Out of the sea, and into me!
Just like a pearl needs time and pressure to produce perfection, Lemon Garden at Shangri La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur has come a long way in creating a tantalizing experience out of their seafood buffet.
Walk right in Lemon Garden by Shangri La’s lobby and you’ll be immediately transported into an elegantly decked space, with sophisticated contemporary designs by Japan’s Bond Design Studio Inc, complete with warm cosy lighting for that perfect gastronomic experience.
Already backed by many loyal patrons, it’s easy to see the allure of Shangri La’s Lemon Garden seafood buffet. It has live theatre kitchens showcasing the food preparation by talented chefs, a remarkable plethora of international cuisines, and of course, the overabundance of fresh seafood that will leave you spoilt for choice.
Hosting a repertoire of fresh delicacies, the seafood selection at – Lemon Garden is definitely top class. Keep an eye out for the Alaskan Crab, yabbies’, Australian lobsters, scallops, Japanese clams, sashimi and oysters shipped in from US the very day of the buffet itself. Fresh prawns in shades of vermillion laze away on the ice, sweet and juicy, a delectable treat. The Australian Spanner crabs are another catch. Cut, boiled, then flavoured with lemon and salt, this critter’s natural sweetness stood out from the rest. Another must try is the Norwegian Smoked Salmon. Immensely fresh, it’s luscious, velvety texture was positively mouth-watering.
Looking for an oriental touch to go with that smorgasbord of seafood indulgence?
The Chinese section proudly fronts their exclusive, and highly sought after Double Boiled Black Chicken with Ginseng Soup. The culinary team of Lemon Garden were originators of this sui generis preparation of this broth, where the soup is first boiled in their individual tiny clay bowls, and then transferred into a huge clay pot and boiled the second time. The result is an aromatic, sweet and flavourful concoction, so good that people stand in line for it, hoping to grab a bowl when the gong announcing the soups’ arrival is sounded from the kitchen.
Another spotlight-worthy dish would be the Nyonya Curry Laksa.
Prepared by a chef at its interactive station, this traditional dish sports a delicious gravy that sinks all its rich flavour into the noodles and ingredients of your choice, you cannot help but devour.
The satay at the Malay Theatre Kitchen is a toothsome morsel of meat. Soaked in sumptuous gravy, infusing the already savoury grilled meat with a nutty note, this meat on a stick is a real treat to the taste buds.
Over at the Western counter, the Grouper – Papillote dominates the scene. Baked with vegetables and wrapped with foil, the fish’s natural oils ooze out, cooking and flavouring the fish in the heat, creating a sweet and appetizing dish you’ll find hard to leave off your plate.
The stylishly designed dessert pavilion features a decadent display of local and international desserts such as the Coconut Pandan Hot Soufflé, ice kacang, waffles, crepes, chocolate fountains and an assortment of cakes, tarts and ice creams. One of Lemon Garden’s specialties, the Durian Cake, brings the fruit beloved by Malaysians to a new level. A light and smooth base, the delicious durian flavoured creamy peaks emulating the thorns of the actual fruit make these bite sized guilty pleasures an unforgettable treat.
Shangri La’s Lemon Garden Seafood Buffet. A resplendent spread of lavish cuisines, fresh seafood and tempting desserts. Only served on Fridays and Saturdays from 6.30pm – 10.30pm, come enjoy this taste of opulence at RM 208 nett per person (RM104 nett per child) for a night your taste buds will never forget.
Address: 1 Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, 50250, Malaysia
Reservations-: +60 3- 2074 3900
Opens: Daily from 6am to 11.30pm