Tuesday 28 February 2017


THERE'S a refreshing whiff at Lemon Garden which reopened for business on February 27, 2017, four months after it closed for renovations. 
On February 24, invited guests watched as area general manager Manfred Weber, executive assistant manager food & beverage Chris Hough and executive chef Olivier Pistre, along with Lemon Garden's staff members, cut a bright yellow ribbon and declared the coffee house open. 

Ribbon-cutting ceremony at re-opening of Lemon Garden
Cheerful ambience designed by Japan’s Bond Design Studio Inc.

The first thing the guests noticed was the bright, cheerful interior, punctuated by lemon yellow place mats, the pedant lights and lighting orbs. The flooring comprises off-white and patterned tiles while the walls are lined with framed glass and golden brown panels.
The hotel’s area director of communications, Datuk Rosemarie Wee, was on hand to welcome the guests who included Datuk Abdullah Malim Baginda and Datin Rohana Abdullah, VistaJet senior vice president (Asia Pacific) Olof Rapp as well as author (The Dulang Washer and Shadows Beneath The Fronds) Paul Callan and his wife Eve as well as members of the media and bloggers.

Datuk Rosemarie with (from right) chef Olivier Pistre, Chris Hough, Eve Callan, Manfred Weber and Paul Callan 

Lemon Garden offers cuisine from all over the world. The western kitchen offers a wide selection of salads, roasts, pizza and an interactive Pasta Hotspot for customers to personalise their pastas. 
Asian Theatre kitchen offers dishes from chicken tikka and naan fresh from the tandoor, murtabak, satay, roti canai and all kinds of curries. 
The noodles section prepares noodles a la minute (the curry laksa is worth a second helping!) while the Chinese station has trays of steaming hot dim sum selections as well as hot dishes. There is a unique selection of double boiled soups in individual bowls, such as black chicken with ginseng, herbal chicken and catfish with black beans. These are so slurpilicious. I had two helpings.

Dim sum counter
Wokfried mud crab with kam heong sauce

Slow cooked beef short rib with Wao Yong Sauce

Kerabu jantung pisang or banana flower salad

Near the entrance, the dessert pavilion has a selection of exquisite pastries, cakes and dainty portions of puddings and mousse as well as jackfruit tarts, ice cream, chocolate fountain and freshly cut fruit.
On Friday and Saturday, Lemon Garden offers seafood buffet on ice with Alaskan king crab, giant mud crab, spanner crab, whole lobsters, tiger prawns, clams, yabbies, scallops and mussels. 
Wide range of seafood on ice at Lemon Garden on Friday and Saturday
Spanner Crabs with plenty of roe

I can chill all night long  with these beautiful crustaceans 
Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur
11 Jalan Sultan Ismail, KL
Tel: 603-2074 3904

Daily, 6am to 11.30pm.
Monday to Saturday: International lunch buffet at RM128 nett. 
Sunday Brunch: RM159 nett 
Saturday high tea: RM148 nett. 
Friday/Saturday: Seafood buffet at RM208 nett

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