Heat @ EDSA Shangri-La Hotel

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Thanks to a promo at my dad’s office and my parents’ anniversary, we finally had a good enough reason to step inside EDSA Shang and dine at the famous Heat buffet. I can’t even remember the last time we went to Heat – Even the main reason for our visit escapes me. So after we got our reservation, I was ecstatic and more than ready to see how much the buffet has changed over the years.

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Interior. As usual, I only took pictures of the dining area since taking pictures of the buffet wasn’t allowed.

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It just so happened that Heat had this promo going on called ‘Mad for Lobster’ – So we took the chance to try out some lobsters for ourselves since 1.) It was pretty much inevitable, considering the promo 2.) It’s not every day that you get to dine in a high-class buffet that serves lobster. The lobster meat had this hint of sweetness to it. Very fresh and goes really well with butter.

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Seafood Soup and Beef Soup. The broth of the beef soup had a refreshing, garlicky flavor to it. Loved the thinness of the noodles too!

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I filled my first plate with fried stuff + a small piece of bread – Two pieces of Fried Chicken Skin, a slab of prime Rib Eye steak, and a fish finger.

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Sushi and maki plate.

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My second plate consisted of more Maki, Coffee Ribs, a Spinach Dumpling, a piece of Roast Duck, and another slice of bread. The coffee ribs tasted amazing, but I wasn’t too fond of the meat’s texture (maybe I just ended up picking the tougher cuts). The roast duck was a tad too greasy, and the spinach dumpling was bland. Overall, I wasn’t really a huge fan of this second plate.

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Dad had his usual plate of tuna and salmon Sashimi, Shrimp Tempura, and more Lobsters.

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Even more seafood.

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Mom had two pieces of Salmon, steamed Hakao, Coffee Ribs, and Seafood Pie. The seafood pie made her feel queasy.

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Finally, my dessert plate: Their famous Bread and Butter Pudding, Tea Cakes (was quite challenging picking this baby up using a pair of steel tongs… whew!), Banana Split Cake, Cup Cake, Cheesecake, and my favorite, the Butterscotch.

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Panna Cotta, another Banana Split Cake, a scoop of Ice Cream, and Egg Pie.

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Mango Crepe with strawberry syrup.

It’s really nice to dine at Heat again after a long while! Although I must say that my past two dining experiences were a bit better than this one, I still think that Heat is one of the must-try hotel buffets in Metro Manila. It’s a little bit pricey, but still worth it.

Ambiance/Interior: 5/5
Staff/Service: 5/5
Food: 4/5 (taste) 5/5 (presentation)

Heat is located at G/F EDSA Shangri-la Hotel, 1 Garden Way Wack Wack, Mandaluyong. Tel no: (02) 633-8888. Links: Official Website || Facebook.

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