Wednesday, August 7, 2013

This is my first visit to the newly opened Renaissance Hotel in Permas Jaya. I have heard the buffet spread here is comparable to another newly launched hotel - Traders Hotel @ Puteri Harbor. Although having paid for countless buffet treats in Johor Bahru, many would concur that so far none has shown to be on par with what is offered in our neighboring country - be it varieties on table or seafood.
Undeniably, Johor Bahru still has some catch up to do, but with the entry of these 2 (potential) game changers, I see some light at the end of the tunnel and possibly more options for our buffet lovers in the future.

I sincerely hope BLD Café does not disappoint :)

One can opt for a cozy, quiet corner in isolation with your loved ones

Or get oneself a seat in a spacious area with other diners.

An overview of the buffet spreads and truth be told, the picture doesn't really compliment what's on offered in BLD Café. A wide angle lens should do the trick but I'm still saving up on one :)

For the dim sum lovers at heart.

Something truly Malaysia - chargrilled satay right in front of your eyes, waiting to be served piping hot.

A selection of satay (chicken, mutton or beef) to choose from.

Satay is never complete without it - peanut sauce !
** Beware - people with peanut allergy

Fresh oysters on a mountain of ice. I will probably have to skip - Next !

I can probably eat up to a dozen or more of these ice cold poached prawns .

I'll just stop at one or two, never a mussel lover myself.

Crayfish on offer at BLD Café, and seldom do you find one in a buffet at Johor Bahru. Needless to say, demand is more than supply.

Japanese food aficionado rejoice - Salmon sashimi and sushi rolls are available here as well !

Riding along the K(orean) wave, appetizers such as kimchi, fermented scallops & octopus also make their appearance here.

Kudos to BLD Café, crayfish are replaced with another member of the crustacean family - crabs when supplies ran out.

Humongous tikka fish head which I don't even have any idea where to begin with. Needless to say, I decided not to mess with it and leave the fish head in solitude.

Vegetables & condiments to go with the curry

People with a sweet tooth would jump right into this - Dessert section.

 Pastries are kneaded and baked in full view of the dinner crowd.

Buffet dinner is at a reasonable price of RM80++ per person.

Price: 6.0/10
Service: 7.5/10
Conclusion: It may not be the most affordable, nor the best but game changer ? YES, it's by far the closest I've come about in Johor Bahru. They no doubt have the potential to be one.

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2, Jalan Permas 11,
Bandar Baru Permas Jaya 81750
Johor Bahru Malaysia

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1 comment:

  1. Hi . May I know if you have to reserve in advance? how to reserve