Came with a friend for dinner after hearing several good reviews about it from other friends.Appetizers:
A range of pre-made salads
of different cuisines, including Spanish chorizo salad, German potato salad (but not warm), and Italian zucchini salad. You can also make your own salad with different raw vegetables and dressings.
to choose from every day; one Chinese and one western. I tried the Hungarian goulash with a small piece of wholegrain baguette, among one of the 4 different types of bread in the bread baske
t by the carvery. Perhaps the bread would be better if it wasn't placed directly under the very bright light, which may have dried them out!Chilled seafood
was served next to the salads - I had two types of crabs, and the Alaskan (white with red spots) was definitely better than the Canadian; the meat was much more moist with much umami; whereas the Canadian was dry, rough and lacked flavor. Seafood overall was very fresh.
and smoked mea
t platter was also on display, with smoked trout, tuna etc. The marinated smoked salmon (pictured) was fatty and just savory enough.Sushi and sashimi bar
sushi, including raw jumbo scallops, grilled eel (unagi), and pickeled mackerel (saba); sashimi bar had lots of choices. Meats were fresh; my favorite was the raw jumbo scallop sushi.
Yangzhou fried rice, stir-fried crabs with garlic bulbs and ginger, stir fried scallops; all of which were good. - scallops were big and juicy; seafood was cooked just right
so the meat is juicy, had a good mouth feel, not tough; the stir-fries were not greasy at all.
A noodle bar
with a choice of leafy greens, noodles, and proteins like shrimp, house-made wontons, fish and pork balls. I recommend the wonton
, which had plump shrimps, tender pork, and soft cuttlefish paste. Served in a choice of spicy or chicken broth.
Two Indian curries - one vegetarian, with lentils and potatoes, one with duck - was served with freshly-fried (looks like it) papadums, and a very wet tandoori chicken (with lots of sauce)
European dishes: chicken cordon bleu, cream sauce pasta (with meat) and seafood florentine
: I only had the seafood florentine, and really enjoyed the cream-based sauce with the spinach and fresh (not canned!) straw mushrooms. The seafood however was a bit tpough perhaps from overcooking, as it was a baked dish; perhaps it's been cooked twice; which is also a reason why I hardly ever bake seafood.Made-to-order crustacean
counter had mussels, venus clams and conch. I ordered conch and they gave a very generous portion; it was a bit disappointing as the conch was very tough and tasted very bland.
They also offer raw oysters but you need to ask for them. They offered me one, and as you can tell form the picture it was very small.; I didn't bother ordering any more. But it tasted fresh.
Given the limited space, the dessert ba
r actually took up a sizeable part of the buffet. 3 different cakes were prepared,; the chestnut was among the best. Different puddings, tarts were also laid out; I enjoyed the steamed egg white
which was very rich and creamy, and just sweet enough. My favorite part of the dessert bar was the ice cream
counter which serves Movenpick
ice cream (my favorite brand the world over); with lots of choices - other than vanilla chocolate and strawberry, maple walnut, caramel, stracciatella (chocolate chips) and 2 sorbets were also available, with toppings like chopped oreos, m&ms and mini marshmallows for you to garnish.
Service was good - staff was polite and fast but it took them some time to get the bill.
Seating is very comfortable
albeit a bit cramped. The whole area is actually quite big (I think it takes up the entire floor) but the buffet tables are cramped.
At this price the quality overall is better than expected
. A good buffet in a convenient location.
House-made 3 meat wonton
Wine-poached conch and mussels
Marinated smoked salmon with capers
cold green tea noodles
Ginger spring onion stir-fried crab
Movenpick ice cream :)
desserts,stir fried crab,seafood florentine
Table Wait Time: 0 minute(s)
Spending per head: Approximately HKD300Other Ratings:
Value for Money 4