Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Shangri La KL buffet dinner at Lemon Garden

   
We meet again, Shangri La KL! It has been a year since I've been here. I thought I was not going to come back here again after my previous visit because I find that the dishes that they offered were just ordinary. After much thought, I changed my mind and had a little discussion with my mom about it. We decided to give the buffet another try again. And so, I went there again with my family this time on last week's Tuesday night.

To read about my previous thoughts on Shangri La KL's lunch buffet, click here.

As I was making my way to the restaurant, I was surprised for a while. Lemon Garden now has an entirely different look! It looks way different from whatever I had in memory. The newly renovated restaurant now looks much more classy, modern and of course, so much better than its previous look. Don't you just love newly renovated places? I sure do! It just makes everything so much better, just saying hehe.

Just for your reference, the dinner buffet is priced at RM158 nett per pax (adult) from Sundays to Thursdays. It is an international buffet dinner which offers a wide range of cuisines ranging from Chinese, Italian, Indian, Malay, Japanese and Western specialties, just as similar as their previous food range.



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The new face of Lemon Garden. Modern, stylish and classy.

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We're seated next to the cold cuts corner.

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First, I'll start off with the cold dishes corner. This corner serves cold dishes such as smoked meats, cold cuts and salads.

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There is the huge salad bowl (in blue) with different selections of sauces next to it.

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Here's the bread section where they provide different types of bread, rolls, butter and jam.

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Right next to the bread section is the cheese station.

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At the left side of the bread station is the assorted cooked food section.

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They do serve roasted lamb too.

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That's it for the bread, assorted cooked food and cold dishes section.

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The Italian food section is located at the right side of the bread section.

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These pastas do look appetizing but I didn't get any of these because they'll make me go full quick hahaha.

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Assorted pizzas.

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I'm not sure what these are actually... I'm assuming that these are appetizers. 🤔

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Indian and malay food corner.

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The satays are good, do remember to give it a try when you're there! 

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Noodle section.

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Here's the chinese food section.

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They do offer dim sum..

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and roasted meats (chicken and duck)..

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and fried food..

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and wok cooked dishes..

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to bowls of deliciously flavour-rich soups!

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Seafood lovers, here's your favourite station!

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Fresh sashimis and fresh sushis.. so good! 🍣

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Cold prawns and oysters.

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More sushis, wasabi and soy sauce.

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Here's my starter of the night. A plate of fresh sashimis and scallops.

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Second plate of seafood. I must say, the milky-colored flesh sashimi (after googling for its name I guess it's called white tuna) was really delicious as it has a really soft texture with a rich buttery and creamy flavour to it. YUMS! 

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Chicken satay.

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I requested for a roasted duck drumstick. 😝

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Chicken with dried oyster and lotus root soup. It was really good!

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Ginseng black chicken soup. This also tasted really good unless you don't like the taste of ginseng then you may not like this one. 

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Vege and salmon pizza with fried man tous on the side.

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After we've done eating the mains, it's time for desserts! Just looking at this picture makes me crave for desserts now. 😋

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Jellies, cakes and puddings. Not forgetting to mention that they do have ice creams, assorted kuih muihs and an ice kacang corner.

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Assorted cakes and tarts. Oh, and they did serve a special durian cake that night.

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Everyone's favourite chocolate fountain! Spot the plates of cut fruits next to it.

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Whoopsies, it should be called as an infinity chocolate tap! There are two options which are the milk chocolate and white chocolate. Both were really really delicious when paired with strawberries!

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I'm not a big fan of chocolate but when it comes to molten chocolate coated strawberries, I just couldn't resist it 🍓🍫

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I had a raspberry flavoured kanten jelly and a pudding which I ended up not liking it because of its weird texture.

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You can always request for a cup of tea!

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Here are two panoramic views of the restaurant.

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Cute ball shaped chrysanthemum flowers on a little tree.

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Looks so puffy.



All in all, my family and I had a really enjoyable experience at this newly revamped Lemon Garden restaurant.

I really liked the fresh sashimi and the various chinese soups.
Now, I would say I might come back again for another visit.
   

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Hail's Soft Serve Ice Cream (Damansara uptown)

     
I have always wondered where Damansara Uptown is. I use the LDP highways regularly to travel to both Subang and PJ areas and I know the existence of these shop lots since years ago, however, I didn't know that the area itself is known as Damansara Uptown until last week when Javier showed me the way to the newly opened shopping mall called The Starling. I went to the place again yesterday with my sis and her friend. Initially, I wanted to try out the other ice cream parlor named 'Softsrve' but in the end, I've decided to try this one out instead because this shop was nearer to our place. So here we are, Hail's soft serve!


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Headed over to the counter to have our orders taken and I was a bit confused for a short moment. There are many types of ice cream combinations that you can choose from and they do serve coffee as well. Three of us decided to go for the plain ice cream in a cup option as we were still full from our earlier lunch.


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Waited for a little while for our ice cream to be served.

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They have a little self-service corner where customers can help themselves to the cutlery, serviettes or drinking water.

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Look at how cute and pretty the pastel-colored cups are!

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I ordered a plain soft serve with two flavour combinations which consisted of blue gula Melaka and teh tarik. RM9.50.

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What I would say about their ice cream is that they have a really really creamy texture, even creamier than the ice cream we had at milkcow's! It has a rich, soft and creamy texture which made me go like 'Woah'.

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Sis also had the plain soft serve with two flavor combinations which are the sirap bandung and pandan cake. Also RM9.50.

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Can't deny that they have really cute and interesting decorations in the shop.

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I liked this light decoration a lot. It's a fluffy cloud with strings of clear plastic balls.

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Looks almost like a real cloud, literally.

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Here's the total bill. And yea, my sister's friend ordered a soft serve with 4 flavour combinations which consisted of all the flavours I mentioned above. Their soft serve flavours of the month are the blue gula melaka, pandan cake, sirap bandung and teh tarik.

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Here's an artsy photo of the soft serve with the shop's decos.




What do I think of this place?
I would say it's worth the visit, however, I wished that there were more soft serve flavors available.
Definitely a nice place for a little hangout with your friends and family.