The Chinese Buffet – Not for MeeThere’s a reason why The Chinese Quest doesn’t review Chinese Buffets. It’s just not the experience that we’re after. That’s not to say that there isn’t a place for Chinese Buffets. But, we specialize in sit-down, purely authentic, Chinese restaurants. At least that’s our Quest. To find the best Chinese restaurants on Long Island and New York City.
That said, we can see why some people love to go to Chinese buffets. You get to try hundreds of different dishes, and dishes that you might not normally try. If you don’t like what you try, you don’t have to finish it. You can just go get a fresh plate and fill it all up with something else. And you can eat as much as you want!
When you sit down for dinner at a Chinese restaurant you’re usually “limited” to one entree per person. And only if you’re with nice people will they share. If they don’t share, then clearly they don’t care.
If you’re really craving some Chinese food and you can’t even be bothered to wait to be seated, place your order, and then wait for your meal to arrive, a Chinese buffet is a sure fire way to speed things up…
But all it does is slow me down. I can’t stand getting that bloated feeling from eating too much food. And I feel that if you’re paying a fixed priced, you really want to get your money’s worth. So, of course you have to help yourself to more and more, just because. In that respect, Chinese buffets have a lot of Jew Appeal. You can be the big Macha. “I’ll have some this; Bring me more of that; Chop! Chop!”
Look what it did to this guy:
Do you know any Chinese buffets that MIGHT be Chinese Quest worthy?
Humbly submitted for your consumption,
—Mee Magnum (“Chop! Chop!”)