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Old 09-19-2011, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Chinese buffets are usually a crap shoot, you either get so so food or awful food. One place served some weird thing, looked like pig testicles in sauce. We called it "ba in sa".

The collection of "Chinese" food is so eclectic, french fries, fried dough, tapioca pudding?! But the usual stir fried rice and sweet and sour pork is usually a safe bet. Saty away from any unidentifable foods in sauce!
there is something about Chinese or any Asian food on a buffet, it normally just doesn't cut it. I have had a couple that were above par, but that is all. Of course I am not a huge buffet lover anyway as I have said before. I agree fried rice is a good bet, but sometimes it is just that, fried rice and not much of anything else. As for things like french fries etc, when I see that I know it isn't an authentic Asian restaurant.

to me, the people who enjoy buffets, even in Vegas probably are not the type that enjoy gourmet foods. We have eaten at most of the Vegas buffets, the only one that I think is worth the money is: the Sunday brunch at the Circus Circus steak house (if it is still there, we haven't been to Vegas since 2008)

NIta
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Old 09-19-2011, 02:04 PM
 
Location: where you sip the tea of the breasts of the spinsters of Utica
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I think the Asian buffets here in California must be different from other states ..... do you get the kind with an illegal who will stir fry to order in front of you? I think that's great if you don't want too sweet a sauce, most of the pre-made stir-fried stuff has too much sugar, I just have him add a little hot sauce, bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, and maybe ginger sauce if chicken. Love anything with beef strips. One place I went to had a huge bowl of jumbo shrimp on ice, I went to town on that for a large appetizer.

Funny how they're all dusty and dirty on the outside of the building, but attractive and clean inside.
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Old 09-19-2011, 07:44 PM
 
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I go to buffets all the time, one of my favorites is a Japanese seafood buffet , I like the variety

they have sushi / sashimi / tempura / seaweed salad & more , plus Chinese hot foods, soups, dim sum, etc

Indian buffets & Himililayan / Nepalanese buffets

Afghan food buffets

I like to try international food buffets so I can sample a little bit of everything
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Old 09-19-2011, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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This. Hometown Buffet is probably what the OP reviewer went to. It has bland, overcooked food that would be easily digestible by older people. It doesn't really taste like good old-fashioned food though, more like things a food chemist designed - the mashed potatoes taste like standard instant and the gravy like it came out of industrial-sized cans. Most of the food tastes pre-fab. Not bad, nor good, but inoffensive.

The cheapest Asian buffets I've ever been to, even the ones that cost less than $10, have been very, very good if there's a large selection. I don't know how they manage to stay in business with the variety and the large amount of seafood - I think they have indentured staff from China that they pay less than minimum wage (yes, they get busted for doing that sometimes), that's the only way I can see how they'd do it.

It's definitely cooked by chefs, you can't get crispy stir-fried veggies from a can.

People used to say that the meat in Chinese food was actually just stray pets and roadkill ...... maybe the pork, but for the rest of it I've never eaten roadkill that tasted that good!
Agreed about the cheap chinese buffets.

I have been to some Chinese buffets in California............wow, 10 bucks and the food is incredible, huge variety................how do they do it?????
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Old 09-19-2011, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Niagara Falls ON.
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By the way, that casino/truck stop is in Crowley, LA.

The good part about most buffets is that the operators will generally let you take a look at the buffet line before you go for it.
I'll tell you just how good that buffet was. Here I am In Niagara Falls and I would drive all the way to Crowley LA just to get me some of that Cajun food again. You can't get any of it around these parts.

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Old 09-19-2011, 09:41 PM
 
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My daughter refuses to eat at Golden Corral, she states everyone who eats there is obese. Pass the Mac N Cheese!
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Old 09-19-2011, 11:15 PM
 
Location: where you sip the tea of the breasts of the spinsters of Utica
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I go to buffets all the time, one of my favorites is a Japanese seafood buffet , I like the variety

they have sushi / sashimi / tempura / seaweed salad & more , plus Chinese hot foods, soups, dim sum, etc

Indian buffets & Himililayan / Nepalanese buffets

Afghan food buffets

I like to try international food buffets so I can sample a little bit of everything
AFGHAN buffets? Nepalese? Where did you find those? I'll bet you live in LA or NYC. Just let me know where, and I'll be there yesterday.
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Old 09-20-2011, 12:45 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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The Sweet Tomato is really good. Lots of healthy choices, fresh food, non-fat frozen yogurt, sugar free desserts and yummy soups. And not that many old people, because it's hard for them to chew salad. (jk!)

But they serve dinner for seniors at 3 pm, so they're out of the way when you get there. Just don't go there on a weekend afternoon. Because it's over run with kids and teenagers after their soccer and volley ball games. And they eat all of the candy sprinkles.
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Old 09-20-2011, 10:16 AM
 
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I once went to an Indian food buffet, I don't know much about Indian food, but this was the worst food I ever ate in my life. I won't judge Indian food by this buffet...but it was horrible. It all looked like green baby muck, or brown muck. Even the rice was bad. How can anyone mess up rice?
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Old 09-20-2011, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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My daughter refuses to eat at Golden Corral, she states everyone who eats there is obese. Pass the Mac N Cheese!
that's funny, my deceased mother in law, who was anything but obese and most of her family (the same, thin to normal) love Golden Corral. How old is your daughter?

Nita
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