Saturday, 1 June 2013

Johor Buffet - Cafe BLD in Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel in Permas Jaya

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With the Grand Opening of Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel by YAM Tunku Idris Iskandar on 28 May 2013, Johor Bahru now has more exciting dining choices.
 
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Cafe BLD is the cafe at the newly opened Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel. I am fortunate to visit this exciting new dining option in Johor Bahru twice recently, once at Renaissance JB's Grand Opening and again today during lunch at the invitation of Ervina. Two days, and yet not enough stomach space to try everything. All I could do was to eat to my heart's content, and the rest, I can only take photos and feast with my eyes only.
 
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Inside Cafe BLD, everything is spanking new, squeaky clean, yet the decor is warm and has rich welcoming tones. Seating is comfortable and spacious at Cafe BLD.
 
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The food is prepared on order in a central island, open concept kitchen - the first and only such kitchen in Johor Bahru at the moment. We can enjoy watching the chefs prepare our food :)
 
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I went round and round the four sides and corners of this kitchen, hunting for the best food and photo opportunities. I seemed to discover new, interesting things with every round.
 
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This is the friendly Executive Chef Foong making cotton candy for us :) Chef Foong who hails from Ipoh has a wealth of experience in international cuisine having worked in restaurants and hotels in London, Osaka, Shanghai, Perth, Jakarta and Singapore.
 
In case you wonder, and some of you might have already guessed it, Cafe BLD stands for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
 
Follow me and let me take you around Cafe BLD.
 
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There are lots of Western and local appetisers - this is the succulent smoked duck, my personal favourite :)
 
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The seafood station during the Grand Opening - I tried only the oysters and they were plump and fresh. I could literally taste the sea - went two rounds on this one :P
 
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Chef Foong is very proud of his signature Nasi Goreng Kampung. The prawns and scallops were fresh and well executed. The fried rice was savoury. That sunny side up quail egg was a interesting touch and the fried keropok were crispy and tasty. The nasi goreng kampung is served with a couple of sticks of satay. Available from the a la carte menu.
 
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I didn't take the satay - saving it for another day but from the looks, charred bits at the edges and the meat grilled to golden brown, they must be delicious.
 
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The chef was frying thick chunks of fish with a spicy looking sauce.
 
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Sushi from the Japanese station.
 
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Roast duck lovers - look out for this roast duck, it is one of the best that I've tried. This roast duck is one of the signature dishes at Renaissance's own Cantonese restaurant, Wan Li.
 
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The roti canai station - everything is freshly made.
 
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Shaolin pizza by Chef Yap at the pizza station.
 
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Crispy, thin crust pizza.
 
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Fire works at the pasta station.
 
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I can't help myself catching another flambe at the pasta station - this spectacular one by Sous Chef Thana who was visiting from Marriott Singapore, helping out at the Grand Opening.
 
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The Briyani station during the Grand Opening. The lamb was gamey, tender, succulent and infused with spice fragrance. I had two helpings :P
 
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The spicy tom yam noodle soup from the noodle station.
 
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We were spoilt for choice for dessert, both Western and local.
 
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For cake lovers, the Western desserts are made at Renaissance's own Chocolate Cake Company. 
 
Cafe BLD changes its menu regularly, so you can expect to see something different during different visits.
 
Here are the prices for the international buffet at Cafe BLD.
 
Breakfast Buffet : RM 42.00++ (Monday – Sunday)
Lunch Buffet : RM 55.00++ (Mon- Thurs)/ RM 60.00++ (Fri – Sun)
Dinner Buffet : RM68.00++ (Mon- Thurs)/ RM80.00++ (Fri – Sun)
 
· 50% for children below 12 year old – 7 year old
· FOC  for children below 6 years old

 
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Restaurant name: Cafe BLD (in Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel)
Address: 2, Jalan Permas 11. Bandar Baru Permas Jaya, Masai, Johor
GPS: 1.495097,103.812786
Hours: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
No pork, no lard, no Halal cert
 
Date visited: 28 May 2013, 31 May 2013

27 comments:

  1. is it fresh oyster serve everyday ?

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    1. Hi Kams, the menu changes regularly. Best to call the Cafe before your visit.

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  2. hi may i know the food u mentioned like smoked ducks, nasi goreng kampung,pizza, is it available for buffet ?
    or a la carte only..

    if buffet then really wanna go ..all look so delicious <3

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    1. Smoked duck and pizza were from the buffet. In fact, all the food in the post were from the buffet except for the nasi goreng kampung. There were also many food which I did not photograph. Too many LOL.

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    2. I see thanks a lot! really love ur blog, many nice delicious food recommendation :D feel hungry and craving for food everytime after looking at those photos haha

      thanks for sharing with us :D

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    3. You are welcome and thank you. I will continue to look for good food in Johor and share it here. If you like what I am doing, you may want to support this blog by voting for Johor Kaki in the Singapore Blog Awards 2013 - http://bit.ly/Tony2013

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  3. The buffet you had is Lunch Buffet or Dinner Buffet?

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    1. One was a lunch and the other (the Grand Opening) a dinner.

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  4. Hi do you honestly think that the food is nice? Oh ya, and is the seafood section fresh? I would like to bring my whole family there for a birthday celebration so i wouldn't want them to be disappointed. Thanks!

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  5. Yes I do. The seafood I tasted during the visit was fresh. As the menu changes regularly, please give them a call to make such that your favourite foods are available before visiting.

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  6. The dinner posted was their grand openning menu. How about their standard dinner buffet menu? Anyone being there recently?

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  7. Ccertified halal by jakim?

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    1. I believe it's no pork, no lard. Best to call and check with the hotel. Thanks.

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  8. hi. have any promotion during our birthday

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    1. I am not sure. Best to call and check with the hotel. Thanks.

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  9. Hi, I would like to ask whether there is a different in the buffet menu between the lunch and dinner?

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    1. I believe they are different. Best to call and check with the hotel. Thanks.

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  10. do they have hi-tea on a weekday?

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  11. Hi, I am calling in from Singapore. As per the yummy photos posted, the photos were taken during lunch or dinner timing? Also that what is the timing for their lunch and dinner buffet?

    Lastly, is there any shopping mall nearby? (So that after the yummy meal, and we can exercise a bit.)

    Johor Kaki: Thanks in advance and great photos taken.

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  12. Do we have to call to book before go or just walk in ?

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    1. Walk in is fine. Book to be extra safe especially for large group or special event.

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  13. How to get to the hotel by public bus

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  14. May i know the price for an adult during weekends for lunch buffet?
    Thank you

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  15. how do i reserve a place online?

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