Dive into Culinary Fusion at Semarak Rasa Buffet

Holiday Inn Johor Bahru City Centre showcases a vibrant buffet experience

Dive into Culinary Fusion at Semarak Rasa Buffet

Johor Bahru, 15 March 2024 – As the holy month approaches, Holiday Inn Johor Bahru City Centre is delighted to unveil its highly anticipated Semarak Rasa Buffet. Running from now to 8 April 2024, this culinary journey will take place at the Dine@Eight Restaurant. The theme Semarak Rasa, also known as “Vibrant Taste”, embodies a fusion of cuisines from various parts of Malaysia, expertly blended with a Fusion twist, offering a harmonious dining experience for both Malaysian and International guests with over 200 dishes to dive into.

Under the culinary guidance of our new Executive Chef, Chef Khairil Anwar, with his talented culinary team, including Sous Chef Zulkiflee, Chef Aidil, and Chef Kudin, the Semarak Rasa Buffet promises a diverse array of delights that celebrate togetherness and vibrant flavours.

A Culinary Symphony Unveiled

Embarking on this culinary experience, guests will encounter a Live Nasi Kandar Penang Station, a homage to the iconic flavours of Penang. Dedicated to the timeless classic, this unique station features a selection of accompanying dishes such as Kari Kepala Ikan, Daging Hitam Manis, Ayam Masak Bawang, Spare Rib / Paratel, Burung Puyuh Goreng Berempah, and more. Each dish is thoughtfully prepared to bring the essence of Penang’s culinary heritage, to your plate.

Signature Delicacies and Live Stations

Among the signature dishes awaiting discerning palates is the time-tested perfection Oxtail Asam Pedas, a longstanding Holiday Inn Johor Bahru City Centre’s signature dish that combines bold spices and tantalizing tang. Prepare your tastebuds as Durian enthusiasts revel in the richness of Serawa Durian, Durian Tempura, and other Durian-themed dishes, perfect for adventurous foodies.

The excitement has just begun as the buffet line-up extends beyond traditional taste with live stations like Pondok di Tepi Bendang, inspired by a rice field cottage setting where chefs craft Lempeng Kelapa, Lempeng Pisang, and traditional Kuih Ketayap before your eyes. The Warung Bakar Nyonya is filled with a Nyonya-themed grilled seafood station, showcasing dishes like Ikan Pari, Ikan Cencaru Sumbat, Sotong, and more.

A Global Fusion of Flavours

Led by Executive Chef Khairil Anwar, the culinary team at Holiday Inn JBCC promises a fusion of Asian and Western dishes by introducing the Warung Mee Mat Salleh with its innovative twists on pasta dishes. From Salted Egg Carbonara to Creamy Tom Yum Pasta, each creation is an artful blend of diverse culinary traditions.

Continue your culinary adventure with the Carving Station featuring Kambing Golek, Ayam Percik. Daging Bakar Desa, as well as the succulent Roasted Lamb and Chicken, expertly complemented by a selection of condiments, Fattoush Salad, and Lamb Gravy Sauce.

Indulge in the rich flavours of the Middle East at our Taj Mahal corner, that features Middle Eastern delights such as Chicken Shawarma, Tandoori Chicken and Lamb Kebab, accompanied by classic Garlic Naan.

Quench Your Thirst with Traditional Street Beverages

Take a trip down the traditional lane with a variety of street beverages from the refreshing notes of Air Katira, the tangy kick of Air Asam Boi to the creamy richness of Air Jagung Susu, Mangga Susu, Air Bandung, Air Buah Campuran, Air Tebu, and many more.

Delightful Endings and Special Syawal Treats

Satisfy your sweet tooth with a vast array of desserts, ranging from Westernized treats like Brownies, Lemon Tarts, Eclairs, to Middle Eastern delights like Rice Pudding, Kunafa and Baklava. Families with kids will dine with ease at the Kids Corner, designed to delight children’s palates with a variety of fun treats like Spaghetti, Lasagna, Chocolate Fountain, Chocolate Pop, Colour Eclairs, and many more.

As a prelude to Hari Raya, the Semarak Rasa Buffet introduces Special Syawal (Hari Raya) treats, including Lemang, Ketupat Palas, Ketupat Nasi, Burasak, Botok Botok, Kuah Kacang, Serunding Daging, and Serunding Ayam.

Book Early to Save More

Dive into Culinary Fusion at Semarak Rasa Buffet

Take advantage of the Early Bird Promotion at only RM152+ for adults with a buy 10 free 1 promotion. Available exclusively from now until 12 March 2024.

Normal prices sit at RM182+ for adult (buy 10 free 1), RM162+ for senior citizens (ages 60 years and above) and RM92+ for children (ages 6-12). 5 years old and below kids will eat for free.

Special Packages and Offers

Get rewarded with 20% off IHG One Rewards Dining Privileges with a limitation of 8 persons for every receipt. In-house guests can avail of a special rate of RM152+.

Explore the Dinner Bed and Breakfast package at holidayinn.com/johorbahru for a complete experience of staycation, Sahur Buffet, and Semarak Rasa Buffet.

Reservation Information and Exclusive Offers

For reservation or more information, please call 07 207 8888, email to [email protected], or walk into Dine@Eight Restaurant.

“I am thrilled to present the Semarak Rasa Buffet, a culinary masterpiece curated to transcend cultural boundaries and offer a symphony of flavours that cater to both local and International palates. Our diverse array of dishes, from the iconic Nasi Kandar Penang to the tantalizing Middle Eastern delights, reflects our commitment to delivering a gastronomic journey that resonates with every guest, and we aim to not only satisfy the appetite but also create lasting memories of togetherness and celebration.” – Emelyn Rosales, General Manager of Holiday Inn Johor Bahru City Centre.

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