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The day was filled with foods, foods, and foods that I had during a tiny little family gathering at Lemon Garden Cafe, Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. This hotel is known to be luxurious yet truth to be told, everything seemed normal as compared to the private hotels I had been to. The parking basement of the hotel itself was already something pretty disappointing and it was even worse than the shopping malls like 1U, Mid Valley Megamall, Sunway Pyramid, and etc. Anyway, I shall start off with s
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The day was filled with foods, foods, and foods that I had during a tiny little family gathering at Lemon Garden Cafe, Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. This hotel is known to be luxurious yet truth to be told, everything seemed normal as compared to the private hotels I had been to. The parking basement of the hotel itself was already something pretty disappointing and it was even worse than the shopping malls like 1U, Mid Valley Megamall, Sunway Pyramid, and etc. Anyway, I shall start off with some food-related photos that might make you drool.

P/S: The photos were taken only after my stomach was close to being bloated, but I’ll try my best to explain more about the food available in the cafe.
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These were prawns wrapped in egg noodles or mee hoon and deep fried. Even though the shells were not peeled off before they were served, they tasted good, and they were very crispy. Apart from prawns, the Chinese section has the common Chinese foods like steamed fishes that tasted heavenly good and fresh at the beginning but worsen when more people came, Chinese-style fried rice, roasted ducks, some common dim sum and others.
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They also served Japanese food, western food, Malaysian food which was the must, and etc including different types of salads. I never have any sashimi served and I never will, but I still ate their cold, cooked prawns because for your information, prawns are always in my top favorite list.
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I have to say that they have the best satay I have ever eaten in my life so far. The chicken meat was so tender and I couldn't even taste any oily fats at all, like seriously. Even my mum who didn't really prefer to have satay, thought the same as I did. Yum!
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Otak-otak was served as well but I personally thought there wasn't anything special about it.
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Say hi to chocolate fondue! There was a strawberry fondue that seemed to be prepared especially for kids. I hated it.

Variety of choices were available to be chosen from the rack to go with chocolate fondue, including fruits like honeydews, strawberries and rose apples, prepared with plenty of sticks, enabling you to shower the fruits with the flowing chocolate.
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One of my aunts was very much into chocolates, and still is, took this bowl of chocolate balls. Personally, I didn't like them because there was too much chocolate until I felt like puking while swallowing the one and the only one I had. However, it's still highly recommended if you happen to be a chocolate lover like my aunt, because these chocolate balls contained melting chocolate at the inside that you might feel as if you're in the heaven.
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Macaroons had been something I craved for after trying the ones my cousin sister bought from Singapore. Those served at Lemon Garden Cafe, however, tasted so disgustingly different, as if I was eating some kind of colored, tasteless, and powdery sugar. I ended up throwing one of them into a cup of tea and stirred until it melted in the cup.

A few months later, we returned to the same place again, and our comments were mostly positive. It's a great fine-dining place for family gatherings indeed!


My Blog: http://jcheerios.blogspot.com/2011/04/buffet-lunch-at-shangri-la-hotel.html
(The above review is the personal opinion of an user which does not represent OpenRice's point of view.)
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Date of Visit
2011-04-23
Type of Meal
Lunch
Recommended Dishes
  • Chicken Satay
  • Chocolate Fondue with Fruits