Shanghai Buffet Restaurants
Heyuan is a buffet restaurant that mainly serves barbecue and hot pot. The prices are quite reasonable, and the hot pot is all you can eat within a period of two hours. You are strongly advised to order barbecue first and then enjoy the hot pot, as the house hot pot is a great palette cleanser after eating barbecue.
The hot pot, made of crucian carp with chrysanthemum (菊花鲫鱼锅), consists of several ingredients that can help to fend off sickness, including chrysanthemum, white fungus, wolfberry and rock candy. The dish is quite healthy. It has a fresh and sweet taste and can help remove the greasy feeling of the barbecue. The crucian carp and fish balls that are blended into the hot pot base are very nutritious as well.
Address: 2nd Floor, Changhang Building, 800 Zhangyang Road, Pudong New Area (浦东新区张杨路800号长航大厦2楼).
Chinese name: Kao Boshi （烤博士）
As a buffet restaurant that mainly offers barbecue and hot pot, this location provides you with several different buffet options at different prices.
Besides the buffet dishes, you can also order a special dish of fried rice that you can cook yourself at the table for a little extra entertainment. If you want to experience the fun of cooking by yourself — or to let your children do so without having to clean up afterward! — feel free to order this house specialty.
Address: 2nd Floor, Agriculture-Industry-Commerce 118 Square, 1685 Jingshajiang Road, Putuo District (普陀区金沙江路1685号农工商118广场2楼), near to Zhenbei Road (近真北路).
This buffet restaurant specializes in Japanese cuisine. When you enter, you will notice 12 food windows with different styles of food, including sushi, stretched noodles, izakaya (居酒屋), fried shrimp and many more Japanese specialties.
Even though this is a buffet, the dishes are cooked quite carefully. The boiled pumpkin with five vegetables (五金蔬菜南瓜煮), for example, though made up of five common vegetables, is specially dealt with beforehand. The shitake mushrooms are stewed with pork belly, while the bamboo shoots are boiled in chicken soup. The pumpkin is blended with fish and kelp to freshen the palate. Such cooking methods not only retain the individual taste of each vegetable, but they also add a layer of animal fat, making the nutrition more balanced. It is especially suitable for ladies and children.
Be sure to make a reservation here, as the restaurant fills up quickly.
Address: 4th Floor, 951 Hongxu Road, Changning District (长宁区虹许路951号4楼), near to Yanan West Road (近延安西路)).
I updated this article on February 11, 2014
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