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Food has always had a unifying nature across people, culture, language and socioeconomic stature, and when it comes to the often dreaded question of “where to meet” and “what to have” for our usual gathering among friends and family, we usually look no further than the buffet restaurants that make us fat but ultimately satisfied. Love it or head it, buffets have a place in our hearts (and bellies) and what better way to chill and celebrate with the International Buffet spread in one of Johor Bahru’s five-star rated hotels?
能屡获 Trip Advisor 票选为新山第一，这家设于新山五星级酒店 Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel 底层的 Cafe BLD 自是不容错过。「BLD 中的 B 即是 Breakfast, L 为 Lunch, D 自然就是 Dinner 的含义。」不论是每日早餐抑或是午间、晚间的自助餐点，星级主厨们的锅铲神功总能轻易满足馋嘴的饕客。自诩为识途老马的大人我啊，就先带各位绕场一周觅食吧！ (食物图示为周末自助晚餐) 「6.30pm，吉时到！一步入餐厅后就犹如身处美食宝藏区，大人今日入宝山岂能空腹而回？」
Be it Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner, Cafe BLD at Renaissance Johor Baru Hotel provides a contemporary take on all-day dining with a wide variety of inventive Asian-fusion specialities, local favourites and a welcoming atmosphere to gratify your gourmet pleasure, and we mean really WIDE! Little wonder that Cafe BLD is back again at #1 – Best Restaurant in Johor Bahru, as voted by many on TripAdvisor, and here’s why you should join the queue when the clock strikes half past six!
前菜区 Appetising starters
Cafe BLD offers a deliciously satisfying salad bar with a wide variety of fresh greens and condiments, rustic homemade breads and butter spreads, with typically two delicious choices for our soup. We were more impressed, however, with the salami, sushi and sashimi on offer though ;P
海鲜拼盘 Seafood on ice
We can never resist a seafood feast, especially one with ocean fresh seafood (on ice) on a free flow basis, can we? Prominently located right after the entrance and cashier, there’s no way we could possibly miss this?
室内烤肉区与意式面区 Indoor grill station & pasta station | 面食区与中式点心区 Noodle station & dim sum
We also appreciate the indoor grill, pasta and noodles station which prepare our food à la minute, where we get to “mix and match” to our heart’s content. Be sure to come earlier and place your order first before you check out the other stations to cut down your waiting time. While you are about it, the dainty Chinese dim sum dishes are also there for the taking!
主食料理 Main course galore
每月皆以各式主题菜色让在地饕客期待的 Cafe BLD，继娘惹、泰国、印度、印尼、意大利等主题菜色受到热捧后，年度斋戒月亦不负众望推出了逾400道的自助餐料理，堪称本地最壮观的欢庆飨宴！
大人早已被主食区给迷惑得无法言语了～ 快给我盘子（哀求~) ！「旋转、跳跃、我不停歇~」是谁在起舞？就是大人那忙碌的舌尖在细细品味料理中的香料啊！
One thing we love so much about Malaysia is our local food which is so diverse and multi-cultural that we will never get sick of eating it. And what if we told you Cafe BLD has been rotating their main course menu every Fridays and Saturdays on a monthly basis even as we speak?
From Nyonya, Thai, Indian, Indonesian, Italian to local-themed cuisine, dining at Cafe BLD is always worth looking forward to every time we gather here at the beginning of a new month LOL!
户外烧烤区 Sizzling outdoor BBQ
户外烧烤区的各色海鲜更是当天新鲜购入之选，想吃什么就放心交给大厨们为你效劳吧！「只待看官们逐一钦点啊～」 超鲜甜的海底生物啊～ 大人是绝对不会让你们「白白」牺牲的！鱼、虾、苏东、菇类及蔬菜…统统都来一份！回到座位前记得领取号码牌噢！
The ever-popular outdoor BBQ delights is another must visit section where we can enjoy a wide selection of freshly-grilled meat and seafood prepared daily à la minute on an open charcoal-fired grill. Simply take your pick, grab a number tag and wait to be served at your table!
甜品区 Delectable desserts
In line with the monthly themed offering, the dessert station is clearly a crowd pleaser, boasting a phenomenal line-up of seasonal and homemade sweet treats that is easily one of the biggest dessert counters we’ve seen among all the hotel buffets in town! With cold assorted juices as well as hot coffee and tea available upon request, it’s easy to forget about our diet for once and stuff ourselves with these sweet temptations until we are in a food coma.
没有工作缠身的日子，就是大开食戒的好日子，每位饕客盛惠 RM99++ (5-12岁儿童半价，五岁以下免费）无法再忍受大人的百般诱惑？那就即刻拨电 +607.381.3322 预约替味蕾实现心愿！接着？当然是倒数5、4、3、2、1… 迎接周末的来临啊！
Overall, the monthly themed buffet dinner is easily the star of the show and is held only on Fridays and Saturdays from 6.30pm to 10.00pm because the weekends are meant to be luxurious! One may assume that such an indulgent meal at a lavish hotel might cost an arm and a leg, but that is certainly not the case at Cafe BLD. Priced at a reasonable RM99++ for adults and half price for children between aged 5 to 12, we were already looking forward to the next TGIF even before the turn of a new week. 5, 4, 3, 2, 1… let the countdown begin!
Cafe BLD at Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel
Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel
No. 2, Jalan Permas 11, Bandar Baru Permas Jaya, 81750 Johor Bahru, Johor
Contact: +607-381 3333
Time: 6am – 10pm (Daily)
NO PORK, NO LARD
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