As a regular visitor to Gourmet Plaza, Cowgate I had no
hesitation in taking my mother there for a lunchtime treat.
Unfortunately, the owners have fallen into the same trap as another
restaurant down the road, cutting back on ingredients in a naÔve hope
of fighting the recession.
Gone is the hot wok, where you
could select a range of fresh meat, seafood, vegetables and noodles
and have it cooked in a sauce of your choice, as greater emphasis is
put on the dumbed down buffet.
There are now only a handful of
dishes, the crab claws have gone and the crispy aromatic duck has been
replaced by the not-so-crispy chicken.
The prawn crackers may
as well have been made from cardboard, the special fried rice was a
little too ordinary and the only time I tasted a flavour was by biting
into a chilli pepper hidden under my noodles.
isnít my worse buffet experience, having eaten prawn free sesame
toasts in a Soho restaurant, it has put me off from coming here again.
Itís a shame, but the owners have brought it on themselves,
it should be the consumer trying to get value for money not the other
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- April 2009