For my mom's 44th birthday a few days ago (March 5th), our family decided to go out for dinner. We eventually picked this one restaurant in town that my mom really likes called "Jamoo". The name comes from the actual Indonesian word "jamu", meaning having a meal (usually a meal with a guest). The restaurant is basically a buffet, all-you-can-eat restaurant located at the Shangri-La hotel, which is just a 20-minute drive from home.
I really loved it there. The food was obviously fantastic, and for some reason, I always love going to the Shangri-La. There's just something about five-star hotels I can't help but admire. Maybe it's the beautiful service, the nice atmosphere, or maybe just how neat and lovely it is. The thing I love the most is the service really. The people are so nice to you, they attend to your needs and treat you very wonderfully. Of course, you're supposed to find this type of service in every five-star hotel, but this one feels pretty special to me.
They really had a wide range of food to choose from. There was a Japanese corner, filled with sushi, sashimi, salmon soup, and you know, just all the good stuff. Aside from that, still inside the appetizers section, there was this salad corner. Basically, it's not an all-you-can-eat dining place without a salad corner, right? So they had fresh lettuce, sweet corn, four types of dressing (including cocktail dressing, french dressing) and they even served this amazing Japanese potato salad! It's just, wow, you had to be there. Other than that, it was mostly just seafood all around (although it wasn't the best seafood because it didn't taste as fresh).
The main course section was terrific as well. They had a noodles station and a pasta station. Also, for the meat, they specially served duck for the evening, but also had a variety of chicken, beef, and lamb. There was this fish fillet marinated in teriyaki sauce and I swear, it was the best. Not to mention the lasagna! Quite heavenly. (The lighting on the tables were pretty dim also, so I didn't get the chance to document the food I took. Regretting this every second.)
Lastly, desserts. Wonderful. Just, wonderful. They had so many different types of cake to choose from. Banana chiffon, green tea with white chocolate, opera, tiramisu, everything was there. There were also pancakes and ice cream (YAAAASSSS). They also served bread butter pudding! I was firstly really excited when I spotted it because it's one of my favourite things in the world, but it turns out that the pudding that night wasn't as good as usual. It was quite dry and not as soft or moist as how it should've been, which was a total bummer. But still, the chocolate fountains really made up for it.
Other than all of this, they also had juice, bread, soup, and many other things that I didn't manage to take a picture of (mostly because it was quite a crowded evening, and people were already staring) (starting to think like I need to work on my courage so that I could take pictures for my blog every now and then without missing too many important details).
What do you think about buffet restaurants? Do you often to go to one for special occasions? Leave a comment below and I'd love to hear from you.
From the girl who's a total sucker for good food,
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