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what items on the buffet do you pass by every time? not necessarily dishes you dislike but ones you just don't eat on a cruise.  

 

here's mine: 

 

*tilapia - too many other options to select, inexpensive bottom feeder doesn't taste bad but im not scooping it on my plate. 

 

*mashed potatoes - I love em but so dense. 

 

*bread - another of my faves, but I avoid it at Sea. i consume too many other empty calories from Cheers package. 

 

pasta - see previous two comments. 

 

 

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5 minutes ago, havanadaydreaming said:

what items on the buffet do you pass by every time? not necessarily dishes you dislike but ones you just don't eat on a cruise.  

 

here's mine: 

 

*tilapia - too many other options to select, inexpensive bottom feeder doesn't taste bad but im not scooping it on my plate. 

 

*mashed potatoes - I love em but so dense. 

 

*bread - another of my faves, but I avoid it at Sea. i consume too many other empty calories from Cheers package. 

 

pasta - see previous two comments. 

 

 

tilapia Mushy. No good. dense mashed potatoes, add butter or some milk from the coffee area. Bread only if it is not hard like a rock. The fish now you pay for. Sometimes they have mahi or grouper or snapper. reasonable price.

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Honestly I am not sure I've eaten at the buffet on any cruise. We normally eat breakfast in the MDR, lunch at bbq, Italian or Guy's, and dinner in the MDR. 

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never once ate dinner in the buffet on the ship or land, at least since high school. We go out to dinner to be served.

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The hockey puc...err I mean burgers

the bacon. Way to dang salty

the desserts

 

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Buffet desserts. They always look better than they taste. Burgers. Pasta.

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Agree with buffet desserts - too often mushy gelatin based that looks pretty, tastes awful.    The exception is cookies - most are pretty good.    We also avoid the pre-cooked scrambled eggs at breakfast - terrible texture and taste; there are usually 'made-to-order' egg options that are much better.   

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Nothing. If there is no extra charge, I'll take it.

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WE don't generally do the buffet for anything but lunch, if we're at the pool.  Not a fan.

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Those gaudy colored tasteless desserts, the mystery fish swimming in suspicious liquid, pre-made scrambled eggs, the over-cooked vegetables which have started looking sort of olive, rather than bright, green.

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12 minutes ago, navybankerteacher said:

pre-made scrambled eggs

When we were on Hurtigruten, whose food is generally QUITE good, I found that either going to the bottom of the pan of scrambled eggs or along the top could sometimes give me what I wanted.  Soft, almost runny.

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Toast not made to order, which has turned to cardboard.

Fried eggs left under a heat lamp.

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Oatmeal; reminds of the glue we made at home when I was a kid.

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2 hours ago, sfaaa said:

Nothing. If there is no extra charge, I'll take it.

With you.

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If I have it regularly at home, and other banal cuisine, then I'll pass in most cases.

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Most all of the desserts and any attempt at white gravy.  It is NEVER gravy like my Momma or even Dairy Queen makes.

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deviled eggs!

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Come to think of it, most of the stuff at the buffet is better left at the buffet.  But,  I have never been unable to find something pretty decent: perhaps just some freshly sliced ham on a soft roll with a bit of lettuce and cut up fruit.  Sometimes the soups are good.

 

I have never been a competitive eater — I would never go up against some of the real contenders I have seen loading and reloading their plates - I wonder if they are readying for hibernation.

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48 minutes ago, tip said:

deviled eggs!

LOL!  Why?  Too dried out?

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15 minutes ago, navybankerteacher said:

I have never been a competitive eater — I would never go up against some of the real contenders I have seen loading and reloading their plates - I wonder if they are readying for hibernation.

That's hilarious!  And I am the Queen of Not Wasting Food so  I hate to see it if they don't eat everything.

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8 hours ago, spookwife said:

The hockey puc...err I mean burgers

the bacon. Way to dang salty

the desserts

 

 

I avoid the actual hockey pucks they serve.

 

They don't taste bad but boy are they tough.

 

Puck in Mouth.jfif

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