We're in HEAT! (Anniversary Entry - Part 1)

We've been thinking of a nice place to spend our anniversary 2 months ago. But Enrico insisted that he'll come up with a surprise so wag ako mangealam. I agreed. Pero di ako nakatiis, I want to prepare my share on this celebration so I said meron din ako surprise for him. Preparations been fun kasi both of us have no idea kung saan pupunta at ano mangyayare. I just remind him that we'll have to dress smart casual.

Since most couples spend their anniversaries thru fine dining and we havent experienced this too, dining in a hotel is perfect. Pero super expensive pala plus super formal. Not so us. I rather choose a buffet (para madame options ng food at casual lang) at lunch time (para less crowded unlike pag dinner time).

I had a hard time selecting which hotel that serves buffet would be the best for us (and my budget). Of course Spiral at Sofitel is #1 on the list, pero too commercialized kaya crowded at expensive ha (P1,800++/head). Andame ding merong Accor Card which entitles 50% sa buffet kaya madameng tao. Not ideal for anniversary. Another place is Circles at Makati Shangri-La. Hhmm, ganun din. Quite expensive. OK din sana yung Mandarin Oriental.

I trimmed my options to two: 7Circles at Crown Plaza and HEAT at Edsa Shangri-La. Pero I settled with HEAT, mas madame good reviews. May permission pa ko to use my camera. And so I reserved a table for two.

We're in HEAT!

Healthy Eating - Amazing Taste

The rain can't stop us from celebrating our anniversary!

almost clear skies @ shangri-la

Game, let's start!

preview of HEAT - a chocolate fondue

A nice spacious area is reserved for us. Perfect magsetup ng tripods!

We're in HEAT!

Im impressed with the setup of the food. Delightens my eyes and stomach. Homey ang ambiance and attendants are everywhere to assist you. I love the place! Kain na tayo!

all kinds of bread, spreads, cheese, hams, etc.

salad - Enrico's delight

tempura - sarap!

Sushi and Sashimi section - Enrico's delight again!

Salmon Sashimi (di ko malunok)

Sushi mix - i likey!

Tuna

Maki in Wasabe

Next are - kung ano man yan.

Pardon me, ano ba sila?

Moving on, cold seafood section naman. Mga di namen kinain, meron din naman kasing ready to eat versions yan..

prawns

crabs

scallops?

Main entrees na!

(very) well done steak for me - this is good!

Seafood Chopsuey? (whatever, basta madame akong nakain nyan)

Pork Asian something

Sole Fillet

Though madame unfamiliar meals, chefs are very accomodating to answer my questions regarding the food. Ayoko kasi ng Liver! Natatakot akong baka makakain ako ng di sinasadya.

We passed the Ramen and Pasta stuffs, maciadong mabigat sa tiyan.

And here's the best part - desset section.

Drooling mode!

wow, super takam na ko!

Blueberry Cheesecakes!

Dark Chocolate cake

uhm, ano to?

brazo de mercedes

Tiramisu?

Mango Tart?

Cream Puff, correct?

Cheesecake and Strawberry with Kiwi!

Chocolate Fountains

marshamallows and eye candies!

White or Black Fondue?

Di ako maciado na-atat jan. Mas naexcite ako sa Tepanyaki IceCream! You'll choose the flavor and the toppings then they'll mix it for you. Wow! I chose Cookies and Cream with Walnut and ChocoChip! Ansarap grabe! Cant get enough so naground two ako!

Belgian cones and Oatmeal Sticks

Cookies and Cream with Walnut, Chocolate Cake, and Cheesecake!

I think nasulit naman ang bayad for HEAT. We got to try different cuisines. Satisfied kame! We enjoyed this experience!

we gained 10lbs each after HEAT! *winks*

Enrico's very SUITE surprise - next entry na yan!

HEAT, Edsa Shangri-La
1 Garden Way, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City

38 responses:

Chyng said...

Haberdey kuya Jimbo!

jimbo said...

thanks kiko. galing mo alam mong ako 1st na mag message sayo. hehe

grabe naman yung food choices. hay mukhang mabundat and magHEAT talaga kayo jan ni enrico. =)

next blog pa pala yung R U IN HEAT nyo ni enrico no? hahaha

Dylan Dimaubusan said...

As always, ginutom na naman ako, malamang ang iba ring dadaan..

Sushi, maki,tempura, Cheesecakes,... and all those something something.. Grabe, lahat yun fave ko. Whew! I can say I am in heeeeeeeeeeeeeat!!!

Keep that love alive Chyng, you truly are blessed.

Cheers!

Anonymous said...

waaaaah!! nkakaloka yung dessert bar!! i love to be in HEAT too!! hehe!! cant wait for ur next entry :) - nana

RhYe said...

Nice one! Sweet!

Garando said...

wow congratulations on your anniversary! mas mura ba sa Heat vs. Circles? If yes, we'd prefer Heat too. Mukhang ang sarap sarap ng food eh! :D

Chyng said...

@kuya,
sshh, wag ka muna maingat.

@dylan,
ako nga din nagutom eh. kainis! haha

@nana,
hello! mas masaya nga yung next entry. natalbugan ng 200% yung surprise ko! ;)

Chyng said...

@rhye,
thanks for being my reference sa HEAT! :D

@garando,
oh yes, plus 300 i think. nag-inquire ako sa lahat ng hotels eh. ;)

aina said...

Waaahhhh!! Ginutom ako sa entry mo chyng. :(

i wanna try this HEAT. hehe. Congrats on your one year anniversary! Yihee.:)

Post na ng part 2!!!

KRIS JASPER said...

Desserts pa lang nakakabusog na!!!!! YUM!!!!!!!!

the donG said...

wow! maki, sushis... i love those small goodies.

you sure did picked a great place and the sea food are just as great! now i need to find somebody to join me there. hehehe...

happy anniversary!

gillboard said...

Naks.. ang sarap ng mga pagkain... kung di lang ako allergic sa seafood... pero lahat nung desert mukhang sarap lamunin!!!

mahanap nga yang HEAT na yan!!!

Lance said...

thanks..na busog ako sa pics..hahaha
sarap sarap sarap talaga lahat ng food especially the cakes and ice cream and marshmallows...;)
regards to both of you Chyng and Enrico..;0

(sorry hindi ko na na update ang blog ko..ewan ko ba..hehe)

.pOot! said...

WOW. hehe. nagutom ako dun.

pwede ka na palang maging party planner. wahekhek!

Congrats ulit ate chyng!!! =)

wanderingcommuter said...

haaayyy, ginutom ako big time!!! waaaah...

almira said...

everything looks so good i just had to write a comment! i'll tell my husband WE HAVE TO go there pagumuwi kami dyan!

friend ako ni jamie jean and i read your blog frequently. keep it up and congratulations to both of you. =)

fufu said...

wow... nice!! but the sashimi and sushi >.< sorry i have been staying in japan for 5 yrs so, i just cant take these food outside of japan

anyway i love seafood and dessert... =p hahahah we i will eat until i could ship three meals on the next day

juyjuy said...

ansarap!!
natakam ako

gusto ko din dun!!

xtian said...

nagutom ako..
can't w8 4 d next entry..hehehe
so happy for you chyng...

enrico said...

it's my 2nd time to go inside EDSA Shang. the first time was nung naligaw ako, dapat Makati Shang pala yung seminar namin. buti na lang this time, dun talga tayo. hehe.

thanks for the treat! nabundat ako sobra. nice place and sobrang maasikaso ang mga tao jan. good job sa paghanap ng place na 'to.

pero syempre, i enjoyed the experience not only because of the place. as what we always say, it's not the place but who you're with :9

truevali said...

omg.. we so love heat... i love your pictures! happy anniv... :)

Chyng said...

@aina,
hi aina! thanks! excited na din ako sa part2.

@kj,
desserts pinaka-na-enjoy ko!

@dong,
bring your nanay sa HEAT! go go go!

Chyng said...

@gilbert.
allergic ka sa seafood? omg! you're missing a lot! haha

@lance,
super busy mo yta sa CVG at puro FB ka nalang ng-uupdate.

@poot,
thanks dear!

Chyng said...

@ewik,
ako din ginutom! amputs! haha

@almira,
of cors you're familiar to me. lagi kang namemention ni Jamie sa blog nya. Ive been reading her blog even before I started to create mine. thanks!

@fufu,
correct, we should prepare in this kind of lunch. dapat may plano what to eat first. :)

Chyng said...

@juyjuy,
go try it! isama si bf! :D

@xtian,
thanks friend! brgin Rhina here!

@enrico,
next time dapat may phasing para mas matikman naten lahat. im happy nagustuhan mo. you're welcome!


@truevali,
thanks girls! :D

Dhianz said...

saya naman nang surprised moh for him... graveh.. nagutomz akoh... natakam akoh sa tempura... graveh... hmmm.... pasta nilagpasan nyoh... 'la lang.. fave koh kc yon eh... oh yeah kayah palah sexy kah... kc iniiwasan ang sobrang carbs.. ayos... at ayos kc ginutom moh kmeng lahat... lolz... u guyz look great... sige... aabangan naman ang surprise sa iyo ni Enrico moh... Happy Anniv uletz sa inyoh. Godbless! -di

dotep said...

dame nun ah...
sabagay minsan lang naman ang aniv sa isang taon, nabasa ko sa dictionary..

cpsanti said...

homaygath! i want to goooo!

happy anniversary you two! ;-)

CheezeCurlz said...

Great choice, Chyng! EDSA Shang is the best there is when it comes to buffets, before Spirals.

Punta kami ni BF pag may time. May I ask how much dito?

Everlito (ever) Villacruz said...

sige lang enjoy lang...at syempre sarap ng smile!

Allen Yuarata said...

Bakit ba kapag bumibisita ako sa blog mo, nagugutom ako?

Haha. Happy anniversary sa inyo Ate Chyng! I wish you all the best.

rhina said...

chyng...
nasan na ung next entry???
can't wait..hehehe

rhina said...

oooopss..
di q agad nkita comment mo ka xtian..
knopy paste q nga..hehehe
blooming ah..

eliment said...

dami at ganda naman ng photos. ginutom ako sa bandang huli. hehe

happy anniversary sa inyo.

lenj said...

hi! saw your blog through garando.
happy anniversary to you and your enrico.

would like to ask how much should we prepare to fully enjoy our stay in heat. im drooling over your photos! looks so yummy talaga!

thanks in advance! ^__^

Chyng said...

Grabe nakakagutom ang entry na to! Ayoko na balikan pa! haha

Salamat sa lahat ng dumaan at natakam.. (--,)

scrapgurl14 said...

super detailed ang review. galing. will try this nga.

Boffill said...

Parang nakakatuwa naman to. Ang sarap. Magkano naman diyan? :D

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