[Updated 4 August 2022]
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
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!
Uses ingredients sourced from halal-certified suppliers
: Wed-Thu & Sun; 10AM-6PM, Fri-Sat; 10AM-8PM
: Kampung Janda Baik, 28750 Bentong, Pahang
: +6019-390 7875
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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 an 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 more!
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!
: Tue-Sun; 11AM-11PM (closed on Mon)
: Nero Bianco Deli Lot 5474 Kpg Cheringin Tengah Jalan Utama Janda Baik Pahang, Bentong, Malaysia
: +6017-881 3450
3. 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.
Tue-Fri; 2.30PM-10.30PM, Sat-Sun; 8AM-11.30PMAddress: PT 20266 Sg. Panjang Kg. Cheringin, Kampung Janda Baik, Malaysia
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4. 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!
Tue-Sun; 8AM-11.30PM (closed on Mon)
Address: Lemang To'ki, Batu 2 Jalan Tras, Bentong, Malaysia
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5. Istana LemuniCredit: @atikuhh.nur on Instagram
Istana Lemuni is a performance and event venue located in the heart of Janda Baik that has exact replicas of the old Terengganu palaces. The venue offers scenic views of the Lentang Forest Reserve and breathtaking landscapes that'll make you feel like you've been transported back to the old traditional days.
You can find any traditional local dish here like nasi lemak packed with banana leaves, crispy fried chicken and delicious roti canai with a side of flavourful curry, traditional dessert and of course, the most drink of the day, coffee! It is a Malaysian thing to eat your nasi lemak with a cup of sweet teh tarik to complete the meal. They say we eat with our eyes and with the lush view of the reserved forest, the delicious food prepared by the chefs will taste 10 times better!
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! Check out these accommodations to stay while you're in Janda Baik:
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