On a weekday, I was so excited to get to HEAT that I bumped a car over at EDSA. It might be my fault or it might have been TADHANA. Why? Well the driver of the other car was super duper gorgeous, model/ actress material and hands down pretty. Not only that, she didn't mind the incident as the only damage was on my front license plate. That's the good part of the story. The bad part? I didn't get her number or name. GEEZ! Moral of the story, always remember to get the name and the number of the person you bumped on the road.
That caught your attention right? My mind was on that every single second of that day except when I had an incredible experience in HEAT. Fast forward a few minutes later, I arrived safely and with no further incident in EDSA SHANGRILA'S HEAT.
As you enter you are transported to a different place.
I know that BUFFET places are common in the METRO. What set's HEAT apart? You can be sure of the taste, quality and service it gives you. No request is too hard for them to do for you. You don't have to raise a finger as they anticipate your every needs. That good.
As you enter, you are greeted by the good stuff. A FRESH SALAD BAR.
IF you know me, I skipped this. But for all the awesome guys and gals out there, go for it. I can see how fresh the vegetables they have. The number of dressing and things you could combine are a lot so one step at a time dear.
You could start a meal with a little bit of warm soul food. Try their SOUP BAR. Here you could ask the chef to make something special for you. From noodles to everything in between.
For CARBS lover like me, they offer a huge selection of bread
Fresh sashimi, sushi and everything you may ever want is here.
I like how the rice were tasted as it should. Not that dry been there for a long time kind of Japanese Rice.
Aside from these "small" starters, HEAT serves a lot of cooked delicacies and dishes. I can't name them all but heck, I sure did wanted to try them all.
For seafood, they had crabs, clams, slipper lobsters, and shrimps cooked to your preference.
You could have them boiled, fresh, garlicky, sweet and sour. Anything to your heart's content.
One stationg that got the most attention was this one. HERE, they had the ROAST, FRIED and BRAISE.
Starting off with shawarma was a treat for me as I was craving for some in a long time.
But the big guns would surely make you feel alive.
This roast beef can be cooked to your preference.
You could also have some lamb.
and pork chops just to make sure you have your full.
Once everything was said and done, you won't regret leaving some room for dessert.
From make your own teppanyaki ice cream.
To Bread pudding.
To cute brownies, pastries and cakes.
and fresh fruits.
Now, we were spoiled to bits by EDSA SHANGRILA's HEAT. My friends and I were placed in a comfortable small function room.
and I super thank them for it. EDSA SHANGRILA HEAT definitely makes you feel like you are the boss.
Let me then give you some TIPS and TRICKS on how to attack this buffet.
2) For your sake, COME IN EARLY! TIMING IS EVERYTHING. Don't go when in the middle of lunch. The line might be a bit long. When you can't avoid it, go to the buffet area with less people so that you could get what you want. Of course common sense would dictate that you should have a reservation. Because, it helps.
PRIME RIB, TEMPURA, CRISPY SALMON SKIN.
4) DON'T GO FOR THE CARBS. If you must, get them at the middle or end of the meal. Why? Because they make you full faster. They expand in your tummy and it would stop you from eating what you want.
Fresh salmon and some rolls. The salmon was readily cut upon request and tasted fresh. Delicious.
6) OF COURSE, ENJOY!!! You eat and you laugh and you enjoy. I guess that's the main thing when it comes to eating. So I hope you do.
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EDSA SHANGRILA HOTEL
Disclaimer: Wrote this based on my experience. Was invited to try out HEAT.