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Mandarin Buffet - Beware of the 'Dumpling Festival' Trap!!!


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Mandarin Buffet - Beware of the 'Dumpling Festival' Trap!!!

Charles Yu | Feb 6, 2011 01:52 PM

Having no say in the matter ( dictated by kids and majority rule ), once again this CNY, I have to endure another round of pain and suffering at this God forsaken place.!!

This year, they are promoting their 'Dumpling Festival'! Which, IMO is a total joke!!

As most of you know, the best way to get 'stuffed' is to eat and devour 'carbohydrates', be it pastas, pizzas, rice , potatoes and in this case ' thick skin' dumplings!! So, for a 'buffet' to promote dumplings!! NIce money making strategy!!! And the sad thing is, I noticed a lot of people falling into this trap!!

Sure, they have quite a varied selection of these morsels and dipping sauces. Pot stickers, steamed and boiled dumplings in soup with various type of meat, pseudo-seafood and vegetable fillings....etc However, no matter how fancy they present them, dumplings are still dumplings. And their versions are even worse than the 'Asia Legend' thick skin ones!! To a foodie, nothing is worse than bland tasting, thick skinned dumplings with stingy fillings!!

Pricewise??!! One can get them at major Chinese supermarket or Northern Chinese/Shanghainese dumpling outlets at various Chinese malls for....wait for it!! less than $10 per 50+ dumplings!!
10 of these and your stomach will be half full. So, you can do the maths!!

At $23.99 per person, unless one shys away from this ' stomach filling trap', this must be the 'worst value for money deal in town'!!

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