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Of Sheraton’s Shs 60,000 buffet

The Sheraton dessert

The Sheraton dessert

It is an inter-continental buffet, from our own steamed matoke, chapatti and peanut sauce, to Kenya’s beef stew with sukuma wiki, to the Indian mutton rogan joshi, the Italian penne arrabiata and the English roasted vegetables.

It is basically a buffet that has nearly all the meats (except, understandably, pork) and nearly all the vegetables. Even for the pickiest, you will definitely find something somewhere that you like.

At Shs 60,000, it is one of the most expensive buffets at any hotel in the country, but from the varieties in the main course, to the fruit and cake dessert unlimited choices, it feels more or less like value for money.

The fruits are in abundance from apples, oranges, pineapples and grapes to the fresh watermelons and bananas. The only limit will be your stomach, although you are not stopped from carrying some away.

As for the cake desserts, I was spoilt for choice. Like the fruits, the chocolate and cake choices are plenty. From the caramel éclairs, jam crepes, chocolate mousse – they all come in different shapes and designs.

Efforts to ‘punish’ the hotel by eating so much will be as futile as filling a wicker basket with water. The stomach can only take in so much. Matters are not helped by the starter soups.

Not even my usual trick of eating ‘small small’ worked. I was full to the brim.

Devil chicken

The standout for me was the devil chicken. What a tasteless name for such tasteful chicken!

Well, according to chef Shamdin, it’s called the devil chicken because it keeps on inviting [tempting] you for me. And tempt you it does. It tastes something between steamed and deep-fried chicken – half-half.

And that is how it is meant to be because it was prepared with more than 10 items.

fkisakye@observer.ug

Comments

0 #1 Franklin 2018-12-10 10:47
I can smell the scent of this buffet all the way from Australia!
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-1 #2 WADADA rogers 2018-12-10 18:12
For some of us who are a little bit conservative, i would use the 60,000/= to buy a bunch of matooke, a kilo of mean, cooking oil, onions and tomatoes, three Kgs of rice, three liters of milk. a pine up and water melon and go home to enjoy with my portable family of 6 people and even leave some of the food for dinner.

I know it is good to spoil one's self once in a while but at 60k, i would rather go to a kafunda.
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0 #3 wilson 2018-12-11 10:10
Imagine!
When I started going to Sheraton buffet some years back it was about U.Shs 25,000. Now it's U.Shs.60,000!!

OK, inflation happens, but if there's 3 of you that's already U.Shs.180,000 and without drinks.....and I think Serena is even more expensive.

You either have to be very well off to partake or else you are a tourist who doesn't blink at the price because you changed your dollars...
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0 #4 Rome 2018-12-11 10:25
Quoting WADADA rogers:
For some of us who are a little bit conservative, i would use the 60,000/= to buy a bunch of matooke, a kilo of mean, cooking oil, onions and tomatoes, three Kgs of rice, three liters of milk. a pine up and water melon and go home to enjoy with my portable family of 6 people and even leave some of the food for dinner.

I know it is good to spoil one's self once in a while but at 60k, i would rather go to a kafunda.

same idea crossed my mind
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0 #5 Moyini 2018-12-13 18:02
For some of us who don't have the opportunity to steal public fund surely how will you risk this, because 60K can keep a family of 4 for a week.

we pray to God for those who have nothing to eat tonight so that what falls from this high table will be good enough for ordinary Ugandan citizen - Amen.
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