All You Can Eat!
Whenever I see a sign saying ‘All you can eat’, I want to look at it and stare at it, at least until it’s out of my view – whether or not I’m walking, or travelling in a car, bus or train. Something about them intrigues me. I think, “Wow. I must only have to pay a little compared to all the food I could possibly eat!”
However, I have a small stomach. I can’t store a lot of food. I actually really like all-you-can-eat buffets because of the variety of food you can eat. I hate being spoiled for choice; it’s a bad combination with my indecisiveness. But at the same time, a variety is always enticing. As they say, variety is the spice of life. I like having a range of things to choose from and pick.
A few years ago, as a family, we always went to Sizzler, which is described as a ‘casual dining’ restaurant. They have a salad bar, fruit bar, pasta bar, and you can even order grilled munchies from the menu. I loved this restaurant but after going there many times I found myself eating the same things – because I liked them. I loved their flat spaghetti and I absolutely adored the choices that were available for dessert toppings. Oh, and I stacked my spaghetti with a lot of cheese.
My mum actually was bothered by this, because she didn’t see a good reason to go to the restaurant anymore. She found that the foods were very common. My mum’s a great cook – makes lovely salads and totally undeniably awesome spaghetti – I guess she thought it was a waste of money when the food wasn’t ‘out of the ordinary’ or ‘special’. Of course, this makes sense to me, but I still want to eat what I enjoy!
Not only was Sizzler a little far, but I guess we weren’t too keen on the price for food that wasn’t ‘special’. I’m cool with that.
Today a family friend had a birthday and invited us to dinner at an all-you-can-eat buffet. It was madly amazing. I don’t think I’d ever been to the buffet though I had been to the same place where they had a function room – back in 2002 for my sixth grade farewell celebration. (My brother also had his there.) It was a little packed, and the waiters honestly couldn’t keep left. In Australia you keep left when driving, and I guess it’s common courtesy to do so when you are walking down a narrow space and someone is coming from the opposite direction. But the waiters seemed to just walk straight in front of me…?
Doesn’t that annoy you when you sort of ‘bump’ into someone in a narrow space and it gets kind of awkward as you both dodge in the same direction multiple times? Ooops.
Anyway, I thought I’d be eating a lot, which is why I didn’t get too much for lunch today. But as I said earlier, I can’t stomach much. I got a plate with some pork, seafood and rice, and after that, I did want to try more food so I grabbed some other things – this time some fish and spaghetti.
I was sort of looking forward to trying some of the salads, but by the time I was finished with my second small plate, I was full. :( I did like the pork though… and managed to get some more.
Needless to say, I am always disappointed when it comes to parties and occasions with food, since I usually don’t get to try everything before I feel very full. It’s quite a shame.
My brother was concerned about his weight today, but he’s honestly stick-thin. 🙄 I usually am not worried about my weight since I don’t gain weight easily, but I always have to steer clear of desserts and things because of my high cholesterol. :(
At least I ate enough pork not to want any dessert at the buffet today. :B
What do you like to eat at buffets? :D