Hi everyone... Just so you know - This is an invited review, k? Please find my usual disclaimers as follows:
1) I have not been paid to write this, but neither have I paid a cent for my meal,
2) I will still be as objective as possible re. the food/ restaurant, and
3) If I go back to the restaurant incognito and find that the food/service is horribly different from this experience, I will amend my ratings here...
I shall miss Biba - I hadn't been there that many times in the past (just twice, both on company dinners) but I distinctly remember enjoying the food there:
As I walked into the brand spanking new Mosaic (Biba's replacement, in the very established Mandarin Oriental Hotel KL), I thought it had a lot more character, with its beautiful modern setting with an Asian twist, lush wood carvings and exotic decorations:
As with its predescessor, there is a really nice variety of Asian and Western food served up in the buffet, ranging from healthy salads, pastas (prepared fresh at the live station), pizza to luscious curries, noodles, and much much more. :)
- Big fresh oysters, among other seafood:
- An array of curries and chutney that went so well with rice:
- Classic, tasty tender grilled meat with a dollop of brown sauce:
- Oodles of noodles:
- Thin crust Italian Pizza:
- Local desserts available too:
- Chocolate fountains are always good:
While the many different cakes available were good**, it was the freshly cooked (at the dessert live station) caremelized pan fried strawberries with honey and a side of ice cream really rocked my boat - so simple yet perfectly executed.... gorgeous fresh flavours of the strawberry went perfectly with the delicious in house ice cream:
(** Overall, was quite pleased with the desserts - this adds a lot of points for me)
I have to admit: I have grown to dislike buffets (as I can no longer consume as much as I could in my younger days without permanent fattening results) but if I had to, I would definitely not think twice about going to Mosaic given the nice setting and food.
Mosaic is open 24 hours and serves buffet breakfast from 6.00am to 10.30am, lunch from 12pm to 2.30pm and dinner between 6.30pm to 10.30pm. The restaurant seats up to 148 diners.
For reservations, call +60 (3) 2179 8881 or email email@example.com.
Dinner: RM108++ (Mon – Thurs), RM128++ (Fri - Sun)
So it's: Nice ambience, good food, good service BUT nothing bad to say really :) there may not be such a mind boggling array of food as some other buffets but everything I tried tasted nice ....
Mosaic @ Mandarin Oriental Hotel KL
Mandarin Oriental Hotel,
Kuala Lumpur City Centre,
50088 Kuala Lumpur
Ambience : 8
Service : 8
Price** : Lunch RM88++, Dinner RM108++ (Mon – Thurs), RM128++ (Fri - Sun)
** Price per adult
Telephone No.: 03-2380 8888
Opening Hours: 24 hours
NO PORK SERVED
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