So, my sister lives in Brandon, the one in Manitoba – so we try and get there as often as we can for visits with her and the fam (particularly the nuggets of course).
In my books, no visit to Brandon is complete without a visit to Lee’s Buffet. Lee’s used to be Ye’s, but has been under new management for a year or two now. This bad boy is one of the biggest buffets I’ve been to in Canada (nothing really holds a candle to Vegas in buffet land).
Disclaimer: There is a lack of photos occurring in this post, so my apologies. I was busy giving a two-year-old all-you-can-eat ice cream on more than one occasion.
Lee’s has a little bit of everything. There’s the usual buffet fare of jello, salad and fruit. There’s the usual Chinese food offerings with fried rice, chicken balls, sesame chicken, beef and broccoli etc. There’s some fun Asian desserts I don’t know the name of (please help me out if you know!) One consisting of doughy balls coated in sesame with some sort of dark paste inside, one a deep fried won ton dipped in some sort of delectable honey caramel type thing, and the epitome to this lady, the egg tart.
What also sets Lee’s apart is it has a pretty extensive sushi bar. Lee’s isn’t the only place to get sushi in Brandon (there’s five options in total), and it’s not the only all-you-can-eat – but it is a place where you can load one plate with salmon sashimi and another with french fries.
The sushi tends to move pretty fast so is always fresh. The rolls are decent in their art form, especially for the price. There are a lot of takes on California style, but there’s also some nice spicy rolls and the aforementioned salmon.
Lee’s is clean, the food is hot and it’s a very kid friendly joint.