Monday, December 05, 2011

Buffet @ Mosaic, Mandarin Oriental KL

A beautiful new addition to the Mandarin Oriental serving up delicious buffets :)....

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:
The main entrance to Mosaic, on the MO ground floor....

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:
Classy setting inside the restaurant....

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:
Large fresh Irish oysters....

- An array of curries and chutney that went so well with rice:
Nice blend of spices that was not too spicy....

- Classic, tasty tender grilled meat with a dollop of brown sauce:
Carnivore's delight....

- Oodles of noodles:
Many yummy carbs to choose from....

- Thin crust Italian Pizza:
Simple and nice....

- Local desserts available too:
Fluffy kuihs....

- Chocolate fountains are always good:
Chocolate sauce soothes the soul :D....

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)

So delicious - I had 2 servings :D....

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 mokul-mosaic@mohg.com.

Lunch: RM88++
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 ....


Restaurant Review
Summary Sheet:


Mosaic @ Mandarin Oriental Hotel KL

Mandarin Oriental Hotel,
Jalan Ampang,
Kuala Lumpur City Centre,
50088 Kuala Lumpur

Taste: 7
Ambience : 8
Service : 8
Price** : Lunch RM88++, Dinner RM108++ (Mon – Thurs), RM128++ (Fri - Sun)
Parking: OK

** Price per adult
Telephone No.: 03-2380 8888
Opening Hours: 24 hours

NO PORK SERVED



OTHER REVIEWS:
- Cumi dan Ciki
- the nomad Gourmand
- theyumlist
- alie sez
- I Come, I See, I Hunt and I Chiak

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9 comments:

CUMI & CIKI said...

Wow.. this was ages ago:P! hehe

Michelle Chin said...

don't really fancy buffets too! hehe.

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Hilary Moving said...

Everything looks so appetizing that I think it is completely irresistible, especially the nice pizza, mmm...

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Jessica Lew said...

I am going to try this place one day. Really hope it is worth my 100+ :)

J said...

to Jessica Lew:
Well, if you can makan then it'll be worth it :) I really enjoyed the desserts there, in particular... Hope you enjoy it too.

Anonymous said...

I went to Mosaic in Mandrin oriental hotel in Kl in "25 May 2012" just beside twin tower for lunch buffet. After that, I had serious stomachache around 16:00. It continued until I vomited 4 times. Staying in the toilet for hours and hoping that I won't vomit. So much, I called to the hotel reservation to direct me to the executive chef. But then after a while, it cut off. So I called to the reservation again to di...rect me to the executive manager on duty. Again, what happened like the first time. I called again for the thirt time to direct me to executive chef, assistance, executive managers, executive manager assistance or executive managers on duty.I waited for few minutes and finally someone picked up. He said who are you, so I said my name. He said you called the wrong number I quickly say no. I'm looking for 'the management listed above'. so he ask why I called and I said I had food poison. He asked what I had. I try to explain what I had and said you ate too much and sweet foods. I asked what can be done, he keep saying you had too much of sweet foods. That's all. After a while, I said otherwise I will make a news paper report on the poisonous food. He said go forward and good for you in an improper well pissed manner. What kind of customer services they had. Rated as 5 star but the customer services are really bad. He just want to put back the blame on me. He carries no responsibility in this case. my friend who went with me had dierea and vomit more than 6times. He called to complain as well, the manager said he will call back and do further investigation on the food. He said my friend was the one who complain about food poisoning. I complained but they don't even recognize me as their customer. such an unbearable and unforgetable experience with such pain physically and mentally.

J said...

Oh u poor thing. :( Well, I've never gotten food poisoning from eating in the MO... but I'm sad to hear that u did.
(What did u eat?)

Hope u r feeling better now....

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