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5 Delicious Halal Eateries In Janda Baik That Are Perfect For Your Next Getaway


Nasreen Nasir  •  Jan 30, 2018


[Updated 18 August 2020] Janda Baik is popularly known as a wedding destination and staycation spot due to its location consisting of lush greenery and fresh air. Even our lovely songstress Yuna got married there! ? But, did you know that Janda Baik is more than that? Besides being strategically located just below Genting Highlands (20 mins drive!), this uniquely named kampung has not only wedding venues and chalets, but also a number of delicious eateries waiting for you to come and visit ? So we've rounded up a list of halal food in Janda Baik that's going to come in handy the next time you plan your weekend getaway here!
1. Pinto Coffee+
 Pinto Coffee+ is a café that’s hidden deep in the tropical jungle. Don’t let the half-completed exterior fool you into thinking that the building’s abandoned. In fact, it was purposely designed that way! The dynamic architecture of this cafe that utilises the open space concept makes Pinto truly one of a kind ? Once you step in, you’ll be welcomed with the sweet aroma of their locally-made coffee and the ash wood tables and benches around to accommodate your dining experience. There’s no doubt that Pinto will give you that back-to- kampung feels! ? If you’re up for a bite, the nasi goreng telur and the lamb shoulders are must-haves! Everything is homemade, so you’ll feel homely as you take a bite of the succulent lamb and the flavourful nasi goreng ? The best thing about Pinto is that it doesn’t only attract foodies and coffee addicts, but it also welcomes bookworms too. So if you’re not up for food and drinks, you can always go for the books ? Halal status: Uses ingredients sourced from halal-certified suppliers Opening hours: Wed-Thu & Sun; 10AM-6PM, Fri-Sat; 10AM-8PM (clos Address: Kampung Janda Baik, 28750 Bentong, Pahang Contact: +6019-390 7875 Website | Facebook | Instagram
2. Nero Bianco Deli
 As you drive along the road in Janda Baik, you’ll notice a pop-up café right beside a small community housing area. The black-and-white setup around the Nero Bianco Deli exudes edginess and artistic vibe that’ll make you want to drop by and see what’s in store. Unlike other cafés, the drinks here are self-service so you can choose any drinks you like from their Coffee & Tea station and proceed to the counter. If you’re into Western food, this is THE place to be! Be sure to try the baked sausages served with finely-mashed potatoes and coleslaw. So good that your happy tummy will demand for more! ? #HHWTTip: Did you know that Nero is also home to Janda Baik’s archery campsite where you can experience the bows and arrows and camp out with your family and friends! Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Tue-Sun; 11AM-11PM (closed on Mon) Address: Nero Bianco Deli Lot 5474 Kpg Cheringin Tengah Jalan Utama Janda Baik Pahang, Bentong, Malaysia Contact: +6017-881 3450 Facebook
3. Kopi and Kraft
If you travel a little further into Kampung Janda Baik, you’ll locate another hidden café called Kopi n Kraf. Known as the pit stop for cyclists, bikers and hikers, Kopi n Kraf is a novel café that is created along the tropical rainforest ? Did you know that a portion of the café’s structure is actually from a traditional Indonesian house? Yes, when the house was purchased in Indonesia, it was then dismantled to be transported to Janda Baik! When you’re there, be sure to try out their dishes, from light bites to main courses and desserts. Go for the Nasi Lemak or the Indonesian Bakso, both will satisfy your cravings ?  #HHWTTip : This gem also comes with a chalet with a private pool! So, if you’re tired from all the travelling, spend a night at the chalet ;) Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Wed-Mon; 8AM-7PM (closed on Tue) Address: Lot 27796, Kampung Sum-sum Hilir, 28750, Bentong, Pahang Contact: +012-627 1549 Website
4. Figgy's Cafe
If you'd like someplace where you can get the option to choose a whole variety of food, then you probably want to make a pit stop at Figgy's Cafe. Here, you'll be able to find yummy eats from homemade cheesy pizzas and juicy beef burgers to local favourites like ikan bakar and nasi goreng. With long wide tables set in an open-air layout, gathering here with family and friends as you catch up over a delicious meal is the perfect picture of a relaxing weekend getaway. Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Tue-Fri; 2.30PM-10.30PM, Sat-Sun; 8AM-11.30PM Address: PT 20266 Sg. Panjang Kg. Cheringin, Kampung Janda Baik, Malaysia Contact: +6011-6464 6464 Facebook | Instagram 
5. Lemang To'ki
 Who says that lemang can only be enjoyed during the festive season? For those who can't get enough of them or simply just can't wait until the next Raya rolls around, then Lemang To'ki is the place you're looking for. Get your fill of some mouthwatering lemang along with rendang, ayam bakar, patin tempoyak and smoked duck curry. The place may strike you as unassuming, but trust us when we say locals living in the area hit up this place pretty frequently for their food. Even the famous food Youtuber, Mark Weins have dropped by this popular joint! Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Tue-Sun; 8AM-11.30PM (closed on Mon) Address: Lemang To'ki, Batu 2 Jalan Tras, Bentong, Malaysia Contact: +6016-953 0544 Facebook | Instagram And there you go – 5 eateries for you to find and indulge in the delicacies they have to offer. Get your hungry tummies ready for another food hunt outside of KL! ??