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Old June 6th, 2003, 06:27 PM
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I just came back from eating at a fabulous Chinese food buffet....As I was perusing the chow line, of course CRUISING popped into my head Doesn't that happen to everyone? So here is the topic...First, do you even LIKE buffets? some are set up so it makes navigating difficult...Whats the one thing you would NEVER even consider eating?..Lastly, if you could create your own buffet, what delicious morsels .would you choose to set forth on this extravaganza...Oh one more thing....I like to be able to take my own food....I don't want to say, CAN I have some MORE please !!! How about you?
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Old June 6th, 2003, 08:04 PM
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Trip? Are you kidding? I love chinese buffets. General Z' s chicken is the best. ;-)

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Old June 6th, 2003, 08:35 PM
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While I too like self serve buffets......I have come to the realization that others on this planet have NO CLUE!!! How many times have you seen someone sneeze, wipe their hands on their pants leg and then pick up a seving utensil or touch a door knob, or hold on to a hand railing, etc? Or cough and do the same thing? Or go to the bathroom and not wash their hands? Anything they touch later is contaminated! I would rather be embarassed asking for "more" than follow someone who I don't know and had no idea where their hands were before they got into the self serve buffet line. jmho

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I love buffets, but my #1 pet peeve is, they never seem to label anything! I don't wanna risk eating something "fishy" (I am NOT a seafood lover), and sometimes it's hard to tell what something is without a label!

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Old June 6th, 2003, 09:13 PM
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I agree that i hate when they don't label the food on buffets
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Old June 7th, 2003, 02:28 AM
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I agree with the hand problems. That is the down side to buffets. Maybe they could introduce sterile wipes at the beginning of the queue. I do love a well organised buffet.
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Old June 7th, 2003, 05:34 AM
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Yes! Yes! I love a good Chinese buffet. I'm lucky to have a great Buffet close to my work.
Try to go there at least once a week.

I hear that the Conquest has a good Chinese place also. I doubt its a buffet,but I still would like to try it out. Has anybody tried it out? Please let me know. Thanks

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I use to love buffets! I even like buffet in a hospital. Then a month ago I got this horrible sickness 2 days after the buffet.....and now I am scared to death to eat at any! I was sick for almost two weeks and the doc said it was probably from the buffet!

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I'm not that crazy about buffets. However, this past week a total of six of us went to a chinese restaurant. all ordered something different and then shared. So it was sort of a chinese buffet.

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Love buffets but say a little silent prayer over everything I eat out because I am very aware of all the germs out there. Denise

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I like chinese food also..but the best for me would be a german buffet with all the goodies from Germany.....Ah I am home sick again I guess

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I am not a fan of buffets. But we did eat at a really cool one last week at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, called "Boma: the Flavors of Africa." It had very interesting African food and was all fresh and delicious. Definitely worth going to even if you don't like buffets.

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Yechhhhhh! A buffet? Re-used food from yesterday's buffet? NO WAY!

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I think it's interesting how the language has evolved. "Buffet" is now in universal use because it has an upscale connotation.

You almost never hear the old word anymore, which of course is "Cafeteria." I intentionally use it aboard ships sometimes just to see people's reaction. . .

"I'm going to grab a bite in the cafeteria on deck 10."

"That's not a cafeteria, it's a buffet!"

Sort of like the old joke: "That's not a woman, that's my wife."

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Oh, I'm a fool for Buffet's! I love the variety! I'm also lucky to have weak eyesight and a strong stomach!

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Old June 9th, 2003, 05:21 PM
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I love buffets but know they can be risky! I don't mind if someone serves me rather than me taking my own.

The best Chinese buffet I've been to happens to be by my sisters in Upper Michigan, which seems kind of odd to me, but then you can get to Escanaba by plane so a Chinese Buffet shouldn't surprise me! :-)

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