I am actually avoiding buffet meals as I cannot control myself.
I go back and back and back, and then some.
In particular I love the dessert and usually end up having 4 or 5 of these.
I mostly feel quite ill when I am finished, so best I avoid them as YES I eat way too much at a buffet -love food!
I rarely find food I like at a buffet, most of it having been under the heat lamps too long, so I usually don't overindulge too much, except, like Finy, with dessert. Since dessert is essentially "free", I also tend to go back more times than I should.
I went to one yesterday for Mothers day, and had 1 slice of bread two little eggs.
I felt bad, because the person paying may not have thought it was worth the $38.oo per person paid.
I certainly didn't!!
I am not a buffet fan at all,even with my favourite, glorious Thai Buffet which is held each weekend at a truly superior Thai Restaurant here! I have the smallest (my son says CHILD size!) appetite known to man,so I just do not EVER get my money's worth! I detest that bloated feeling when we over-eat and so I simply do not put myself in that situation.!
The range of food was fabulous, but I just chose the 'made on the spot' small Omelette, with choice of inclusions, some Scrambled Eggs, Grilled Tomato, & Asian Noodle Salad.
I don't like 'heavy' food at that hour, 10.30am, & the other items' we're not suitable to me, although they looked good.
The variety of Dessert was tempting, but I just stuck to Fresh Fruit & Bread & Butter Pudding, which was superb! I had a 'seconds' of that!
Can't stand seeing people 'pile' their plates with food, then leave some of it. Their 'eyes' bigger than their stomachs', in public eateries'. They're just like 'pigs' at a trough.
This didn't happen here, as was a Military Club, & people more well mannered!
So, no, I don't eat 'way too much at buffets', never have, never will!
If there is seafood available, yes. 30-40 oysters presents no problem. Prawns, just a couple, lobster, just a taste.
Desserts, a little bread and butter pudding.
Already chopped spring onions, buckets full.
My 2 older friends & my self do The Star buffet for our Christmas outing lunch very year. As Iím now in my late 60ís, I canít eat as much as I used to years ago! I always have heaps of fresh prawns,
(not much taste though) & try & find other food I mightnít cook at home, & then thereís the DESSERTS! Iíll always try 1 each of those. Luckily, they are very small servings. I never eat the bread rolls. They fill you up to much.
No, I am not a glutton. I avoid buffets. I usually take one plate of food and don't go back. Buffets make me feel too "visible" and I sort of prefer my food to be a bit more private. All the people pawing at and breathing on the food make me uncomfortable.