Amaya Food Gallery – Indulge in Tasty Asian and Western Cuisines at Amari Johor Bahru
April 25, 2018
The Amaya Food Gallery is Amari Johor Bahru’s signature market-style all-day dining restaurant. You can enjoy watching the chefs at work in the multiple open-kitchens and experience the vibrant flavours of Asian and international cuisine inspired by the rich street food culture of the region. The setting incorporates influences from the architecture and food market culture of different Asian countries, and the extensive menu features a variety of well-loved dishes from Chinese, Indian, Malay, Thai and international cuisines. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served here.
As a nod to the Thai origins of Amari, the décor of the restaurant is rich in Thai inspiration as seen on the intricately refined carved wooden shutters depicting the iconic elephant. Red is a dominant colour at Amaya Food Gallery, and pays homage to the Peranakan culture which thrives in Johor as well as nearby Melaka and Singapore.
Amaya Food Gallery offers an Asian Street menu, with culinary highlights from the region such as the Asam Pedas Fish, Szechuan Prawns, Penang Char Koay Teow, Som Tam, and Nyonya Chicken Curry just to name a few. Please remember to save stomach space for desserts! The restaurant is also home to Executive Sous Chef Kanokwan Pungjaroenkijkul, often affectionately referred to as Gina. Her signature dishes include the Thai Green Curry, Gai Pad Mamuang (stir-fried chicken with cashew nuts, onions, dried chillies and scallion) and Phad Thai Goong (stir-fried noodles with prawns, egg, bean sprouts, peanuts, onion, dried shrimp and tamarind sauce).
The Phad Thai Goong and Tomyum soup were our favourites. There are 3 levels of spiciness available for the Tomyum soup. We selected the normal level (level 2) but didn’t expect the extreme fiery punch from the broth. It’s good if you are able to take spicy food. If not, please just stick to the less spicy version (level 1). Despite the spiciness, we could still taste the thick and rich broth. It’s actually quite addictive with a hint of tanginess towards the end, which whetted our appetites for more.
Breakfast is served from 6.30am to 10.30am daily while lunch usually lasts from 12pm to 2.30pm and dinner from 6.30pm to 10.30pm. The Deliciously Thai Buffet Dinner takes place every Thursday at 78RM nett per person. Children between 6 and 12 years old and senior citizens aged 60 and above get 50% off. The Thai & BBQ Buffet dinner takes place every Friday and Saturday at 108RM nett per person. It costs 54RM nett for children between 6 and 12 years old and senior citizens aged 60 and above. There is a special Sunday Buffet Brunch from 12pm to 5pm which is priced at 78RM nett per person and the House Champagne costs 228RM nett per bottle. Children between 6 and 12 years old and senior citizens aged 60 and above get 50% off.
If you happen to stay at Amari Johor Bahru, you should try the delectable foods served at Amaya Food Gallery at least once.
Amaya Food Gallery
Address: Level 6, Amari Johor Bahru, No.82C, Jalan Trus, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Contact: +60 7 266 8888
Note that this is an invited tasting.