When I first heard about this venue, the most challenging part is figuring out the location. Despite being born and bred in Johor Bahru, I've not heard of it. However, worry no more - Google Map and Waze will take you right up to its doorstep.
Its Buka Puasa Buffet is commendable. You can find genuine, authentic Johor favourites here such as Kambing Golek (roasted whole lamb), Botok Botok, Asam Pedas, Sambal Goreng, Pecal, Opor Ayam, Ikan Bakar, and even Negeri Sembilan's hot and spicy Daging Salai Masak Lemak Cili Api and Terung Berlado!
If you want something warm to slurp, there's Laksa Penang and Sup Tulang to savour. Sup Tulang corner is a self-serving counter so you can pick how many bony chunks you want to put in your soup bowl and enjoy them to your heart's content. Don't forget to add a dash of the best condiment for our local soups - Johor's famous (hot!) dark sauce, Sambal Kicap.
Speaking of condiments - there's a string of beautifully prepared condiments such as Sambal Belacan, Sambal Kicap, Air Asam, Kicap Berlada (perfect for Ikan Bakar) and Ikan Bilis Goreng Berlada. The later is called Sambal Asam in my household as we add a splash of Asam Jawa juice in the last part of the cooking process. All these condiments will add extra flavour and goodness to your Buka Puasa dishes.
Desserts again proudly display Southern's authentic Nagasari, Kueh Dangai, a few types of Kueh Talam and some puddings. For me, fresh fruit and Rojak Buah work just fine during the fasting month - it's my way of keeping the body sufficiently hydrated.
So what's different here? I'd say it's the convenience of performing Solat with halls available for both men and women. There is also a group of Tahfiz students who joins the Buka Puasa, Solat and Terawih sessions.
The buffet is priced at RM28/pax for adults, RM19/pax for children (6-12) and RM25/pax for senior citizens. It's a steal for the quality of food served at Gudang Pipit Biru.
Buka Puasa bookings can be made directly at +6013 777 3328 and +6016-716 0777. The hall is also available for weddings, corporate lunches and company dinners.