Monday, 18 June 2012

Vogue Cafe @ Renaissance Hotel, KL

I had a training course at Renaissance Hotel and I took the opportunity to take pictures of the buffet at Vogue Cafe. Of course I had to put on a really thick face mask to go around snapping pictures like a madwoman while my colleagues were quietly enjoying their meal =.= It also didn't help that the lunch hour was only for 45 minutes so I only managed to take a few pictures of some of the main courses. As such, I will only comment on the dishes I've tried and let you do the judging of the other dishes in the photos.
Nice sign on the wall
Cold Cuts
Salad Bar
There are loads more salads in addition to the ones photographed above such as Lebanese salads and a DIY Caesar Salad.
Fresh oysters
Did not try this so not sure how fresh the oysters are...didn't want to risk a tummy upset in the middle of the workshop >.<
Blanched seafood
The prawns, though fresh, were actually quite small in size once you separate the head from the body =.= I felt it was too much effort to de-shell the prawns in return for a small blob of flesh.
Condiments, Maki Sushi and Sashimi
They've also got fresh sashimi, maki sushis which I was sorely tempted to take but was reminded of JS's stern warning of "Eating rice at buffets will fill you up quickly" =.=, lots of pickled items and dressings.
Penne in Cream Sauce
Stir-Fried Spaghetti
I took this during an earlier visit and it was quite yummy with lots of calamari and peppers but on this visit, the Stir-Fried Spaghetti was quite a disappointment. The pasta was sort of soggy and there was not much calamari, let alone flavour in the pasta. Maybe this is just a one-off thing.
L-R: Cooked Salmon in White Sauce, Chicken Curry
Assorted Curries
L-R: Lamb Provencal, Roast Beef
The Lamb Provencal was tender and rich with the flavour of stewed tomato and vegetable gravy.
L-R: Steamed Seabass in Ginger and Soy Sauce, Stir-Fried Chicken in Chilli and Peppers
The Steamed Seabass in Ginger and Soy Sauce is typical Chinese fare. Also, there is a Noodle Soup Station where you can choose the ingredients that you want with your noodles and the standby chef will prepare it on the spot to ensure you get a piping hot broth.
Carving Station
Chocolate Fountain
Local kuih
Cakes and tarts
The cakes are all yummy =)
My favourites =)
And here is a recap of my favourites: shiromaguro, salmon and tuna sashimi, pickled yellow radish, pickled seaweed and potato salad =D The sashimi were thickly sliced and so fresh and juicy. If you ever visit Vogue Cafe, just go for their sashimi alone and it will be well worth the trip! The pickled radish was crunchy and appetizing with just the right tanginess whereas the pickled seaweed was well marinated. The potato salad was creamy and full of potato cubes. Too bad I couldn't get some cracked black pepper over it.
One most recommended dish which was not available that day but which I sampled on an earlier visit is Baked Salmon in Sea Salt. The presentation is amazing...a whole rack of salmon covered with sea salt on a wooden serving board and all you have to do is scrape at the flesh. The salmon was juicy with hints of lemony taste. You can top it off with salsa - absolutely yummy.
In conclusion, Vogue Cafe is quite worth it if you're looking for quite an affordable buffet with Western, Japanese and local dishes and a whole lot of desserts.
PawPoints: 3 Paws
Pawket: Salami
Vogue Cafe @ Renaissance Hotel
Corner of Jalan Sultan Ismail and Jalan Ampang
Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03 2162 2233
Daily: 6am - 11am, 12pm - 2.30pm, 6.30pm - 10.30pm


  1. Im surprised that you don't grow fat despite all these food that u have been eating!

    1. muahahaha :D I think maybe it's because most of what we post, we ate quite a while ago and only started posting them now lol :P