Thursday, February 6, 2014
Wok d'Orient in Libramont-Chevigny, Belgium
Last October, we took a little mid-week trip to Belgium to visit my niece, MO. MO is a nursing student in a little town called Libramont-Chevigny in Belgium. She is on her second year already and has adapted well to her new life there. In the past months, we discussed about the possibility of us coming up to see her and we were so excited. But there was always something that prevented us to do it, mostly with Dad. But Dad was admitted the weekend before and I thought it would work out perfectly if we left on Tuesday afternoon for an overnight stay. Since, SO doesn't have school on Wednesday, she wouldn't miss any classes.
It was a toss-up between Wok d'Orient and Restaurant du Stade (click here for the post) for dinner, but since the latter was closed, we went with Asian tonight. MO was never too big on Asian cuisine, but since her friends are all loving it, she joined the bandwagon. I would have preferred to feast on a bowl of Belgium's finest Moules Frites, but MO was pretty excited to show us the new Asian restaurant in town.
MR and I have eaten at many Asian buffets since arriving in Europe, many I have blogged about, others not. Wok d'Orient was nicely-decorated with a dramatic Asian flair. It smelled and looked new. I also loved that there was a room filled with toys for children to enjoy. Unfortunately, that was mostly its highlights because we were sorely disappointed with the food.
Complimentary Asian Chips. Skip.
Sushi Plate. Wide variety, but baby these were not fresh!!! I wondered if these were industriel.
Steamed Dimsum. Not good. Pass.
SO's plate. Chinese Fried Rice, Fried Shrimp, Sauteed Duck. It was good.
The best thing about the buffet was the Wok section. It's basically like the Mongolian Grills I had in the Philippines. The buffet table had several plates of raw seafood, fish, meats, vegetables, fruits, condiments, spices, and sauces to choose from. I prepared a plate of salmon, cod fish, shrimp, squid, scallops, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, onion, bean sprouts, and mushrooms with the sauce maison. I don't know what the house-specialty sauce was made of but it was pretty good. I absolutely loved this dish! This was stir-fried right before my eyes and made me realize how this could be pretty good and easy to make on busy days at home! I just have to stock up on sauces.
On the way home the next day, we of course stopped in Luxembourg for gas and .... CHOCOLATES!!!
3 Dinner Buffet Adult - 56, 70
1 Dinner Buffet Child - 10, 90
4 Coca Cola - 8,00
TOTAL : 75, 60 Euros
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