Posted on 12 / 01 / 2012
We happened to stay at a hotel within walking distance of this place, so coming here was a no-brainer. The buffet was priced at 65 RMB per person for dinner which included a spicy or non-spicy hotpot of choice. You can also order a la carte if you so wish.
The buffet variety was truly impressive. There were freshly made fruit juices, congees, soups, all kinds of cold/hot dishes, a hotpot station, a salad bar, a dim sum station and various desserts. Food was mostly Chinese-style, not much western except for the dessert cakes and ice-cream. No MSG was used as confirmed by the restaurant and almost no trace of eggs/dairy apart from the desserts I guess. It was really light in fake meats as well, but instead lots of mushrooms, veggies and tofu stuff. I did find some dishes too greasy for my liking. However, that was typical and sadly unavoidable when eating out in China. They didn't seem fast enough on refilling either, but then again it seemed a pretty slow evening so maybe they rather let the food run low than have leftovers go to waste. Also most of the dish labels were in Chinese, so for those that don't know the language, you'll just have to go with your gut.
The restaurant was clean and spacious, although the atmosphere could use some livening up. They also sell groceries and organically grown vegetables from their own farm in a small corner by the entrance. All in all, an excellent place!
great value, variety, no MSG
slow on refilling