Japanese Buffet @ Cafe Majestic, Crown Plaza

jbuf crown plaza

Crown Plaza has a Japanese BBQ Buffet
at the resident Cafe Majestic every Saturday from 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm.
It is a long running promotion with a sushi and sashimi bar, a Japanese
food buffet spread and desserts inspired by The Empire of the Rising
Sun.

jbuf japanese buffet

The promotional literature goes “Indulge in a seemingly infinite
supply of sushi, an array of salads, and a host of delightful hot
dishes including barbecue favorites to a variety of tempting
international desserts and authentic Japanese beverages.”

jbuf cherie

I went for the Japanese buffet at 9:30 pm with Cherie and started
filling our plates (an hour before the buffet ends). Irene joined us
soon after that and I think she was surprised at our healthy appetites.
;)

jbuf sushi bar

The first stop was the sushi / sashimi bar which also serves
California Rolls and maki. There were also fresh salmon, tuna and
octopus to be made into sashimi.

jbuf sashimi chef

The sashimi chef did some slicing and dicing and we got a rather large platter of sashimi (raw fresh seafood).

jbuf scotty

Make us some sushi, Scotty!

jbuf cali rolls

…and while you’re at it, do California Rolls as well.

jbuf sashimi

This is our platter of sashimi which I thought was worth the RM 55++ per person buffet admission price by itself.

jbuf ebiko

Cherie is a big fan of ebiko – the stuff is fun to eat while *cough* as I’ve come to realize. It kinda pops in your mouth.

jbuf prawns

She also puts prawns and rolls them in ebiko, and that is equally
fun to eat. It becomes an explosion of prawn, sweet mayonnaise and
ebiko crunching…very interesting texture.

jbuf buffet

There was a lot of other stuff in the buffet table (which is
separate from the sushi bar) – off the top of my head, there were
Chawan Mushi, Kani Karage (fried soft crab – pictured above), gyoza,
tempura, udon noodles, miso soup (obviously) and cha soba served in
small, individual bowls.

jbuf massacre

It was a massacre! I think we took more than we were able to eat. ;)

jbuf itadakimasu

Itadakimasu!

Cafe Majestic @ Crowne Plaza

cafe majestic

Cafe Majestic is the Crowne Plaza attached dining establishment. We
had two RM 40 complimentary dinner vouchers so that makes RM 80 for
three people. Thus, the dinner bill would have RM 80 deducted from it -
not bad at all. I’ve eaten here before though and I must say that my
previous experience was nothing to write home about. This time, the
gastronomical offerings fared much better.

warm buns blanket

Upon our arrival, we were greeted with warm, fluffy buns – fresh
from the oven and wrapped in a blanket to preserve the heat. It went
down well with the butter served on the side.

pineapple juice

I had pineapple juice. Juice is complimentary with a meal. The
pineapple wedge lacerated my tongue when I tried to eat it though…

chefs salad

This is the Chef’s Salad (RM 16.00++). It had
slices of ham, chicken, cheese, eggs and other things served with a
bowl of Thousand Island sauce. I didn’t order this, but I helped myself
to some and it was alright, for a salad.

crown plaza club sandwich

The Crowne Plaza Club Sandwich (RM 15.75++) tasted
REALLY good. It came with potato wedges, but the sandwich is the main
feature and it really pulled it off well. The bread was warm and
toasted, yet it retains a fluffy texture. The layers of egg, beef
slices, lettuce, chicken slices and cucumbers were absolutely
delicious. Definitely worthy of its “club sandwich” status.

grilled sirloin steak

I ordered Grilled Sirloin Steak (RM 30.00++) and I
was pleased with the choice. It came with fresh garden vegetables and
french fries and the steak was served with bearnaise sauce. I liked the
grill marks on the steak.

sirloin medium rare

I wanted it done medium rare and for once, the chef did not ignore such requests. I loved it.

ais kachang

To finish off the meal, we had Ais Kacang (RM
7.00++). It came in a large bowl topped with a scoop of yam ice cream.
The bottom of the bowl conceals a plethora of goodies – sweet corn, sea
coconut, grass jelly, the works! It was a great dessert to finish off a
great dinner!

This post was sponsored by Crowne Plaza Riverside Kuching. ;)

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