Happy Holidays everyone :) I hope everyone had a great Christmas with family and friends~ I sure had a wonderful Xmas with Mr Bao :) where we had a massive buffet dinner on Christmas Eve then watched Breaking Dawn Part 1 (I’m a die-hard Twilight fan!)
It’s been a tradition of Mr Bao and I to have a nice buffet dinner every Christmas eve and we usually book a table 2 weeks in advance…but this year it was crazy! We called 3 weeks before Xmas yet more than 80% of the places we called were already full >_< so I admit Cafe Kool wasn’t our first choice, and the reviews weren’t great either but we decided to give it a go :) and it wasn’t too disappointing yay!
Being a buffet it had a wide range of dishes for us to choose from ranging from freash seafood, sashimi through to Indian and Chinese dishes :) will go through each type with you briefly ~
We started with a few seafood dishes :) I particularly liked the Salmon sashimi really fresh, while Mr Bao really liked the scallops dunno why…I’m simply not a fan hehe the cooked seafood was good, but I don’t think the prawns were the best… the meat was a little powdery.
We then went on to trying all the other dishes ~ I’m not a big fan of Indian food but the tandoori chicken was quite nice, the prawns were once again a disappointment >_< it didn’t seem very fresh… the Chinese dishes were alright nothing special. Mr Bao and I liked the seafood soup full of flavour ~
Then out of no where Mr Bao come back to the table with a bowl of congee and some shanghai dumplings (小龍飽）hahaha I thought it was a little strange to have congee at a buffet…but Mr Bao was really impressed that you were able to put whatever ingredients you wanted so he decided to put – peanuts, salted duck eggs (鹹蛋）and fish. I thought it tasted a little bland but Mr Bao really enjoyed it so I wasn’t going to argue with him hehe
Now to the best part DESSERTS!!!
I had such a hard time choosing what I wanted so…I got one of everything HAHAHA :)
Started off with a chocolate molten cake – simply divine, then the mango tiramisu on the right – not bad would have been better with an extra shot of coffee, then at the back we had the almond tart and orange chocolate truffle cake both good nothing too exciting :(
Then we tried all the other desserts – creme brulee, mango agar agar pudding, chocolate chestnut ball, raspberry meringue, raspberry log cake, pineapple and coconut log cake, chocolate brownie, tomato coco cup and the last but not least new york cheesecake :)
My favourite would have to be the chocolate motel cake and the new york cheesecake! It had the right flavours and texture~ YUM! While my least favourites would be the chestnut chocolate ball as you couldn’t really taste the chestnut and the tomato cup was just so wrong lol it was like having a dessert made out of that V8 vegetable drink!
Oh how could I forget, they also had ice-cream where you can add whatever lollies you wanted by smashing it in the ice-cream, just like how they do it at Cold Rock :) they had four different ice-cream flavours to choose from – chocolate, vanilla, coconut and red bean. Mr Bao and I had chocolate ice-cream with gummy bears really weird and red bean ice-cream with chocolate chips…different but nice.
The buffet dinner cost $858 (HKD) plus 10% service charge per head which is about $120 (AUD) depending on the exchange rate, even though Mr Bao and I had a great time and enjoyed the food, we’ve had better buffets elsewhere, with better food and more importantly better desserts :)
Hope you all had a safe and fun Christmas!!
PS. All pictures were taken from my new camera ~ I hope they’re a lot better than before, but if anyone has any tips or hints they can give me on taking good food photos please leave me a comment! THANKS a bunch xox