5 Star China: holding its own

Published 10:13 am Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Monday’s visit to 5 Star China included a variety of pleasures. First off, I tried my luck with a sit-down restaurant during all of the bad weather that we were having at the time. The rain was coming down so hard that I couldn’t see in front of me, but the restaurant still seemed quite busy from the looks of it. I waded through all of the parking lot water and made my way through a dry front door and to the counter to wait to be seated. I noticed that when I went through the door that they didn’t even bother to put up a wet flood sign, which was not needed, because they had the floor dried and clean, in spite of the weather. It was no time before the hostess took me to my seat, and then the waitress asked me for my drink order. Once she done that, I made my way to the buffet bar.

Standing at the end of the buffet bar, I could see all of the varieties of dishes in front of me, all steaming hot and ready to be dipped onto my plate. I made my way around the bar, dipping small amount of nearly all of the available dishes. I wanted to get a wide variety of flavor and man was it delicious. I filled my plate with Lo Mien noodles, fried rice, chicken, vegetables, potatoes and more. I made my way back to my table to a fresh cold glass of ice tea. All of the dishes were cooked to perfection and presented very well. When I cleaned my first plate, I decided to take advantage of the all you can eat buffet and I fixed another plate. This time around, I selected different items than before, with a much small amount as well. I didn’t want to over indulge so I fixed a half of a plate. This selection of food was just as delicious as before and once I was finished with this plate, I had enough. I didn’t even leave room for desert.

An all you can eat buffet is usually not the way that I like to go, because the food is generally hard from sitting in the pans for hours, doesn’t taste well because it is overcooked, and hardly ever is there a good variety. With 5 Star China, I got fresh, hot, and delicious food. The variety was endless and I got all of this for just $7. I will definitely be dining at 5 Star China again.

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