The Buffet, River Rock Casino, Richmond

Ben had taken a few days off to clear his leave at the end of summer. Since we are on “staycation”, we decided to indulge a little for breakfast.

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Ben and I had an early breakfast on a weekday at The Buffet in River Rock Casino.

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Prices had gone up a little since our last visit.

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The server asked us if we wanted to be near the window or the food, we opted for the window. It was a gloomy and rainy morning.

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Coffee is a must for breakfast for me. The coffee here is not bad.

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I started off with some western style breakfast; grilled vegetables, bacon, sausage, scrambled egg with cheese and hash brown. Continue reading

Buffet Lunch at Tibisti Grill on Victoria Dr, Vancouver

On a Friday afternoon, Ben came home to pick up an old notebook to return to the office. I accompanied him and we had lunch on the way.

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It’s been a long while since we had Lebanese food. We stopped at Tibisti Grill to have the lunch buffet.

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It looks like Tibisti Grill had a face lift. It looks better now.

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I started off with some salad and appetizers. Continue reading

Golden Corral in Marsville, WA

Ben drove down to Seattle to pick up Arkensen after the Dota International Event was over.

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On the way home, we stopped by Golden Corral Buffet & Grill to have lunch. It’s been a long while since we had a buffet meal.

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Here are some of the food we tried, onion rings, meat loaf and slider.

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Cheese scone, deep fried fish filet and fries.

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Fried chicken and potato chips. The potato chips were very salty. Continue reading

Breakfast at River Rock Buffet, Richmond

Ben and I went to the Richmond Costco to get the tires replaced. There is no appointment booking for the tire service. We were advised to go earlier, before the center opens at 8:00AM.

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We went out before 7:30AM that morning and we were greeted with a great sunrise. There were already a few people in line. After we dropped off our key for the service, we went to look for a place for breakfast on foot. Ben suggested Kongee King or Buffet at the River Rock Casino.

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We settled with the Buffet at River Rock because we thought we can spent more time there.

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The place is spacious.

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Ben asked for a table with the view of the water.

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Candies decor at the buffet area.

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Here are some of the food that we had. Egg Benedict with taters. The taters were buttery. Continue reading

Old Country Buffet, 200th Street SW,WA

After dropping Arkensen at the airbnb place, we continued our journey home.

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We stopped at Old Country Buffet on 200th Street NW to have a late lunch. The strip mall where the Old Country Buffet is located was so quiet. The car park was pretty empty.

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This Old Country Buffet has a large sitting area; definitely bigger than the one in Bellingham.

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Ben started with fried chicken, roast chicken, roast beef and steamed corn. I tasted some roast beef from Ben’s plate and it was rather dry.

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I started off with a chicken pot pie, fried and roast chicken. They were all pretty good. Continue reading

Wonderful Buffet in Bellingham

It’s one of the Saturday that we went across the border for some shopping. Ben was craving for the baby back ribs from Costco while Nanzaro wanted a pair of new shoes. We only headed out at 3pm when the border wait was less than 30 minutes. I also heard from the news that the US government’s budget cut will include the border security. Anticipating longer wait when this takes effect.

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We decided to try out Wonderful Buffet for dinner. This is our first time here. If I remembered correctly, it’s $11.95 per person, drinks extra.

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The buffet mostly comprises of Chinese food with a Japanese sushi bar. Here are some of the food we had; fried noodles, various shrimp dishes, fried calamari, fried chicken, etc. The roast beef did not look appetizing. Moreover, there was no one there to do the slicing. We had to slice it ourselves and it did not look pretty.

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This had to be my plate as it had vegetables in it. Continue reading

Breakfast at Old Country Buffet in Bellis Fair, Bellingham

With the new allowance for cross border shopping, the line up at the border crossing is expected to be longer.

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It was not as bad as we thought as there were many lanes opened.

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We stopped at Old Country Buffet for breakfast before our shopping spree since it was still early and some shops were not opened yet. The above was Ben’s first helping which was protein laden.

I can’t recall what was the exact price for the buffet breakfast; it’s less than USD6 and USD2 for drinks. If you do not want the drink option, they will give you a glass for water.

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My first plate was a balance of protein and carbo.

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Nanzaro’s choice was strictly protein. Oh! wait, there was some rice underneath the omelette. Continue reading

Himalaya Restaurant on No. 5 Road, Richmond

Arkensen and Nanzaro wanted Indian food on a weekend dine out. Arkensen even volunteered to drive us to the restaurant.

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We went to Himalaya Restaurant at No. 5 Road and Cambie.

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We came for the All You Can Eat Buffet which is $12 per person. Himalaya Restaurant also sells a wide range of Indian sweets. This restaurant seats about 70.

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If all you can eat is not your forte, you can order from the menu too. You can click on the menu to have a larger view.

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I have never seen so much Indian sweets being offered on the buffet tables before.

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Gulap Jamun is the most common Indian sweets offered in most All You Can Eat Indian buffet.

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Above are some of the items offered on the buffet tables which include meat curries, vegetarian dishes, tidbits, etc. You can click on the photos to have a larger view. Continue reading

Super Buffet on Meridian St., Bellingham, WA

Ben went to US for shopping again. This time he was looking for the Canon S100 camera. He thought it would be cheaper in US. However, both Best Buys in Bellingham and Burlington ran out of stock that day. It is a popular new toy.

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When it’s time for lunch, Nanzaro insisted to have buffet which both Ben and I were reluctant to. Buffet seems to be the by gone days for us. We came across a banner of a new buffet grand opening on Meridian Street. So, for Nanzaro’s sake, we went to check it out. Apparently, this new Super Buffet took over a previous Asian buffet restaurant that we had been before.

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Weekend prices are not cheap. It is $13.99 all day; which is also the weekday dinner price. Lunch on weekday is cheaper at $8.99. There were quite a lot of items to choose from; from sushi to Chinese dishes, cold seafood, salad, dessert, etc.

The above was my first plate.

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Nanzaro loves the Mongolian grill here. He simply like the idea that … Continue reading

Eagles Buffet in Tulalip Casino, WA

You know where are some of the best places to have buffets? It’s the casinos. In our vacations, we always seek out casinos if we wanted buffet. (Wanted to say that we do NOT gamble … we just like their cheap buffets).

There is a good one in Marysville/Tulalip area. It’s on the same stretch where the Walmart Supercenter and the Seattle Premium Outlet is. You might have guessed that the name Tulalip refers to the bands of native Americans (in Canada we call them First Nations).

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The Eagles Buffet at the Tulalip Casino is the best buffet we had ever been to in the Washington state. It was busy the weekend we were there. There were a lot of British Columbians too … as a matter of fact, I meet two separate friends there.

The queue was quite long but takes only 10 minutes for us to get a table. Sunday Brunch prices were $15 per adult.

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Arkensen and I went straight to the carving station. We asked for an extra thick cut of the prime roast. This brings us back to the memories of the TEN buffets that we had over on our summer vacation this year.

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The fried chicken was crunchy but the piece is so big. They should make smaller pieces for buffets. This is so big that it’s like half a meal already.

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