Edsa Shangri-La's Heat Buffet Goes Mad For Wagyu for 2016

Edsa Shangri-La's Heat Buffet Goes Mad For Wagyu for 2016

Edsa Shangri-La's Heat Restaurant is jump-starting this year by launching its Mad For Wagyu special! Every Saturday night of the week, you have the opportunity to dine at one of the finest places in Manila. Plus, you'll get a taste of the all-meaty and all-juicy Wagyu beef.

Now, I'm very much thankful for 2015 because I was given the opportunity to be one of the first ones to try the Mad For Wagyu buffet. All thanks to the KTG group and of course Heat for making this night the yummiest I had for 2015. 

Here in this blog post I will be sharing more about the Mad For Wagyu special and the restaurant itself, since it was my first time to dine there.

Interior of Heat Restaurant in Mandaluyong City

The interior of Heat Buffet has this air of sophistication while retaining the coziness with the dim lighting. Also, the is a lot of breathable space across the dining area adding more comfort in the air.

Interior of Heat Restaurant in Mandaluyong City

The Appetizers
There are a great range of appetizers to choose from in the spread, but I'll be providing you with a preview of some of what you may have there while giving focus to what's different during the Mad For Wagyu night.

Cheese Selection of Heat Buffet

As a "certified" cheese lover, I couldn't help but skip this section of the buffet. You may choose among 5 variants here: Taleggio, Pecorino, Edam, Asagio and/or Cheddar. Of course, no one will stop you from tasting all of 'em.

Wagyu Beef Jerky of Heat Buffet

One of the prime highlights of the night was the Wagyu Beef Jerky. Everybody indeed got extremely WILD over this sweet, crispy and savory starter! You won't be finding this on the buffet table, but rather, there will be some waitstaff going around carrying this one.

Ingredients to the Wagyu Beef Tartare

Another dish that caught my attention was this Wagyu Beef Tartare. If you don't know what it is, like I did the first time I saw it, this tartare is a dish that originated from Europe (well, hopefully, I remembered the answer of the chef correctly). It combines ground raw meat with pickles, onions and other spices. It is then topped with softly boiled quail eggs. It is really something that you need to try!

Wagyu Beef Tartare

If you go around the buffet spread, you'll encounter other innovations for the Wagyu as well as meat in general.

Beef Meat

Although the night is dedicated for Wagyu, nothing will stop you to go for your traditional Japanese favorites such as sashimi, sushi and other Japanese appetizers.

Sushi rolls in Heat Buffet of Shangri-La
Sushi rolls in Heat Buffet of Shangri-La

Although these are my personal favorites, I tried restraining myself by just getting the salmon and tuna sashimi. I wanted to save more space for the Wagyu Tomahawk, which you will be learning more about in a short while.

Japanese Appetizer in Heat Buffet

If you are feeling a little chilly, you may want to start the night off with some soup or noodles. I decided to skip this section because again,  I wanted to save space for those things that I found intriguing.

Boiled Soup and Noodles Section of Heat Buffet

It is important to note that the beverages are not inclusive of the buffet rate, but you may have access to this beverage section for P200 nett while the draft beer is at P700 nett

Beverage Section of Heat Buffet

The Taco Station is also upgraded during Mad For Wagyu nights. Instead of the usual ordinary beef, they'll be using some Wagyu Minced Meat, to make the tacos more enjoyable!

Taco Station of Heat Buffet
Wagyu Minced Meat for Taco

This section is where you may find the Chinese delights, and it had an upgrade too during this special night.

Chinese Cuisine Section of Edsa Heat Buffet
Chinese Food in Heat Buffet Restaurant

Now, for this section, what you need to look forward to is the Wagyu Xiao Long Bao. It's nothing but GOLD. The meat had this great tenderness which is protected by a delicate wrapping. It is best when you drizzle some chili-garlic oil on top. It's a bomb!

Wagyu Xiao Long Bao of Heat Buffet EDSA

Another highlight of the night was this Shawarma station. Just like the other stations, this also got an upgrade. The meat they would be using during nights like this is Wagyu, of course. Well, you may think that it would just be the same, but I'm here to contest that one. The shawarma produced was dreamily tender wherein the meat bits melted in our mouths. Incredible!

As previously mentioned, if you'll walk around the buffet area, you'll see a lot of Wagyu varieties. Take for example the skewered Wagyu, the Wagyu patties and the Wagyu Beef Cheek Cannelloni.

Wagyu beef on a stick and Wagyu patties
Wagyu Beef Cheek Cannelloni

Main Course
The next part we will explore is the Grilling Station where you can have your seafood delights cooked (i.e. buttered).

Grilling Station of Heat Buffet

Among the catch, you can find there some lobsters, mussels and shrimps.
Lobsters and other seafood in Heat Buffet

At some point, with all the Wagyu around, your palate will be missing some seafood, and the people of Heat Restaurant understands this. Hence, you can freely have a trip in this section and have some fresh seafood!

Now, this part of the buffet spread is where you can find both the roast beef and the Wagyu Tomahawk, nothing but the star of the evening.

Roast Beef of Heat Shangri-La Hotel

I was totally had my eye on the Wagyu, that I just ended up ignoring the roast beef.Well, you couldn't blame me for that. Just check out the beauty of this incredible steak!

Wagyu Tomahawk of Heat Buffet

Oh my, you will really find the overwhelming softness and tenderness of the Wagyu beef mystically captivating. Just a small bites puts me up there in cloud 9, and I'm not exaggerating. My fellow foodies may attest to that. It really had that authentic marbling that you can actually feel in your mouth.

Dreamy tender, marbly and smooth Wagyu of Heat Buffet

Now, while there is a sauce specially designed for the Wagyu Tomahawk, there are more than 20 others from which you may select your sauce. My favorites were the Mint Jelly and the BBQ Sauce.

I was already too full by the time I ended up my main course, but I still want to show some of what you may find here.

Chocolate Cake of Edsa Shangri-La Heat Buffet
Chocolate Slices for Desserts

Well, these are just some of the desserts you can find, but there are others such as the taho, halo-halo, chocolate fondue and others.

While you may think that the Desserts Station can't keep up with the Mad For Wagyu night, well you're wrong. Just check out this crepe station where they are having the Wagyu-inspired Crepes! Feel free to have it customized as well.

Wagyu Crepe of Heat Buffet in Mandaluyong City
Crepe shaped like a Wagyu Beef in Heat Restaurant

Now, that wraps up this blog post on this special and wonderful night. Thanks for dropping by, and I hope you subscribe here in this blog to get the latest updates.

Catch the Mad For Wagyu buffet for only P2,415 nett every Saturday night for the entire 2016. At this point, you still have about 52 chances of treating yourself to a wonderful night of wagyu. By the end of the night, you'll probably have sweet dreams and wake up the next day with an extreme hangover from getting mad over the wagyu! 

Location: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel, Lobby Level, Tower Wing, Ortigas Centre, Mandaluyong City
Contact No.: (63 2) 633 8888 ext. 2740
Operating Hours: 6:00 AM to 12:00 MN
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