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Sumptuous 4 course dinner at SkyBar and buffet breakfast at Traders Hotel Puteri Harbour, Johor.

Having dinner at SkyBar Traders Hotel Puteri Harbour – Johor was one of the most enjoyable and unforgettable dinner for our family! We had our dinner on one of the Saturday evening sometime November 2013 during our 2 days 1 night city escape holiday. I appreciated that Ms Aidah and the Executive Chef of SkyBar for the dinner arrangement.

We specifically chose the table situated next to the baby pool and had a breathtaking view for the Puteri Harbour night view. While waiting for the dinner to serve, the Chef presented a nice bread with 3 different sauce on our table.

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There were 2 types of bread and we like the 3 different sauce very much! Garlic, Rosemary and butter. Before we can finish the bread, the starter served…The Caesar Check-mate! Salad.

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The appetizer was unique and creative! Nice presentation on the piece of tile and this was the most creative salad I ever have!

Next appetizer was the ‘SHE Lobster Bisque’.

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Bisque is a smooth, creamy, highly seasoned soup of French origin,
classically based on a strained broth of crustaceans. It can be made
from lobster, crab, shrimp or crayfish.
Souce from Wiki.

The rich flavored soup was yummy with the fresh female lobster meat. The highly seasoned savory appetizer made our conversation pause awhile, everyone just enjoyed very much. The empty plates tell it all…

The next dish was the main course of the night. The Herb-Crusted Roasted Rack of Lamb.

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I was looking at the Rack of Lamb for at least 5-10 minutes just to admired the presentation by the Chef. Well done!

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The portion was big and the lamb served on the medium doneness. Every bite of the juicy and tender lamb provided the satisfaction of the meal, it was sometime back I haven’t have a chance to taste the rack of lamb with the mint sauce, excellent! Well, I took the longest time to enjoyed this delicious Roasted Rack of Lamb among all of us…

The dessert served after the main course, it was the Combination of Screw pine Creme Brulee and Tiramisu with home-made Vanilla ice cream. Again! Another well presentation of the dessert from the Chef of SkyBar – Traders Hotel.
*  Apologies from me that my memory card having some problem that I can’t retrieve the photos.

Thanks for the humble Chef who came to explained on the dishes, and very much appreciated on the surprised chocolate birthday cake from the management of Traders Hotel. Ms Aidah and the team, thanks you very much on the arrangements and warm hospitality.

That was a wonderful dinner for us especially company by the breathtaking view from the surrounding of SkyBar and Puteri Harbour, the dining experience was totally cannot describe by words! You have to try it yourself to feel the different!

Our buffet breakfast on the next day was prepared at the Harbour Cafe of Traders Hotel. It was full house during we stepped in, nice and polite cafe’s staff arrange our table in about 10 minutes…

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The Cafe provided more than 50 types of breakfast for their guests to choose from. It was a nice breakfast with full of varieties, appetizers, main course and dessert from local and international. Photos below…

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It was a very enjoyable moment for our family having the buffet breakfast in the Harbour Cafe. The full varieties of foods really wake up my morning appetite and I like the sausages very much!

It can be very crowded during the weekend morning session at the Harbour Cafe, so please make a reservation from the hotel management if you wish to having the breakfast during the weekend to avoid any disappointment.

We will be back again on our next city escape!

Related post :-
*  The Traders Hotel at Puteri Harbour Nusajaya, Johor.
Deluxe Harbour View Room in Traders Hotel Puteru Harbour, Johor.

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Buffet Dinner at The Newly Open Harbour Cafe in Traders Hotel at Puteri Harbour, Johor.

The newly open Harbour Cafe in Traders Hotel (N1.41784 E103.65638) has offering a nice buffet dinner to their guests and public. It’s about a month or so, the Traders Hotel at Nusajaya had started operation and so do the restaurants, we were invited by the Communication Manager – Ms Aidah for the buffet dinner on one of the evening.
The Traders Hotel is located next to the popular Hello Kitty Theme Park and Puteri Harbour of Johor, the signages on the Highway will clearly navigate the visitor to the destination easily.

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The Cafe is offering the International and local delicacies, where you can taste full of varieties in one stop. During the Ramadan month, they prepared more local cuisine compare with normal serving to cater the guests for ‘Buka Puasa’.
Once we stepped into the cafe, we were greeted by the nicely display fruits and vegetables pickles on the decoration cabinets…it was so tempted to grab some of it…:)
The Executive Chef from the hotel – Mr Alan Wong introduced the foods to us systematically…our pleasure and thanks to Mr Alan.
The first session was the appetizers…

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There were many fruits and salads available, among all I like the baby tomotoes very much!

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The Harbour cafe provided 7 types of ‘Kerabu’ for appetizers…they were : Yurap Kacang Panjang, Kerabu Ayam, Kerabu Udang, Kerabu Daging, Acar Jelatah, Kerabu Perut and Tauhu Sumbat.
The ‘Rojak’ was loacted at the end of it, where you can mixed your own fruits ‘Rojak’ the way you like.

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On the next session – the Japanese and the local soup corner…honestly, this was my favorite corner. 🙂

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We were stepped in the perfect timing where one of the staff was pereparing the Sashimi…

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Next to the Japanese corner, nicely presented the local soup area. It provided mainly 3 types of soup : chicken, beef and mutton.

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Follow by the Roti Pratha (or canai) session…they do serve ‘Roti Naan’ in request…

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Before we jump to the seafood area, there were something caught my eyes…
The “Ayam Percik Utara, Nasi Hujan Panas, Rusa Rendang Johor and Puyuh Goreng Berlada.”

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The lamb chops were sitted beside…

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The seafoods from the same session…guests will have a choice to take the cooked or request the fresh uncook seafoods.

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Coming up next was the ‘Claypot’ session where most of the curry and assam soup were serve, this was the session I miss! Because of not enough space for me to fill in…

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Every buffet you visit during the Ramadan month, you will definitely see this ‘Whole Baby Lamb’, it might be the must during the Buka Puasa.

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The Chinese corner was situated next, where you can get most of the noodle soup within the session included a Nice Johor Laksa.

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When talk about Chinese corner, it won’t be complete with the ‘Dim Sum’. The tasty Dim Sum served without pork and lard, that means our Muslim friends also have a chance to enjoy the Chinese Dim Sum.

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The Local Delights of ‘Kambing Kari Pudina, nasi Goreng Ikan Masin, Bawal Semur Betawi, Udang Paprik and Pucuk Manis Masak Lemak’ were at the last food corner…

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The last session of the buffet was the interesting island…The Dessert Island.

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They were the first hotel in Johor to brought in the Fondue machine from England, where you can have dark and white chocolate in One machine.

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I believe the children and some of the adults will excited and love it very much!

It was our honor to had Chef Bing to prepared the ‘Apom Balik’ for us, Yummy!

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Now, let’s have a glance on the dining area of Harbour Cafe…

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All the dining area are designed next to the food session, you can easily enjoy your dinner with just a few steps.

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I can’t taste all the foods here because of my very limited stomach, I wish I have 2-3 tummy to fill all the foods here, am I greedy?! 🙂
I tasted the baby lamb, nice and succulent with the kuzi sauce. The fragrance Satay sauce was unique and special which I never try before! Nice! We were indulged in the Sashimi that evening…the Salmon and Tuna Sashimis were fresh with the perfect texture.

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The dessert time was the time we can’t stop enjoying it! Thanks for Chef Bing specially served us the unique dessert from him, that was my First time having the fried pineapple that dipped with dark chocolate! Delicious!

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We had a wonderful evening having the buffet dinner at Harbour Cafe! I’ll definitely back for more…

A common question from friends : “How’s the food?” Well, I cannot taste all the foods in the Cafe, and understand that everyone has a different taste bud. You have to try it yourself to find your own taste. What I can say is…some were average and most were Yummylicious! Especially dine at the nice environment, I would say…I love it!

The price for the buffet dinner at Harbour Cafe from 10th July until 9th August 2013 is RM108++ per pax, 6.30pm – 10.30pm. If you visiting the cafe in the big group, you may contact the Hotel for better price.

Last, I would like to thanks to Ms Aidah – Communicaton Manager, Mr Alan Wong – Executive Chef, Mr Bing – Chef and Mr Avraam – F B Manager for their warm hospitality and the Delicious foods.

*  No pork, no lard, no Halal cert.