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“ADVENTURE FOR YOUR MOUTH!: HANDS DOWN MOST AWESOME BUFFET IN Q-SQUARE” 5 of 5 stars
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Buffet Boutique
4F, No.1 Section 1, Chengde Road, Taipei, Taiwan
02-66171168
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Ranked #1,628 of 8,375 Restaurants in Taipei
Cuisines: Taiwanese
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“ADVENTURE FOR YOUR MOUTH!: HANDS DOWN MOST AWESOME BUFFET IN Q-SQUARE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

This is the most awesome buffet place in Q-Square, and possibly one of my favorite buffets in all of Taiwan...which is saying a lot because I'm a native, I love food, and Taiwan has awesome food.

1) THEY DO NOT TAKE RESERVATIONS:
You must go, wait in line, and they only accept x number of people in the restaurant.

2) THERE ARE FOOD "TOKENS":
This is something I haven't seen often, but they have food tokens. You have unlimited use of these tokens while you are there, but it works like dimsum sort of. You place a token at some of the more "rare-item" chefs, and they cook you that item and a server delivers it to your table while it's piping hot. This is awesome because it means your food is made right there (common problem with buffet), and it's really good.

3) OMG, THE SEAFOOD IS AMAZING!:
There really truly is a lot of sashimi and sushi and oysters and just everything you can think of that's yummy...

4) TEAPOT BROTH:
This looks like a miniature teapot, but is secretly a delicious seafood broth. I'm not sure if I was supposed to eat the seafood they made it out of (it's inside the teapot), but I did and that was yummy too. =)

5) DELICACIES:
There are lots of local delicacies in small bites here; you can try this and if you don't like it you don't feel bad for having wasted much. There are things like abalone, sticky-rice-and-pork-wrapped-in-bamboo-leaves, uni, thousand year old egg, and some stranger things like pig's ear's (don't diss it till you try it, it's quite different texturewise), calf heart, so on so forth. The beauty of it is, you can try small bits, or just split one with your table, so it's mass-sampling of things...

And whatever you like, go back and get more!
6) DESSERTS AND DRINKS:
They have boba milk tea, but they also have guava, mango, and other juices, coffees, teas, etc...

They have tiramisu, chocolate fluffy foam cake (I don't know the English name for it), green tea cake, cheesecakes of many types, egg custards, creme brulee, strawberry shortcake, smoothies, fruit tarts, brownies, and a lot of really pretty cakes. =)

Save room for dessert, basicaly.

Cost is about $30/person after tip. It's worth it though, really fresh and delicious, and totally worth it because you the portions are small and each bite is unique and perfect, and you get to try a lot of cuisine from basically different regions of Taiwan. If you go to Taiwan, this is one of two buffet you should go to. The other one I'd recommend is the Grand Hotel for dinner buffet. A non-buffet place I'd recommend is Xiao Long Bao (They have Michelin stars)...nom nom nom! Happy travels!

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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