Welcoming the Year of the Dragon with Imperial Buffet.
I do love Chinese food. But won't insult anyone by posting a recipe that smacks of Canadian ideals of what we believe Asian food really is. Instead I will share a short review for Imperial Buffet, our very favourite restaurant to eat at year round. If you live anywhere near or are traveling to the Greater Toronto Area, I highly recommend you see this fabulous place for yourself. Many of our family celebrations have been held at one of these locations. And their food selection during the Chinese New Year is one you won't want to miss.
Why do I love Imperial Buffet?
- All you can eat, and I usually am stuffed by the second round. Seafood, Canadian Food, Italian dishes, made to order steaks and stir fry's, Sushi, salad and soup bar, ice cream sundae bar, and much more!
- There is always room for dessert~ Their dessert bar includes yummy cakes, pies, cookies, and made to order waffles or crepes which I then top with ice cream toppings from the ice cream sundae bar. If you are a fan of chocolate fountains they are usually set up for dinner.
- FREE birthday meal ~ with the purchase of at least one adult meal and with proof of age.
- The selection of dishes to choose from has rivaled any other buffet I have seen. There something to please even the pickiest members of our family.
- Prices vary according to the day and time you visit. Special seniors and children's prices are available too. For great value we usually go to a weekday Lunch sitting. If you are celebrating a special occasion and want extra special items like Prime Rib Roast or King Crab legs, go on a weekend Dinner sitting.
- If you receive a short survey to fill out after your meal (complete with email address) they will send you a newsletter with latest deals and coupons. The ones we look forward to are the "Buy One Dinner or Lunch- Get One Dinner or Lunch Free". The coupons have an expiry, but you can print and use them as many times as you want to in that time period. They also hold promotions where kids eat free-they did this last Halloween.
Are you hungry yet? I know I'm craving tempura shrimp now! Visit Imperial Buffett.com to find a specific location & to find out more about the food selection and promotions offered.
More about the Chinese New Year:
Gong Xi Fa Ca (gung hay fat choy)! That’s the traditional Chinese New Year greeting that means “wishing you prosperity” in Mandarin. The first day of the Chinese New Year – which begins at midnight on January 23, 2012 – is the most important of Chinese holidays. Celebrated by billions in China and by millions of ethnic Chinese around the world. It’s a celebration that lasts for 15 days, culminating with the Lantern Festival. Each year is associated with one of twelve animals in the Chinese zodiac. For 2012, it’s the Year of the Dragon. According to Chinese astrology people born on the year of the dragon are said to be strong, self-assured, eccentric, intellectual, and passionate, among other things.
Have Fun and Play Nice!
*This is not a sponsored post. All views are entirely honest and my own. **Quote and image from earthsky.org