Friday, 20 June 2014

Ramadan Buffet in Johor Bahru, Renaissance Hotel (Preview)

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Johor Kaki was invited by Renaissance Hotel to a media preview of their popular in-house cafe, Cafe BLD's Makan Makan Ramadan 2014.

Yes!

Ramadan and Hari Raya are just around the corner :D

Cafe BLD's Makan Makan Ramadan buffet is actually their popular international buffet dinner +plus i.e. on top of their usual sumptuous spread, Renaissance has added traditional Makan Makan Ramadan signatures like whole roast lamb as well as traditional sweets and desserts. 

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The man behind Renaissance's Makan Makan Ramadan is Executive Chef Fadhill.

Walk with me through the buffet spread. These were just some of the food I sampled or that caught my eye. There was actually much more, so you have to come and see for yourself.

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A basket full of fresh shrimps simply flashed boiled to retain all their natural sweetness, texture and juices.

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Meaty mussels at the seafood section.

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Thick slices of tuna from the Japanese section.

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At the noodle section, we can pick our own ingredients and the friendly chef will prepare for us a steaming hot bowl of noodles choked full of ingredients of our choice.

We can opt for noodle in clear chicken broth or spicy curry laksa.

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Beautifully done roast beef.

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The lamb rendang was wonderful - the tender meat was savoury and saturated with spice and mutton flavours. 

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Remember to try the popular teppanyaki station. We can choose from a wide variety of fresh ingredients like squid, fish, shrimp and various types of vegetables, and have it fried on the sizzling griddle on the spot for us.

I love the sight of steam raising from the sizzling hot plate and the fast tapping sound of the cooking trowel dancing on the griddle. 

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Carving a huge baked ikan merah.

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The tandoori section.

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The roti naan from the tandoori section. 

The tandoori station makes many types of roti naan filled with choices of cheese, chicken, lamb and others. I requested for spicy naan filled with hot chili pepper :D 

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I love the interesting freshly made naan at Renaissance. 

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A selection of delicious tandoori meats all made with natural ingredients.

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That luscious green on this piece of tandoori chicken was from a blend of butter and spinach.

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The fiery and dramatic satay station.

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With so much to choose from, it is easy to overlook the local, everyday staples. I am glad that at Renaissance, the familiar juicy satay and spicy peanut gravy were very well prepared and delicious.

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The pizza hot from the flame brick oven.

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The chocolate fountain is always a favourite with the young ones.

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We rounded up our preview with both traditional and contemporary sweet desserts.

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Droolingly irresistible eye candy that was also delicious.

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The service staff at Renaissance were pleasant, warm, helpful and attentive.

Price:-

Adult: RM88++  Child 12 years old and below: 44++

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Restaurant name: Cafe BLD (in Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel)
Address: 2, Jalan Permas 11. Bandar Baru Permas Jaya, Masai, Johor
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/w6A4u
GPS: 1.495097,103.812786
Hours: Buka puasa till 10:30pm
Halal

Date visited: 28 May 2013, 31 May 2013, 19 Jun 2014

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1 comment:

  1. Hi,

    I would like to know which is better among Renaissance, Thistle and Traders? :) Will they be serving dim sum, salmon sashimi and those on normal buffet for the ramadan buffet?

    Thank you.

    ReplyDelete

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