Heat of Edsa Shangri-La Hotel: Superb International Cuisine Breakfast Buffet

The grand finale for our weekend staycation at Edsa Shangri-La is our breakfast buffet at the Heat.  It's been a while since I had a breakfast buffet so I had no expectations.

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After our 6 am morning swim, we packed our bags and headed down to the Heat.   By the entrance they had a board with Breakfast Hourly Forecast for both Saturday and Sunday.
  • 6 - 7 am: Light
  • 7 - 8 am: Busy
  • 8 - 11 am: Very Busy
Since we arrived around 8 am, there was already a line but it moved quickly and we got ushered to our seats in around 15 minutes.  Since I have never dined at the Heat before, even for lunch or dinner, I was pleasantly surprised at how extensive the buffet spread was. 

Bread Station
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They have all the breakfast items you can think of.  They have Plain Oatmeal, Gluten Free Bread, Bread and Butter Pudding...

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Mini Pancakes, Waffles, French Toast

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And an extensive selection of pastries

which includes Croissants, Danish Pastries, Muffins, Rolls and Canapes.

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My Pastry Plate

Cereal Station

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They have all kinds of cereal selections: Corn Flakes, Cheerios, KoKo Crunch, Raisin Bran, Fiber One and my favorite Rice Krispies.

Yogurt Station
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I'm a huge fan of yogurt and that is the reason why I enjoyed Sofitel's Yogurt Station. But unlike where the yogurt variants are flavored, here they have unsweetened yogurt where you can add toppings to bring in more flavors and this makes them healthier.  They have Plain Muesli, Plain Yogurt and Flavored Muesli.  

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Honey and Preserved Fruits Selection
They have different kinds of honey and preserved fruit selections. And since I wanted to try them, I decided to add some as toppings for my Plain Yogurt.

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My Plain Yogurt with Figs and Orange
Since fresh fruits didn't appeal to me, I added preserved figs and orange to my yogurt instead.

Cold Cuts Station

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In addition to the usual breakfast staples, they have a lot more!  They have Cold Cuts with my favorite Smoked Salmon, Salami, Bologna, Ham and condiments.

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My Cold Cuts and Cheese Plate
Omelette Stations

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There are many like me who are fond of having Omelette for breakfast so I was quite glad that they have two stations for it.  I ordered my Smoked Salmon and Capers Omelette from the chef right here.
Salad Station

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I always try to have as much greens as I can. 

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My Salad Plate
So here's to my early plate of colorful and detoxifying Salad with Thousand Island Dressing.

Sushi Station

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They have an assortments of Sushi and Makis available.  I'm told that only the Sashimi are not available for breakfast.

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Our Maki Plate
By this point, I was already stuffed so shobe and I shared a plateful of Maki.
salmon and tuna sushi
Salmon and Tuna Sushi
We also had a single piece each of their Salmon and Tuna Sushi.

Noodle Station 
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I just couldn't resist the Noodle Station.

noodle station
There were so many toppings to choose from.
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My Beef and Mushroom Ramen
I really loved my flavorful
Beef and Mushroom Ramen.

Congee Station
Plain Congee, Beef Congee and Champorado
Between Beef Ramen and Beef Congee, hands down the Beef Ramen is better.

Dimsum Station
Mantao and Pork Siomai
Indian Station
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I was excited to see that they had Indian selections too like Idli and Sambar.
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Indian Dosa

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My Indian Plate
Shobe and I shared the Indian Dosa.  We liked the Indian Dosa but so heavy because it is filled with mashed sweet potato.  The rest of the dishes were bleh. =(

American Station

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The American Station has the famous ham and bacon.

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and a lot of other choices.
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My American Plate
Filipino Station

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The Filipino Station had Bibingka Latik, Suman Cassava, Maja Blanca, Sapin Sapin, Suman...
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and BibingkaI'm glad they have native Filipino delicacies but it's not as awesome as Cafe Ilang-Ilang's.

Mini Taho Station
I was so thrilled to see that they have a Mini Taho Station because it's been a long time since I had one.  (I always wake up late...)  When I showed this to shobe when we went back to our room, she was so regretful she missed this.  

Fruit Station

Beverage Station

beverage station
Aside from specialty teas found in each station like the Tarik Tea in the Indian Station and the Salabat from the Filipino Station, they also have a beverage bar for Fruit Juice.

beverage station
The Fruit Juice is not fresh.  The Hot Chocolate tastes like Milo and not Tablea which I'd hope.  Best choice for us was the Brewed Coffee.

There's also Hot Tea Selections and Nespresso which you could bring out because they have cups with covers.  Shobe was so excited to bring a cup to our room.  She is a coffee addict!

Tsinoy Foodies Verdict

Overall, this is one of the best breakfast buffets I've had.  Heat's superb international cuisine breakfast buffet spread is tough to beat.  We really felt that the room rate is worth it because of their breakfast buffet.

P.S. Thank you so much Shobe for treating me to for this food feast and staycation to de-stress.  I hope someday I can be as disciplined and productive as you! ;)  But, for now I'm just the biggest eater. =))

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Heat of Edsa Shangri-La Hotel
Business Address 1 Garden Way, Ortigas Centre, Mandaluyong City, Philippines
Business Hours Breakfast: 6am-11am
Payment Options   Cash
Service Charge 10%
Budget/Person 1,500-2,500
Free WiFi No
Contact (02) 435-3545
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