My first advice if you’re thinking about this place for dinner : DONT WASTE YOUR TIME.

Buffet Dinner (food only) : RM88++, (with unlimited flow of wine) : RM118++

Price wise, I think its pretty decent, but the food was not up to standard. There were the usual selection of sashimi & sushis, oysters & prawns. Salad bar. Indian cuisine. Western cuisine. Very little choices in the Chinese sector and a wide variety in desserts.

Shashimi Super dissapointed. There were only tuna and bellyfish. No Malaysia favourite Salmon. The rice for Sushi was horrid and the cold soba noodles were totally soft and soggy. urgh.

Oysters & Prawns Their oysters were big and juicy, but then again, im not a fan of big oysters. I prefer them in smaller bite sizes as they tend to be sweeter that way. The oysters here were somewhat bland and did quite pass my tastebud. Prawns were fairly fresh, and again, not sweet.

Salad Bar Ok, i think the salad bar was one of the best for the night. Then again, do you go for buffet for the salad? NO. They had a wide variety of leafy vegs, olives, smoked salmon, sun-dried tomatoes and grilled vegs. And oh, they have rojak too, but nothing compared to what my aunt can make.

Indian Cuisine Wide selecion of lamb, prawns, naan, rice, dhal, quail and satays. There was also rasam, an indian soup / drink. The rasam was no good. The banana leaf rice shop i go to have better rasam. But the quail was nice. The meat was soft and smooth and was pleasant to consume.

Western Cuisine Didnt get to try the pasta though, but the roast beef and kebab lamb was excellent. The asparagus & mussels were a bonus too.

Chinese Cuisne They only had soup noodles (which i didnt bother trying, coz all they really have is fishball). Then they have siu long bao and lo mai kai. the siu long bao was worst then what i had this afternoon at Axian Dim Sum, and already that was quite lousy. As for the lo mai kai, they looked too pathetic. Didnt bother.

Desserts Ahhh, i take desserts seriously as they determine the mood after dinner. Freshly made hotcakes with ice cream. FAIL. Puddings and kuihs. FAIL. Only the made to order chocolate souffle passed and the pineapple was sweet. hehe We also ordered coffee and none of us even make it to half a cup. 3 packets of sugar and the coffee was still BITTER, a bit like McD coffee, but slightly better.

So yeah, i didnt even bother taking any pictures, because i am utterly dissapointed with the food, you can google for Essence Sheraton and am sure there are enough pictures. Am hoping one day, Sheraton or Starwood PR team will read this and improvise.

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If you’re a fan of buffet, go try Lemon Garden @ Shangri-la and also give Melting Pot @ Concorde a chance too. At least the oysters and prawns there are nice.


kinda got dragged by a friend to attend the concert as I’m not a hard-core fan of Placebo / rock concerts.

However, once i got into the arena, and Placebo came on stage, the adrenaline, the drums, the head banging beats…man, did i enjoy myself. 

They were good, and yeah, no regrets! Now i want more of them :-D

Two complaints though:
1) Event organizer / ticket axcess should have a better system for ticket collection. It was dinner time, and you expect ppl to wait in line for you to open doors?? 
2) The exits for this venue (KL Live Centre) should have better access. You have to walk down stairs & escalators to get out of that place 
Thats not a pretty sight when you have a massive crowd.


3 pigs were barbequed tonight for merry men with 4 barrels of Tiger beer and 4 barrels of Guinness Stout.

I was too late to shoot the whole pig. wonder where the head went to…

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everyone, meet Evy!

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Marinara spaghetti with fresh prawns n New Zealand mussels served with Arugula Salami Olive salad with balsamic vinegar dressing.

Wah lah…the only things I know how to cook well😛

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Thanks to Stef, I was invited to for a food testing at a newly open restaurant at Sri Kembangan. Its call Pla Dib which means raw in Thai.

Its a Thai based restaurant with fusion dishes, something very new, yet close to heart. They are familiar to us, yet its innovative and they taste really good too!

Must try items: 

– Appetizer : Tofu Avocado Salad

– Main : Creamy pasta with ebiko (similiar to Mentaiko pasta)

– Main : Rainbow Trout (very fresh and fragrant from the baking process)

– Main : Linguini with Thai Anchovies (if you like anchovies “salted fish” and also if you have not tried fresh pepper before, this would be a great dish to try)

– Main : Black Fried Rice, the black colour comes from squid ink, its not toxic, dont worry🙂 Serves with raw egg, you pour it over, mix it and serve. Something different and a must try for sure

I take my desserts seriously, specially when it comes to a restaurant, a bad dessert just kills the night. The red rubies here did a very good job, unlike many other red rubies I’ve had, this one does not come with shaved ice, but shaved coconut milk instead! oh what joy ~ creamy but light enough to finish it all by yourself. You will also be surprised with some berries and lemongrass hidden inside. Excellent!

More pictures at : http://juanlyn.com/?p=67

Contact details : http://www.facebook.com/photos.php?id=748856884#!/pages/PLADIB-bangkok-singapore-kuala-lumpur/439633755315