Buffet hall <Cafe at Far Eastern> is located in the 6th floor, offering diversified food
(Chinese, India, and Western style) and desserts.
lunch buffet : sent them a survey doc.
table about 40-50% full in today
roast duck is salty, seafood bar person still spoke rude slang.
One case shows Taiwan court-house judged some kind of low-class slang
phrases are not (very) offensive, not a criminal behaviour. (suppose
depends on context ... ) But I dont think that's a 5 star level
Duck breast not bad, they added stir fried vegetables, spare pork rib
with honey, but no hot fish this time, used-plates recycling is quicker that last
time, most of the time, at most 2 plates on the table.
Seafood bar serves tiny snail, tiny octopus, mussel, shrimps, sushi, and
freshly-cut Japanese raw-fish slices : tuna, swordfish, salmon, Great Amberjack(紅魽).
Today I did not see those TWG tea (UDN, Apple Daily 4-4-2018: some
batches of TWG tea were found pesticide exceeding legal standard in
2016, 2017, 2018 ), now seems all are imported from China.
aged 65 or holders with higher class card issued by Far-Eastern, China Trust Bank can
enjoy good price in here !
pic.: only 5 were stacked there, dish recycling is much quicker than
Very few customers (< 20-30%) in here
when I came last time in early Jan.
2018, but about 70 % in today's lunch, however, today's service is lousy, waitresses or bus-girls only cleaned the tableware of 91-92
tables in Bamboo area only once, 2 tables' customers removed by themselves all
used plates to another table nearby. Besides, I heard 2 chefs
behind hot-dish counter spoke some rude or inappropriate slang
Seafood bar nothing too special:
shrimps, crabs, SL snails, scallop, raw fish slices, etc.
Hot dish fish bit smell like a fish,
may be it's normal, chef told me it's a fresh-water bass (鱸).
Some 'popular' hot dishes served not
quick enough. some food-woks were empty for quite a while there a couple of
roast beef area served ribs, but not
enough beef meat attached, Shangri La's served good ribs, and raw oysters before, but not any more.
The braised chicken soup tasted very
greasy for me, maybe others like it ( ps: hot crabs are very salty
once I was here at end of 2017, too many salts are bad for my health. )
According to int'l medical books, sugar
or 糖精 is related to some cancers, so I did not try their cakes,
Indian foods smell good, but those made
me felt full (can't eat too much other foods) quickly, so I decide not
to take it this time.
hot fry little crabs are very salty for me, I
can't have more than one piece, I don't know why ?? I can't find hot
stir fry vegetables in here. roast beef is OK. Hot
dish fish includes Sole and 鱸魚. Most tea packs are
from china, few from Singapore.
(roast beef) is juicy and tender enough for me,
some cold seafood e.g.,
scallop(扇貝) are not served unlimitedly, it may be "out of stock",
compared to Sheraton, Shangri-La's allows you to use tongs to take
Japanese sashimi (raw fishes) slices, not chopsticks only.
Sept. 12, 2015,
3 kinds of seafood cold dishes: 曼波魚腸、shrimp、etc
and Japanese sashimi (raw fishes) slices。
Oct. 4, 2013, lunch
In seafood bar, there're 3 kinds of cold dish sea food - small snails,
small octopus, and M shrimps; 3 kinds of raw fish slices.
Others are about similar to those before.
Sept. 23, 2013, lunch
New India chef just came and is serving Indian cuisine counter ...
June 20, 2013, lunch
(1) seafood bar : shrimps, S snails, fish colon; 3 kind of raw fishes.
(2) Western food include roast beef Prime. several Mandarin
(3) 5 India dishes, 5 Candonese dim sum.
Jan. 23, 2013, lunch
(1) seafood bar : If you like top seafood like raw oyster, Sheraton
and Hyatt (lunch & dinner) probably are better choices
afternoon tea buffet provides with raw oysters, but lunch and dinner
only have cooked oysters.
Today in Shangri-La's seafood bar I don't see large clams, large
scallops ... there're 3 kinds (small snail, M-L shrimps, etc), and 3
kinds of raw sliced fishes sashimi that available in most 5 star hotel
(2) others about same as before, about 5 kinds of Candonese dim-sum, India food area
(about 6-7 kinds ),
Mandarin hot dishes, western hot dishes...
(3) I ate lots of cooked vegetables instead of meat, but I still felt heaty
(火氣大 traditional Chinese medical practice terms).
Dec. 7, 2012, lunch
(1) seafood bar : 3 kinds, shrimps, M-sized clams, etc, Japanese
raw-fish sashimi includes Seriola dumerili, salmon, sailfish/swordfish.
(2) others about same as before, 5 kinds of dim-sum, India food area,
Mandarin dishes, western dishes...
Sept. 24, 2012, lunch
Seafood bar : 3 dishes shrimps,
large-sized clams, etc, and
Japanese raw-fish sashimi.
(2) Specials offer Middle-Autumn (moon) festival various BBQ meats (9/20-9/30).
(3) hot dishes includes one French and one Italian cuisine.
(4) Mandarin cuisine includes Wok-fried minced shrimps wrapped with
March 29, 2012, lunch
(1)Sea food bar is about same as before.
(2)Movenpick ice cream 3 kinds: vallina、chocolate、straw-berry,
fruit-sorbet 3 different kinds : mango, banana, berry.
(3)roast beef fine, sort 'bloody', but Korean wok-fried meat is tough &
hard to chew.
March 2, 2012, lunch
The most "worth the value" stuffs in all 5
star hotel restaurants usually are :
(1) seafood bar : 3 different Japanese raw-fish sashimi, and small
clams, snails, normal sized shrimps. But they don't provide raw oysters,
while Sheraton, Hyatt do.
(2) roast beef : it's OK, but not very juicy/bloody.
(3) ice cream: 6 different kinds in here, 3 of them are sorbet - mango,
banana, and berry.
ps: waitress is willing to help elder people to have a seat.
Dec. 12, 2011, lunch
clams are larger than before in this year.
Candonese chicken is very tender, I don't see any other "big" dish
excited me like bake oysters shown there last time.
Nov. 21, 2011, lunch
Roast "prime rib" good, but no bone attached.
No raw oysters, but provides baked oysters. Late birds got octopus
sashimi, in addition to salmon and
blue marlin/sailfish/swordfish sashimi.
(in seafood bar) taste bit sweet, very good! Deep fried tiny
crabs (can eat it all) are interesting, but not hot enough.
Mandarin/Chinese dishes are added, western and India cuisines are fewer.
Oct. 12, 2011,
Scallops, shrimps, raw fish sashimi in seafood bar come from local Taiwan.
Some mandarin side dishes like pig-ear, pork-tripe etc , western cuisine Mutton chop
rib are delicious.
6 kinds of ice cream are imported, world top brand.
Oct. 19, 2011, lunch
new dishes : Swiss pork, Spanish chicken ...
new Dim-Sum: steam shrimp dumpling.
Sept. 19 & 29,
similar food as before.
July 29, 2011 lunch
Something new in seafood bar : knife clam, Xi Shi clam(西施貝),
tender : roast beef and Korean style wok-fire beef slice with Korean
June 10, 2011 lunch
Exotic Mid-East festival, BBQ beef is very juicy and tender.
May 6, 2011 lunch
No oysters, 2 different kinds of raw fish sashimi, snails are small sized.
6 kinds of Movenpick ice cream/fruit sorbet. Most
Indian dishes are replaced by Chinese food.
According to Medical cancer-disease studies, steak (roast beef) 1/3 done
is better than half done, half done is better than 3/4 done. (TV channel
57, May 12, 2011 9:00-10:00pm) Today I can not have beef that
Mar. 6, 2011
Roast beef are very tender, not "bloody".
About 2 different kinds of raw sliced fish sashimi, and small snails, etc.
During Flu season, I like their "Bamboo trees" seats to keep distance with
rec. on file :
In late 2005, Raw oysters are just displayed (not attached to shell) on the shell (look like fresh live
shell oysters ) .
Sept. 2006: I randomly took 2 raw oysters, they are live & shell
smell all right; roast beef/steak not very best class, but better than Sherwood's.
Oct. 2007: some raw oysters are placed (not attached to) on the shells.
Jan-Mar., 2008, I had some afternoon-buffets offering some
hot, lunch dishes .
June 29, 2009 : no raw shell oysters , they provide cooked
field snails and clams instead, and dark-red color raw
tuna (but it's not Taiwan's best "Black tuna" ).
Beijing duck and roast beef & rib as usual.
July 7, 2009 lunch : no field snail, no raw oysters, no roast ribs,
tiny broken shell-pieces in clams, well-done roast beef. America
Gourmet Classic regional favorites from July 1 to 19.
Till around Nov 2009, they have several package deals for coupon buyers,
about NT499 per customer for lunch ( 4 guests for the price of two ) and
other special prices, which only offered to Far Eastern Platinum card
holders before. (need to call them for details)
July 15, 2009 lunch : no broken shell pieces in clams, roast beef
May 24, 2010 lunch : Sunday buffet is better than
weekday's, price is higher too.
field snail, raw fish sashimi, steam oyster (no raw
shell oyster), BBQ steak and rib (a little skinny).
July 14, 2010 lunch : No ribs,
oysters and field snails. Seafood bar only offers sashimi (2 types -
salmon and sailfish/swordfish/blue marlin), S sized clams, XS octopus, fish intestines,
shrimps. Sashimi cut and served slowly, service not very
steak OK, some Chinese-style roast duck not juicy - hard
to swallow for me.
Small number of field snails available, soon all gone. Better to
be a early bird.
Mango creations in hot dishes and salad, etc till Aug 15.
Yesterday is Moon (middle-autumn) festival, a major Chinese festival.
Lots of beef ribs, some field snails.
I found Indian dishes are replaced by Chinese cuisines. (perhaps one
weekday becomes India night)
2 types of raw fish sashimi - salmon and sailfish/swordfish/
clams, small octopus, shrimps, mussels, no oysters. steak almost
well-done (no ribs), 6 kinds of Movenpick ice cream/sorbet (berry fruit). Chinese cuisines
include roast duck, Candonese BBQ pork.
Dec. 27, 2010 lunch
middle part of roast beef are very tender and juicy.
Shell oysters not available.
|5 star sashimi
◎ Apple Daily, UDN , Nov. 2, 2017: Large fishes
in deep sea like Tuna, Swordfish, Shark, Oil fish(Escolar) etc
have too many methyl mercury (CH3)2Hg, may cause heavy metal poisoning.
Try not eating too many (less than 35g per week).
◎ all media (Nov. 3, 2013): Having deep-sea large
fishes - better 2 times per month.
◎ TVBS (8:25am, 11.14.2011)
― expert M.D. suggests :
we better have Japanese fresh sashimi
per week no more than :
15 pieces of Salmon ;
12 pieces of Sword-fish/blue marlin;
10 pieces of black(dark) Tuna;
to avoid having too much pollution
(Chinese Chemical name : 甲基汞),
since larger fishes eat all smaller
sized fishes in the sea. Black Tuna usually are worse
than the sharks.
◎ TV news reported (May 12, 2011東森財經台,
channel 57), medical studies showed : steak 3/10 done is less likely to
cause cancer, half done till 7/10 done may increase 20% probability
Those steak's "blood" actually are not blood, instead of, are nutritious
element Myoglobin, Chinese namely "肌蛋白".
◎<Apple Daily News> Taiwan, Mar. 16, 2012
(1) People with Diabetes, Nephropathy, Gout, Bulimia, Body Mass Index>=27
(fat person) should not go to buffet restaurants.
(2)Max - once per 2 weeks, or once per month, each time have 70%-80%
(3)Best to worst - 5 star buffet, afternoon tea buffet, hot pot buffet,
roast meat buffet, pizza buffet, American style fry chickens
(4) drink: choose black coffee, or sugar-free tea.
(5) No pie or pastry cakes, choose soft-texture cakes (海綿或戚風蛋糕。).
(6)As for American food buffet : BBQ grill chickens better than fry
chickens, thin pizza better, no pepperoni or sausage pizza, Vinaigrette
is better than salade dressing.
(7) Soup or salad first, clear soup better than corn potage
(8) Each plate divide 4 parts ― 2 for vegetables, 1 for meat, one
for rice/bread, after meal have 1 plate of fruits.
(8) Hot-pot buffet : no 丸 or 餃, no soup in the pot.
◎ <United Daily News> Taiwan reported
Taiwanese love all you can eat buffet, this kind of restaurants are
◎ <Apple Daily>, Jan.
About 40% Taiwanese family, at least one member in
his/her family is over-weight.
Almost 60% Taiwanese family with 2 member over-weight is caused by
eating too much in every meal.
◎ <Apple Daily>, Jan.
31, 2013: MD 祝年豐 advices Taiwanese people better not choose
all-you-can-eat buffet restaurant to avoid having Metabo Syndrome, int'l
and local studies found if both parents are fat (Metabo), the
probability that their children is/are fat is 4.6 times than normal
◎5 star restaurants
suppose do better clean work than ordinary restaurants do.
◎ 'poisonous' materials /ingredients
were found in many restaurants, night markets in Taiwan...
★ TTV news 2-27-2015
Buffet triple your stomach in size
A study found 65% buffet
restaurant customers' ，gastric capacity increased from
about 800 c.c. up to 2000~3200 c.c.,, which can be main reason to
be a fatty. M.D. advices it's better to
take one's time in eating, chew carefully and
swallow slowly, and not have too much food.
Apple Daily, 2.27.2015
Advice by Liu (台安醫院營養師劉怡里): In
buffet restaurant, better first of all have high-fiber and
high protein food, such as vegetable salad,
defrosted frozen tofu, etc, then have low-fat food like fish, shrimp,
crab, oyster, etc seafood, at last to eat beef, pork, those red-meat,
besides, after buffet meal, have a sugar-free green tea, or black
coffee, and take a walk for 30 minutes. You better have all-u-can-eat
buffet once per 2 weeks.
bigger gastric capacity
time in eating, chew carefully and swallow
slowly, and not have too much food to control your
have a sugar-free green
tea, or black coffee, and take a walk for 30
if u already got a big
u should eat less food, try having more tofu and
situation (meal control fails), advice surgery