Are you the type to read ‘All-You-Can-Eat Buffet’ and think challenge accepted? Then odds are you have a good routine for facing the buffet table.
Amateur buffet goers stand out in the line, as they stare bleary eyed at the array of delicious food on offer, mouth-watering, palms sweating, as they cling to their empty plate, unsure where to start.
If you’re one of these poor newcomers to the world of the All-You-Can-Eat buffet, then take note; here we are going to share the tricks to getting the best experience at your next buffet:
- Peruse: Don’t head blindly for the first dish that catches your eye – take a walk around and check out the array of food on offer. Lift a few steam tray lids, you never know what you might find under each one. Don’t head straight for the carbs, they’ll just make you feel bloated and unable to sample some more exciting tastes.
- Drinks: Steer clear of those sugary fizzy drinks, they’re extra carbs that will fill you up and cost extra on top of your meal. Save your pop for the end of the meal.
- Sample Plate: If nothing is jumping out at you, fill a plate with small portions of as much as you can for the whole table to sample. This way you can find what you like and what you don’t like before committing to a larger portion.
- Staggering Trips: No need to be polite and wait for those slow eaters. Everyone eats at their own pace, so when you’re ready to go – go! This is a good way of being each other’s eyes and ears – what’s new, what’s fresh, what isn’t so fresh.
- The Perfect Plate: Find where the large dinner plates are stored so you aren’t rushing back and forth with a salad plate.
With these tips in your back pocket and your own personal experiences, you will soon be able to master the art of the buffet. Check out everyone’s favourite Halal restaurant, Manchester based Royal Nawaab’s Pakistani buffet is the best place to test out your newly learnt skills.