Johor Palace Delicacies at Town Restaurant, Fullerton Hotel
From now to 27 September 2013, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore’s Town Restaurant will bring together the best local delights from Johor at its “Johor Palace Delicacies” lunch and dinner buffets.
The hotel has specially invited a celebrated culinary expert from the Malaysian state to ensure that the most authentic flavours and dishes will be presented, and these will be created from complicated and tedious recipes that are reputed to be favoured by Johor’s social elites.
I am so glad that finally a restaurant is doing a food promotion about Johor because there are just so much good food in our neighbouring country. I have previously done a huge blog post about some must try places in Johor and whenever I look at it again, I miss the food so much.
The buffet spread at Town Restaurant will comprise more than 25 tantalizing dishes from Johor. Starting from salad, there are Asma Rojak, Rojak Petis, Gado-Gado and Rojak Salad. Asma Rojak which is made of shrimp fritters, fried tofu, tempe, fish cake and gravy. The sauce, which is the focal point of all good rojak, is a thick flavourful sauce. Tasty as it is not too heavy.
Ok I am a mountain tortoise because I have not tried any Johor Laksa before this. I have tried Penang Laksa, Kelantan Laksa, Serawak Laksa, and of course our own Singapore Nonya Laksa, but how does Johor Laksa taste like? I would say it is very different from other states’ laksa!
They used fish based gravy which is blended together with lots of herbs and spices. Here, the thick gravy was layered on the bed of yellow noodles. It is a marriage of spicy, fragrant, savoury and grainy gravy which is very interesting. Laksa Johor will be cooked with other noodles such as Mee Bandung (Noodles in spicy prawn gravy) and Mee Rebus (Noodles in a brown bean sauce with boiled eggs). Satay Ayam (Grilled chicken skewers with peanut sauce) will be freshly grilled at an outdoor pit at Town Restaurant’s alfresco terrace.
The selection of mains offers a variety of chicken, beef, seafood, rice and noodle dishes in items like Nasi Briyani (Spiced rice with saffron and mixed ingredients) which reminds me of my vacation in Nikoi Island because we had something similar too. Anyway, we had a variety of dishes such as bryani daging (spiced rice with marinated beef), ayam masak opor (spiced chicken stew with coconut milk), ikan gulai nenas (fish in tangy pineapple and tamarind gravy) and pencuk timun
We had a sinful bowl of Bubur Kacang which is made from mung beans with coconut milk and palm sugar or cane sugar. The beans are boiled till soft, and sugar and coconut milk are added. There is also Lepat Pisang to go with it. You can still enjoy other asian and international delights on top of the Johor delicacies.
“Johor Palace Delicacies” Lunch Buffet costs $53 per adult and $26 per child; dinner buffet costs $53 per adult and $26 per child on 17, 18, 23, 24 and 25 September 2013, $69 per adult and $34 per child on 19, 26 and 27 September 2013 with a seafood spread, and $79 per adult and $35 per child from 20 to 22 September 2013 with a seafood spread and grilled lobster.
Address: Level 1, Fullerton Hotel, 1 Fullerton Square
For reservations and enquiries, please call 6877 8128 or email [email protected]