Nothing says ‘I love you’ like an all-you-can-eat buffet.
At least I figured that much when we checked out Imperial Dynasty on Country Hills Blvd. for date night this week.
In the grand scheme of buffets, Imperial Dynasty is on the smaller size, while the tables weren’t necessarily buzzing, there were people constantly in and out ordering take-out and picking up.
Our server was very pleasant, while not always prompt, but that’s the best part about a buffet, you serve yourself.
The actual buffet table was short but very sweet. The crispy chicken wings, which were hot out of the kitchen were salty, hot nuggets of lovely. The ginger beef was some of the best I’ve had … ever, though on the sweet side instead of the hot side if that’s your jam.
The hot and sour soup was more sour than hot, but excellent flavour nonetheless. And the fried rice, of which I had more than one helping was excellent. The dumplings didn’t quite make the cut however, as they were a bit pasty, but the filling was great with nice hints of pork and ginger.
Accompanying your usual jello and fruit selection at the end of the buffet was an angel food cake with icing, almond cookies and some sort of jello marshmellow concoction – small white squares of fluffy sweetness. If you know what they are, help a sister out because they were tasty.
After dinner we headed over to the Landmark Cinema’s to recline and check out Wonder. If you have a heart you’ll cry a lot. If you don’t have a heart, you’ll still tear up. The film is a really great portrayal of the importance of being kind, so get your sappy pants on and watch it – or buy the book, because books are the bomb.