Chinese dim sum buffet from Yangtze River

This is a great idea. Adding a traditional Chinese buffet with unlimited dim sum for about $16 per adult should be a major hit. I love the idea of this and really wanted to like this place. However, the dim sum is not very good. It comes out hot and fresh on a cart like in Chinatown but the taste is FAR from Chinatown quality. Hei La Moon in Chinatown blows away this place in tastes. But again, you’re paying $16 for Chinese and dim sum buffet…what do you expect?

The dim sum comes out in much smaller sizes than traditional dim sum in Chinatown. Check out the pics.

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Here are some other random pics from this place.

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Beijing Tokyo

The best thing this place makes is the General Gau chicken. They also sell other Chinese food and sushi as well. Beware of their delivery guy who usually insists on a good tip. He will call you out of he is not satisfied. I hate that about this place. Otherwise the general gau is good.

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The first appetizer with A lunch plate
is a dollar.

Shrimp with lobster sauce:

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Muqueca Brazilian restaurant

The food turned out a lot better than I thought it would. They specialize in stew that appears to come out in a hot pot…except the pot is not hot.

There are too many varieties to list but the notables are dry meat mix and the seafood mix. The prices on the menu seem reasonable enough but beware. What felt like a $200 meal came out to $440!! It’s not just me being cheap either, everyone else in the party was shocked. It was nice to try once but I can’t see us coming back here as a large group again.

The food was tasty. Everything came with beans and then more beans on the side. I wonder if they gave us these involuntarily to stuff the bill, cause damn did we have a crap load of beans on the table. There was also fried plantain with greens and what appears to be a slices orange. I don’t remember us ordering it but they said it came with our orders (maybe this is why the bill was absurdly high).

For service, the staff were friendly, when they tended to you. We started with drinks but one friend of mine had to ask for a coke 4 times and it didn’t come till we were into our main meal. They claimed the fountain drink thing had to be replaced…but we waited a very long time and had to ask multiple times as it felt they forgot about it.

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I may have been too harsh on the place. These pictures are pretty much everything we got. The food is not bad. Everyone raves about the desserts, actually. The dollar to value is just severely lacking. At least that’s the consensus by everyone when we finished the meal.

Maki of Japan Chicken Teriyaki

I love chicken teriyaki at the mall. I usually do double chicken (they never really give you double the meat!) and extra sauce. The plate with double meat and white rice with the default veggies cost just under $10, including tax. This should feed two adults or one hungry man. FYI: the following picture is not the double meat portion. This is a single/regular portion with extra sauce.

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The guy behind me ordered an entree from their hot buffet selection and he laughed when he saw the portions they gave him. I looked at it and agree they are quite stingy with the food.

One tip if you are eating at the Burlington Mall food court…buy your fountain drink from Chick-fil-a. This place gives free refills!! Beware though, Chick-fil-a is super busy. Their food is yummy too.