What's on the menu?

What's on the menu?

Monday, 20 June 2016

Shangri-La Mansfield Chinese Buffet Review

Chinese Buffets seem to be a bit different in Mansfield to what we would usually expect with the likes of May Sum and Flamming Dragon offering you the chance to pick and choose what's in front of you. At Shangri-La in Mansfield Woodhouse things are a little different as you choose what you want from the menu and it's bought out to your table

Shangri-La Mansfield Woodhouse

With the buffet menu starting from a very reasonable £11.50 (£12.80 with Seafood and Extra options, £14.99 if you want to add Crispy Duck). On arrival we had a big bowl of prawn crackers bought to the table whilst we pondered what to choose

Prawn Crackers bought straight to your table

Starters at Shangri-La

We decided to start with a selection of four items from the starters menu Satay Chicken on Skewers, Smoked Shredded Chicken, Chicken Wings with Salt and Pepper, as well as some of the Seaweed.

Our Starters at Shangri-La Woodhouse, Satay Chicken, Salt and Pepper Chicken Wings, Shreddded Chicken and Seaweed
The first thing we noticed when tucking into our starters was that they came out all piping hot. There was nothing on the plate that we feel wasn't straight from the oven. We both dived in to the Satay Chicken first and were delighted with a thick, warming peanut sauce with a little bit of heat. This was the kind of sauce you'd love with a plate of thick cut chips. Combined with succulent quality cuts of chicken we'd happily order it off a menu.

The rest of our starter consisted of a very nice crispy seaweed, some shredded chicken which was a little on the dry side and could have done with a bit of a sauce as an accompaniment

The Salt and Pepper Chicken Wings were very easy to eat with a lovely contrast from the salt and pepper alongside meat almost ready to fall off the bone. Well worth adding to your plates.

Once you've finished with your starters at Shangri-La Mansfield you have the decisions of what to choose for mains. Sadly there's no mix and match but it does add a more formal feel to the buffet experience

Our Mains at Shangri-La

Our mains also came out piping hot. They were all well cooked, with plenty of sauce and with a decent amount of meat per plate.

Chicken in Hot Chilli Sauce
Shredded Beef
Squid with Ginger and Spring Onion
Mussels with Green Peppers in Black Bean Sauce
Sweet and Sour Chicken Balls

We really enjoyed our experience at Shangri-La. So much so we'll likely be back again in the not too distant future. The food was good, value was excellent and that makes for a great Chinese buffet for us to review.

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