South East Asia Buffet Dinner @ J’s Cafe & Restaurant

It was drizzling that particular evening during our recent holiday in Phuket so we decided to dine in the resort we were staying at – Holiday Inn Resort Mai Khao. There are 2 main restaurants here. J’s Cafe & Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner while Pesto’s is open for lunch and dinner.

We saw that their J’s Cafe & Restaurant has different themed dinners every evening and on that Tuesday night were South East Asia Buffet Dinner. Without hesitation, we went in to eat as the boys are famished after an evening swim in the pool.
Js cafe

J’s Cafe & Restaurant
Holiday Inn Resort Mai Khao

It was enjoyable being able to savour dishes from countries such as Japan, Korea, Singapore, Philippines, Vietnam, China and also Malaysia. Here are pictures of some of the food:

Chinese sweet corn soup

Chinese Sweet Corn Soup

Japan sushi

Japan’s assorted sushi maki

The boys’ favourite. I think Ayden ate only this the entire dinner :roll:

Balinese grilled tumeric fish fillet

Indonesia’s Balinese Grilled Tumeric Fish Fillet

Singapore Chili Crab

Singapore’s Chili Crab

Malaysia Pasembur

Malaysia’s Pasembur

Korea ChapChae

Korea’s Kimchi ChapChae

Thai Green Curry

Thailand’s Green Curry with Pork

china roasted chicken

China’s Roasted Chicken with 5 Spiced Powder

Japan beef niku

Japan’s Beef Niku Jaga

braised pork

Braised Potato with Pork Belly

I’m not sure which country this is from but it was delicious. Those pork belly are just to die for!

Indonesia mee goreng

Indonesia’s Mee Goreng from the Live Station

Philippines custard candy

Philippines’ Custard Candy

Vietnamese steamed rice cake

Vietnamese Steamed Rice Cake

sticky rice

Thailand’s Sticky Rice with Coconut Milk

glutinous rice flour

I don’t know which country these glutinous rice ball is from but it is similar to the ones we eat in December during Winter Solstice.

The boys were kept occupied before and after dinner with activity sheets and crayons courtesy of this kids friendly resort.

We had a very pleasant and satisfying dinner as we get to sample food from around SEA under one roof. My favourite has got to be the Singapore Chili Crab and Thailand’s Green Curry with Pork. It was so good that we ordered the Green Curry again the next day when we dined ala carte

10 Comments + Add Comment

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    I am hungry, love all the food here, will like to try it if I happened to go Phuket in future


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    The dish I love most is the braised potato with pork belly


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    Price for this buffet dinner?


    Merryn Reply:

    Oh sorry, forgotten to include the price. It is THB799++


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    I would love this very nice buffet if it had been here but in Thailand, I would love to eat Thai, nothing else. Ummmmm…Japan in South East Asia kah? Those guys must polish up their Geography lor. :D


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    definitely a buffet lover family!


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    This SEA buffet is good!! I an hungry looking at the food now.


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    It’s always a delight to see PORK in the buffet :P
    PS: They use the wrong noodle for the Korean Japchae LOL


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    The sushi and crabs caught my eyes the most!


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    I like the Thai green curry. The rest of the food looks good too.


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