The combination of sweet and savoury got Kirsten Smith, 27, from Australia asking for more.
I find Nasi Ambang a very unique meal with its variety of flavours, including the spiciness of the sambal and the sweet taste of the rending.
“I will definitely recommend Johor to my family and friends as I want them to taste these delicious dishes themselves,” she told reporters when met at Dapur Warisan in Yayasan Warisan Johor complex here.
Smith was among 25 travel agents from Australia, New Zealand and Singapore who were at the restaurant to try out local food.
Another travel agent Charles Nix, 34, said that he was surprised when he first tasted rendang curry as the dish was packed with flavour.
“The dishes here taste very different from western food like burgers and salad.
“I am a food lover and I must admit, the variety of ingredients used is amazing.
“I will definitely come here again,” he said.
The guests were served traditional dishes from other states such as Laksa Sarawak and Penang.
Dapur Warisan owner Yusaini Ali said this was the first time the restaurant had organised such a programme.
“We plan to add Chinese and Indian traditional dishes to attract more diners,” he said, adding this would attract more tourists.