Well… We’ve heard before Japanese Buffet, Korean Buffet, International Buffet etc etc. Have you heard before Chinese Buffet?! What if I told you that this Chinese Buffet includes shark’s fin soup, crab and lobster?! Will you be interested?! If you are, check out this deal now!
Chui Xiang Kitchen is previously located at 13 Teck Chye Terrance (Lim Tua Tow Food Street). If you’ve patronise them before, you will probably know that they are famous for their cabbage chicken. Of course they do have other signature dishes too! Recently, they just shifted to the Changi outlet which is located at Changi Village.
This deal seems pretty clear cut at first look. $22.80 for a chinese ala carte buffet at Chui Xiang Kitchen. 50+ dishes plus some one time dishes (mentioned above). In fact, at first look, this deal seems like a pretty attractive one!
Of course, to determine the real attractiveness of this deal, we will need to know the original price for this deal. I called up the restaurant, and came to realise that in actual fact, Chui Xiang Kitchen does not offer any buffet originally. This buffet deal is just a promotion they have with Groupon. Meaning to say, if you did not buy this deal and you walk in to Chui Xiang Kitchen, you are not able to enjoy any buffet. Hence, we are really not so sure how did the original price of the $50 came about. Also, since Chui Xiang Kitchen does not have any website, we are also not able to obtain the full menu of the 50 items available in this buffet. The only information I was told is that for the 5 one time dishes (excluding the crab), they will be served to you all at once after you ordered them.
At $22.80 with over 50+ dishes, and those fixed dishes (which are really good stuff), even without knowing the original price, we can safely say that this deal is a valuable one. We also confirmed that there is currently no other ongoing promotion at the restaurant itself.
However, we feel that there are certain points that you should be aware of. Firstly, since we are not able to obtain the exact menu of the 50 items, one must have some mental preparation that the 50 items may be rather normal dishes that are not really that attractive. Secondly, for the one time dishes, they may come out to be super small portion.Thirdly, do note that the shark fin soup is with crab meat. Our guess is that it is not really those authentic shark fin soup with real shark fin.
While looking up on this deal, we found a few bloggers blogging about Chui Xiang Kitchen. There seems to be a mix of opinion, and we really are not sure who to believe. You may like to check them out below.
In addition, some terms and conditions for this deal are also rather unappealing. For instance, a minimum of two person is required per visit. Those lone ranger, please take note. Also, this deal is not valid on weekend nights. This can be a turnoff for families and friends as weekend nights are normally the time people gather together to enjoy a good dinner. As mentioned above, coupons for this deal is valid till 22 February 2012. However, the coupons are not valid on 16-29 January 2012. As such, the validity period for this deal is in fact rather short (since now is already almost the start of december…)
In conclusion, whether or not you should try this deal out, it’s really up to you. At $22.80 for a buffet, the price is actually very reasonable. However, if you are risk adverse and are very concerned about the 3 points we mentioned above, you may like to give this deal a miss.
Anyone who had patronise this restaurant before, feel free to just share with us your valuable experience below. Considering the fact that information about this buffet is rather limited, I’m sure all of us will definitely benefit from any comments or thoughts that can aid us in deciding whether to buy this deal
Note: The most convenient way to visit the restaurant is by bus. The nearest busstop to the restaurant is bus stop number 99041. The buses available are 2, 9, 19, 59, 89, 109.
Chui Xiang Kitchen
Blk 5 Changi Village, 01-2001
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