Jemput Makan!

Expect over 400 dishes served every night at Renaissance Johor Bahru

buffet time
A staff constantly monitors the fresh meat, poultry and salmon to stay moist throughout the buffet time

The world had skipped a year and half of festivities and one of the events that I miss is the buka puasa selections at Renaissance Johor Bahru. It tickled my fancy when I read the invitation ‘Jemput Makan’; literally and politely asking guests to join in their feast with over 400 dishes on offer. Every corner of the BLD Café is filled with servings of food!

King Prawns
King Prawns from the seafood selection

I took Chef Frederick Kho’s suggestions and just enjoyed the environment of ‘balik kampung’ in international hotel hospitality. Manoeuvring like a kampung girl I am, my appetiser started off with the piping hot, savoury ‘bubur lambuk’ that reminded me so much of the local community’s hard labour to share servings of porridge for everyone.

Always remember to check out the alfresco side especially Chinese hawkers’ favourites like Oyster Omelette and Carrot Cake which is just right beside the satay and fresh seafood ‘bakar’ section! With regards to the seafood, Chef Frederick Khor said he ensures good sustainable practices by sourcing them from the local market.

Craving for some kerabu
Craving for some kerabu? Choose any kind of your likings

Roast lamb is a must for buka puasa season, and it might look odd to mix my chicken rice and Lamb Ribs Biryani Gam, but a little bit of this and that was worth filling the plate with. Balancing the heavy load on carbohydrates is easy with a wide selection of salads from local Ulam and Gado-Gado to Mediterranean Tabbouleh and artisan salad leaves.

Jemput Makan at Renaissance Johor Bahru is open for bookings at RM158nett per adult and RM78nett per child. Dining starts from 13th April to 31st May 2021 from 6pm to 10pm. Early Bird purchase from 15th March to 31st March 2021 of 10, will allow you to get 3 complimentary vouchers or get 15% discount if you are a Club Renaissance Johor Bahru member. More promotions are available at Renaissance Johor Bahru’s Facebook page.

giant puris
Will it be giant puris or naan tonight?

Ready to book? Make your call to Cafe BLD at +6 -7 381 3322 or Renaissance Johor Bahru at +607 381 3333 or WhatsApp at +6017 771 3327 or email to

Chicken rice
Chicken rice ala hawker’s style