Sunday, October 9, 2011

Truly Malaysia at the Makati Shangri-la

It's no secret that one of my favorite buffet experiences is Circles at the Makati Shangri-la, which has a pretty amazing selection of food on any given night. They always host wonderful food festivals, bringing in famous chefs from all over the world. In fact I was just at Circles about a week or so ago for the Indian food festival, and I was so sorry I only went on the last day of the festival as the food was so good that I really wanted to do a second round on another day.


Well, another favorite foodie destination for us at Travelife is Malaysia, for its vibrant and multi-ethnic cuisine and its colorful street food. Our entire editorial and TV teams were just in Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Malacca) in August, in fact, and our favorite memories were all about the wonderful food. We had the best chicken rice and the best cendol in the world on this trip.


OCT 8 - 20, 2011

This week, the Makati Shangri-la brings the flavours of Malaysia to Circles Event Café with Makan-Makan, an exquisite Malaysian culinary experience that runs from October 8 to 20, 2011. Three highly acclaimed chefs from Shangri-la hotels in Kuala Lumpur, Penang, and Sabah will showcase the finest flavours of Malaysia with an enticing array of dishes and specialties from these regions.

Chef Lim Leng Chuan from Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa in Penang, Chef Saidi Bin Rajiman from Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur, and Chef Sabastion Bin Sopitang from Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa in Kota Kinabalu arrived in Manila last week and they are offering the best of gastronomy from Malaysia’s celebrated culinary regions.

In case you've never had Malaysian food before, well, like its culture, it's a distinct fusion of Chinese, Indian, and Thai cuisines.


Shangri-la in Penang

Shangri-la in Kota Kinabalu

Shangri-la in Kuala Lumpur

There's a sumptuous Malaysian spread included at Circles Event Café in the lunch buffet for Php 1,360+++ from Monday to Saturday and Php 1,650+++ during Sunday brunch; while dinner buffet is at Php 1,635+++ from Sunday to Thursday and Php 1,850+++ on Friday and Saturday. Diners may also get the chance to win stays at Shangri-La hotel Kuala Lumpur, Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa, and Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa in Malaysia.

There's also a cooking class conducted by the chefs themselves on October 15 and 16, 2011 for Php 2,000+++, inclusive of cooking class kits and a lunch buffet.


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