Category Archives: AYCE

Mongo Bongo Mongolian Grill

Mongo Bongo is a popular Mongolian Grill style restaurant located near 6th and 6th in New Westminster.  The interesting thing about “Mongolian Grill” style restaurants that serve stir-fried meats on large open grills is that it really has nothing to do with Mongolia or their food.  Instead, it’s based on a concept started in Taiwan (similar to Japanese teppanyaki) and attributed with the term “Mongolian” with a colourful backstory to enhance the marketing.  Read the rest of this entry


C-Lovers (North Van) – AYCE Fish & Chips

The May long weekend usually serves as the unofficial start of summer in the Lower Mainland (regardless of whether or not the weather cooperates).  One of the classic summertime dishes is fish & chips.  Read the rest of this entry

Saffron Indian Cuisine

To eat AYCE or not to eat AYCE… that is the question.  While you could order off of the à la carte menu, the buffet is a better deal and you get to have a variety of dishes. Read the rest of this entry

Thai House (Fairview) – All You Can Eat Thai Food

Although we like the Thai House, we haven’t been back to this particular location for a long time.  In fact, this was the first Thai restaurant that we’ve ever tried (all the way back in the late 80’s).  If you’ve ever been to the Thai House, you know that they have a fairly extensive menu.  I remember being surprised on our first visit when the waiter knew each dish by number and took the orders at our table all by memory and got it all right (and we had a big group of people with us). Read the rest of this entry

Bacchanal Buffet (Las Vegas – Caesars Palace)

A visit to Las Vegas wouldn’t be complete without trying out one of the buffets.  Don’t let the pricetag dissuade you, compared to many of the high-end restaurants on The Strip, casino buffets tend to be a bargain… especially when you consider what you get for your buck.

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The Buffet at the River Rock – Memphis BBQ Nights

It’s been a long, long time since we’ve been on vacation and enjoyed a true Vegas-style casino buffet.  The Buffet at the River Rock actually has theme nights and every Thursday is Memphis BBQ Nights for $24.95. Read the rest of this entry

Kyung Bok Palace

I remember coming to Kyung Bok Palace many years ago but haven’t been back for a while.  Back in the day (I’m guessing when it first opened) it was quite a busy AYCE joint as there were long line ups for dinner.  At one point, I thought they had closed down but it looks like they are still kicking around.  Read the rest of this entry

Griffins – Dessert Buffet

As I mentioned on our post on Hapa Izakaya, we weren’t completely satiated so we decided to walk up to Griffins in the Hotel Vancouver for their famous dessert buffet. Read the rest of this entry

The Buffet at River Rock – Unlimited Chocolate Covered Bacon

The Buffet at River Rock is a sprawling 260 seat restaurant located on the 2nd floor above the River Rock Casino in Richmond… gotta love the spiral escalator – reminds me of the one they have at Caesar’s Palace in Vegas.  Read the rest of this entry

Eagles Buffet (Tulalip)

There really is nothing like a Vegas casino buffet but what do you do when you simply don’t have the time (or money) to make it to Sin City?  Fortunately, Tulalip is a pretty close drive from Vancouver and they happen to have a buffet in their casino.  While not on par with a Vegas casino, it’s not bad either and they have a pretty varied selection of food. Read the rest of this entry

Szechuan Chongqing (Broadway) – 30th Anniversary AYCE Tasting Menu

I’m a little confused that Szechuan Chongqing is having a “30th Anniversary” considering their website says that they opened in 1983.  Perhaps it has to do with the Chinese tradition of starting the birthday age count at one instead of zero (a newborn is said to start at 1 year old). Read the rest of this entry

Reflect Social Dining + Lounge

The Sunday Brunch at Reflect Social Dining + Lounge is one of our favourites for the sheer amount of variety that you get with your meal.  The price is a bit expensive at $32.95 per person but it does include champagne mimosas.  Read the rest of this entry