Monday, March 12, 2018

T Stands For Chinese Buffet


I'm trying to keep it short and sweet this week, after the very long post last T Tuesday.  Several weeks ago, when it was bitterly cold and the wind was whipping up and down the plain, my foodie friend Sally and I were out west on a mission, when she saw a sign for a Chinese Buffet.  She wanted to stop and eat there because she had heard it was good.

This was about the time I started not feeling well, and my photos show it.  I didn't even get the name of the restaurant, which makes me feel bad, because it is a place we had never been before.  Apparently all I got was the vestibule and the doors where you enter the restaurant.

This was about all I ate.  That is tofu soup and I love it.  Please note, you can't even see my drink which was water and lemon, although if you look closely, you can see Sally's water in the blue glass in the back upper right of the photo, along with the straw for her water.   Please don't ask why I had so many used napkins sitting on the table, but just chalk it up to my being sick.  I also ate a bowl of pistachio and chocolate ice cream, so it wasn't a total waste of my $7.00 cost of the buffet.

As we were leaving, I took a couple photos of the fish pond.

If you can't see the water glass on the table, you can see the fish were drinking water which was being filtered and bubbled by this fountain.   I may be grasping at straws on this one, but we have to chalk it up to the slightly ill host not checking her photos before putting the camera away.

Now it's your turn to share a drink related post.  Your post might include photos, a place you visited, movies, postcards, teapots, tea cups, coffee mugs, drink glasses, books, sketches, mixed media, drawings, paintings, tags, scrapbooking, teabag art, or other art that is digital, hybrid, or traditional, as long as it in some way relates back to a drink, any drink, even the fishy kind.  Please share your direct link below and Bleubeard and I, along with the rest of the T gang will be by to visit.



26 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Sorry you felt ill at the restaurant, that must have been a big disappointment. And you did drink the soup....Happy T Day, Valerie

johanna said...

oh elizabeth, i hope you are Feeling better meanwhile! what a pity you could only enjoy small parts of the buffet... i hope your next Restaurant trip will become a good adventure!
happy t-day:)

Meggymay said...

That is such a shame to be feeling ill when visiting a new restaurant, maybe there will be a next time when you will be able to enjoy a meal out there.
The tofu soup looked good and did have a lovely clear broth.
Happy T day wishes Elizabeth.
Yvonne xx


Carol said...

Sorry you weren't feeling well .. Maybe you can visit here again some time in the future.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Thanks for re-living your time at this restaurant - it can't have been good to have lovely food and not be able to enjoy it! I hope you get the chance to go again sometime! Happy T day! Hugs, Chrisx

Lisca Meijer said...

Yes, I remember you saying you had been ill. Poor you. There's nothing worse than feeling ill and having to eat out. Perhap you can visit the restaurant again when you are going in that direction.
Happy T-Day,
Lisca

Linda Kunsman said...

oh dear , so sorry to hear you're ill and weren't able to truly enjoy your meal. At least, that means another trip back :) Rest up and get well soon. happy T day!

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

You certainly didn't get your money's worth at that buffet, Elizabeth. But this post made me smile because of one my first T-parties - where I stretched the rules a bit with my drink reference to "in the drink." I was referring to the fish in Lake Chapala and a piece of postcard art with a koi. It raised some T-lady eyebrows.

I hope you're all better now and have a happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

My name is Erika. said...

Too bad you didn't feel like eating much. It looks like a nice restaurant, and I especially like the little pond with the goldfish. How fun! Well other than the ice cream you had a nice healthy lunch since Chinese food isn't know to be low calorie. :) Happy T day. Hope it's a good one my friend. Hugs-Erika

Kate said...

It stinks to feel ill. I love Chinese food but I don't know if I could eat it when I feel sick. The pond is beautiful and pistachio ice cream sounds yummy. Hope you feel better soon!
Happy Tea Day,
Kate

Halle said...

IT's never fun getting sick...especially when you are out and about.
Hope you are just fine now!
Happy T day!

Rita said...

Sorry you weren't feeling well. I hope you're better now.

kathyinozarks said...

ah no fun feeling ill when going to eat-perhaps you can try the restaurant again sometime-buffets are usually fun too. love the fish
thanks for hosting T for us all

johanna said...

elizabeth, in your comment on my blog (thank you so much ♥) you wrote about rbbb... the stamps i have are old - mostly 20 years or so - but a great part of the rbbb images is still continued at the "stamp francisco" company.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

What a pitty you felt so bad at the time you visited there. Hope next time when you you visit you will be able to enjoy it more! Looks like a nice place to eat!
Happy T-Day Ms Dr.Elizabth!
oxo Susi

froebelsternchen Susi said...

And ♥♥♥ for you lovely comment my friend!

Let's Art Journal said...

The tofu soup looks just the pick me up for when your feeling unwell, I hope you feel much better soon 😁. Thanks for all your kind wishes on my blog and wishing you a Happy T Day! J 😊

Sami said...

Hi Elizabeth, hope you have recovered by now. Seven dollars for a Chinese buffet is quite cheap (for Australian standards anyway).

jinxxxygirl said...

Oh to have to go to a restaurant when you don't feel well.... sometimes just the food smell can make you feel worse! Isn't it funny how the fountains and ponds at almost all the chinese buffets are never well thought out.. How you can still see the bricks the fountains sit on and the water lines.. A bit of camouflaging would go a long way... Ours here is the same way.. Just a little more effort would make it nice.. Well i hope you are feeling better Ms. Elizabeth and i thank you for your nice comment on my post this week. Happy T day! Hugs! deb

Sandra Cox said...

Yikes! Sorry to hear you weren't feeling well. Are you okay now?
The restaurant looked like a fun place to eat. Love the fish pond.

Divers and Sundry said...

I'm sorry you didn't feel well for the meal :( I love a Chinese buffet! I'm glad you got such a good photo of the fish. Aren't they pretty! I hope you're better now.

Thanks so much for all you do.

craftytrog said...

What a shame you couldn't make the most of your visit Elizabeth! The food looks good, and I love the fish pond!
Happy T Day!
Alison xx

Lowcarb team member said...

Such a shame you felt unwell.
I do hope next time when you you visit you will be able to enjoy it more, as it does look a nice place, I like the photograph of the fish.

All the best Jan

Sharon Madson said...

I am here! I made it! LOL Barely! I spy the drink and straw, too! I hope you are feeling better! Lovely photos of the fish. Happy T Day, what is left of it!

Corrine at corrinegilman.com said...

Hope you are on the mend. Being unwell in winter seems worse somehow, as you are stuck in the house most of the time anyway, it's the double whammy for me. I will be sending some healing wishes on the wind. xox

Incipient Wings said...

Chinese food is my favorite..I hope you are much better by now.
Hugs!!