Healthy and affordable grill bbq buffet

(BBQ buffet) Score a round of delicious dishes currently storming in Saigon town, yet rare name to get the love of the people crowded like barbecue, or BBQ. It was thanks to the good taste, "began mouth" that this dish has repeatedly led the guests to fire bag by major blow not come that "binge earth". However, since the advent BBQ buffet, many barbecue lovers had the opportunity to eat delicious, well fed but not carry too many worries about money.

BBQ Buffet món nướng ngon bổ rẻ

BBQ buffet good dishes for everyone

(BBQ buffet) Saigon - the Pearl of the Far East have long been known as a culinary paradise with all the Western - new vessel, not only passionate about the '' taste '', '' excellent '' but also about your bold, striking more surely can not ignore the name BBQ buffet - a harmonious combination between baking and food form '' package '' novel.

BBQ Buffet món ăn ngon cho mọi khách hàng

Conspicuously, BBQ delicious, nutritious, it can incorporate different types of ingredients, from meat, fish, seafood until, vegetables, mushrooms and even the viscera, ... It ' 'input' 'This diversity makes BBQ buffet won the hearts of so many people by going together in a family, group of friends who can also enjoy a' gut 'that you love.

Increadible grill buffet

(Buffet barbecue) From time immemorial, barbecue apparently no stranger to the people of the city, especially after Vietnam open to the culinary world, along with delectable BBQ dishes, exotic and under which developed in parallel, from barbecue buffet until skewer, grilled tile, ... all of which would easily be found in the southern city.

Buffet thịt nướng sự hợp ca đến khó tin

Meanwhile, the buffet was rated as strange, however, can not therefore deny the hot of this eating pattern by now the buffet restaurant business also developed rapidly as "mushrooms grow after rain ". The combination of both, as the barbecue buffet accidentally created craze "no light" in Saigon culinary life.

Change your taste with meat buffet in Saigon

(Buffet barbecue) Recently, besides the normal eating pattern forms buffet, also called fun is "how tender package" already won the hearts of many customers. The cafeteria, buffet restaurant business mushroomed, from affordable, "humor" like milk tea buffet, fruit until grill buffet, seafood buffet, ... These places, by promoting the world strong current quickly breathed new life into culinary Saigon.

Buffet thịt nướng đổi gió cho làng ẩm thực Sài Gòn

De facto of grill buffet

(Buffet barbecue) Not only do the barbecue which long Grill was no stranger to the people of Saigon, from pure Vietnamese dishes like bun cha Hanoi, broken rice, baked rolls, ... for to the more modern barbecue buffet, skewer, ..., all have the same characteristics as a delicious and extremely appealing.

Buffet thịt nướng lạ mà quen

Therefore, there will not be too difficult to come across this dish at a street vendors or even luxurious restaurants.

A beacon in Saigonese cuisine buffet

(Eat delicious buffet where) Ho Chi Minh City - one of the economic centers, the largest political long has always been considered a potential land to grow the types of cuisine, with specialties revenge is a mix of many cultures. Therefore, it is not hard to understand when more and more restaurants and cafes with all Western cuisine Tau quickly grow attached that paralleled the emergence of many questions such as Where to eat delicious buffet, eat hot pot where cheap grill, where food hygiene, ...

Ăn buffet ở đâu ngon điểm sáng trong ẩm thực Sài Gòn

Where to have delicious Japanese Italian Korean local buffet cuisine

(Eat delicious buffet where) Ho Chi Minh City has always been considered fertile ground for culinary development, especially in multicultural cuisine. Therefore, more and more restaurants, cafes with all Western cuisine vessels grow quickly, making the choice of the customers also interpret it to widen out.

Ăn buffet ở đâu ngon có đặc sản ẩm thực Nhật Ý Hàn

However, so that the question where delicious buffet style, eat hot pot where cheap grill, where food hygiene, ... once again have the opportunity to headaches diners, not just believers gourmet items, but also ordinary people as well.

Eat delicious buffet where diners warm

Eat delicious buffet where diners warm. (Eat Buffet where delicious) Saigon - most exciting cities nationwide with more than 2,000 km2 area, though not extensive but it is home to a unique cuisine, attractive and extremely diverse, as the focus of delicacies from all parts of the country dirt cake, lotus seed bun cha to hot pot sauce, ... and the delicious "international". However, so that consumers could hardly choose, where delicious buffet, public restaurants ensure food safety and hygiene, ... always the difficult question between the matrix of dining venues in Saigon.

Time for the Rules... Again!

It is a new year and it is time to drag out the Rules of the Buffet. I so wish that some of the buffets would take this list - you can use it with my compliments as long as you give credit - and put it up in their restaurant where it well be seen when customers are coming in. Not only would it make for a much for enjoyable dining experience for the customers but it would save a lot of effort on the part of the restaurant dealing with what happens when some of these rules are not followed.

Khao Kai Nui Viewpoint in Phang Nga

Something new to start 2016! On the first weekend of the new year we did one of our regular "take a drive and see what happens" trips. We aimed for Phang Nga province, over the bridge from Phuket. I was hoping to find Khao Khai Nui (เขาไข่นุ้ย), a viewpoint that features on a lot of Thai websites. We already knew it was to be found behind the village of Thung Maphrao, which is south of Khao Lak, but we'd driven that way a few times in the last year and I'd not seen any obvious roads or big signs saying "This way to the view!". But this time we had a mission, we'd find this viewpoint. All the photos we had seen of Khao Kai Nui were taken early morning, with a beautiful view over misty hills. They call this mist 'Talay Mok', the sea mist. The sea is about 7km away to the west. This would be an afternoon visit, really just to find the place, and we thought - if we like it we'll go again for the early morning view.

We took the long way around, having lunch near Phang Nga Town, and then taking the really nice scenic road from Phang Nga Town to Thung Maphrao passing the road up to Tone Pariwat waterfall where we'd been white water rafting last year. We passed through Thung Maphrao and saw no signs to the viewpoint. Hitting the main Phuket - Khao Lak road we found a sign pointing north, but after driving a few km, we decided this was not correct, as I could see the hill on Google Earth just behind the village. So we u-turned and called a phone number written on that sign. The guy who answered said we should find the market and turn left. He also said we'd maybe struggle in our 2WD pick up truck. We thought "yeh yeh, trying to get some money to drive us up there". Back in Thung Maphrao and driving very slow we saw a tiny sign (in Thai) next to a tiny side road and headed up the hill...

The road .. a few photos ... Started concrete, but narrow, soon became a dirt road. Our truck was not really having a problem. Weather was dry, the dirt road was not slippery, a bit rocky and dusty in places. For sure if there had been some rain, a 4WD vehicle would have been better!

Road to Khao Kai Nui

Near the top of Khao Kai Nui

(above) The worst section was right near the top. In the photo above, where you see white railings, it's a concrete road, but very steep and with plenty of very fine, dry dirt on the surface. We had a little traction issue, some wheelspin and burnt rubber, but just about made the top.

Road to Khao Kai Nui

(above) The last section of road, concrete, steep, dusty. Does not look so bad in the photo! Anyway, we got to the top of the hill, plenty of space to park.

Parking at Khao Kai Nui

(above) Our super truck (it's a Toyota Hilux Vigo Prerunner) at the top of Khao Kai Nui. Coming up on 8 years old, this truck and looking good :)

And what a great view, even in the afternoon with none of that sea mist. There are views all around. The hill is not really high, just over 200m above sea level, but yes, we thought "wow" from the moment we arrived.

Khao Kai Nui View

(above) Our kids enjoy the view

Looking West from Khao Kai Nui

(above) Looking west to the sea from Khao Kai Nui.

From the carpark area, the dirt road carries on a little further, dropping slightly to a basic wooden construction where we found some drinks and basic food for sale and a toilet too. Lovely views here across the hills. Phang Nga is very rural, there are hardly any large towns, it's mostly green hills covering an area many times bigger than Phuket.

Top of Khao Kai Nui

And of course we could see the tents. We had imagined that if we wanted to come again and see the early morning mist, we'd have to wake up at 5am and drive from home, but .. they have tents! When I was a kid our family went camping most summer holidays. We had a large family tent big enough for 4, with a "living room" and a kitchen area too, and electric supply from the car battery! I did more camping on my travels over the years, but I think it's been over 15 years since I last had a night in a tent. But now we're planning for that! A little family adventure :)

Tents at Khao Kai Nui

We asked and found you can hire a tent for 250 Baht per night. Bring your own blanket. They do provide a basic mat and pillow. We'd carry a bunch of bedding in the car. Tents are big enough for 2 people, or maybe just one of me. Hopefully we can do this sometime soon, and this page will be updated! There are also "seaview" tents ...

Camping at Khao Kai Nui

(above) Yes, you can see the sea. It's over there between the land and the sky.

A very successful day out exploring. There's plenty to see on Phuket Island itself of course, but within an easy day trip is Phang Nga province. Khao Kai Nui is easy to reach from Phuket or Khao Lak either with your own transport, or if you do a quick web search you can find some tours that include this viewpoint. I hope to update in the very near future!

Khao Kai Nui Location Map

Jamie's Phuket Review of 2015

Another year over. A new one just begun. What have you done? John Lennon would have been 75 in 2015. My Mum would have been 71, but she passed away in 2014. The last year and a half have been very odd, knowing that Mum and Dad will not visit Phuket again. They came here many times, first in 2002 and the last visit in 2013. In 2014 I visited England twice, and in 2015 I was there again to see my Dad and do some work clearing out their house. Dad has dementia and right at the end of my visit we got him moved to a very good care home where my aunt and cousin both work. So that was a load off my mind. Until my visit in September, the blog had been rolling along nicely with lots of new posts, but since September, the only thing I blogged about was the vegetarian festival which took place in October. Towards the end of 2015 I had little time to blog due to running a busy dive shop, and have not really felt in the mood, plus I had a couple of weeks feeling ill in November, so over the last couple of months we've not done much or felt like doing much except relaxing on days off! In high season I am in the dive shop 6 days per week - come to see me at Sunrise Divers!

Let us begin at the beginning. All the way back in January 2015. A very nice month with visitors from the UK so did quite a few trips out and about including visiting the Big Buddha, the Sunday street market in Phuket Town, the After Beach Bar and a trip I did with my aunt and uncle around the south of Phuket including Rawai Beach, the Karon viewpoint, Phromthep Cape and Ya Nui beach.

The "Wind Turbine" Viewpoint

(above) Ya Nui beach and view from the viewpoint near Nai Harn Beach, January 11th 2015

Later in January we did one of our days when we just "go for a drive" with only some vague ideas, and we found our way to Tone Pariwat Waterfall, and then enjoyed the Sunday market in old Takua Pa Town - about 100km north of Phuket, an easy enough day trip.

Spicy fishcakes for sale

(above) At Old Takua Pa, January 25th 2015

During the early part of 2015, I wanted to blog a few new restaurants, and so we did plenty of eating out :) We found some good places to eat around Phuket Town - check out Krua Suan Cha which isnear the football stadium, Zaab Kafe and Eleven Two & Company which are both in/near the old town.

Fried Laab

(above) Spicy fried Laab, at Zaab Kafe

And I also revisited Rimlay at Rawai Beach in March, I had been for the first time in January with my aunt and uncle and liked it. Right by the sea, great spot for a cold beer :)

Rimlay Restaurant

(above) At Rimlay, Rawai Beach

In February we did a very nice day out in Phang Nga with my cousin and his wife and their young son, plus my wife's cousin's son. We have done trips in Phang Nga Bay many times, this time we got perfect weather for an afternoon trip including Panyee Village (the fishing village on stilts) and James Bond Island. I think this is my favourite day out from Phuket. Read more - Phang Nga Bay Tour.

At James Bond Island

(above) At James Bond Island, February 7th 2015

Koh Panyee - The Floating Football Pitch

(above) Floating football pitch at Koh Panyee, February 7th 2015

Not every trip gets blogged. Sometimes I like to just head out with no direction in mind and take a few photos like one day in March at the Phuket Boat Lagoon, when I found you can climb up the lighthouse and get a great birds eye view - see below ...

Phuket Boat Lagoon Marina

In April, we all went scuba diving as a family for the first time! We had a lovely day at Racha Yai island with 2 shallow dives. Hoping my kids don't grow up and want to be dive instructors like Dad! Please, go earn some proper money :)

Ready for a Dive

(above) Kids in the water, wife ready to go! April 30th 2015

During May and June, there was more food - I blogged Lucky 13 Sandwich near Rawai Beach and re-blogged the well known Phad Thai Shop on the back road of Karon Beach.

Best Phad Thai in Phuket!

(above) Best Phad Thai in Phuket?

Also had a very nice afternoon with my son in May, he came with his Dad on a temple tour in the Thalang area of Phuket .. We did 3 temples in 1 afternoon :)

Photography Boy

(above) My boy at Wat Phra Nang Sang, May 23rd 2015

In June, another excellent Monk family day out .. we went off exploring a big area of Phang Nga province just over the bridge from Phuket, a part of Phang Nga we'd never seen before and it was beautiful - see Exploring Klong Kian, Phang Nga. We found some great views like those below ...

Mangrove canal and view of Koh Daeng

Longtail and view over the water to Phuket

(above) Exploring in Phang Nga province, June 21st 2015

And in June we were in Phang Nga again visiting Bang Pat fishing village. Was a bit of a grey day, so I'd like to go again with some sunshine, but the grey skies did not dim the smiles.

All smiles at Bang Pat

(above) Smiles at Bang Pat, 19th July 2015

At this point, I'd like to say .. I wish I was on holiday here and had many more days out! But of course I am living a kind of "normal" life here with a family, kids, bills to pay and a full time job. Sometimes when I am not working we have days out and sometimes we just do what the kids want. 2015 their favourite thing was wakeboarding, so I have updated the Phuket Wake Park page on the blog (it still needs more updates).

Wakeboard Park in Phuket

(above) My daughter at Phuket Wake Park

In August we had probably the best weekend of the year. Amazing weather, middle of low season, and we went white water rafting in Phang Nga, followed by a night in Khao Lak by the beach. I've done rafting in the past in Africa, Chile and the UK, but it was a first for the family .. a lot of fun - see White Water Rafting.

White water rafting in Phang Nga

(above) Rafting in Phang Nga, August 15th 2015

Khao Lak - Nangthong Beach

(above) My boy and his buddies chillin' at the beach in Khao Lak, August 16th 2015. We stayed at The Leaf By The Sands hotel, very nice - see One Night in Khao Lak.

Later in August, we had the Por Tor Festival in Phuket Town, also called the Hungry Ghost Festival. I'd not seen any of this festival for a few years. It's a real slice of culture.

Red Turtle Cake

(above) Giant red turtle cake offering at the Por Tor Festival

After this festival, well, I was off to England for a couple of weeks, returning for a week in the dive shop and then we had a family holiday in Chumphon, Hua Hin and Kanchanaburi. One of these days, I may start a "Jamie's Thailand" blog! We've been to Hua Hin multiple times, we have a house in Chumphon, but this was a first time in Kanchanaburi and we'll be back there in 2016! Back from holiday, the vegetarian festival had already started and I went to the Kathu shrine on October 20th very early in the morning, saw some slightly crazy stuff and watched the street procession head to Phuket Town - see Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2015.

Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2015 at Kathu Shrine

(above) in Kathu Chinese shrine, before 6am, 20th October

And on the last night of the festival I was in Phuket Town. The last night is nuts. I only attended for the first time in 2014, and will be there again in 2016! See - Last Night of the Phuket Vegetarian Festival.

Last Night of the Phuket Vegetarian Festival

(above) Old Phuket Town, 21st October 2015

So actually, since this I have not posted anything new. But there is new stuff coming! We just found a new viewpoint a couple of days ago, and I feel my slight malaise has lifted with the new year. During the year there are many things that don't get blogged. We have trips out and I take a few photos or we eat at regular places that are already blogged. Often I post new photos on social media - please do follow me on Twitter or Instagram.

An example below of something that was not blogged, a couple of weeks ago .... in a galaxy far, far away. We went to see the new Star Wars. May the force be with you!

See you in Phuket! Happy New Year!

Back to Peking Buffet, Williamsburg, VA

A number of years back in 2007 the Peking Buffet was our first "Best Asian Buffet". They still have the certificate framed in their door's entrance way. It is also listed on their website. This was always a buffet that we looked forward to going to whenever we were in this area. Then about four or so years ago, they added some things and made some changes to what was served on the buffet. I am sure many will like what they added - a section of Thai food and also a Sushi Train. Many will also like the changes to some of the dishes on the buffet toward hot and spicy. We don't really like hot and spicy - and most of the Thai food that is on its own buffet section is also spicy - so the appeal for us to come here was reduced a bit. Where we would have come back more than once, it has become a maybe visit once. It is however the only Asian buffet of any significance remaining in this immediate area. Others that we have been to in the past and have written about are now gone.