I am totally serious with this one and I just need to get this off of my chest. Whoever came up with the idea of a Chinese Buffet Restaurant (or CBR) deserves a Nobel Prize. I love these places, and here’s why:
Ever wander into a Chinese Buffet Restaurant? The sights of cheery people conversing over fine exotic cuisine. The smells of General Tso’s Chicken, Sesame Beef, Pork Fried Rice, and all sorts of tasty treats mingling in the air. The simplicity of the silverware: one fork and one spoon, with a napkin folded over top so they don’t get dirty. Aw, it’s just great. And to think, one can experience this mystical place for the mere pittance of $5.95. Yes, my friend, all this can be yours.
And the experience in itself is a pleasure! You go to the Chinese Buffet Restaurant, and walk in the door. The head waiter shows you to your table, and just as you begin to take off your jacket, he asks you what you want to drink from a selection of Coke, Water, or watered down Iced Tea. You inform him of your choice and meander over to the buffet line. Delectable dining awaits as you pick up a gently warmed plate and peruse the feast lit up under a sneezeproof plexiglass shield. Oh, the bounty before you as you grab a serving ladle and drop a heapin’ helpin’ of Mushroom Chicken. Then you drop a few Sweet and Sour Dumplings onto your plate, and a few of those orange frilly-lookin’ things that you don’t recall ever seeing before.
Placing your cornucopia onto your platter, you head back to the table and begin mastricating the savory morsels. Oh, it just can’t be true - but it is! All this for only a few dollars. Simply amazing. You finish your meal and watery iced tea, and the kindly fellow brings you your tab and a little fortune cookie. Such helpful tips in the cookies too! Today’s was: "Life to you is a bold adventure. . ."
It sure is my friend, it sure is. . .
The inspiration of a lunch . . .