Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Ramadhan Buffet @ Lemon Garden, Shangrila Hotel

Being a Shangrila Prestige member we chose to dine at Lemon Garden to try out their Ramadhan Buffet. It was quite full on the day we went and the spread was impressive. As most of you who have visited would know the restaurant features live cooking stations that touches on Chinese, Malay, Indian, Western, Italian and much more.

Open Kitchen

Since it was Ramadhan there was an emphasis on Malay Food with dishes such as Bubur Lambok, Murtabak, Whole Roasted Lamb and Malay Kuih.

Bubur Lambuk (Malay Porridge)
Curry Lamb
Roast Lamb or what's left of it

The buffet was very big but we all agreed that most of the food served was sub-par. Oysters were not very fresh and had a bad aftertaste. Prime Rib although cooked medium was very dry as it sat out in the open for too long. Braised Short Ribs were tough and the sushi was very soggy.

Fresh Oysters
Roast Prime Rib
Beef Short Ribs

Most of the assorted Malay Kuih looked really nice but were either bland or dry. One can get much better kuih at the Ramadhan Bazaars every night.

Assorted Malay Kuih

Despite most of the lackluster food I did like a few dishes. Salmon Sashimi was quite fresh and the Chicken Roulade was tender and went well with the ragout.

Chicken Roulade

Chinese Dishes I liked were the Fried Rice and Steam Cod Fish. The rice was seasoned just right and did not stick to together. The Cod Fish was flavorful and moist.

Fried Rice
Steam Cod Fish

There were a wide variety desserts on offer that night. You had cakes, shaved ice, ice cream, mousses, tarts and much more. Most tasted decent except for the Dark Chocolate Mousse. The chocolate was rich and extra smooth and had some little sugar balls that gave the mousse a nice crunch.

Dark Chocolate Mousse
Peach Mousse
Carrot Cake

If you guys would like to see more photos you can visit my Flickr Set.
FYI discount vouchers are not valid for dinner throughout the Ramadhan period. However Prestige dining benefits can still be used.

Contact Information:
Address: Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur, 11 Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: (60 3) 2032 2388
Fax: (60 3) 2070 1514
Web: http://www.shangri-la.com/en/property/kualalumpur/shangrila

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