I can’t believe we are already in December – where has the year gone to?! Wasn’t it recently that we had Easter and then were enjoying lemang and ketupat and now the Christmas trees are all up! Tinsels and carols and everything festive are blasting in the malls and everyone is gearing up for the year-end celebrations.
If you are planning some festive feastings this month, do check out the buffets in Lemon Garden at the Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur. Personally, I think the buffets here are money-for-value. The spread is fantastic and it’s clear the chefs here take pride in their work. The huge selections of local and international dishes feature western, Malay, Chinese, Indian and Japanese items. Of course, roast turkeys are on the stations next to roast ducks marinated with orange and it’s really hard to choose between the two – so just try everything! Celebrations call for pumpkin pies and cheese soufflé so, eat your way through!
My personal favourites here, and which I pretty much zoom onto, are the super-fresh seafood at the cold seafood counter, the amazing double-boiled soups at the Chinese station and the slurp-worthy curry laksa at the noodles stall. I love the fresh mud crabs piled up at the mountain of seafood – the crabmeat is so sweet that no sauce/dip is necessary.
If you happen to be there on the day that curry laksa is offered at the noodles stall, do grab a bowl (or two)! But before that, do warm your tummies with a bowl (or more) of the piping hot double-boiled soups from the Chinese station. Most people go for the herbal chicken soup and it’s taken out from the gigantic boiler only upon request so it’s scalding hot!
The festive desserts corner is a riot of colours and aromas. From Sicilian Cheesecake, Peach & Almond Crumble Pie, Classic Yule Log Chocolate, Almond Pound Cake, Chestnut Chocolate Layer Cake, Cristollen and many more, a lot of tummy space is needed!
Prices of the festive buffets, until 30 December (except for 24 & 25 December:
Festive Lunch Buffet
RM140 nett per person (Monday-Friday, 12pm-2.30pm)
RM160 nett per person (Saturday, 12pm-3pm)
RM180 nett per person (Sunday, 12pm-3pm)
Festive Dinner Buffet (6.30pm-10.30pm)
RM175 nett per person (Sunday-Thursday)
Festive Seafood Dinner Buffet (6.30pm-10.30pm)
RM230 nett per person (Friday & Saturday)
*With free-flow of festive-themed mocktails served
50% discount for children aged 12 years & below. There are also some promotions with certain credit cards – good to check them out!
For reservations, please call (03)-2074-3560/3900 or email: [email protected]
Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur
Jalan Sultan Ismail
50250 Kuala Lumpur
Lemon Garden always has one of the best buffets in town.
I totally agree – consistent quality!