merah) with toasted Roti Banggali, a classic, modern Raya favourite for Johor and Singapore Malays. The best part is to dig the remains inside the bone! It is also good to mix with Thistle’s very own Biryani Rice with Roast Lamb.

Beef Brisket!
Remember to step outside the hall and get some juicy Beef Brisket!
Freshly Grilled Satay
Freshly Grilled Satay

While I’m about to go for another round of food, a solo live violin performance of popular Raya songs by a local talent made rounds in the hall and it just felt like Raya came early – Wonderful food, company and ambience. Sounds like a good time? Book your seats from 13th April to 12th May 2021 at RM98 nett per adult and RM48 nett per child before 12th April 2021. 13th April onwards, it would be priced at RM118nett per adult and RM58 per child.

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