8 ways to enjoy new buffet place The Pantry (GMA News Online)

Sinfully sweet treats at the dessert station

(This feature was published in GMA News Online last October 5, 2015)

Buffets offer diverse food options ranging from hearty meat dishes to healthy greens. The Pantry at Dusit Thani is the newest one I have visited, and it is not your run-of-the-mill buffet.

I confess, I sometimes feel overwhelmed at buffets simply because of the abundance of food. I feel paralyzed and don’t know where to start. So if you’re like me, it’s best to have a game plan to have a good buffet experience. Here are some tips to keep in mind to enjoy The Pantry.

1. Bring a big appetite

Skip breakfast if you know you’re going to have buffet for lunch. Maybe have some coffee and toast, but make sure to leave space for the delicious food you’ll soon have in your belly.

The Pantry has nine global stations: the Chinese bao bar, the Indian Tandoor oven, the brick oven pizza area, the salad station, the seafood station, the carving station, the dessert station, the beverage studio, and a takeaway counter called Grab & Go.

The Pantry observes three to four cycle changes in its menu. “That means, if you come for lunch today, tomorrow and the next day, it would be a different lunch every day,” said Chef Nicolas Issel. “What people really love, obviously we’re going to keep. We’re going to interchange and switch up as I feel is necessary. I always like to change up the technique or the presentation. The change will be a natural progression as we go along.” – See more at: http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/539610/lifestyle/food/8-ways-to-enjoy-new-buffet-place-the-pantry#sthash.C6hOYg1G.dpuf

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