At 428RMB+ per person, Chefle Hote's buffet is in the higher price range for buffets in this city, and it presents a lavish spread of international delights to match. Starting with the seafood station, the Gillardeau oysters were large, fresh and still brimming with their natural liquid. Eat just four of these and you will already reach the price of entry. For their sushi, the rice is for once not a cold, dry and tasteless afterthought. Here the sushi rice is soft and sticky with distinct individual grains. The aburi (flame-torched) salmon nigiri was quite nice. The poached prawns were plump, sweet and succulent. At the fish and chips station were resting crispy battered fish and potato wedges. You’ll also find grilled oysters, scallops and sardines.
Continuing over the cold meats and marinated Chinese cold dishes, we turned our attention to the Chinese BBQ meats. You can order Beijing duck and the chef will slice pieces of meat from the duck and wrap it with scallions, cucumber and sauce for you. Then the steamed dim sum, cooked meats, vegetables and steaks section stretched further on beyond the limits of our stomach.
You’ll be spoiled for choice at the dessert station with ice cream, chocolate fountain, crème brulee, tarts, cakes, chocolate eclairs and even cotton candy.
The best part about the buffet (besides the Gillardeau oysters) is that free flow Chilean red and white wines, fresh squeezed juices, soft drinks, Paulaner and Tiger beers are all laid out at the buffet. This is an extravagant touch because most buffets only include one free drink in the price.
From 5:30pm to 9:30pm, only available from Friday to Sunday at the moment.